CBD – the latest must-use ingredient that everyone seems to be talking about… but what does it really do? “Cannabis has a variety of potential health benefits – especially to the skin,” explains Alexis Granite, consulting dermatologist for Kiehl’s. “It has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which helps aid rejuvenation as well as soothing dryness and unwanted irritation. It is also antibacterial making it great for those who are prone to acne.” Read on to discover the five CBD-rich skincare saviours we cannot get enough of…
Cleanse refresh and calm troubled complexions with this non-comedogenic face wash which helps to unclog pores and gently purify the skin. Try massaging in to wet skin until you create a light foam, then simply rinse with warm water. “This is gentle enough to be used twice a day and is ideal for all skin types – particularly problematic, sensitive and acne-prone,” explains Alexis.
Reap the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of CBD while you sleep with these calming night drops. Also enriched with strawberry, flax, camellia, poppy and sunflower seed oils, they work to combat redness, uneven texture and blemishes and aid overall skin recovery.
Calm irritation, enhance hydration and safeguard against environmental aggressors with this lightweight oil which is packed with omega-rich cannabis sativa seed oil, shiitake mushroom and ashwagandha root. “Studies suggest that CBD acts as a potent antioxidant and an adaptogen which helps to build cellular health as well as delivering visible stress-relief to the complexion,” explains Wren McMurdo, Creative Specialist at Herbivore Botanicals.
This lightweight oil is an essential for reducing redness, irritation and unwanted blemishes. “It’s packed with 96% naturally-derived ingredients including sativa hemp seed and oregano oils to help fortify the skin’s barrier and balance hydration,” says Alexis. Pat a few drops on to cleansed skin to calm, soothe and relieve discomfort in an instant.
For the ultimate bedtime treat, try massaging these soothing sleep drops into your skin before your moisturiser to aid recovery and healing. “They are a fantastic anti-inflammatory and really relieve the skin from visible stress,” says Maria Hatzistefanis, Founder of Rodial. Alongside a high dose of CBD (250mg to be exact), these high-performance drops are also packed with chamomile extract, radish root ferment, squalene and collagen to nourish, rehydrate and comfort.