Cannabis. Its use has been a polarizing issue in society for years now and many are for the recreational and medicinal use of it, while others are vehemently against it, saying it is a gateway drug to more dangerous and illegal drug use. However, cannabis, or marijuana, has in fact been found to have several health benefits. In fact, its health benefits have even been used in beauty and skincare products. The rise of what people call “cannabis beauty” has changed the way makeup and skincare companies design their products.
Cannabis beauty as a growing industry
According to CNBC, the “cannabis beauty” or “beauty and the bong” industry is potentially worth $50 billion to $100 billion. This is indicative that people are not only paying attention, they are in fact, using these “cannabis beauty” products in their daily skincare and beauty regimen. But what exactly is “cannabis beauty”? “Cannabis beauty” refers to the range of makeup and skincare products that are “laced with CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and marijuana.” Independent investment bank and financial services company Piper Jaffray’s senior research analyst Erinn Murphy told CNBC that “We have seen a high level of interest in cannabis beauty from retailers over the past month based on our store checks and incremental launches. We expect further retailer developments in the coming months…Google search trends suggest consumer interest in cannabis beauty has been picking up over the past year.”
Cannabis beauty health benefits
While most people know about the benefits of recreational or medicinal use of cannabis, it is interesting to find out the health benefits of “cannabis beauty” and how cannabis is applied to makeup and skincare products. According to Allure, topical CBD is used for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic or pain-killing properties and benefits. After all, New York City dermatologist Dendy Engelman says that inflammation is the primary concern when it comes to skin issues. Back in 2014, a study found that CBD helped decrease acne breakouts by regulating oil production in the sebaceous glands.
CBD oil health benefits
Note that genuine “cannabis beauty” products are those that contain CBD oil. Some products are being marketed as CBD beauty but have hemp seed oil instead. Cannabis oil or CBD oil has long been used to treat pain. In fact, Healthline reports that it has been used to address pain since 2900 B.C. In addition, CBD has been found to alleviate anxiety and depression, as well as cancer-related symptoms. Specifically for “cannabis beauty,” its CBD oil can have several skin benefits, including the reduction of acne.
In light of the growing demand for “cannabis beauty” makeup and skincare products, we’ve rounded up the best rated favorites that people are loving right now. Don’t take our word for it, but these CBD oil loving makeup and skincare users vouch for these products. Check them out below.
1. HERBIVORE Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil
This exquisite oil is specifically designed so you can get the most out of CBD with its premium organic, Colorado-grown full-spectrum CBD. It contains 100mg of full-spectrum CBD that is minimally processed so that its original and powerful cannabinoids from the plant is kept intact. The result Skin that is calm and beautiful. This Emerald oil from Herbivore contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, which strengthens the “entourage effect” that lets cannabinoids work together to boost the effects of full-spectrum CBD versus processed, isolated forms of CBD. This magnificent oil also contains Cannabis Sativa or hemp seed oil that is packed with amino acid rich oil that restores moisture and adds a natural glow to skin, as well as Ashwagandha, an herb used in Ayurvedic healing practices that helps skin deal with environmental stressors. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with a recommendation rating of 84% at Sephora.
Promising review: “I love this stuff. I had gotten a sample bottle and I was hooked, which is rare for me. My skin looks fantastic and healthy. I even use some of it around my eyes, which really helps on the days that I wake up with puffy eyes. The cannabis smell never bothers me and it actually goes away very quickly. I finally got myself a full size of this bottle. Completely worth the price and love that it’s cruelty free.” LadyX
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2. HIGH BEAUTY High Five Cannabis Seed Facial Moisturizer
A relatively new player in the beauty and skincare industry, High Beauty offers cannabis-laced products for the skin that’s light and easy to apply. This concentrated moisturizer is formulated with a high level of cannabis sativa seed oil from hemp and potent plant actives that instantly absorbs for quick hydration. It contains 20% cannabis sativa seed oil and contains hydrating flavonoids from red grape, broccoli, and black cumin. Effectively helps calm and soothe skin. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with an 85% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Not to be dramatic, but this product has absolutely changed my life. I have very dry, very sensitive, rosacea skin. I have tried every brand on the market targeted for redness and this, this is it. The price is right. It delivers more lasting moisture than you would believe, without clogging pores. It does well at balancing even when my skin is inflamed from trying other products. My redness and rosacea nearly disappeared within the first week of using this. It smells like grass, but the smell dissipates. After a while, you won’t even notice the scent.” Alliecl
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#Repost 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 @stilettosandsincity ・・・ Monday’s Breakie with a side of CBD🌿 lately my go to is sunflower toast, topped with honey butter and berries….a little green smoothie and a side of calming @thelordjones royal oil, these CBD infused products help soothe, relax and hydrate. Now available @sephora . . . #fromabove #onmytable #tablesituation #onthetableproject #flatlaythenation #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlay #flatlayoftheday #pattysflatlay #stilettosandsincityflatlay #thelordjones #stilettosandsincity #sephora
3. LORD JONES High CBD Formula Body Lotion
Don’t you just love a product that provides total relief? Lord Jones’ High CBD Formula Body Lotion is a restorative, extra-strength CBD-infused moisturizing lotion that provides a cooling sensation upon contact. It’s powered b CBD derived exclusively from hemp cultivated in the USA. It is non-psychoactive and contains no THC. Instead, it nourishes with shea butter that provides natural vitamins and fatty acids to keep skin moisturized and Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate that provides a relieving, cooling effect. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Promising review: “This was my first time using a CBD product and I can honestly say, it’s life changing. I have chronic neck, shoulder and back pain, and I also suffer from migraines and TMJ. I use this lotion nightly and I’m able to sleep way better. It really takes the pain away and I feel incredibly relaxed. It also doesn’t dry out my skin and isn’t sticky. I recommend this to everyone!” PotoulaA
4. JOSIE MARAN Skin Dope Argan Oil + 100 mg CBD
While Josie Maran is one of the pioneers of argan oil as a beauty elixir, the brand now offers CBD-inflused beauty staples such as the Skin Dope Argan Oil + 100 mg CBD, which combines the benefits of both CBD and argan oil in one very nourishing formula. It effectively targets redness, dryness, dullness, and uneven texture thanks to its unique formula. It contains 100% pure argan oil that’s packed with with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E to nourish and protect skin, as well as CBD-rich cannabis sativa hemp extract that soothes and relieves skin. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with a 95% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “One of the best products I’ve ever used. I’ve been dealing with dermatitis on my face for the last few years and even prescribed medication wasn’t cutting it. This product got it under control in 2 days. Its also reduced my blackheads and my face feels so hydrated after applying it. Will repurchase.” R. Hernandez
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Exciting news for our neighbors up North! Hello, Calm is now available at @SephoraCanada! 🇨🇦 Now our Canadian friends can experience the soothing and hydrating benefits of this dreamy, creamy, nourishing mask with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil from Hemp. 💚 Have you tried it yet? #discoverorigins #parabenfree
5. ORIGINS Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
If you have dry skin, go for a mask that hydrates, calms, and relaxes, just like Origins’ Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating face mask. This ultra hydrating mask is powered by natural cannabis sativa seed oil that instantly calms skin, reduces inflammation, and de-stresses skin. It’s rich in essential omega-6 and omega-3 acids so your skin stays nourished. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with a 94% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I love this mask! I have sensitive, combination skin and after using this mask 2-3 times a week my skin feels so much healthier. I never feel sticky or oily after using it. My skin discoloration, dryness, oily nose, and clogged pores look immensely better and I feel like I have a nice glow.” Hanna Stroom
6. CANNUKA CBD Cleansing Body Bar, 6.5 oz./ 190 mL
Indulge in this luxurious body bar that provides a rich, full lather that leaves you feeling refreshed and pampered. It cleans, conditions, and smoothens the skin thanks to its natural contents, which include spring water, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, manuka honey, shea butter, high oleic sunflower, and an essential oil blend of tea tree and black pepper. It also contains hemp oil and 50mg of CBD isolate. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “This cleansing bar is amazing! My skin feels super soft and silky after use. It lathes easily and smells wonderful — definitely gives sos vibes. It exceeded my expectations and I love it!” Leveda W.
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Product of the week – Tissue Repair Serum with 250 mg CBD. Enjoy this refreshing product morning and night on every day of the week. 💚 The upshot is that this I Pekar product is real serum – many products that are sold as serum on the market are actually oil based, so be sure to check the ingredients or test the product if you can before a purchase. Serums and face oils has different functions and position in your skin care routine. Comment below if you would like us to explain the difference in a future post 😉 #skincare #skincareroutine #skin #face #love #selflove #selfcare #beauty #esthetics #natural #naturalbeauty #organic #vegan #crueltyfree #greenbreauty #plantbased #cleanbeauty #cbd #cbdmovement #cbdlove #cbdbeauty
7. Ildi Pekar Tissue Repair Serum Infused with CBD Oil, 1.1 oz./ 30 mL
Go deep into your cells to regenerate skin with this cannabis oil infused tissue repair serum, which is packed with aloe vera juice, vitamin C, vitamin B3, and hyaluronic acid that together plump and nourish the skin. It also contains bilberry extract, organic sugar cane and maple, organic orange and lemon extract, cucumber extract, vegetable-derived probiotics, and 250mg of CBD oil. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
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We use the term “full-spectrum” to describe a product that maintains the fullest expression of the plant as possible. For facial care, this means that we retain all residual cannabinoids, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids, and select terpenes that enhance efficacy without irritating the skin… 📸 @shaughnandjohn #hemp #hempoil #cannabis #cannabisoil #cbd #cbdoil #cbdbeauty #cbdskincare
8. FLORA + BAST Age Adapting CBD Serum
This unique serum from Flora + Bast is an oil-only serum that contains over 300mg of CBD that effectively reduces redness, clears blemishes, and restores your skin’s youthful appearance. It contains phyto-cannabinoid rich cannabis oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil. This 100% THC-free Age Adapting Facial Serum contains ingredients sourced from cannabis directly from farms that employ sustainable farming practices. This formula does not contain sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars with an 87% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I have struggled with perioral dermatitis for about two years now, off and on antibiotics. I’ve tried literally everything from changing my diet to wearing makeup less, using only clean skincare products…the list goes on. This is the first product that I can say with confidence has made a massive difference in my skin. The redness and bumps have nearly disappeared. I put it on once a day, a little goes a long way. I don’t find it greasy or heavy at all. I’m adding this to my skincare routine forever!” Ana Kristin
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Ingredient spotlight 🔍💫🌱 Helichrysum – also known as “immortelle” for its anti-aging and healing properties. It’s one of the 20 potent botanicals in our Luxury Beauty Serum revered for its regenerative, clarifying benefits + healthy skin cell turnover. This powerful ingredient has been used for centuries to soothe complexions and turn back the hands of time. We‘re obsessed☝️🌿 . . . . . . #luxurycbd #helichrysum #sephorabestseller #sephoraskincare #sephoranewness #sephoralaunch #cbdskincare #skincareblogger #skincarebloggers #cbdbeauty #beautyjunkie #femalefounders #sephorasquad #cbd #skincareritual #dailyskincare #womenentrepreneurs #skincaregoals #cbdbeauty #luxurybeauty #cleanbeauty #cbdlifestyle #madeincalifornia #wellness #nontoxicbeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #organicbeauty
9. Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Beauty Serum with CBD, 1.0 oz./ 30 mL
If your skin needs a luxurious break from all the environmental stressors it encounters on a daily basis, go for this beauty serum laced with CBD from Saint Jane Beauty. This clean, luxury beauty oil is infused with organic botanicals and 500mg full spectrum CBD (0% THC) that help calm, hydrate, and bring back glow to skin. It has a silky formula that easily goes on and is absorbed by skin for a deep penetration so your skin can get all the benefits, including diminished fine lines and a reduction in redness. Rated 5 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “Perfect for my combo/sensitive skin…this is perfect for warming up between my fingers, pressing in, and getting the perfect glow. I have dry skin, so it tends to keep my face hydrated. It is a little thicker than a serum, but I don’t mind that. It also smells like botanicals, but not skunky like pot. I think the anti-inflammatory properties of the CBD helped a scarred area on my chin that has been healing. The natural smell tends to dissipate fairly quickly.” Julie W.
10. PETER THOMAS ROTH Green Releaf Therapeutic Sleep Cream
Let your night cream work as you sleep. This cream from Peter Thomas Roth does just that with its calming, smoothing formula that contains hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil, Retinoid, topical melatonin and colloidal oatmeal. It’s designed for all types of skin, including normal, dry, combination, and oily. It contains cannabis sativa seed oil that contains nourishing and antioxidant properties, retinoid complex that smoothes skin to diminish wrinkles and improve texture, and colloidal oatmeal to protect and relieve skin from irritation, rashes, and eczema. Also has a soft, easy to apply texture that instantly melts into skin. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with an 89% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “This is my first time trying out a product to sleep in. My skin is significantly calmed when I wake up, my complexion is brighter. I’ve only been using this for a week and I already see my skin benefiting from this product. I happen to like the slight grit to it, almost like a sleep mask rather than just a cream. My skin is crazy sensitive to retinol but the plant based retinol this product features along with the colloidal oatmeal fits my skin just right. My active acne doesn’t get aggravated, my skin feels soothed, as the product advertised.” JayEmmRod
Fun fact: Did you know that several celebrities are actually for “cannabis beauty”? According to Marie Claire, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian is loving CBD beauty and is very into CBD salves. Other celebrities who admittedly use CBD products whether for beauty or pain relief include Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Aniston, “This is Us” star Mandy Moore, Emma Roberts, Olivia Wilde, Busy Phillips, and “The Good Place” star Kristen Bell.
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