After the legalization of cannabis in Canada, there is a new rising star in the beauty ingredient scene – CBD. Short for Cannabidiol, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid out of 133 cannabinoids within Cannabis. But why cannabinoid? Our skin has native receptors for cannabinoids (a group of active chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that stimulate balance in our bodies), which allows for the extracts to be instantly and fully absorbed, making the nutrients more effective!
CBD is known to offer many benefits:
- Repels stress
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Heals dry, blotchy skin (goodbye patchy red spots!)
- Hydrates and clears up the skin
- Only thing it won’t do is get you high
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Milk Makeup, Herbivore, and Nannette de Gaspe are just a few of many brands who’ve started to release products infused with cannabis oil. From moisturizer to mascara, there are certainly more to come in 2019.
Ready to experience the beauty benefits of cannabis? Here are some 420-friendly beauty products worth giving a try:
- Milk Makeup Cannabis Hydrating Face Mask
Ultra-hydrating from hemp-derived cannabis oil and ultra-soothing from aloe vera. This innovative solid stick mask is meant to be applied directly to the face allowing a quick 10-minute exfoliating cleanse without a single mess. Always short on time in the morning but longing for a revitalized skin? Let the kaolin clay deeply exfoliate away impurities and balance your oil levels! Shop here.
- Herb Essentials Lip Balm
Cannabis sativa oil helps your lips rebuild their natural oil barrier that prevents moisture loss and keeps them hydrated. Mixed with evening primrose oil, candelilla wax, and Vitamin E, this lip balm helps your lips stay soft and protected throughout your day. Shop here.
- High Beauty High Five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer
Give your skin a high five with this revolutionary moisturizer formulated with the highest level of Cannabis sativa oil and potent plant actives. With 20% cannabis sativa seed oil, this lightweight moisturizer has multiple benefits including neutralizing skin’s inflammatory response, balancing skin function with adaptogenic action, and protecting skin with potent antioxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamins and essential fatty acids. Shop here.
- Bella Bomba da Bagno
Founded by a mompreneur who wanted to help her daughter’s eczema, Bella bath bombs will be the perfect stress reliever at the end of your day. Each single-use bath bomb contains 50mg of active CBD, extracted from American grown industrial hemp that is blended with their proprietary blend of essential oils which delivers an invigorating experience for both mind and body. On top of it, it will make your skin feel lusciously silky. So, why hesitate? Shop here.
- Milk KUSH High Volume Mascara