CBD (Cannabidiol) skincare products are a relative newcomer to the skincare industry. While CBD has a multitude of skincare benefits, research is still ongoing. Sativa oil in skincare is actually widely utilized and contains no CBD by itself.
CBD skincare benefits:
💚Acne-fighting – has been shown to decrease excess oil buildup to keep pores clear and help balance oil production on skin’s surface. It may not be effective on body acne, but it’s not going to make it worse.
💚Anti-inflammatory – targets multiple skin cells types and can reduce redness within ten minutes of application.
💚Smooths scars – increases skin elasticity and hydration to reduce overall appearance of acne scars
💚Treats eczema and psoriasis – reduces itching and appearance
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✅Look at percentages/amount – in order for a skincare product to be effective, if has to have a higher concentration of CBD, anything 100 mg or higher is most effective, but lower concentrations (50 mg) can work well for some individuals.
✅Check Labels – CBD is NOT the same as hemp seed oil/sativa oil. While CBD has a multitude of skincare benefits, the only thing hemp oil/sativa oil (used alone) will do is act as an intense moisturizer. This is not a bad thing if that’s what you’re going for. I interchange products depending on my skin’s needs. CBD concentration depends on plant extraction. In sativa oils, there are no cannabinoids in the oils extracted from a hemp seed. CBD is extracted from the leaves of the plant, high in cannabinoids. For CBD products, look for the following labels: CBD isolate, hemp CBD, hemp extract oil, broad or full-spectrum CBD, cannabidiol and phytocannabinoid-rich.
✅Watch for “all-natural” – many people commonly have allergies to plant-based derivatives, called botanicals. Sometimes after using a “green” product, people can have skin irritation. So make sure that the CBD product you are using isn’t diluted with triggering plant-additives. Most people don’t have reactions to CBD itself.
✅Use in conjunction with other products- CBD doesn’t typically interact with other skincare ingredients, which makes it an excellent additive to a skincare regimen. The anti-acne properties will work better if you are keeping your pores unclogged already.
My Favorite Products:
The Holy Grail:
Herbivore Emerald Deep Mositure Oil
King of the CBD products, this face oil packs a triple whammy. It combines the power of CBD and sativa oil. That’s why so many people swear by it and see results. You feel intense moisture when you apply and the next morning, you wake up with a glow! I use it with the Herbivore Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum for deeper moisturization and more glow effect. I recommend getting it in the kit Herbivore Glow Potions Emerald CBD + Prism 12% AHA Glow Duo
✅100 mg full-spectrum CBD – reduces redness and acne
✅Hemp seed oil – increased moisture and glow
✅Adaptogens – skin calming and nourishing
✅Okay for most acne-prone skin
I cannot say enough positive things about the quality of these products. While I do not feel that anything can beat Herbivore’s CBD product, Truly comes close.
Truly Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil
✅300 mg sativa seed oil CBD
✅AHA/BHA – glow and clear skin
✅Collagen – promotes skin health
Truly Mary Jane CBD Glow Serum
✅100 mg sativa seed oil
✅Vitamin A – firms and brightens skin
✅Glycolic acid – skin resurfacing
Truly CBD Acne Facial Kit
✅Calms breakouts with the fun of CBD acne patches and pore strips. You also get a spot treatment with CBD isolate and salicylic acid and a little extraction tool
Cannuka Harmonizing Face Cream
I bought the whole 3-piece kit with the eye cream and lip balm, but the face cream is amazing alone!
✅100 mg CBD isolate
✅Maunuka honey + hyaluronic acid for intense hydration
✅More gentile formula than other products
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Milk Makeup CBD + Arnica Solid Body Oil
Similar to Herbivore’s product, but for the body!
✅100 mg broad-spectrum CBD
✅Arnica – healing properties (even bruising)
✅Vitamin E – skin nourishing
Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate
My favorite (non-CBD) sativa-only product! Very high-quality product. Dries quickly. Can be layered well with other oils or serums.
✅Sativa seed oil
✅Green oregano – calms acne-prone skin
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion
Full body lotion! It has a cooling effect and dries quickly. Non-greasy.
✅100 mg broad-spectrum CBD
✅Shea butter – ultra-moisturizing on dry/cracking skin
✅Fragrance-free available options
💁🏻♀️Let me know what you think of CBD and sativa skincare or if you have any questions!
This article was from Cherie, credit to Dr. Amanda Amberg, user @PrettyCare