Everywhere you look, there's CBD oil-infused products: CBD balms for pain, CBD serums for fine lines, CBD moisturizers for acne... the list goes on. So, what's the scoop?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is, of course, derived from cannabis (sans the psychoactive THC, so you don't have to worry about getting high) — and that's just one of many things that makes it exciting. We talked to Dr. Jame Heskett, MD, founder of The Wellpath Clinic in New York City, and she broke down some of the popular ingredient's top benefits.
Heskett says that CBD oil is "highly anti-inflammatory," making it a promising treatment for acne, eczema and other skin conditions. She also notes that it's sebotastic (which means that "it inhibits the growth of cells that produce sebum"), another attribute that makes it great for acne and oily skin. Plus, you know how antioxidants are key to protecting your complexion from the elements? CBD happens to be a "potent antioxidant" which means it may "play a role in the prevention of age-related changes in the skin."
Suffice it to say, the buzzy ingredient has a lot going for it. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite CBD beauty products.
Best known for its ultra-hip CBD-infused gummies, Lord Jones also happens to have a popular CBD lotion. Each pump deposits 2 mg of CBD, making this chic product a great pick for sore muscles and joint pain.
Sleeping masks are kind of the best — you just slather them on before you go to bed, no need to rinse until morning. This CBD-infused take on the concept is particularly appealing: It packs in the moisture with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and hemp seed extract, and the calming lavender scent is perfect for bedtime. The CBD adds some extra pampering power with all its face-soothing nutrients and relaxing properties, so get ready to wake up to a dewy, fresh complexion.
This serum mixes CBD oil with other skin-loving ingredients, such as hydrating squalane and antioxidant-packed black currant seed oil to create a soothing experience. You'll find that it's moisturizing and fast-absorbing — and thanks to the CBD and other powerhouses, it also helps with blemishes, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.