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Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is making its way into beauty products like moisturizers, serums, makeup, and much more. With an already dry fall winding down and an even dryer winter ahead of us, many are looking for ways to protect and nourish their skin. CBD skincare could be the answer to all their woes.
This is where products such as serums and moisturizers are vitally beneficial. While these types of products are well-known entities, the addition of CBD has elevated their effectiveness. However, that doesn’t mean you should pick up just ANY CBD moisturizer you see.
The following guide will tell you what to look for when shopping for CBD beauty products.
What to Look for in CBD Skincare Products
Most people seeking cannabinoid-infused skincare want plant-based ingredients over synthetics like petroleum, phthalates, and parabens. Fortunately, some brands offer organic, natural, botanical products without harmful additives.
When searching for a CBD or cannabis-infused skincare product, this is what you’ll want to look out for:
- Third-Party Testing Results (Known as a COA) Verifying the Concentration of Cannabinoids
- Ensure the Product is a True CBD Product and Not a Seed Oil
- Look for “Cannabidiol,” “Broad-Spectrum CBD,” “Full-Spectrum CBD,” “Hemp CBD,” or “Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil”
- Avoid Hemp Seed or Sativa Seed Oil.
Moisturization is key to skin health. Without the proper moisturization, our skin can become tight, dry, and potentially red and itchy. It will also be prone to early signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation. Let’s explore a few of the CBD moisturizers on the market today.
Leanna Organics CBD Body Cream
Leanna Organics CBD Body Cream is a healthy balance of natural plant butters, vitamins, oils, and water ideal for regulating “skin oils with a pH of 5.5 for ideal balance.” The product is guaranteed free of heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, and THC — backed by third-party testing. Choose between the 300mg 4oz jar or 600mg 6oz option in Rose, Mango, or Natural aroma options. This moisturizer contains a hemp-based CBD isolate, natural preservatives, and 100% natural options.
Learn more on the Leanna Organic’s website.
Potency No. 710 Higher Good Luxury Full Body Moisturizer
Higher Good is a full-body luxury moisturizer by Potency No. 710. The company was founded by Mandy Lile, an aesthetician.
The Higher Good is available in a 6oz amber glass jar with an optional pump. It boasts a hefty 750mg of CBD as well as 750mg of CBG per jar! This moisturizer contains Cacao, Shea, and Mango seed butter and includes other natural ingredients such as green tea, argan oil, jojoba seed oil, and a natural, warm. The product is SLS & Dye Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Free of GMOs, Artificial Coloring, Phthalates, and Formaldehyde.
Learn more and view third-party testing on the brand’s website.
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CBD Lotion Skin Formula by Cornbread Hemp
The CBD Lotion Skin Formula by Cornbread Hemp comes in a 2oz jar boasting 500mg of USDA Organic hemp-derived full spectrum CBD and up to 2mg of THC per jar. This moisturizing lotion is a “powerful botanical blend that rejuvenates, nourishes, and smells as good as it feels.”
Formulated for skin support, this blend absorbs quickly and leaves behind no oily residue despite containing some amazing plant oils such as jojoba, argan, safflower, and olive leaf. To learn more and view third-party testing, check out the brand’s website.
Learn more >> Make your own CBD Lotion at home with our easy-to-use guide.
Serums are another vitally beneficial product for skin health. These products are lighter than moisturizers but thicker than average toners. Serums contain high concentrations of active ingredients and can penetrate multiple layers of skin, with some reaching ten layers deep. Let’s explore a few of the CBD serums on the market today.
Figaro Apothecary CannaComplex™ Nourishing Face Serum
The CannaComplex Nourishing Face Serum by Figaro Apothecary offers potent “organic botanicals including oils of Rosehip, Pomegranate, Evening Primrose, Fig, Vitamin E,” and their proprietary Green Echinacea infused Cannacomplex™. This blend contains “Organic Sunflower Oil and Echinacea Purpurea active phytochemicals—powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients.” CannaComplex™ Nourishing Face Serum is made utilizing all-natural ingredients. It contains 600mg of CBD and is free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, PEGs, and SLSs.
Potency No. 710 Gold Serum
Potency No. 710’s Gold Serum boasts 50mg of CBG and 100mg of CBD. It blends over “20 of the world’s most sought-after plant oils.” These include frankincense, sandalwood, rose, blue tansy, vetiver, and more. These powerful oils help to deliver a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants to the skin. So much in fact, the brand highly suggests that you take before and after photos to see a remarkable transformation.
The Gold Serum is fast-absorbing and “SLS & Dye Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Paraben Free.” It is also free of ingredients found in common skincare products, such as sulfates, PEGs, SLSs, and synthetic fragrances.
Salvarae CBD Skin Serum
The CBD Skin Serum by Salvarae offers 100mg of CBD in a 1oz bottle. This serum is made in small batches using all organic ingredients, including CBD flower extract (a blend of full-spectrum CBD flower and avocado oil), sesame oil, calendula-infused sweet almond oil, aloe vera oil, an essential oil blend, and several unrefined seed oils.
CBD Skincare: Beauty Industry Takeover
Serums and moisturizers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to infused skincare and beauty products. As Veriheal reported recently, the CBD beauty market is projected to reach $3.4 billion by 2026. So, what exactly is fueling the CBD beauty market’s massive projections?
This massive projection is fueled by studies showing cannabinoids’ skin-healing properties. Studies found that CBD offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and even anti-aging properties. Learn more about CBD and other phytocannabinoids and their potential benefits in skincare products here.
Thinking of trying out one of the products on our list? Tell us in the comments!