All the reasons why weed could be a game-changer for your skin care routine and some of the best infused products worth adding to your current beauty rotation.
Cannabis is a wonderful medicinal plant whose true healing powers are just starting to be known... luckily for us. Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD (the compounds found in cannabis plants), have a number of health-related benefits and effects on the mind and body, from reducing anxiety to soothing muscles and improving skin texture. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is psychoactive and is responsible for that euphoric high we’ve come to know and love, while CBD (cannabidiol) is non-psychoactive and acts as an anti-inflammatory. In the medical, wellness and beauty industries, CBD is also known for reducing anxiety and soothing a variety of skin conditions. THC and CBD have both been proven to reduce inflammation and itch in cases of psoriasis, eczema, and allergic dermatitis when applied topically.
We have cannabinoid receptors located throughout our skin, the same way our brain does. CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acids. That being said, hemp seeds is also a highly powerful ingredient as it contains all that goodness (Vitamins A and E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidants). Manipulation of the endocannabinoid system can help regulate the life cycle of cells, making this discovery particularly interesting as healthy, radiant skin relies on the body’s ability to grow new cells and discard dead ones. "A very complex system that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of", scientists say. CBD has been getting most of the spotlight in the beauty world since THC remains heavily regulated, but more and more brands are now introducing cannabis or hemp-infused products to their skincare and makeup selections.
Sure to change your skin for the better and to step up your beauty routine, here are my favourite cannabis-infused products:
A glow-inducing, flash-absorbing, calming and nourishing lightweight blend of cannabis sativa hemp seed oil, squalane, and adaptogens to condition, soften, and lock in moisture for lasting hydration. The potent adaptogens also give skin a calming dose of protection from environmental stress. To enhance the Emerald experience, the formula is packed with terpenes (the organic chemical compounds that give cannabis unique flavors and aromas) for their aroma therapeutic benefits.
*vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free*
With notes of wild strawberries, kumquat, dark plum, patchouli, magnolia, rose, chocolate, vetiver, vanilla musk, and the essence of cannabis, this sensual and memorable scent adds a forbidden quality to your beauty rotation. By capturing the provocative scent of the cannabis plant known for its woodsy, musky properties, Cannabis Santal leaves a lasting impression.
Lightweight, noncomedogenic, and soothing, this herbal concentrate facial oil infused with cannabis sativa hemp-derived seed oil calms skin, relieves discomfort, reduces redness and improve skin’s barrier over time.
Formulated with hemp-derived cannabis seed oil, this clear brow gel tames, sets and locks brow hair in place all day, without causing stiffness or flaking. KUSH Clear Brow Gel is also packed with aloe and cucumber extract for extra conditioning. Think of it like a hair mask but for the brows. To discover more of their infused products, check out their Kush High Volume Mascara, Kush Lip Balm, Kush Fiber Brow Gel, Kush Lip Glaze, Kush Lash Primer and Hydro Grip Primer.
*cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, and silicone-free*
Featuring hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Bain Noir™ Cannabis Sativa Bath Soak Treatment is relaxing, soothing and helps revive, and protect the skin while also de-stressing the mind and body. Containing the potent Concentré Noir™ (a proprietary infusion of Black Tea Ferment, Black Superfruits and Black Tahitian Pearl extracts), nourishing Meadowfoam and Poppy Seed Oils, all the ingredients work together to revitalize the skin while a proprietary aromatic blend of Neroli and Eucalyptus seduces the senses.
Its notes of cannabis, suede, white musk, tulip and amber makes this perfect for candle lovers and weed enthusiasts. Made of Coconut and beeswax, Boy Smells' Kush Candle gives you 55 hour burn time of its delightful green, bright, and floral scent.