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Making sense of CBD
Our picks for the best products in CBD, packed with fine print to help you choose the ones that are best for you.
Wellness products have flooded our consciousness in recent years, but with so many available options buzzing around, it’s hard to know where to start.
Everywhere we look, a new brand is cropping up, and the cannabis sector is no exception.
One of hemp’s most popular byproducts, cannabidiol (CBD), has become a favorite healing ingredient, with several different benefits, including pain relief, anxiety management, anti-inflammation, acne-reduction, and so much more.
CBD has become a go-to alternative for those seeking natural healing methods for their ailments, looking to boost their overall mood-management, wellness, and, naturally, skincare practices. And, if you’re looking to luxuriate your skincare routine, adding some CBD products may be a good route to consider. And yet even within this more narrow subset of the wellness world, there can be a lot to consider when it comes to choosing new CBD products.
Rather than indulging in endless store-shelf shuffles or online shopping spirals, take a peek at this refined list of some products that can help address a range of skincare needs. We compiled a list of our eight favorite products on the market, packed with the fine print to help you choose the best ones for you.
Cannuka’s gentle cleansing bar is a simple product you can use as part of your daily self-care routine that will leave you feeling clean and calm. Lather up with this super-moisturizing body bar that offers unparalleled soothing advantages of coconut, grapefruit, and sunflower oils. This luxurious bar will help you achieve silky softness that lasts long after leaving the bath or shower. Rest easy, these hand-cut bars are never tested on animals and are sustainably sourced and harvested, offering cruelty-free beauty, 50mg of CBD, and the ultimate pampering experience.
A daily dose of CBD in heavenly-smelling Palo Santo Oil? Yes, please. Aurelian makes a line of products from USDA certified organic hemp that never uses pesticides, solvents, or additives. The oil contains 167mg of full-spectrum CBD and is infused with vetiver, cedarwood, amber, and grapefruit oils. The earthy aroma brings the calming aromatherapeutic benefits you expect from a topical oil, plus the soothing effects of CBD—a win-win!
If a busy schedule makes skincare an obstacle, Kana Skincare’s lavender mask can do the work while you sleep. Containing 28 active botanicals that work to synergize, heal, and brighten, this heavenly-smelling product will help you relax, while upping your glow overnight. The mask contains hyaluronic acid to help moisturize and revitalize your skin, making it a staple for cannabis skincare and an awesome mood-lifting, pre-bedtime ritual.
Saint Jane Microdose Lip Gloss is bringing CBD beauty to shinier heights. This silky, antioxidant-rich lip oil will moisturize and brighten, while soothing and conditioning your lips with ingredients like aloe, chamomile, and sunflower. Five uniquely luminous shades of this gloss will energize your makeup routine. If you need a midday pick-me-up, Saint Jane delivers with this vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic formula, always made from sustainably sourced ingredients.
If you’re dealing with acne or eczema, or have blemish-prone skin, CBD may be a good option for helping to reduce inflammation and heal little problem spots. Myaderm’s CBD Blemish Cream gently soothes breakouts with its therapeutic, vegan, gluten-free formula―loaded with green tea extract, pomegranate extract, aloe, coconut oil, and more. You can dab on a bit of the formula in the morning, before bed, or even blend it in with your makeup primer as part of a low-lift, daily self-care routine.
If you’re looking for a rich moisturizer that can deliver all the healing potency you expect from a topical CBD product, Lord Jones CBD Body Lotion has remained one of the most popular of its kind on the market—and for good reason. This organic hemp oil-based product “For Your Aches and Pains” will soothe and cool your skin while relieving muscle aches and stiffness. Get ready for silky smooth skincare, pain relief, and total body chill.
The Period Patch is one of seven healing CBD-infused patches from The Good Patch that you can stick right onto your skin for concentrated relief. We love the Period Patch in particular because you can stick it right onto your abdomen when cramps strike. Richly-infused with premium hemp extract, menthol, and black cohosh (a popular herb used for hormone-related symptoms), this transdermal patch helps to soothe menstrual discomfort for up to 24 hours. Beyond the Period Patch, the brand also offers patches for a long-list of ailments—from hot flashes to hangovers—offering 15mg of CBD as well as various healing ingredients and vitamins.
If you’re looking for a new pre-sleep ritual, Kush Queen offers an intensely relaxing Sleep Bath Bomb that combines cannabinoids and organic essential oils for a calming, full-body experience with easy topical application. All you gotta do is soak. As our body’s biggest organ, our skin is powerfully absorbent, meaning all the molecular goodness of this bath bomb seeps right through your pores, helping you to wind down and get a great night’s sleep. Kush Queen’s offers many additional CBD products, including tinctures, lube, and shower gels.
If you're curious to find more CBD products that fit your lifestyle, check out Mello—a curated collection of products—from capsules and sublinguals to sprays, vapes, delectable edibles and more.