There's indeed a lot of hype in the market, and not all that glitters is green, so to speak. When done right, these products can work wonders for your skin. Here's why:
Anti-Inflammatory Power: Cannabis, especially CBD, is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can help soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and manage conditions like acne and eczema.
Incredible Moisturizer: Cannabis-infused oils and creams are hydrating dynamos. They lock in moisture, helping your skin stay plump and radiant.
Free Radical Fighters: Cannabis is loaded with antioxidants. These little warriors combat free radicals, which can age your skin prematurely. Result? A more youthful glow.
Pain Relief: For those with sore muscles or skin issues, cannabis topicals can provide localized relief without the high.
My favorite way to take advantage of all 4 of these benefits is a CBD oil massage. It is a unique experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and hydrated. Skincare cannabis-infused products like creams and lotions are the real deal. CBD face masks are a great starting point!
If you're interested in feeling high + getting some wellness benefits, cannabis-infused bath bombs are a great treat after a long day. They help relax your muscles and will also make your skin feel fantastic. But beware! Some bath bombs can get you high as a kite. You gotta read your labels!
Cannabis beauty products have really started gaining traction only in the last couple of years. Everything outside of skincare is sus. Because weed is still federally illegal, there’s not enough scientific research data about its benefits outside of skincare.
A CBD beauty exec recently spoke out how most of their industry is a scam. There are brands out there that sell topicals with big promises of anti-aging results, improved sexual drive, and even hair growth!
What to Avoid:
Overly Cheap Products: Quality comes at a price. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Be skeptical of products that are significantly cheaper than the “non THC/CBD competition”.
Products with Unclear Labels: If the label doesn't tell you what's in it and how much cannabis is included, put it back on the shelf.
Anything with Artificial Fragrances: Just like regular beauty products, these can be harsh on your skin and may irritate it.
Cannabis-infused skincare products are not just a fad; they're here to stay. You should approach other kinds of products with caution. Keep it green, keep it clean, and let the magic of cannabis work its charm on your skin.
Stay glowing and stay curious,