Here’s everything you need to elevate your beauty routine.
Photography by Connor Fyfe for Herb
Don’t we all just want to be young and beautiful? No matter how hard we try, we can’t stop the aging process. Thanks to a small army of face creams, serums, masks and the like, we can at least fight the appearance of aging. As far as beauty goes, there are many ways to look and feel beautiful, and everyone has their own definition of beauty. For some, it’s a bold brow, while for others, it’s a spritz of their favorite fragrance. Whatever your preference, there’s a good chance you can mix in some CBD.
CBD is dominating the beauty industry and just about everyone’s regime these days. It’s popping up in mascara, perfume, creams, and more. Even top brands like Sephora and Milk Makeup are starting to explore using it in their products. But why?
The perks of CBD in beauty products range from product to product. In creams, CBD works as an anti-inflammatory and prevents aging, making it useful for keeping skin youthful and beautiful. Then, there’s CBD-infused perfume, which on top of giving off a lovely smell, utilizes the calming properties of CBD to help you feel relaxed and refreshed.
CBD is also known for promoting restful sleep. Everyone knows a lack of sleep is a surefire way to sabotage your beauty goals, leaving you with dark circles, red eyes and a drained tone to your skin. You could cover those telltale signs up with creams and eye drops you could use a CBD-infused beauty product that’ll help you sleep and make your face glow instead.
CBD beauty products also serve as a smoke-free introduction to cannabis. If you don’t like to smoke and are health-conscious, CBD beauty products do no harm, are legal, and or no more complicated to use than your regular makeup products.
If you’ve never tried or heard of CBD, then you might be wondering if it’ll get you high or make you fail a drug test. In short, the answer is no. CBD is non-psychoactive, and drug tests do not test for CBD.
CBD works by helping to regulate your endocannabinoid system. By regulating your body’s occasional extreme response system, you can potentially sidestep unwanted reactions, such as inflammation, anxiety, sleeplessness and a myriad of others.
CBD beauty products can do a variety of things, from softening your skin to making your lashes fuller. They work the same way as any regular beauty product, except they come with more benefits. You aren’t likely to feel a difference at all as far as application goes, but you will most likely see better results.
Whatever makes you feel beautiful, chances are there’s a CBD beauty product for it. From brow gel to collagen and retinol anti-aging cream, here are our top CBD beauty product picks, some of which have been used by beauty gurus, celebs, and of course, your fellow Herbivores.
Fine lines and wrinkles are natural, but they don’t make us feel all that beautiful. CBD of London’s CBD Collagen + Retinol Anti-Aging Cream can perform miracles on aging skin. In addition to smoothening wrinkles and plumping facial contours, this cream reduces imperfections and keeps skin looking young using a delicate, vitamin-enriched formula. Customers say it makes skin soft, smooth, firm and ever-so luminous after just a few days!
Glam days call for glamorous lashes. When you’re not in the mood for falsies, coat your natural lashes in KUSH High Volume Mascara. This mascara by Milk Makeup, available in the “Blackest Black,” brings on the volume and strengthens your lashes. It features unique hollow heart-shaped fibers, allowing it to get a good grip on the lashes and create the perfect voluminous curl that’ll last for hours. Thanks to its tapered, tree-shaped brush with criss-cross bristles you can count on it not to clump.
Hot take: the eyebrows are the most important facial feature. Your brow game can make or break your entire look, meaning a good brow gel is a must-have for every makeup collection. Our pick is the Kush Fiber Brow Gel.
Available in Haze for blonde to brown brow colors, Dutch for medium brown to dark brown brow colors, and Grind for deep brown to brown-black brow colors, Kush Fiber Brow Gel gives you dope brows, literally. Its CBD infusion makes the mascara creamy and nourishing and adds volume and definition to your eyebrows without flaking. Like its sister the KUSH High Volume Mascara, it features heart-shaped fibers and a tapered-tree brush for smooth and even application.
Want to tighten those pores? If so, then the De La Beuh CBD Coffee Scrub comes infused with CBD and coffee to do just that. Aside from treating pores, the CBD Coffee Scrub reduces cellulite and soothes scarring. You can apply it gently to a wet face or scrub it vigorously on a damp body to reap the benefits, and remove dead skin for a flawless appearance.
Even your fragrance collection could use a little CBD. Herb Essentials’ Cannabis Infused Perfume Oil doesn’t smell like weed but features citrus and bergamot top notes, along with warm notes of fresh cannabis buds, patchouli, and dry amber for a natural and lovely scent. Not to mention, it’s travel-friendly and can easily be slipped in and out your purse, bag, or pocket. To top it all off, it’s roll-on, so it’s easy to apply as well.
Infused with 28 active botanicals, including CBD, Kana Skincare’s Lavender Hemp Sleeping Mask has all the ingredients to give you a better night’s rest. An aromatherapist blended its scent to smell beautiful and promote relaxation. In addition to helping you sleep, the Lavender Hemp Sleeping Mask is excellent for the skin and will have you waking up feeling hydrated, rejuvenated, and healed. It also targets pain using phytocannabinoid, a natural pain reliever that’s also a relaxer and an anti-oxidant and is more potent than most vitamins and omega-3s, all of which are found in hemp.