Cannabis has become quite popular in the skincare world, and with its tendency to provide users with next-level results, we can definitely see why. Living in Colorado, I have learned the countless benefits of cannabis and why adding it to your skincare regimen is a must. Its anti-inflammatory properties paired with the embedded antioxidants make it perfect for alleviating many of our skincare woes. Recently, we had a chance to check-in with CEO of Undefined Beauty, Dorian Morris, to deep-dive into the power of CBD.
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Though a champion for its capabalities, the beauty and social entrepreneur quickly proclaimed that CBD isn't a panacea. "You have to take a holistic approach, using known botanical superpowers and CBD as the supercharger. What's in the formula and not in the formula is just as important, if not more, than the presence of CBD," she explained.
Dorian also shared the four main skincare benefits that make CBD a powerful ingredient in your beauty arsenal:
- "It's antioxidant-rich and has more antioxidant horsepower than Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Antioxidants are critical for skincare because they help prevent free radical damage that leads to early skin wrinkling and hyperpigmentation - both things nobody has on their skin wishlist.
- "It's anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is what's at the heart of most skincare concerns, from rosacea to acne to wrinkles. Again, it's a partner in crime for 'graceful aging' (I'm not a big fan of the term 'anti-aging').
- "It's a balancer. If you have overactive sebum (aka oily skin), it turns off oil production. If you have dry skin, it turns on oil production. This is why CBD has been heralded as a game-changer for acne but more broadly, it has the power to help all skin types move back to homeostasis.
- "The most important benefit is that CBD is an enabler. Your body has a natural endocannabinoid system--Mother Nature knew what she was doing--and your skin has many receptors. When using CBD topically, it allows for better penetration aka better performance aka more bang for your buck, taking all the other ingredients in the formula along for the ride, which is why choosing a clean/non-toxic formula is key."
With all of that said, we just know you can't wait to try this trend. Ahead, find some amazing cannabis-infused products that will elevate your skincare collection to new heights.
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Apply this gem day and night to hydrate, brighten and balance your skin. This product is a miracle worker when it comes to unclogging your pores, while the CBD revitalizes. The clean, floral scent also makes it a joy to apply. Pro-tip: Pat the product into your skin for easy absorption.
e.l.f is my go-to because it's effective and coin-efficient. When I learned they had a CBD product, I added it it my cart in a heartbeat. The hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa seed oil aids with acne-prone skin and is a great base before applying makeup.
True to its name, SheaMoisture maintains your skin's natural moisture and the vitamin E gives it extra nourishment. This rescue face oil was created to calm your skin and make your skin happy — think of it as your skin's therapist.
You only need a few drops of this gem from Kiehl's. The power-packed product is ideal for those that have blemish-prone skin because after a few days you will find that your skin feels soothed, healthy and fresh.
Looking for a product that will quench your skin's thirst? Herbivore's Glow Oil is the answer. If you're having issues with redness, irritation or environmental stressors, this glow oil is guaranteed to give your skin the deep moisture and relief it deserves.
We often forget about our body when we talk skincare. Not today. With ingredients like grapefruit, coconut and sunflower oils, the hand-cut body bar lathers like a dream, leaving your skin feeling pampered.
Black don't crack but that doesn't mean we shouldn't do the work to make sure it stays that way. Try this repairing eye serum at night to prevent puffiness. The only bags we carry are handbags.
We love a good mask, especially when it soaks your skin with lulling minerals. Beboe Therapies' masks support brighter, even-toned skin which is a godsend for skin recovery.
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