5 Cannabis-Infused Beauty Products Sweeping The Market
by Casha Doemland on 02/11/2019 | 3 Minute Read
The world of beauty and wellness are digging their claws into cannabis because of the benefits found in this magical plant. A few of the benefits derived from the fatty acids found in cannabis are known to treat and reduce the inflammation of acne and regenerate healthy skin cells.
Match that up with the tried and true ingredients already found in beauty products like coconut oil to decrease inflammation, goji berry for skin tightening and firming and lavender to lighten sun spots and scarring, and you've got a series of products that will have everyone oggling over your skin.
It’s important to note that these items do contain cannabis, some of which have heavy doses of THC. Not to worry though, these skincare and beauty products will not get you high as THC isn’t absorbent through the skin. You will, however, feel extremely relaxed, all while reaping the benefits of glowing skin.
To help those who are looking to shake things up with their beauty regimen (at least where it's legal to do so, wink-wink), we uncovered five of the best cannabis and hemp-infused beauty and wellness products that will not only stand out in your medicine cabinet, but will have leave your skin looking great as well.
Though based in New York City, Herb Essntls formulates, manufactures and packages all of their products in Los Angeles, CA following Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act), a policy that informs consumers about what ingredients are in their products. With chic packaging, these high performing skincare products combine cannabis sativa seed oil as it’s rich in Vitamin E with organic apple fruit extract, green tea and more to help your skin or lips stay moisturized. Their products are never tested on animals and are also free of parabens and harmful ingredients.
Even the packaging is super chill.
Powered by Cannabis Sativa derivatives—which does not contain THC or CBD—and a handful of certified organic ingredients, High products are here to give your skin the TLC it deserves all while helping the environment. Both of their products, high expectations and high five, are packaged in beautiful pink glass jars over plastic. Additionally, the facilities use 100,000 watts of solar energy to reduce their carbon footprint where they can.
Vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic company Milk has introduced a new collection of products titled Kush. Both the mascara and fiber brow gel have traded the beeswax known to give the products their holding properties and texture, for hemp-derived cannabis oil which harnesses similar binding components. The cannabis oil even offers a gentler, creamy texture that offers a smoother application and removal process. If that's not enough to get you excited, the containers are also 100% recyclable.
Between the wooden caps and the pale green containers (which are sustainable by the way) and the solid block lettering, Papa & Barkley’s packaging has it all. As for the products themselves, the main ingredients found through the balms, oils and tinctures are cannabis, with varying degrees of THC, CBD or both, coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil, natural terpenes and an essential oil blend of eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint and lavender. The healing properties of those individually are good stuff, but can you imagine the wonderfulness of it all combined?
Available only in the state of California, this Epsom salt and cannabis-infused bath by Whoopi & Maya will deliver you to a deep state of relaxation. Epsom salts are well known for relaxing muscles and stiff joints, but those properties are amplified when combined with cannabis, making it perfect for those who just enjoyed a day of climbing, have a bad knee or are experiencing menstrual cramps. Of course, like all of the other products, it is excellent for your skin as well as your hair, leaving both silky soft and pampered.