Happy 4/20! While we might think of marijuana as solely for smoking and toking, the medicinal benefits of THC and CBD’s are high-ly touted in the medical industry. There are at least two active chemicals in marijuana that scientists and researchers believe and have proven to have medicinal applications. Cannabidiol (CBD), impacts the brain, without the high. CBD’s are anti-inflammatory and hold antioxidants, amongst other health benefits, including oxidative stress. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contains pain relieving properties and is the ingredient responsible for the high. Hemp oil is also known as an anti-aging product in addition to being quite moisturizing. While marijuana gets a bad wrap, it’s great for beauty and skincare. We rounded up 12 products that will take your skincare and beauty routine to a high-er level. Have any products you personally love? Tell us in the comment section!
1. Papa & Barkley Releaf SoakSource:Courtesy of Papa & Barkley
Had a long day? An extremely hard workout? Upgrade your Epsom salt with Papa & Barkley Releaf Soak. Add this to your bath for soothing relief. Head to PapaAndBarkley.com for more information.
2. Jersey Shore Cosmetics Super Sativa Medicinal Hydrating BalmSource:Courtesy of Jersey Shore Cosmetics
This lip balm is formulated using 100% natural, organic, and Non-GMO ingredients, including but not limited to cannabis seed oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, lavender essential oil, and natural menthol this takes lip balm to a higher level. Because it contains cannabis seed oil, that means you reap its benefits such as anxiety and stress relief, promotes good sleep, and of course healthy and glowing skin. Hemp seed (Cannabis Sativa) is a highly nutritious superfood that contains anti-oxidants, protein, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, as well as a number of vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, iron, zinc, and phosphorus. ($10.00 at JerseyShoreCosmetics.com)
3. Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity CollectionSource:Courtesy of LaForce PR
Shea Moisture created an entire line containing hemp seed oil, which is perfect for repairing and protecting while providing deep hydration to dry hair. The line contains a co-wash, a shampoo, a conditioning mask, an elixir, and a styling gel. These products lock in moisturization and is perfect for dry hair. Prices range from $10.99 to $12.99 on SheaMoisture.com.
4. Little Seed Farm Hand-Aid Healing Hand BalmSource:Courtesy of The Woods and Co.
This is perfect for people who lift weights or are suffering from hand and joint pain (think carpal tunnel). Soothe and heal dry hands with this organic herbal balm. Formulated with organic, healthy ingredients like shea butter, hemp seed oil and a custom blend of essential oils. ($12.00 at LittleSeedFarm.com)
5. Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial OilSource:Courtesy of The Woods and Co.
Add this oil after your favorite serum and before your moisturizer for some serious hydration. This preservative-free antioxidant oil moisturizes the skin while protecting it from sun damage. Hempseed extract, one of its eighteen active ingredients, is rich in omegas and antioxidants to help replenish skin.
6. emerginCSource:Courtesy of The Woods and Co.
emerginC created a body lotion with vitamin C, hemp, avocado + argan. In addition to moisturization, this lotion will smooth your skin texture, brighten your skin, and even out your skin tone. ($45.00 at emerginC.com).
7. Cannabis Beauty Defined Day & Night Serum
A daily serum helps protect your skin against the environment and all the free radicals that cause damage. This formula is anti-aging and contains sustainable hemp oil, hyaluronic acid, rose hip oil and more. ($110.00 at http://www.hempmedspx.com).
8. Kush Queen Bath Bombs
This company offers 5 different bath bombs that are for energy to relaxation to even promoting sleep. Cannabinoids are combined with terpenes or essential oils for a high-ly effective spa-like treatment. The bath bombs are in a 1:1 ratio option. Get 25mg CBD + 25mg THC in every bomb. (Learn more at KushQueen.com).
9. Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery Headache Roll-On
Throw this in your purse for a natural way to treat your headache. Containing CBD and essential oils (Peppermint, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus) this is anti-inflammatory (CBD oil), cooling (peppermint oil), and helps improve cognitive function (rosemary oil). The eucalyptus oil also helps mental sluggishness. ($29.99 at SagelyNaturals.com).
10. Kana Sleeping Mask
This organic, overnight mask is infused with CBD’s and lavender plus over 25 other active botanicals that will hydrate, heal, and brighten your skin while you sleep. There are no fillers in this product and it’s created in small batches. This product contains Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract which is high in Vitamin A and E and antioxidants. The organic CBD’s include fatty acids that will leave your skin looking more youthful and smoother. ($45.00 at DankGals.com).
11. Aphorism Rub Of The GreenSource:Courtesy of Push The Envelope PR
This product is perfect if you have a long day at the beach or are traveling. This restorative balm is rich in bioactive chlorophyll from cold-pressed, virgin hemp seed and avocado fruit oils which improves your skin oxygen levels and is deeply hydrating.