From retinol to charcoal, we love a hero ingredient when it comes to skincare, and CBD is no different. When applied to your skin, it’s been linked to helping relieve conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne. Research also suggests that it has similar regenerating properties to vitamin C and is as moisturising as vitamin E. Its anti-inflammatory benefits are what really set it apart from other ‘miracle’ ingredients though. If you fancy giving it a go, here are the five CBD skincare products we recommend you start with…
KLORIS CBD Superboost Face Oil, £75/30ml
Multi-award-winning premium wellness brand KLORIS deserves its reputation as one of the best in the business – its UK-made products were created by leading Cambridge plant scientists after two years of research, so they do what they say they will.
Its Superboost Facial Oil draws on CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It combines a powerful 600mg dose of KLORIS premium CBD oil – making it one of the most concentrated CBD skincare oils on the market – with high-performing squalene, cucumber seed and cannabis sativa seed oils. The result? It helps to boost your skin’s natural defences to protect it from environmental and daily stressors as well as giving your complexion’s tone, texture and brightness a boost.
This Works Evening Detox CBD Booster + AHA Complex, £38/30ml
If you’re familiar with This Works’ award-winning sleep range, you’re probably already a fan of the brand. One spritz of its pillow spray is all it takes to get us dreaming of a post-pandemic time.
Turning its attention to CBD, the results-driven brand is focused on cutting through the confusion and setting the record straight with its five new skin boosters that are blended with 1% pure hemp-derived CBD isolate. Drawing on the expert knowledge and CBD credentials of its parent company, Canopy Growth, the range helps to calm, nourish and maintain your skin’s balance and return overworked skin to its glowing best. Its Evening Detox CBD Booster + AHA Complex is a detoxifying treatment that blends lactic, citric and tartaric acids with hemp-derived CBD to decongest pores, stimulate cell turnover and revive skin that’s been exposed to pollutants and environmental aggressors.
Chantecaille CBD 300 Face and Body Cream, £120/50ml
Sylvie Chantecaille founded her namesake label more than 20 years ago to be a clean and healthy beauty brand that harnesses the power of plants, flowers and science. It’s no surprise then that the brand has recognised the benefits of CBD, too.
Its first-ever CBD product launched earlier this year. It’s a rich cream that blends 300mg per jar of broad-spectrum cannabidiol with three powerful botanicals specifically chosen to complement CBD and its ability to nourish and moisturise dry skin. Its combination of eggplant stem cell and cannabis sativa stem cell extract is especially great for those that suffer from dry skin and discomfort or redness. Cherimoya extract, derived from a South American super-fruit, also has a calming effect that helps to instantly soothe sensitive skin.
HuGG CBD Clay Face Mask, £19.99/50ml
UK-based HuGG CBD is all about self-care and incorporating wellness and balance into your daily routine. Its research-backed range is designed by cannabis research company CiiTECH, a long-standing member of the UK’s Cannabis Trades Association, and professors at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem – which is considered by some to be the epicentre of cannabis research and development. If you’re looking for a CBD range to try, it pays to choose one that has a biotech background, like HuGG, to guarantee that its formulas are safe, pure and quality.
Its shea butter Clay Face Mask combines 50mg of CBD with essential oils and Dead Sea mud to create an antioxidant-rich formula that is also ultra-moisturising to leave your skin cleansed and hydrated. Apply daily for five minutes before rinsing with warm water. It also makes for a relaxing self-care treatment when combined with a soak and the brand’s CBD-infused bath salts.
CBD of London Advance Bright Eye Repair Serum, £35
CBD of London’s formulations – which blend the latest scientific innovations with naturally inspired ingredients – are the product of two cousins and their successful careers in pharmaceuticals. After a much-loved family member’s cancer diagnosis, they discovered the health potential of CBD as a powerful natural medicine. Teaming up with two creative consultants and passionate CBD advocates, they later formed CBD of London and its range of luxurious skincare products that harness the power of natural ingredients. From cleansers to serums and night creams, its range tackles a variety of skin concerns including ageing, dehydration and clogged pores.
Its bestselling eye repair serum is your cure to late nights and early mornings. Thanks to its potent vitamin-rich formula of natural antioxidants, active cannabis sativa extracts and hydrating hyaluronic acid, it refreshes tired eyes and firms and lifts the delicate skin surrounding your eyes.