No longer just something used by a few natural health obsessives, CBD is the biggest wellness craze of 2019. With so many different cannabidiol oils on the market though, it’s difficult to know where to start. Whether you’re looking for relief from period pains, want a better night’s sleep or simply the best version money can buy, here’s our round-up of the CBD oils and serums for you.
The premium one
KLORIS 1000MG CBD Oil Drops, £83/10ml, www.kloriscbd.com
The team behind KLORIS, which includes a leading plant scientist, all discovered CBD for different reasons, from anxiety and insomnia to PTSD and chronic back pains. They were passionate about using plant power to boost health and after two years of research and with over 20 years combined experience within plant science, they are leading the way with superior grade CBD oils with a strong focus on sustainability – they are actually the UK market leader for premium quality CBD products.
These THC-free CBD oil drops contain the highest quality European organic grown Cannabis Sativa L extracts available – they searched the globe for them – and are gluten-free, GMO-free and suitable for vegans. Each drop contains approximately 5mg CBD and is an effective and quick way to get your daily dose, by simply placing 2-5 drops under your tongue.
Offering complete transparency, KLORIS go the extra mile to do both national and international lab testing and even publish all of their lab reports online, so you can see the certificate of quality for the batch you’re actually buying.
The one for period pains
ohne yours, hormonally, £27, www.ohne.co
After launching holy cramp, the UK’s first pro-period CBD oil, ohne has added to its range with a daily CBD supplement. Like KLORIS, its inspiration was deeply personal. Its co-founder Nikki is no stranger to hormonal imbalances. She says: “After being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, my hormones went berserk. I was in my mid-twenties and suddenly had the skin problems of a very unlucky teenager, didn’t get a period for a year, and had unpredictable mood swings. CBD was a total game-changer for me. I started taking it daily and within a couple of months, my periods returned, my mood stabilised, and – best of all – my hormonal acne completely vanished. This seemed like the industry’s best-kept secret, so I knew I just had to share it with our community.”
Identifying that while there are lots of products being developed to cater to people’s period needs, they don’t often cover your fluctuating hormones throughout the entire month, ohne developed this ingestible, under-the-tongue supplement with Graces London, who have been creating CBD oils for the last six years.
It contains avocado and MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) and is capable of supporting your adrenal system to balance your hormones and help manage your stress levels by interacting with your neurotransmitters throughout the entire menstrual cycle.
The one for a good night’s sleep
Apothem Lights Out, £170/30ml, www.harveynichols.com
Apothem’s co-founder Amelia Baerlein created the brand with the aim of disrupting the existing CBD market with a range of contemporary products that are celebrated for their purity, quality and strength. She says: “At Apothem, we believe in botanical synergy as we’re passionate about the combined power of botanical components working in harmony with each other to create something new and we’re committed to keep researching and innovating. Everything we design and make is created with real people in mind as an addition to their everyday rituals however they chose to live life.”
Blending the very best quality 10% CBD isolate (with 0% THC) with handpicked botanical ingredients, the range is designed with busy modern lifestyles in mind and to encourage its users to take some time out for themselves every day.
As its name suggests, Lights Out helps you relax your mind at the end of the day and encourage a deeper sleep, thanks to its soothing flavours of vanilla, cardamom and caramel and blend of key botanicals including milky oats and chamomile. As well as being vegan, organically cultivated, gluten-free and made in the UK, it’s also tastier than most CBD oils.
The one for your wrinkles
Aurelia CBD Super Serum, £64/30ml, www.aureliaskincare.com
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare adds to its impressive reputation for creating scientifically advanced formulas with its CBD Super Serum. Containing pure crystallised CBD isolate, Aurelia chose to use pure CBD crystals as opposed to simply using CBD oil, which tends to be highly diluted when used in skincare formulas and contains impurities such as oils, unwanted plant material, waxes, and chlorophyll, from the extraction process. It’s one of the first brands to pioneer the use of CBD in this way.
As well as its powerful anti-inflammatory benefits that help to improve your skin’s resilience, this serum contains an innovative form of hyaluronic acid to help stimulate collagen, plump and hydrate your skin for instant and glowing results.
Apply 1-2 pumps to clean skin in the morning and evening using sweeping motions over the face, neck and décolletage and it will help reduce redness and the main causes of premature skin ageing. It’s as inclusive as you’d expect too and is suitable for all skin types and ages.