CBD oil is everywhere. And we do mean everywhere.
What exactly is CBD? Well, it won’t make you high, for starters. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Unlike like its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), it’s known for its calming qualities rather than psychoactive effects. CBD is available in everything from gummies and grooming products to oils and energy drinks.
The CBD oil extract sold in the United States is derived from the hemp plant and falls into one of two categories: pure CBD isolate (which is legal everywhere because it exclusively contains CBD without any additional cannabinoids) or full spectrum oil (which retains some other cannabinoids, such as THC, and is still classified as illegal in certain states).
According to Harvard, CBD can also help with seizures in patients who don’t respond to medications. And just recently the FDA approved Epidiolex, which contains CBD and treats those conditions. It can also help people fall and stay asleep. Hemp oil, meanwhile, has trace amounts of CBD in it, and as a term is often used interchangeably with CBD.
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Be aware that generally, CBD is sold as a dietary supplement and currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So it’s on you to do your homework and make sure you know what you’re buying and how to use it. Which is why we limited our product picks to the skin care and beauty category, simply because we’re leery of anything edible that isn’t regulated.
And note that there’s still a ton of research left to do before we can definitively say that CBD is the powerhouse ingredient it’s touted as being.
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That being said, these are the most popular CBD and hemp skin care and beauty products on Amazon, with 4.5 star reviews, all from reputable brands.
This shampoo, for folks dealing with hair loss, is loaded with hemp oil, can help stimulate new growth
This anti hair loss shampoo has five ingredients: hemp oil to help with new growth, biotin for its thickening properties, saw palmetto to combat baldness, wheat protein for elasticity, and argan oil for also encourage new growth.
“This is my second bottle and I am hooked. I see a difference in my hair texture and weight and it looks fuller. I would recommend this product. It is a little drying so I use conditioning on my ends only,” said one Amazon reviewer.
This body lotion is infused with pure hemp seed oil to make skin look and feel smoother and healthier.
This hemp-oil infused lotion has a heady scent of vanilla and musk and is both vegan and paraben-free.
“The older I get, the more my skin has dried out. I was looking for a product that would moisturize and firm and I think I found it. I really love this moisturizer! My skin hasn’t felt this soft and smooth in a very long time and it seems to be a little firmer too. I even use it on my face with great results! The scent is a very mild vanilla/musk scent, and very pleasant. I will definitely purchase this product again,” said one reviewer.
O Naturals got its start in Paris, and now sells high-quality skin care that’s plant-based. The hemp day cream is formulated with hemp seed oil and hyaluronic acid to give you majorly smooth skin.
The hemp day cream has serious anti-aging juice, goes on smooth, and won’t leave you feeling greasy and nasty.
“When I got this product I was extremely excited. My skin in the winter either gets extremely dry or shiny. At the time it was dry with dry patches near my mouth area I began using it & within a week the dry patch was gone & my skin was getting moisturizer. Now having used it for a month my skin couldn’t look better it’s super smooth & soft. The moisturizer itself smells natural and is lightweight allowing you to use it multiple times a day. I will definitely buy again when this jar runs out which won’t be anytime soon because it’s a great amount” raved one reviewer.
You can use this food-grade organic hemp oil all over your skin. It’s highly moisturizing and soothing.
Ideal for dry skin, this hemp oil can serve as your go-to moisturizer, especially if your skin feels parched during the winter.
“This oil seems to take the edge off so to speak. I get better sleep as well. I actually rubbed a small amount on an arthritic finger and could not believe the difference it made. It’s so inexpensive I will use it every time I have a sore joint, great and THANKS,” per one reviewer.
This face oil features combination of argan oil and hemp seed oil, which is meant to give skin the amino acids it needs.
“I use this product at night all over my face and I have seen a difference in the overall radiance of my skin. I highly recommend,” per one reviewer.
This healing salve is great for chafed skin, dry elbows, or any part of your body that needs extra TLC. It’s full of hemp oil, avocado oil, beeswax, burdock, calendula, chamomile, and rosemary, without any chemicals.
“This product is unbelievably effective at healing. It is greasy and has a sort of a musty menthol smell that some may find needs getting used to but these draw backs are easily overlooked by it’s versatility and effectiveness. I originally purchased it as an intense moisturizer for my dry hands, but it is so much more. I had a small puncture wound on my neck from pruning roses and applied a small amount of ointment and discovered that the wound had healed almost completely overnight. Next to the wound there was a small skin tag and it had disappeared also so tried it on the other few skin tags I had and they all vanished with two applications of the ointment,” said one reviewer.
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