A consumer’s guide to pampering yourself with cannabis products
Cannabis has all sorts of therapeutic properties, so it was only a matter of time before it entered the beauty market. Now you can get everything from lip balm to bath bombs with cannabis extracts, in addition to nourishing natural ingredients like aloe and lavender.
These products promise to soothe irritated skin, ease aches and pains, and minimize wrinkles, among many other benefits. Some have psychoactive properties, while others just make you very relaxed, if anything. And because many of them don’t require a medical cannabis prescription, you can buy them online, making them an easy entry into cannabis wellness.
One big disclaimer: None of these products have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and therefore cannot be validated as a treatment or cure for any disease. Check in with a knowledgeable physician before starting any cannabinoid skin regimen.
High CBD Healing Facial Serum, $34, Little Green Bee:
The high-CBD healing facial serum stands out because it was formulated by a botanist and chemist. “Our serum is very high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, including some of the very strongest: cannabidiol (CBD) and THC,” Little Green Bee founder Bridget May wrote in an email. The serum’s full spectrum of cannabinoids, like other antioxidants, helps heal the skin, fight free radicals and prevent premature aging, she said. It includes organic jojoba, hazelnut and argan oils, plus essential oils of blue tansy, orange, basil and myrrh. “We chose the essential oils not only for their skin-healing qualities but also for their aromatherapy effect.” You only need a few drops.
Where to buy: Online at www.getsava.com