Skin - June 1, 2017

There is such a thing as weed-based products, not kidding

Among the hundreds of things I never thought I would experience in my life is this: writing a post about cannabis-based beauty products. Honestly, this is not a joke, and it is also nothing new, it is just a very recent trend. Maybe we should just blame Rihanna, everyone knows she is a marijuana fan… ? Hey Riri, how about choosing our Olympia Le Tan x The Blonde Salad clutch for one of your next outfits? Anyway, I was saying, using weed in beauty products is nothing new, and cannabidiol oil – a.k.a. CBD – and other derivatives have been commonly used for some time in skincare. Before you ask in the comments: NO, you will not get any psychotropic effects if you use it, because this oil doesn’t contain any THC – this ingredient, even if it is not harmful, has no proven positive effect on your skin.
CBD, on the other hand, has excellent natural moisturizing properties because it is rich in fatty acids, which makes it perfect to treat eczema and skin rashes in general. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties, also making it very useful for treating blemishes, if you have any. So why did it surface only now, you might be wondering? Until a few months ago, products that contained hemp or cannabis, however you like to call it, were strongly tied to a hippie aesthetic, they were the kind of thing that would be fitting in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, or in bizarre collectives all over the world, but things have changed today. Minimalist packaging and a touch of millennial pink, and voilà, all done! Everyone is crazy about weed. Are you? If you are curious about this beauty trend, have a look at the gallery to discover what products you can test!

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