A New Player on the Cosmetics Stage
There’s a cannabis renaissance happening in the beauty community. A fraction of the billion-dollar cosmetics industry is finally warming up to all-natural ingredients in their products, rather than chemical toxins produced in a lab. Many eco-friendly companies no longer use phthalates, parabens, and sulfate(and most can be found in Sephora’s Clean section). Instead, cannabis and CBD oil are making front page news thanks to beauty vloggers, bloggers, and influencers. In this article, we’ll explore what wonders cannabis can do for your lips, eyelashes, and skin.
Merry Hempsters and a Happy High Year
Nobody likes the look or feel of chapped lips, especially in the winter. Fortunately, Merry Hempsters is here to save the day with their hemp-infused lip balms, which appear to be 10% off at the moment on their website. In addition to their flavored lip balms (available in peppermint, spearmint, lemon-lime, orange, vanilla, and cinnamon), you can also find hemp-infused skin salves and tattoo aftercare products. According to their website, “Hemp is nutritious for our bodies and we feel it’s the healthiest oil to be absorbed into your skin. It is rich in Omega 6, Omega 3 and GLA essential fatty acids, making it an excellent omega source for the vegan diet.” Keep your lips hydrated this winter season with Merry Hempsters!
Okay, this next brand appears to be a cult classic based on the staggering number of YouTube tutorials from influencers. It’s Milk Makeup, of course. This “less is more” brand released their Kush High Volume Mascara in 2018 — it is not only vegan but also rich in CBD oil. Need we say more? Milk Makeup explains that “conditioning cannabis oil fuses to lashes for thickness without fallout, while also working to fill the hollow, heart-shaped fibers with formula for a double dose of volume. Hemp-derived cannabis oil continues to hydrate for healthier-looking lashes, even after you’ve removed your mascara.” We’ll take 30 bottles, please.
Sativa Skin Care
Have you ever wondered how models Miranda Kerr and Irina Shayk get their glowy skin? Of course, you have — they’re Victoria’s Secret Angels, for crying out loud. It’s their job to look beautiful, and we’ve got their beauty secret. New York City facialist Ildi Pekar and her latest concoction, a fancy CBD-spiked tissue repair serum, are the masterminds behind their dew. Her serum is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and B3. And there’s a sleeping mask infused with CBD on the way, too.
Happy Hippie Hair
Remember when we mentioned phthalates, parabens, and sulfates? Well, this cannabis-infused shampoo is formulated without all that garbage. Wonder Seed Green Tea Hemp Shampoo cleanses hair in the most gentle way with a mix of green tea and hemp seed oil, both moisturizing fatty acids that will keep your locks hydrated and damage-free. Plus, this product is vegan and cruelty-free.
Cannabis Cremes for All
Last, but certainly not least, is the Apothecanna Mile High Gift Set — a perfect holiday present idea! Body creme buffs can try the 2 oz. sample combo — all five varieties from this CBD-infused line — without the commitment of too much product at once. The gift set includes an Everyday Body Creme, a Pain Creme, an Extra Strength Pain Creme, a Stimulating Body Creme, and a Calming Body Creme. Each bottle is formulated with all-natural goodies such as chamomile, juniper, and lavender.