Believe it or not, hemp and cannabis oil have played a major role in skin care for decades but hasn’t always gotten the praise it deserves (for obvious reasons). But now with the legalization of marijuana, Canadians are getting more familiar with herb and educating themselves and understanding the differences between hemp (which doesn’t contain THC) and weed; making hemp oil one of the buzziest ingredients in beauty right now. So, no, hemp oil doesn’t get you high but does have anti-inflammatory properties that can transform the look of skin, clear acne and relieve dryness.
Here, we’ve listed seven of our favourite hemp-infused products that we think you should try.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand-Working Hand Protector, $21, available at The Body Shop
Noted as one of The Body Shop’s best-sellers, this iconic hemp hand cream helps to provide extremely dry and cracked hands with ultra-hydration.
Province Apothecary Hydrating Rescue Balm, $26, available at Province Apothecary
Great for treating eczema, this body omega-rich balm helps alleviate cracked, chapped and extremely dry skin. Made with Canadian beeswax, it also replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier and protects it from environmental elements.
Herb Essntls Cannabis Infused Lip Balm, $16, available online at Herb Essntls.com
Made with peppermint, honey and beeswax, this cannabis-infused lip balm keep lips hydrated and protected. Cannabis sativa oil helps rebuild the lips’ moisture barrier to keep them looking and feeling soft and healthy all day long.
Vertly Hemp Infused Relief Lotion, $59, available online at Vertlybalm.com
With the healing powers of CBD oil and organic botanical herbs, this body lotion helps relieves aches, soreness and pains from exercise, travel and life in general. This lotion can be slathered on all over the body and/or used as a spot treatment.
Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil, $104, available at Murale
Transform tired, dull, lacklustre skin with this powerful, quick-absorbing face oil. Packed with antioxidants, this oil will help reveal a more radiant and youthful complexion.
Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara, $29, available at Sephora
This mascara uses thickening heart-shaped fibres to lock onto lashes to create high-volume and clump-free finish, while its hemp-derived oil-infused formula coats and conditions lashes to promote strength and growth.
Malin+Goetz Cannabis Hand+Body Wash, $31, available at Etiket.ca
Great for those with dry and sensitive skin, the hand and body wash gently cleanses and hydrates the skin without drying it out thanks to its amino acid formula. Its cannabis fragrance leaves a warm, spicy scent.