CBD is still unregulated, which is good for companies looking to cash in on its popularity. But what actually works?
Cannabidiol’s rise to prominence has been unprecedented. One day no one knew what it was and the next we all had at least one wellness product containing CBD in our bathrooms. While these fads and trends tend to be little more than smoke and mirrors, research and anecdotal evidence say that CBD is legitimate, helping people cope with a variety of symptoms.
While there are some really great CBD products, there are hundreds that are just using the compound for marketing purposes. Lack of regulations complicate things further, giving companies plenty of openings that allow them to take advantage of your lack of knowledge. Don’t fall in their trap; learn about CBD and get to know the brands that are making the products you want.
The Cut compiled a list of certified CBD products that have provided positive results. We’ve compiled our favorites below and split them according to your needs:
For your eyes
Baggy eyes just happen, sometimes when you feel rested and have slept eight hours. Cannuka CBD Calming Eye Balm was designed for relieving these symptoms. Containing honey, the balm is silky and smooth, providing a cool and alleviating feel on your skin, de-puffing the bags under your eyes and hydrating you.
For your hair
Although less popular than the work it does with skin, CBD is also a good supplement for your hair and scalp. Due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties CBD infused hair products can relieve irritation on your scalp and soften your hair. June Grooming Oil is great for all kinds of hair, including facial or the one on your head. This product is used before or after showering and contains bergamot, neroli, sandalwood and clary sage.
For your skin
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There are hundreds of lotions and creams containing CBD. The compound works really well when applied to skin, reducing inflammation and nursing it back to health. If you’re interested in a CBD face mask check out Lab to Beauty The Green Cure Mask. If you want a serum a deeper hydration, check out Ildi Pekar Tissue Repair Serum Infused with CBD Oil.
For a bath
There are plenty of relaxing bath salts containing CBD since the compound works really well when absorbed through the skin. Prima’s Soak It In Bath Gem contains all sorts of relaxing botanicals, such as rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender, leaving your skin silky and hydrated after each use.
If you suffer from headaches or muscle pains, CBD products like Dr. Kerklaan’s Natural Pain Cream works by rubbing in some cream on each temple or over your neck, lower back and joints. Unlike many of the creams used for relieving pain, this product is non-greasy and smells like lavender, making it a good option to have on the go.