First came hyaluronic acid, then we were all into retinols. Now? CBD is the ingredient on everyone’s wish list. We spoke to the women who credit CBD for overhauling their skincare routine…
CBD is the beauty industry’s ‘it’ ingredient right now, but the buzz doesn’t mean that cannabidiol, as CBD is more scientifically known, is just a passing fad.
Heralded for soothing skin, this ingredient looks set to stick around in our skincare routines for a long time to come.
To find out just how transformative CBD could be to our bathroom cabinets and beauty bags, we spoke to five women who swear by this new wonder ingredient.
1. “My skin no longer feels sensitive”
For Kristina, CBD skincare definitely lived up to its hype. “I’d read studies and heard claims that CBD can help maintain good skin condition,” she says, “but I didn’t believe it until I tried it.”
For someone with sensitive skin, Kristina, a publicist from North West London, now swears by CBD oil. “I add a couple of drops a night on my face and neck after I cleanse. My skin feels super moisturised, and I no longer get flushed. It’s the key step in my nighttime routine.”
2. “My skincare routine has become self-care”
As much as CBD can calm the skin, making more of a routine of your skincare can also be beneficial for soothing your mind, as Jazmin, a fashion designer from Brighton, found.
“I use a CBD oil every night, warming it in my hands,” Jazmin explains. “It’s really helped my combination skin, especially the dry areas, but above all it’s calming.”
If you’re looking to add a soothing step to your skincare routine, try The Body Shop’s CBD Restoring Facial Oil. Infused with natural CBD and hemp seed oil and patchouli extract, this oil should moisturise and help your skin to feel soothed, as well as giving you a new skincare routine which can act as mindfulness.
3. “CBD was the best present I ever received”
For Jenni from Essex, CBD was the best gift of the year.
“A friend gifted me some CBD moisturiser last year and I’ve never looked back,” she explains. “I have dry skin on my palms and at first was worried it might react, but actually I find it really soothing for my skin,” she adds.
Need a moisture boost? The Body Shop’s CBD Replenishing Moisture Cream is rich, velvety and 100% vegan. The CBD and hemp seed oil in this cream work with squalane and patchouli extract to relieve and calm dry and tight feeling skin.
4. “My skincare experiment paid off”
For many, the hype surrounding CBD skincare is enough to try it out. Luckily for Smera, a production assistant from London, her educated gamble paid off.
“I was first exposed to the benefits of hemp through clothing and other fabrics, when I decided to try out it’s cousin on my skin as well. Since using CBD products, my skin is softer,” Smera adds.
Smera went on to experiment with other CBD products, but her top skincare tip? “I love a CBD face serum combined with a jade roller before going to bed.”
5. “CBD helps me manage my stress”
With everything happening in the world right now, it’s no surprise that Pardeep from Coventry has found her stress levels creeping up.
“I love using face masks as a way to force myself to slow down, but I decided to try one with CBD to see if it would zen me out even more,” she explains. “I do think it makes a difference - my CBD mask is now my go-to when I’m feeling stressed.”
The Body Shop’s CBD soothing Oil-Balm Cleansing Mask, is a perfect pick for a soothing nighttime routine. The gel-to-milk texture is enriched with indulgent olive oil, purifying white clay and a blend of CBD and hemp seed oil to help deeply cleanse your skin while leaving it feeling soft.
The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally inspired skincare, body care, hair care and make-up produced ethically and sustainably and their CBD range is no different, enriched with 100% Natural Origin CBD and vegan certified. Shop online and in store now.
Illustrations by Ludi Leiva.