CBD is the potent super-plant which boasts natural powers to relax, restore and repair. Akin to other wellness-superstars like detoxifying charcoal or inflammation-fighting turmeric, CBD offers blissful-not-buzzy-benefits and can be a therapeutic addition to your daily routine.
So, when Free People revealed the latest addition to their beauty and wellness section, we got just a little bit excited! Here’s a refresher on the benefits of CBD and some of our favourite products from the new range. Excuse us while we add to cart!
While inhalation and ingestion are the most popular form in which people harness the benefits of the plant, topical CBD is becoming increasingly popular. According to Royal Queen Seeds, although it’s slow compared to capsules and supplements, CBD absorbs very easily into the skin and allows for consistent and continuous absorption over a longer period of time. Because of their many therapeutic benefits, CBD topicals are becoming increasingly popular; with a wide variety of products, such as lotions, creams, salves offering the power of CBD in a topical format.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, topical CBD is an excellent ingredient in any skincare regime. It can be useful for treating and preventing skin conditions like dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. Studies have found that the inclusion of CBD within skin care products inhibits sebum production, whilst also normalising overactive sebaceous gland cells, which is known as one major cause of acne—making CBD skincare a great pick for sufferers. It’s also good news for sufferers of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, as recent research suggests the topical application of CBD oil can help to relieve arthritis symptoms and the associated inflammatory pain.
1. Mary’s Nutritionals Elite Gel Pen
This transdermal hemp gel pen from Mary’s Nutritionals contains 50 (2mg) doses of gel enriched with activated hemp extract. Meant to help soothe aches and pains, apply it to the wrist, ankle or any other venous area of the skin for instant relief.
2. Cannuka Cleansing Body Bar
A rich, hand-cut cleansing bar from Cannuka that hydrates and conditions the skin for an indulgent and luxurious bathing experience. The inclusion of black pepper essential oil may help to delay visible signs of ageing, while the blend of antioxidant, anti-bacterial and antimicrobial ingredients like calming CBD and natural coconut, grapefruit and sunflower oil, will leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
3. Shea Brand Shea CBD Pain Reliever
To ensure maximum benefit, this CBD cream from Shea Brand is made with a combination of arnica oil and hard-hitting essential oils like black pepper, cinnamon, eucalyptus, ginger, peppermint, and wild oregano. It offers a wide range of antioxidant properties and can be used anywhere on the body to soothe and cool inflamed areas.
4. Mary’s Nutritionals Bath Bomb
Relax after a hard day with these hemp-infused bath bombs from Mary’s Nutritionals. Each scent creates its own unique experience and is rich in vitamins A, C & E. Each contains 50mg activated hemp extract. The lavender aroma of the Calm Bomb is great for relaxation and winding down after a long day, while the Boost Bomb’s citrus aroma is super invigorating and will spur you into action!
5. Cannuka Healing Skin Balm
Soothe and restore distressed skin with this all-purpose balm from Cannuka. Formulated with CBD oil, this velvety balm warms on contact and helps to reduce the appearance of skin concerns like blemishes, dry patches and redness, promoting healthier looking skin. The CBD content of this luxe balm works with Manuka Honey to produce healthy oils while preventing dryness and cracking.