The 14 Best CBD Beauty Products for Everything From Skincare to Sleep

Laura Reilly
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As once-widespread skepticism around cannabinoid (CBD) and its therapeutic properties diminishes, the market is finding itself suddenly flooded with products containing the hemp-based ingredient. While this means higher accessibility and more choice for consumers, it has also come to mean navigating through many bogus and disappointing products.

The beauty industry has experienced the CBD boom to an extreme degree. Everything from serums to deodorants to, perhaps unnecessarily, mascaras has been CBD-ified. But for every well-formulated product there are a dozen junk options just around the corner, many of which don’t even contain the active ingredient (cannabinoid) and are instead made with non-active hemp — or sometimes, no cannabis-derived ingredients at all.

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For this reason and many others — not least of which: ensuring you’re using safely grown CBD that’s been independently tested against toxins like pesticides and heavy metals — it’s paramount that you shop from reliable sources. Retailers like Sephora have strict CBD-buying standards, so shoppers can be confident that the products they’re buying have been vetted.

CBD is naturally antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial, making it an excellent component for many beauty and skincare products that seek to reduce irritation and other signs of stress in skin. As you’ve probably heard, it’s also used for its anti-anxiety properties, making CBD-containing beauty products a step ahead in the self-care game.

Below, shop the best CBD beauty products on the market today.

Best Eye Cream: Haoma Earth Soothing CBD Eye Cream

Haoma’s gentle formula harnesses the power of CBD plus a range of botanicals to soothe, brighten, and promote circulation in the under-eye area. Licorice, mulberry, yarrow, nettle, and evening primrose are just some of the active plant-based ingredients that make this viscous (but not sticky) cream an anti-aging winner.

Shop now: $95; nordstrom.com

Best Hydrating Serum: Prima Enlightenment Serum

This lightweight serum combines 100 milligrams of broad-spectrum CBD with niacinamide to soothe, nourish, and brighten tired and dull-looking skin. This gentle product is made to be used in tandem with your moisturizer or face oil, offering an antioxidant boost that delivers a high concentration of replenishing ingredients without being taxing on your skin.

Shop now: $42; sephora.com

Best Vitamin C: Saint Jane Beauty The C Drops

CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a viable solution for alleviating redness from sun exposure. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties fend off free radicals in the environment and provide UV protection. These ingredients combined, as they are in Saint Jane’s The C Drops — available exclusively at Credo Beauty — make for the perfect summer weather defender.

Shop now: $90; credobeauty.com

Best Retinol: Paula’s Choice CBD Oil + Retinol

Retinol products are considered by dermatologists, estheticians, and plastic surgeons alike to be some of the best over-the-counter anti-aging solutions. However, they can be irritating to untrained skin. The introduction of CBD to this Paula’s Choice oil counteracts some of the active ingredient’s harsh effects and makes it a solid option for nightly use.

Shop now: $54; paulaschoice.com

Best Recovery Mask: Plant People Restore CBD Face Mask

A nourishing, redness-banishing product, this creamy, avocado-green wash-off mask can erase so many signs of irritation, inflammation, and stress from your face in under 30 minutes. Small, plant-based granules in the formula will also provide gentle exfoliation when washed off, leaving behind a bright and clear complexion.

Shop now: $60; nordstrom.com

Best Acne Mask: Bota CBD Calming & Regenerating Clay Mask

Pore-cleansing clay masks are notoriously drying. But this gentle oceanic clay mask is packed with moisturizing and anti-inflammatory agents, like jojoba oil and CBD, that counteract some of the typically dehydrating effects of the main ingredient.

Shop now: $19 (Originally $25); ulta.com

Best Moisturizer: Lord Jones Acid Mantle Repair Moisturizer

Lord Jones’ keystone moisturizer doesn’t rely on CBD alone to nourish and soothe skin. This “acid mantle repair” cream includes a rich blend of ceramides and hyaluronic acid — both essential building blocks of the epidermis — that help to rehab over-exfoliated or irritated skin so that it can better heal itself over time.

Shop now: $75; lordjones.com

Best Face Oil: Muri Lelu Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil

This industry newcomer has proven to be a forceful contender in not only CBD-based beauty, but in natural skincare overall, lasering its efforts onto a single keystone product: facial oil. The luxury formula combines cannabinoids with a flurry of rich, nourishing natural oils and extracts, from moisturizing squalane to licorice root to watermelon seed and beyond. A word of warning, though: Due to the purity and volume of CBD within, this oil smells distinctly “weedier” than most.

Shop now: $150; murilelu.com

Best Body Oil: Highborn Salome Rose Otto & Tulsi Luxury CBD Body Oil

Made with 200 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD, this luxurious body oil harnessed the power of five nourishing natural oils that penetrate deeply into your skin. The soothing blend imparts an addictively floral scent with hints of damascan rose oil and holy basil sure to uplift your mood with every application. Although it’s a newer product, it already has a cult following: Nordstrom shoppers bought out all of the retailer’s inventory in under a week.

Shop now: $58; highborn.nyc

Best Body Balm: TheraOne Revive CBD Body Balm

Theragun only recently released its line of topical CBD products made to be used in conjunction with its popular percussive device, but this muscle-soothing balm is already one of our favorites. Perhaps more of a wellness ointment than a typical beauty product, the TheraOne Revive CBD Body Balm meets our “feel good to look good” needs while also offering a pleasant, luxurious texture and scent.

Shop now: $65; theragun.com

Best Scalp Product: Briogeo B. Well CBD + Arnica Flower Soothing Skin & Scalp Oil

Made with 100 milligrams of broad-spectrum CBD per bottle, Briogeo’s phyto-active oil can soothe irritated skin and promote healthy hair growth. Arnica flower extract, hemp, jojoba, and tamanu oils support the CBD as well as condition and moisturize your skin, roots, and scalp. Use it morning or night on skin, or apply directly to your roots as an overnight mask to repair your scalp.

Shop now: $48; nordstrom.com

Best Deodorant: Kopari CBD Extra Strength Deodorant

Although it’s infused with 15 milligrams of CBD, this non-toxic deodorant doesn’t smell remotely like cannabis. Rather, the gently fragranced, coconut oil-based underarm product benefits from CBD’s anti-bacterial and irritation-soothing properties to help calm razor burn and diminish odors.

Shop now: $18; nordstrom.com

Best Fragrance: Heretic Dirty Grass CBD Eau de Parfum

The idea of spritzing yourself with a cannabis-based fragrance may seem anathema to a high-school career of dousing on Victoria’s Secret perfume to hide your mischievous activities from your parents, but that’s the beauty of adulthood. Heretic’s Dirty Grass eau de parfum is aptly named for its freshly cut scent that harkens more to summer lawns than dirty bongs. The fragrance is mature, the packaging striking, and the blend delivers an added bonus of relaxation.

Shop now: 50 mL for $185; sephora.com, 15 mL for $85; sephora.com

Best Beauty Sleep: CBD Pillow

Lest you think your beauty routine can only deliver CBD in cream and liquid form, CBD Pillow is exactly what it sounds like: a pillow fortified with soothing CBD to help you get a better night’s sleep. A memory foam core is enveloped in a plush, zipper-sealed pillowcase infused with millions of microcapsules that slowly release small amounts of CBD in response to impact. The medium-density pillow is suitable for all sleepers and contains 150 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD.

Shop now: $99 (Originally $129); cbdpillow.com