What exactly is CBD? Well, it won’t make you high, for starters. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Unlike like its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), it’s known for its calming qualities rather than psychoactive effects. CBD is available in everything from gummies and grooming products to oils and energy drinks.
The CBD oil extract sold in the United States is derived from the hemp plant and falls into one of two categories: pure CBD isolate (which is legal everywhere because it exclusively contains CBD without any additional cannabinoids) or full spectrum oil (which retains some other cannabinoids, such as THC, and is still classified as illegal in certain states).
According to Harvard, CBD can also help with seizures in patients who don’t respond to medications. And just recently the FDA approved Epidiolex, which contains CBD and treats those conditions. It can also help people fall and stay asleep. Hemp oil, meanwhile, has trace amounts of CBD in it, and as a term is often used interchangeably with CBD.
“CBD oil, sometimes referred to as hemp seed oil, comes from the hemp plant, which is a relative to marijuana. It is rich in natural emollient oils which help soften and hydrate the skin. Hemp seed oil has become increasingly popular. It has been used for decades in skin care and is particularly useful in treating conditions like dry skin and eczema,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s department of dermatology.
Be aware that generally, CBD is sold as a dietary supplement and currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So it’s on you to do your homework and make sure you know what you’re buying and how to use it. Which is why we limited our product picks to the skin care and beauty category, simply because we’re leery of anything edible that isn’t regulated. And also note that currently, Amazon prohibits the sale of pure cannabidiol, rich hemp oil containing cannabidiol or full-spectrum hemp oil containing cannabidiol.
And note that there’s still a ton of research left to do before we can definitively say that CBD is the powerhouse ingredient it’s touted as being. That being said, these are the most popular CBD and hemp skin care and beauty products on Amazon, with highly positive reviews, all from reputable brands.
This hemp shampoo makes thin hair look thicker and dull hair look shinier.
Your hair will look bouncier and healthier after using this hemp shampoo, which is made with 50 percent hemp oil. It’s very hydrating and works for any hair type and sensitive scalps.
“Product makes your hair feel really silky smooth. Lathers well,” says one reviewer.
This hemp healing lotion is lovely and soothing, without being at all greasy, and can even be used on your face.
This hemp healing lotion is made with hemp oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, and argan oil, among many other top-tier ingredients. It helps relieve dermatitis and heal dry, irritated skin.
“I love this hemp lotion!!!!! I massage my face & body with Fay Farm Hemp cbd lotion!!!! This is the best lotion for me!!!!” raves one reviewer.
Get smoother, more even skin with this anti-aging moisturizer. It's infused with extracts from the hemp plant and is great for all skin types.
This moisturizer absorbs quickly, and its first two ingredients are water and cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, so you know you’re getting the good stuff. And not a bunch of fillers.
“I first started using this product after finding it being sold at a farmer’s market. Can I just say, I AB.SOL.UTE.LY love it! My face is oily to normal and this left me feeling really refreshed and not super oily like many other moisturizers do,” says one reviewer.
If your skin is parched, slather on this hemp body butter. Hemp seed oil has a high concentration of essential fatty acids, so it's ideal for moisturizing needy skin.
This hemp body butter is will soften and condition your skin for the entire day. A little goes a long way.
“Enjoying this product! Smells amazing and not greasy! Some of the organic products I have used are heavy or don’t rub in easily. Not this product!” says one reviewer.
We love face masks. Chris Pratt loves face masks. Anthony Anderson loves face masks. Uncle Bud's detoxifying mask contains seaweed harvested from Belize coupled with hemp. Lots and lots of hemp.
Hemp seed oil not only moisturizes your skin, but it can help clear up any zits. This hemp face mask is creamy and soothing.
“I was suffering from break outs and as soon as I used this face mask my skin cleared up. This is my go to face mask. I love how hydrating it is and leaves my skin feeling fresh,” according to one reviewer.
This face cream uses the brand's own CannaCell formulation, made from hemp stem cells to help with anti-aging.
This vegan moisturizer is made with CannaCell hemp stem cells, and organic hemp seed oil. It’s suitable for all skin types.
“I LOVE this stuff after just using it for a few days. I have oily skin and this has really made a difference with how oily I am by the end of the day,” gushes one reviewer.
This shampoo, for folks dealing with hair loss, is loaded with hemp oil, can help stimulate new growth
This anti hair loss shampoo has five ingredients: hemp oil to help with new growth, biotin for its thickening properties, saw palmetto to combat baldness, wheat protein for elasticity, and argan oil for also encourage new growth.
“This is my second bottle and I am hooked. I see a difference in my hair texture and weight and it looks fuller. I would recommend this product. It is a little drying so I use conditioning on my ends only,” says one Amazon reviewer.
If your scalp is irritated, then hemp can be your savior. Especially if you have thinning hair. This shampoo is enriched with 100 percent pure natural hemp seed oil to hydrate your scalp.
This gentle, hemp-rich shampoo is sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and fully vegan.
“This shampoo has really improved the overall issues with my curly hair. No more dryness. More easily to control,” per one reviewer.
This body lotion is infused with pure hemp seed oil to make skin look and feel smoother and healthier.
This hemp-oil infused lotion has a heady scent of vanilla and musk and is both vegan and paraben-free.
“The older I get, the more my skin has dried out. I was looking for a product that would moisturize and firm and I think I found it. I really love this moisturizer! My skin hasn’t felt this soft and smooth in a very long time and it seems to be a little firmer too. I even use it on my face with great results! The scent is a very mild vanilla/musk scent, and very pleasant. I will definitely purchase this product again,” says one reviewer.
O Naturals got its start in Paris, and now sells high-quality skin care that's plant-based. The hemp day cream is formulated with hemp seed oil and hyaluronic acid to give you majorly smooth skin.
The hemp day cream has serious anti-aging juice, goes on smooth, and won’t leave you feeling greasy and nasty.
“When I got this product I was extremely excited. My skin in the winter either gets extremely dry or shiny. At the time it was dry with dry patches near my mouth area I began using it & within a week the dry patch was gone & my skin was getting moisturizer. Now having used it for a month my skin couldn’t look better it’s super smooth & soft. The moisturizer itself smells natural and is lightweight allowing you to use it multiple times a day. I will definitely buy again when this jar runs out which won’t be anytime soon because it’s a great amount” raves one reviewer.
You can use this food-grade organic hemp oil all over your skin. It's highly moisturizing and soothing.
Ideal for dry skin, this hemp oil can serve as your go-to moisturizer, especially if your skin feels parched during the winter.
“This oil seems to take the edge off so to speak. I get better sleep as well. I actually rubbed a small amount on an arthritic finger and could not believe the difference it made. It’s so inexpensive I will use it every time I have a sore joint, great and THANKS,” says one reviewer.
Josie Maran's Skin Dope face oil is loaded with hemp and is meant to help improve your skin.
This face oil features combination of argan oil and hemp seed oil, which is meant to give skin the amino acids it needs.
“I use this product at night all over my face and I have seen a difference in the overall radiance of my skin. I highly recommend,” per one reviewer.
This hemp healing salve is intended to help with itchy, dry skin, bug bites, and eczema.
This healing salve is great for chafed skin, dry elbows, or any part of your body that needs extra TLC. It’s full of hemp oil, avocado oil, beeswax, burdock, calendula, chamomile, and rosemary, without any chemicals.
“This product is unbelievably effective at healing. It is greasy and has a sort of a musty menthol smell that some may find needs getting used to but these draw backs are easily overlooked by it’s versatility and effectiveness. I originally purchased it as an intense moisturizer for my dry hands, but it is so much more. I had a small puncture wound on my neck from pruning roses and applied a small amount of ointment and discovered that the wound had healed almost completely overnight. Next to the wound there was a small skin tag and it had disappeared also so tried it on the other few skin tags I had and they all vanished with two applications of the ointment,” says one reviewer.
These bath bombs are truly the bomb, thanks to their rich, soothing blend of organic coconut and hemp oils.
Dr. Hempster’s bath bombs are totally vegan, and somehow manage to be both refreshing and relaxing, thanks to this combo of hemp, lavender and coconut oils.
“They smell is fantastic, the rate that is dissolves is perfect (like, it doesn’t dissolve asap, but doesn’t take an hour), and my skin feels ridiculously soft,” writes one reviewer.
Bar soap can be blah. Not this hemp-infused bar soap. It's a jolt of energy in the shower.
You get the soothing and reparative power of hemp oil, coupled with the invigorating scents of eucalyptus and peppermint, for the ultimate wake-up routine. We love that it’s made without triclosan.
“The soap is long lasting, VERY easy on the skin, including face, and removes all oils and dirt to make one feel squeaky clean. The best thing about this soap is, I can get clean and not smell like a perfume magazine insert afterwards. No kidding, try it is my recommendation,” says one reviewer.
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