If you've been thinking about taking your skincare routine to new heights with cannabidiol, aka, CBD oil, Sephora has you covered. The beauty retailer now has a small section of creams and oils that boast the non-psychoactive ingredient derived from the cannabis plant as its star player.
But does the buzzy ingredient really have skincare benefits?
Board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, of the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, explains that while there isn't an overwhelming amount of research on CBD oil, it can be an effective ingredient for specific skin types.
"There is consumer demand for more natural products these days, which I think is fueling this trend," she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "I've actually used CBD oil for things like wound healing, burns, and itching — and that's where the science does back it."
Nazarian says there is evidence that suggests CBD oil can be beneficial for those with acne or hyperpigmentation and scarring attributed to breakouts. "Given the fact that CBD is anti-inflammatory and acne is an inflammatory condition for many people, along with the fact that it down regulates the production of oil, I actually think somebody that suffers from acne would benefit from CBD oil," she says, adding that it can help heal up those post-breakout dark spots, too.
And if you don't have acne but maybe have sensitive, dry or redness-prone skin, Nazarian says it can provide relief. "It's calming and anti-inflammatory and hydrating on some level given its oil base, which isn't a bad combination for someone like that."
Below, shop some of the new CBD skin care products available at Sephora now.
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Made with just two ingredients this luxurious oil boasts 1,000mg of CBD, the most potent available at Sephora. Its counterpart, grape seed oil is rich in antioxidant vitamin E, which helps combat free radical damage that leads to aging.
Shop it: $100, sephora.com
This plant-powered oil is made with a blend of 100 percent pure Argan oil, a tried-and-true skin-nourishing botanical, and CBD-rich cannabis sativa hemp extract, making it ideal for dull and tired skin.
Shop it: $78, sephora.com
Packed with 500mg of CBD and whopping 20-plus botanicals including sea buckthorn and rosehip, this potent powerhouse goes beyond boosting skin’s glow and keeping pores clear.
Shop it: $125, sephora.com
Double down on oil with this water-free formula — it’s made with over 300mg of CBD and dose of essential fatty acids. The results? A strong blend that absorbs in no time.
Shop it: $77, sephora.com
If you prefer a cream-based product, look no further. This skin-balancing cream protects against environmental stressors thanks to its trio of CBD, essential fatty acids and adaptogen-rich actives.
Shop it: $68, sephora.com
Made with Ashwagandha, which is said to balance stress levels, this calming oil has 100mg of CBD and helps soothe redness and irritated skin.
Shop it: $58, sephora.com
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