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MY FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS THIS YEAR
by Cheryl Green
The gift of beauty.
In the world of cannabis beauty, there are more brands to choose from than you may realize!
Sure– canna skincare, cosmeceuticals and grooming products can easily be found in Sephora and ULTA, but aside from these beauty emporiums, there are those that have become newly available in mainstream retail stores ranging from upscale department stores like Neiman Marcus to markets and drugstores like Krogers and CVS. The exciting news is that there are lesser-known indie brands that have yet to make it onto those mainstream shelves and rely exclusively on e-commerce or canna-friendly retail outlets like Standard Dose and Come Back Daily, to sell their products and though I’m not sure how stiff the competition is, I do know that there seems to be an extremely wide variety of cannabis beauty products out there for pretty much every part of your body… and that’s a good thing!
WHAT EXACTLY IS INDIE BEAUTY?
Indie beauty brands are brands that are independently owned and are not backed by corporations. Most cannabis beauty brands start out this way then if they are lucky, eventually get bought by large corporations once they see how the brand is performing and what kind of profits they’re turning. Indie brands do not become “stars” overnight! They usually have been around for a little while and most seem to gain popularity through social media, advertising on websites and by attending trade shows, like the Indie Beauty Expo or the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo, where small business owners get the opportunity to display their product lines and meet with buyers. Many lucrative deals are made at these shows and expos and many of them are also open to the public. Another thing to understand about indie beauty brands, is that they rely heavily on social media and branded events to engage directly with the public, where there is a chance to meet in person with potential customers who get to know them and feel “connected” to them. Some indie brands even hire or designate someone on their team as a brand ambassador, who takes on the role as the face and personality of the brand and is the brand’s public relations person. As brands grow, they usually hire a few people just to deal with highly followed beauty influencers both online and on YouTube, hoping to get their brands endorsed. Some of these influencers command big bucks and in the cannabis beauty world, many brands don’t have the finances to pay for such exposure… it depends.
I wanted to share a few of my favorite products that I’ve come across based on potency, texture, efficacy and aesthetics. I also wanted to try to distinguish between those brands that contain CBD with those containing hemp seed oil, because hemp seed oil IS NOT the same as CBD oil!
I tend to lean towards “clean beauty” products that have few or no extra synthetic chemicals because like everyone else who is passionate about CBD beauty– we care about not only what we put in our body but what we put ON our body!
Since CBD beauty is still unregulated for the most part, if I were you, I would look at a product’s ingredients and see how far down the list CBD (cannabidiol) is listed, because by law, companies have to list their ingredients in a hierarchy from first to last where the first ingredient is the main ingredient and the last ingredient is the least significant. Another very important factor is to look at how many milligrams of CBD per ounce or fluid ounce are in each product, because that makes a difference as well!
That said, here are my holiday picks, in no particular order:
CANNUKA CBD HARMONIZING FACE CREAM $58 | 100mg CBD
Made with our unique combination of CBD and Manuka honey, plus witch hazel, cucumber extract, and hyaluronic Acid—it helps balance oil production for clearer-looking skin that really hydrates.
Distilled Water, Bees Wax, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Emulsifying Wax, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl Oleate, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Myristic Acid, Grapeseed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, CBD Isolate (100mg), Manuka Honey (Active 16+), Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Grapefruit Extract, Witch Hazel, Cucumber extract and Mallow extract.
The superior healing properties of Manuka honey along with CBD… it packs a “one-two-punch” of goodness for your skin.
CBD Body Butter, Handmade, Small Batch for Pain
& Inflammation $100 4oz. | 1,000mg CBD
Their richest, oiliest topical so it’s meant to be massaged in, not just a shmear job. Awesome for dry skin.
NEW ! ! ! Extra Strength: 1,000mg / 4 oz.
Original Formula Available in 500mg / 4 oz. or 200mg / 1.5 oz.
Ingredients: organic shea butter, virgin organic coconut oil, all natural almond oil, CBD isolate, vitamin E, peppermint oil. #poppednyc
Go to: POPPED.NYC
This formulation is uncomplicated, and contains all proven ingredients that work.
Overnight Exfoliating Mask $62 | 422mg CBD
The Overnight Exfoliating Mask from Hora is comprised of powerful ingredients vitamin A to reduce facial acne, evening primrose to smoothe the skin, and MCT oil to restore nutrients. CBD combats anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that react with the body’s existing cannabinoid receptors to encourage recovery of damaged skin, and salicylic acid, which acts as a natural exfoliator by softening and dissolving dead skin cells, allowing it to penetrate pores and optimize efficacy. Fragrance-free and made in the USA, a thin layer of this milky exfoliator in the evening diminishes dead skin cells and pumps healthy oils back into your skin for a natural, clean glow.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Di Propylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Glycerol Monostearate, Polysobate 20, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose oil, Cetyl Alcohol, 422mg CBD isolate, MCT, Euxyl PE 9010, Triethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin A PalmitateIngredients: Water, Glycerin, Di Propylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Glycerol Monostearate, Polysobate 20, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose oil, Cetyl Alcohol, 422mg CBD isolate, MCT, Euxyl PE 9010, Triethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate
The infusion of CBD and MCT oil means there’s less skin irritation
CBD Peel-Off Mask: Porefection $36 | 100mg CBD
Key Ingredients: Activated Charcoal, 100MG CBD
Full Ingredients: Purified Water, PVA, Hemp CBD, Activated Charcoal, Glycerin, Biodegradable Glitter, Menthol, Rosemary Oil, Citric Acid #millenialbeaute
Who wouldn’t love a little glam in a face mask? CBD + activated charcoal is infused into a peel-off mask that sparkles with biodegradable glitter! How fun!
COLOR UP THERAPEUTICS $195 | CBD amounts vary
Holiday Gift Set
Gift one to yourself, retail them in your spa, or stock up on presents for your family and friends!
This Travel Essentials Holiday Set includes full RETAIL sizes of the following products:
REMOVE Foaming Cleanser
BRIGHT Dark Eye Circle Reduction & Firming Eye Cream
REPAIR UV Damage Repair Moisturizer
ELEMETAL Zinc Moisturizer
REMOVE Makeup Wipes
FRESH Enzymatic Deodorant
Their products go through 3rd & 4th party lab testing. All of their products and services are infused with Cannabidiol (CBD) from organically and sustainably grown hemp on a 2014/2018 Farm Bill compliant and CDA registered Colorado Hemp farm. They are licensed by the CDPHE* and it is legal to purchase and resell all of their product lines. They follow cGMP guidelines closely, and source only pharmaceutical-grade Cannabis. In addition to their Pure CBD line, they do have a Full Spectrum Line that contains other phtyocannabinoids such as CBC, CBN, CBG, small amounts of THC (.3% or less), terpenes and flavonoids. #coloruptherapeutics
These are full size products… no skimpy travel sizes here!
Most importantly, they are ONCOLOGY SAFE.
TRIBEAUTY CBD Eye Cream | For Dark Circles, Wrinkles
and Puffiness $60 | 100mg CBD
Packed with 100mg of CBD, the cream also includes nourishing, anti-aging ingredients such as Arnica, Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil to battle Crow’s Feet, Undereye Bags and more.
Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Hemp, Arnica and Birch Extracts, Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Bees Wax, 100MG Hemp-derived Cannabidiol
Other Ingredients: Ethyl Macadamiate, Certearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Potassium Sorbate
Go to: TRIBETOKES.com
100mgs. of high quality CBD along with anti-aging ingredients.
CBD Clean Beauty by TRIBEAUTY
Their 6-in-1 formulation CBD face mask does it all: plumps, oxygenates, hydrates, brightens, calms, and protects. A powerful blend of spinach & kale oxygenates your skin, while vitamin C brightens and evens skin tone. White clay supports natural cell turnover and calms blemishes. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an enzyme that your body produces naturally and stimulates collagen production.
CBD applied topically can interact with the cannabinoid receptors in your skin to fight inflammation, promote healing and provide relief from short-term setbacks.
INFUSE YOUR SKIN WITH SUPERFOODS:
200 mgs. Cannabidiol, Kale, Spinach, White Clay, Green Tea, Jojoba, COQ10 and Aloe #tribetokes
Go to: TRIBETOKES.com
Your face feels clean, nourished… and these veggie-rich ingredients …enough said!
Relief & Recovery Cream $35.99 | 50mg CBD
Cooling relief in a deeply nourishing and luxurious skin cream. Relief & Recovery CBD Cream contains a proprietary blend of plant-based ingredients along with highest quality broad spectrum CBD. Essential oils of Menthol and Peppermint are soothing and cooling.
Guided by the science-backed wisdom of CBD, their proprietary blends are formulated by expert chemists and naturopaths using premium US hemp that is grown to the highest organic standards and principles.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol Glycerin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Tetradecane, Menthol, Hemp Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorious (Safflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Cannabidiol (CBD) Rich Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil. Whole-plant, hemp-derived CBD, 0 mg THC. #sagelynaturals
They boast a proprietary blend of plant-based ingredients along with highest quality broad spectrum CBD.
NATURE OF THINGS
Fortifying Magnesium Soak $36 | 60mg CBD
Ecologically sourced magnesium chloride meets broad spectrum CBD for a soak that enhances relaxation and promotes a restorative night’s sleep. Papaya enzyme, passionflower, and french green clay work together to soothe the body and detoxify the skin, making this the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day. Vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
Ingredients: Magnesium Chloride** Montmorillonite** Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil* Broad Spectrum CBD* (60mg), Bromelain*, Papain*, Passiflora Incarnata Extract*, Citrus Reticolata (Tangerine) Peel Oil*** Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil,*** Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,*** Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil,*** Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Dimethyl Heptenal*
*Plant-derived Mineral or clay-derived ** Part of the natural fragrance *** (Natural fragrances are essential oils and isolates, and not a result of synthetic chemistry) #natureofthings
Skin softening. Ecologically sourced magnesium chloride and broad spectrum CBD making it easy to chill…
WITH LOVE CBD LIQUID LIPSTICK
These are just a few of their lippies. They come in a range of colors for all skin tones and have added CBD benefits.
CBD is 99+% Pure Cannabidiol Isolate, derived entirely from naturally sourced, USA Grown, Industrial Hemp Oil
CBD’s anti inflammatory benefits keeps lips supple with an added dose of SHINE!
Their CBD enhanced lip gloss formula brings chapped, tired lips to new heights – absolutely no THC here!
ATOMIC MAKEUP is: 100% VEGAN • CRUELTY FREE • TALC FREE • GLUTEN FREE #atomicmakeup
Go to: ATOMIC MAKEUP.com
They’re a good value, and have lots of colors to choose from that are compatible with ALL skintones!
(Check out the entire range of lip colors on their site.)
LITTLE FLOWER HEMP COMPANY
Rose Tansy Rehab Masque $155 | 500mg Whole Plant Hemp Extract*
Holistic skin care technology went into their Rose Tansy Rehab Masque. Snail Mucin, is used to blur, prevent dryness, and soothe. Glycolic Acid is added as a natural exfoliant. There are added essential oils, Blue Tansy and Rose, to help minimize signs of aging and for their natural antioxidant and hydrating properties. Along with other natural ingredients and their Little Flower Whole Plant Hemp Extract these ingredients have been known to help resurface, renew, and make your skin look tighter and brighter.
*500 Milligrams Whole Plant Hemp extract which includes other essential cannabinoids, perfectly balanced omegas 3, 6 & 9 and amino acids.
Rose Flower Water, Glycolic Acid, Snail Mucin, Little Flower Whole Plant Hemp Extract, Glucomannen, Tetrasodium, Glutamate DiacetateB, Bamboo Extract, Essential Oils: Blue Tansy, Marjoram, Juniper. #littleflowerhempcompany
Go to: LITTLE FLOWER HEMP COMPANY
I like that it has snail mucin, a K-Beauty favorite, which seals in moisture and allows active ingredients to really penetrate and soften skin.
DOPE NAILS | GREEN LOVE POTION $12
Not just stoner babes will enjoy this Holo shimmer Green Lacquer with long lasting luxurious shine. Perfect for all skin tones and year round fashionable wear.
The highly pigmented holographic green is a stand out color for the holidays!
AFTER SHAVE HEMP SEED OZONATED OIL $15.95
Ozonated Hemp Seed Oil is an after shave oil. Oxygen enrichment helps the process of skin rejuvenation.
Ozone is a unique source preserving and restoring the health of skin. Ozonated oil therapy does not hide skin defects but normalizes and stimulates natural derma functions.
Ozonated Hemp Seed Oil kills bacteria and sterilizes but also accelerates the healing process.
After Shave Relief Ozonated Oil for Men helps to moisturize, soften and soothe the skin. It helps to make the skin hydrated, supple and pleasant to touch. It prevents moisture loss during shaving.
It prevents dehydration of the skin making it feel soft to the touch.
Chemical Free | No Preservatives | No Fragrance #ozonefactory
The addition of ozone to accelerate healing, though I’m uncertain by how much.
MJ ESTHETICS | DEODORANT $22 | 500mg CBD
This deodorant is filled with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Seriously improving how the pits look and feel. This deodorant has been shown to fight hyper pigmentation with its high antioxidant content. Then they follow it up with odor control from essential oils and arrow root.
Made with organic, fair trade and GMO free ingredients for your sake and the earths.
Organic ingredients: raw cocoa and shea butter, hemp seed oil, arrowroot powder, hemp derived CBD isolate, fullers earth clay, essential oils, aluminum free sodium bicarbonate @mjesthetics #mjesthetics
I became aware of the importance of organic, natural deodorants when learning about breast cancer. Since deodorant is applied right near lymph nodes, you want only pure, natural ingredients, because they get absorbed into the body– that being said, you do not want to apply toxic chemicals under your arms.
COSMETIC BAGS WITH A PREPPY-VIBE $21 (2 pack)
- Material: Oxford Cloth, sturdy And Soft.
- Water Proof, Shake Proof, Anti-wear , Spill-proof Interiors And Easy To Carry.
- It Will Be Very Handy While Traveling. Easily Carry Cosmetics Makeup Tools Like Lipstick, Eye Shadow, Or Men’s Shaving Kit.
- The High Quality Smooth Zipper Bring The Best User Experiences. Perfect To Organize Items In Your Day Bag Or Just Carry It On Its Own As A Clutch.
- The Bag Will Keep Your Toiletry Accessories Safe, It’s Easy To Access Them, Quicker And More Convenient; Folds Up For Easy Storage And Travel. Everything Is Easy To Find. #cosmeticbag
by Gol Saly
It’s a subtle way of showing cannabis pride that doesn’t scream “stoner”.
BEAUTYLISH | THE 420 BRUSH COLLECTION $42
• The Contour Brush
• The Smudger Brush
• The Packer Brush
• The Blender Brush
• The Powder Brush
Why It’s Special:
The translucent lucite handles feature three sizes of cannabis-shaped glitter and a “420” gold-foil stamp.
The set comes with a dichroic carrying case custom-made to fit all five brushes
Set of 5
No actual cannabis included @beautylish #beautylish
The lucite handles with cannabis leaf bling is just downright cute!
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How CBD-Infused Products Can Save Your Skin This Winter
by Katie Shapiro
Senior Contributor Vices
Whether you live in one of the world’s colder regions or are planning a ski vacation this season, the dry air that comes with winter — especially at higher altitudes — can take an extreme toll on your skin. As cannabis-infused products continue to take the beauty industry by storm, one lesser-known secret is that the plant can provide serious moisture, relief and protection against the damaging effects of the elements.
Despite new lines continually hitting the shelves at the likes of Sephora, there is still a lack of recent research and dermatologists have yet to publicly back brands. What we do know? The most common ingredient is hemp seed oil in the form of CBD extract, which is known to provide natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Dr. Jeanette Jacknin called hemp “the new cosmeceutical ingredient” during her “Hemp and Cannabinoids for Beauty and Skin Disorders” presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting earlier this year. And now with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which if signed by the president, will remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and make it a legal agricultural commodity again, the floodgates will fully open to the beauty and wellness industries.
While legislation progress is already underway, co-founder of L’Eela CBD Bodycare Amy Andrle explains, “Until cannabis as a whole is legalized on a federal level, a conflict of interest and hesitation to go on the record will remain for board certified doctors.”
Also a co-owner of the award-winning organic cultivator and retail dispensary L’Eagle Services in Denver and board member of the Cannabis Certification Council, Andrle is obviously a proponent for all-natural skincare products.
“Everyone’s composition is different, but in a lot of cases, skin can get worse when prescribed high concentrations of chemicals through traditional medicine,” says Andrle.
“One reason CBD-infused skincare is more effective is because hemp molecules are extremely small, making the penetration into the skin far easier than most creams,” according to Dr. Andrew Kerklaan, president and founder of Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics.
Known for a rigorous triple-lab-testing process, Kerklaan drew on more than 20 years as a internationally-renowned chiropractor to combine both pain relief and healing properties into his product line, which he launched in 2017. “I’m hopeful that once we see regulatory things change, there will be more opportunity for more research and regulation in the sector. There are a lot of products getting produced that are over promising and under delivering, using irresponsibly sourced hemp,” says Kerklaan.
Until then, cannabis companies are only able to rely on customer feedback. Kerklaan says it’s compelling enough, citing the before and after photos he receives from around the world almost daily.
CANNABIS GETS THE STAR TREATMENT
Hollywood rolled out the green carpet for cannabis this awards season. Cheddar’s Alyssa Julya Smith visited a luxury gifting suite where Emerald Exchange provided Northern California craft cannabis to the stars.
Source: Cheddar Media