This week, we’re feeling DOPE. Self-isolation hasn’t got a thing on us because we’ve got a themed takeover for LiB Box. Let’s talk all things CBD, the hero ingredient that can be used for pretty much everything. Yes, really.
A DOPE INGREDIENT
CBD is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Unlike THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes you to get ‘high’, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
During this time, we want to keep you up-to-date with the essentials you NEED… We’ve enlisted the help of some of our favourite CBD-inspired brands and products to deliver a mini edit of self-care heroes.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Patchology Moodpatch: Chill Mode Eye Gels
Formulated with cannabis sativa seed oil and natural tea leaves, these eye gels will lull stressed skin into a state of total relaxation. And these plant-packed miracle workers won’t stop there. They’ll also moisturise dehydrated cells and nip fine lines in the bud, thanks to powerful botanical ingredients snow mushroom, reishi mushroom, and rhodiola root extract.
Best for…chilling out for 10 minutes while watching Netflix. As you catch up with the latest drama, these gels get to work at softening, toning and protecting the under eyes.
Love CBD Love CBD Balm
Rich in all the goodness of CBD, this skin balm harnesses 100mg of hand-harvested CBD, grown in the sunny climes of Slovenia and Croatia. This little pot of gold has a near endless list of uses. Better yet, a little goes a long way.
Best for… anywhere that’s feeling dry; lips, hands and cuticles are our favourite places to use this balm.
Dr Botanicals Hemp Infused Natural Nutrition Moisturiser
We all love a moisturiser that does more than, well, moisturise. Combining hemp seed oil and cocoa butter, this day moisturiser not only protects, nourishes and hydrates, it’s known as ‘nature’s most perfectly balanced oil’, rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to maintain healthy skin while plumping tired and dry complexions.
Best for… everyday use and a perfect base for makeup. Need to fake your eight hours? This has got you covered.
Douvall’s Skin High Argan & Cannabis Oil
Featuring 200mg of full spectrum CBD oil within its formula, this wonder oil boosts the appearance of skin, increases elasticity and balances out the skin so it can absorb vital nutrients. The brand uses organically grown, full spectrum cannabis oil carefully extracted at low temperatures to ensure it maintains as many of the beneficial compounds as possible.
Best for… slathering on skin in the evening as the last step in your routine before bed. It’s great for dry skin all year round.
Blossom 3% Mint CBD Oil
This fan favourite brand delivers a delicate and cooling natural mint flavoured CBD, perfect for those looking for a flavoured oil that tastes as good as it feels. Formulated using a multi-step purification process, this 3% broad spectrum CBD oil is free from THC while still containing trace levels of terpenes and other minor plant co-factors for optimal benefits.
Best for… CBD first timers and those wanting to try an oil that delivers maximum benefits without sacrificing on flavour.
Blossom CBD Rescue Cream
Combining avocado oil, ginseng and 100mg of Niosome CBD, this cream rescues dry, parched skin and brings it back to its former glory. When it comes to CBD in skincare, the lipophilic nature of the CBD molecule means it has a tough time making it through the tough outer layer of your skin before it can be absorbed and get to work. The Niosome CBD technology in this product ensures your CBD actually gets absorbed by your skin.
Best for… all skin types for use on the face, hands and body. The increased activity of washing our hands has left many screaming out for some TLC so this product works wonders.