CBD is one of my favorite ingredients. I feel like I’ve been hearing and reading about it ad nauseum, but just in case you haven’t been, CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is an extract from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is also from the cannabis plant, but don’t worry, these products contain no THC, which is the ingredient in Marijuana that makes you feel loopy.
CBD has been a popular topic of conversation these days largely due to the recent legalization of marijuana in several states combined with an influx of new studies about the treatment benefits of CBD. It is so effective and most people tolerate it really well.
The benefits are pretty broad, but simply put, CBD is known to be calming and anti-inflammatory, whether you apply it topically or ingest it. Unsure of where to start? Here are my favorite CBD products.
Myaderm CBD Calming Cream
This lightweight cream contains CBD, green tea extract, Yuzu oil, Aloe leaf juice, and pomegranate extract to calm and soothe sensitive or irritated skin. Get it here for $24.95 on myaderm.com.
Bevara Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser
If your skin needs a pick-me-up, this scrubbing cleanser will do the trick! In addition to broad-spectrum CBD, which is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, the cleanser contains aloe leaf juice, Vitamins A, B, C and E, and bamboo beads to give the skin a refreshing scrubbing. The citrusy scent is divine! Get it here for $40 on bevaraskin.com.
W!nk Defend CBD SPF 30
I believe strongly in the anti-aging properties of sunscreen and I’ve been using SPF on my face year ‘round for years. In the past year or so, I’ve developed a sensitivity to most sunscreen ingredients, but using the process of elimination, I have found that Zinc Oxide does not bother me. Unfortunately, the problem is that so many products that contain Zinc Oxide feel very heavy on my skin and/or leave a white cast. This sunscreen is the answer to all my SPF concerns! The sunscreen ingredients are Octinoxate (which I guess I’m also not sensitive to) and Zinc Oxide, as well as CBD. It’s for face and body and works beautifully under makeup. Get it here for $34 on wink-wink.com.
Color Up Therapeutics Repair Daily Moisturizer
This rich cream contains CBD, and unique ingredients, like Lingonberry Stem Cells and Watermelon Extract is such a treat to apply before bed. It feels rich and luxurious, but not heavy or oily. I feel like it has improved both the texture and tone of my skin. Get it here for $65 on colorupco.com.
eraclea skin care CBD Calming Facial Mist
I love facial mists. I use them right when I wake up, to freshen makeup during the day, after a workout or on planes. This CBD mist is richer than the average – more like a light serum – and I love the way it makes my skin feel refreshed and hydrated. Get it here for $75 on eracleaskincare.com.
eraclea skin care Eye Surround Cream with CBD oil
This is marketed as a lightweight eye cream, but I found it to be quite rich and luxurious feeling. It does absorb quickly enough to be used under makeup or at night and it’s a real treat for the eye area. Get it here for $65 on eracleaskincare.com.
Perfectly Posh Cann I Be Free Hand Butter
If you’re struggling with dry hands, this hand butter with 50mg of full-spectrum CBD oil will be a lifesaver. It is ultra-nourishing without being greasy and it helps to calm irritated or inflamed skin. Get it here for $25 on perfectlyposh.com.
Reign Together The Kissing Balm
An effective remedy for chronically dry lips, this balm leaves lips feeling smooth and soft, thanks to broad-spectrum CBD oil, shea butter, and mango butter. Get it here for $15 on reigntogether.com.
For muscle aches
cbdMD CBD Inflammation Formula – Recover
This creamy topical rub designed to address inflammation. In addition to CBD, it contains Arnica, Vitamin B6, and MSM. I’ve had great success using it on areas where I have muscle soreness or general aches. Choose from 300mg, 700mg, and 1500mg. Get it here for $30 and up on cbdmd.com.
cbdMD Freeze Roller
This roll-on, which also provides relief from aches and pains, just won a Product of the Year Award for their 1500mg version (it’s also available in 300mg, 700mg and 1500mg). It provides the soothing feeling of a Ben Gay with the relaxing effects of CBD. Get it here for $30 and up on cbdmd.com.
Life Bloom Organics Nano Hemp Muscle Recovery Formula
This is one of several sub-lingual sprays from Life Bloom Organics. To help with muscle recovery, the formula contains hemp-extracted CBD, Curcumin, and essential oils, like peppermint and mustard. I find that this helps with recovery after a tough workout. There are a variety of remedies to choose from like a PMS formula and a sleep formula, which are formulated to treat that specific issue. You can use the sprays a few times a day if you’d like (they don’t make me tired like some tinctures do), and the slim spray bottle is very convenient to take with you. Get it here for $40 at lifebloomorganics.com.
cbdMD Premium 300mg CBD Gummies
I am a huge fan of these CBD gummies, which con. They taste delicious and you don’t have to worry about getting the dosage right as you do with tinctures. The dose per gummy is 10mg, which delivers a very pleasant amount of CBD – perfect for decompressing after a long day or anytime you are feeling stressed (they also have a 20mg option). Note that these gummies do not contain THC, so they are not psychoactive. This means that they don’t make you feel impaired; they just create a feel-good mood. Because CBD is also anti-inflammatory, they can be helpful for aches and pains. Get them here for $30 and up on cbdmd.com.
Veritas Farms Cannabinoid Rich Hemp Gummies
These organic yummy gummies contain 5mg CBD isolate and taste delicious. They have half the dosage of the cbdMD ones above, so the effect is milder. I’ve taken one in advance of (or even during) a potentially stressful event and it makes me feel so much more relaxed. I took one before my semi-annual cleaning at the dentist, and I have to say, it was the most pleasant cleaning ever! Use code ROMY15 for 15% off. Get 30 here for $35 on theveritasfarms.com.
The Gummies are also available in a trial size for $5.99.
Papa & Barkley Releaf Capsules
If sugary snacks aren’t your thing, try these capsules, which contain coconut oil and hemp. The recommended dose is an easy 30mg capsule and they are my go-to for sleep. Get them here for $60 at papaandbarkleycbd.com.
Papa & Barkley Releaf Tincture
I like their 30mg tincture for sleep as well. The tincture works well if you keep it under your tongue for about 30 seconds before swallowing. Get it here for $60.
Kannaway French Roast Coffee, 10mg CBD
How about a little CBD with your morning Joe? These tasty French Coffee recyclable pods are a blend of batch-roasted Arabica beans and 10mg of CBD – a great way to start the day! They deliver the kick of a rich coffee with the mellow of CBD, which I find to be a very pleasant combination. Obviously, they are pricey for coffee pods, but they are comparable to the price of a Latte at your favorite Barista, with the added benefit of CBD. I do wish that the product was available loose so I could use it with my refillable pods, though. Get them here for $72 at Kannaway.com.
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