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A glazed expression and bloodshot eyes aren’t exactly benchmarks of looking your best, but the power of pot takes on a whole new meaning when it’s infused in beauty products and applied topically. They won’t get you high, but depending on the specific formulas of these lotions, shampoos, lip balms and more, there are many benefits of marijuana based topical ingredients. For example, hemp seed oil is loaded with skin loving essential fatty acids and cannabidiol extract or CBD is anti-inflammatory, analgesic and calming.
Want to surround yourself in a haze of beauty? We’ve got the pot-laced skincare, makeup and lifestyle products you’re sure to love:
Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil ($25) hydrates and protects against free radicals and sun damage. It contains extracts from hemp seed, raspberry seed, broccoli, strawberry and grape seed so it’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. It’s also formulated with moisturizing, protective, soothing argan, pomegranate and sunflower seed oils.
Marley Natural Hemp Seed Body Lotion ($25) is the perfect antidote for dry skin. It’s formulated with nourishing fatty acid-rich hemp seed oil and indigenous Jamaican botanicals including Lemon Grass, Tumeric, Bitter Melon and Ginger. The oil is cold-pressed — to reap the nourishing, nutrient-rich benefits in their purest form — and formulated with non-psychoactive cannabis sativa oil. Delicate rosemary and lavender notes guarantee it smells sublime.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar ($16) is made with hydrating hemp oil, vitamin E and peppermint oil so your lips feel deliciously creamy, smooth, moist and fresh. With forty six shades to choose from you’ll find the usual warm pinks, true blue reds and pretty plums but you can also partake in bold yellow, cyan blue and other non-traditional lip shades. All shades have a high color payoff so apply with a light hand — a little goes a very long way.
The Body Shop Hemp on a Rope Soap ($12) cleanses sensitive, dry skin in the coolest way possible. The hemp seed oil is sourced from a small scale co-op farm in France, is pesticide-free and cold-pressed. It also contains shea butter, cannabis sativa seed oil. While showering or bathing, simply lather up and hang to dry.
Malin+Goetz Cannabis Perfume Oil ($50) is a unisex blend of sexy, spicy, peppery notes that are reminiscent of the cannabis plant. If you want to have a Pavlovian reaction and feel mellow and relaxed, simply apply this oil with the rollerball delivery system which makes it ideal for easy on-the-go application or touch-ups throughout the day.
Fresh Cannabis Santal Candle ($60) is a blend of cannabis accord with patchouli and chocolate for a fully pleasurable, rich, sensual and relaxing combo, plus it’s made with a lead-free wick and natural oils and waxes to guarantee a clean burn.
NOTE: All products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.