But hold up, because while I do want to hand over my grocery money, there’s something that makes me take pause and really investigate the product before I buy it. CBD is like the green tea of the early 00’s (and still now as well), where everywhere you turn around someone is making up some claim that CBD can do, so they put a few drops of CBD in a product and call it “CBD INFUSED JUJUBEAUTY MIRACLE WORKER MAGICAL UNICORN FACE CHANGING THINGY”.
When you’re looking at the list of ingredients, remember that the most prevalent ingredient is listed first, the last ingredient is the one with the least amount used in the actual product.
When it comes to CBD, I research and then research some more. And here’s what I’ve found out about CBD infused beauty products, they sometimes work depending on who you are. Below is a list of products I bought (with my own money) and tested, here’s what I found out.
I have always wanted to try Milk Makeup so when they came out with a Kush line, I was all in. I got the Kush Stash Bag because I wanted to try a variety of products and see what I liked.
First up, the Hydrating Cannabis Fask Mask, this was my very first clay mask and I was worried it wouldn’t actually be hydrating or enjoyable at all. I LOVED it. It’s easy to apply, so I don’t get clay under my nails, and comes off like a dream, no scrubbing needed. It really did hydrate my skin and made my night cream even more effective. No stinging, no pulling, no B.S, I live for this mask.
The Kush Lip Balm in Green Dragon, ok I never thought I would say this, but I love this lip balm and I hate it. It’s great, it’s hydrating without being waxy or too much and it glides on my lips like a dream. The downside? On its own, it’s sixteen bucks and I cannot see myself ever spending that much on a lip balm. Which is so sad, because this is an amazing lip balm and I want to keep it in my nightly routine.
Mini Kush Mascara, this product and I didn’t get along. I really wanted to like it, I promise. It has heart-shaped fibers to help build volume and length. The problem? This one isn’t waterproof (they do have a water-proof formula though, just not in the bag) and as it’s currently the allergy season from Hell here in Maryland, my eyes water a lot. It made my eyelashes clump together and look spidery. So, unwilling to write this guy off, I gave it to my bestie who…LOVES it.
She swears by this mascara. Her lashes are thinner and shorter than mine. This mascara did exactly what it said it would do for her, lifted and lengthened her lashes. She let me know that if it was waterproof, she would wear it at her upcoming wedding but is holding off because of that.
Cannuka Eye Balm
Cannuka is a company that is taking Manuka honey and CBD and making some amazing skin products. I bought this eye balm and used it twice daily for two weeks. It helped my eye puffiness (thank you allergies) and it also helped with my dark under eye circles (thank you life).
The downside? I have super sensitive skin and this guy caused me to break out. Which legit almost made me cry, because this WORKS. I would still recommend this product to my family and friends because it works so well and because I believe in it, even though my skin wanted to be a jerk.
This product has hemp derived CBD listed as the last ingredient in the list (it does say that it has 15mg though). I still bought this product even though it’s listed last because of the honey side of it and because I really wanted to see if the claims Cannuka makes are real. And I got my answer, this is an amazing eye balm.
Bottom line, I think that CBD infused beauty products are sometimes worth the hype, depending on you personally. Or maybe it’s just the ones that I have tried so far. Some were winners for me, some were not. Those that weren’t I don’t think was the fault of the product, I think it just wasn’t for me personally.