You all know my deep obsession about all things CBD and all things beauty. When I came across this brand on Instagram, I knew I NEEDED to try it. The packaging alone reeled me in. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. I don’t care what that says about me.
But when I went to the website to find out more information about their products it said that this product contains no THC (the psychoactive compound that gives you a high feeling) and no CBD. Which confused me, so I did some research. CBD (cannabidiol) contains cannabinoids, whereas high Beauty doesn’t. So, broken down into the easiest non-nerdy-CBD-girl way as possible: high Beauty contains a ton of antioxidant and omega 3’s and 6’s but no cannabinoids.
Super intrigued, research done and ready to add some new products into my skincare regimen, I was set to try out high Beauty*.
My skin is a mess. I have literally all the skin types on my face at the moment. Dry/oily/sensitive/normal/textured/aging mid-30’s issues on a mom who works from home. Basically, my face is like a map, some areas are smooth sailing, there are some craggy little mountainous regions, and then we get to the dry desert areas that are parched 24/7. Armed with both the facial oil and the facial moisturizer, I was ready to unlock my best skin.
I started by adding in the high Expectations Cannabis Facial Oil first. This is a night serum, so I inserted into my nighttime routine. After washing and toning my face, I apply this facial oil. I put about 4-5 drops to my palm, warm it up and then I massage this into my face. I wanted to start with just one product first because of my sensitive skin. If something broke me out, I wanted to know which it was the lotion or the oil. After about a week, I added in the lotion.
The facial oil has a really nice refreshing almost citrusy smell to it. It’s very light, which I love. The lotion has what I have come to think of as the “typical” hemp/CBD/cannabis sativa seed oil smell. I can’t explain it, but after trying about five different lotions, they’ve all got the same smell. It’s not a bad smell at all. The first night I tried the lotion I applied way too much.
When I tell you that a dime size or less amount will work just fine, I mean it. Which is awesome because that means that a jar of this product will last you a super long time and in the winter time when the cold air makes your face hurt, you can add more in and have a super nourishing cream to really sink into your skin and revive it.
My face is so smooth, I can’t stop touching it. Which isn’t good, I know, but here we are. The crow’s feet around my eyes that make my concealer crease and really bum me out are basically non-existent. I promise you I didn’t expect these results. I’ve only been using the high Beauty products for about two and a half weeks now and I am so in love. I really cannot stop touching the outer areas of my eyes, so when I break out from constantly touching my face, it’s my own fault.
The textured areas on my chin are softening and starting to dissipate. The dry patches on my forehead are getting smaller and smaller as well. I honestly do not have enough words for the depth of my love for these products.
High Beauty is a woman-owned company, something that we here at That’s Normal love. Melissa Jochim wanted to start a company using her vast knowledge of organic beauty products. These products are vegan, cruelty-free, and non-GMO. In September high Beauty will be launching three new products to round out a full skincare regimen. They’ll be adding a cannabis sativa seed oil foaming cleanser, an eye gel, and a peeling mask. Check out high Beauty for more information on these stellar products.
*Please note: I was given this product in exchange for my honest review of it. These are my honest thoughts/opinions/words based off of my personal experiences.