From lube to deodorant to eyebrow gel, CBD is turning up in some strange places
You know CBD has reached the mainstream when the doyenne of domesticity herself, Martha Stewart, jumps on the bandwagon (thanks to her pal Snoop Dogg, she’s launching a line of CBD products for pets). Even Barneys New York hopped aboard with the High End, a permanent bud bar for the sale of cannabis-related items, in its Beverly Hills store.
For anyone still unsure of what CBD is exactly: It’s an abbreviation of the compound cannabidiol—which is derived from either hemp, a cousin of the marijuana plant with very low THC (the stuff that gets you high), or the cannabis sativa plant, which contains high amounts of THC. Hemp CBD is legal everywhere in the United States and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products made from it can be shipped anywhere in the country, but it isn’t as potent as the CBD produced from marijuana buds. Bottom line: CBD won’t get you stoned or make you paranoid. But claims of the compound’s efficacy are so vast that it boggles the sober mind. CBD is said to have antioxidant and hydrating properties, help battle inflammation and pain, treat acne and eczema, repair tissue and increase blood flow, lower stress and anxiety, improve your sex life, and treat arthritis—all without any psychoactive effect on your mind.
The CBD industrial complex shows no signs of slowing. In fact, it is expected to grow from today’s $591 million market to a $22 billion industry over the next few years, according to research firm Brightfield Group. With companies churning out goods at a fever pitch, it’s hard to keep up, so we’ve rounded up some of the latest (and most unique) CBD products on the shelves.
Slathering Kana’s rich cream—made of hyaluronic acid, lavender oil, and hemp-derived CBD—on your face before bedtime will moisturize and brighten your skin while you sleep, or so the company claims. $55 at kanaskincare.com
Lots of moisture-rich ingredients are packed into CBD Care Garden’s coral-hued gloss, including hemp-derived CBD. But the best part might be th e built-in mirror and LED light for easy touch-ups. $47 at cbdcaregarden.com
According to Pinnacle CBD, its Sex Panther beard oil smells like a “combination of wooded mountains and rainbows.” Like its Anchorman namesake, the company says the product will help you score women—“60 percent of the time, it works every time.” $30 at pinnaclehemp.com
Containing 25 mg of cannabis sativa oil, El Patron’s gel preps the skin for a close shave while minimizing the potential for ingrown hairs. $20 at beautycarechoices.com
There are loads of topical CBD-infused menstrual pain-relief creams on the market, but Foria took a different approach. These suppositories deliver 60 mg of THC and 10 mg of CBD and target inflammation closer to the source. $20 at MedMen, West Hollywood
Life Element’s effervescent balls come in three different CBD strengths—50 mg, 100 mg, or 200 mg—so you can match your soak to whatever ails you, from sore muscles to psoriasis. $14 to $20 at lifeelements.com
Good Clean Love’s lube is infused with food-grade carrageenan (a type of algae), which early studies indicate is an HPV inhibitor, and CBD oil, because why not? $19 at peepshowtoys.com
Vape pens are everywhere, but Dosist’s Calm contains a high-CBD formula to combat anxiety and a mix of calming terpenes (oils found in certain strains of cannabinoids) to help you chill. $40 at Greenhouse Herbal Center, Hollywood
Eco Natural’s texturizing salt spray is supposed to give your locks that tousled, just-back-from-the-beach look. According to the label, it includes cannabis sativa oil, Hawaiian sea salt, and “love and pride.” Awww. $12 at ecocoinc.com
These bath salts contain 170 g of hemp CBD; marjoram and rosemary to increase circulation; and magnesium to help with muscle recovery. It’s scented with lavender, lemon, and sage. $29 at the High End, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills
Loose CBD-infused eye shadow by Kief Cosmetics comes in five shades and is paraben-, phthalate-, and sulfate-free. The CBD helps depuff swollen lids. $13 at kiefcosmetics.com
Whether your four-legged friend is in pain or suffering from separation anxiety—or just nervous from the sound of fireworks—Green Helix’s Fur Baby XL 1,000 mg CBD tincture is said to sooth your pet’s woes. It even comes in an easy-to-use syringe. $64 at greenhelix.com
Dusted by Victorine is said to be the first CBD-flower-infused scent, which also contains lavender, bergamot, and ylang-ylang. Using its roll-on will apparently result in an elevated mood, increased libido, and strangers sniffing you. $45 at victorinenyc.com
Made of vegetable powders, mineral clays, and a mix of orange and CBD oils, Sacred Biology’s CBD deodorant supposedly combats sweat and keeps you fresh as a blossom. $18 at bloomble.com
Milk’s tinted eye-brow gel is formulated with hemp-derived CBD oil, used as a thickening agent, so that the mixture can adhere to your brows without flaking or stiffness. $18 at milkmakeup.com
This bright-blue CBD cream isn’t a depilatory, as the name suggests. “Wax” refers to the consistency of the lotion (jars come in two sizes, 30 ml or 200 ml), which is high in omega-rich oil. $30 to $72 at khus-khus.com