CBD Beauty Products
Open any glossy magazine or click on any beauty blog and, chances are, there will be a feature on CBD skincare products. For many, they are the must-have beauty product and skincare saviour of the past year, hailed for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-ageing properties.
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol oil, is a purified and non-psychoactive compound harvested from the cannabis plant and offers an alternative solution for those suffering from skin conditions including psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, eczema and acne.
Head therapist and UK Therapist of the Year, Jen Glen, explains: “CBD in skincare has been revolutionary for sensitive and stressed skin, especially rosacea skin types that struggle to find a suitable anti-ageing serum that doesn’t irritate or inflame their already reactive skin.”
Dr Howard Murad, founder of Zen-favourite Murad, agrees and has said recently: “The skin has receptors for cannabinoids, and the most promising interactions seem to be anti-inflammatory, antioxidant activity and sebum regulation.”
Here at Zen we are proud of our carefully curated product portfolio that includes clinical skincare ranges Priori, Murad and Medik8. Each range transforms the skin, targeting problem areas and treating all the same issues that CBD skincare products tackle – and a whole lot more.
“Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum (£70) contains cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil with other hero ingredients like neuropeptides and paracress,” explains Jen. “It’s a great product for those who want smoother lines and wrinkles, improved skin clarity without risking more redness. The hemp seed oil helps reduce inflammation and provides a glow without being harsh – ideal for those with really sensitive skins.”
But for the ultimate in transformational skincare ingredients, then AHA’s and retinols are where it’s at. “AHAs and retinols are top notch to improve lines, wrinkles, hydration and skin tone,” agrees Jen. “Skin hydrating hyaluronic acid also works to plump and even the skin tone. Many of these ingredients feature in our product ranges and in our bespoke facials.”
Try Medik8 Hydr8 B5 (£40), a best-selling moisturising serum known for holding up to 1,000 x its own weight in water. The multi-weight hyaluronic acid draws and binds water from the atmosphere into the skin for serious hydration, from the deepest layers right up to the surface.