Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to neglect your skin. To help protect your epidermis during and beyond the hottest months of the year, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best cannabis-infused skincare products on the market. In no particular order, here are Bluebird’s picks for seven must-try CBD topicals.
Bluebird CBD Sport Cream
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the newest additions to the Bluebird flock, our Hemp Sport CBD Lotion. Optimized for athletes across all activity types and levels, Bluebird’s Hemp Sport provides a dual-action warming and cooling sensation designed to provide relief to athletes and others with active lifestyles.
Hemp Sport utilizes Bluebird’s full-spectrum hemp extract, which contains over 100+ cannabinoids as well as other beneficial cannabis compounds including terpenes. This CBD sports cream also features ginger, wild mint, and arnica – ingredients carefully selected to provide the perfect balance of heat and cool to this rich, nourishing lotion. Try it for yourself today and CBD the difference!
Sunscreen seems to come into its full glory during the dog days of summer but, in actuality, it's advisable to slather on the SPF year-round. Skin can be susceptible to UVA and UVB ray damage even when the days are shorter or clouds hang overhead. In fact, up to 80 percent of the sun's ultraviolet rays can work its way through cloud coverage.
If we have one tip for a healthy future, sunscreen would be it – CBD sunscreen in particular. This is because the addition of CBD to the typical sunscreen blend can actually enhance its ability to protect against harmful radiation rays. This is in part because of the essential fatty acids found in cannabis, which form an extra nourishing protective barrier when applied to the skin. Couple cannabis with sunscreen, and you’ve got yourself a superpowered SPF duo.
Bluebird’s choice for the CBD sunscreen is CannaCell® Sun Buddy from Andalou Naturals. Not only does it provide an SPF rating of 30, but CannaCell also offers a healthy serving of CBD alongside hemp stem cells, organic hemp seed oil, and essential oils for a truly holistic approach to sun protection. This CBD sunscreen boasts all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients. It’s totally free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, making this product reef-safe as well.
CBD Afterburn Cream
The natural next step in the CBD skincare process is something to help stressed skin if you do happen to forget your sunscreen. That’s right, we’re talking about CBD aloe or afterburn cream.
Again, afterburn creams aren’t just for those scorching summer months. A CBD aloe or afterburn cream can be a great addition to the junk drawer in your kitchen for immediate relief from burns for those less-than-attentive cooks.
Our favorite CBD afterburn cream is a CBD Aloe Vera Gel from Sativa Valley Essentials. Appropriate for all skin types, this CBD aloe offering is designed to soothe itching and redness. This baby can tackle anything from after-sun care and chapping to an acute burn from your stove top.
This product clocks in a bit lighter on the CBD content than some of the others on our list with 30 mg per bottle. However, its other beneficial ingredients that include organic aloe vera, organic green tea distillate, and organic german chamomile make this an excellent afterburn gel to have on hand. At $11.95 per bottle, this affordable afterburn gel is a no brainer.
CBD Bath Soak
Is there anything better than a relaxing soak in a hot bath? We didn’t think so, before we found this Soothing CBD Soak from Ambary Gardens.
This CBD Soak blend contains 50 mg of full-spectrum hemp extract as well as four different salts and mineral blends to enhance the bathtime experience. The combination of mineral-rich Dead Sea salt, time-tested Epsom salt, detoxifying Pink Himalayan salt, and Magnesium makes this CBD bath soak great for skin.
Women’s Moon Balm
One of our favorite tried-and-true topicals is the Women’s Moon Balm from the Authentic Hemp Company. This specially-formulated salve is made using whole hemp extract and organic and ethically wildcrafted botanicals blended with organic essential oils.
While this salve is intended especially for use during a woman’s moon cycle, its special combination of arnica and St. John’s Wort make this soothing and uplifting topical suitable for guys and gals alike. And its inclusion of Bergamot, Rose Absolute, Lavender, and Clary Sage essential oils make this special moon balm smell divine. So slather on the CBD!
CBD Acne Ointment
Everyone’s skin needs a little TLC from time to time. That’s why we’re recommending Hemptouch Therapeutic CBD Skin Balm from The Hemp Shop. This CBD all-star product helps with homeostasis for stressed skin, making an impact on everything from dry skin to unsightly redness and splotchiness.
Its ingredients are all simple and easy to pronounce, making this CBD topical a great option for those who want to safely soothe skin without having to reference a dictionary.
CBD Tattoo Aftercare
This one is for those of you who like to wear their art on their sleeve.
Ink-Wise Tattoo Balm is a CBD tattoo aftercare product designed to protect new ink while keeping colors vibrant and promoting overall skin health. It’s cruelty-free and paraben-free made using organically-grown ingredients and non-GMO CBD oil.
Ink-Wise is made using jojoba seed oil, shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil blended with hemp seed oil and, of course, CBD. If you’re looking to enhance the experience of caring for your skin canvas, this tattoo balm is a great epidermis option.