Cannabis Beauty Products Exist And They Can Actually Work Wonders For Your Skin

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Cannabis Beauty Products Exist And They Can Actually Work Wonders For Your Skin

by Arianna Chatzidakis |
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So far, 2017 has been pretty weird: New Zealand police hired a guinea pig officer, someone created emoji face masks, and now we've discovered that cannabis beauty products are a thing. Yes, you can now get high on skincare (well, not literally, but you can definitely use cannabis-infused skincare to achieve glowing, moisturised skin).

These legal products, which you can buy in shops including The Body Shop and Holland & Barrett, tend to be infused with an ingredient called hemp seed oil, which is derived from the cannabis plant. This sought after ingredient is said to contain up to 80% essential fatty acids (which is one of the highest percentages of any plant oil in the world!), and this is why is makes your skin look so great.

Normally, smoking either cigarettes or cannabis can have negative effects on your skin, and contribute to premature ageing and dryness. But applying cannabis-infused skincare directly to your face won't have quite the same effect. As hemp-infused products contain antioxidants, they can actually help to moisturise dry skin, as well as help with the appearance of wrinkles, so topical application is definitely the way forward.

See a selection of these miracle-working cannabis products, below, and expect to see a lot more hemp oil beauty products popping up in the UK over the next few months.

The Body Shop, Hemp Rescue Balm

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This ultra-rich Hemp Rescue Balm can be used on tough areas of the body like your elbows, knees and knuckles. It's infused with hemp seed oil from France which is rich in essential fatty acids, meaning your dry patches will turn super smooth.

Dr Organic, Hemp Oil Skin Lotion

The mix of oils in this lotion - organic hemp oil, almond oil, avocado oil and other plant extracts - will make even the roughest of skin feel soft and supple again.

Medik8, Glow Oil

This fast-absorbing oil helps to even out skin texture and the hemp seed oil ingredient is a source of antioxidant that helps to minimise skin damage caused by free radicals.

The Body Shop, Hemp Soap

As well as gently cleansing your skin, this soap is literally shaped like a cannabis plant. Weird or wonderful? You decide.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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