17 CBD Products That Actually Work

Of all the injustices in the world, you can cross one off the list because CBD has received its own national day. And that day is today!

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As you likely know by now, CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. It contains no psychotropic properties, so it can’t get you high (those come from another compound, THC, aka tetrahydrocannabinol), but it has been widely touted for its anti-inflammatory and calming effects. Both compounds are found in marijuana and hemp plants, but until the recreational use of marijuana is approved on a federal level, only hemp-derived CBD can legally be used in states like New York.

And, boy, has it ever. The beauty industry has jumped especially hard on the CBD bandwagon, and the lack of strict regulations means anyone can slap those three letters on a product’s name whether it contains legit levels or not. But there are some gems that actually make a difference. Here, some of our favorite CBD-infused products that are sure to chill you out.

If Your Skin Looks Red and Blotchy

Two types of clay (French Green and Bentonite) and two kinds of oil (sunflower and hemp seed) are blended with calming matcha (my personal redness emergency savior) in this soothing and velvety smooth mask that helps calm a complexion down.

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Written By: Jane Larkworthy