What if we told you we’ve gone crazy for cannabis-based beauty? Before your brows reach your forehead, no, we don’t mean the stuff that gets you… well… high. We’re talking about a safe and legal compound known as CBD (short for cannabidiol) oil, which has enough skin-friendly properties to send the beauty industry wild. The natural anti-inflammatory helps in the treatment of so many skin complaints, from eczema to acne, and it’s no surprise there’s such an increase in the number of cannabis-derived products in the skincare aisle. Sold? Here’s all you need to know about the hottest ingredient in skincare right now…

Collage of products containing CBD oil

What are the benefits?

The real question is what aren’t the benefits. CBD oil has so many fab qualities that they can’t all be counted on two hands (we’ve tried). With a rep that includes combatting anxiety, pain relief and even fighting cancer, the oil is a hero ingredient before we even start thinking about skincare. And when we do… well, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it can help reduce and prevent acne when applied to the skin. It’s also packed with fatty acids and antioxidants, making it a great choice for eczema and dry skin. Add to that its anti-ageing properties (yes, really) and it’s no wonder the beauty world worships the stuff.

Where can I get it?

Want in on the cannabis hype? Depending on the results you want, you can apply it straight to the skin or take it in tablet form. If you’re after its many health benefits, opt for Healthspan High Strength CBD Oil. These tablets contain CBD oil combined with added olive oil to help it absorb into the body. If it’s just a skin saviour you’re lookin’ for, get your hands on a skincare product that contains CBD, such as Revolution Skincare Skin Nourishing Oil – CBD Oil.