Does CBD skincare do… anything?
CBD oil is the new buzzword in skincare. Rumour has it, it can fight wrinkles, treat acne, and get you high… with excitement when you see the results. What were you thinking?!
Is it too good to be true? I’ve tried Hugg CBD Clay Face Mask and Coffee Body Scrub to find out…
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD, a.k.a. cannabidiol, is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana or hemp. So, no, it won’t get you high.
What does it do then? CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and irritation. It also helps treat acne. It’s an inflammatory disease, so anything that can bring the inflammation down a notch or two will help.
Like most oils, CBD is also a rich source of antioxidants. Think of them as your skin’s police. They patrol your body looking for free radicals, the nasty molecules that give you wrinkles. When they find one, they neutralise it before it can wreak its damage.
Pretty impressive, isn’t it?
CBD Oil is the key ingredient in Hugg CBD Clay Face Mask and Coffee Body Scrub. Do they live up to the hype?
Hugg CBD Clay Face Mask
You know that tighter-than-a-straitjacket feeling you get when a clay mask starts drying up on your skin? You don’t feel that with Hugg CBD Clay Face Mask. The mask stays creamy for the five minutes or so you have it on.
The texture’s wonderful. It looks more like a thick lotion than a clay mask and has enough slip to go on smoothly. It washes off effortlessly, too.
I usually leave a muddy mess all over my sink every time I use a clay mask. Not this time. I kid you not. I tried A TON of clay masks in my 30+ years, but I’ve never found one that was so pleasant to use.
Its secret? This mask is packed with natural oils, including CBD, sunflower, olive, and coconut. They make the texture creamy and keep your skin soft and moisturised as the Dead Sea Mud absorbs excess oil.
Most clay masks can’t be used by dry skin. Hugg CBD Clay Face Mask is suitable for everyone (bar maybe very sensitive). It leaves skin matte, soft, and moisturised.
I usually use the mask once a week as I’m in the bathtub, but it’s so moisturising, you can use it almost every day – if you have the time for a pampering treat.
Related: How To Choose The Best Face Mask For Your Skin Type
Coffee Body Scrub
There’s no doubt CBD Coffee Body Scrub uses real coffee. As soon as you unscrew the jar, the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee hits your nose. Delicious!
The mask itself looks like loose coffee. The texture’s a little more buttery, but it still feels grainy when you massage it on your skin. I have to be honest: I found it way too harsh on my dry skin.
As I was gently scrubbing my way up my legs, the sensation was unpleasant. Like I was rubbing sand all over my skin. Could be because my skin’s chronically dry. If yours is oilier or better moisturised, it may feel more pleasant for you.
At least, my skin wasn’t red or irritated afterwards. On the contrary, it felt a lot smoother and a little softer – a telltale sign CBD Coffee Body Scrub had removed all the dead cells from the surface of my skin.
Like the Clay Mask, the Coffee Scrub is infused with a bunch of oils to mosturize skin. CBD oil and co strengthen the skin’s protective barrier to keep moisture in. Plus, they have their fair share of antioxidants to fight off free radicals before they give you premature wrinkles.
But this time, the oils aren’t enough to counteract the grittiness of the texture. Shame…
Available at: Clay Mask, £19.99 and Coffee Scrub, £24.99 at The Hugg Shop
Have you tried Hugg CBD Clay Face Mask and Coffee Body Scrub? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
CBD Clay Face Mask Ingredients: CBD: 50mg. Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Vegetable Glycerin, Maris Limus (Dead Sea Mud), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel Oil), Stearic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Zinc Oxide, Avena Sativa (Oat Silk), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry Extract), Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry Extract), Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon Extract), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Extract), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Extract), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
CBD Coffee Body Scrub Ingredients: CBD: 50mg. Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Juice), Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Coffea Arabica (Coffee Butter), Creatine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Extract), Stearic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Avena Sativa (Oat Silk), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Azadirachta Indica (Neem Oil), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin