Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, rich in Omega-3, and 6 fatty acids, including Gamma Linolenic Acid and Vitamin E, moisturizes the complexion, soothes redness and irritation while helping to defend against the signs of aging.
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Scent: Herbal, traditional Cannabis aroma
Texture: Lightweight oil
Please note: Emerald CBD Oil must be purchased separately from all products on Herbivore’s main site, and can only be purchased and shipped within the United States.
Why CBD? CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the dozens of chemical compounds found in Cannabis plants that have been shown to offer beneficial effects. The body has an endocannabinoid system that is involved in balancing many of the processes in the body, including in the skin. Research suggests that imbalances of this system may be linked to the occurrence of common skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, making CBD and other cannabinoids of great interest for developing targeted therapies.
+ Stressed-out, irritated, troubled skin
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Together, we are advocates for the legalization of cannabis. Our goal is to enlighten and educate on the many wonders of cannabis for everything from chronic disease and pain management to its incredible skincare benefits.
Concentrated Moisture. Deep moisture meets flash absorption in this skin calming and seriously moisturizing blend of Omega-fatty-acid-rich and skin-soothing Hemp Seed Oil plus Adaptogens including Shiitake Mushroom and Ashwagandha Root.
Meet Cannabis. A beautiful, long-misunderstood plant whose true powers are just starting to be known. What we know so far is that its many parts and constituents aid in everything from anxiety to physical pain management to beautifying properties.
Ingredients in bold are Certified Organic.
Pair it with a Jade De-Puffing Face Roller to boost absorption and massage away facial tension!
I wanted to understand how Emerald actually works, so I called licensed medical esthetician and skincare guru Jordana Mattioli (I avidly follow her on IG for legit product reviews and her walkthroughs of the drugstore beauty aisle), and she broke down the ingredient list—the power players and the not-so-hot.
The main element of this lady’s CBD routine, she told me, is a new face oil from the well-designed, plant-friendly brand Herbivore. It's called Emerald because it’s green, get it? You know what else is green? Weed, kids. However! There is no CBD or THC in this specific product. It’s hemp seed oil, scientific name: cannabis sativa. This is good marketing.
So obviously I had to try it. Every morning and night for about two weeks, I squeezed four to six drops from the minimalist dropper bottle, massaged it into my cheeks, and studied the results. My dehydrated skin, a victim of the desert conditions in my radiator-heated apartment, soaked up the oil desperately. Emerald really smells like weed. My face smells like weed. It was jarring at first, and then it would fade, especially if I layered another moisturizer on top. Herbivore suggests their Pink Cloud Creme, which has a light, rose-coconut scent that diminishes the hemp reek. After a week of use, I noticed my skin was definitely moisturized, soft, smooth, and clear of zits. But was I glowing like a rotisserie chicken, my true beauty icon? I might call it “shiny.”
Essential oils. “The only thing I don’t love are the essential oils,” Mattioli said. They’re used to add fragrance, and in Herbivore’s marketing, chill-vibe aromatherapy from the scent of hemp. Essential oils are sort of a misnomer, because these aren’t oily like olive or coconut or jojoba. They’re actually super-concentrated extractions of plants that can be very volatile, especially citrus oils, and can include high-proof alcohols that might preserve flower essences successfully but sting your skin. “Some [essential oils] are more intense than others. For the general population, and my clients, when someone has skin issues, I say cut out all potential irritants like essential oils. Hemp seed oil is fine for everyone, but this product wouldn't be my go-to [because of the essential oils].” So make sure you try it on your skin by doing a patch test before slathering your face, especially if you have sensitive skin or have had reactions to products with essential oils before (I have—a mask made my face break into a full-on red, burning fire but the essential oils in Emerald didn’t irritate me.)
I went to a beauty event recently for a new Goop product called GOOPGENES. It’s an orange collagen drink that's supposed to make you have everlasting plump skin and stuff. This story is not about that at all. STAY WITH ME THO. At the event, I sat next to a lovely (everyone was lovely, everything was lovely, the drink was . fishy) beauty writer who told me her skincare routine is now all CBD. “How does your face feel?” I asked. “Very relaxed,” she said. Whoa. On the other side of me, an editor cut a sliver from an already sliced kiwi and took a tiny bite.