Known for its soothing and calming abilities, here’s the lowdown – plus the products worth trying.
If you’ve started to notice your skin is feeling dry, dehydrated, lackluster or slightly duller than usual, then the reason is that it’s likely to be just as stressed as you are. While it’ll come as no surprise to learn the reason behind that discomfort is something to do with the current climate, all is not lost, because the answer to restoring your skin lies in the magic of The Body Shop’s new CBD skincare range.
The Body Shop, which is a certified B Corp brand (meaning it is part of a collection of approved businesses that have the highest social and environmental standards for both people and planet) has found that the use of cannabidiol – AKA CBD, a naturally-occurring and totally legal chemical compound found in hemp plants – can help take the edge off stressed skin.
We know you might be thinking that the The Body Shop already makes use of hemp plants in the form of it’s now-iconic Hemp range, which has been a bestseller for almost two decades, but now it has combined the incredible moisturising properties found in hemp and paired with CBD to offer a range which helps tackle stressed skin – helping to soothe discomfort from dehydration or dryness and brighten overall skins appearance. And, if thats not enough, The Body Shop’s new CBD range is enriched with hydrating squalane and patchouli.
First up in the new range – which launches on September 22nd – is CBD Restoring Face Oil, £25, which promises not to leave skin feeling greasy – instead, this dry oil absorbs quickly and works to soothe signs of dullness while the skin moisture level feels rebalanced, plus it’s made from 99.9% natural-origin ingredients.
And our Beauty and Style Director, Lisa Oxenham wholeheartedly agrees: “If I feel stressed my face looks stressed – this means dehydrated, dry skin. This oil is lightweight, non-greasy and absorbs into my skin easily, helps to restore skin moisture level and soothes dry areas. I love the smell of patchouli too.”
Suitable to use as the first step in both your morning and night time routines, it can be paired with CBD Replenishing Moisture Cream, £20, which does what it says on the jar: suitable for all skin types, it’s a rich, velvety cream that’ll envelope skin, helping to bring it back to life.
If that’s not quite enough, the CBD Soothing Oil-Balm Cleansing Mask, £17, is an innovative formula enriched with hydrating Community Fair Trade olive oil and purifying white clay that works to melt away the day’s dirt and grime.
Stressed skin* will soon be a thing of the past…
*We classify stressed skin as skin that experiences discomfort from dehydration, dryness, loss in luminosity and decline on skin’s overall appearance.