CBD oil has become something of a wellness industry buzzword, recognised for its natural abilities to soothe skin conditions and calm inflammation. But what is it, exactly? And why do celebrities like Kristen Bell and Gwyneth Paltrow love it?
Read on for the lowdown, as well as two new products to tackle dry skin AND how to bag an exclusive reader discount.
CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol, one of the many compounds extracted from the cannabis sativa plant, known as hemp. It boasts a host of benefits including relieving dryness and easing congestion to achieving a healthy, glowing complexion. It is a different species of the cannabis plant to the one found in marijuana and CBD products are largely THC-free – the chemical compound which causes the psychoactive effects of the drug.
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Two celebrity fans who endorse CBD skincare are Gwyneth Paltrow, who dubbed cannabis ‘the hero ingredient of the future' and Kristen Bell, who was introduced to the ingredient’s superpowers via her hairdresser.
So, if you’re looking to achieve a Hollywood-worthy complexion from a natural source, give CBD oil a try. One brand making waves is Hey Bud Skincare – Australia’s number one-selling hemp skincare range which launched 18 months ago. Seeing huge growth with the self-care movement and over lockdown, the brand now boasts over 30,000 customers and 2000 5* reviews, having established a cult-like following.
Hey Bud formulations are inspired by the hemp plant’s ability to stop the sebaceous glands from producing excessive sebum, leading to a reduction of acne, dermatitis and psoriasis. Pores appear less congested and skin is calmed from redness or inflammation. The range is super hydrating and contains high levels of Omega 3 and 6 to aid collagen production too.
And the brand is now adding two new products to the mix with the launch of its 10% Niacinamide + Hemp Serum and a Gel Moisturiser.
Promising to brighten, enhance and protect, 10% Niacinamide + Hemp Serum, £26.13, helps control excess sebum through the use of niacinamide to balance oil production, prevent breakouts and tackle acne. It's also rich in hemp seed oil to replenish hydration and deeply moisturise the complexion whilst encouraging the production of elastin and ceramides to combact the visible signs of ageing. A true multitasker!
10% Niacinamide + Hemp Serum, £26.13 / $33 and use code Hello! for 15% off, Hey Bud
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Follow with the lightweight, water-like Gel Moisturiser, £26.13 which hydrates the skin for up to 72 hours, whilst providing a clearing effect and reduction in inflammation. Extracted from plants, Allantoin soothes irritated or sensitive skin and helps speed up healing and cell regeneration. True to the range, the moisturiser also contains a generous dose of hemp seed oil to reduce flakiness and other visible signs of dry or dehydrated skin.
Gel Moisturiser, £26.13 / $33 and use code Hello! for 15% off, Hey Bud
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Excitingly, HELLO! readers can save 15% on any product or bundle available on the Hey Bud website by entering the code Hello! at checkout. So make like the A-list and supercharge your skincare with CBD.
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