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cannabis sativa seed oil herbal concentrate reviews

Lucky for me, it delivered. I followed the instructions by finishing up my morning routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing by massaging my skin with a few drops of the lightweight oil. Since I've been going makeup-free as of late, I could immediately see my complexion was noticeably less red and irritated even after just one use. Continuing to use it day and night has been a life-saver as I get my skin back on track. 

While the oil is THC and CBD-free, it does rely on cannabis sativa seed oil, peppermint oil, and an assortment of skin-clearing natural ingredients to calm down blemish-prone skin. Its scent isn't as strong as you'd think it would be — slightly earthy but not overwhelming. I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's safe to say it's become my new go-to for tackling problem skin, but I'm not the only one who's made it their solution. 

Overshare time: Every few years, my body does this really cool thing where I have breakthrough bleeding for a month straight, despite being on birth control. And each and every time I continue the same cycle where I quit my birth control, make an appointment to try another method, and then remember that one of the benefits of life as a gay woman is that I don't actually need it for the purpose of you know, avoiding pregnancy. 

I'd been eyeing the facial oil for a few weeks while waiting for my latest one to run out and researching hemp-based beauty products. It wasn't until I woke up with a fun new collection of hormone-induced friends on my chin and forehead that I made the purchase. In an effort to move my skincare routine to an entirely clean one, I figured using the natural oil would be a good call compared to slathering on something harsh.

I do, however, rely on birth control to keep my acne and heavy menstrual cramps under control, but I'm all about immediate solutions and not long-term ones. So while my marathon bleed is now over, the rollercoaster of hormone fluctuations I sent my body on has predictably caused my skin to break out into a frenzy. Luckily, there's one product that's helped me get it back in check: Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate.

"I started using this during the pandemic because my sensitive skin was going bananas being covered with a mask," one Nordstrom shopper said. "This calmed my skin down and, surprisingly, my skin is even softer and smoother than before! I never write reviews but I've recommended this to so many friends now, it seemed right to do this!"

Right now, you can head to Nordstrom to grab the sativa-based Kiehl's facial oil I now swear by for keeping my skin cool, calm, and clear.  

Cannabis sativa seed oil herbal concentrate reviews

Made without:
Animal products, fragrance, silicone, parabens, sulfates.

Key ingredients:
Cannabis sativa seed oil : helps to improve the skin’s barrier, reduce visible redness, and relieve discomfort while calming and soothing skin.
Green oregano oil: known for its purifying benefits, and helping to relieve problem skin.

The MECCA View:
Uniquely formulated for skin prone to blemishes, visible redness and discomfort, this calming facial oil features 100% naturally derived* ingredients including cannabis sativa seed oil and green oregano oil to help treat the appearance and feeling of stressed skin. This soothing concentrate simultaneously works to balance hydration and strengthen the skin’s barrier.

Find out more about Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil here .

*Kiehl’s consider ingredients to be naturally derived if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source.

Direct from the brand:
“We created this 100% natural facial oil suitable for all skin types, while addressing unique needs of problem-prone skin. It’s lightweight, fast-absorbing and skin soothing qualities make it a staple for balanced and healthy looking skin.” – Nancy Ilaya, PhD, Kiehl’s Scientific Director

Cannabis sativa seed oil herbal concentrate reviews

Ingredient-led skincare is currently quite the trend in beauty – but nothing has had quite as much of a buzz around it as cannabis sativa seed oil, AKA hemp seed oil. Not to be confused with the wellness-boosting cannabidiol (CBD), it’s made from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant and is full of beauty benefits, from being a super hydrator to having an anti-inflammatory effect on redness – which is why Kiehl’s has harnessed its powers in its latest launch, the Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate.

It suits blemish-prone skin

The debate surrounding oils for oil-prone skin types is an ongoing one, but Kiehl’s may just have put it to bed with this potent concentrate. As well as the all-important hemp seed oil, it contains green oregano oil which not only has antioxidant properties (a big tick for clearer, brighter skin) but is also traditionally used as an antiseptic, making it ideal for tackling breakouts and keeping them under control. Even better, the formula is non-comedogenic, and so light that it almost doesn’t feel like an oil; every skin type can benefit.

It reduces redness

Already well-loved for their oils (hello Midnight Recovery) Kiehl’s has done what it does best and created a 100% naturally derived formula, which is designed to calm stressed-out skin and fix all manner of complexion issues. What’s more, if you’re generally an oil avoider, this might just be the product to change your mind – here’s why…