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Best CBD Skin Care & Hemp Beauty Products: Create A Hempy Skin Care Routine

In our ongoing effort to help you pick the best CBD and hemp products, we thought we’d take a look at a relatively new category: CBD skin care and hemp beauty products.

The CBD market is exploding, with sales of CBD products hitting $1 billion in 2019. We’re seeing new products on the scene, from CBD infused seltzer water (great in mixed drinks) to CBD infused pillows (probably just hype). Consumers need to be careful too, because CBD products are currently unregulated.

Despite the hype, there’s good reason to put CBD on your skin.

“Most problems related to skin care have to with inflammation, irritation, and bacteria — think acne, dryness, redness, etc.,” noted Britni Jessup, owner of Hatshe, an active lifestyle CBD brand. “CBD has been shown to be effective against those triggers.”

For this guide, we selected hemp and CBD skin care products which made us look good, feel good, and smell good too. Photo: A caucasian woman in a white robe and white headband smells a jar of a beauty product.
For this guide, we selected hemp and CBD skin care products which made us look good, feel good, and smell good too.

The hemp plant has natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other healing compounds in it which can help improve the health and appearance of your skin. Even without extracting and refining specific cannabinoids like CBD, hemp seed oil has been prized for years by skin care experts for its nourishing properties.

“Different compounds are found in each part of the hemp plant,” said Sharon K. Christie, founder of Cannafloria Essentials. “Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats that moisturize the skin and promote healthy aging.”

Read on, and we’ll explain a bit more about why CBD and hemp are a good match for your skin care routine. Or you can scroll down to see our picks for the best 11 CBD and hemp skin care products available.

Why use CBD & hemp in your skin care routine?

The compounds found in the cannabis plant have the capability to tap into our body’s “endocannabinoid system” by mimicking chemicals that our body naturally produces.

“Our skin is our largest organ and it’s full of cannabinoid receptors!” said Maggie Frank, a national educator at PlusCBD Oil. “Putting hemp extracts rich in CBD on topically allows us to immediately and locally deposit the benefits of CBD, other phytocannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids and fatty acids directly to those receptors.”

While scientists are still studying the workings of the endocannabinoid system, and how it interacts with the compounds found in hemp, it’s increasingly clear that they help our bodies maintain homeostasis, a healthy balance. In addition the ability of CBD and other cannabinoids to reduce inflammation seems to work on our skin as well.

While CBD and other cannabinoids are extracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant, hemp itself has a long history as a valued ingredient in beauty and skin care products. Hemp seeds are full of nourishing compounds like amino acids and omega3s and omega6s.

“The compounds found in hemp have hydrating, healing and protective properties,” said Christie. “Hemp also works as an antioxidant that protects your skin from free radicals and sun damage, and it can help to improve inflammatory skin conditions.”

Buyer beware: Use caution in an unregulated industry

The 2018 Farm Bill fully legalized hemp and took CBD out of the control of the Drug Enforcement Administration. This allowed for an explosion of new and innovative CBD-based products on the market. However, while the Farm Bill put regulation of these products in the hands of the FDA, the FDA hasn’t issued any regulations.

Ministry of Hemp selected the best CBD skin care and hemp beauty products out of dozens on the market. Photo: A black woman with natural hair smiles as she applies a skin care product to her cheek.
Ministry of Hemp selected the best CBD skin care and hemp beauty products out of dozens on the market.

“Due to lack of regulation the CBD market is flooded with products that at best, contain little to no CBD, or at worst, are contaminated with molds, mycotoxins, and heavy metals,” warned Frank.

Consumers need to do a little more work when they’re buying CBD or other hemp products. Learn a little bit about where the hemp was grown and how the products were made.

“Make sure the brand uses third-party lab-tested CBD, and ask to see their certificates of analysis if you really want to do your due diligence,” said Tess Taylor, owner of Taylor + Tess, which makes CBD-infused beauty products.

While we’ve done our best to pick only quality products from the best brands, we’ve also made sure to only work with companies that make it easy for you to look deeper into their products.

Best CBD Skin Care & Hemp Beauty Products: Official Reviews

Some CBD oils intended for internal use are pure enough to put on your skin. Maggie Frank told us she sometimes opens PlusCBD softgels and applies them topically for “itchy, icky, dry and flaky skin conditions.”

However, each of the products below is specifically formulated for use on your skin. These brands combine carefully sourced hemp and CBD with other selected ingredients designed to enhance your skin’s softness, health and appearance.

We’ve made sure all these brands are transparent about their ingredients, and offer third-party lab tests proving the strength and purity of the cannabinoids in the products. We’ve also personally tested them on our skin, to ensure they made us look, feel, and smell good. Every body varies, of course, so try some of these products and see which ones can help you.

There’s so much more to explore as this industry grows, and it was hard to narrow this list down. Here are our current favorite hemp-infused beauty products:

Click above or continue reading for our complete review of each brand.

Ministry of Hemp received free products from in return for writing these reviews. We may receive a percentage of sales if you buy products from some of the brands below. We only selected our favorite CBD & Hemp beauty products for inclusion in this roundup, and we always promise to give you our honest opinion.

PlusCBD Oil Hemp Body Lotion

PlusCBD Oil Hemp Body Lotion (Grapefruit)

  1. Highlights: PlusCBD Oil Hemp Body Lotion is silky smooth and absorbs quickly, making it the perfect anytime body lotion, especially for dry skin.
  2. Price: $33.96
  3. Strength: 200mg per 3.7oz bottle
  4. Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping on orders over $75.
  5. Independent Test Results: Online.
  6. Texture & Smell: This lotion has a very smooth and silky texture but doesn’t leave skin greasy. The grapefruit scent we tested is very sweet, almost like a grapefruit candy.
  7. Main Ingredients: Water, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Hemp Oil (Aerial Plant Parts), Caprylyl Glycol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal Oil, Glycol Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate

PlusCBD is one of our Top CBD Brands. We are excited to see them venture into CBD beauty with their new line of products! This lotion became a favorite, daily use product to use on dry hands and elbows from cold winter air.

Populum Lavender + CBD Face Oil

Populum Lavender + CBD Face Oil

  • Highlights: A perfect addition to an evening routine, Populum Lavender + CBD Face Oil oil has a deliciously hempy smell, simple ingredients, absorbs quickly, and helps you wake up feeling fresh.
  • Price: $79
  • Special: 20% off with monthly subscription.
  • Strength: 250 mg per 30ml
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping on all orders
  • Independent Test Results: Included with every order.
  • Texture & Smell: Light and oily, a hemp scent with light but luxurious lavender undertone.
  • Ingredients: Grape Seed oil, Hemp Seed oil, Lavender oil, Full Spectrum Hemp Extract
  • Other: Populum offers a 30-day return policy for first time buyers.

Populum is one of our Top CBD Brands. With 100% of their hemp grown in Colorado and their commitment to high quality ingredients, we are happy to see them try something new with this face oil. Populum also makes CBD pet products too.

Taylor + Tess The Quickie Facial Toner

Taylor + Tess The Quickie Facial Toner

  • Highlights: Taylor + Tess “The Quickie” Facial Toner is a perfect pocket-sized skin pick-me-up that leaves your skin feeling tight and fresh. It’s vegan, gluten free and free of other common allergens like parabens.
  • Price: $28.00 + shipping
  • Strength: 10mg per sprayer
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Shipping started at $7.00.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Texture & Smell: This is a light spray you can apply to your fingers or spray directly onto your face, with a strong citrusy smell.
  • Ingredients: Water, Aloe Leaf juice, Witch Hazel distillate, Vegetable glycerin, Broad Spectrum cannabidiol, Polysorbate 20, Blueberry Fruit extract, Pomegranate Fruit extract, Oat extract, Kakadu Plum Fruit extract, Cucumber Fruit extract, Grapefruit oil, Bergamot Fruit oil, Caprylyl Glycol.

Taylor + Tess is a family run, black owned brand located in Dallas, TX. They are currently working on a refill bottle, which will make this a sustainable choice for those who want to take care of their skin and the environment.

Owner Tess Taylor said she uses, “‘The Quickie’ to to remove residual dirt, hydrate, and prep my skin to receive face oils, serums, and moisturizer” such as “The Nightcap,” another great Taylor + Tess product.

Zatural Lip Rescue

Zatural Hemp Lip Rescue

  • Highlights: Zatural Lip Rescue turns chapped and irritated lips into smooth, soft ones with the power of hemp and added lysine, an amino acid that soothes lip conditions.
  • Price: $6.90
  • Special: Use coupon code ministry20 for 20% off!
  • Strength: This is primarily a hemp-oil product with only trace cannabinoids.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free sipping available.
  • Texture & Smell: Smooth with a hempy, slightly citrus scent.
  • Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Euphorbia, Antisyphilitica (Candelilla) Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea) Butter, Hemp Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Organic Palm) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), L-Lysine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Zatural uses organically-grown Colorado hemp in all their products. Multiple members of our team now keep this great lip balm in our pockets. We recently reviewed Zatural CBD Oil Drops.

Ambary Gardens Full Spectrum Skin Repair

Ambary Gardens Full Spectrum Skin Repair

  • Highlights: Ambary Gardens Full Spectrum Skin Repair is a powerful treatment for damaged skin, making it a great choice for healing the aftereffects of sunburns.
  • Price: $65.00
  • Strength: 250 mg per 4 oz jar
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping on orders over $85.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Texture & Smell: This is a thick lotion with a smell of shea butter and other healing oils, with sage and other botanical undertones.
  • Ingredients: Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, CBD Hemp Extract, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Calendula, Arnica, Essential Oils of: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Geranium, and Clary Sage.

Ambary Gardens also has an entire line of therapeutic topicals as well as more options for CBD beauty products. Check out our interview with Jess Reynolds, their CBD Specialist or our review of Ambary Gardens Nano CBD.

Medterra CBD + Manuka Cream

Medterra CBD + Manuka Honey Cream

  • Highlights: Medterra CBD + Manuka Cream makes a great night cream, combining CBD isolate with Manuka honey, another popular skin care ingredient.
  • Price: $34.99 – $49.99
  • Special: Use coupon code MOH for 15% off!
  • Strength: 250 mg (also available in 125mg strength)
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Texture & Smell: This is a thick, satiny lotin with a beeswax smell with cocoa undertones.
  • Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Inner fillet) Leaf Juice, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Fruit Oil, Carota Sativa (Carrot), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived/USP), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Manuka Honey 12 (New Zealand), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter Illipe Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cannabidiol (CBD), Potassium Sorbate (Vegetable Derived/USP), Sodium Benzoate (USP), Ethylhexylglycerin (Vegetable Derived), Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Salt/USP), Citric Acid (Fruit Derived/USP).
  • Other: Medterra offers a 30-day return policy for unsatisfied customers.

Medterra is one of our Top CBD Brands and our review team loves Medterra CBD Rapid Cooling Cream for sore muscles. This product uses both quality CBD from Kentucky hemp and carefully sourced Manuka honey from New Zealand.

HATSHE Sandalwood Healing Cream

HATSHE Sandlewood Healing Cream

  • Highlights: This vegan Sandlewood Healing Cream from Hatshe feels thick and luxurious with that wonderful warm sandalwood smell. Try it on any irritated or inflamed skin.
  • Price: $58.00
  • Special: Use coupon code HEMP15 for 15% off your order!
  • Strength: 500mg per 2 oz jar
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Shipping available or a $10 flat rate.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Texture & Smell: This cream has a thick, soothing texture and a warm smell of sandalwood and other botanicals that lingers pleasantly on the skin.
  • Ingredients: Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, Copaiba Oil, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Avocado Fruit Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Stearic Acid, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Neem Seed Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Rose Flower Water, Rosehip Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin A Ester, Vitamin C Ester, Provitamin B5, Allantoin, Organic White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba), Organic Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sandalwood Vanilla Essential Oil
  • Other: HATSHE offers a 30-day return policy for unsatisfied customers.

HATSHE is a woman-owned brand created by former athletes looking for quality products that could help them feel better.

“When your skin has prolonged exposure to extreme weather — sun, wind, cold, salt water, — it can end up dry and irritated by the end of a long day,” said Britni Jessup about using this product.

Cannafloria Be Refreshed Hemp Mood Mist

  • Highlights: It was hard to pick our favorite scent of Cannafloria Hemp Mood Mist, which combines hemp seed oil and hemp terpenes with essential oils to give you the perfect reset when you’re feeling tired or sweaty.
  • Price: $18
  • Special: Use coupon code MOH15 for 15% off!
  • Strength: Not applicable, this is a hemp-infused, non-CBD product.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping on orders over $35.
  • Texture & Smell: This light spray is perfect for refreshing your room, your sheets or yourself. This has an earthy, woody aroma with some citrus sweetness.
  • Main Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Citrus Sinensis Hydrosol (Blood Orange), Saccharide Isomerate (Active) Aqua, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sea Salt/Maris Sal/ Sel Marin, Natural Essential Oil Blend, Cananga odorata, (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Oil, Cannabis sativa(Hemp) Seed Oil, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus limon(Lemon) Peel Oil, Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) Extract, a-Humulene, Limonene.
  • Other: Available in 7 great scents and we love all the ones we’ve tried. Cannafloria offers a 30-day return policy for unsatisfied customers.

Cannafloria helps to create a total bath and beauty experience with their line of hemp products. Besides their mood mists, they have luxurious hemp milk baths and lotions available. Owner Sharon K. Christie is proud of their attention to detail:

“Our manufacturing facility is proudly certified organic, 100% wind powered, cruelty-free and women-owned. All Cannafloria products are synthetic-free, dye-free and vegan.”

DaCrema Salt Scrub

DaCrema Botanicals Salt Scrub

  • Highlights: DaCrema Botanicals Salt Scrub is perfect for exfoliating tired feet, and it leaves you smelling refreshed and feeling calm.
  • Price: $19.00 – $35.00
  • Special: Special: Use coupon code MOH for 10% off!
  • Strength: 200 mg per 8 ounces (also available in 100mg, 1 oz size)
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $100.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Texture & Smell: Soft to touch, gritty and exfoliating on the skin, with a fresh peppermint scent.
  • Ingredients: Peppermint essential oil, Jojoba and MTC oils, Himalayan pink salt, Hawaiian black salt and Full Spectrum Hemp Oil.

DaCrema Botanicals products are handmade in small batches using U.S.-grown organic hemp. The company was founded by a former health industry professional.

Mineral Health Body Kit


  • Highlights: Mineral is a high-end CBD brand and their Body Kit reflects that with this luxurious duo designed to leave your skin feeling and smelling its absolute best.
  • Price: $120
  • Strength: Sousa 200 mg + Maison 300 mg
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping available.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Texture & Smell:
    • Maison has a creamy, buttery texture and light sage, hempy smell.
    • Sousa face and skin oil has a fresh citrus and grapefruit smell and leaves skin glowing with moisture.
  • Ingredients:
    • Maison: hemp oil extract, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, clary sage, peppermint, and sandalwood essential oils.
    • Sousa: Blood Orange Oil, Rose Oil, Patchouli Oil, Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Hemp-derived Cannabinoid Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Calendula Oil, Squalene Oil; Pomegranate Seed Oil.

MINERAL, based out of Austin, Texas, is one of of our favorite newcomers to the CBD scene. Their team selects the seeds of hybrid strains from Oregon to grow targeted full spectrum hemp that makes up their unique, luxury CBD products.

Malibu Wave Cellulose Face Mask

  • Highlights: Pamper your whole face with Malibu Wave Cellulose Face Mask, a two-piece mask that left our faces glowing and soft.
  • Price: $9.99
  • Special: Use coupon code HEMP10 for 10% off!
  • Strength: 10 mg per mask
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Shipping started at $7.82.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Texture & Smell: This two piece mask feels very soothing and cooling on your face. It has a mild perfumey fragrance typical of most masks.
  • Ingredients: 10 mg Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil per Mask, Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Fragrance
  • Other: Malibu Wave offers a 30-day return policy for unsatisfied customers.

Malibu Wave is another newer brand, and we love their simple, natural aesthetic. This face mask would be an amazing part of an evening of pampering a loved one, and it’s also perfect for quick, loving self care.

Kit O’Connell contributed reviews and reporting for this article.

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