Your No-BS Guide to Understanding CBD Skincare

CBD is the Cady Heron of the skincare world right now—buzzy, intriguing, and full of secrets (though not as much as Gretchen Weiners’ hair).  In the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a slew of new skincare products claiming the “calming, anti-inflammatory” benefits of CBD; some might even claim to fix your acne. The ingredient has officially crossed over from being a wellness supplement to a beauty buzzword, but it’s not as simple as looking for “CBD” on your ingredients label and calling it a day. There's a lot of murky marketing out there and more than a few false claims. For example, we’ve seen some major brands hop on the CBD bandwagon and blast it across their marketing channels, when in reality, their products don’t contain any actual CBD at all. To help you with your “weed-ucation,” we’ve enlisted Charlotte Palermino, co-founder of cannabis education website Nice Paper, and Ashley Lewis and Meredith Schroeder, co-founders of new online CBD retailer Fleur Marché. Your skin deserves CBD—just make sure you’re actually buying a product that actually contains it. Keep scrolling for your no-BS guide to understanding CBD skincare.