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cannabis sativa seed oil reviews

"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!"

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 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'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.

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. 

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.  

Inspired by Kiehl’s apothecary heritage, our calmative facial oil is uniquely formulated for problem skin including skin prone to blemishes, visible redness and discomfort. Formulated with 100% naturally derived* ingredients, including Hemp-Derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and Green Oregano Oil, this lightweight non-comedogenic facial oil helps calm the feeling of stressed skin.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate

A calmative, non-comedogenic facial oil for all skin types, including problem skin.

A calmative, non-comedogenic facial oil for all skin types, including problem skin.

Receive 3 minis & a pouch when you spend £60+. or spend £120+ and receive an additional 60ml SPF. Use code: RETINOL at checkout.* *Offer available until 10/08/2021. See full T&Cs here.

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

This extract comes from the flower of the Oregano herb and offers antioxidant and antiseptic soothing properties. It is great for purifying problem skin.

Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate UK

At the launch, I saw before and after photos of someone with extremely inflamed skin that had been using the oil twice daily for one week. The transformation was incredible. Even if you don’t have problem skin, it’s a great oil to have in your kit for those SOS times.

Green Oregano Oil

It’s super light, sinks into the skin really easily and doesn’t leave a greasy look or feel. Once applied, it doesn’t even look like you have used an oil which will be great for those that are a little scared of oily textures. It has a really nice aroma – fresh and zesty, so if you’re looking for a calming, anti-inflammatory oil, and the turmeric of the Sunday Riley CEO Glow Oil is too much for you, then I definitely think you should try this out.

Whilst I don’t have blemish prone skin, I do suffer from redness around my mouth and chin especially after cleansing. I have been slotting the Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate when my skin is sensitive for almost 6 months and it’s a great addition to my routine. I find it very calming and soothing, and it is such an easy texture to get along with.

This is derived from cold-pressed Hemp Seeds – the hemp variety of the Cannabis sativa plant – sourced in Germany. It makes up 60% of the composition and gives the oil it’s natural green colour. It helps to improve the skin’s barrier, reduces visible redness, and relieves discomfort.

One of the most significant things about this new oil is that it contains just 13 ingredients: