Weed: The Secret Ingredient In Your Beauty Routine

Attention, attention: Weed is officially no longer just for smoking and/or eating. You can beautify your hair and skin with the fatty-acid rich oil that comes from the cannabis sativa plant…without fear of the munchies.

Hemp oil is being used topically in beauty products as a vitamin-D-rich, non-pore-clogging ingredient. It has been known to be anti-inflammatory and to reduce pore size while encouraging healthy cell production. Major win for skin! In the hair, hemp oil adds easily absorbable moisture and shine. Fatty acids provide protection from the elements, and help you keep your color fresh longer. 

Ahead, check out our favorite 420-appropriate skin-care products.
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As we all know, there is nothing better for beauty than an orgasm. For the vagina seeking heightened pleasure, residents of California and Colorado can now purchase this personal lubricant with active CBD oil extracted from the female marijuana plant. Whether you are going solo or with a partner, you can be sure your lady parts will be happy with the help of this hemp magic.
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This gentle, hemp-oil-infused facial cleanser works wonders for dull skin that needs reviving. Natural alpha-hydroxy derived from honey brightens and rejuvenates, while hemp-seed oil softens and refines the skin. It's no wonder that it's a Birchbox favorite.
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You don’t have to be a total hippie to love Dr. B’s. This soap never fails to deliver: You can use it as a body cleanser, shampoo, toothpaste, dish soap, laundry soap, the list goes on... With the addition of hemp oil and green tea, you (or your dishes) get an extra boost of vitamin D along with a fresh, earthy scent.
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A powerfully moisturizing and smoothing combination of hemp and argan oil makes this shampoo a winner for best value, and the best choice for dry or coarse hair. Plus, you can feel great about supporting a brand that is vegan, non-GMO, and SLS, paraben, and cruelty-free. Who doesn’t love a conscious beauty company that won’t break their bank?
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Lip balm is an absolute beauty-routine staple, and we highly recommend this ultra-moisturizing and healing tub of hemp-oil-infused goodness. This lippy is soothing and protective with a natural SPF, it smoothes fine lines, and it smells like heaven. What more could you ask for?
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Trust your dry, damaged hair to the reparative power of the cannabis plant with this this hemp-oil-based treatment conditioner. Omega-3 rich fatty acid from the hemp oil treats strands with protein and moisture, making it the perfect solution for frequently colored or heat-styled manes.
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Get a moisture high and a gentle body cleansing with this cleverly packaged body soap. Gently formulated with fair-trade hemp-seed oil for a silky lather, it's perfect for dry and sensitive skin types. Bonus: It makes a groovy Christmas ornament.
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Lastly, you can go straight to the leafy-green source: 100% pure hemp oil. Apply a couple drops to tame and soften your hair and add shine, or work it into your ends as a deep-conditioning treatment. It makes a great oil cleanser for the skin, too: Just apply it to your face and let it sit for a few minutes, and then gently wipe with a warm washcloth. You can even use the pure stuff to remove makeup or as a body moisturizer.

Refinery29 in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.
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