CBD-infused beauty and cosmetic products are on the rise, and for good reason. Burgeoning research suggests that CBD has a myriad of health benefits for the skin, due to the body’s natural cannabinoid receptors being closely linked to the regulation of our skin cells[1]. Companies are eager to explore this new avenue of skincare and wellness products, from massive corporations to small, independent shops. If you prefer the latter, here is a list of smaller Canadian hemp-based beauty and wellness brands to try.

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1. Empyri

London, Ontario-based skincare company empyri, whose name means “a state of internal bliss”, is committed to the well-being of both its customers and the planet. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts, their products are made with active sativa root extract, and are chemical and cruelty free. Additionally, the FAQ section on their website emphasizes the company’s transparency, providing information on how the products are made, what goes into them, and where the ingredients are sourced. View empyri here.

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2. Delush

Delush defines themselves as “a hemp-infused lifestyle company that incorporates CBD into your favourite wellness and skincare products”. They have a range of products, from bath bombs and body lotion to health tinctures for pets. They also provide short blurbs of education on cannabis and CBD on their website. In addition to being Canadian, this company only ships to Canada. View Delush here.

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3. KaliKare

A cannabis-infused topicals brand that is targeted towards those with mature skin, KaliKare boasts an impressive lineup of CBD, CBD/THC, and THC-infused products. This means consumers get the best of all worlds, with products that will get you high, and those that will not. They are also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. View KaliKare here.

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4. Nectar

While this Squamish, B.C.-based brand has a focus on CBD-infused sexuality products, they also offer skincare in the form of a facial serum. Consumers can also email them to request a free sample, so you can try the product risk-free. View Nectar here.

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5. Calyx Wellness

This company, named for the part of a flower that protects blossoming petals and keeps them healthy, has a strong focus on the health and therapeutic benefits of CBD. Their products are made from non-GMO industrial hemp stalks, and their beauty products include moisturizing lotion and bath bombs. View Calyx Wellness here.


Sources

[1] Baswan, Sudhir M, Allison E Klosner, Kelly Glynn, Arun Rajgopal, Kausar Malik, Sunghan Yim, and Nathan Stern. “Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders.” Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology Volume 13 (2020): 927–42. https://doi.org/10.2147/ccid.s286411.