Cannabis Skincare: What It Is & How to Start

In recent years, skincare has exploded in popularity. From serum-infused face masks to K-beauty sunscreens, new products are hitting the market every day.

Now, cannabis has entered the scene as a trendy ingredient in skincare products. 

Products like serums, moisturizers, and creams can contain cannabis extracts, including CBD and sometimes even THC. These cannabis-infused skincare products are gaining attention for their therapeutic benefits, particularly for dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin. 

Let’s explore the basics of cannabis skincare, including what it can do for your skin and how you can incorporate it into your routine. 

What is Cannabis Skincare? 

Cannabis skincare most often contains cannabidiol, or CBD. This compound found in the cannabis plant has gained significant attention for its therapeutic properties — without the mind-altering psychoactive effects.  

While THC skincare products are rare, some full-spectrum CBD products can contain trace amounts of THC. However, the topical application of cannabis skin products doesn’t deliver THC into the bloodstream. This means you won’t feel the “high” you might get from ingesting or inhaling cannabis products. 

The Benefits of Cannabis Skincare 

Early studies show that topical CBD can be a powerful ingredient in skincare products. Cannabis has anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial in treating inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

For skin concerns like acne, the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD can help reduce redness and swelling. Another study found that topical CBD products significantly improved the skin lesions and scarring of people with severe skin chronic diseases. 

Many weed skincare coproducts are formulated to help soothe, moisturize, and strengthen the skin. One study found that its powerful antioxidative effect may work to neutralize free radical damage. CBD has also been shown to help reduce the side effects of retinol, like skin dryness and peeling, to help study participants achieve a clearer, smoother, and more hydrated complexion. 

How to Add Cannabis Skincare Into Your Routine 

Now that you know the benefits of using cannabis-infused skincare products, let’s explore how you can incorporate this ingredient into your routine. Not every skincare product needs to contain CBD, but you can find this ingredient in just about every product — cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums, eye creams, and more. 

Here are all the products you can use to incorporate CBD, listed in order of application. 


A cleanser is designed to gently remove dirt, makeup, sebum, and more to refresh your skin at the end of the day. While any gentle cleanser will work, a CBD-infused cleanser can help calm and soothe the skin without stripping it of moisture. 


Applied to a dry face after cleansing, toners add moisture to the skin and restore pH balance. The soothing and hydrating properties of CBD can enhance the benefits of this optional skincare step. 


Serums are one of the most popular products for CBD. Designed to target specific skin concerns, serums should be used before your moisturizer, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin. This enhances the benefits of CBD for better results. 


Moisturizers are another popular CBD-based product. Thanks to the hydrating and soothing effects, CBD can help lock in the benefits of your moisturizing cream. 

Exploring Cannabis Skincare With Far & Dotter 

Both the research and testimonials back up the powerful effects of CBD as a skincare ingredient. From soothing acne scarring to deeply hydrating and nourishing the skin, there are so many ways you can incorporate the benefits of cannabis skincare into your routine. 

Ready to invest in your skin health with the power of CBD and THC? Our menu of therapeutic services is designed to help you relax, rejuvenate, and refresh your skin. Learn more about what we do or schedule your appointment for a treatment session today

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