Breakthrough: The New Green
You’ve probably heard of THC, the psychotropic that gives marijuana its special kick, but the plant pack more than 400 other active chemical compounds, some of which offer health and beauty benefits sans intoxication. One of these, Cannabidiol, or CBD, is quickly gaining popularity because it’s been shown to reduce inflammation and decrease pain when applied topically. (Legality technically depends on the source and the state you live in, but many companies ship CBD products nationwide, as the laws are constantly changing.)
As with all active ingredients, quality and formulation matter. Here are a few CBD standouts: Lord Jones’ body lotion is a balm for bruises, sore spots, and sunburns; Ambika Herbals’ bath salts offer head-to-toe relief after an intense workout; and CBD For Life’s eye serum helps reduce under-eye puffiness and dark cirlces.
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