There is an unexpected surge in CBD grooming products for men. Men by nature are not easily swayed by trends or hype. So why the upsurge? Is it because it is now more accessible?- or how it’s been marketed?
CBD oil is now easily available across the UK in Holland & Barrett, Lloyds Pharmacy and Boots. CBD skin care catered primarily to women, but not anymore – it is now a rising star and dominating the male grooming market. Big players in skincare are matching the needs of male customers and giving them what they want. Designed for men’s needs everyday products such as beard oils, creams, balms and colognes have been elevated with some cannabidiol infusion.
CBD oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties – helping to soothe the skin and relieve stressed and irritated skin. It’s an ingredient that works well in grooming and beauty products and is a natural fit. Wives and girlfriends have waxed lyrical for years about their good experience with CBD in beauty products. Testimonials have suggested a tautness, a regeneration, a youthful glow and a soothing epidermis after CBD oil/cream/balm usage. There is no shame in wanting to look better and feel fresher. Turns out CBD is packed with essential fatty acids that are known to have a beneficial impact on the hair and skin.
CBD is non-psychoactive which means it won’t give you a high – though it will improve your wellbeing and so produce a better, enlightened high! Bonus – you may even look good too. Because of this trait and its beneficial properties it appears as a beaming light in skin and hair preparations. There’s a lot of research ongoing before we can call it the ‘Holy Grail’ skincare ingredient but here’s a few products you should try:
Perricone MD CBx for Men – Super Clean Face Wash
A lovely grassy fragrance & leaves skin smooth and clean. A great pre-shave prep that softens stubble. This comes highly commended by GQ magazine and made it on – The Best Men’s Grooming Products list of 2019 as voted by Fashion Beans.
Retail Price – £29
MGC Derma CBD Hyaluronic & Peptides Day Cream
Launched in the UK at Cult Beauty they do everything from eye serum to toner. Best buy? try out the MGC anti-puffiness and dark circles serum, a potent combination of hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidising CBD. You will be sharing this with the missus, guaranteed – she’ll fight you for it!
Retail Price – £80
Rejuvafirm CBD Face Oil
Rejuvafirm is a hardworking and intensely moisturising face oil.
CBD cosmetics have been developed to ensure immediate absorption of the cannabinoids. After-shave balms with CBD are said to be super healing and soothing – a firm favourite with UK men.
Retail Price – £80
Famous UK rapper, Professor Green (Real name Stephen Manderson) uses CBD Serum on his face. The Professor credits it for healing eczema around his eyes.
Hair loss among men is unfortunately a common problem. Roughly 85% of men will suffer from major hair thinning by the time they even reach 50 years old. Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition that can be caused by a variety of different factors. Promoting collagen and elastin in your locks is a positive step to help reduce hair loss.
Enter stage right (barber door) CBD oil. Rich in amino acids and rubbed into the scalp it is purported to promote stronger, thicker, hair. CBD oil is loaded with Omega 3 and other fatty acids, this adds to the protein content of the hair strand and makes it structurally stronger from the inside. Get washing your beloved hair with a high quality CBD shampoo to ensure your hair gets the best possible care.
London’s Shoreditch hipster beard tribe swear by CBD oil. They credit most of the success in growing and maintaining their whiskers to CBD. CBD oil helps to keep their facial fuzz on point and their cropped stubble healthy. Did you think it happened overnight? A well groomed beard requires some CBD oil manipulation and maintenance.
CBD oil has been credited with achieving length, bulk and lustre. The oil is supposed to make the beard strands stronger with moisture and protein, making it less prone to breakage. It is loaded with Vitamin E so it might even give your beard a luxurious sheen. Fancy moustache whiskers? – CBD oil can be used to tame the stray hairs and have you looking primo. Bearded readers, go get yourself some CBD beard oil, you owe it to yourself and more importantly you owe it to your beard.
If you’re one of many men who understand the importance of a regimented skin care routine, CBD skin care products are a must have. Products powered by cannabinoids are leading the way. All you need now is a new bathroom vanity unit to fit everything into.