We’ve tried and tested dozens of CBD products on the UK market to find the ones that actually work. Here’s our top 8…
By Abbie Schofield
Last year, you couldn’t have a conversation about beauty and wellbeing without CBD cropping up. Standing for cannabidiol, CBD is derived from hemp, a strain of the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike THC, which is found in marijuana and causes the ‘high’ feeling, CBD is non-psychoactive. Instead, it is hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties and health benefits, with CBD fans claiming it can aid sleep, reduce anxiety, improve skin and even help period pain.
But with so many brands cashing in on the phenomenon, it’s hard to tell which ones are actually worth buying. Here are Absolutely London’s favourite CBD products, tried and tested by the team.
The Best CBD Products To Try
The Yuyo Botanics natural sleep aid blends CBD with hops, sweet orange and roman chamomile. There is quite a strong herbal hemp flavour, however this is an extremely effective CBD oil. Taking some an hour before bed can help you fall asleep, and more importantly, stay asleep. Plus, unlike sleeping pills or other sleep aids there isn’t a groggy feeling in the morning.
PM Formula, £85; thechillery.com
Microdosing CBD is another effective way to take it – rather than swallowing a large amount when feeling stressed or unable to sleep, taking a small amount every day can help balance your anxiety and help you drift off. Zoetic can help your sleep improve whilst keeping your energy levels high throughout the day, plus it is delicious, organic and contains just four ingredients.
Melon CBD oil, 500mg, £45; zoetic.uk.com
CBD Massage at Cloud Twelve
Notting Hill wellness and lifestyle club Cloud Twelve offers a CBD oil massage, promising to deeply relax muscle and mind. This calming treatment is heavenly for tired, sore muscles, or general stress and January weariness. Be warned – you might fall asleep on the massage table.
CBD massage, £165 for 60 minutes; cloudtwelve.co.uk
Bamford Body Oil
Bamford’s CBD range, b SILENT, uses natural ingredients and aromatherapy to support a good night’s sleep. The nourishing body oil contains St John’s Wort, known for its anti-depressant qualities, as well as vetiver root, chamomile and lavender. The spa-like scent is utterly dreamy and gives that post-massage feeling.
Organic Body Oil, £42; bamford.com
Meda CBD Drinks
Meda makes natural CBD drinks with premium ingredients like biotin (a vitamin found in eggs and nuts), vitamin C and, of course, cannabidiol. Cans of Meda are the new green smoothies – refreshing and tasty with a powerful wellness punch.
£18 for 6 cans; medahuman.com
Aver’s CBD drops combine CBD with functional terpenes to help you transition through the ups and downs of city life. The CALM CBD oil is designed to soothe a tired mind and body after a hectic day, and the mini bottle is perfect for your gym bag, work desk or bedside table.
£63 for 15ml; averlondon.com
Body and Mind Botanicals
If you swear by a cup of steaming chamomile tea before bed, this cannabis and peppermint tea is the next step up. Tasty, comforting and it helps with a deep, undisturbed night’s sleep.
Cannabis tea, £10.99; bodyandmindbotanicals.com
Votary Super Boost Night Drops
This skincare product is a powerhouse of active ingredients. Strawberry, camellia, flax, avocado and poppy seed oil join hemp seed oil in this nourishing blend, which is the perfect addition to your night-time skincare routine. As CBD is anti-inflammatory, it helps to calm the dermis and leaves you with a rested glow.
Super Boost Night Drops, £95; votary.co.uk
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