What is a cannabis oil facial and how can it benefit your skin?

Leah Murphy

May 22, 2019
The interest in CBD products only looks set to grow. According to an estimate from cannabis industry analysts The Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market could be worth $22 billion by 2022.

A host of CBD beauty products have also sprung up recently, including Apothecanna's Everyday Face and Body Oil and The Body Shop's Hemp Body Butter. Harvey Nichols also became the first department store in the UK to stock a cannabis-infused skincare range earlier this year, by Australian brand MGC Derma.

Now The Harley Street Skin Clinic has become the first in the UK to offer a CBD facial.

The facial is already proving popular with the clinic’s celebrity clientele, including Abbey Clancy, Vanessa White and Game of Thrones star Christian Vit.

As I found out, the soothing and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD oil not only hydrate the skin but the oils are also beneficial for anti-ageing.

My appointment starts with a brief skin consultation, where I highlight any problem with areas with my therapist. Next, three drops of MariPharm's Mari Drops (one of the purest CBD oils) are put under my tongue. Within minutes my body falls into a hyper relaxed state of calm, so much that I nearly fall asleep.

My face is then double-cleansed to thoroughly remove any dirt and debris.

Next, a herbal face mask is applied to my skin before a light swipe of CBD-infused Mari Crème.

When I emerge from the hour-long treatment my face is glowing and my body also feels relaxed - probably down to the effects of the drops of oil placed under my tongue and the deep tissue massage the facial also includes. Days later my skin still feels dewier and more supple; I find I don't need or want to wear as much make-up.