I have had acne-prone skin for the better half of my life. Thankfully it peaked in high school and calmed down a lot by the end of my 20s, but I still experience some acne as an adult. It’s definitely stress related and I notice my skin having “flare ups” whenever I’m particularly stressed or miss out on sleep.
Even when I’m vigilant about keeping my stress at bay, cleansing my face every night (I always and only use this cleanser), and drinking water throughout the day, I still experience the occasional breakout. I have felt for a while that my skin is as good as it could get. I added a retinol into my nightly routine and was pleasantly surprised with the results. And I thought, for sure, that THAT was as good as my skin could be.
Then I was in Sephora recently and picked up Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate. WOW.
I didn’t take any before and after photos because I was actually pretty skeptical. I love a good facial oil, so I was curious to try this Cannabis version. It wasn’t necessarily that I had low expectations– more like no expectations. I kind of figured it would be like any other facial oil I’ve tried– hydrating!
For the first week, that was my experience. And then about ten days in, I started to notice a slight difference in my skin and after two weeks, it was noticeable. All breakouts I had are GONE and I’ve had NO new breakouts. Not even the hint of one. The redness in my skin is nearly completely gone and I feel completely confident to go sans makeup (which I rarely, if ever, feel).
It smells a little earthy but also like something that would be used at a fancy spa. (Is that a terrible description or what? Ha!) The bottle says to use a few drops, but I use a little bit more than that and go all the way down my neck too.
I can already tell that this is a product I’m going to order without fail whenever I run out. And I definitely wish I had something like this when I was younger and experiencing even more acne.
Of course everyone’s skin is different, but it’s definitely something to try if you experience redness/acne!! Let me know if you’ve used it and what you thought!!