The Ultimate Cannabis Skincare Routine for 420 and Beyond

The search for the next big skincare find is never-ending, and it’s one we’re more than happy to take on. So when a box full of products decorated with marijuana leaves appeared on our desks, we couldn’t help but think “Rihanna would approve of this” and proceed to slather everything on. The Defined Transformation line features everything in your standard skincare line—moisturizer, toner, exfoliant, serum—but all of the products are made with ultra-concentrated cannabidiol-rich hemp oil.

No, it will not get you high. But it is great for fighting wrinkles and dry skin. Defined Transformation (formerly Cannabis Beauty Defined) released its skincare line just over a year ago, and most products are around $50-55, while the serum comes in at $164. Everything is made without parabens, sulfates, dyes or synthetic fragrances, and feature other ingredients like Goji berry and our favourite, Dragon’s blood.

So what do we actually think of the line? For starters, there’s the scent. Defined Transformation certainly doesn’t smell like any other beauty brand. There are no lavender or rose perfumes to be found here. Instead, the products smell like, well, the earth. And hemp seed oil. Depending on your preference, this is either great news or…not. (We’re divided in the office.)

The salve, which is the most potent in smell (and in colour—it’s actually green!), is extremely rich and hydrating. It’s earned itself a place on our desks for immediate flaky skin relief. The serum is cooling and light, as a serum should be, while the moisturizer requires some work to rub in. It mysteriously comes out of the pump as a nude-coloured gel but transforms into a white cream upon rubbing, and doesn’t go on quite as smooth as expected. Once absorbed, it’s super-nourishing, but you’ll need some patience to get there.

The real standout of the Defined Transformation line, however, is the exfoliant. With a scent that’s more spa-like than the other products, and microbeads that are made of herbal exfoliants like rose hip seeds, it’s gentle enough to brush away roughness and flakiness on even the most sensitive skin. Plus, it’s good for the environment (plastic microbeads need not apply!).

Visit kannaway.com to learn more about the anti-aging line. Who knows, cannabidiol-rich hemp oil might just be the ingredient missing from your skincare regimen.