I have been dying to get pen to paper (or rather fingers to keypad) for the past week and a half. Or since when Kiehls launched a very special, new product: Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate.
Kiehl’s, after a long while of waiting, have finally added to their trusty concentrate crew. In fact, you can even layer this one underneath the others!
“Many people are surprised that we decided to develop an oil formula for problem or blemish-prone skin,”Roberta Weiss, Head of Product Innovation for Kiehl’s.
Answer to question one, who is it for? Blemish prone, stressed out skin. Music to my ears as the past few months moving from a sometimes too relaxed, university student to a fully functioning, working adult have been a tad busy. Unfortunately, the first place stress shows is on the skin (the second is your hips).
But is it your natural reaction to put oil on a blemish? I’m not going to lie, mine is. But I can understand if its not because generally blemishes are synonymous with dirt and grime clogging your pores. So why would you want to put oil on it?
Fortunately, Kiehl’s have come to dismiss this misconception and with good reason. They believe, as do I, that you don’t need to be too harsh on your skin, even when you’re a tad more blemishy than usual. You should really use a combination of cleansing and intensely nourishing and hydrating products, when your skin is feeling stressed out. This concentrate is perfect for the latter part of your routine.
Cannabis Sativa Seed oil is full of nutrients and antioxidants like Vitamin E, to help you defend against environmental stressors. It’s fatty acid content also means it helps the skin retain moisture.
And then they added Green Oregano Oil. THIS IS WHY I LOVE KIEHL’S. Innovation has always been at their core and even now in 2019 they are sticking to their apothecary roots:
“Today we continue to be inspired by the research we conducted on botanicals, herbs and extracts, and the expertise we developed in maximizing their beneficial qualities. We believe in the power of natural ingredients and still use many that we first discovered through our experiences as a homeopathic pharmacy.”Cammie Cannella, Head of Education for Kiehl’s.
By bringing light to the new and nutrient dense ingredients and reviving dated, industry ingredient lists. Both by making the effort to source them and put them into skincare products that work.
So, Green Oregano Oil is another little antioxidant gem you’ll find in this AND best of all its an antiseptic…. Are you starting to see why its great for blemish prone skin?
The full INCI list:
CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
ORIGANUM HERACLEOTICUM FLOWER OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
MENTHA PIPERITA OIL / PEPPERMINT OIL
*side note – its so good to see the ingredient they’re marketing is at the top of the list (in case you have no idea what I’m going on about, the ingredient list goes in order of amount that is in the product).
My skin, after using it every night for the past week, feels balanced. Finally. I have woken up, not always feeling refreshed, but looking it. I think this is majorly down to the hydrating contributors in the concentrate. The blemishes on my forehead have subsided, this with regular use. It does what it says on the tin.
Will you be trying out Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate ? Leave me a comment and let me know!