CBD Facial

The One Where I Tried A CBD Facial

As CBD continues to weave itself into the world of beauty and skincare the cannabinoid’s reported anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties have inevitably found their way into salons that have duly launched the CBD facial.

After reading a review of one, I decided I wanted to see wanted to experience it for myself, so after looking into the treatments available (which at this stage are quite few and far between) I decided to try the award-winning Blush + Blow salon in London’s Parsons Green

They offer two types of CBD oil facial – the Detox and the Detox Microdermabrasion.  I had initially decided to try the Microdermabrasion facial but as I was 15 minutes late courtesy of London Underground I didn’t have time so I opted for the CBD Detox Facial instead.

Blush + Blow use the new Cannabis Beauty Defined anti-ageing skincare product range from Kannaway in their facials which include five hemp-infused products as well as a proprietary blend of natural botanical ingredients including Goji Berry, Dragons Blood and Rosehip. 

The range is formulated to work together as a complete routine to cleanse, moisturise, nourish and protect the skin and it’s also environmentally friendly as it contains no herbicides, pesticides as well as being non-GMO.

CBD facial

The Treatment

To start the facial my therapist Abbi double cleansed my skin using the Burdock & Hemp Cleanser followed by the Liquorice & Hemp Exfoliator to get rid of any dead skin.   

Next came the Green Tea & Hemp Perfecting Mask which was left on for 20 minutes with a warning that it might sting as the active ingredients bring the blood to the surface, which I presume is in preparation for the facial massage. 

To be honest, I didn’t find it too uncomfortable, more like a strong tingling but as you get to choose between a relaxing head or neck massage while the mask is working, I soon forgot about the tingling.

The real star of this treatment is the CBD oil face massage with Kannaway’s Pure Gold CBD Oil which contains 1000mg of CBD.  A very liberal dose of the oil is applied and then the 20-minute lymphatic drain facial massage takes place. 

I love facials and for me, the massage is the critical point because in my opinion you can see the effect of a good massage for days after. 

 I’m glad to say that Abbi’s massage was up there with the best and even if you don’t go for a CBD facial I would highly recommend that you book her for any of their facials that include a massage because I could literally feel my face being lifted and reshaped as she worked.   

Top tip:  the oil will still be visible on your face which you’re supposed to allow to completely absorb so it’s best to have this facial the day before a big event. 

Once the massage was over an application of the White Peony & Hemp Serum was applied followed by the Ginseng and Hemp Moisturiser to finish everything off.

The Verdict:

The combination of the hemp-infused products and the CBD oil did leave my face glowing the next day which is unusual as I don’t normally see any real difference until a few days after a facial.  The other thing I noticed was that my skin felt very soft.  

For me, the products did work well together, and my skin definitely felt the benefits although some of that was down to the brilliant facial massage I received from my therapist, Abi.

So my verdict is that this is a facial that was worth the £100 cost, and one that I’d recommend you try if you fancy an hour of pampering.

The CBD Detox Facial is available at Blush + Blow

More CBD Beauty Treatments

CBD Facial

CBD Massage – Cowshed, Various locations

Lie back and indulge in The Cowshed’s CBD body massage. The addition of CBD to this 60-minute signature massage helps to alleviate pain and uses heated Thai compressors to relax the muscles.

Book at The Cowshed

CBD Spa Therapy – Budock Vean Hotel, Cornwall

The Natural Health Spa at the Budock Vean Hotel has a range of treatments utilising the benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil.

The treatments aim to provide benefits that include increased mineralisation, collagen production, moisturisation, anti-inflammation, pain reduction, relaxation and overall improved skin health. 

Choose from the CBD Infused Body Massage or the CBD Infused Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage.

Book at the Budock Vean Hotel

Ila CBD Immersion – The Lanesborough, London

A full body and facial treatment, the Ila CBD Immersion aims to release tension, calm, nourish and restore, as well as utilise the CBD’s anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and antioxidant properties. The treatment focuses on three core pathways of healing: feet, abdomen and face.

Book at The Lanesborough Club & Spa

CBD Experience, Rudding Park, Harrogate

Rudding Park Spa guests can pay a £20 supplement to enhance a selected treatment with the CBD Experience which supports wellness and includes:

  • Hot towel hand wrap infused with CBD oil to commence the treatment
  • Spray of CBD oil under the tongue (optional)
  • Foot cleanse and welcome touch using CBD oil
  • Treatment with CBD oil applied to target specific problem areas to soothe and speed up healing
  • CBD tea and a CBD Chocolate following the treatment

Book at Rudding Park Spa

Kloris Stress Melting Ritual, Bvlgari Hotel, London

The Kloris Stress Melting Ritual at the Bvlgari Hotel is an exclusive tailor-made 90-minute treatment that uses the highest quality premium CBD oil by UK brand Kloris, hot stones and aromatherapy oils to melt away tension and soothe mind and body.

Book at Bvlgari Hotel

Spirit of Hemp Hemp CBD Treatment, Hari’s Hairdressers

Mindful of the fact that CBD has a long history of wellness, London hairdressers Hari’s have partnered with the CBD experts from ‘Spirit of Hemp’ to develop a treatment that uses raw CBD and CBDA oil to give your hair, in the words of Hari’s, a ‘transforming treatment for mind, body, hair and scalp’.

Book at Hari’s Hairdressers


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