Green Releaf CBD Calming Face Oil
Peter Thomas Roth’s Green Releaf CBD Calming Face Oil is a great entry into this emerging skin care category – provided that you keep in mind that the very oily texture isn’t for everyone.
Housed in an opaque bottle with a dropper dispenser that helps protect its delicate ingredients from light and air, this oil has a deep green color as a result of the added coloring agents (not the CBD it contains).
The texture is – well, oily – but it’s a particularly rich oil that never quite dries down completely, so it’s best for those with normal to dry or very dry skin. Even a small amount feels quite oily; not necessarily a bad thing, but not something you’ll love if you have oily, acne-prone skin. We recommend using this as the last step of your nighttime skin care routine because putting other products over it results in them sliding right off.
So what about the ingredients and the calming claims surrounding this oil? We’re glad to report they’re spot-on. As the name implies, this contains a 300 milligrams of CBD (cannabidiol), which emerging research shows topical use is anti-inflammatory, meaning it can soothe red, irritated skin. This is a great benefit and CBD delivers it in a unique way since it can interact with receptor sites that are part of skin’s endocannabinoid system.
Acting as a complement are numerous antioxidant and fatty acid-rich, non-fragrant plant oils, including avocado, grape, hemp, cucumber, and sunflower oils. All of these serve to provide nourishing moisture to skin as well as help strengthen its barrier.
Add to that a complement of more skin-soothing ingredients, among them bisabolol and oat plus a skin-replenishing ceramide, and you have a formula that solidly backs up the brand’s claims. This is one of the better CBD products we’ve come across, so while the price tag is up there, it’s worth it – and a little goes a long way.
- Includes a good amount of calming cannabidiol (CBD).
- Contains numerous antioxidant- and fatty acid-rich, non-fragrant plant oils.
- Includes skin-soothing ingredients.
- Packaged to help protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
A calming facial elixir with 300 mg of broad-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil. This face oil is formulated with SymRelief® 100 to help reduce the look of redness, while RevitElix™ Plant Seed Oil helps soothe and smooth skin's appearance. Cucumber seed oil and vitamin E provide nutrients and antioxidant benefits. Skin is left looking youthful, hydrated, and plump with moisture. This oil is also THC-free.
Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance
Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.
Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin brighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian.
After all that glowing praise, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.
For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.
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