As someone who can barely handle NyQuil, I wasn’t super keen to the CBD beauty trend when it first hit. Relaxation? Yes, please. Any potential (and potentially made up) side effect to a topical product that promises such? My overthinking mind had to pass.
Slowly, I was swayed. CBD baths proved to be guaranteed eight-hour sleep insurance. CBD lotions left super stressful days a bit easier to handle. And solid CBD rollers are literally the modern product the world has been missing.
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But the last frontier—facial skin care—still made me pause. My super sensitive skin tends to make me avoid any ingredient I haven’t used before. Sounds cynical but, by this point, I know the unknown will end up unearthing a pimple with its own Google Earth coordinates.
And then came Saint Jane’s Luxury Beauty Serum ($125). The brand launched at Sephora last week and, as the full circle of life would have it, it was started by a former Sephora intern, Casey Georgeson, who also helped create some household names like Marc Jacobs Beauty and Elizabeth & James Nirvana, AND she has a not-so-side gig as being the creative force behind wine brands such as Cupcake Vineyards. Bottom line: Georgeson is smart and is a big believer in the power of the hemp plant. (Early Sephora reviews even compare it to a “CBD version of the cult-classic Vintner’s Daughter.”) Sold.
So I had to try it. For starters, the packaging is LUXE—like black-and-gold, keep-the-bottle-in-your-bathroom-forever luxe. Even better, the silky, antioxidant-packed serum that’s inside is the kind of potion that can make skin look glowingly amazing—it sinks right in, feels instantly calming and just gives off that vibe of radiant wellness in a bottle.
Does the solid 500 mgs of CBD erase all the stress and worries of the world? My stiff soul is too uptight to be totally swayed—but, with the amazing results it delivers literally overnight, even the tiniest hint of calm seems like an added bonus.