From skin issues to stress relief, CBD is hugely popular now as a natural and highly effective solution for a wide range of conditions.
There are a lot of CBD brands and products to choose from and it can be rather bewildering to know which ones to opt for. When it comes to oral drops, experts recommend starting with lower dose products and seeing how you feel and if they have the calming effect you wish for.. and, if, after a few weeks you're finding you need a little more help, opt for the next highest dose and so on. Those experienced in using CBD can of course select the higher doses they are comfortable with.
Skincare-wise, choosing products with a high level of CBD is sensible. But also look for those with ingredients which as as natural as possible.
Here are some of the KCR's beauty & health team's favourite brands and products:
Cannabotech is a super-innovative biomedical company focused on the benefits of cannabinoids and medicinal mushrooms. They pioneer marrying traditional Asian knowledge with modern science to create their proprietary, patent-pending M²CBD formula, a synergy blend of functional mushrooms and high-quality cannabidiol (CBD). They enhance their formulas further with complementary evidence-based botanicals and minerals so you can get the premium support you need.
Their products have been designed to help you take control of common health concerns including stress, sleep, immunity, muscle and joint fatigue, skin health, and other conditions associated with the modern lifestyle. To help the immune system the Immunity drops retail for £59 featuring 500mg of CBD as well as immune-boosting mushrooms and 100mg of zinc. If you are looking for a more peaceful sleep the Beauty sleep drops that retail for £79 include CBD to balance stress levels, 5HTP to naturally boost serotonin levels and chamomile to improve relaxation. Visit Cannabotech
Our Remedy is an award-winning female-founded brand with a focus on sustainability and self-care. They are focused on helping women's menstrual and mindset health, finding balance and caring for the planet. Their product range is made in the UK, is totally vegan and packaged using eco-friendly materials.
Hero products include Moon Swings drops which help calm on soothe during that time of the month - choose between 500 and 1000mg priced £28.99 – £53.99. And for issues with restlessness and anxiety, choose their excellent Pretty Peaceful drops which combine CBD and geranium, lavender and sweet orange essential oils. Visit Our Remedy
This excellent wellness brand was founded by rugby player and athlete Grayson Hart, who discovered the amazing effects of CBD when researching for pain relief for injuries he sustained on the pitch. Grayson and Glasgow Warriors teammate Adam Ashe decided to try to create the world’s most trusted and effective CBD products, and be a brand that really helps build a community to raise awareness of the benefits of CBD and other natural alternatives to reduce pain and aid with stress relief and conditions like insomnia.
They now have a wide product range to choose from including gift sets and bundles, oils, balms and capsules containing potent and highly effective combinations of CBD, Nootropics and vitamins/minerals and essential oils. We're major fans of their Unwind range in particular. Pure Sport Unwind oil has been designed to reduce anxiousness and promote better sleep. It contains 1500mg of CBD, lavender and Vitamin B complex and is priced at £80. Pure Sport also offers the Female Balance range to to help women with pre-menstrual issues and also assist those experiencing menopause (£30). They even sell a range of high quality and stylish leisure/performance wear too.
Visit Pure Sport.
The highly effective Canna 360 range provides pure, organic, broad spectrum CBD products boosted with multi vitamins for optimum health and well-being. Their ground-breaking plant based products provide natural therapeutic solutions in daily capsule formats and oils to aid and improve mental and physical wellbeing.
Their hero product is a favourite of ours - Rebound Plus. It has all the benefits of the highest quality CBD oil optimised with a recommended daily dose of multivitamins, in a vegan capsule for every-day use. The health-boosting combination of Vitamins C, B2, B6 & D and CBD help fight against fatigue and exhaustion, and helps support healthy immune system function. The pack contains 30 capsules and retails at £69.95. Visit Canna 360
Holistic Impact was founded by Kemmy who grew up in Sweden, surrounded by nature and developing a deep appreciation for natural healing. Kemmy moved to London to study Osteopathy in 2009 and has 7 years experience in Osteopathy and in 2019 she became a finalist for the Associate Osteopath of the Year Award, presented by the Institute of Osteopathy. She then started her own clinic Holistic Impact whilst being a Visiting Expert for award-winning wellness resorts Six Senses, and partnering with Box Up Crime which has been awarded a British Empire Medal.
Holistic Impact offers CBD oil, balm and a gorgeous uplifting candle, all using natural ingredients, to be incorporated into and enhance your day to day routine. The Holistic Impact CBD Oil is paired with Organic C8 + C10 Coconut MCT Oil to boost the CBD absorption. MCT is known to deliver extra energy and brain power. Brimming in natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and phytonutrients, it is sustainably sourced and cruelty-free. £70. Visit Holistic Impact
Honey Heaven CBD Gummy Bears
This super brand cleverly combines the wonderful healing properties of pure organic honey with the benefits of CBD. These gummy bears are the perfect supplement for those opposed to the sometimes slightly bitter/earthy taste of CBD. They come in a variety of delicious flavours from pineapple to strawberry and are also vegan and organic. Each gummy contains 20 mg of CBD with recommendations to take 2 a day for optimum effect. They are said to regulate psychological and physiological functions including mood, appetite, sleep, and even pain retailing for £25 a tub. Visit Honey Heaven
CB.Do Premium Infused CBD
The CB.Do capsules utilise well known anti-inflammatory and antioxidants in order to help the immune system. Other benefits include aid in joint mobility and support for the nervous and respiratory systems (£59). Visit the website HERE.
Highly respected CBD brand Love Hemp offers a fantastic high quality CBD based range including oils, edibles, skincare and capsules. We particularly love the CBD jelly domes which are not only effective, but taste as delicious - you'd never know they weren't 'normal' sweetshop jellies (£29.99), and the Valencia Orange CBD drops starting at just £14.99. They now do Wild Cherry flavour too! We appreciate the fact they offer a wide range of CBD strengths across their range too - from mild 300mg perfect for those new to CBD, right up to potent super strong 6000mg - ideal for when you need extra support for issues like really effective pain relief. Visit their website for full details. Love Hemp
Another excellent brand is Provacan CBD. This is the flagship brand of renowned cannabis research company CiiTECH - a science-led company that continuously puts resources back into research and industry innovation to give customers the very best CBD products available. They offer a wide range of CBD products, from oils, to gummies, topicals, capsules, isolates and more. Our favourites are their 500mg CBD Gummies at £49.99 and Softgels with1200mg of CBD at £89.99. Visit Provacan for full details.
This Colorado, USA founded brand is a KCR team firm favourite. Zoetic's mission is about much more than just building a CBD brand - they strive to find new ways to protect the planet, elevate wellbeing, and bring a little more rest and relaxation to our often chaotic and stressful world. Their product range includes skincare, oils and gummies. Zoetic products not only smell incredible but are highly effective too. We adore their Jasmine and Lavender CBD Night Cream (£60), CBD Infused Anti-Fatigue Facial Serum (£70) and Lemon Grass & Ylang Ylang Hand Cream (£25). Plus the CBD-Infused Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel which works to refresh and rejuvenate the under eyes (£30). For full details visit Zoetic
Highly respected brand Unique CBD offers a premium CBD collection with high concentrate extracts. Every product is produced in their ISO 9001 class clean laboratory and is CO2 extracted. In addition, all of their products have received third-party lab testing by Eurofins, one of the world's leading testing facilities, and come with a certificate of analysis so their customers can be sure they are getting honest, high-quality premium CBD products. A favourite of ours is the peppermint flavour night drops with 2000mg of CBD at £135. To learn more about the brand and product range visit Unique CBD.
Making Potyque's finest CBD begins with first-class biodynamically grown hemp produced in Italy, then the real magic happens during their innovative extraction and purification process. Potyque uses only green chemicals and food-based solvents to extract the highest grade CBD which forms the basis of the entire product range. The Potyque CBD 5% oil is formulated with the lightest blend of CBD which is perfect for initial use. It's recommended to take 2-3 drops 3 times a day (£50). The line also features the excellent Calming Cream (£56) which eases inflammatory skin conditions.
If you're new to CBD it's really worth considering their Titration Pack (£200). This was developed after numerous conversations about what would most help people find their right strength. The recommendation with CBD is to start low and go slow, starting from 5% then progressing to 10% and onward, if required. Titration is simply the process of adjusting the dose for maximum benefit without any unwanted side effects. When you do find your right strength, it’s easy to use any remaining strengths by simply adjusting the number of drops to achieve the same dose; for example, 10% is twice the strength of 5% and would simply require half the number of drops to achieve the same dose as the lower strength. Visit Potyque for more information.
Cannaray CBD range
Cannaray has the belief that, when you fuse nature with innovative science, you can unleash the full power of CBD - so, that's exactly what they did. They sourced the highest quality hemp, harnessed new, cutting-edge technology, and poured their passion into the CBD oils, CBD capsules and CBD topicals they offer today. This pioneering and innovative brand offers an extensive CBD range from the Bright Days oil drops (£26.16) and gummies (£18) to muscle soothing salves. If you have trouble sleeping do try the Night Time CBD drops with 1800mg of CBD at £36. Visit Cannaray for further info.
The Good Level CBD
The founders Joe and Jonny of his excellent CBD brand went to great lengths to ensure the quality and purity of their products, so they built a close relationship with a farmer in Somerset to know exactly how their hemp is produced, from start to finish.
The Good Level now offers a super range of quality assured CBD products to suit a host of health and wellbeing needs. We are fans of their 600mg CBD Jelly Dots gummies (£35), and potent 20% 6000mg CBD drops (£120). For those new to CBD it's easy to discover which dose to start with as they label their CBD oil range from Level 1 through to 3. For further information visit The Good Level.
Mindful Extracts CBD Oil
Another favourite CBD brand is Mindful Extracts. The company was born because although the market was packed with CBD brands, none of them seemed to have a genuine, holistic focus on wellbeing. This is why alongside all of their CBD products, you’ll find guided meditations, articles and exclusive insights from mindfulness experts - all designed to guide you on your path to wellness.
They offer a great range of CBD oils, supplements, skincare and gifts including a 5% full spectrum CBD oil which helps to regulate neuro - hormones to support overall wellness (£36.99) and lovely bath bombs (from £22.49). Visit Mindful Extracts for full information.
George and Mae
George & Mae came about whilst founder Lucy was investigating natural supplements to help her mum. She discovered the enormous benefits of CBD and become intrigued, and wanted to address some of the issues - such as the challenges of finding CBD oil from trusted sources, and a way to make improve the taste. (if you've not tried CBD before, some can be slightly bitter and have a not so pleasant after taste). So, Lucy searched the world for the most palatable and highest quality product she could find, from suppliers she could trust and George & Mae was born.
The range offers gummies, salves and delicious tasting oils in Mint, Orange and Lemon. You can choose from differing strengths of CBD from 250mg upwards - the highest being1000mg at £49.99. Visit George & Mae for further information.
Respected brand i-cann's mission is to help people discover the power of CBD and to create products with purpose that their customers can use with confidence in everyday life. Their pharma-grade, premium quality products are all made in Swansea, South Wales, using natural ingredients and premium CBD. Their CBD is lab tested for purity and potency, with certified zero THC, no allergens and no heavy metals and are vegan, gluten and cruelty free.
They offer a super range of CBD oils and skincare and cooling muscle repair salves, with more oil flavours and products being developed. Favourites include I-cann Rest and Repair Massage Oil to soothe away aches and pains (£25.00) and very pleasantly flavoured Mango CBD Oil in a variety of strengths (£27.50). Visit i-cann for further information.