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Pain relief. Reduced inflammation. Lower stress and anxiety. Better sleep. The purported wellness powers of cannabidiol (CBD), the hemp plant’s nonpsychoactive chemical compound, have long been praised—and rightly so, if the increasingly crowded market for just about any consumer product starring the extract is any indication. In honor of August 8, National CBD Day, we rounded up our current favorite CBD-infused products—all made in Colorado—that we think are worth adding to your routine.
The minds behind 1906’s premium edibles, out of Henderson, Colorado, have harnessed the concentration-enhancing magic of cannabidiol (plus a 1:1 touch of THC, cannabis’ psychoactive compound) in their Genius Drops. The plant-based supplement is designed to boost focus and features a special formula of caffeine, cannabis sativa, and other adaptogenic botanicals (read: herbal stress relievers) that help you ditch any jitters, clear the fog, and get stuff done. Prices vary; find a dispensary at 1906newhighs.com
Battle inflammation and aging by supercharging your skincare regimen with a few drops—in the morning and at night—of this CBD face serum from Westminster-based Leanna Organics. Organic sea buckthorn oil, cocoa and shea butters, and vitamins C and E help replenish your skin’s moisture barrier against Colorado’s harsh, dry climate, while the flaxseed oil, fatty acids, and antioxidants from the CBD fight wrinkles. $59.99, leannaorganics.com
Whether summer adventures have been hard on your paws—hello, climbing—or you’re simply looking to make that manicure last, show your hard-working hands some love with this full-spectrum (meaning it contains all of the extracts found in the cannabis plant, including up to 0.3 percent THC), CBD-infused cuticle treatment from Denver’s Sacred Ace. Sweet-smelling apricot oil and botanical emollients seep in to soothe and moisturize cracked cuticles and support healthy nail growth, sans any greasy finish. Toss the convenient .15 ounce portable pen in any bag and apply to your nail beds twice a day. $24, sacredaceskincare.com
Salida-based Dram Apothecary has been crafting some of the Front Range’s favorite adaptogen-centered seltzers, bitters, and balms for more than a decade—and its latest addition to its line of CBD drops combines the sorcery of CBD with cannabinol (or CBN, a mildly psychoactive compound found in cannabis that some say helps with sleep) for those who can’t seem to catch enough beauty rest. Place five to 10 drops under your tongue or in your favorite tea 30 minutes before bedtime and feel the unscented mix of coconut oil, passionfruit, snapdragon flower, and white chestnut essences lull you into dreamland. Bonus: Drams’ adaptogenic drops are nonaddictive and won’t leave you feeling groggy in the morning. $89, dramapothecary.com
Sip your health benefits via the 25 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD extract in every bottle of Longmont’s James & James’ carbonated drinks, available in cucumber mint or cherry vanilla flavors. The bubbly beverages are caffeine-, sugar-, and gluten-free and leverage the properties of the hemp flower—grown and harvested at the company’s Front Range farm—to ease chronic inflammation and anxiety. If you prefer your refreshment with a hard twist, add a splash of James & James to your favorite summer cocktail. Prices vary; find a store at myjamesandjames.com
Help hydrate and maintain your facial hair and give your skin a boost at the same time with the Anoint CBD beard oil from Sacred Ace. The plant-based formula carries a subtle aroma—a mix of sandalwood, shea, and vanilla scents—and helps soften wiry hair and calm any irritation, all without clogging your pores. $40, sacredaceskincare.com