Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The scent of the Joy Organics CBD Day Cream is clean, refreshing, and skin care-y, with a subtle, citrusy kick of lemon and orange and a soft, barely-there touch of chamomile. It’s not overwhelming or heavy (meaning it won’t compete with any fragrance or other scents you choose to wear), and it won’t get irritating throughout the day like some strongly-scented skin care products.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
As an external, topical product that’s meant for skin, this cream shouldn’t be tasted.
The product itself is rich and creamy in texture: very emollient and hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy. It absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling hydrated and supple without any oily residue — if your skin tends to be on the dry side or you’re prone to redness or inflammation, this CBD day cream is a great option.
We tried this day cream on a variety of skin types to see how it wears and reacts with different individual skin chemistries (everyone’s different, after all!). While this product does behave a little bit differently from person to person (totally expected and normal), we found it to be remarkably consistent overall — it isn’t geared solely for one skin type or another and strikes a pleasant balance between being ultra-hydrating and non-greasy.
If you have oily or combination skin, this day cream is great for wearing alone or under makeup because it won’t leave you shiny after a few hours. It’ll provide a hefty dose of hydration to keep makeup smooth and impart a healthy glow to the skin, especially when used consistently over time (with the other products in the skincare bundle from Joy Organics if you’re looking to maximize your results).
If your skin is on the drier side, this product hydrates deeply to ward off flakiness, soothe dry patches, and reduce inflammation. It’s powerful enough to keep all but the driest skin hydrated throughout the day (try the night cream if you need something super heavy and emollient — it will deliver).
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
This product is meant to be used in the morning to start your day with a burst of hydration and soothing CBD to alleviate redness and puffiness. After washing your face in the morning (you do that, right?), pat your skin dry and apply a small amount to the skin of the face and neck, paying special attention to any areas that you tend to dry out throughout the day.
After application, the product absorbs quickly into the skin. You won’t feel any greasiness or residue, but your skin will feel soft and hydrated. The product creates a perfectly smooth, moisturized canvas for a face of makeup (the dimethicone in the product likely helps facilitate the smoothing effects — this ingredient is also commonly found in pore-filling and skin-smoothing primers), but you don’t have to.
After a week of using this product consistently, we honestly felt confident enough to rock bare skin in public. We saw notable reductions in rednessand inflammation (looking at you, under-eye bags!), blemishes healed more quickly, and our skin looks like we drink way more water and get much more sleep than we actually do.
Best Used For
This is one of our new favorites in terms of consistency across different skin types. In our testing, we did not find a skin type that this day cream didn’t work effectively for. It’s intensely hydrating and soothing for dry skin that’s prone to flaking but also moisturizes without greasiness for oily skin.
If you’re someone with combination skin and find yourself needing to use multiple products on different parts of your face to bring everything into alignment, this product might be worth trying. You might also like this for your face if you struggle with inflammatory conditions like rosacea or persistent redness — the CBD is extremely effective at reducing inflammation while the other ingredients moisturize and soothe the skin.
It’s good for sensitive skin, as it’s free of potentially inflammatory ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate, and it works wonderfully for aging skin as well (as our oil glands become less active with age, skin can start to become drier over time). If you’re looking for balance in your skincare routine, this might be for you.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
As a localized product, this day cream is meant to focus its effects on the skin of the face and neck. It’s surprisingly effective on its own, but it really gets a boost from being used with the other products in the skincare bundle– the night cream, face and eye serums, and CBD-infused face mask. This product is a heavy hitter by itself but, like anything else, it benefits from use as part of a complete CBD skin care regimen.
If you’re looking to get the most effectiveness out of this and other skin care products, consider using them with a daily systemic dose of CBD like the CBD oil or softgel capsules from Joy Organics. The topical products will work their magic on your skin while your systemic product works from within to reduce inflammation and redness throughout the body.
The product contains a total of 100 mg of organic, hemp-derived CBD in its 30 mL jar. At $79.95 per jar, this product isn’t exactly a bargain — that said, it is comparable to other top-shelf skin care products on the market and, unlike many of those products, this one actually works.
Furthermore, we’d like to note that Joy Organics’ skin care line consistently contains more CBD per milliliter of product than its direct competitors (those advertised as containing CBD) and routinely costs markedly less per milligram, making the line a better value all around.
Additionally, you can receive a substantial price break on the skin care products when you bundle items together. While you can absolutely select a product or two from the line to focus on your specific needs, you’ll get the most for your money if you go with the bundle over the individual components and use the system together.
CBD is rising as a darling of the skin care industry for its effectiveness — it works wonders on a variety of skin conditions and is effective for all skin types. Consequently, there is a growing number of CBD skin care products available on the market (Ulta just welcomed their first, of what will eventually be many, CBD skincare brand).
That said, we’ve noticed a pattern with many of these businesses: they operate like beauty companies rather than CBD providers. For cosmetic products, the rules are a bit different, and companies don’t necessarily have to tell you how much of an active ingredient is in a product.
For all intents and purposes, this means that a company can claim CBD content even if it doesn’t contain enough of the compound to be therapeutic. This is especially true of products that don’t list their CBD content outright. If you’re into the beauty community at all, you’ve likely been frustrated by products that don’t live up to the claims on the packaging — this is partly why.
To us, the advantage provided by Joy Organics is clear. Since the productis batch-tested (and those results are publicly available), you know exactly how much CBD is in the product. Additionally, you know that the CBD is responsibly derived from organic, non-GMO hemp and contains no THC whatsoever. There are very few CBD skin care products on the market that can check all those boxes; Joy Organics meets our CBD Buyer’s Guidecriteria for quality, purity, and potency.
SUGGESTED USE: Dampen face. Apply several small dots of day cream onto your skin, paying particular attention to areas that tend to be dry. Starting from the center of your face, gently massage or pat the cream into your skin. We recommend moving from your chin to your jawline, your nose to your ears, and your forehead to your temples. Apply once a day on the morning.
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INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua, Sweet Almond Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Stearic Acid, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil (100 mg of CBD), Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Ashwagandha Extract (Winter Cherry), Sodium Hyaluronate, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Lotus Extract, Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica), Citrus Chamomile Essential Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Trisodium EDTA, Carbomer and Sodium Hydroxide.
100 mg of CBD