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What’s hemp got to do with it? Perricone MD launches CBx for Men

CBx for Men Perricone MD - The Spa Man

CBx for Men is the new capsule collection of men’s products from Perricone MD and boy do they deliver. I’ve been trialling them for over a month and have been suitably impressed with the textures, skin fell and results.

I wondered what the CBx stood for – but it is a reference to phytocannabinoids, which is a key ingredient the three products in the Perricone MD CBx for Men skincare line. Formulated with Cannabis Sativa, phytocannaboids promise to visibly calm irritation, smooth the skin, balance oily patches, and help to maintain hydration in the skin.

Phytocannabinoids are non-psychoactive cannabinoids derived from the cannabis sativa plant and have no recreational use. The phytocannabinoids used in the CBx for Men range are extracted from the mature stalk of the fiber-type hemp plant.

Phytocannabinoids are said to deliver powerful antioxidant benefits which help stressed, oil-prone skin feel soothed, healthy and refreshed. These benefits are especially important for mens skin which tends to be dry and irritated as a result of shaving or frequent exposure to the elements. so this is why Perricone MD recommends them in CBx for Men.

CBx for Men Perricone MD - the Spa Man

CBx for Men Super Clean Face Wash

I’ve been using this for over a month in the shower and a little goes a long way. It’s a gentle gel-to-foam face wash that thoroughly cleanses without over-drying skin. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling squeaky clean which is good. It feels clean and fresh but not stripped of its natural oils or barrier


CBx for Men Perricone MD - the Spa Man

CBx for Men Lightweight Moisturiser

I’ve been using this everyday fro over a month. I think its a great lightweight moisturiser that hydrates skin. As winter approaches, I sometimes find I need a serum with it, but from summer to sutumn it has really suited my skin and that’s included a stint in Spain and the Seychelles.  I like that it’s fast absorbing, and doesn’t feel oily or heavy.


CBx for Men Perricone MD - the Spa Man

CBx for Men Soothing Post-Shave Treatment

I’m not a fan of post-shave balms, so I tried this with trepidation. Really its like a moisturiser. It is lightweight and refreshing and created as a treatment that helps relieve irritation from razor burn, minor nicks and cuts. I still more often than not just use my moisturiser over the shaved part of my skin. This texture is very fluid and it comes shooting out of the bottle. It could have done with a pump.


Read about the 10 best face masks for men HERE