Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This product has so much potential
I received my bottle of the Cannabis Sativa Concentrate a little over three weeks ago. I have very confused skin- I dont have acneic skin but I'm quite acne prone. I'm not too oily but I have my oily moments. As far as dryness, I only experience extreme dryness around my acne prone problem areas (nose and middle of forehead). On top of this, a gust of wind can turn my face bright red. I was nervous to start using an oil but this product sounded like it was made just for me. The texture is very lightweight and soaks in quite easily. It doesn't really feel like an oil- but more of a serum. I don't mind the smell because the way I see it, the eartheir the smell, the less harmful fragrances there are. The price point is an average Kiehl's price point but a pretty nice price for a serum- and I think this oil acts more like a serum than a facial oil.
upon application, I can feel a quick relief of pain on any active pimples. This concentrate is great at relieving redness of the skin, painful or swollen pimples, and dryness. I absolutely believe this serum is worth the shot, and there's nothing to lose since the oil is non-comedogenic and there's only a small chance of a break out.
My main complaint is the packaging. With a serum this powerful and rich, I would prefer it to be packaged in a air tight, pump that doesn't allow any light in. Another complaint is that the top screws off way to easily. No matter how hard you tighten it, it seems like just a good shake can get the top off. I would never travel with this oil because it is absolutely not travel proof. I'm not sure if the bottle I got was defected or if this is just a flaw to their new package design but it definitely needs to be changed.
* I used the kiehl's acne wash while I was testing this product out just have some extra defence against any possible breakout.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great Product-Horrible Packaging
I had gotten a sample of this product over the summer and loved it! I had been saving up my money since then to purchase this product and was finally able to purchase in a store in Connecticut last week.
I took it on a 2 day trip over New Years. The trip there saw no problems but on the trip back I pulled out the bottle to use that night and noticed only half the bottle left and oil all in my bag and also seeped through. I was positive i had screwed the cap on tight so i was very confused.
I went on with my routine and made sure to screw the cap on tight. When i picked it up to put away by the top, it shot out of my hand and most of the remaining oil spilt all over my carpet in the hallway. I now have little to no product left after getting maybe 5 days of use out of it. I really loved what it did for my skin but extremely disappointed i saved and spent all that money for nothing but a few usages and oil all over my clothes in my travel bag and on my carpet. I hope that something can be done about it.
Reviewed by 199 customers Great product, poor packaging.
Kirbycutie from California
Like many of these reviews left on this page, I agree product works well. Although product doesn't seal properly and if knocked over on accident, all liquid will spill out. Until they correct the packaging this review will stay at one star.
ReneeC from undisclosed
So I had a chemical burn on my face from treating a pimple with tea tree oil (legit 2nd degree oozing burn), followed by a rash around it and a breakout from pms + wearing a mask. It has been one week and my burn/rash/breakout is gone!!! Also, last night i had a pimple coming (white head appearing) and I wanted to reach for tea tree oil again but used this and this morning there's just a tiny red spot left. MIRACLE PRODUCT! The smell is a little weird but I like the scent of cannabis so that might bother some.
Perfect for those with oily skin!
mkool38 from Cincinnati, OH
I initially received a sample to try, and even after the first week, I loved it so much I bought the full-size version!! I have quite oily skin, and the thought of applying oil to it seemed so counterintuitive, but with this oil (and the Midnight Recovery/Daily Reviving Concentrates), my skin actually produces LESS oil, and is clearing up wonderfully. I first use the microdermabrasion face scrub or the oil-free face scrub, then apply the oil-free toner, THEN the Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and morning/evening oil, and finally the oil-free moisturizer to seal it all in. I love it, despite the price!
CarlyJ from Tennessee
This oil has helped my face and kept my natural oils regulated better than anything else I've used. It's also lasted me so much longer than I expected since a little goes a long way. Definitely worth the money if you're able to spend it!
Game changer for my acne prone skin
LadybirdIL from Tel Aviv Israel
I have been using this oil for two months at night after cleansing with the calendula cleanser and it has cleared up stubborn acne that's been there for years, including white heads and pustules. Pleasant smell/low odor and good follow up after using acids and retinol products to calm down the skin.
Saved my mask-covered face!
MamaToTheLilFox from Brooklyn, NY, USA
I started using this during the pandemic because my sensitive skin was going bananas being covered with a mask. This calmed my skin down and surprisingly, my skin is even softer and smoother than before! I never write reviews but I've recommended this to so many friends now, it seemed right to do this!
Fix bottle and top yet?
SensSkin from Maine
I'll try it once I know the packaging issues are corrected. Won't buy if it's spilling.
Anne from Montana
This is awesome! I tried a sample a few months back and loved it. I have a very a very uneven skin tone and get a few acne spots a month. This helps so much! It's very calming to the skin and my skin feels very moisturized and my zits don't hurt as bad. My cheeks aren't as red as before I started using this and my face overall looks smoother. Plus you're getting a MASSIVE bottle for the amount you need to use. I use 3-4 drops of this every other day as I change off with other serums. This will last me for atleast a year so definitely worth the price.
Nique from undisclosed
Combined with my regular skincare routine, this product does magic treating acne.
For overnight use, I combine it with Midnight Recovery Concentrate because I find the smell too strong and energising. From time to time, I apply it in the morning, too.
Would definitely recommend it if you find the price and the smell acceptable!
Doesn't do anything
katttttttt from Los Angeles, CA, USA
I liked the IDEA of this product, but after using consistently it really didn't do much for my skin. It didn't improve it, slightly added to its problems so will not buy.
Owletta from CA
Unfortunately I had a reaction to this. Within minutes my cheeks were burning & red. I though I was crazy so tried it a second time- nope, same thing again.
Something for for sensitive skin people to keep in mind!
Jas from Saint Paul, MN
My skin loves this oil. I've seen fewer breakouts, luminous skin, and my makeup performs better. When I feel extra dry, I just add a few drops of jojoba and I'm good to go.
I've discontinued use during pregnancy due to insufficient evidence about essential oils and fetal development, but I can't wait to add this oil back into my routine once my baby arrives.
Laney from St. Louis
My skin is mostly dry with a little bit of acne. Other acne products dried my skin out too much. It does have an earthy smell but once I put my moisturizer on over it goes away.
Amber from San Antonio
I have been using kiehl's for years and they have the best products out there. When this oil came out I tried the sample size and I was a little thrown by the smell because it smells like pot lol hints the cannabis sativa seed but it definitely clears up blemishes and inflammation fast. I use it at night and in the morning the inflammation is gone and the blemish is too if not significantly smaller. I would go to kiehls and get a sample and try it out. I love this stuff and I really don't mind the smell lol
Cured my Acne
angelinav357 from undisclosed
This oil is simply amazing. I don't know what Kiehl's has done... But this works ! I have had pretty bad acne (new pimples every day from surface to cystic) for the past 6 years and this oil combined with the sativa cleanser has made every breakout vanish. If I don't use it for a few days, acne comes back but leaves immediately with continued use of these products! Highly recommend ! I owe my clear skin to this!
Vejle from Melbourne, Australia
I finally found a product that helps calm down AND clear up my perioral dermatitis!! This is so amazing - calmed my skin down after the first use and my skin started to clear up already after using the oil for a few days. Definitely my new holy grail product.
Christianne from undisclosed
It feels nice on the skin. I apply it at night time. I just can't get over the smell.
etwilli from undisclosed
love the product itself, very light even though it's an oil. the smell isn't my favorite but it's fine just kind of earthy. the smell doesn't linger especially once you put another product over it.
worst part is that when you hold the bottle by the top for some reason it slowly spins off by itself- no matter how tight you twisted it on. it's really bizarre! i haven't and wouldn't travel with it because the top would definitely twist itself off and spill everywhere; as long as you remember this issue whenever handling the bottle it's fine.
i have both the daily revival and midnight recovery oils and their bottles don't have this issue even though it's the same type of glass dropper type packaging so i'm not sure what happened here
Essential oils on sensitive skin??
Anca J from Washington DC
Why make a product for sensitive skin, acne prone, and load it with essential oils/perfume? Just... why? Makes no sense! I think the CBD oil might actually be benefic for the skin but loading the product with unessential perfume ingredients just cancels all benefits.
Very lightweight and calming!
Jay Del Rey 64 from Chicago
This was such a great investment for oil! My skin feels just calm and moisturized. What I love most about it is that it is a very light weight consistency, I don't feel like I have a heavy film as with other oils. I don't really have acne flare ups but it has definitely helped with redness overall. I'm not really the biggest fan of the smell but I get use to it.
This product deserves 100ml bottle
SignorinaBella from Los Angeles
My husband usually buys 3 bottles, because he can't help it, he is absolutely in love with this oil, so I'm writing this review in his behalf - PLEASE MAKE BIGGER BOTTLE!
SaraC from Fairfax, Virginia
I got a free sample and loved it! Bought a body. The oil is effective but lightweight. My skin is dry qnd super sensitive and it calms my face! Love love!
NO MORE ACNE
Cryssie from San Diego
I use this oil twice a day.
The best part is that my cheek has not had a single breakout since using this. My skin seems to love hemp. But I've never experience this for this long and I am amazed.
I always break out on the sides of my cheeks! It's so crazy to finally be acne free!!
This worker way better than niacinamide. I still broke with niacinamide. I stopped using it and switched to this and breakouts are gone!
Kimijb from Saint Paul MN
Broke me out, felt super greasy and smelled like bad pickles! I could not stand it. I have combination skin, but I've gotten my breakouts under control. This caused a terrible flair up, so I didn't use it more than a few times.
PeteS719 from Orlando, FL, USA
I am a guy who shaves his head. In my quest to up my skincare game, I have very recently discovered Kiehls. In one of my trips (I keep going back because all the products recommended for me have been awesome) they recommended this and gave me a sample. It was recommended that I use it on the days I shave my head, it has an incredibly soothing effect on these days, wow! I bought a bottle and have now incorporated this into my routine and am so happy with it! My use may not be totally typical, but this product definitely has a soothing effect that can be used in lots of situations.