DIY Recipe: Korean-Style CBD Brightening Face Mask

Take a look down the beauty aisles of your local drug store or department store, and you’ll see a plethora of Korean beauty products from moisturizes to serums to toners.

The K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) phenomenon is somewhat new to the United States, but the Korean beauty industry has been developing cutting-edge, skin-perfecting products for decades.

Where the United States’ beauty industry traditionally focuses on make-up to cover up imperfections, Korean beauty focuses on treating the underlying issues so cosmetic cover-ups are no longer necessary. In Korea, healthy, supple, dewy, well-hydrated skin is the standard.


Sure, you can buy these K-Beauty products or you can make one right in the comfort of your own home. Why not start off with a nourishing face mask?

When you make a face mask at home, you have the freedom to add whatever you want, including antioxidant-rich, inflammation-reducing, hemp cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Korean beauty treatments typically use plant extracts and other natural ingredients to promote healthy skin, so adding hemp CBD to the mix seems only natural.

Discover the Beneficial Ingredients in This Hemp CBD Mask

To brighten and purify your skin, this recipe combines the power of:

  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Turmeric
  • Hemp-derived CBD
  • Essential oils

The yogurt helps brighten the skin by getting rid of surface skin cells that have seen better days. Honey and CBD purify the skin with their powerful antibacterial properties, while also calming inflammation and locking in moisture.

And turmeric helps even skin tone, working wonders for hyperpigmentation. Hemp CBD is also full of antioxidants, even more powerful than vitamins C and E, both widely used in anti-aging skin care products.

Try the mask on mornings after a night of drinking or bad sleep, when skin tends to be dull and dehydrated. It can also make a difference in your skin’s overall appearance if you’ve had a few days of where you’ve skipped your vegetables and instead indulged in some greasier food options.

This mask is intended to be gentle, so that it can be used multiple times a week without causing any irritation.


Ingredients for the Korean-Style CBD Brightening & Purifying Face Mask

  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey (Manuka preferred, but not required)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 dropper full of your favorite hemp-derived CBD oil. We like Verte Essentials Elevate Vital Oil.
  • A few drops of the essential oil of your choice (optional)

How to Make the Korean-Style CBD Brightening & Purifying Face Mask

  1. In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients and beat with a fork until completely incorporated.
  2. Use your fingers to evenly and liberally spread the mixture all over a clean face, neck and chest if you feel so inclined.
  3. Let the mask sit for 20–30 minutes and remove with warm water.

Photo credit: Daniel Xavier


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