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Nordic Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Cream — CBD & Retinol Review

Nordic Oil’s Cosmetics line offers an innovative selection of CBD skincare products. Among them as this anti-aging facial cream which combines the benefits of CBD with popular skincare ingredient retinol.

This sounds great on paper, as CBD anti-inflammatory and other potential benefits work great together with retinol’s research-proven ability to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging.

The problem here is the execution: this cream contains too little CBD to have any notable benefits. It’s more economical to buy a separate retinol cream and a CBD tincture or balm.

Price/Value 4/5

CBD-infused cosmetics tend to cost more than other CBD products because of their novelty and complex formulations. Still, at £0.49 per mg of CBD, this anti-aging cream is priced higher than the average for cosmetic CBD products.

CBD Potency 3/5

With only 2 mg of CBD isolate per mL, this cream has low potency. Generally speaking, topical products require a strength of at least 4 mg/mL to provide notable benefits.

Hemp Source 4/5

Nordic Oil’s hemp comes from non-GMO, organic European farms. Having said that, the company can improve by utilizing third-party tests for pesticides and other contaminants.

Another way to build trust with customers and verify its claims is to obtain organic hemp certification from the EU.

Purpose/Uses 4/5

This cream is intended to reduce the facial signs of aging, helping moisturize, soften, and firm the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol and other ingredients used in the cream support these goals.

However, it loses points for containing too little CBD to provide any real benefits.

Product Variations 5/5

You have only one choice with this product. It would be great to have options with higher CBD potency. However, this product has a laser-focused purpose, so we can’t expect too many variations.

Formula/Ingredients 5/5

We like the concept of this product: combine retinol with CBD in a standard cream formulation to reduce the signs of aging and improve the skin’s appearance.

Nordic Cosmetics Anti-Ageing Face Cream Review

Article By
Gleb Oleinik , last updated on March 1, 2022

What Are CBD Cosmetics?

CBD-infused cosmetics are beginning to appear everywhere. After all, CBD has many beneficial properties that can benefit the skin, with a growing volume of medical research studies to back them up.

CBD skincare products are used to reduce visible signs of aging, reduce acne breakouts, eczema, or other skin conditions.

Having said that, the key issue with cosmetic CBD products is potency. Many brands are putting too little CBD into their products to offer any substantial benefits.

About the Company: Nordic Oil

Established in 2018, Nordic Oil is a relatively new European CBD brand. This rising company offers CBD oils, capsules, topicals and cosmetics, concentrates, e-liquids, isolate powders, pet products, and CBD-infused multivitamins.

Nordic Oil is unique for having separate websites offering different products for specific European countries. It also has a limited product lineup for its American customers.

Nordic’s regular products are sourced from European hemp, whereas its American offerings are made from California-grown plants. The company uses CO2 extraction in both cases and works together with third-party labs to verify the potency of its products.

Nordic Oil

4.67 / 5

Cost & Potency

If we break the price down by the amount of CBD, this anti-aging cream is quite expensive: £0.49 per mg.

However, we have to account for the many other ingredients present, such as retinol. There’s also the fact that cosmetic CBD products are more complex than standard CBD-infused topicals such as balms, which also raises their costs. Nonetheless, this price is on the higher end of the average for CBD cosmetics.

This CBD-infused cream has a low potency of 2 mg per mL. While topicals tend to be weaker than other forms of CBD because they contain multiple ingredients and can be used in bigger amounts, this concentration is still too low to produce any notable skin benefits.

Ideally, we’d like a CBD cream to contain at least 5 mg per mL. 

Cost Breakdown of Nordic Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Cream — CBD & Retinol:

Product Image Product Name Total Price Total CBD Content Cost per mg CBD Potency (mg/mL)
Nordic Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Cream — CBD & Retinol £44.00 90 mg £0.49 2 mg/mL

Hemp Source

The CBD isolate used in this cream comes from non-GMO, European hemp plants cultivated with organic farming practices. While this is a solid source of hemp, we’d like to see some improvements.

For starters, Nordic Oil should order third-party lab tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and other potential contaminants to provide an added layer of safety. It would also be great if it obtained an organic hemp certification from the EU.


The two key ingredients in this cream are CBD isolate (90 mg) and retinol (vitamin A).

They make for an excellent combination because the anti-aging and overall skin benefits of retinol are backed by research, whereas CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties and other effects can also benefit the skin.

Aside from that, the cream contains dozens of other ingredients commonly used in skincare products, such as xanthan gum, glycerin, and glyceryl stearate. It’s understandable for creams to use these substances because they have to combine water with oil and keep them stable for long periods of time.

Altogether, this formula is solid, but has one central flaw: it contains too little CBD.

Nordic Oil Shipping & Return Policy

Nordic Oil’s anti-aging face cream is available in select European countries. Since the company offers free shipping for European orders over £38.99, this cream automatically qualifies. Additionally, you can get free express shipping on orders £99.99.

As for returns, Nordic Oil provides a full refund or exchange on all orders returned within 30 days of purchase. We found that the company’s customer service was fast and efficient.

Final Verdict: Interesting Product, But Insufficient CBD Strength

If you’re looking to try CBD-infused cosmetics, we recommend choosing a stronger product.

We like the idea of this cream: retinol has plenty of research studies backing its anti-aging skin benefits, making it a perfect pairing for CBD.

Unfortunately, as so often the case with innovative hemp-based products, the CBD concentration is too low to provide any real benefits.

As it stands, this product is nothing more than a glorified retinol cream. It makes more sense to buy a CBD balm or regular tincture and use it on your face in addition to a standard anti-aging cream.

Nordic Oil

4.67 / 5