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Why CBD foot cream was the breakout star of the Oscars

Oscar nominated actor Glenn Close has revealed how CBD foot cream helps her ward off sore feet on the red carpet.



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CBD is helpings stars ward off sore feet on the red carpet

Actor Glenn Close has revealed how CBD helps her ward off sore feet on the red carpet.

It was a big night for Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Khaluuya and Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, but the real star of the night for many, was Glenn Close’s CBD foot cream.

The Hillbilly Elegy star took to Instagram to share how she was planning to ward off the inevitable sore feet from a night in high heels.

Close, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Netflix drama, showed off her CBD-infused pedicure as she got glammed up for the event, which looked a little different this year in light of the circumstances.

The ceremony took place in a hall in Los Angeles’s Union Station, rather than its usual home of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, with guests seated on socially-distanced tables and mingling discouraged. 

The 74-year-old posted a video on her Instagram profile explaining: “Putting CBD oil on my feet to make sure my feet are nice and comfy,” alongside the caption “CBD cream for feet!!!”

While Close failed to take home the Oscar – for a record-breaking eighth year in a row – at least her feet made headlines, with several news outlets including Grazia and Vulture sharing her foot regime. 

And as reported by Bustle, she’s not alone, stars such as Melissa McCarthy, Mandy Moore and Michelle Williams apparently swear by the stuff to survive those long nights on the red carpet. 

Who could blame them? After a year of barely taking off our slippers, the thought of forcing our feet back into stilettos is toe-curling for the best of us. 

With its natural anti-inflammatory properties and ability to act as an antioxidant, CBD is becoming a “disruptive force” in the beauty and personal care industries, as indicated by Prohibition Partners on the release of its  report last year. 

Topicals such as massage oils, balms and creams are applied directly to the area in need of some attention, meaning the CBD can get to work more quickly and isn’t absorbed into the bloodstream.

According to the co-founders of UK brand Hapi Hemp, there are numerous potential benefits to using CBD oil topically, including soothing the skin, aiding with discomfort and providing long-lasting moisturise. 

If it’s good enough for the A-List…

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