High CBD Formula Body Lotion
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Lotion is a hemp-derived CBD topical that comes in three different scents: signature fragrance, grapefruit fragrance, and fragrance free. I received the signature fragrance, which has notes of sage, mint, and green citrus.
When the package arrived for me to review, I was very excited to try it out. I have seen Lord Jones promoted on social media and other channels, and was curious to see whether the brand lives up to its high-end reputation.
Spoiler: it does not.
How to Use This Product
This lotion comes in a 50ml (1.7oz) bottle containing just 100mg of CBD. Each 1ml pump contains 2mg of CBD, which is really low compared to other topicals on the market. This formula is also available in 2ml on-the-go sachets, each with 4mg of CBD.
The lotion was very easy to use. You simply pump one serving (1ml) onto your hand and then rub it onto the desired area until it dissolves. I pumped one serving onto my wrist and then rubbed it all over my hands.
I found that the lotion had a nice consistency and went on quite smoothly. A little goes a long way with this product, and you can probably use half a pump for a small area (although that would mean using just 1mg of CBD). The scent was very nice, but the lotion felt a bit greasy, so I was careful not to touch my face or clothing until it dried up.
Both on the website and packaging, Lord Jones makes a point of promising a cooling sensation upon application. Unfortunately, I did not feel any cooling sensation. I waited a few more minutes and felt a very mild sensation, but not much.
Most importantly, I did not feel any effect whatsoever when using this product, which was very disappointing.
The High CBD Formula Lotion is made with water, shea butter, organic hemp oil, and a lot of other ingredients
It is not clear which ingredient is meant to provide a cooling sensation, since there is no camphor or menthol listed.
As someone who is very familiar with the industry and has used several hemp-based products, I found this very strange. I dug a bit further to find out which type of CBD extract is used in this lotion and actually discovered something very alarming.
On its website, Lord Jones claims to use broad spectrum CBD extract. But the box I received directly contradicts this by claiming that the lotion is infused with a full spectrum CBD oil.
Now, that alone is a strange discrepancy and required me to double check the CoA (Certificate of Analysis), which confirmed that this lotion contains broad spectrum CBD extract, as stated on the website.
But then I noticed something else. The box, which falsely labeled this a full spectrum product, also claims that it is “non-psychoactive” and that it “contains no THC.” Both of these statements are problematic.
First, it is a myth that CBD is non-psychoactive. Although CBD is non-intoxicating and will not get you high, it does have psychoactive, mind altering properties (similar to caffeine and nicotine). This is basic knowledge.
The second issue with the label is that full spectrum CBD extract contains up to 0.3% THC. The box both claims that it is a full spectrum and THC-free product, which makes no sense.
While this turned out not to be a full spectrum CBD product, this mislabeling calls into question Lord Jones’ legitimacy as a serious cannabis brand. It also highlights a huge problem with the CBD and hemp industry, which is lack of regulations regarding labeling and ingredients.
Transparency & Lab Results
Fortunately, Lord Jones does include Certificates of Analysis (CoA)’s on its website. Customers can simply enter the product’s batch number (which is printed directly on the bottle) and the CoA pops up.
Lord Jones’ lab testing is conducted by CannaSafe, which tests for cannabinoids, pesticides, residual solvents, microbians, mycotoxins, and heavy metals. The lotion is formulated without formaldehyde, parabens, or synthetic dyes. It is vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand
Lord Jones is not your typical CBD brand. It is more of a luxury cosmetics company that has marketed itself as manufacturing (in its own words) “the world’s finest hemp-derived CBD infused topicals and ingestibles.”
Needless to say, this product has been very well packaged and marketed. But when we pull back the curtain, there are some serious questions about the quality, and efficacy of Lord Jones’ products.
I do wish that this brand was more involved with the hemp industry and community. As someone who attends all of the major hemp events, conferences and expos, I have yet to see a representative from Lord Jones attend. There is no mission statement on the website, and no commitment to using sustainable packaging. It feels, to me, like this company is more interested in making a buck than it is about participating in the hemp movement or helping customers feel better.
Pros and Cons of Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion
Overall, the consumer experience with Lord Jones was fine. It is very easy to order the products online and they are delivered in a timely manner.
However, the whole experience with the mislabeled products did leave a very bad taste in my mouth and makes it hard for me to trust this brand or take it seriously.
Packaging and the Unboxing Experience
Prior to receiving this product, I had seen Lord Jones all over social media, usually in the hands of a celebrity or high-status influencer.
The packaging is definitely the best part of the Lord Jones consumer experience, in my opinion.
The label is attractive and alluring, giving the feel of something very high-end, prestigious, luxurious and almost royal. This would make a great gift, as it looks expensive and valuable. Of course, I would prefer if the packaging was made from more sustainable materials like glass, hemp or paper, as opposed to plastic.
I also want to note that while most high-end wellness brands of this nature target women, Lord Jones is unique in that its products are definitely unisex and can be used by men as well.
Bottom Line & Main Takeaways
Admittedly, I had high expectations for this product due to Lord Jones’ excellent branding, marketing and packaging strategy. However, I was very disappointed by this product and would not buy it again.
What I loved
Lord Jones has great packaging and branding. The lotion had a nice scent and consistency. Other than that, I do not have many positive things to say about this product.
What I didn’t
First and foremost, I did not feel any effect whatsoever when using this product — not even a cooling sensation. That was very disappointing.
But the main issue for me is Lord Jones’ careless mislabeling its product as a full spectrum CBD product, when it is actually a broad spectrum product. As well, falsely stating that CBD is “non-psychoactive” right on the package is irresponsible and simply false.