Kushly Review 2020

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Gleb Oleinik
Written by Gleb Oleinik, CBD Journalist
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The Bottom Line

Kushly is a CBD company based out of Los Angeles. It offers CBD oils, topicals, capsules, pet treats, skincare cosmetics, bath bombs, toothpicks, and gummies.

Despite its apparent popularity, Kushly has one major problem: it doesn’t provide third party lab test results for its products. This is a huge red flag in the CBD industry and we only recommend buying from brands that make these tests publicly available.

This lack of transparency is further emphasised when considering the lack of clear information about the company’s manufacturing process, background and history. Kushly even claims to source hemp only from U.S. Hemp Authority certified farms but provides no proof of this.

Regarding the price, Kushly is considered average to expensive. It’s regular CBD products (tinctures, capsules, gummies, topicals, and other common categories) cost $0.07–0.17 per mg of CBD, which is fairly average.

Meanwhile, its less common offerings such as bath bombs and cosmetic skincare products cost $0.48–2.78 per mg, which is somewhat expensive.

In short, Kushly is not a very impressive brand, even if it does appear quite popular. While it has a great look and feel, there doesn’t seem to be much substance underneath.

Pros: Cons:
  • Many product categories
  • Offers skincare cosmetic products
  • Whole plant and CBD isolate formulas
  • Multiple potencies and flavor options
  • High quality hemp source and extraction process
  • Free shipping
  • No third party lab reports posted on website
  • Website lacks detailed information about company and products
  • Lacks vape products and isolate powder
  • Some products are gimmicky or contain too little CBD
  • Could provide more potency options for some products
  • Slow and non-responsive customer service
  • Some of the products are more expensive than the others on the market (prices range from $0.07 to $2.8 per mg of CBD)

Specs

Consumption Method
Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals, Gummies & Edibles, Capsules, , Pets - Edibles, Other,
Hemp Source
N/A
CBD Strength
25 mg - 1500 mg, Oils & Tinctures: 10-33.3 mg/ml; Capsules: 25mg per capsule; Gummies & Edibles: 25mg per gummy; Creams & Topicals: 0.17-1.3 mg/ml; Pets: 0.14mg per treat
Offers Tastes
Yes
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.07 - $0.48
Military Veteran Discount
No
Extract Types
Full Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$11.99 - $130.99
Samples
No
CBD Extract Method
CO2
Worldwide Shipping
only USA
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Table of Contents

About The Company

Kushly is a popular LA based CBD company. It was founded in 2018 by Cody Alt, the same man behind the popular CBD brand PureKana.

As such, it’s not surprising that Kushly offers similar products to its sister brand, including CBD oil tinctures, capsules, gummies, topicals, pet treats, vape pens, and less common items such as skincare products, bath bombs, and even CBD toothpicks.

Each product page includes usage instructions, the intended benefits, ingredients, dosage information, and potency. The product pages also state that Kushly’s products contain less than 0.2% of THC.

However, neither the product pages nor the labels clearly explain what type of CBD extract is used in which products (whole plant or pure CBD).

More importantly, Kushly is not very transparent about itself or its products. Kushly’s website has a sleek look, but there are no third party test results despite their claims of working with an independent laboratory. This is a huge red flag.

Meanwhile, the company’s blog offers little useful information and seems more like a vehicle for the promotion of the use of CBD. Similarly, Kushly’s about page provides a generic statement without any details about the brand. While there is a contact page, the company lacks a phone number or an address, and the FAQ page is too short.

All in all, Kushly is not very transparent about itself or its products.

Manufacturing Process

Since Kushly is operated by the same person behind the company PureKana, its manufacturing process is essentially identical.

Kushly sources its hemp from organic farms in Kentucky and utilizes carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction. This method is considered the most effective and safe way to extract CBD.

The company then uses the extract to formulate either whole plant (full spectrum) or pure CBD (isolate) products. This is a fairly good manufacturing process, even if the company doesn’t provide many details.

Although Kushly claims to use third party testing, there are no test reports posted anywhere on the website and the company did not reply to our requests to see the tests. As such, there’s no way to confirm that Kushly’s products contain the correct amount of CBD and the right type of extract. This is a huge downside.

Range of Products

Kushly offers tinctures, topicals, pet products, toothpicks, gummies, skincare products, capsules, and bath bombs. Many of these offerings come with multiple potencies and flavors or scents.

Unfortunately, the company doesn’t always clearly state what type of CBD is used to formulate in these products, so we don’t know whether some contain pure CBD or a whole plant extract.

Here’s a closer look at Kushly’s product range:

  • Tinctures: Kushly claims its CBD oil tinctures contain full spectrum hemp extract. They come in five flavors: natural, mint, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon. They’re available in 30 ml bottles with three strengths offered: 300 mg, 600 mg, 1000 mg.

CBD Oils
CBD Amount Range
10 mg/ml - 33.3 mg/ml
Price Range
$50 - $130
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.12 - $0.16
THC Concentration
< 0.3%
CBD Per Serving
NA
Time to Impact
NA
Offers Tastes
Yes
Additional Information
Non-GMO, Organic, Vegan, CO2
Extract Types
Full Spectrum
Overal Bottle Volume Range
From 30 ml

Product Name Size (ml) CBD Content Potency Price Price per mg CBD Flavors
Kushly CBD Oil 30 ml

300 mg

600 mg

1000 mg

7.5 mg/ml

15 mg/ml

25 mg/ml

$50

$88

$130

$0.17

$0.15

$0.13

Natural, mint, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon
  • Topicals: Topical ointment infused with menthol, a common pain reliever. The regular version comes in a 3.4 oz container with 600 mg of CBD, while the maximum strength version is formulated with 1500 mg.
Product Name Size (ml) CBD Content Potency Price Price per mg CBD
Kushly Topical CBD Ointment 100 ml

600 mg

1500 mg

6 mg/ml

15 mg/ml

$74.50

$109.00

$0.12

$0.07

  • Capsules: There are 30 capsules per jar, with 25 mg of CBD per capsule and 750 mg CBD total. Priced at $74.50.
Product Name Capsule Count CBD Content Potency (mg/capsule) Price Price per mg CBD
Kushly CBD capsules 30 750 mg 25 mg $74.50 $0.10
  • Toothpicks: Toothpicks containing 25 mg of CBD each with 10 per pack. Available in cinnamint, caramel apple, strawberry limeade, tropical mint flavors.
Product Name Toothpick Count CBD Content Potency (mg/toothpick) Price Price per mg CBD Flavors
Kushly CBD Toothpicks 10 250 mg 25 mg $26 $0.10 cinnamint, caramel apple, strawberry limeade, tropical mint
  • Gummies: There is one option available for gummies: 25 per jar, 30mg of CBD per gummy and 750mg of CBD per jar in total, priced at $79.
Product Name Gummy Count CBD Content Potency (mg/gummy) Price Price per mg CBD
Kushly CBD Gummies 25 750 mg 30 mg $79 $0.11
  • Bath Bombs: There are four scents of bath bombs offered: citrus, eucalyptus mint, rose, and lavender, all containing 25mg of CBD and priced at $11.99.
Product Name Bath Bomb Count Potency Price Price per mg CBD Scents
Kushly CBD Bath Bomb 1 25 mg $11.99 $0.48 citrus, eucalyptus mint, rose, lavender
  • Pet Treats: Dog treats designed for small and large dogs. The small treats contain 1 mg of CBD each with 25 per bag, while the large treats contain 2.5 mg with 20 per bag. Pet treats are available in apple and cinnamon, bacon and sweet potato, blueberry and chicken, and peanut butter and pumpkin flavors.
Product Name Treats Count CBD Content Potency per treat Price Price per mg CBD
Kushly Dog Hemp Treats

25

20

25 mg

50 mg

1 mg (small dogs)

2.5 mg (large dogs)

$27.00

$31.00

$1.08

$0.62

  • Skincare products: There are six skincare products that can be purchased separately or at a discount in a bundle: a facial cleanser, facial toner, an under eye cream, an anti-aging cream, a collagen retinol cream, and a mud mask. Most of these products contain 20 mg of CBD, while the mask contains 50 mg. These products are available in volumes ranging from 15 to 118 ml. Each product is formulated for a specific use and contains standard skincare ingredients such as collagen, retinol, avocado oil, vitamin E, and many others.
Product Name Size (ml) CBD Content Potency (mg/ml) Price Price per mg CBD
Kushly Facial Cleanser 118 ml 20 mg 0.17 mg/ml $41.50 $2.08
Kushly Under Eye Anti-Aging Cream 15 ml 20 mg 1.33 mg/ml $54 $2.7
Kushly Anti-Aging Cream with Apple Stem Cells 30 ml 20 mg 0.67 mg/ml $54 $2.7
Kushly Facial Toner 118 ml 20 mg 0.17 mg/ml $36.50 $1.83
Kushly Collagen CBD Retinol Cream 15 ml 20 mg 1.33 mg/ml $55.50 $2.78
Kushly Dead Sea Mud Mask 30 ml 50 mg 1.67 mg/ml $60.50 $1.21

Special Deals

Kushly provides 25% off when ordering a three pack of any product or a bundle pack from the skincare line. The company also has several coupon codes that can reduce the price of your order by as much as 20%.

Buying Experience and Customer Service

The buying experience on Kushly was seamless. The site was easy to navigate and we didn’t have any trouble adding products to the cart or inputting all of the necessary info. The free shipping was also a nice touch and we received two boxes of products only three days after our order.

The products were carefully wrapped and packaged in a box filled with foam peanuts. Cosmetic products also came with bubble wrap. The packaging itself was quite sturdy.

However, we were disappointed by the customer service. Although the company had an email and a contact form, we didn’t hear anything back regarding our request to see third party lab test results.

Products Reviewed

We took a closer look at Kushly’s CBD oil, ointment, capsules, toothpicks, gummies, bath bombs, dog treats, and cosmetic skincare products.

While the products looked and tasted great, we were disappointed by the lack of third party lab test results. As it stands, there’s no proof that these products contain as much CBD or the correct type of extract as Kushly claims.

Moreover, some of the products felt gimmicky or contained too little CBD. All in all, Kushly’s products had the flash but lacked the substance and transparency we expect from major CBD brands.

Vanilla CBD Oil Tincture

The main product we tried out was Kushly’s 300 mg CBD vanilla flavored CBD tincture. This 30 ml tincture had a potency of 10 mg/ml. The company claims that these tinctures contain full spectrum hemp extract. However, there are no third party tests available to validate this claim.

The tincture certainly tasted great and didn’t seem to have an unpleasant aftertaste like so many CBD oils. In terms of price, it’s more expensive than most CBD tinctures on the market at $0.17 per mg of CBD. This seems like a decent CBD oil but the lack of third party tests is a big minus.

Topical CBD Ointment

Kushly’s topical CBD ointment contains 600 mg of CBD in a 3.4 oz (100 ml) container, which gives it a fairly decent potency of 6 mg/ml. It also contains other ingredients with skin enhancing and pain relieving effects, such as menthol, arnica, and vitamin E.

Kushly recommends this product for joint and muscle aches, allergies, and other topical concerns in a specific part of the body. This product was easy to apply and had a great menthol smell.

In terms of price, it’s fairly average within the range of topicals at $0.12 per mg of CBD. Overall, this product is decent but the lack of third party tests is a major downside.

CBD Capsules

Kushly’s capsules contain 25 mg of CBD, with 30 per container for a total of 750 mg. Again, it’s not clear what type of CBD extract is used. Aside from that, these capsules are fairly standard. They were made out of gelatin and were easily swallowed with a glass of water.

Like most CBD capsules, they’re meant for people who want a convenient, discreet way to take CBD. We liked the qualities of this product and along with its reasonable price of $0.10 per mg of CBD.

Cinnamint CBD Toothpicks

Yet another product that’s identical to an offering within Kushly’s sister brand, PureKana. These toothpicks contain 25 mg of pure CBD, with 10 per pack. We got the cinnamint flavor, which tasted great.

Unfortunately, these toothpicks are nothing more than a gimmick. One drawback is associated with the toothpicks involves having to place the whole toothpick in your mouth to get all of the CBD. A second objection arises when you consider that toothpicks are simply not an efficient way of absorbing the beneficial compound.

Their price was somewhat reasonable: $0.10 per mg of CBD, however, we wouldn’t recommend this product.

CBD Gummies

Kushly’s gummies provide 25 mg of pure CBD per piece, with 30 per bottle for a total of 750 mg. They come in a mix of fruit flavors and are made with standard, natural ingredients used in most CBD gummies, such as gelatin and organic cane sugar.

These gummies were sweet, chewy, and tasted great, all the things we expect from edible CBD treats. Their price is fairly average at $0.11 per mg of CBD. All in all, a solid product for people looking for delicious taste and convenience.

Citrus CBD Bath Bomb

We also tried Kushly’s citrus scented bath bomb. This bath bomb contains 25 mg of pure CBD. Bath bombs are a fun way to use CBD and help to promote a sense of relaxation.

However, Kushly goes a step beyond by claiming their bath bombs can relieve muscle fatigue and spasms, joint aches, sleep, and inflammation.

The product is made with standard ingredients such as baking soda, kaolin clay, and citric acid.

The bath bomb smelled great and seemed to work just fine. However, it seems like most of the effects of this product are likely due to its other ingredients rather than CBD.

In terms of price, this bath bomb is more expensive than average at $0.48 per mg.

Apple Cinnamon CBD Dog Treats

We also tried Kushly’s hemp dog treats designed for small dogs. The company claims these treats help with anxiety and pain.

Our canine friend seemed to enjoy the apple cinnamon version, which contains 1 mg of pure CBD per treat with 25 pieces per bag.

However, this product was quite expensive at $1.08 per mg of CBD.

Skincare Products Reviewed

In addition to the regular CBD products, we also purchased several of the Kushly’s skincare products. Although these products looked and felt great, they contained too little CBD. It makes more sense to buy the regular, non-CBD enhanced versions of these types of cosmetic products.

Moreover, these products lacked QR codes and third party lab results just like Kushly’s other products. When we emailed customer service asking for third party test results, we did not receive a response.

All in all, much like the regular products, the key problem here is the lack of transparency and substance to back up the sleek feel of the brand.

Facial Cleanser

Kushly’s facial cleanser provides 20 mg of CBD in a 4 oz (118 ml) bottle. As the name suggests it’s designed to cleanse facial skin.

This product is made with standard beneficial skincare ingredients such as avocado oil, witch hazel, and peppermint oil.

The cleanser comes with a convenient pump bottle. While we liked the look and feel of the product, we were quite underwhelmed by the minuscule amount of CBD. Also, if we measure this product by its CBD content, it costs some $2.08 per mg.

Skin Toner

Kushly’s skin toner also contains 20 mg of CBD in a 4 oz container. The ingredients list is quite similar to the cleanser, and includes beneficial skincare ingredients such as witch hazel, peppermint oil, and aloe leaf extract.

Again, the product smelled and felt great and came with a convenient press cap bottle. However, we felt that it would work better as a spray to mist on the face. And again, the amount of CBD is simply too low and the product too expensive at $1.83 per mg.

Anti-aging Cream With Apple Stem Cells

As the name suggests, Kushly claims this 1 oz product helps reduce the signs of aging and keep your skin looking youthful.

However, we’re a little weary of these claims due to the small amount of CBD: only 20 mg. Moreover, apple stem cells lack scientific evidence backing their efficacy as an anti-aging treatment.

All in all, this was another product that looked and felt great but was questionable as a serious source of CBD. It was also quite expensive at $2.7 per mg of CBD.

Collagen and Retinol Cream

This cream comes in a convenient 15 ml pump bottle. It contains 20 mg of CBD alongside collagen and retinol (vitamin A), two popular skincare ingredients.

When we applied the product, however, the cream left a burning feeling so we weren’t inclined to use it multiple times as instructed. Again, the quantity of CBD in the product was so small that it made us question the point of buying it vs. a regular collagen plus retinol cream.

If we measure its price by CBD content, it costs $2.8 per mg, which is quite expensive.

Dead Sea Mud Mask

The last Kushly skincare product we tried was the Dead Sea mud mask, which comes in a 1 oz container with 50 mg of CBD.

Kushly says this mask is intended to absorb oil, remove dirt and dead skin, and improve elasticity. It’s formulated with numerous beneficial ingredients, including green tea extract, cucumber extract, and aloe vera leaf juice.

We liked the product but it has the same key problem as all of Kushly’s cosmetics: too little CBD. In terms of price, it costs $1.21 per mg of CBD, which is somewhat expensive.

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About The Authors
Gleb Oleinik
Gleb Oleinik
CBD Journalist
Gleb Oleinik is a CBD and health journalist from Vancouver, Canada. He’s read thousands of research studies about various supplement ingredients, enabling him to translate complex health information into simple language. Gleb specializes in CBD and has personally tried and reviewed dozens of CBD products. He’s knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the CBD industry as well as the science and research behind this popular natural remedy.
Leonard Haberman
Leonard Haberman
Physician & Chemist
Dr. Leonard Haberman is a physician and chemist who has been involved in solving chemical and medical problems for 43 years. He graduated from New York University as a dual major in chemistry and biology and went on to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota where his focus was synthetic methods. He returned to the university in 2005, graduating with an MD degree in 2009. He has published in the open literature. He holds two patents and currently works as a consultant, assisting clients with projects within the disciplines of medicine and chemistry that have potential business applications.

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