Somehow, at age 40, I managed to rediscover American Eagle, one of the mall stores in which I spent an exorbitant amount of time during college two (oh) decades (my) ago (god). A newfound interest in fitness drew me to the Aerie side of the business this year thanks to its freaking awesome leggings, which served as a gateway drug to the main AE inventory (especially the truly magical high-waisted jeans). But had I not found my way back via stretchy pants, I have no doubt I would’ve been lured in by the brand’s latest, totally unexpected, and yet logical launch: CBD skin care.
American Eagle just dropped Mood, a colorful collection of personal-care products — specifically, body lotion, body cream, lip balm, lip salve, aromatherapy oil, hand cream, sugar scrub, face wash, face oil, bath soak, and pillow mist. There are 45 products in all, and each one falls under a different fragrance category: Chill is warm vanilla; Energized is mandarin nectar; Focused has a citrus twist; Refreshed features cool coconut; Soothed is made with fresh eucalyptus, and Zzz features soft lavender. In addition to serving their obvious purposes, whether that’s moisturizing or cleansing, each one relies on aromatherapy and the inclusion of 100-percent hemp-derived CBD oil to help encourage your desired (as the line’s name suggests) mood.