Lord Jones has managed to capture consumers in affluent markets, with its high-luxury products and prices to match. The company has been a pioneer in the kind of branding that catches the attention of those who look for a product that adds something extra to the CBD experience—and can afford to pay for it.
With beautiful packaging, seasonal CBD gummy flavors, and skincare products worthy of being the only CBD topicals sold at Sephora, Lord Jones has captivated its target audience. Celebrities like Olivia Wilde and Kristen Bell are fans, and the company continues to innovate new products that are relevant and unique for the discerning consumer.
Topical CBD products focused on skincare are the star of the show in the Lord Jones product line—a tactical move by the company, knowing that positioning in skincare would be one of the most frictionless avenues into the US cannabis market.
The company offers CBD oils and tinctures, and CBD gummies worth savoring; but its topical line includes unique formulas specially designed to soothe aching feet after a night out in stilettos or repair the skin on your face, to keep you looking young, and healthy, and hydrated.
The Lord Jones website is a little difficult to navigate when you are looking for information about the company’s methods and origins, and you have to make a purchase in order to access any third-party lab results, which is a little concerning.
We tested a sample of Lord Jones CBD oil at an independent lab and found that the formula being advertised as broad spectrum had no cannabinoids other than CBD, which points to the oil being a cheaper CBD isolate formula. While many companies struggle to produce a robust broad spectrum product, many at least offer a return policy. Lord Jones does not, and the company’s customer service is basically non-existent.
Since you are stuck with whatever you purchase, we would suggest using caution with this company, though the beautiful packaging and unique gummy flavors may be satisfactory enough to keep you coming back.
- Products taste great
- Reasonable prices for CBD oil selections
- Seasonal flavors for gummies
- All products free of THC
- Military, medical personnel and teacher discount to make products more affordable
- Gummies and topicals are expensive, therefore unaffordable for many
- Broad spectrum products are actually more of an isolate formula
Founded in 2017 by a couple of artists, activists and successful publishers from New York, Cindy Capobianco and Robert Rosenheck, Lord Jones was recently acquired by The Cronos Group, one of the global leaders in the cannabis industry.
Before the acquisition, the founders managed to position the company as a conscientious, creative brand that met three goals: best in class brand, best in class products, and consistency.
Lord Jones has mostly accomplished this, winning Fast Company’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies recognition, getting noticed by Rolling Stone, Vogue, and The New York Times, to name just a few. The company has recently teamed up with Kristen Bell and is preparing to launch an all-new CBD skincare brand in the near future.
Lord Jones uses hemp sourced in the United States, and each product has been subjected to four rounds of testing, using independent labs for the individual ingredients as well as the final product—though these results are not readily available online.
The CBD is distilled using a CO2 process that preserves the integrity of the plant, and the company is specific about reproducing the same combination of terpenes and cannabinoids to create a consistent effect for customers every single time. Since there are no cannabinoids besides CBD, this is a simpler process than with more complex truly broad spectrum formulas.
Shipping and Returns
Lord Jones states that it ships to most states, and all orders are shipped via standard delivery for free. You can expect your purchase to arrive within three to twelve business days, depending on your order and your location in relation to their warehouse.
Lord Jones will ship your order within four days, and the company takes additional steps to protect products that can be damaged by the weather such as gummies and chocolates. You can pay for expedited shipping, and those rates are determined at checkout.
We placed our order on a Tuesday, and Lord Jones processed and shipped our CBD oil by the next business day. We were happy to find that our package arrived in the mail just four days after it shipped. While we like to get our products as soon as possible after we order, a total wait of five days was not too shabby.
Lord Jones could use some improvement in its return policy. All sales are final, and the website does not even include this information. Most companies do offer a return policy, and some offer a satisfaction guarantee.
With the investment that you put into products from Lord Jones, and the emphasis on quality from the company, it seems it would be simple enough to at least offer refunds on returns made within 15 or 30 days, but they do not.
Lord Jones’s Products
Lord Jones carries just two different CBD oil-based products: a tincture and an oil. The tincture is the more expensive of the two selections, and it costs about 1.5 times the amount of standard, mid-grade CBD per milligram ($0.24).
Surprisingly, however, the CBD oil actually costs a little less per mg than most other brands. Lord Jones CBD oils are vegan, gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients.
Hemp-Derived CBD Tincture ($60.00) – Lord Jones CBD tincture contains approximately 250mg of CBD. The carrier oil depends on the flavor you choose.
The lemon-flavored tincture is made with grape seed oil, lemon oil and stevia leaf extract. The peppermint-flavored tincture is made with grape seed oil, hempseed oil, peppermint oil and stevia leaf extract.
Lord Jones Royal Oil ($100.00) – Perhaps the most reasonably-priced item carried by Lord Jones, the 1000mg CBD oil contains just two ingredients: a mild-tasting grapeseed oil and CBD oil. Since this oil is not flavored with any essential oils or specific terpenes the oil has a hemp flavor, which can be an acquired taste.
Despite being advertised as broad spectrum, this oil does not contain any other cannabinoids; so you will not get an entourage effect from this product. Regardless, this formula is highly rated among customers, and it can be used as a topical in addition to being taken internally.
People looking to take CBD often get turned off by tinctures and oils that can sometimes have a bitter flavor, take practice with dosing, and are messy and difficult to travel with. CBD capsules are a little more convenient, and their dosing is precise.
You can just toss them into your bag and go when you need to travel with them, and the capsules from Lord Jones are sugar free, gluten free, alcohol free and dye free. Unfortunately the capsules are made with gelatin, and are therefore not vegan; but they are reasonably-priced compared to some of the company’s other products.
Hemp-Derived CBD Gel Capsules ($95.00) – Lord Jones has only one selection for its gelcaps, and these come in a concentration of 25mg of CBD per capsule. You can order a bottle of 30 for $95.00, and the whole bottle contains 750mg of CBD total.
Lord Jones has worked to create a candy that customers would crave even if it did not contain CBD, and we think the company has achieved just that. They have crafted flavors using real fruit and food-grade essential oils, to give you a stand-alone delicious confection with the added bonus of containing a precise dose of CBD.
These little gems are probably the priciest CBD gummies on the market, but they are also likely the tastiest as well.
Lord Jones Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops ($45.00 – $60.00) – The Lord Jones gummy line consists of fruit-flavored CBD gummies that are made in small batches to preserve flavor. Their Old-Fashioned gummies are the least expensive and are a generic “fruit” flavor.
Their signature flavors, however, are anything but generic, with many of them being seasonal. As of the time this review was written, flavors included white peach, blueberry, blood orange and Sigurberry (a flavor inspired by Iceland, home of Sigur Rós).
All gumdrops come beautifully packaged in a Lord Jones box that looks great on your coffee table. There are nine to a box, and they each contain 20mg of CBD, for a total of 180mg of broad spectrum CBD per box.
Besides the uniquely-crafted gumdrops, the Lord Jones line of topicals is really the standout product of the brand. The company carries lotions and cooling balm, and it also features a cream made just to soothe your aching feet before or after a night in heels.
You can find a face cream that will repair and protect your skin, or a simple sachet of CBD-infused lotion for travel.
CBD Body Lotion ($10.00 – $60.00) – This body lotion is a little confusing in the way that it is marketed, because you can find it in a 50mL or 100mL size, with 100mg or 200mg of CBD respectively.
There is also a “high CBD” formula of the same lotion, but it appears to simply be the 50mL, 100mg CBD in the company’s grapefruit scent. Regardless, the lotion, sold at Sephora, is one of the company’s most popular products.
Lord Jones + Tamara Mellon High CBD Formula Stiletto Cream ($70.00) – A truly high CBD formula (for topicals), this cream is formulated to give your feet some extra spring in your step, with 200mg of CBD per 50mL tube. Slather on before your night on the town, or use it after to soothe tired, aching feet.This cream is vegan and cruelty-free, and it absorbs quickly into the skin.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Chill Balm ($75.00) – Lord Jones Chill Balm is another high CBD formula, with 200mg of CBD in a 40mL jar. This balm is extra thick, to give your biggest problem areas the attention they need in order to feel their best. This is not a vegan product, as its base is made with olive oil and beeswax, but it will leave your skin feeling satiny smooth.
We had a third-party lab analyze Lord Jones’s Royal Oil, and you can see the results below. The CBD concentration falls within 10 percent of the advertised amount, 1000mg. Variation is to be expected due to the volatility of hemp plants.
The company touts a special broad spectrum formula, but there are no other cannabinoids in the Royal Oil that would contribute to the entourage effect. This does not mean that the oil we tested fails at producing a sweet mellow feeling. The CBD alone can create the effect you may be looking for.
|What Was Tested||The Results|
|Product Tested||Lord Jones 1000mg Broad Spectrum Royal Oil|
|Price/mg of CBD||$0.11|
|Claimed CBD mg/package||1000mg|
|Actual total CBD mg/package||984mg|
|Actual total THC mg/package||None detected|
|Actual total CBN mg/package||None detected|
|Actual total CBC mg/package||None detected|
|Actual total CBG mg/package||None detected|
The Lord Jones website is mostly organized and easy to navigate, but there is no search option. Additionally, the location of ingredient lists for each product is inconsistent, making it difficult to confirm what is in the items you are going to order.
The site’s aesthetic is appealing, but kind of disappointing considering how much design has gone into the packaging. The company does not have a blog like many others do, but there are some basic explanations in their CBD 101 section.
Overall, however, visiting the Lord Jones website is pleasant and seems to be designed for the experienced CBD user.
We attempted to reach Lord Jones through the contact form on their website, but never received a response back. They do not have an email address publicly available either.
So if you have any questions or concerns about their products, you might not hear back from them. They also don’t appear to have any return or refund policies.
Lord Jones has managed to bring CBD to the more affluent market, with its products being the only CBD products sold by Sephora. It has also teamed up with celebrities and high-end apparel brands to bring you an impressive skincare line.
The company could use a little work in the area of consistency—its products are all touted as being made with broad spectrum CBD, but the oil we tested had no additional cannabinoids.
Additionally, Lord Jones scores very low on transparency, which is disappointing for a brand that has products with such high price points and no return policy.
The company’s customer service department seems to be nonexistent as well. Lord Jones makes some intriguing and unique exclusive products and its CBD is pure.
The fact that its topicals are trusted by a larger chain cosmetics store may be enough to convince some customers to give the company a try. If you decide to sample Lord Jones products, we suggest starting with its less expensive products so you can be sure they work for you without breaking the bank.