It seems like everything these days is infused with CBD, and for good reason. CBD offers many great benefits and can be a smart addition to your current skincare routine. It’s no surprise skincare and beauty brands have started looking into unconventional ingredients when creating their products, and as customers we’re getting to experiment with new products, and finding our holy grails along the way. Many major skincare companies have released new lines of CBD products in the past year which have become wildly popular among skincare enthusiasts. For those of you who are still skeptical about CBD products, we’re breaking it down today.
What is CBD?
Let’s get this out of the way – it’s not *exactly* weed. CBD, Cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the marijuana plant (cannabis) and hemp, which is also a type of cannabis. Hempseed oil is commonly used in many skincare products. Both of these ingredients are incorporated into skincare products with little to no THC, which is the compound that causes the effects of a “high”. So no, you will not get high from using CBD skincare and beauty products.
What are the benefits?
Since Cannabidiol being used in western beauty and skincare is a rather recent discovery, there are still ongoing tests and studies on the true effectiveness of CBD, alone and in comparison to more well-known, traditional ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid. There haven’t been any conclusive results that advise against the use of CBD in skincare, and it is a generally safe ingredient to use. What we do know is that CBD is a soothing ingredient, carrying anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits which treats redness, dryness, and skin conditions like eczema and acne.
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Should I incorporate CBD into my skincare routine?
Like any other trendy product, we recommend doing the research and figuring out what it is that your skin needs. Maybe your skin type would not greatly benefit from CBD and there are better ingredients more suitable for your needs. Keep in mind that potency is very important – too much of something is never a good thing.
CBD is generally used in 3 forms – full spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD oil is going to contain all the cannabinoids naturally occurring in cannabis, and offers the fullest benefits of the cannabis plant. Broad-spectrum CBD oil will contain compounds from hemp, with THC completely removed. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD and best for facial skin, carries antioxidants, and won’t clog pores.
**A smart practice for any skincare/beauty purchase is to check the label! CBD oil, hempseed oil, and sativa seed oil all differ slightly in terms of potency, texture, and effectiveness so be sure to check which ingredients are used in your products.
Ready to try CBD products?
Here are our recommendations:
This moisture glow oil with 100mg full-spectrum CBD, hemp seed oil, and adaptogens to visibly calm the look of redness and nourish skin with lasting hydration.
Cannuka’s CBD Skin Balm is a concentrated face and body balm that soothes skin with rich hydration and powerful ingredients to help calm and correct extremely dry skin. The unique combination of CBD and Manuka honey works together with rose hip oil and orange peel butter, creating a rich moisturizer that warms on contact to nourish and protect skin.
Derma E’s deeply hydrating, gentle Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Moisturizer helps to soothe tired skin. Formulated with a unique calming complex phytocannabinoids to help nourish and smooth skin texture. With powerful, antioxidant-rich pycnogenol to help reduce the appearance of redness and early signs of aging for a brighter, healthier-looking complexion.
This calming, soothing serum is formulated with a highly effective calming complex phytocannabinoids and soothing pycnogenol to help reduce the appearance of redness and signs of aging. Enriched with vitamins A, C and E to help nourish and deeply moisturize skin for a stress-free, healthier-looking complexion.
A brightening and hydrating night cream with THC-free CBD that also contains bakuchiol seed oil, hyaluronic acid, meadowfoam seed oil, tocotrienols and camu camu to give your skin a healthy dose of antioxidants and moisture. This sumptuous cream helps to promote brighter and more supple skin.
An oil-ONLY serum containing over 300mg of CBD that works to reduce redness, clear blemishes, and restore skin’s youthful appearance. Contains Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich Cannabis Oil, CBD-Rich Cannabis Oil, Full-Spectrum Cannabis Oil.