CBD has progressed from that great health and wellness supplement, to a household name in the beauty and cosmetic industry. Many studies and research have been carried out to understand more about CBD, and the common takeaway is that it contains potential for far more harm than good (not all research h have been conclusive).
Now, with that information circling the Internet, people and manufacturers alike have begun to use CBD for skin care products, dietary supplements, even for certain health conditions, like anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain to name a few.
However, this is where you need to stay on your toes. CBD is no longer a regulated substance, and the explosive popularity it has garnered has influenced some shady people to release shady products and run false marketing campaigns.
Some known manufacturers have also been reported to indicate a presence of CBD on the label of their products, when no actual CBD was present. All in the bid to capitalize on the popularity of the ingredient.
Why all the fuss about CBD?
CBD is a phytochemical that is found naturally in Cannabis plant. It is one of two major phytocannabinoids present in Cannabis plant; Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The latter being the psychoactive ingredient in the plant responsible for the high a person feels when used.
Multiple studies report its powerful antioxidant, as well as anti-inflammatory action. A study carried out to see if CBD had any use against acne discovered it could prevent acne by reducing lipid production from the sebaceous glands – overproduction of which is responsible for acne formation.
CBD skin care products can come in the form of face and body oil, CBD creams, serums, and so on. But to bypass products with false labelling which may contain zero CBD, or have the wrong dose listed, you can buy your CBD separately, and use the CBD for skin care products.
CBD is commonly extracted using hemp seed oil as a carrier to create the CBD oil you see. CBD oil, serum or cream can be used in addition to your normal everyday skin care products. When applying, though, be sure to layer them using thinnest first before thickest. For example, serums should be used before creams.
CBD works best when working with other active ingredients that soothe and nourish the skin, like hyaluronic acid, niacin amides, ceramides and peptides. Be sure to look out for these ingredients for the best results when using CBD for skin care products.
Why you should try CBD for skin care products
CBD is known to regulate some hormones to produce its expected effect. One of said effects includes regulating oil production – which was mentioned earlier. This along with its anti-inflammatory activity means it can help with some skin conditions, such as treating inflammatory acne, calming Rosacea flare-ups, and reducing breakouts in general.
CBD is also speculated to treat eczema, by treating the inflammation and irritation resulting from it. 8t is also expected to produce positive results when used against other skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis. More research is required to confirm these claims.
CBD topicals specifically have not been seen to produce any side effects. So using CBD for skin care products should be safe. However, be sure to consult your doctor if you experience any unforeseen effect.