The Effects of CBD in Skincare

CBD has made its way into skincare products covering everything from anti-wrinkle treatments to acne relief. More people wonder, does CBD provide benefits to skincare, or is it marketing spiel designed to move products off shelves?

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a non-psychotropic compound derived from hemp or marijuana. CBD oil is created by mixing the CBD isolate with a product like olive oil or coconut oil. Because CBD contains only minute traces of the mind-altering compounds of marijuana, it's not possible to use CBD oil to get high.

CBD oil should also not be compared to hemp seed oil, which is a different product containing only trace amounts of cannabidiol - and most likely none at all. Marketers often portray hemp seed oil as CBD. It's a deceptive practice to be aware of when searching for the highest quality in skincare products.

CBD Oil Benefits For Skincare

The research is ongoing, but many CBD has the potential to provide many exciting benefits when you include it in your skincare regime.

CBD Oil for Wrinkles and Anti-Ageing

CBD oil has powerful antioxidant properties, which indicate it may be able to lessen visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles. Free radical damage could also be reduced with CBD anti-aging creams, which may help slow or reduce the appearance of ruddy skin tone and skin dullness.

The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD oil-containing products help relax the skin and make the appearance of wrinkles less noticeable.

CBD Oil May Help with Sensitive Skin Issues

CBD appears to be able to soothe sensitive skin, which helps to normalize its appearance and reduce redness. Research indicates that CBD oil skincare products can be beneficial in soothing sunburn [*1], especially if the product also contains aloe vera. [*2].

Acne Treatment with CBD

Acne is a skin condition exacerbated by excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria building up in the pores. Acne treatments prevent outbreaks by keeping the skin clear of contaminants.

An acne treatment containing CBD oil works off CBD's ability to prevent excessive oil build-up. Laboratory studies on human skin cells indicated that the CBD compound inhibited the skin's ability to produce oil and had anti-inflammatory effects on oil-producing glands. [*3]       

Does CBD Oil Produce any Side-Effects?

The journal, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research published a safety study which concluded that CBD has a "favourable safety profile."

There have been reported side effects from CBD use, including diarrhoea, appetite changes, and fatigue. However, these side-effects are experienced by people who ingest CBD oil. The topical application of CBD appears to have no discernible side effects [*4]

There is always the possibility of an allergic reaction when using any topical skin care product. Test the product on a small area of skin first. If you notice any untoward effects such as itching, skin peeling, or swelling, wash the area with soap and water. Stop using it if you think you have had an allergic reaction.

There are many skincare manufacturers eager to join the CBD trend, and many are mislabelling their products. Always use a well-known high-quality provider that confirms their labelling through independent laboratory testing.

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