CBD has become one of those ingredients that is an absolute must. We live very stressful lives which means stressed out skin, ageing and breakouts. It's an ingredient that has become so popular because of it's amazing skin benefits, we simply need it in our skincare routines.
Here is your no BS guide to CBD:
CBD is an antioxidant which is key when it comes to skincare.
Main Benefits are reducing inflammation, regulates oil production and helps neutralise free radical damage.
CBD can be used daily and for kids from the age of 6.
It works really well with actives that calm and nourish the skin barrier, such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and niacinamides.
Make sure it has no alcohol in it as this can really affect the anti-inflamatory benefits.
What is CBD?
CBD is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants marijuana and hemp. It's one of the two primary active ingredients of cannabis, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the active psychotropic.
It's a potent antioxidant, highly anti-inflammatory, and has been shown in multiple studies to reduce lipid production from the sebaceous glands (overproduction of this sebum is possibly one component of what contributes to acne formation).
CBD interacts with our cannabinoid receptors. We have receptors in every layer of our skin which trigger to our body when there is pain, an itch. Topical CBD is designed to help those with pruritic skin conditions like eczema. So the CBD may not necessarily be targeting eczema, but the hormones that are causing the eczema flare-up.
CBD oil is used in skincare products. You can find CBD serums, creams, masks, and body and face oils. Rather go for CBD than Hemp oil as the Hemp doesn't have the anti-ingflammatory benefits of the CBD.
Key tip: When looking at the ingredients on the packaging look to see if there is actually CBD. So look out for words such as CBD oil or Cannibas Sativa.
Benefits of CBD:
Treat Inflammatory Acne: CBD might help reduce redness, pain, and swelling associated with inflammatory acne.
Regulate Oil Production: CBD helps regulate hormones involved in oil production, reducing excess sebum.
Reduce Breakouts: CBD may help reduce inflammation of breakouts and, thanks to its oil production regulation, reduce breakouts in general.
Calm Rosacea: With its ability to reduce inflammation, CBD may help calm rosacea flare-ups.
Neutralize Free Radical Damage: CBD works to prevent the weakening of the skin by neutralizing free radical damage.
Soothe Eczema: CBD helps combat irritation and inflammation caused by eczema.
Decrease Hormonal Conditions: Since CBD is a powerful adaptogen, it may work to decrease the effects of hormones and other compounds that are released into the body in times of stress.
Hydration: CBD has moisturizing properties that can help combat dehydration and dryness.