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What’s the deal with CBD beauty products?

July 31, 2019 07:11 pm ET
What’s the deal with CBD beauty products?

Hemp and CBD are trending in the beauty market! Everywhere you look, there seems to be an increasing number of products where hemp or CBD are being debuted as the headline ingredient. In leading retail stores like Ulta, Sephora, and MAC, you will not be hard-pressed to find products containing hemp and CBD. Let’s explore why it’s becoming so popular.

What is CBD, and why is it in skincare products all of a sudden?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is found in industrial hemp and marijuana. It’s being utilized across many realms such as yoga, fitness, food, and even pet care! The main reasoning behind why it’s used in skincare is likely because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Many assume that the only way of ingesting cannabis and CBD is through smoking or eating. But did you know that our skin, the body’s largest organ, can absorb CBD too? Transdermal absorption is an excellent method of administration, especially for those that find oral ingestion to be off-putting. 

When CBD is absorbed through the skin, it can spot treat any pain and reduce swelling at the site. Skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema are often accompanied by intense symptoms that lead to chronic discomfort. CBD can target the irritation and encourage the healing process, while at the same time, alleviating the pain brought on by trouble areas. CBD works when it is used consistently, so incorporating into daily beauty and skincare routines will only help maximize its benefits. 

What about Hemp?

Aside from containing high levels of CBD, hemp itself is a wonder plant. Most hemp skincare products contain oil made from hemp seeds. The seeds are rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and vitamins A, B, D, and E. These nutrients are vital in promoting great skin health and restoration. Skincare products that contain hemp are excellent for the reduction of scarring due to acne or superficial injuries. The oil itself supports skin hydration without the risk of clogging up pores as hemp oil is non-comedogenic. These effects all help slow down the appearance of aging. 

CBD is widely known to provide internal therapeutic effects for mental symptoms, but it’s proven that it can also help deal with issues on the surface of our skin. Hemp does the same by reinforcing and strengthening it. So, it’s only natural that CBD and hemp ingredients are appearing in, and changing the beauty and skincare industry. When shopping, make sure to fully understand the difference between full and broad-spectrum products and you’ll be on the way to looking and feeling like your best self in no time! 

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