Everything You Need to Know About CBD Skincare April 14, 2020 – Posted in: CBD Research

It’s 2020 and everyone has heard of CBD by now. It has seen a lot of attention scientifically, medically, and recreationally. Still, many people remain unaware of what CBD is and why it’s so beneficial to the human body. 

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a chemical compound naturally found in both marijuana and hemp plants. People often get it mixed up with another active ingredient found in those plants, THC, but they are far from similar. 

When CBD is extracted from the plant, you will receive a variety of benefits without the psychoactive side effects you would typically get from THC. Over the past few years, the CBD industry has started to make massive strides in the retail game by converting their products into skincare. 

For most people, you’ll likely find CBD extracted from the hemp plant since marijuana isn’t legal in most states. Hemp contains high amounts of CBD, making it a quality source for skincare.

Benefits of CBD Skin Care

Today, CBD skincare will include a wide range of products, including lotions, sprays, creams, and oils. When you apply it on your skin, you’ll receive the many benefits that CBD provides to the body. 

Since CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it will help free your skin of toxins, radicals, and dryness. It’s even been proven to treat acne by reducing the amount of sebum in your skin. 

Outside of that, CBD can potentially help relieve pain in applied areas, reduce anxiety and stress, alleviate cancer-related symptoms, and improve your heart health. 

Choosing the Right Product for You

You’ll likely stumble across several different kinds of CBD skincare products. They’ll come in one of three forms — full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Each will come with its own benefits, so knowing the difference can help you make a smarter choice for yourself. 

Full-spectrum CBD products will use the entire hemp plant, meaning you’ll receive the extremely small traces of THC (not enough to give you psychoactive effects), as well as a wide range of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Terpenes have been receiving a lot of attention as they help to open the pain receptors and increase the bioavailability of the cannabinoids. 

Broad-spectrum CBD will be similar, but won’t contain any of the THC. Meanwhile, CBD isolates will strictly extract the CBD from the plant. 

When looking for skincare products, especially for the face, full-spectrum hemp is typically the way to go. You’ll help limit clogged pores and sebum, while also receiving a variety of other ingredients that are good for your skin.

In addition, you’ll want to look at the other ingredients that are included in that particular product since they will vary brand to brand. Essential oils, magnesium, and Aloe Vera have shown to be excellent choices alongside CBD in skincare products.

At Function Botanicals, we’ve combined magnesium and Aloe Vera into our full-spectrum CBD topical lotion to give your skin maximum benefit. It comes with a fresh chamomile and peppermint scent to it, keeping you smelling and feeling good. Contact us today to learn more!

References

CvetkovskaLjubica, Ljubica, et al. “Is CBD Skin Care the Miracle Solution for Beautiful, Flawless Skin?” LoudCloudHealth, 9 Jan. 2020, loudcloudhealth.com/cbd-skin-care/.