Beauty and health are interrelated, as the only healthy body looks beautiful. We know many benefits of CBD. In recent years science has shown CBD as an excellent health supplement.
But CBD is also an active beauty ingredient that may help its consumers overcome various unwanted conditions.
CBD in beauty products
Today CBD is widely used in the beauty industry, and it has become an essential component in many body and face care products like soap, creams, serums, masks, lotions, bath bombs, balm, body, and butter. Also, CBD is the trendiest ingredient in lip gloss, liquid foundation, mascara, and brow gel. And, of course, you can find many hemp-derived hair products like shampoo, conditioner, or hair mask.
Today many women prefer to use CBD beauty products instead of traditional ones. But before they refuse from their favorite makeup or skincare cream, all ladies want to know how CBD works for beauty.
How CBD works
Our body actually makes our own cannabis-type chemical anandamide or so-called bliss-molecule. If you increase anandamide in your body and brain, it may improve the feeling of wellbeing1. When CBD containing products are applied to the skin, bliss molecule accumulates in the upper layer of skin, and that may explain the usefulness of CBD in beauty products.
CBD beauty benefits
New research and studies are starting to open up a wide variety of potential skin beneficial properties of CBD and things to follow as the industry grows:
- Acne prone skin. Some studies show that when CBD applied to the skin, it may have benefits in the condition. The studies found that CBD inhibits the production of oil in the skin as it calms the sebaceous glands2. It helps to clean the skin pores and may reduce the prevalence of acne.
- Skin nourishing. CBD has antioxidant effects and helps your skin look youthful and radiant. Also, CBD-rich skin products protect the skin from pollutants, UV rays, smoke, and damaging free radicals3 that cause wrinkles.
- Skin problems. CBD oil is added to many skincare products that are used to reduce more difficult skin problems like moles, warts, eczema, HPV outbreaks, and psoriasis3. These products cannot be used as a cure, but many patients find some improvements after using CBD. Also, there are some findings that CBD may have a role in reducing the risk of skin cancer when used along with other precautions4.
- Hair health. CBD beauty products help maintain normal hair growth. Due to fatty acids in its composition, CBD may be effective in fighting with pigment cells and hair follicle destruction.
- CBD makeup possesses hem-derived moisturizing and calming capabilities. Due to natural emollients, CBD as a foundation ingredient helps hydrate and smooth the skin.
Tips for using CBD beauty products properly
Whenever you have decided to buy CBD beauty products, It is always very important to do proper research of the brand, ingredients and CBD used in the product. Use this checklist as a guide:
- Check the lab report and learn about the CBD quality and concentration, as well as the presence of additional cannabinoids and substances. Make sure that the results have been approved. Also, find out that all company data is clearly visible.
- Check if the amount of CBD on the label is the amount of the whole container or in a specified dose. When applied, the amount is much smaller. If you use CBD products in a relatively large quantity (like body cream, soap, or lotion), think about how many times a day you can apply it.
- See what other ingredients are listed.
- Lastly, make sure you buy from a reputable company.
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- Oláh A, Tóth BI, Borbíró I, et al. Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and antiinflammatory effects on human sebocytes. J Clin Invest. 2014;124(9):3713-3724. doi:10.1172/JCI64628
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