CBD for Skincare is at the perfect intersection of people’s preoccupations; general feeling of anxiety, wellness and natural beauty. It has been a while since a single ingredient caused such industry ripples. The popularity of the ingredient has reached an all-time high in the wellness and beauty scene.
There are numerous claims regarding CBD’s impact on the skin but it’s important to understand how the ingredient can give such desired effects. The skin has the highest concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the body. It turns out the hemp plant compound has the same receptors as our skin. When the compound is used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes tied to the skin, it stimulates the skin’s receptors to better regulate lipid production, pain, and inflammation.
The cannabis compound offers a 3-pronged skincare approach- it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-aging. CBD Skincare supports the body’s natural process to give a calmer, clearer and smoother complexion.
So, how exactly can a hemp plant compound affect the appearance of the skin?
- Slows visible signs of aging- External aggressors such as pollution and UV Rays damage the skin, consequently speeding up signs of aging such as dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. CBD contains antioxidant properties that protect the skin from external aggressors by counteracting free radicals before they cause damage to the skin.
- Soothes complexion– CBD is a non-irritating and gentle ingredient. It soothes red skin by alleviating itch and dryness. What’s clear from studies is CBD is an anti-inflammatory ingredient. How does this translate to skincare? It calms the skin which is acne-prone (due to its soothing properties) thus reducing redness and breakouts. Surprisingly, the ingredient has the potential to reduce excess oil (sebum) production as well as offset other acne triggers.
- Balances the skin– CBD sops up excess oil- good news for people with both oily and dry skin. They get hydration when they need it most as well as appear less slick on the T-zone area. Moreover, its oil-decreasing benefits may come in handy for individuals with blemish-prone skin. Even though someone may not think their skin as “sensitive” per se, all types of skin are affected by stressors in the environment. Therefore, CBD helps to keep the skin in check.
CBD for Skincare is trending at the moment. As the stigma surrounding the hemp plant diminishes and additional research supports its benefits, the race is on beauty companies to harness the power of CBD on skincare products.