Today chocolate, candles, honey, and yes, skincare products contain CBD. CBD is everywhere and in everything you could possibly think of. Whether it is moisturizing cream or facial serums, there are a variety of hemp-infused products to satisfy your skincare needs.
According to market analysts Grand View Research, the CBD skincare market is estimated to be valued at over $600 million and is expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2025.
If you are considering CBD for your skincare regimen, but are not sure where to start, here is a guide on all things CBD and skincare.
What is CBD?
CBD, cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. There are two primary active ingredients found in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol). Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, basically meaning it isn’t intoxicating and won’t make you “high.” Research shows CBD may be useful in reducing anxiety, inflammation, pain, insomnia, and some forms of childhood epilepsy. A long-term study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease claims CBD may help reduce cognitive decline. According to another review published in Neurotherapeutics Journal, CBD may also effectively treat substance use disorder.
Is CBD good for your skin?
CBD, known for its healing properties, offers excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which can help with inflammation, dryness, and free radical damage of the skin. CBD helps reduce the production of sebum, which could also help fight acne. Other studies suggest CBD may be effective for eczema and psoriasis. Research on CBD’s benefits is relatively limited; however, it is generally considered safe. According to some dermatologists, if you do happen to have a reaction to a CBD skincare product, it’s likely not from CBD but some other ingredient in the product.
How to pick the right product
Choosing the right CBD product can be a challenge. All cannabidiol-infused products are created using full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum CBD oil, or CBD isolate.
- Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids found in hemp, including small amounts of THC.
- Broad-spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids found in hemp except THC.
- CBD isolate is CBD in its purest state. This form is considered best for facial skin because the pureness avoids clogging pores and maintains antioxidant and skin-rejuvenating properties.
Look for product labeling that includes: CBD oil, Hemp CBD, Hemp Extract, Cannabidiol that is Broad-spectrum or CBD isolate. Hemp oil is not the same as CBD oil; Hemp oil is extracted from hemp seed, CBD is extracted predominately from the cannabis leaves and flowers.
Another factor is the amount of CBD in a product. If you are looking for anxiety relief or pain relief, the amount of CBD needs to be higher to be more effective. With skincare, lower potencies can deliver desired results.
Maybe the most crucial consideration is quality. A published study showed over 60% of online CBD products are mislabeled. Ensure products have been tested in third-party labs to confirm they contain what is listed on the label. Third-party labs provide a certificate of analysis (COA) that shows the contents and confirms the absence of contaminants and pesticides.
Our Top 4 CBD Skincare Products
If you are ready to try CBD Skincare, Magnolia Hemp Company is here to help. We stock a wide variety of quality, third-party lab-tested products to meet your skincare needs and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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