What is CBD?
CBD, derived from the cannabis plant possesses no psychoactive properties and has been shown to improve symptoms of several conditions. It is often used as a supplement to address inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, due to its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
What does CBD do in cosmetics?
CBD applied topically, is known to provide soothing and antioxidant properties that make it an appealing option for cosmetics. CBD is particularly popular in makeup products such as foundations or concealers, where its ability to soothe sensitive skin throughout the day is valued.
What does CBD do for the skin?
In skin care products, CBD can work to smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin texture concerns. Its soothing properties also make it useful in addressing redness and skin sensitivity. As it is a strong antioxidant, it may also be useful in protecting the skin barrier against harmful free radicals and environmental pollution.
CBD for skin inflammation
CBD may be particularly useful in soothing flare-ups from acne, eczema, and other skin concerns related to inflammation. The body has several studied CBD receptors, so when CBD products are applied topically, we can absorb their anti-inflammatory effects.
Helps relieve skin diseases
It is thought that CBD may act on the body’s interleukins, which are part of the immune system response that causes inflammatory effects at the onset of infections or irritation. By suppressing this response, CBD may work to soothe certain skin diseases and provide a smoother, less irritated complexion.
FAQ about CBD Skincare and Cosmetic Products
Is CBD legal in cosmetics?
CBD is legal for use in cosmetics and skincare, as it does not contain the psychoactive components of cannabis (called THC) that is more strictly regulated in the US.
Is CBD cream good for the face?
Skincare products with CBD may be a good choice for people with concerns about signs of skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for anyone with very sensitive skin who may benefit from the ingredient’s soothing effects.
Does CBD cream help itchy skin?
Lotions and topical serums containing CBD may help to reduce the severity of itchy skin by soothing local inflammation and providing a moisture boost.
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