CBD Infused Beauty Products: Worth the Hype?
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard or seen in the news that marijuana and its active compounds, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), were legalized for medical and recreational use in over 30 US States and some parts of the world.
Manufacturers are taking advantage of the more relaxed policies and regulations on the use of cannabis to develop CBD and THC products to benefit humankind. There’s CBD oil for vapes, edibles, topical cannabidiols for joint pain and headaches, CBD snacks for pets and now, cannabidiol has made its way onto our bathroom shelves in the form of CBD-infused beauty products.
Right now, more skincare products are made with this active ingredient, promising a radiant and healthy glow. Cosmetics are also following, with lip balms containing an ample amount of CBD for smoother plump. But how exactly does CBD help in making you look great?
Effects of CBD
There are tons of reasons to use CBD products over other synthetic chemicals. For one, cannabidiol is natural and isn’t harsh on the skin, unlike some toxic synthetic chemicals being sold on the market.
Here’s a breakdown of how CBD can help your body:
All of us are conscious of our appearance, which means we’re sensitive about our skin. No matter what color, nothing beats glowing and healthy-looking skin. There are many factors that might be causing the dull appearance of your skin, plus causing an outbreak of acne. There’s your diet, exposure to dirt and extreme sunlight, hygiene, lack of sleep and hormones.
While you can always improve your diet and get more sleep to improve the appearance of your skin, you can also use enhancers in the form of CBD oil to keep it firm and glowing. CBD is a potent antioxidant found in the marijuana plant. Hence, it can limit the radicals and protect the skin from damage, all while reducing the signs of aging.
CBD can also be used to relieve itchiness usually experienced by those suffering from eczema. As you may be aware, eczema can worsen in different seasons and can be triggered by stress. Many studies have proven that taking CBD supplements and even using topicals offer relief to intolerable itching brought on by eczema. This is good news because the medication for this condition isn’t cheap and sometimes, a CBD topical can do the job just as effectively.
Cannabidiol can also be used to hydrate dry and sensitive skin. CBD can act as a moisturizer to restore the softness of the face, reduce skin inflammation and heal acne.
- Mind and Body
Do you find it difficult to sleep? Or do you constantly experience pain throughout your body? If you’re an insomniac and pharmaceuticals aren’t working anymore, you can try an alternative. Vaping CBD oil is a proven way to help you relax. Unlike taking oral supplements, vaping this compound works quicker, calming your senses and lulling you into a sound sleep.
Meanwhile, cannabidiol can also help to soothe aching muscles and joints brought on by arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. By rubbing a CBD topical and oil to the affected areas of the body, you can feel relief. CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system to produce various effects like promoting sleep, relieving pain and more.
Those who have mental conditions like anxiety and depression, know that cannabidiol can help. A study by the University of São Paulo found that CBD reduces the symptoms of anxiety. By consuming CBD-infused products and applying it directly to the skin, the senses can be calmed.
Choosing CBD-Infused Beauty Products
With tons of CBD-infused beauty products popping up left, right and center, it’s important that you take the time to check and evaluate which one gives off pleasing effects to the skin. Some may be overhyped, which means that many people are jumping on the bandwagon just to be ‘in’. To understand how exactly you can choose a great CBD beauty product, here’s a guide to help:
- Assess other active ingredients
Before infusing CBD with other products, ensure that the active ingredients work well with cannabidiol. Although there are many ingredients that can be paired with this compound, not all are suitable. For example, alcohol and CBD can sometimes cause allergic reactions to the skin. This means that some conditions may be triggered and products containing these ingredients may exacerbate the state of the skin.
Some ingredients that do work incredibly well with cannabidiol include aloe vera for skin hydration, Vitamin E for rejuvenation, cucumber for firming, and lemongrass to relieve itchiness and redness.
- Check the amount of CBD
Some manufacturers claim that a certain amount of CBD can be found in their products. However, there are manufacturers that just use this claim to get the attention of people in order to sell more products. If you’re residing in one of the states where the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes has been legalized, the THC level can be increased up to 10milligrams. As you know, THC is the compound responsible for psychoactive effects, which is what the marijuana plant is known for. Hence, it’s important that you check the legitimacy of the product before you make a purchase.
A body lotion infused with CBD and a little amount of THC can surely do its work of moisturizing the skin plus giving you quality sleep. You can also check product reviews first before checking out.
- Smell and taste of the product
As you know, CBD oil comes from the extract of the cannabis plant. Therefore, there can be a hint of earthy smell and taste. You can buy beauty products containing cannabidiol with a milder smell and taste. This way, you don’t smell weird when out in public.
What’s In Store for Cannabis in the Beauty World?
Now that more and more states are legalizing the use of cannabis, we can expect more studies and experiments to be conducted by scholars and scientists. The potential of this plant continues to soar, with more benefits waiting to be discovered. Who knows, there might be discoveries that can cure and enhance skin imperfections by simply daubing the product on the skin.