CBD infused products has been taking over the world of skincare and beauty everywhere. From Cleansers, serums, sunscreen etc. slew of CBD based products has been popping up in beauty stores. If you are unsure where to begin, here is a primer for CBD skin care products.
Not all skin care products that claims to contain CBD actually contain CBD. A lot of times they contain Hemp Seed oil, an ingredient that has been used in skin care products since a long time. Hemp seed oil is made by cold pressing hemp seeds and does not contain cannabinoids because they are absent in the seeds. CBD is made from the flowers of the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil is not an active ingredient and does not have the anti-inflammatory property of CBD. Hemp seed oil is nothing but a good moisturizer. CBD oil is lighter whereas hemp seed oil is greasier.
CBD is an extremely good antioxidant and highly anti-inflammatory. It is known to reduce the lipid product in sebaceous glands and hence it is useful in treating acne. It is known to help manage the skin flare-ups in psoriasis patients. CBD as an active ingredient to soothe irritation, reduce skin inflammation and fight ace is very promising.
Manufactures do not always mention CBD as ingredient in their products. They may use the other synonyms for CBD. When buying a product look for these synonyms in the ingredient list CBD, phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil, hemp oil extract, hemp CBD, and full spectrum hemp extract.
Good CBD Skincare Creams are prepared using full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum CBD oil or CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoid from hemp along with THC. Broad spectrum CBD oil is Full spectrum CBD without THC. CBD isolate is 99% CBD and it is very potent. It does not contain any other cannabinoids from hemp plant. Best Topical CBD oil products for facial skin are prepared from this form of CBD oil as it is a potent antioxidant and doesn’t clog pores. When you are purchasing oils or lotions for pain relief the percentage of CBD must be higher.
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