Is it really worth the HYPE? We share all the details

Aphra McCrea

Posted on November 14 2019

Is it really worth the HYPE? We share all the details

Why cannabis?

You already know that inflammation is the root cause of oh-so-many skin woes, from acne to rosacea. Because of cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, using it can reduce puffiness, swelling, and even soreness, says Jessica Assaf, The Cannabis Feminist. “It’s this all-in-one solution because of its ability to target those problems simultaneously,” she says.

“It’s this all-in-one solution because of its ability to target all of those problems simultaneously.”

Studies have shown that CBD can potentially be helpful for fighting acne, too, and may even give your skin a more youthful appearance, thanks to its inflammation-fighting prowess. And here’s yet another anecdotal way cannabis is becoming a BFF for holistic types: It can potentially help relieve pain. Capobianco says she has witnessed cannabis lotion provide super-quick relief countless times. “I could tell you a hundred different stories of people standing in front of me with tennis elbow, a shoulder injury, or some sort of pain, and they use our lotion and 10 minutes later they don’t feel it anymore.”

Science shows why this is the case: “CBD binds to a special set of receptors in the skin known as TRPV-1 receptors, where it can help feelings of heat, itch, and pain,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. “This explains why it has a soothing effect on the skin. Just as other natural oils are used in skin care, the natural fatty acids and antioxidants in hempseed oil make it a good choice for people with dry skin and eczema.”

 

HOW DOES CBD HELP SKIN?

We are still learning about the benefits of topical cannabidiol in skincare products, but leveraging the medical studies done on CBD, researchers believe that when applied to skin’s surface, it supports your body’s own natural process to give you a smoother, clearer, and a calmer complexion. More specifically, here’s what the ingredient is thought to do for your skin. CBD may….

…SLOW THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING

CBD has potent antioxidant properties (similar to tried-and-true antioxidants, vitamins C and E). Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, unstable molecules unleashed by environmental aggressors (such as UV rays and pollution) that damage the structural parts of skin and speed up the visible signs skin aging: fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. By neutralizing free radicals before they can do any damage, antioxidants help skin stay more youthful looking longer.

…SOOTHE YOUR COMPLEXION

Topical CBD is not only a gentle, non-irritating ingredient, but it’s also thought to help soothe visibly red skin and alleviates dryness and itch. The phytocannabinoid is mild enough for delicate skin.  

…BALANCE SKIN

Topical CBD is thought to help sop up excess oils. This is especially good news for those with a combination complexion (both dry and oily). You’ll get hydration where you need it most, and appear less slick in other spots such as the T-zone area. CBD’s oil-decreasing benefits may also make the ingredient beneficial for those with blemish-prone skin.

CBD IN SKINCARE PRODUCTS

CBD skin treatments are certainly trending at the moment. 

We use a CBD isolate that's cGMP, USDA Organic and ISO certified, made from biodynamically grown industrial hemp, 99%+ pure and boasts an impressive list of scientifically verified benefits. 
We’ve tested CBD Plus Cream on ourselves and on our friends, on sore spots and painful spots and tight spots and aging spots. It's smooth and creamy and soaks in easy.
We used ingredients like vitamin E and aloe, cocoa butter and green tea to make sure it was a fabulous skincare formula even without the CBD. And it is.

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