CBD, cannabidiol, is the secret ingredient in many potent skincare products. It contains several compounds that can keep your skin clear, youthful, and soft. However, not every serum, balm, or lotion that claims to contain CBD actually does.
CBD skincare products can be used daily without any adverse side effects. To help you make the most of CBD oil in your skincare routine, here is everything you need to know about the beauty benefits of CBD and how to find the best product for you.
CBD contains omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and E, and other nutrients that stimulate skin growth. These ingredients also soothe pain, redness, and swelling caused by inflammatory acne, meaning CBD not only treats acne but also helps your skin recover from acne scarring.
CBD prevents acne by moisturizing your skin and reducing sebum without clogging your pores. All of these benefits make CBD an excellent solution for keeping your skin nourished and blemish-free.
Rosacea looks like acne but is slightly different. It is a skin condition that causes redness, small pus-filled bumps, and visible blood vessels to appear on the face. The symptoms come and go and become more evident during periods of stress.
Oily foods, alcohol, cigarettes, and many other things we inhale and consume every day contain free radicals that damage our cells, leading to poor skin and health. CBD neutralizes free radical damage to our skin and strengthens our cells to prevent further damage.
Eczema can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing skin condition. Its symptoms include cracked and red patches of skin that can become itchy and inflamed. Over 30% of Americans have eczema, but only a fraction of them know they can treat it with CBD.
Rubbing CBD oil on eczema will reduce the dryness, lessening the cracking, itching, and inflammation and providing the desired relief. Plus, unlike most eczema treatments, CBD oil is natural and has no side effects. CBD oil does not necessary target eczema itself; rather, it is targeting the hormones in the skin that are causing the flare-up.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune illness that causes skin cells to grow and die rapidly. Because new skin keeps growing, patients will have patches of abnormal skin with some overlapping that resembles scales. It is a painful condition, and living with it can be emotionally challenging.
While CBD can’t cure psoriasis, its anti-inflammatory effects can reduce the pain and inflammation of the condition. Some studies also indicate that CBD may slow down psoriasis’ rapid skin cell generation by influencing the endocannabinoid system.
CBD can keep your skin wrinkle-free, firm, and supple. It moisturizes your skin and contains linoleic acid and oleic acids, which your body doesn’t naturally produce but are good for the skin. CBD also helps by stimulating the release of essential fats that keep your skin soft.
It has moisturizing properties that can combat dehydration and dryness – especially beneficial if you live in a climate with low humidity levels such as a dessert or high-altitude locations.
CBD oil can prevent dry skin and hair. The omega fatty acids in CBD make it an effective conditioner for stimulating hair growth and making your hair healthier and shinier.
Stress can lead to an acne breakout and other unwanted skin conditions. CBD can help you relax by targeting the CB2 receptors in your skin, responsible for muscle control, inflammation, and more. Ingesting CBD can also reduce stress by putting you in a more relaxed state, allowing you to sleep better.
The less stressed you are, the less cortisol your body will produce – good for your skin and overall health.
Your skin will benefit from CBD whether you swallow it or use it topically. Consuming CBD or using it as a tincture can minimize anxiety, pain, and sleeping disorders by binding with the CB1 receptors in your brain.
While in your blood, CBD will also bind with CB2 receptors all over your body to treat inflammation and itchiness. The combined effect will reduce your stress levels and improve your skin from the inside.
If you rub CBD oil on your skin, it will have a minimal effect on CB1 receptors because not enough of it will enter your bloodstream. It will affect the CB2 receptors on the treated portion of skin, leading to reduced sebum production, dryness, inflammation, and more. It can also act as an antioxidant that rejuvenates your skin.
SUPA Naturals has CBD cooling gels, massage oils, and body butter for topical use. Some manufacturers also sell makeup products that contain CBD. For the best results, when using CBD for skincare, use it topically and orally.
If you don’t think you will like the taste of CBD oil, you can try our delicious-tasting CBD edibles. We also have tinctures and water-soluble CBDs that are very potent.
Not every skincare product that comes from the cannabis plant contains CBD. For example, a product won’t contain CBD if the label specifies hemp oil as an ingredient.
CBD comes from the leaves and flowers of hemp plants, while hemp oil comes from hemp plant seeds containing zero CBD. While hemp oil has its benefits, it doesn’t offer the same effects as CBD oil. To get all the benefits of using CBD for skincare, buy full-spectrum CBD.
We make full-spectrum CBD by processing the whole hemp plant – roots, leaves, stems, and all – guaranteeing the finished product contains every beneficial compound the hemp plant offers. It also ensures that you benefit from the entourage effect, which is when all of the hemp compounds heighten the potency of one another.
Using genuine CBD oil, like that from SUPA Naturals, won’t get you high because we extract our oil from the hemp plant, not the marijuana plant.
Marijuana and hemp are both cannabis plants. Marijuana contains high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC (around 40%), which is the active compound that causes psychoactive effects (getting high). Symptoms of exposure to THC include an inability to focus, loss of sense of time, and confused emotions and movement patterns.
Hemp plants also contain THC, but less than 0.3%, which is not enough to trigger psychoactive effects. If you use a hemp product and take a drug test, chances are it won’t pick up any THC.
At SUPA Naturals, we understand that our customers trust us to deliver the best and safest products. We perform rigorous quality testing on every CBD product before it becomes available to the consumer. When you want CBD skincare products that are THC-free, organic, and effective, we are the ones to contact.
A lack of government regulation and FDA oversight has led to an unreliable CBD market. What’s on the label isn’t always what is in the bottle. For example, there are instances of people ingesting CBD only to end up experiencing psychoactive effects, which should not happen when using authentic CBD.
Avoid unknown brands with misleading marketing by doing the following before buying a CBD skincare product.
During your research, verify the company’s credibility and how they source its hemp. Choose a brand that uses hemp grown organically in the US. If the hemp is organic, it is less likely to contain harmful chemicals.
One of the easiest ways to determine a company’s credibility is by checking its customer reviews. Ignore the company’s positive reviews on its site and browse independent review sites to see what the consumers there have to say. In an ideal scenario, the brand should have far more positive than negative reviews.
Even if the negative reviews are few, pay attention to them to determine if the company’s shortcomings are a deal-breaker for you.
The ingredient list on a CBD product’s label will allow you to see what’s in the product, but buyer beware: some companies provide false information. A company may process hemp seeds for oil and claim it contains CBD, which is impossible because there’s no CBD in hemp seeds.
Another example is extracting oil from the marijuana plant and selling it as CBD. If the oil is not heavily processed, it will contain above 0.3% THC, which can lead to psychoactive effects you don’t want.
Aside from the ingredient list, check the categorization of the CBD product. It should fall under one of these categories:
The CBD compound is potent, but it does its best work when supported by CBG, CBN, CBC, and other cannabinoids. For this reason, you are better off buying full-spectrum CBD for your beauty regimen. Because it is not as refined as broad-spectrum CBD, It will also contain higher levels of vitamins, omega fatty acids, terpenes, and more that will benefit your skin.
If you need more information about picking the right CBD product for you, check out our guide.
In most US states, using CBD oil for skincare is legal as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. In California, you can use any cannabis-derived product, regardless of its THC content.
States like Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota have stricter laws that ban all cannabis or cannabis-derived products. Make sure you verify the hemp laws of your state before ordering for hemp-derived beauty products.
If you are traveling between states or abroad, make sure the location you are visiting has friendly cannabis laws. Otherwise, you risk facing legal repercussions, including jail time.
Using CBD on your skin is generally safe, and you don’t have to worry about overdosing. Even if the product contains a higher THC percentage, psychoactive effects are not a concern since rubbing topical CBD won’t deliver much of the THC into your bloodstream.
However, some people react negatively to certain cannabinoids and additives in CBD products. Play it safe by first testing a CBD beauty product on a small portion of your skin. If there are no allergic reactions or other adverse effects, you should have no problems using the product on the rest of your body.
If using a CBD cream to treat eczema, make sure it contains no alcohol as that could exacerbate the condition. For those who are pregnant or using other medications, speak with your doctor before trying CBD for skincare.
Over a hundred cannabinoids are in a cannabis plant, and each has something useful to offer to make your skin and overall health better. CBD is the most popular compound currently, but the benefits of CBC (Cannabichromene), CBN (Cannabinol), and other cannabinoids will become more well-known. Research into CBC’s effectiveness for combatting acne and inflammation is already promising.
We recommend using SUPA Naturals full-spectrum CBD products for your skincare. You will get the wonderful effects of all the compounds in a whole hemp plant and experience the entourage effect to strengthen each compound’s potency.