Hemp & CBD

Here’s Why CBD and Hemp Infused Skin Care Products Are Incredible For Your Skin

Skin care is an increasingly important topic in today’s digital world where influencers, celebrities, and everyday people are sharing who they are on social media.  The perfect selfie, lighting, and filters make a world of a difference to most of these pictures, but the hidden element is having incredible looking skin.  Many brands are promoting natural and organic ingredients for their efficacy and health benefits but are refraining from using cannabis and its derivatives – CBD and Hemp.  The benefits of CBD and Hemp are tremendous for your skin’s health and in this article, we’ll discover why.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties (Hemp & CBD )

Starting with CBD (Cannabidiol), the range of use for your skin is vast.  Several studies have shown that CBD is an anti-inflammatory when applied topically to your skin, which makes it an appropriate ingredient for acne-prone skin types.  Hemp oil also contains an omega-6 fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).  GLA encourages skin growth and cell generation while calming inflammation and redness on your skin, all while moisturizing and nourishing it.  As CBD and Hemp contain these anti-inflammatory properties to help with acne and other skin conditions like psoriasis, they also have antioxidant properties.  Let’s discuss this next.

Anti-Aging Capabilities (Hemp & CBD )

CBD oil contains antioxidant properties, which isn’t much of a surprise as it comes from an organic and natural product – a plant.  When applying CBD oil topically to your skin, it helps remove the visible signs of aging (wrinkles and fine lines) through extended use.  When combining CBD oil with other natural ingredients, you’re not only feeding your skin nutrients, but visibly improving it from looking dull.  Hemp is such an ingredient that helps counter free radicals, too.  Since the body doesn’t produce the linoleic or oleic acids found within it, adding hemp oil to the skin will stimulate skin regeneration, improve its elasticity, and increase collagen production. 

When both of these ingredients are added together to a skin care product, not only are you receiving natural and organic compounds, you’re also promoting positive skin health.  Not all products are created equal so it’s very important to do your own research.  For CBD products, make sure that the product lists the ingredient “cannabidiol” for accuracy and correctness; any other terms don’t fall under INCI-compliance.  To make sure you’re receiving CBD and no other cannabinoids, look for the term “CBD Isolate” which means pure CBD is packaged in the product.  If a product lists “Full Spectrum CBD,” you are receiving everything found within the hemp plant, including a small amount of THC.  While that may not bother some individuals, it can propose issues for others who may have to perform drug tests for their employer. 

Overall, the benefits of this naturally occurring ingredient are remarkable for your skin.  As studies and research persist in the skin care industry, the use of CBD and Hemp in these products will grow.  The evidence is currently in place and we value these ingredients for extended use to promote skin health.