Ever wondered what the benefits of CBD skincare are? Read on to find out!
By Chere Di Boscio
Skincare trends come and go. For awhile, it was marine ingredients, popularised by Creme de la Mer. Then charcoal skincare became a thing: it was especially popular with acne sufferers. Now CBD skincare is in. But is it just a passing trend, or is there something to this?
It would seem the answer to this question is yes. This ingredient is highly coveted by serious skincare brands because it does bring benefits to their clients.
To learn more about the benefits of CBD skincare, we asked an expert at PerriconeMD.
The Benefits of CBD Skincare
First of all, what exactly is CBD oil?
CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Another notable cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound responsible for the “high” that people may associate with cannabis. CBD alone will not cause a person to feel high.
Different varieties of cannabis plants contain different levels of cannabinoids. Typically, hemp plants contain far more CBD and almost no THC, which is why most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp.
There are different components to this oil. For example, one of the key ingredients in our CBD range is Cannabidiol. In the Perricone Education Manual it says the following: ‘A naturally derived ingredient from the hemp plant to help soothe, calm and moisturise by helping support your skin’s natural endocannabinoid system. CBD revitalises the look and feel of stressed and problematic skin for a healthy, youthful-looking appearance’.
We also use Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. This is defined as a ‘Skin Softener – Expressed from hemp seed, this omega-rich extract helps hydrate and soften skin texture by deeply nourishing skin’s barrier to help protect against environmental damage. It has a comedogenic rating of zero, so it doesn’t clog pores‘
How can CBD oils benefit different skin issues?
Research suggests that CBD oil may be beneficial for a number of different skin conditions. These may include the following:
For those who suffer from acne, the benefits of CBD skincare are many. It contains various compounds with oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. All of these qualities may help improve spots.
For example, a 2014 study researched the effects of CBD oil on human sebocytes. These are the cells that create sebum, the a waxy, oily substance on our skin. While sebum has protective qualities, too much can result in acne. The researchers found that CBD can prevent sebocytes from creating too much sebum, thus preventing acne.
Another study even suggests that CBD may also be beneficial for treating the appearance of acne scars.
It’s not just acne that CBD oils can treat. If you have dry or itchy skin, products with CBD oil can be beneficial, according to this study. That’s because of the anti-inflammatory qualities of CBD oil. These qualities can also help those with eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Anti-ageing and wrinkles
A 2017 study highlights another of the benefits of CBD skincare: its antioxidant properties. Oxidative stress can contribute toward the aging process. Therefore, the antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of CBD may help prevent the appearance of aging in the skin.
Is the use of CBD oil in cosmetics legal everywhere?
Full transparency: CBD is not legal in all countries. However, it is legal in many nations, such as Canada, the USA and UK. That’s where we sell our products.
What’s the difference between regular CBD oil for the skin and hypoallergenic?
Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin is free of the 26 known allergens as well as fragrance, gluten, sulfates, silicones, parabens, formaldehyde butylene – and propylene-glycol, PEG, phthalates, BHA and BHT.
What are the most important CBD skincare products to use?
To gain all the potential benefits of CBD skincare, Cleanser, Moisturiser and Eye Cream are the key products (in that order). But for a more comprehensive routine, I’d recommend the following.
This gentle, low-foaming cleanser to soothe, nourish and remove impurities. It’s best for sensitive skin. Formulated with 99% pure Cannabidiol (CBD), this gentle, low-foaming cleanser is designed to remove dirt and oil without stripping skin of essential moisture. It leaves sensitive skin looking and feeling thoroughly cleansed and moisturised without drying or irritating. This cleanser is amazing! It really helps to remove dirt and reduce redness.
This is a gentle, soothing elixir with 99% pure cannabidiol for moisture and smooth, glowing skin. It’s designed to visibly hydrate, smooth texture and even skin tone for supple and radiant skin. It rebalances skin to its ideal pH level, leaving it feeling soft and smooth, looking healthy and refreshed. My skin tone definitely was more even after use.
This soothing, nourishing moisturiser is made with 99% pure cannabidiol. It’s perfect for dry, sensitive skin. This lightweight, nourishing cream absorbs quickly to moisturise and soothe even the most sensitive skins.
This ultra-gentle cream brings the benefits of CBD skincare to the skin around the eyes. It instantly provides essential hydration to this delicate skin. Using this eye cream instantly improved the dryness around my eyes. Over time, I saw an improvement to the firmness and tightness around my eyes. Yes, really!
The final and most important step! This lightweight veil delivers powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection whilst leaving the skin feeling calmed and soothed. This SPF leaves a non greasy finish on my skin. It doesn’t cause breakouts like I found other SPF products do. It’s so lightweight and definitely works well under makeup!