CBD Oil in Beauty Products: Everything You Need to Know
What Is CBD Oil?
The plant of cannabis carries a whole bunch of compounds. Scientifically they go by the term ‘cannabinoid’. They are believed to carry a long list of therapeutic implications that have, time and again, been mentioned in a variety of medical journals and clinical trials.
One of the most crucial cannabinoids is CBD (cannabidiol).
In simple terms - CBD oil is pulled from the cannabis plant which carries it in high concentrations.
How Does CBD Oil Work?
Before we can understand the working mechanism of CBD oil, it’s imperative to understand what cannabinoids are and how exactly they work. Let’s just say that cannabinoids are a type of chemical messengers. When they enter the body, they activate a type of cell membrane receptors that are located all through the body.
Collectedly this network of receptors is called ECS (Endocannabinoid System). This system is responsible for a variety of physiological processes such as pain-sensation, appetite, mood, memory, and sleep. The human body tends to produce natural cannabinoids too (endogenous). Those entering from outside the body are called (exogenous).
Cannabinoids extracted from hemp and cannabis plants such as CBD and THC are seen as exogenous.
Upon administration of CBD oil, cannabidiol interacts with ECS receptors which set in motion a similar type of psychological effect. As of now, scientists have only been able to identify two major types of receptors called CB1 and CB2.
CB1 is present mainly in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and brain while the CB2 is supposed to be a part of the immune system. They are found in hematopoietic cells.
CBD oil as a beauty trend is kind of a novelty. It only recently became such a sensation in the beauty industry. Before that, CBD-infused edibles were the way to manage pain and inflammatory conditions. It interacts with the CB2 receptors which are part of the immunity and directly connect with pain and inflammation.
Can it Make you High?
It’s important to mention that CBD does not carry any kind of psychoactive properties. Therefore, it’s nearly impossible to experience any kind of high or euphoria from a 100% pure CBD product.
THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for that high sensation. Since as per the FDA guidelines, no CBD product can carry more than 0.3% THC by dry weight, it’s nearly impossible to experience psychoactive effects from CBD oil (given it’s a quality product).
Industrial Hemp Farms is a pioneer in this department which grows high-quality cannabis flowers that go into the production of CBD oil beauty products.
How Does CBD Oil Benefit the Skin?
You can get CBD oil into your system via a variety of ways. You can use a tincture, you can ingest it, or even apply it directly on the skin. However, topical application is supposed to be the best way to get beauty results more quickly. Below are some potential skin benefits of CBD oil you may notice:
Moderates oil production
The sebaceous oil gland sits underneath the skin. This gland is responsible for the production of oil. However, when it is overactive, oil production is increased. CBD oil improves the functioning of this gland. It moisturizes the skin without clogging pores all the while moderating oil production.
Many users feel that it balances out the skin type by striking a balance between hydration and oil levels of the skin.
Sometimes, dry skin can also cause excessive oil production which leads to conditions like acne and excessive breakouts. Regular use of CBD oil may help with those.
One of the winning highlights of CBD is its anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that any kind of localized skin inflammation should see relief upon the application of CBD oil.
This oil is a rich source of omega-6 fatty acids that can soothe the skin all the while aiding regeneration of new skin cells. Many skin-related conditions which are a result of prolonged inflammation such as psoriasis, eczema, and irritation may see relief from it.
May Help with Atopic Dermatitis
Being rich in omega-6 and 3 fatty acids again come handy in keeping the skin healthy and moisturized. Since these fatty acids are essential for healthy skin, it’s no wonder that CBD should be able to help with atopic dermatitis. Check out this clinical mention for more information on this.
Anti-aging Properties for Younger Looking Skin
On top of nourishing, soothing, and improving hydration levels, CBD also carries with it - incredible anti-aging potential. This potential comes from the presence of linoleic and oleic acid in the oil. Since it’s harder for the body to produce these acids which link to healthier and younger-looking skin, CBD oil is a good way to fill that deficit.
Regular use of CBD oil may help an occasional user prevent signs of early aging and even wrinkles/fine lines.
How to Choose and Use the Right CBD Product for Best Results
Always start your search with plenty of research. Look into specific products and their reviews. However, the most important thing is to aim for a THC-free oil.
Since CBD is not regulated by the FDA, always look for companies that are transparent in their dealings as well as test results.
Another important factor is to have your expectations and goals right. If you are unclear on what result you want to achieve, you’ll have a harder time looking for the right type of product as well as the application method.
Also, see if the product is safe for topical applications because it’s the fastest way to target specific body parts if you seek to manage inflammatory conditions.
CBD is making waves in the beauty industry. However, since it’s relatively a thing of novelty, we advise that you talk it over with your dermatologist before using it for any kind of treatment purposes.