CBD is a concentrated, non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from hemp plants that delivers a wide range of benefits for many conditions and ailments. One of the most interesting and researched areas of CBD uses pertains to the health and beauty industry which has a global value estimate of $265 billion.
CBD oil is rich in nutrients and compounds that lead to healthy skin tissue, especially when applied topically. Because CBD itself is a potent antioxidant and contains vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins, it has unique protective and reparative properties. Some of the most beneficial compounds in CBD include vitamins C, E, A, D and B and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, which are all known to affect skin health in positive ways. In fact, deficiencies in these particular nutrients are known to cause skin conditions ranging from acne to aging and many in between.
Benefits of CBD Oil
The human body contains an interesting network of receptors referred to as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). These receptors are found all over the body, including the cutaneous cells, and mediate basic functions such as sleep, energy, appetite, mood regulation and immunity. Pertaining to the skin, these receptors are in charge of things like sebum secretion, skin cell function and the inflammatory response. CBD oil easily fills these receptor sites and can help to balance out issues like dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and even premature aging. CBD basically acts like an adaptogen, bringing balance to areas of dysfunction.
As with anything, inflammation is extremely harmful to delicate skin tissue. Unfortunately, many things in our environment, including the foods we eat and products we use, can lead to pro-inflammatory responses in the body. This inflammation translates into unwanted problems like discoloration, age spots and wrinkles. Amazingly, CBD oil acts as an even more potent antioxidant than vitamins C and E, making it extremely effective against free radical damage and its associated effects. Overall, the effects of CBD are far-reaching due to their soothing, calming and balancing effect on cells that leads to youthful, supple skin.
Is CBD Oil Legal for Use in Skincare?
Luckily, CBD oil is completely legal for all uses because it doesn’t contain any of the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana cannabis plants. Essentially, users won’t feel “high” in the way they would if using traditional marijuana, because the compound responsible for that feeling is only present in trace amounts in CBD oil.
CBD oil is NOT considered a drug by the FDA, however, it cannot be produced in the US and must be imported from countries able to grow hemp crops. To combat possible contaminations or oxidation, we test our CBD oil in the finest laboratories and employ third party assurances as well to ensure the best quality oil possible. We also make sure that no solvents are used to extract the oil that could later be found as toxic contaminants.