The beauty and medical industries are buzzing about CBD as an important skincare ingredient and, from wrinkle reduction to anti-inflammatory effects, the possibilities seem endless.
As a booming industry, the global CBD skincare market is predicted to grow by 25% in the next few years.
While there’s a long way to go when it comes to CBD research, the people have clearly spoken. The big question is, does CBD actually help our biggest organ, the skin?
Understanding CBD and How It Works
CBD is one of many cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or commonly known as THC, CBD doesn’t produce a ‘high.’
The use of the hemp plant goes back to ancient times, but it’s only in the 21st century where we began to understand how it works scientifically. In a nutshell, our bodies have cannabinoid receptors and an endocannabinoid system, and our CB1 and CB2 receptors are said to be stimulated by CBD, modulating some of the body’s key processes.
How to Apply Your CBD Productions for Skin
CBD skincare products are, of course, applied to the skin, but application depends on the specific product. You can check our website or the product’s label for instructions.
For example, our CBD Muscle & Skin Balm instructions suggest applying it sparingly once or twice a day using your fingertips.
In addition to CBD, many of these creams, like our CBD Muscle & Skin Balm, contain additional known healing properties like virgin olive oil and wintergreen.
While CBD products have the potential to be hugely beneficial, it’s essential to consult your doctor if you have a skin or muscle condition.
If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or simply on other medications, please check you’re your doctor before trying CBD.