The use of CBD has grown in the last several years, with products ranging from CBD-infused gummy bears to fragrances and now to CBD face creams and serums. Below we’ll discuss this new trend and lay out the facts as we know them.
In 2018, The Farm Bill made a distinction between what was considered marijuana and what would be considered hemp. The difference lies in the percentage content of THC, a psychoactive component (Cannabinoid) of the plant Cannabis Sativa, responsible for the ‘high’ sensation reported by users of the plant. If the THC content is above 0.3%, the product will be known as marijuana and thus be illegal under Federal Law, but if it is below that, it’s perfectly legal and called industrial hemp.
CBD, another component of the plant, is a non-psychoactive Cannabinoid whose effects on humans are still being examined and researched as more and more scientists are turning to this seeming wonder plant for the beneficial effects it can have on man now that studies have been normalized.
CBD on skin
Cannabinol (CBD) is one of the more abundant components of industrial hemp. It is capable of many things ranging from its antioxidant effects to its ability to relieve pain and anxiety. It is most commonly extracted and then infused in oil (coconut oil serves best) before incorporation into products to give you things like a CBD face cream.
The skin of the face is a sensitive organ and must be taken care of lest it falls into disorder, causing a lot of stress as problems with the face can affect one’s self-image. CBD is a light product whose benefits include:
- Its anti-aging effects
- Hydrates the skin
- Acts as a defensive barrier
- Reduces pimples
- Boosting elasticity
While there are no studies on the long-term effect of CBD on the skin, researchers have so far concluded that its short-term effects are solid. CBD face creams can help reduce inflammation, oily skin, and the associated acne breakouts, soothe conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
CBD face creams are also anti-fungal and antibacterial, which can curtail asking infections.
Before buying any CBD face creams, individuals should ensure they consult their doctor or dermatologist to know if it’ll be good for them.
Before using any product, one should do a spot test, i.e., applying the product to a patch on the skin and checking over 24 hours for any adverse reactions like swelling or discoloration.
Mind the negative reaction will most likely be a result of other components in the product, such as the dyes or fragrance, rather than CBD, as it is not known to have any; thus, it is essential always to know the ingredients that are used to make a CBD face cream.
Another critical thing individuals should check before buying any CBD product is the products certificate of analysis; a third party should conduct this test as they will be able to affirm if the product contains only the ingredients indicated on the pack. It can also tell the type of CBD used, be it full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or just an Isolate of CBD.