CBD has gained a lot of attention over the years as legislation and laws have evolved in various places around the world. Previously stigmatized as a byproduct of Cannabis, CBD is being studied extensively to discover potential health benefits for a myriad of ailments. One of the newest areas of focus has been skin care and what CBD may have to offer those experiencing problems ranging from dry skin, to acne, psoriasis, irritation and more. As the CBD market is expected to grow to over $20 billion (USD) IN 2024, we’ll tell you about a few new innovative ideas in the skin care industry, specifically cosmetics, that may pique your interest for uses of CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid, or chemical compound, that can be found in the Cannabis plant. It is one of two prevalent compounds, the other being THC. CBD can be used for both recreational and medicinal purposes. It is generally extracted from the hemp plant, which is also a member of the Cannabis family, but it differs because it has little to no THC. For those who don’t know, THC is the compound that causes feelings of inebriation upon use. CBD on the other hand, doesn’t have this same neurological effect. CBD comes in many different forms such as capsules, oils, tinctures, sprays, gummies, vape juices, patches, and much more.
Does CBD Make You High?
As mentioned, CBD doesn’t have any addictive substances and it doesn’t cause you to feel “high” after you use it. It is even said to possibly offset or dampen the effects of THC if the two are used together. Able to be tolerated in very high doses, research has not shown any adverse effects to CBD such as dependency or intoxication after consumption. There are many CBD products that are also available for use for children and pets in addition to adults.
Does CBD Help With Dry Skin?
Within the beauty industry, you can now find CBD cosmetics products such as bath bombs, body butters, cologne, perfume, facial cream, lipsticks and lipglosses, and a variety of other products as well. Research has demonstrated a few potential benefits of how CBD infused beauty items can be used.
Potential Properties of CBD in skincare/cosmetics:
- Evens skin tone
- Reduces redness
- Promotes relaxation
- Soothes skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces pain and irritation
- Moisturizes and hydrates skin
It is suspected that when CBD is used transdermally, via a perfume, lotion, cream, etc, it can potentially help to alleviate pain and inflammation after it has been fully absorbed into the skin. Many dermatologists are interested in more studies being conducted to verify the claim that CBD may help with many different skin disorders and can treat mild to severe skin rashes and irritations. For example, those who suffer from dry or chapped lips may experience relief from microdoses of CBD via a lip gloss or chapstick.
Additionally, based on your product selection, you may also enjoy better sleep and relaxation after CBD use. Note, studies are not yet conclusive as to whether CBD will provide the desired results, however, we provide the current pre-analyses of various trial studies. CBD is already being deemed as a great addition to your self care/beauty regimen. The beauty industry is beginning to produce more cosmetics that cater to all different skin types and it’s showing great success with these products that come in various sizes and fragrances to suit the needs of many.