CBD beauty isn’t just a passing trend. Centuries ago, ancient cultures used cannabidiol (“CBD”) topically to enhance beauty and care for their skin. They knew the properties of CBD were beneficial to the skin and helped preserve it, restore it, and keep it looking youthful. They also knew it was an excellent way to provide hydration to their skin.
CBD has gained popularity in the past few years due to changes in laws surrounding the ways in which CBD can be extracted from cannabis plants and added to beauty products. Because laws have loosened, CBD has enjoyed what some have termed a “second coming,” popping up in everything from beauty products to ingestible dietary supplements. It seems there is a CBD product to treat virtually every ailment or concern you have.
The use of cannabidiol in beauty products is stronger and more effective than ever. Newer, better ways to extract CBD and add it to products in a purer, more natural form are available, making CBD skin care and CBD beauty products not only buzz-worthy but increasingly more mainstream in terms of standards of beauty and wellness care. If it seems like everything from lip balms to eyeshadows tout CBD as an ingredient, it’s because of this new found popularity. We’re here to help you decide the best beauty products for your face and skin. Here’s a list of our top three favorites.
Cleansers don’t enjoy nearly enough credit for the hard work they do. Not only do we depend on them to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from our skin, we need them to prepare our skin for the other products we plan to use after we cleanse. Things like serums, moisturizers, anti-age fighting elixirs-none of these products are as effective if our skin is not properly cleansed and prepared for their application.
The best way we can cleanse our skin and prepare it for other products is by using a CBD exfoliating cleanser. Why CBD? Using a CBD cleanser allows you to “oil cleanse” your skin. The scientific property of “like dissolves like” means that oil must dissolve oil. As such, CBD oil is a great way to cleanse skin that is oily in part or in whole. This doesn’t mean dry skin won’t benefit just as much; in fact dry skin will benefit from the hydrating aspect of CBD oil, which is full of nutrients that help skin regain its own natural moisture balance.
Using a CBD cleanser that also exfoliates means that you aren’t just removing dirt, oil, and makeup. You are also removing the first layer of dead skin cells that can prevent your moisturizers, serums, and creams from penetrating your skin and doing their job. When used in combination with CBD, an exfoliating cleanser really packs a one-two punch by cleansing and preparing your skin as thoroughly as possible while still remaining gentle.
Every moisturizer claims to turn your skin into the picture of health and wellness you see airbrushed in a magazine, but only some moisturizers can actually deliver on that promise. Moisturizers that contain ingredients like cannabidiol, probiotics, and plant botanicals hydrate skin naturally, without the use of synthetics that can be potentially harmful.
In particular, we love any moisturizer that contains a good, high quality, full spectrum CBD oil in combination with a probiotic. Not only can these moisturizers help your skin battle the signs of aging (like sagging, uneven skin tone, loss of hydration, fine lines, and wrinkles), it can also keep it healthy and free from other things that can plague your skin like acne or inflammation.
We wish we could convince everyone how important it is to include a serum in their beauty lineup. Serums contain highly concentrated formulas that specifically target certain skin conditions or nourish skin in a very specific way. Used consistently with your skin care routine, serums enhance the results you see from your favorite products and deliver a smoother, more uniform, and even “glowing” skin tone.
When shopping for a serum, look for formulas that are plant-based, all-natural, and contain ingredients like CBD oil, probiotics, and rose oil. These ingredients are the very best at hydrating, restoring, and calming the skin. Always apply your skin serum after you moisturize, to allow the serum to lock in the ingredients contained in the moisturizer.
We’re all looking for skin care that really wows, but without all the harsh, synthetic ingredients that make you question whether a product is actually safe for use. Sticking to beauty products that contain plant oils and extracts can ensure your skin gets the nourishment and restorative ingredients it needs to stay happy, healthy and looking youthful. CBD oil is a universally well tolerated ingredient that is powerful when added to skin care products and can help treat a myriad of skin conditions like oiliness, dryness, irritation and inflammation, and even aging skin issues.