Benefits of CBD Beauty Products for Your Skin - Glow Bar London

September 27, 2022 5 min read

Benefits of CBD Beauty Products for Your Skin

There are three types of CBD: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate-based. CBD has been introduced to beauty products and has been known to bring some benefits. CBD beauty products reduce and minimize skin breakouts, hydrate the skin, and minimize various hormonal conditions.

CBD has very much risen in the market because f the benefits that they have been acclaimed to have. This has prompted different industries to start introducing CBD products in their products. The same has been done with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. They have come up with various beauty products that have the presence of CBD in them. When used, they have seen that they have benefitted the skin by not only moisturizing and nourishing the skin but also treating and reducing the various skin conditions the skin may be going through. 

What is CBD?

CBD is a natural and organic compound from the cannabis plant. It is one of the active cannabis compounds. It is known to be a psychotropic compound and hence cannot produce a high effect as it does not have the presence of the psychoactive THC factor.

Types of CBD

There are three different types of CBD. They include;

Broad-Spectrum CBD

According to Jin et al. (2020), broad-spectrum CBD has almost all the compounds found in the cannabis plant. The only compound that is missing is THC. However, there are instances when they can be found to have some traces of THC in small amounts and not enough to cause the high effect. Broad-spectrum CBD is sometimes known to be the same as full-spectrum CBD, except that it does not have the presence of the THC compound.

Isolate-Based CBD

Isolate-based CBD is the purest form of CBD. It goes through various processes to ensure that all the compounds are filtered out, and the only thing remaining is the CBD compound. It is not as active as the other types and is mostly used by those that do not want to consume the THC compound.

Full-Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD is known to be the most active type of CBD. This is because it has all the compounds in the cannabis plant, including THC. The THC is at 0.3% and thus cannot cause a high effect. However, when taken in high amounts, they can have a high effect on individuals.  

Types of CBD Beauty Products

Cosmetic and the beauty industry have taken full advantage of the benefits CBD has been acclaimed and has started selling different products on the skin. Most CBD beauty products are used topically. This means that they are applied to the skin. Some of the various forms of CBD beauty products include;

  • Creams
  • Oils
  • Salves
  • Balms

Benefits of CBD to the Skin

Reduces and Minimizes Breakouts

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that assist in reducing inflammation or the occurrence of one. Inflammation in the body is caused by harmful substances contacting the healthy cells, thus bringing about skin breakouts like swelling, soreness, and redness. It may also be associated with pain or itchiness, as the skin will be irritated. CBD beauty products also assist the skin in healing and treating skin conditions such as acne and eczema. The anti-inflammatory properties will play a major role in the skin cells known as sebocytes by minimizing oil production.

Minimize Various Hormonal Conditions

Baswan et al. (2020) stated that CBD oil could regulate hormonal imbalances in the body. This can be seen when CBD acts as an adaptogen that reduces the various effects of some compounds and other hormones released in the body, especially in stressful situations. Some of the compounds released by the body through CBD are cortisol or kinase. Cortisol is known to be one of the hormones that activate stress. 

Hydrating the Skin

Fu & Lu (2021) reported that most people who use CBD beauty products aim to treat their dry skin and make them hydrated. They are mostly used for treating the skin conditions like acne and psoriasis but also help keep the skin hydrated. Dry skin, at times, brings about some itchiness and flaky skin. This means that CBD beauty products help treat cracked, dry, and flaky skin and keep them hydrated rather than dehydrated. This leaves the skin moisturized and nourished and thus giving a glowing look.  

Treats Wrinkles and Has Anti-Aging Properties

According to the Gut (2019), CBD is known to have some antioxidant properties that assist in dealing with issues about the fine line brought about by aging and treating wrinkles. The antioxidant properties block the free radicals from moving freely into the body, capturing or making them inactive by reducing their effectiveness. At times, the skin may encounter premature aging and may bring about wrinkles on the face. CBD beauty products help reduce wrinkles and bring back the youthful look on the faces of individuals. It also assists in getting rid of the dullness that the skin has when it has fine lines and wrinkles.  

How to Use CBD Beauty Products

Most CBD beauty products are either in cream or serums. However, the different ways CBD beauty products can be used depending on the product types used. However, when using the CBD creams and serums, be sure to use the CBD serum first, then apply the creams on top of it. It is always great to start with the thinnest type of skin product and move to the thickest one. This ensures that the skin is layered well. Be sure not to self-diagnose the skin. The benefits they acclaimed may not work great for you, especially if you know that you have sensitive skin.

Conclusion

CBD beauty products have a lot of benefits to the human skin. However, do not depend on the benefits that the other person has experienced. They should have their experiences as what might work for them might not work for the ether person. Therefore, it is vital not to rely on the benefits of CBD beauty products depending on another person's experience. Get some information from the health practitioner before using CBD beauty products if you have sensitive skin. This is because they may bring about some risks to the sin rather than the benefits that have been discussed. CBD products, in general, have become a great addition to beauty products and the industry at large.

References

Baswan, S. M., Klosner, A. E., Glynn, K., Rajgopal, A., Malik, K., Yim, S., & Stern, N. (2020). Therapeutic Potential Of Cannabidiol (CBD) For Skin Health And Disorders. Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology, 13, 927.

Fu, V., & Lu, G. (2021). Skincare Decoded: The Practical Guide To Beautiful Skin. Simon And Schuster.

GUT, M. (2019). Aesthetics.

Jin, D., Dai, K., Xie, Z., & Chen, J. (2020). Secondary Metabolites Are Profiled In Cannabis Inflorescences, Leaves, Stem Barks, And Roots For Medicinal Purposes. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-14.