What is CBD?
There are at least 113 identified cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBD being one of the most well-known. Each cannabinoid exhibits its own varied effect, and CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is non-psychoactive, which means it will not get you “high”. Since the 2018 Farm Bill Act has been implemented, CBD obtained from the hemp plant can be sold legally across the United States* and can be found in various commodities, from paper to skincare products.
*always check current laws in your state
Why use CBD in skincare?
Although clinical trials and other scientific research is limited (due to previous laws), some of the observed benefits of using CBD in skincare are as follows:
CBD demonstrates pain relieving benefits for muscle and nerve pain
CBD has antioxidant benefits which help reduce free radical damage in the skin, helping to reduce signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, texture
Reduces oil production, aiding in the prevention and reduction of acne
Contains Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids
Moisturizes and smooths the skin
Helps prevent damage caused by UV rays
TYPES OF CBD
CBD Isolate: Purest form of CBD-Only contains the cannabinoid CBD and is THC-Free
Broad Spectrum CBD: Contains all of the compounds from the plant, including the terpenes, essential oils and cannabinoids, yet it is THC-Free.
Full Spectrum CBD: Contains all cannabinoid compounds of the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, cannabinoids, and trace amounts of THC. The FDA approved amount is less than 0.3%, which is non-psychoactive.
WHAT ARE TERPENES?