Our skin does a great job for us. As the largest organ in our body, the skin is a living, breathing organism that does a wonderful job of protecting us from infections and foreign organisms. So it is logical that we take care of it in the best possible way. Just like we change our diet and eat the right foods to keep our digestive systems in good condition, there are many things we can do to keep our skin looking and feeling revitalized. The list is almost endless: from moisturizing lotions, creams and products, to toners and cleansers.
Beauty companies have started incorporating CBD into all kinds of cosmetics, including body lotions, shampoos, face creams, and even bath bombs. But how can you include CBD in your skincare routine? With CBD rapidly becoming a hot ingredient in the beauty industry, there has never been a better time to introduce this cannabinoid into your skincare routine. But how can you do it?
CBD for skin care
As most people know, CBD can have many effects on our bodies. One of the most popular uses is its potential stress-relieving and calming effects. Most consumers take a capsule or a few drops of the oil as part of their daily routine. But how does this cannabinoid fit into your skin care routine and what are its benefits? It’s no coincidence that beauty companies are increasingly using CBD as an ingredient for their topical creams and lotions.
When consuming CBD, the cannabinoid interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), improving the binding efficiency of receptors and encouraging the production of beneficial enzymes. The function of CBD is to help the ECS to maintain balance. Fortunately, the same process applies to our skin. But instead of entering the bloodstream, CBD shows possible efficacy at the cellular level, providing a localized effect.
Although research on the effect of CBD to improve skin care is still in its infancy, preliminary studies are promising and show possible links between the two. A 2007 study by the University of Nottingham School of Biomedical Sciences aimed to understand the role of CB2 receptors in keratinocyte proliferation.. Keratinocytes make up over 90% of the cells in the outer layer of our skin and are responsible for keeping fungi, viruses and radiation at bay. However, the problem is that the excessive production of keratinocytes can lead to bothersome skin conditions, such as psoriasis.
The results showed that although CB receptors did not play an important role in keratinocyte proliferation, cannabinoids did.
For more information on how CBD interacts with the skin, you can consult our article “How does CBD affect the skin?”.
Why is CBD for skin care so popular?
It is no coincidence that CBD has risen to fame. It is true that many other ingredients have been used in the skincare industry and have been touted for their abilities, heralded as a “near miracle cure.” However, in the case of CBD, the approach and application have led to for a while. For a long time, cannabis plants and their compounds have been associated with one thing: getting high. But this plant has much more to offer. As research has shown, the potential links between CBD and its calming and antioxidant properties make this compound very suitable for skin care.The ongoing research on CBD topical creams and skin conditions offers an interesting perspective.
But the average consumer is not the only one who can take advantage of the potential benefits of CBD. There are also many celebrity users who have started using CBD as part of their skincare routine. Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Aniston, and Kristen Bell have been outspoken about the potential effects of CBD on their skin. These testimonials alone have been enough to increase the popularity and awareness of CBD usage. For many consumers, the fact that their favorite celebrity endorses a product is more than enough for them to look into it on their own. Add to this the promising and ongoing research, and it is no surprise that CBD is having such success.
What can CBD bring to the skincare industry?
Obviously, celebrity testimonials (as interesting as they are) will only go so far. Consumers will have to see the results for themselves to know if CBD has been effective for them. Although this is a general statement, each CBD user will have their own perception and experience when using this cannabinoid. Some will feel the potential effect immediately, while others may not notice any noticeable difference. However, a 2018 report titled “Cannabinoids in Dermatology” suggests that the reach of CBD health and beauty products could extend to dozens of skin conditions..
Extensive and ongoing scientific research has led to the inclusion of CBD and other cannabinoids in body lotions, hand washes, moisturizers, and a whole host of beauty products. For beauty companies, their interest lies in the possible synergistic effects. Most of the ingredients used in standard skin care products are already focused on calming, improving and preserving; therefore it is expected that the addition of CBD will not only act independently, but will work together with these other ingredients to provide an effect greater than the sum of its parts.
CBD and skin care products
When choosing a skincare product that’s right for you, it’s important to remember that the beauty industry is largely run by marketing. While it is true that there is a great deal of research showing the potential beneficial properties of CBD for skin health, it should also be noted that not all CBD products are created equal. The products you find in the pharmaceutical section of your neighborhood store may not offer the highest quality CBD. At Cibdol, we always recommend choosing CBD products from reputable companies, rather than products from a company that has recently jumped on the CBD bandwagon.
In this sense, it really pays to educate yourself well: before buying a product, research how CBD is extracted and processed. You’ll want to choose products that use clean extraction methods (like CO₂). Products made from organic hemp will almost certainly ensure that you receive the least adulterated product possible. If you already have a preferred skincare product, look for a CBD cream that has similar ingredients.
Topical creams are very easy to include in your skincare routine, since you can apply them directly to the body for a localized effect. This could be considered a “selective” way of using CBD, helping the skin directly in the area where the product is applied.
Those seeking other methods of consuming CBD may choose to ingest oils and capsules that allow the cannabinoid to be absorbed into the body through the blood. This method is often preferred by those who take supplements or multivitamins as part of their daily routine; and can almost be considered a long-term way of taking CBD to improve the skin and the systems that support it, as its effect reaches a greater extent within the body on a more consistent basis. But this might not be as effective if you want to target a specific area of the body or use other ingredients often included in skin creams.
If you’re serious about your CBD intake, combining both methods in a balanced way could be an excellent regimen that not only takes care of your skin, but goes beyond.
CBD Topical Products
The category of topical products is very broad and includes creams, salves, lotions, oils, and ointments. When CBD is applied locally, it is absorbed through the skin, allowing it to interact with the ECS in the area where the product is applied. By acting in this way, CBD topical products have the potential to revitalize and reduce dry or sensitive skin. Research has also shown the possible link between CBD creams and how they might help those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne..
Why should you choose CBD liposomal creams?
Widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, and increasingly in supplement formulations, liposomes change the way ingredients are transported within the body. In liposome-free formulations, the active ingredients have difficulty penetrating deep into the skin, and often do not reach cells or blood vessels in their complete form. In contrast, liposomal supplements preserve the ingredients, keeping them intact and allowing them to move through the skin more easily, until they are ready to be used. The result is a cream whose active ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin and which allows a slower metabolism; And, thanks to its all-natural delivery method, you need fewer applications of the product to get the best out of liposomal creams. Cibdol offers some liposome products, such as Zemadol and Soridol. Both creams are designed to offer potential relief to those suffering from skin conditions. Obviously, for those without skin problems, liposomal creams may be overkill, as general skin care and enhancement does not necessarily require them.
How to choose the best CBD products to include in your skincare routine
When choosing a CBD skin product there are several aspects to consider, many of which reflect lifestyle and personal circumstances. Those looking for help with skin conditions may want to look for a CBD product that can potentially help in that area, offering relief. But for those looking for an everyday skin care product, they might opt for a CBD hand cream that gives them access to the potential benefits.
Really, the choice is up to the consumer. For a long-term solution, you can also take oils and capsules, in addition to topical and liposomal creams. At Cibdol, we strive to meet all of our clients’ needs and requirements. Our expertly extracted CBD has been incorporated into a wide variety of creams and other products. All of them provide the highest quality CBD possible, without any unwanted chemicals or additional ingredients. Take a look at our entire selection to find a product that meets your needs.
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