CBD Oils and Hemp Oils have been making waves in the Skincare and Beauty Industry. As the extract has made its place among the botanicals known, we want to discuss why such a new ingredient has been making waves among products (with a few product nods, of course!).
What Is CBD Oil?
First off, despite its connection to the cannabis plant, CBD oil is not marijuana. The extract itself does not contain the mind-altering properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, so anyone looking for a ‘special’ effect would be disappointed.
However, if you’re looking for skincare benefits, then you found a new favorite with CBD and Hemp.
CBD Oil Benefits
Reduces Acne and Oiliness
One way CBD oil benefits the skin is its ability to help reduce acne. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness.
Also, recent findings also show CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help offset other triggers of acne.
Anti-Aging and Wrinkles
What else can CBD oil do? It turns out CBD oil also has antioxidant properties! By reducing inflammation and counteracting free-radical damage, CBD anti-aging creams may help visibly diminish issues like wrinkles and skin dullness. In fact, CBD is more powerful of an antioxidant than Vitamin C, E, A or omega 3 fatty acids.
Sensitive Skin & Other Conditions
Another key benefit of CBD oil is it has been found to soothe sensitive skin, including skin disorders including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. A win-win for those who tend to ‘break out with anything’ in skincare.
CBD and Hemp Oil: What’s the Difference?
It is also important to know that CBD oil is not the same thing as Hemp oil. The two are often marketed interchangeably, but CBD oil is richly concentrated in cannabidiol, whereas hemp oil only contains trace amounts of cannabidiol, but is still rich in other nutrients and benefits.
Hemp Oil Benefits
Moderates Oil Production
Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores, even balancing out oily skin, and thus reducing the chances of acne.
Moisturizes and Soothes Inflammation
One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation, calming inflammation and irritation on the skin, including acne and some conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis while keeping the skin nourished and moisturized.
In addition to moisturizing and soothing the skin, hemp oil has anti-aging properties by helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging, so they’re important nutrients to add to your skincare regimen.