Cannabidiol, which is more commonly known as CBD, has gained immense popularity in the past few years. At first, it was mostly popular in oral solutions, but now CBD is getting attention from wellness interested individuals looking for CBD skincare products.
Not only consumers but also many scientists and researchers have shown interest in the cannabinoid. Recently, many studies examining the effects and properties of CBD have been conducted, and, with the findings of these studies, the interest in CBD rose even further, leading to more products entering the market.
So, which CBD skincare products are there and how can CBD help you? Let’s dive right in and examine how CBD and skincare go together, and which products are available.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is one of at least 120 cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant. Each of these cannabinoids has unique properties, bringing about different effects.
Cannabinoids can interact with each other and with the other components of the cannabis plant, such as terpenes. Terpenes are flavourful compounds which are just as plentiful as cannabinoids and also have unique properties. The interaction of cannabis compounds, which is called the entourage effect, elevates full-spectrum CBD products (compared to CBD isolate).
Until recently, the most popular cannabinoid was tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for the ‘high’ that marijuana is known for, with CBG and CBN also being relatively well-known and studied. However, recently CBD has been contesting THC’s popularity.
Among other things, CBD has shown a lot of promise as a treatment for all kinds of disorders and illnesses, including chronic pain, inflammation, PTSD, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
Why is skincare important?
Your skin is the largest organ that you have, and it is also constantly in touch with your environment. This means that your skin is constantly exposed to the elements as well as UV rays, which can cause skin cancer, and it is also prone to getting inflicted with small wounds, such as cuts or scrapes.
The skin also plays a major part in regulating your body temperature by allowing sweat to come through it, which is one of the prime factors for human endurance. However, with it being selectively permeable, your skin also offers potential entry points for all kinds of bacteria and dirt which can lead to infection.
Because your skin is what separates your vital organs from the outside world, it should be cared for. This is where CBD skincare products come into play.
While there are already millions of skincare products on the market, the CBD skincare market is a relatively new one, and it is showing a lot of promise.
How does your skin benefit from CBD?
CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, inhibits glutamate neurotoxicity and displays antioxidant activity that is greater than that of vitamin C or vitamin E. This means that it helps with a range of issues, including sensitive skin, acne and wrinkles.
Because CBD counteracts free-radical damage, it may be able to help diminish issues like wrinkles and skin dullness, in turn providing anti-ageing effects.
Further, a study from 2014 showed that CBD actually prevents human sebocytes from creating too much sebum, which is the oily stuff that comes out of our faces, which indicates that CBD can be used for acne treatment. CBD has also been shown to have positive effects on the appearance of acne scars.
Another study, which was published in 2016, showed that the cannabis plant has antibacterial properties, implying that CBD has the potential to revolutionise the skincare industry.
So, what does this actually mean? How do CBD skincare products take effect? Well, this depends on a few factors, such as the CBD concentration as well as whether it is full-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate.
Topical CBD applications are perfectly fit to fight skin infections and can help against muscle soreness and improve muscle recovery. They can also soothe the skin and help against blemishes, redness and skin sensitivity.
Which CBD skincare products are there?
The list of CBD skincare products is basically endless, and new products are constantly entering the market. However, CBD skincare products can be divided into four main categories:
CBD body butter makes your skin silky and smooth. Reakiro Goddess Sativa Vanilla Milk Cream has been replenished with 450 mg of CBD, along with shea butter and apricot seed oil, which help against dry and depleted skin. It absorbs very quickly and hydrates very well, so it gives you a beautifully smooth and healthy-looking skin.
For dry skin, look to Goddess Sativa Body Butter for Dry Skin Pomegranate. This fruity moisturiser has antioxidant properties with 450mg of CBD, and it not only hydrates the skin but it also feels like silk against it. Additionally, the Goddess Sativa Pomegranate Body Butter is enriched with Vitamin E, a staple for skincare thanks to its anti-ageing effects.
The skin on your face is especially sensitive, so you should take good care of it. Reakiro’s Goddess Sativa Moisturising Day Face Cream will leave your face feeling refreshed and revitalised, without it being oily. It is enriched with 500 mg of CBD and complimenting ingredients such as vitamin E, Aquaxyl, squalane oil, rosemary extract and natural apricot seed oil.
The potent mix of vitamins and antioxidants care for the skin without causing irritation. The cream fights skin-damaging free radicals, prevents skin ageing and hydrates your skin.
In combination with the Goddess Sativa Nourishing Night Face Cream, which you should apply every night before going to bed to lock in moisture and tone your skin, your face will be perfectly cared for. If you apply the Goddess Sativa Nourishing Night Face Cream before going to bed, you will wake up looking and feeling refreshed and radiant.
It is also enriched with 500 mg of CBD and complimenting ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, rosemary extract, vitamin E, squalane oil and Aquaxyl. This cream is designed to repair the skin barrier and to keep the skin smooth and elastic, this will make your face look younger.
CBD massage oil regenerates skin, relaxes sore muscles and promotes blood circulation. A massage oil is not just a product, it’s an experience. You want to feel relieved and relaxed following a massage, and that’s what the creators of Goddess Sativa have set out to do with their product.
The Muscle Relief oil is enriched with 500 mg of CBD, essential oils and gentle mandarin as well as ginger fragrances. It is slightly oily, allowing hands to easily glide over the skin, whilst the oil is absorbed at a balanced rate, so you don’t have to reapply it all the time.
CBD massage oil not only provides wellness, pleasure and relaxation, it also, additionally, enhances the appearance of your skin.
Cooling Muscle Relief Gel combines active ingredients such as 500mg of CBD and menthol as well as essential oils to increase blood circulation to the area of application. Arnica is used in this product to aid the healing process for bruises, sprains and muscle soreness.
Goddess Sativa Muscle Relief Gel also has a warming version. Thanks to the inclusion of vanillyl butyl ether (VBE) this product creates a warming and healing sensation when applied to the skin. This gel will help you relax and recover after an intense workout.
Which CBD skincare product should you get?
Because there are so many different CBD skincare products which can all be used for the same purpose, there are other factors to take into consideration when picking a product.
This is where the quality of the CBD extract, and, more specifically, the entourage effect, comes into play. Besides the CBD concentration, this is the most important aspect. If you get a CBD isolate wellness product, you will certainly benefit from the properties of cannabidiol, however, you will miss out on a lot of synergistic effects.
Terpenes, which can not only be found in cannabis but also in a large variety of other plants, can drastically change or amplify the effects of CBD, including skincare use.
For CBD to be as effective as possible, it needs to maintain its natural structure. This means being complete with the other compounds that one finds in the cannabis plant, the way nature intended. Reakiro’s Goddess Sativa CBD skincare line has been infused with full-spectrum CBD oil to enrich your body with all of hemp’s natural skincare benefits.
To get the best CBD skincare experience and benefit optimally from nature’s product, invest in a full-spectrum CBD skincare solution made with complimenting natural ingredients. This will leave your skin feeling refreshed, revitalised and glowing.