What is the latest skincare or cosmetics fad? Do you know? Whatever the fashion is, those of us looking to improve our health as well as our appearance, are looking for quality, timeless products. One of the newest extracts being touted for its potential benefits is CBD.
Wait, what is CBD? While it is growing in popularity across the world, cannabidiol – better known as CBD, is still something new and unknown to most people. This is one of many extracts taken from the cannabis/hemp plant. Unlike the narcotic THC, CBD is believed by many to have health benefits which include:
- Depression and anxiety
Skincare: A new front for CBD
While turned into edibles, capsules, oils, and vape juice, CBD has now been turned into a range of skincare and CBD cosmetics products. Companies including Marry Jane, a start-up smitten by the CBD plant, are developing green, vegan CBD skincare products to help people of all backgrounds improve their external vitality.
According to board-certified dermatologist Jeanette Jacknin, CBD is showing promise for helping “the skin look more radiant and youthful.” It achieves this by affecting the endocannabinoid system. In addition to this, the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are showing promising results for treating eczema and psoriasis.
The rise in CBD-based products has led some beauticians and journalists in this field, such as Katie Shapiro, to convert to an all CBD-beauty product routine. In doing so, Shapiro has noted she now has her “clearest and healthiest complexion to date.”
Potential drawbacks of CBD creams
It must be stated, once again, that studies into the benefits of CBD products are new and ongoing. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that no matter who good or hard companies try, traces of THC may remain. If a CBD skincare product is full-spectrum CBD, then it will contain THC while CBD Isolate and broad-spectrum CBD cosmetics should have as close to 0 as possible.
In addition to this, the application of such cosmetics and skin care products is an inexact science. Pain relief creams, for example, may reduce symptoms and provide some protection, but the dosage is unknown. It may be too easy to apply too much. Furthermore, getting the right area is harder to pinpoint, and such creams are usually slow acting.
Overall, while the final results are still not yet in, CBD skincare products appear to be a new, beneficial accessory for people. While consulting your dermatologist is advisable, it might be worth giving one of these new creams and ointments a go.