A couple of years ago, when celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts or Gwyneth Paltrow started talking about CBD as part of their beauty routines, there was a bit of doubt about its legality or side effects. Luckily, today, it has already become one more natural asset that cosmetic brands are including in their formulations to combat redness and irritated skin, as an anti-ageing asset and even to treat acne-prone skin.
What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol or CBD oil is an organic compound derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant that, unlike THC, does not have psychotropic properties. Therefore, it is not registered and is completely legal.
CBD or Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. One of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. As of 2019, clinical research on CBD included studies related to anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. Nowadays, CBD has become very popular in beauty too.
Cannabidiol oil has become a fashionable cosmetic ingredient thanks to its highly calming, antioxidant, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
What are the benefits of CBD oil for the skin?
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD may be particularly useful for reducing potential triggers of eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. As CBD oil can help soothe skin and reduce the appearance of irritation, it may be useful for people with sensitive skin.
CBD oil also has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants in CBD are one-way topical use helps lessen the visible signs of ageing. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation, CBD anti-ageing creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone.
Research also shows that CBD can decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the flow of skin’s oil.