For the last couple of years, it has become unusually common to see creams, oils and other cosmetic products infused with CBD or Hemp. Whether you're at your local pharmacy, such as CVS, or at a Whole Foods, I can guarantee that you will find at least one product that contains Hemp. For those who are not involved or knowledgeable about the cannabis industry, you're probably wondering why. Although it may seem like a new concept, the use of cannabis in various products dates back to Ancient Egypt and Asia. Of course, during those times the use was solely medicinal, but not much has changed today.
So first, what is CBD? CBD otherwise known as cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This particular cannabinoid is non-psychoactive, meaning if consumed it will not produce any mind altering affects.It is very important to understand CBD oil and Hemp seed oil are not the same thing. CBD is rich in cannabidiol, while hemp seed oil might have small traces of CBD if any. There are a few different types of CBD: CBD isolate, Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD. Full and Broad Spectrum CBD contain traces of other cannabinoids, which provide a more healing properties due to the "entourage effect," and isolate solely contains CBD. It is very important to read labels careful to ensure you are getting exactly what you're looking for.
CBD is widely used for relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and many other ailments. CBD also has moisturizing and nourishing properties, making it a phenomenal ingredient for skincare and other beauty products. It has the power to combat acne, signs of aging, psoriasis, eczema and dry skin. Our body naturally contains different receptors, such as CB1 and CB2, which allow the CBD to interact with the body, and specifically the epidermis of the skin. CBD infused beauty products have the power to get to the root of any skin issues you may be having. Next time you're looking for skincare, try out something infused with CBD and watch how it changes your life!