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CBD Skincare For Glowing Skin: 4 Things To Look For

by InvisiblyMe
A photo of a woman's reflection in the bathroom mirror, where we can see the inside of the cupboard with various skin products. She has her hands to her face and she's smiling while bearing a bathrobe. Underneath is the title: Using CBD for glowing skin - 4 things to look for

CBD (cannabidiol) has been gaining popularity over the last few years, with the market exploding with new brands and product lines that aim to help with everything from improved sleep and better pain management, to less stress and clearer skin. Such products work differently for everyone, so you don’t know whether it’ll be of benefit unless or until you try it. However, CBD is still pretty new to many of us and with so many options out there it can be hard to know what to go for. This sponsored guest post outlines 4 things it’s worth looking out for when choosing a CBD brand and product to meet your needs.

CBD For Skincare

CBD skin care products seem to be taking the world by storm. North America is leading the way, and experts estimate that the demand for CBD oil-infused products is here to stay. Before talking about the benefits of these salves, ointments, lip balms, and creams for your skin, let’s dispel the biggest misconception about them: that CBD is addictive. Wrong.

CBD Products Are Not Addictive 

CBD topical products do not have psychoactive properties, and therefore using them will not get you high. Both Cannabidiol or CBD, and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can be extracted from cannabis plants (marijuana and hemp). It’s THC that’s associated with psychoactive properties to give that “high” feeling. While CBD is known to have various therapeutic properties, THC isn’t found in CBD, at least in no significant quantity if at all.

The research on CBD is still developing. It has been deemed safe for sale and usage in the U.S. and various countries worldwide. In the UK, CBD is a burgeoning market, though it’s classed as a food supplement. Despite there being no official health claims on CBD, its rise in popularity speaks for itself. People who are interested in calming stress and anxiety, relieving insomnia, and easing pain and inflammation are all keeping an eye on further research and developments in the field.

After the boom in CBD oil came an expanding product line of skincare products. You can get everything from CBD body cream and facial oil in store or online, to wholesale CBD bath bombs and CBD skin care subscriptions. But with so much out there now and many new brands to choose between, how do you know what to go for? Here’s what to look for when purchasing the best CBD skin oil products for you.

What To Look For In A CBD Skincare Product

1. CBD Broad Spectrum Oil & Your Skin

CBD skin care creams, lip balms and face masks, and other products can all feature in a skincare routine. It might be time to tinker with your current routine if you want to reduce sebum or oil production in the skin, boost moisturisation for dry skin, or reduce redness and inflammation. Other reasons to try something new include acne and other common skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. 

Antioxidants, like those found in the hemp oil that goes side by side with CBD, can nourish the skin, keeping it looking young and blemish-free. You’ll find that regular applications of antioxidant skin products can have a rejuvenating effect thanks to the range of flavonoids, cannabinoids, and terpenes. This is why, when choosing your skin care products, you’d want to make sure they contain broad-spectrum pure hemp seed oil.

2. Choose CBD Oils Extracted From The Flowers & Leaves Of The Hemp Plant

CBD oil is extracted from the seeds, flowers, and leaves of the plant. Hemp seed oil in particular is heavier and more greasy in consistency than oil derived from other parts of the plant, so you’ll want to specifically look for products that contain lighter versions, ie. deriving from the leaves and flowers. These oils are less greasy and more easily absorbed, nourishing your skin without leaving residue.

A photo of a cannabis or hemp plant, from which CBD can be derived from.

3. CBD Oil Percentage Should Be Higher

Check the labels for the percentage of CBD oil and the additional ingredients added to the products. Whether you’re buying lotions, eye balms, soaps, repair serums, night creams, or exfoliating scrubs, know that some brands dilute the CBD more than others.

Further, if you’re prone to allergic reactions from skincare products, it’s worth keeping in mind that CBD oil has a rare chance of causing reactions. That said, we all respond and react differently to any product, and CBD is no different. Test the product on a small patch of skin first, the same way that you would any other new lotion.

4. Confirm The Authenticity Of The Brand

Before purchasing a particular brand, ensure that it is authentic and contains only pure ingredients. Always do your research on the brand, how and where it procures its CBD, and what any consumer reviews are like. Also, search for brands that promote corporate sustainability and are sourced from farms that use organic methods to grow and harvest the plants. You’ll avoid the possibility of chemical pesticides and fertilizers leaching into the final products and causing more harm than good.

CBD oil skincare products are the next big thing in the beauty industry. Do take the time to do some research and find pure, authentic and organic brands, and you’re good to go.

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As always, speak to your doctor before trying something new or if you’re unsure as to whether CBD is right for you, particularly if you already take any medications and supplements.

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Sandee April 6, 2021 - 4:36 pm

I had no idea about this. I need all the help I can get with my almost 70 year old skin.

Have a fabulous day, Caz. ♥

InvisiblyMe April 7, 2021 - 3:03 pm

I’m sure your skin is beaaaautiful, Sandee! It’s an interesting area though that’s rapidly developing and expanding, so it’ll be interesting to how it continues to shape the future of skincare. Have a lovely day ???? xx

Kymber April 6, 2021 - 4:44 pm

I learn so much from you, Caz. Thank you for your reviews. Now, I know what to look for.

InvisiblyMe April 7, 2021 - 3:05 pm

Aw you’re very welcome, Kymber! This was actually a guest post but it’s such an interesting area that’s developing pretty rapidly that I imagine many will be curious about it. ???? xxx

Rob April 6, 2021 - 5:48 pm

Really nice guest post to share Caz. I have been wondering about cannabidiol myself for my skin with acne (much better than it used to be but not great at 29!) A lot of skincare seems more geared to women and I wouldn’t want a scented face cream or anything, but I would be interested in trying regular oil. I had no idea about checking where the oil is derived from on the plant. I’ve seen about the percentages and strengths, but never heard about going broad spectrum. Will definitely keep that in mind. Cheers!

InvisiblyMe April 7, 2021 - 3:33 pm

Aw I’m sorry you still have problematic skin, too. It’s one of those things that you think ‘should’ be behind you after your teenage years & early 20s, but sadly that’s not always the case. It’s a fair point with how many products may be aimed at women and scented in a more ‘feminine’ way, but I imagine there should be more understated ones out there too. The problem, I think, is that CBD naturally has this pretty musty, woody kind of smell, like a little added scent or natural ingredients to off-set that smell can be useful. It might be worth checking out the CBD ranges, from regular under-the-tongue drops to face creams, just to see what’s out there and whether anything’s of interest. There are so many brands and products now to give you more choice, including good quality broad-spectrum options. Good luck giving it a try if you decide to, Rob!

Blogging_with_Bojana April 6, 2021 - 10:15 pm

Ok, I need to buy a new facial cream.

InvisiblyMe April 7, 2021 - 4:12 pm

There are certainly oodles of CBD skincare products coming onto the market. It’s interesting to see how it’s growing considering many of us hadn’t even heard of CBD a few years ago. x

The Oceanside Animals April 8, 2021 - 4:22 pm

Charlee: “Hmm, Dennis used to get CBD, but they didn’t rub it on his furs.”
Chaplin: “Yes they did! Remember, they used to rub the cream inside of his big floppy ears!”
Charlee: “Oh that’s right! I bet the skin on the undersides of his ears looked fabulous!”
Chaplin: “Well, Mama and Dada did always say he had the softest ears. That’s probably why.”
Lulu: “I have soft ears too.”
Charlee: “Sure sure, your ears are very nice, but they’re not exactly floppy, are they?”

Markus + Micah April 12, 2021 - 10:57 am

Thanks for the informative post! I am really curious about CBD products. Here it is all illegal.

Shell-Shell's????tipsandtricks August 1, 2021 - 7:19 am

Thank you for the clarification on what to use. I knew it was good for your skin but I didn’t know where to start. Does it ever make you sleepy, or is that all in my head? I used the THC cream, I’m in Colorado, where marijuana is legal.


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