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.
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.
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.
[ This is a sponsored guest post & all opinions are that of the author ]