In sports, the term MVP stands for most valuable player. For many years, the MVP of skincare ingredients could have easily been hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid or possibly even vitamin C. These ingredients have each been consistently recognized for their amazing abilities. But what happens when a rookie is drafted or a new star player joins the league? The competitive landscape shifts and that’s happening right now in the wellness industry. What’s causing this? What are we referring to? Hint: it comes from a well-known plant. The new trendy active ingredient that’s taking the skincare world by storm is cannabidiol, also known as CBD!
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is a naturally-occurring product of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is currently being scientifically investigated more than any other plant extract for its wide range of skin benefits.
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Should I be worried about CBD being psychoactive?
Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC. This is the ingredient in cannabis that causes a psychoactive reaction in your brain and is what gets users of marijuana high. Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that when pure is free of all psychoactive components. Even strong anti-drug advocates are becoming big advocates of the health benefits of CBD!
Is CBD a good ingredient for skincare?
We think CBD is great but you don’t have to rely on our opinion. Early research suggests CBD may:
- Reduce inflammation
- Fight oxidative damage
- Regulate sebum production
- Kill off bacteria
Skincare aficionados everywhere are adding or replacing products across their regimens to alternatives that deliver this wonderful ingredient to their skin.
Read more: I replaced my entire beauty routine with only CBD products
Does CBD really work?
CBD is rapidly becoming popular because beauty consumers still want products that will address their skin issues. CBD is being touted as the single most effective ingredient when it comes to treating skin issues stemming from inflammation. Unlike other buzzy ingredients, a government backed study found cannabidiol may actually demonstrate real results!
Read more: Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and anti-inflammatory effects on human sebocytes
How does CBD help prevent acne?
According to another study the effects of the major nonpsychotropic phytocannabinoid of cannabis sativa on human sebaceous gland function behaves as a highly effective sebostatic agent. In real people speak, CBD acts as a natural regulator for oil production. It reduces inflammation, heals irritated pores and then regulates the over production of oil to a manageable level. This can solve acne problems for many people.
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Can CBD help moisturize skin?
Yes! Cannabidiol is rich in linoleic and oleic acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids which is very beneficial to dry skin. These fatty acids keep skin hydrated, prevent dryness, cracking and even help prevent future wrinkles! The linoleic and oleic acids have the added benefit of promoting cell turnover to keep skin soft, supple and youthful while also increasing the effectiveness of other actives in products that use lipid-based delivery systems.
Read more: everything you need to know about CBD
We hope you’re as excited as we are to have CBD on team skincare. This new MVP is already making a serious impact and according to cannabis industry research firm The Brightfield Group, by 2022 the market for CBD-based hemp products is expected to reach $22 billion. Now is the perfect time to experience the power of CBD.