CBD oil is the new kid on the block in the beauty industry. This ingredient is popping up in products everywhere, from cosmetics to skincare. But is it just a trend?
There are so many benefits that CBD oil offers, it will be a staple in the industry for years to come. This is why companies are investing and adding CBD to new products.
With all of the research being done and the testimonials, CBD is truly changing the beauty industry and skin care game!
Keep reading to learn about CBD, the benefits of CBD oil for skin care, and how to incorporate CBD oil into your current skin care routine.
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What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is derived from hemp plants. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids that are found in a hemp plant.
Cannabinoids can be ingested from an outside source, known as phytocannabinoids, or produced by the body naturally, endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocrine system, which affects our mood, appetite, sleep, and manages homeostasis.
CBD naturally elevates your endocannabinoids and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, help control epilepsy, provide pain relief, help with anxiety/depression and many other benefits. New research is constantly being done.
There is so much more to know about CBD. (To learn more, also check out this post.)
The Skin Care Benefits of CBD Oil
Studies are being performed to see if CBD oil it can treat skin disorders such as dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. This research is being conducted mainly due to the moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties of the oil. It is also used in many skin care products to help prevent aging, provide moisture, and treat acne.
The pain-relieving effects in addition to the anti-inflammatory qualities of CBD oil is what helps with skin disorders. Psoriasis, for example, has shown positive results when treated with CBD oil. This chronic condition that speeds the life cycle of skin cells and causes itchy, rough, and scaly skin, is usually treated with steroids. CBD offers a natural option by helping to slow down the life cycle of skin cells, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and help improve the condition of skin.
CBD oil works as a superior alternative to other acne treatments, such as retinoids, peroxides, or acids. CBD is able to regulate the production of oil by sebaceous glands and treat inflammation. This fights two main parts of acne with one treatment. CBD is a better option than retinoids, which can also treat acne in multiple ways but with negative side effects, such as dry, peeling skin and inflammation, before the acne gets better.
The antioxidants in CBD oil help protect the skin from environmental stressors. This helps to slow down the aging process and keep skin from looking dull.
CBD has a high concentration of the fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6. These are essential for healthy and youthful looking skin. They also help to maintain the flexibility of the cell membrane and retain moisture in your skin.
Products that contain CBD oil can also help to relieve pain. This gives a trendy alternative to the old school Bengay. Many different formulations are available, from balms to lotions to salves. These topical treatments can help reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation.
How to Add CBD Oil to Your Current Skin Care Routine
CBD oil can be found in almost any type of cosmetic and skin care product now. In fact, you could probably overhaul your entire daily and weekly routine with products that offer the benefits of CBD oil.
As we talked about above, this oil is offering so many benefits that other ingredients can’t. The best part of using CBD oil in your skin care routine is that it’s an all-natural ingredient, making it a great way to treat skin issues.
But if you aren’t ready to completely change your entire routine, we understand.
Nonetheless, there are certain CBD oil skin care products that will be more beneficial than others to add first. This is because they are going to absorb better into your skin, allowing you to fully reap all of the goodness that this great oil has to offer.
We would definitely recommend investing in a high quality face serum that contains CBD oil. Serum is one of the first steps in a facial routine.
The Hemp and Blue Chamomile Face Serum from Abinoid is a great product to add to your skin care arsenal.
It contains 100 mg of CBD oil. This serum helps fight aging, protect against environmental stressors, reduces inflammation, and balances moisture. Argan oil, which is filled with omega 9, omega 6, antioxidants, vitamins A and E, is also in this serum. Argan oil is a great way to add moisture to the skin without becoming too greasy and controlling sebum. This serum also has the anti-inflammatory benefits of blue chamomile essential oil. Green tea seed oil, which is great for dry skin and has even more antioxidant properties, is another notable ingredient.
Muscle and Joint Salve
If you are looking for topical pain relief but want a “trendier” option than smelling like your grandmother’s Bengay, a CBD filled muscle and joint salve is the perfect choice. Even celebrities such as Olivia Wilde and Mandy Moore have expressed their love of using the topical treatments for pain relief.
The Abinoid Hemp Muscle and Joint Salve, which contains 150 mg of CBD, can help give you the relief you are looking for, by simply rubbing the product on your skin.
This salve has a combination of four essential oils. Peppermint oil for a cooling effect, basil and lavender oil for added pain relief, and grapefruit oil. Essential oils are a great addition as they are able to penetrate the skin deeply and can aid in relieving tension not only physically but mentally. Violet leaf and ginger oil are also on the ingredient list of this salve. Both of these oils offer pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits. Arnica oil, which is also found in this salve, increases the benefits of violet and ginger oil and helps to speed the body’s natural healing process.
Moisturizers – Face, Body, and Hands
Using a moisturizing product with CBD oil allows you to take advantage of one of the greatest ways that it helps your skin, by retaining and locking in moisture, due to the fatty acids contained in the oil.
There are many different moisturizers out there that claim to have CBD oil in them, but actually do not contain enough to provide a noticeable difference in your skin. Make sure to do your research! This will ensure that you are purchasing a quality product.
A CBD oil filled moisturizer that is great, and can be used for both face and body, is the Lemon and Sandalwood Face and Body Moisturizer.
This product is also filled with other moisturizing ingredients, other than the 100 mg of CBD oil. These include omega 9, vitamin A, and, vitamin C filled mango butter. Vitamin C is great for anti-aging as it helps to brighten skin and build collagen. Hibiscus hydrosol is also in this moisturizer, which is soothing and filled with alpha-hydroxy-acid, an ingredient that helps to exfoliate and unclog pores while encouraging accelerated cell growth.
The antioxidant properties of dandelion hydrosol are found in this product as well. Lemon balm hydrosol adds the benefits of stimulating circulation, while calming and soothing the skin.
The addition of apricot kernel oil in the formulation of this product helps to restore the natural balance of oils, adds vitamins K, E, A, and leaves skin feeling silky smooth. Gingko extract is another ingredient to note, as it is filled with antioxidants and promotes cell regeneration.
[box type=”bio”]TIP: When applying to face and body, do not forget about your neck as this is one of the first places that shows age.[/box]
Another area of the body that shows age quickly is the hands. This is why a hand cream filled with CBD oil would be great to keep on your night stand or throw into your purse.
Hemp Hand Cream from Abinoid contains 100 mg of CBD.
It also has a ton of other moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, aloe, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil. The omega 3’s found in this hand cream help to promote firmer and smoother skin. It also contains vitamin C, which is one of the main building blocks for collagen and elastin, perfect for anti-aging!
Natural Skin Care Kit
Making the switch to an all-natural skin care routine is easier than ever. There are different face kits appearing left and right that allow you to easily choose a set of products that all work together. These kits also have everything you need.
Our favorite kit for a natural transformation of a skin care routine?
The Abindoid Botanicals Face Care Kit. This skin care kit is filled with amazing all-natural products. It has everything you need to cleanse, nourish, and moisturize your skin.
In this kit, you get the Hemp and Blue Chamomile Face Serum and the Lemon Myrtle and Sandalwood Face and Body Lotion (described above) — but it also includes Abinoid’s Aloe and Yarrow Face Cleanser.
Although the latter product does not contain CBD, it has many other ingredients. These include soothing aloe, anti-inflammatory yarrow, tightening violet leaf, and anti-bacterial juniper oil.
The Abinoid Aloe and Red Clover Toner is included in the kit as well.
This toner helps to balance the pH of your skin after cleansing with wonderful natural ingredients. Some of these ingredients are green tea hydrosol that is filled with polyphenols which combat aging, detoxifying ginger hydrosol, and healing red clover. This product does not contain CBD as well.
This kit is a perfect way to start gently introducing CBD into your skin care routine, since not every product in the kit contains it.
Oh, and what is better than having an entire natural skin care routine in one kit?
Saving 10% off when you buy the products all together in The Abindoid Botanicals Face Care Kit.
We love saving money whenever we can!
There are plenty of other ways that you could add CBD oil to your routines, but making these small changes could help transform your skin for the better. With how popular this oil is becoming and all the research being done, it is quickly becoming the new chic ingredient in skin care. We are definitely here for it!
What do you think? Have you tried CBD? Let us know below.