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CBD in Cosmetics

24/03/2022
CBD in Cosmetics

CBD (cannabidiol) is a now well-known ingredient extracted from the cannabis plant. Typically, CBD can be found in the form of CBD oils, aromatic flowers, vapes, or capsules. But did you know that CBD is also an increasingly popular ingredient in cosmetics? Not so long ago, hyaluronic acid was booming as a miracle additive in face cream. Now, though, it’s CBD that’s conquering cosmetics. 

CBD skincare products online in Australia are becoming more and more popular.
In this article, we’ll answer why this is the case, and cover some frequently asked questions.

What Are CBD Cosmetics? 

With CBD products in cosmetics, the focus is on the use of the valuable active ingredient on the skin’s surface. CBD is potentially effective in inflammatory skin conditions. This makes CBD cosmetics an ideal alternative to other skincare products.

How Do CBD Cosmetics Work?

CBD is a naturally occurring chemical that works in what is known as the “endocannabinoid system” or ECS in our body. The ECS works, among other things, through certain receptors to which CBD can attach and thus unfold its effect. These CBD-specific receptors are called CB1 and CB2 receptors. Depending on how many of these receptors are present, CBD can attach more or less and act accordingly. 

There’re particularly many CB1 and CB2 receptors on the skin. Therefore, CBD can work particularly well on the skin. 

What Are CBD Cosmetics Good for?

CBD cosmetics should care for the skin and keep it fresh and healthy. Like other skincare products, CBD cosmetics support the skin in everyday challenges such as dry heating air, cold wind, and signs of aging. However, CBD cosmetics are also enriched with valuable CBD, which reacts in a unique way to the needs of the skin, soothes and balances it. 

CBD cosmetics succeed in doing this since the ingredient CBD has an anti-inflammatory and calming effect. Furthermore, CBD is particularly effective against signs of skin aging by protecting the collagen in the skin and stimulating cell regeneration. 

If the CBD isn’t processed in isolation in cosmetics, but in combination with other components of the highly effective hemp plant, it’s combined with antioxidants such as vitamin E, and unsaturated fatty acids. These support the caring effect of CBD, provide the skin with moisture, and can protect against wrinkles. CBD can also help with some skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, itching, and inflammation. In the case of chronic diseases, the use of CBD cosmetics must be discussed with the responsible dermatological doctor’s office. (We’ve covered quite a lot about CBD and skin conditions in our blogs here and here.)

Does CBD Cosmetics Help with Acne?

There’s evidence that CBD may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of acne. The decisive factors in the outbreak of acne are increased sebum production, excess sebaceous gland proliferation, and inflammation. An imbalance in bacterial colonization also plays an important role in the development of acne. CBD intervenes in these processes by having a regulating, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effect on the skin.

Can I Take CBD Oil for My Skin?

Just like CBD cosmetics, CBD oil contains valuable cannabidiol. However, CBD oil isn’t designed for use on the skin. While CBD oil can achieve the desired effect in skincare if the application takes place on already healthy skin, CBD cosmetics have been developed explicitly for use on the skin and can therefore enable the desired skincare in a more targeted manner.

How Long Do CBD Cosmetics Take to Work?

Ointments, oils, creams, and lotions develop their potential effect after about 15 minutes for about 2 – 4 hours. Another way of applying CBD topically is in the form of patches or gels that deliver CBD through the skin and into the bloodstream. With this method, the CBD reaches its greatest potential after 15 minutes and depending on the product 4 hours (gel) or 12 hours (patch). Check our CBD skincare products online in Australia to see what’s best for you.

What Do I Have to Look Out for with CBD Cosmetics?

The over-the-counter CBD products must not exceed a THC content of 0.3 percent. For use on the skin, ointments, oils, creams, and lotions are suitable. The topical application of CBD often makes sense for diseases that are no more than one centimeter below the skin’s surface.

Final Thoughts

Cosmetics that have been enriched with CBD are far ahead of conventional cosmetics in many respects. CBD skincare products online in Australia have the potential to be calming and anti-inflammatory, helping with acne, inflammation, and itching. In addition, CBD can protect the skin from signs of aging by supporting the body’s own collagen and cell renewal.

Our skincare products online in Australia are tested by independent laboratories to ensure quality, purity, and effectiveness. You can check the reports here, and almost all of  our customers are more than satisfied with the results of our skincare products as you can see from almost 3000 reviews here. If you’ve any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re available and ready to answer any questions.

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