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CBD for Skin Care [All You need to Know]

Written by Green Shoppers
Updated on March 13, 2019

Calling all beauty queens! This article is for you. CBD is a fantastic health supplement that is gaining a lot of popularity recently. Most people take it using a sublingual oil, because as a food supplement it can boost your immune system, help you sleep, and generally improve your wellbeing.

But did you know you can also use it on your skin? Beauty brands everywhere are turning to CBD to improve the skincare regimes of their customers. By infusing beauty products with CBD, they are stepping up their game to a whole new level!

In this article, we will be taking a look at everything you need to know about CBD for skincare, as well as giving you a rundown of our top 5 CBD products. Let’s get started!

What is CBD – And Why is it Everywhere?!

It’s likely that you’ve seen CBD slapped on a label somewhere recently, but what exactly does it mean? Those three letters are a shortened form of cannabidiol, which is an active compound from the Cannabis sativa plant. A lot of people feel disconcerted by CBD’s link to cannabis – and therefore marijuana – but it is actually non-psychoactive.

Taking CBD supplements like oils and capsules will in no way make you feel high. And when the CBD is in a cream, you’re definitely not going to experience any mind-altering effects.

In fact, CBD has been deemed safe and well-tolerated in humans, and can even be used on people of all ages. For this reason, it has been popping up absolutely everywhere – online, in health food stores like Holland & Barrett, and even in your face cream!

But could CBD really be beneficial in helping the skin?

CBD and Skin Conditions

First off, let’s talk about skin conditions. Many people suffer from skin conditions that not only cause irritating symptoms, but may also trigger low self-esteem. These include the likes of psoriasis, eczema, and acne. All of these are common skin conditions, with acne being something that many people will experience at some point in their lifetime.

What’s more, the underlying cause of acne is not entirely known. It is thought to be triggered be triggered by hormonal changes and the excess production of sebum, but people suffer from it for a variety of reasons. It is actually possible that skin conditions like acne could be triggered by an endocannabinoid deficiency.

Another underlying cause of acne is inflammation. And, since CBD is a patented anti-inflammatory in the United States, this certainly proves promising as a potential aid in reducing redness and pain.

In terms of psoriasis, this condition’s link to the immune system definitely suggests a potential link to CBD. With cannabidiol’s ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system – a system intricately tied to your immune response – it may be able to boost the immune system and therefore help your body to fight things off naturally.

In general, there have been several indications that skin conditions may be linked to the endocannabinoid system (ECS). For example, a study published in 2009 in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences suggested that the function of the ECS in the skin is crucial, and as a result it may be linked with skin conditions. If this is true, cannabinoids like CBD may be useful in the treatment of such conditions, although we will have to await more studies to confirm this.

Since CBD is non-toxic, legal, and generally safe to use, there is no harm in using CBD products if you are suffering from such conditions. CBD oils can deliver cannabidiol to the whole body if taken sublingually (under the tongue), but you can also apply them directly to the skin. Bear in mind, if you have acne or troubled skin, then applying oil may not be beneficial. Try out capsules or special topicals instead.

General Skin Care & CBD

If you don’t have a skin condition but just simply can’t resist skincare, then CBD still has you covered. Cannabinoids like CBD are known to have anti-oxidant properties, meaning they can get rid of wrinkles, dull skin, and make your natural skin simply glow. Forget chemical anti-aging creams – CBD is the all-singing all-dancing all-natural alternative!

Users of CBD skincare products have praised its ability to improve the look and health of their skin. So if you equate self-love with skincare (don’t we all?) then grab a CBD beauty product and give it a shot!

Our Top 5 CBD Skincare Products

Want to give CBD skincare a try? Great! But it’s hard to know where to start. It is important to buy CBD of any sort from a brand you can trust. There are plenty of topical creams and CBD oils available from great UK brands, but there are also options you can take to buy CBD from beauty brands that really know what they’re doing. When it comes to skincare, you really need to use the right ingredients, and these brands do just that.

Here is our top 5 list of CBD skincare products to spice up your beauty regime:

5. Revolution Skincare Skin Nourishing Oil

Revolution is a quality makeup and beauty brand that many of you will already be familiar with. Now, they have released a Skin Nourishing Oil containing CBD, designed to soothe skin prone to dry patches. It is ideal for dry skin, containing ingredients like grape seed oil, vegetable oil, and CBD. It is also alcohol and fragrance free, meaning it won’t irritate sensitive skin. Plus, it’s vegan and cruelty-free, so no need for animal lovers to worry!

The Revolution Skincare Skin Nourishing Oil – CBD Oil is available at Superdrug for just £9.99 in a 30ml bottle.

4. KUSH Makeup Range by Milk Makeup

This next product is not something to include in your nightly face-washing routine, but is instead something you can use daily to show off. Milk Makeup, a popular and trendy makeup brand, have released a line of makeup all infused with CBD. All of their products are vegan and cruelty-free, including the KUSH range.

There is a small but great range of products here, each one infused with Cannabis Sativa extract. The KUSH Lip Balm is available in several colours/flavours, all of which appear sheer on the lip with a slight tinge. The available colours are:

  • Green Dragon (clear)
  • Bubble (neutral pink)
  • Nug (warm sand)
  • Cannatonic (cool pink)
  • Plushberry (neutral berry)

Milk makeup also offer a KUSH Lip Glaze, KUSH Fiber Brow Gel (in several colours to match your natural hairs), a KUSH Clear Brow Gel, and a KUSH High Volume Mascara. All of these are available to buy in the UK on the Cult Beauty website:

  • KUSH High Volume Mascara: £20.50
  • KUSH Lip Glaze: £15.00
  • KUSH Clear Brow Gel: £15.00
  • KUSH Lip Balm: £13.50
  • KUSH Fiber Brow Gel: £15.00

3. CBD Beauty Differently Enriching Oil

CBD Beauty Differently is a fairly new brand, promoting themselves as “The UK’s 1st Natural CBD Infused Beauty Products.” This 30ml oil is suitable for vegans, and is excellent for treating sensitive skin. It can be used all over the hair, face, and body. If using on. The hair, simply add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner; it is also recommended to add it into your moisturiser rather than using it by itself.

With no trace of THC, this CBD beauty product is perfect for dry or mature skin. It costs £48.00 for the bottle. Please note, however, that this product cannot be used by those with nut allergies.

2. Miracle Drops from DISCIPLE Skincare

This is definitely one of the best UK CBD skincare products out there. DISCIPLE London have come through with the Miracle Drops® CBD skincare oil, containing varying amounts of CBD. This one is intended to be taken as a regular sublingual oil, but it can also be applied to the skin. The only ingredients in this product are hemp seed oil and cannabidiol – no ingredients that could mess with your skin. It comes in three strengths:

  • 100 mg: £22.00
  • 250 mg: £28.00
  • 500 mg: £35.00

1. PROVACAN Skin & Body Balm with Beeswax

PROVACAN is a remarkable CBD brand based in Israel. This is significant because Israel is a leading country in cannabis research, and so products made here are at the forefront of CBD science. PROVACAN’s products are designed for sale in the UK, so they are all legal. This particular topical product contains natural ingredients too soothe the skin and provide long-lasting results. Ingredients include coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, grape seed oil, Madagascar vanilla, and rosemary oil. In a 30ml tub, there is 300 mg of CBD, making this a powerful and effective product. It costs £39.99.

Last Word on CBD Skincare

CBD is a booming industry all over the world at the moment, and this compound is certainly taking over the beauty industry! We expect to see more and more CBD beauty products appearing in the future, and we can’t wait to see what brands come up with.

CBD is all-natural and appears to be very effective, so if you love skincare, get your hands on this latest trend and rejuvenate your skin with a luxurious topical treatment.