CBD Skin Care Products Review
Cannabis has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. For years since prohibition, it has been shown in the worst of lights and has had all sorts of negativity attached to it. Thankfully, due in large part to the efforts made by those who ceaselessly stood by the plant and didn’t lose out on the hope that the truth about it will prevail, we now enjoy the rapid unveiling of all the benefits marijuana could bring.
In 2018, Canada fully legalized marijuana use, both medically and recreationally. As a result, many brands have sought to put out products that are infused with hemp, especially since it’s been consistently shown to positively affect a person’s general well-being.
CBD, which is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana, is more associated with health benefits rather than for leisure, and so it has understandably been easier to get to even before legalization. Unsurprisingly, many brands have released lines of CBD-infused products to address certain ailments. Skincare products certainly wanted in.
In this blog, we will talk about how CBD can benefit our skin and give you our thoughts on some of the best CBD skincare products in the market today.
Why CBD is Great For Us
CBD is a therapeutic compound found in the cannabis plant. It has been shown to help people deal with anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, and other disorders, as well as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, without being addictive like most pharmaceutical drugs available today. CBD also provides health benefits like treating certain forms of epilepsy.
CBD as an effective medicinal compound is not a new discovery. In fact, it has been around for a long time but during the last decade or so, strains of cannabis that are low in THC and high in CBD have been developed to better serve this purpose. Some studies suggest that CBD acts on brain cells to promote calmness while diminishing pain and inflammation.
Some ongoing studies show that CBD might be able to reduce certain types of cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. As if this wasn't enough, there are still many other conditions we can potentially treat with CBD.
What Good Does CBD Do on the Skin?
So we already know of the many health advantages that CBD can give us, but we don’t hear about all the good it does on our skin very often, and there are quite a few. They are backed by research, too.
Research efforts towards CBD are far from over. There have been so many discoveries made in the past few years about its effects, but only some of them were studied on human beings or animals. The main reason is that marijuana has not been legalized enough to conduct such tests before, while CBD, though legal in most countries, could be obtained only through medical prescriptions until recently.
However, because people are now finally getting used to the idea that weed could do much more for us than just get us high (even though it does do this pretty well), there's a growing demand for products infused with cannabinoids like CBD and THC, and from beauty brands, all around the world, we hear promises of miraculous results concerning skin issues.
When it comes to skincare, CBD is known for its effects against acne, psoriasis, and even wrinkles.
Here is how CBD can change our skin (and potentially help us treat some other conditions):
Dermatologists have long been using cannabinoids to treat certain inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis because they are great anti-inflammatories, but you can find them at a lower concentration in hemp oil too.
The reason why this works so well lies within the endocannabinoid system—when we use supplements containing cannabinoids, they interact with this system and reduce inflammation directly where it hurts; not to mention that this way they also help with other inflammatory issues like arthritis.
CBD can also be used to treat swelling and redness, as well as many skin allergies (which are caused by histamines), such as dermatitis in general.
Another great advantage of using CBD oil for your skincare is that it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t trap oils or bacteria in your pores. It has properties that could reduce the formation of blackheads and acne. It's not quite clear how, but studies reveal that cannabinoids' anti-inflammatory effects play a big role. After all, acne is an inflammatory condition too.
What we do know for sure is that this works both ways—stopping inflammation means blocking pores so acne won't form on your face, while making sure there's no excess sebum on your skin means there will be no food for acne to feed on.
Anti-aging (by reducing wrinkles)
CBD also has a positive effect on collagen and elastin production. Collagen is needed for healthy skin, strong bones, and ligaments (which hold everything in place), while elastin helps with flexibility and movement (it's the substance that makes our skin bounce back after physical activity). Since CBD stimulates these processes, it can help fight against aging.
Top 5 CBD Skin Care Products
CBD has been making huge waves in the skincare industry and choosing which products to use can be virtually impossible—there are just too many! And they all carry substantial promises, too.
We at ARCannabis want to make the process just a little easier, so we came up with a list of the top 5 CBD skin care products that you really should not miss out on!
This CBD Facial Rejuvenating Cream by Feelgood. has the best ingredients for a natural and healthy skincare routine, giving you a rejuvenated look every time.
Each container of this face cream has 720 mg of CBD and 36 mg of THC. Absolutely worth it!
Apothecanna’s Extra Strength Body Cream has double the dose of all-natural Arnica, Peppermint, Juniper, and 48North outdoor grown cannabis. It’s quick-absorbing, has a refreshing fragrance, and is non-psychoactive, with equal parts THC and CBD.
This body cream is a testimony to Apothecanna’s commitment to using only carefully selected natural essential oils, and you get to enjoy it longer with a bigger container. What a treat!
Dosecann has done well with their Daily CBD Cream! It was formulated to be rich yet non-greasy and have just enough bamboo-teak scent to leave you feeling refreshed throughout the day. Definitely a great body cream to use on a daily basis.
The best part? It is infused with 1200 mg of CBD and 40 mg of THC. Be prepared to spend your day feeling invigorated with just a few swipes of this CBD cream.
A secret technology makes LivRelief’s CBD creams penetrate the skin so the wellness you’re feeling goes beyond. Their Transdermal CBD Cream is no exception and the thousands who’ve tried it have nothing but praises for its effects. No doubt about that! Since each tub is infused with 250 mg of relieving CBD.
It’s also lightly scented with non-cannabis based terpenes for that mild, non-invasive aroma that’s in all ways pleasant!
Now, this product may be the most fun out of all in this list, but it doesn’t mean to say it’s the least effective! What better way to have your skin absorb all the goodness of CBD than by literally immersing yourself in it!
This CBD Grapefruit Bath Bomb by Nūance does that but even better, with a grapefruit aroma that’ll not only make your bath time relaxing, but make it truly enjoyable. We give this a 10/10!
CBD is such a great cannabinoid that it’d be an outright lie to say these products are the best we could find. There’s a lot more that you have to try for yourself after you’ve gone over this list. Check out some of them on ARCannabis’s online store!
The ARCannabis Experience
We care about cannabis. The roots of our passion run deep in this industry, and many members of our team have been working with it for most or all their lives. ARCannabis' mission is to bring the public into contact with that knowledge so we can improve every aspect of how we do business while better serving them.
Years of experience in retail and cannabis allows us to offer the highest caliber service. We have excellent product knowledge, as well as a friendly staff who are ready for any questions you may have!
We take pride in the research and experience that goes into our products, ensuring we are at the top of our industry. At every level, we are committed to providing Canadians with the highest standards in recreational cannabis.
Come visit any of our five locations across B.C. and enjoy the experience for yourself!
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