Let’s get high in beauty… Shall we?
What could be better than something so green and natural for your skin? From beauty care to bath salts, mood-boosting capsules to candles, CBD is the latest entry in the world of natural remedies. Let’s take a dig at its potential benefits and the hidden science behind it.
CBD is the new trend that is rising in the market but at one point of time in the ancient years, CBD was considered as the new age treatment that was found at every medical store. And these products ranged from CBD infused beauty serums to cannabis-scented candles.
Victoria Buchanan, Senior Future’s Analyst at Strategic Research Company, The Future Laboratory says that the interest in CBD as a search term is now four times higher than it is for THC according to Google Trends. While these stats are becoming the sole trendsetters for CBD as a beauty treatment.
“As cannabidiol and hemp oil grow in popularity as skin care ingredients and in wellness treatment, brands are adopting a more sophisticated and nuanced aesthetic that is more closely aligned with the luxury market.” – Victoria Buchanan
So, what is CBD and what health benefits does it have? Let’s find out!
CBD is also known as cannabidiol and it is one among the 100 naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. Guys, sorry to burst down your emotions, but CBD is non-psychoactive unlike the most commonly researched compound in the plant, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the main culprit (or angel) behind giving a “high” kick or a stoned effect associated with the use of cannabis.
When you love something, you tend to give a nickname. CBD too here has a nickname, and “boy scout” it is. The reason behind this nickname is because, CBD is an adaptogen, modulator, and regulator. In short, it has this amazing property of adapting itself to any situation, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties which promote balance and decreases blood pressure levels.
Let’s get down to some real business now, the CBD skincare routine. Our skin is one of the largest organs and constantly produces and releases endocannabinoids, which depends on its health condition and needs.
“Endocannabinoid receptors, are present in basically all skin cells. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and has been classified as a powerful antioxidant that helps diminish any toxins that we accumulate on the skin’s surface, especially due to external factors such as urban air or UV rays,” explains Berlin-based Floriane von der Forst, co-founder of The Chillery—a website that she launched in March 2019 with LA native Marisa Schwab, specialising in premium CBD wellness products.
So in short, this comes like a good news to everyone suffering from skin problems because CBD comes in forms of topical skincare like creams, masks, oils and lotions which directly attacks the ECS receptors while balancing skin problems like eczema and acne or it even helps in soothing inflamed skin, as well as it acts as a magical anti-aging potion.
Here are few skin benefits that CBD oil offers
● CBD helps in fighting against acne. (Who knew they get your skin high too)
● It fights against wrinkle and dark spots, leaving your skin looking younger.
● Helps in relieving pain. (hello new high!)
● Reduces redness and skin pigmentation
David Tyrrell, global beauty and skin care analyst at Mintel, puts forward a prediction saying that CBD will become a hero product over the next few years in North America. “Legalisation of hemp in the US will produce a surge of Indie brands online (eg. CBD retailer, Standard Dose), yet consumers will demand better ingredient transparency,” he says.
So, you’re wondering if you should get your CBD oil already or which one should you choose? Then we have you covered, and suggestions are Cannabis Sativa Oil Body Lotion, EMERALD CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil, Cannuka Nourishing Body Cream, Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate. Let’s get started with these awesome high-oils, and these ones are great to start off with!
But our main question above all the health benefits is that, can CBD improve our mood and happy levels? Of course, it can, CBD works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system that controls emotions, memory, and coordination, also these receptors help in the proper functioning of the digestive system and immune system.