Whether its chocolates, drinks, candles, or clothes, CBD is everywhere, and you might think of it in everything. So now the buzzy ingredient takes over the world of skincare so cosmetics. There’s a variety of hemp-infused items popping up everywhere in beauty supply shops, from serums and sunscreen to chapsticks, creams, and cleansers.
Cannabidiol, widely known as CBD, is a naturally occurring chemical compound present in marijuana and hemp plants. Unlike THC [tetrahydrocannabinol], pure CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. Research shows that CBD can alleviate anxiety, chronic inflammation and pain, sleeplessness, and certain unusual types of childhood epilepsy. Although hemp oil is perfect for the skin, it’s different from CBD, which stimulates the endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis and restore the balance between body and skin.
The CBD compound contains essential fatty acids, omegas 3, 6, and 9, as well as vitamins such as A, B, C, D, and E. You get anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin-soothing properties. This also decreases dryness, which is good to treat acne-prone, allergic skin which chronic skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Isolate is the pure CBD extract, a type of crystal or powder where all other plant compounds have been stripped away. Full-spectrum formulations contain all the nutrients from the hemp plant’s floral stem and leaves and traces of THC [tetrahydrocannabinol], the psychoactive agent is often present in marijuana. The broad spectrum goes a step further in entirely wiping out THC.
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Hora was created in 2017 and is a celebrity favorite. Star products include the Super Serum + CBD, which controls sebum levels with relaxing ingredients such as marine collagen and vitamin B3, and its Overnight Exfoliating Mask, which decomposes dead skin using CBD plus vitamin A and salicylic acid.
Lord Jones is one of the most prominent players in the industry. He initially made a name for himself because of his ingestible and topical pain relief creams, including a bestselling foot cream stiletto co-developed by Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon. Its skincare line includes a moisturizer that aims to rebuild a protective layer of the skin and CBD oil that is multi-purpose.
Prima was created last year by a team of CBD and beauty experts. The line is based on scientifically tested and beneficial ingredients, while its CBD comes from all-female plants known for their high cannabinoid concentration. Highlights include the Enlightenment Serum, a wide-spectrum formula containing niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid that can be applied for an additional boost in other products.
One of the CBD block’s oldest brands, Sagely Naturals, has two skincare lines, including an eye serum, night cream, and face serum. The newest Brightening collection contains additional ingredients such as bakuchiol seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, and seed oil from meadowfoam. The CBD is grown according to organic requirements and is free of nasties such as sulfates, PEGs, and parabens.
Saint Jane offers a collection of body and faces indulgent, natural-based serums, and lip glosses packaged in elegant packaging. It uses US-grown CBD, which has been checked quadruple and clean-extracted using a supercritical CO2 process.