CBD is the newest buzz word in the world of skin care products. It is in everything from bath soaks to moisturizers to gummies to hair care. But…what is it and why is it so great?
Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. It is one of over one hundred cannabinoids identified in hemp plants. However, unlike the full cannabis plant, CBD does not contain THC which is responsible for the stoned/high feeling that the recreational drug provides. Extracted from the flowers and buds of the hemp plant, CBD is being pressed into oil and is increasingly popular to treat, and even prevent, a wide array of health issues in states where medicinal marijuana has now been legalized. CBD oil is stronger and more natural than most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
CBD is reported to help, when ingested, with pain relief, anxiety and depression, heart health, even help with cancer related symptoms like nausea, vomiting and pain. But what about when placed in a topical form like skin care or a bath soak?
CBD for Acne-Prone Skin
CBD is best known for it’s positive impact on inflammation- and research has firmly established that acne is an inflammatory condition. Although multiple factors trigger acne, we know that anything you apply to skin that can reduce inflammation and help soothe skin – here is where CBD does it’s thing- is likely to visibly reduce breakouts, especially acne-related redness.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to skin. This makes CBD a suitable ingredient for acne-prone skin, while its calming benefits help reactive skin look and feel better.
Research also shows that CBD has the potential to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the flow of skin’s oil.
CBD Oil for Wrinkles and Anti-Aging
Because it comes from a plant, it’s not surprising that CBD oil also has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants in CBD are one way topical use helps lessen the visible signs of aging. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation, CBD anti-aging creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and uneven skin tone.
CBD Oil for Sensitive Skin
Another benefit of CBD oil is that it has been found to have significant soothing properties. Its substantial skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects can help minimize issues related to skin sensitivity, including redness and reactivity. Since all skin types are affected daily by environmental stressors, CBD’s soothing mechanism can help keep everyone’s skin in check.
CBD for Eczema
Eczema is a condition that affects about 31.6 percent of Americans. It causes the patches of the skin to crack, turn red, itchy, and inflamed. Despite being common, there is no permanent cure for the disease yet. Scientists are still trying to figure out the primary cause of eczema and its possible cure.
CBD oil can help in treating the skin condition because it can relieve skin dryness and reduce inflammation. CBD oil is one of the few effective options available for handling eczema since it contains anti-inflammatory properties with little to no side effects!
So now that you know what CBD is and what is does? Where can you find it?
At Urban Waxx, we have really fallen hard for the effects of CBD, and have introduced quite a few products that include it in the ingredients!
Hora Skincare is an incredible line with only a few, exceptional products. We love just about everything in this line, and the Overnight Exfoliating Mask is an Urban Waxx team favorite! This wonder mask dissolves dead skin over night while pumping in healthy oils, leaving your skin with a healthy glow. Used 1-4 times per week, you will wake up GLOWING!
All of the Hora products are pumped with all natural ingredients AND a healthy does of CBD!
Herbivore Botanicals is one of our favorite lines at Urban Waxx. Herbivore products are truly natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. They contain no synthetic ingredients— this includes no dyes, no fragrances, and no synthetic preservatives. Additionally, they are concentrated blends containing no fillers and using the minimum amount of ingredients necessary to achieve the maximum results.
Emerald CBD Oil contains premium organic Colorado-grown full-spectrum CBD to soothe stressed-out skin in need of calm and relief from redness, irritation, and environmental stressors. It is recommended for stressed out, irritated skin. It smells amazing and absorbs instantly to calm and soothe.
If you have never experienced a CBD soak, you are missing out! Homebody Bath Soaks are carefully handcrafted (small batch + made from scratch) and perfected with zero compromises, short-cuts or toxins -leaving only amazing results.
Homebody soaks are packed with incredibly soothing ingredients that your skin will love- not to mention a healthy dose of CBD!
Benefits: Calms, relaxes and relieves sore muscles, stress and anxiety. Assist in a full nights sleep, balance, harmony and nourishes your body with vitamins, superfoods and botanicals for beautiful skin.
All of these products…and SO much more…are available at all of our Urban Waxx locations! We hope that you find the benefits of CBD to be as helpful as we do!