With famous names such as Kim Kardashian, Alessandra Ambrosio and our own My Indica Beauty ambassador Hannah Elizabeth swearing by CBD skin care, it’s safe to say that cannabidiols have taken the beauty industry by storm.
But beyond the buzzwords, what effect can CBD have on your skin, and why should you integrate it into your daily skin care routine?
How CBD skin care works
CBD may offer a three-pronged approach to daily skin care: it’s an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory and can also help to slow down the skin’s aging process. But let’s break that down a bit…
CBD as an antioxidant
As a powerful antioxidant, CBD may prevent molecules in the environment (such as pollution), damaging your skin by providing a missing particle that a free radical can bond with, rather than it clinging to the collagen in your skin and leaving it less ‘plump’.
CBD is also rich in essential fatty acids (particularly omega 3) which are known for improving the skin’s surface, and helping to maintain that soft dewy look.
CBD as an anti-inflammatory
CBD has been said to trigger production of anandamide, also known as the ‘bliss molecule’ which may not only help with stress and anxiety management, but it may also enhance the body’s ability to fight inflammation – and when applied topically to the skin, CBD may reduce swelling, irritation and that ‘corned beef’ look that haunts us all winter.
Additionally, research has shown that CBD could be used to balance and control the skin’s sebum production, potentially making it an efficient and safe way to treat acne.
CBD for anti-aging
We know that skin ageing and inflammation go hand in hand, so with CBD working it’s anti-inflammatory magic, and helping to combat oxidative stress, it’s becoming a popular natural anti-aging option.
The best ways to use CBD skin care products
So, now we’ve got the science out of the way, what are the best ways to use CBD skin care? We’ve taken a look at some of our signature CBD skin care products, to help find the perfect match for you:
CBD Face Serum
Starting with one of our most popular products: 24ct Gold CBD face serum. Infused with 1000mg of CBD, 24ct gold and rich in essential oils and skin regenerating ingredients, this is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a natural anti-aging option. Use on clean skin before bed, or add a few drops to your primer before applying makeup.
CBD Eye Serum
This lightweight and non-greasy CBD eye serum roll-on is a handbag essential for anyone with a busy lifestyle. The quick absorbing formula has been created specifically to help shrink lines around the eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. To use this CBD eye serum, gently roll it underneath your eye every morning and evening before bed.
Our unique face masks combine 900mg of CBD with a natural rock powder: zeolite, (which helps to bind toxins efficiently and provide alkalising minerals to help regulate the body’s natural pH levels) and pure Hungarian lavender oil to help to deeply heal and nourish for healthy, glowing skin.
CBD Face Mist
Our intensely hydrating CBD face mist is infused with 400mg of CBD, and DMEA which is designed to treat sagging skin and age spots. As one of the most organic and healthy face mists on the market, it can be used as a toner of an evening, or throughout the day to cool down, feel refreshed and give your skin the cannabinoids it deserves.
CBD Lip Balm
Finally, our signature CBD Lip Balm is designed to help nourish and moisturise dry, cracked, chapped lips. Whilst other lip balms coat the lips with a thick, super-concentrated moisturiser that wears off after a couple of hours, we’ve eliminated all unnecessary ingredients in order to establish the purest, most natural product possible.
By targeting the source of the cracking and dryness, our CBD lip balm provides several hours of penetrating, deeply-hydrating moisturisation, making it the perfect choice for those winter months.