CBD oil benefits – a skincare high?

CBD oil benefits
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If you’re even somewhat interested in wellness, you’ve probably heard of CBD oil somewhere along the way. I was aware of it but hadn’t taken the time to learn about CBD oil benefits. I was particularly interested in the dermatological benefits, after receiving a sample of a skin serum that contained the oil. Channeling the hippy flower child buried within (we really are Free Spirited Sisters), I gave it a go after doing a lot of research along the way…

What is Cannabidiol (CBD) oil?

It is one of the many (over 60) natural Cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis plants.

The difference between Hemp and Marijuana

Hemp is one type of Cannabis plant, Marijuana is another type, however, they are not the same.

Let’s get the psychotropic stuff out of the way…

Does it make you high? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one compound found in Cannabis plants; Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another. THC is the compound that gets people high, but this compound is not found in CBD oil, so it won’t get you high or show up in a drug test. This is also why it is legal across the United States.

How it goes to work in your body

Our bodies house an Endocannabinoid system, a series of lipid-based neurotransmitters and receptors that help regulate many areas within the brain and body. It consists of cannabinoid receptors, found on the surface of the cells, and endocannabinoids, molecules similar to CBD molecules that are actually produced by the body. It has been found that this system also responds to external cannabinoids, such as CBD.

What that means for your skin

A study found that via this Endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid products could potentially treat many skin conditions such as acne, several types of dermatitis, psoriasis, and some types of skin cancers. Another study stated that it is a promising treatment for acne due in part to its anti-inflammatory abilities.

Find a good source

The benefits of CBD oil are really starting to hit home in the beauty industry and lots of brands are jumping on the bandwagon. However, that doesn’t mean all the products contain CBD oil. There is very little regulation in the beauty industry which means brands can label their products as they wish. Some products may contain hemp seed oil, however, the seeds don’t contain the beneficial CBD compound.

My find

I received samples of Crave Skincare’s products at the Indie Beauty Expo earlier this year. I didn’t try them right away because I wanted to do the research first. I didn’t know much about the benefits of CBD oil at that stage, even amongst all the hype.

I did my research and found that Crave Skincare does, in fact, contain a highly purified CBD isolate and that they went even further and removed the naturally occurring terpenes and essential oils found in hemp because they can be irritating to the skin.

I gave it a try and have now been using it for 4 months because I absolutely love how my skin glows! I wish I’d tried it sooner. I am a true believer in CBD oil for skin now and will be investigating its benefits for other areas of the body (think pain and anxiety relief etc). My skin has become very soft, I no longer have the breakouts that were always hanging around and oh, how it glows. Some of this is an inside job (what’s is going into my body), but the outside needs to be treated well too!

I use the Salvation oil serum morning and night. It’s gorgeous and contains more than just CBD oil. It also has olive, macadamia, jojoba, borage, echium, chia seed, moringa, evening primrose, rosehip, and pomegranate oils, as well as black cumin seed, sea buckthorn, vitamin E and turmeric. It’s a real plant-based anti-inflammatory, nourishing powerhouse!

If you want to get your hands on some and get those amazing CBD oil benefits, head to Crave Skincare. It’s a one-woman show (which we love to support!) and Janet does an incredible job.

Love,

Claire.

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