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What is CBD & what can it do for our skin?

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What is CBD & what can it do for our skin?

CBD is the new buzzword which is creating a huge amount of media attention and is even reaching superstar status as the most sought-after ingredient. You can now find it as an ingredient in food, drinks and even in skincare products. The question is what is CBD and what does it actually do when used in your skincare regime? We thought we would take a closer look and answer those questions for you.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 113 compounds called cannabinoids extracted from the Cannabis plant and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. Multiple species of cannabis naturally contain CBD. The main plants utilised are the Cannabis Sativa plant, Hemp plant and Cannabis Indica plant.

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound which means it won’t disrupt the central system because it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the other key compound in cannabis which causes users to get a ‘high’. This means products containing CBD either in oil or extract form will not alter your mood or perception.

CBD is present in both male and female plants, however, THC is found only in female Cannabis sativa or Cannabis Indica plants.

HEMP PLANT                                            CANNABIS INDICA PLANT                              CANNABIS SATIVA PLANT

 

Our skin responds extremely well to the CBD cannabinoids as they are the same receptors found in our body & skin. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout our body as a part of our endocannabinoid system.

Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters which bind cannabinoid receptors in our nervous system. They play an important role in regulating and checking several bodily functions & responses such as sleep, pain, appetite, mood and relaxation.

Two theories are that CBD may benefit people who don’t produce enough cannabinoids themselves.  The other is that taking CBD allows our bodies’ naturally produced cannabinoids to stay around longer.

When CBD is applied to the skin or consumed it has the ability to both enhance and reduce the binding action of certain receptors and also acts as an anandamide reuptake inhibitor which means it increases neurotransmitters in the body so they can help do the following;

Pain & Inflammation- Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.

Anxiety– CBD oil has been used as a natural approach to treat adults and children suffering from anxiety & depression. By having a direct impact on the CB1 receptors, CBD can affect your serotonin levels – the neurotransmitter that plays a huge role in mood disorders.

Appetite – CBD does not give you the ‘munchies’ in contrast it may help boost your appetite. CBD is also known to help relieve nausea and calm your nervous system and digestive tract.

Sleep – CBD helps with sleep because of its anti-anxiety properties and ability to promote relaxation by raising the naturally occurring levels of melatonin already in the body.

Acne/ BlemishesBased on recent scientific studies, CBD oil may help treat acne and blemishes due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production.

When CBD is applied topically to the skin it starts to stimulate our skin’s own cannabinoid receptors. CBD is also known to be a potent antioxidant which is even more powerful than vitamins C, E, and A. Plus it’s rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega -3 and Omega -6.

CBD in your cosmetics can lessen the signs of ageing by counteracting free radical damage and it helps defend your skin against daily assaults such as the weather, Sun/UV exposure and pollution. CBD can also be very effective in calming irritated skin and reducing redness and It is also a powerful way to combat and treat Acne, Psoriasis and Eczema.

In short, the benefits of CBD are;

It’s antiaging

It’s anti-inflammatory

It’s an antioxidant

 Another brilliant and somewhat newly discovered treatment is applying CBD cream to mosquito and insect bites. The CBD cream works by alleviating temporary itching, irritation, and localized inflammation.

There continue to be numerous medical studies and research into the effects of CBD on our health and body and they continue to find more and more benefits.  A recent study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD can control cell proliferation and differentiation, meaning it can be used in treatments for skin diseases like cancer or allergies.

We know how good CBD is for you & your skin that is why we are launching three new wonderful CBD Skincare products. If you haven’t tried CBD products before then you will definitely want to try these and begin your journey to beautiful refined skin.

 Flawless Lustre- Purifying Oil

This formulation is a delight to use, with super-fast absorption & lasting ‘skin feel’. Our botanical enzyme actives exfoliate on application & encourage faster cell renewal. Skin is visibly enlivened, lustred & beautifully smoothed. Our Purifying oil contains CBD Oil, Caviar Lime, Larch Tree Extract & a medley of proven botanical ingredients.

Sensual Touch – Lip Therapy

We believe this product is the answer to treating lip dryness and premature lining. Where conventional products fail. Gentle lip exfoliation is a must for a truly sensual touch. Our luxurious rich formula contains Royal Jelly, CBD oil, and our OMS active plant enzymes.

B. Diva- Active Serum

Our supremely luxurious serum feeds the skin like no other, the effects are uplifting & long-lasting. Apply it directly to your skin or add a few drops into your moisturiser for an intense ‘skin boost.’
This super-rich product contains Retinol, CBD and our specially developed concentrate of botanical compounds

All of our products significantly reduce the skin’s absorption of atmospheric pollution

 

 

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