A Breakdown of Everything CBD
Who really knows what CBD is anyways?
CBD is quite possibly the buzziest word in the beauty and wellness industry right now. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive marijuana or hemp derived ingredient formed by cold pressing the seeds of marijuana or hemp. It has been popping up in every type of product from bath oils, moisturizers, shampoo and lots of edible forms of the ingredient from lemon-flavored drops to chocolate to tea. We are going to break it all down for you, and try and give an insight into the mysterious ingredient that you’ll start seeing more and more of.
Why is CBD popping up so much in new beauty launches?
Well, it can reduce inflammation, calm breakouts, boost your mood, and relax you and your skin. CBD should have an award for all the benefits it yields; it is the ultimate multi-tasker.
“The root cause of many skin issues is imbalance, and cannabinoids help the skin return to balance,” Prima co-founder Laurel Angelica Myers tells us. CBD helps keep the body’s Endocannabinoid System, balanced by firing neurons and its inflammatory response. Feals co-founder Drew Todd goes on to explain “the human body’s Endocannabinoid System, ECS, consists of tiny receptors that play a key role in regulating mood, pain, and everyday experience.”
the body’s Endocannabinoid System plays a key role in regulating mood, pain, and everyday experience
There are so many products launching that have CBD in them it can be overwhelming. This is no longer a product that only millennials are using; if you ask around you’ll quickly see that your mom, grandfather, neighbor and even medical professionals are getting on board.
CBD oil can be added to your evening cup of tea to help reduce anxiety, stress, and help you fall asleep. You can take a gummy during the day when you feel overwhelmed with your never-ending to-do list and still get through afternoon meetings. You can use a salve with CBD to help soothe eczema because of its powerful anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties.
We are just beginning to really tap into all of its properties and uses, but here are some of our favorite CBD products to get you started.
Prima Skin Therapy Cream
Skin Therapy Cream is made with hemp derived CBD, organic oils and butters to create a fast-absorbing lotion to help soothe, hydrate and nourish dry skin. “Science shows that supplementing your skin’s Endocannabinoid System with topical phytocannabinoids found in hemp may play an important role in supporting skin balance and overall skin health,” Myers explains. So by helping re-balance the skin, it will stay hydrated and nourished.
Herbivore Botanicals Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil
Herbivore Botanicals Emerald Oil has 100mg of CBD and is an amazing hydrating and soothing oil. It absorbs into the skin quickly, so it won’t leave you feeling sticky and oily. Bonus points because this non-toxic formula also includes Ashwagandha root extract that helps the skin deal with environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays.
Feals CBD Oil Monthly Membership
“Our less is more philosophy starts with the product (2 ingredients: an organic MCT oil and a premium, full-spectrum hemp extract),” says Drew Todd. Feals offers a kit called “The Flight,” similar to a flight of drinks so that you can figure out exactly which strength you need, and delivers the CBD oil to your door. Feals currently offers CBD in three strengths: 600mg, 1200mg, and 2400mg.
Peter Thomas Roth Green Releaf Therapeutic Sleep Cream Skin Protectant
This cream has hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil to calm the skin overnight. When I use this moisturizer my skin has significantly less redness that I usually notice in the mornings. Due to the CBD’s calming properties it has been said that it can help with rosacea.
Not Pot Vegan CBD Gummies
Think of this as your daily chill pill, made with 10mg of CBD per gummy bear. Take one or two at night to help you fall asleep & stay asleep, or if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed to boost your morning mood. Bonus points for being a 100% vegan formulation!
Prima Soak It In
Recovering from an extra intense workout or stressful meeting? Pop this bath gem into your tub and prepare to melt away. The epsom salt, cbd and moisturizing oils will help those tense muscles to unwind, moisturize the skin and help reduce the stress you are feeling.
Cannuka CBD Soothing Skin Balm
This is one of my favorite skin balms ever, combining CBD with Manuka honey to create a luxurious balm that instantly melts into your hands. I struggle with eczema and have tried everything under the sun, with no luck until this product. The ingredients work to prevent dry skin from cracking, and protects the skin from future damage.
Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies
These full-spectrum CBD oil gummies taste better than most on the market right now. Each gummy has 10mg of CBD, so you can take if you feel anxiety during the day or at night to help you fall asleep.
Mara Algae Retinol Face Oil
Mara’s newest facial oil contains 1.2% retinol, hemp derived cannabis, natural vitamin A and fermented green team to give you clear and radiant skin all while boosting cell turnover. The hemp-derived cannabis oil will really help calm your skin overnight, reducing the size of pores and help soothe any breakouts.
HempMeds Shampoo and Conditioner
The CBD is sourced from hemp farms in the Netherlands, and the formulas also include argan and goji berry oils, as well as green tea. If you have a dry scalp, this is exactly what you need. The CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties restore the scalp, all while working on repairing the hair from everyday damage.