Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard of – and maybe even tried – weed. It’s the sensation of the 60’s and today’s morning coffee. You can smoke it, eat it, drink it or, in this case, rub it all over your face. Yes, you read right. CBD is the new kid on the very crowded skincare block. If you still don’t know about this, cannabidiol – or CBD for short – is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its brother THC, it’s not psychoactive. CBD products to get gorgeous glowing skin? Count me in. CBD lotions for pain relief? Take my money!
There are a number of CBD products for a variety of issues, from creams for flawless-looking skin to pain-relieving lotions. The best part? It doesn’t matter if you are vegan, gluten-free, organic, have allergies, stay away from harsh chemicals, or feel completely indifferent about any of this, there is something for you (and your intrinsic 7 step skin care).
Herb Essentials Body Lotion
This cannabis sativa oil-infused body lotion by Herb Essentials feels luxurious and full of goodness. This lotion also contains a combination of all the natural ingredients you’ve been wanting to try, including aloe vera, shea butter, olive oil, Japanese green tea, and chamomile. The cannabis oil provides omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to moisturize and keep skin soft and hydrated while lowering inflammation.
While all the ingredients are organic, if you prefer to stay away from chemicals, this lotion may not be your holy grail. The only questionable chemical in this lotion is the PEG-100. It has a refreshingly calming fragrance that comes from its lavender oil with and lemon peel extract.
Most importantly, it’s cruelty-free and contains zero animal products.
CBD of London CBD Collagen + Retinol Anti-Ageing Cream
The CBD Collagen + Retinol Anti-Ageing Cream by CBD of London firms and plumps up your skin while smoothing wrinkles as it nourishes your skin. It has a light consistency so your skin feels moisturized, but not drenched in oil.
It contains vitamins A, C, and E as well as collagen, which are all known to improve the skin’s texture, reduce fine lines, and fight sun damage. Hemp oil combats inflammation and soothes the skin while providing essential fatty acids that keep the skin supple. It does contain mineral oil, which may clog pores in some people.
Again, if chemicals are a concern for you, there are a few chemicals in this product that you might want to steer clear of. However, these ingredients are all FDA approved.
Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery CBD Cream
If you struggle with aches and pains, whether it’s your muscles or joints, the Relief & Recovery CBD Cream by Sagely Naturals might just be what you need. It’s filled with non-toxic ingredients and cannabidiol-rich hemp oil. Some of the non-toxic ingredients include argan oil, safflower oil, and marula oil.
Peppermint oil, another non-toxic oil in the mix, provides a soothing cooling effect and adds anti-inflammatory benefits that CBD oil also provides. This cream is both moisturizing and pain-relieving. What else do you need?
This cream works wonders for minor aches and pains, so if you do struggle with intense pain that accompanies health problems, like fibromyalgia or sciatica, you may need a more concentrated cream. If that’s not your problem, this is your new quick fix.
Revive CBD Balm
The Revive CBD Balm is made up of entirely natural ingredients proven to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. It’s absorbed easily by the muscles and helps with joint pain, too. Applying it as a moisturizer can also help to keep your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated – and treat blemishes as well.
Most people say it usually works within 15 minutes. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, this balm can also be useful for eczema and allergic reactions on the skin.
The entire ingredients list is cacao butter, grapeseed oil, organic whole plant CBD extract, calendula, comfrey, and lavender. So if you aren’t allergic or sensitive to any of these ingredients, the only other issue with this balm may be that some people find that cacao butter clogs their pores.
Lord Jones High CBD Pain & Wellness Formula Body Lotion
The High CBD Pain & Wellness Formula by Lord Jones is a full spectrum CBD product without THC (the compound in marijuana that has psychoactive properties). This means that there are more cannabinoids present, which relieves pain more effectively.
It’s referred to as a body lotion, but 1.69 oz it isn’t enough to use as one. It is, however, enough to soothe aches and pains. It contains 2 mg of CBD per pump, so it’s potent. You can get the fragrance-free version or get the one with sage, mint, and green citrus notes.
It’s free from harsh chemicals and is cruelty-free. There are also no animal products used in this lotion.
How CBD Products Benefit the Skin
The endocannabinoid system involves a combination of cannabinoids that our body already makes by itself. Cannabinoid receptors can receive these cannabinoids both from within our bodies and from external sources, like CBD products and cannabis.
These cannabinoid receptors are all over your body. It’s suspected that imbalances in the endocannabinoid system may be the reason why we suffer from various inflammatory diseases, pain, and even depression.
In 2017, a study in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) on the role of cannabinoids in dermatology found that CBD may help with the following issues:
- Melanoma (skin cancer)
- Allergic reactions
- Early inflammatory stages of scleroderma
In a study in 2016, it was found that CBD may also be helpful for inflammatory joint conditions, like arthritis, in rats. Although more research is needed, the results so far have been pretty promising. Anecdotal evidence shows that CBD oil does, in fact, aid many situations. At the very least, we know that it helps relieve pain. If you ask me, that’s a huge point for CBD.
If you are struggling with traditional pain relievers, you should give CBD a try. It might surprise you. Traditional medication often has side effects and long-term use can cause even more health problems. Check out your state’s laws to make sure you can receive CBD products. In the states where cannabis has been legalized, this should not be a problem.
Have you tried any CBD products? Any mind-blowing product we should know about? Let us know.
About The Author: Vanely Martinez is an editorial writer at Farma Health, a new-age wellness online publication. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: vanelymn
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