What is CBD?

CBD - or cannabidiol - is the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. This means it cannot get you high, and it is legal in most countries (including the UK, EU and USA)

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What are the benefits?

Naturally active CBD has many benefits for your skin and has been hailed as the next 'wonder ingredient' in skincare.

The EU Cosmetics Ingredients Database (CosIng) lists CBD as an anti-oxidant, skin conditioner and skin protector.

CBD's powerful anti-oxidant action helps fight against signs of ageing and stimulate collagen production for younger looking skin. It is promising to be a stronger anti-oxidant than Vitamin C.

Almost every skincare condition is based on inflammation, from breakouts to rosacea to sensitivity. CBD helps soothe inflammation, and reduce redness. It's also perfect for sunburn or after intensive facials.

As a skin conditioner and protector it enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Early studies show CBD can even enhance the effectiveness of other ingredients like hyaluronic acid, making it a true super ingredient

CBD decreases sebum production, further reducing triggers for acne and oily skin. And it's rich in fatty acids to help nourish and hydrate your skin.

Why is it so effective?

Our bodies have a something called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a system of receptors and enzymes, which is crucial for homeostasis (our body's natural ability to keep in balance). 

ECS receptors CB1 and CB2 can be found in the skin and are thought to bond with CBD found in our skincare products.  This direct interaction can drive profound results.   

What to look out for?

Look for real CBD, rather than 'cannabis sativa oil, hemp seed oil, hemp seed extract' which provide fatty acids and moisturisation, but none of the other benefits.

Our CBD is formulated in a high enough concentration to work on your skin. Other products may only have trace amounts, so check where CBD is listed in the ingredients list.

Our CBD is sourced from a longstanding Colarado hemp farm, and processed to strict EU standards. We use independent tests on our skincare products for quality and concentration, both before and after infusion, to make sure what we put in the skincare is what you get out.

Further Reading

CBD as an anti-inflammatory - 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/

CBD as an anti-oxidant - 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10863546

CBD to soothe and reduce itching in dermatology - 

https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(17)30308-0/abstract

The Endocannabidiol System - 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4789136/ 

Disclaimer: CBD is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any medical complaints.