What is CBD skincare and beauty, and how can the ingredients benefit our skin? We already know that face oils can be beneficial for the skin. Adding a face oil to your skincare routine can not only improve its health and appearance; it takes as little as a few drops to feel the difference. Stas Chirkov, the Blunt Skincare chemist and founder added cannabis to the brand’s formulas to help you address specific skin concerns, making it easy for you to understand the benefits of the magical plant.
Cannabis contains many chemicals and each has a specific effect on our skin, which is why Blunt Skincare features three types of cannabis extracts: seeds, oil, and isolates. Here’s the quick guide on cannabis-derived ingredients in skincare and how to use them:
Is ‘Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil’ New to Skincare?
The answer is no — the oil has been well researched and is widely used in skincare. This ingredient is extracted by pressing the seeds (not flowers), legal in most countries as it doesn’t contain any cannabinoids. The cannabinoids are produced mainly in cannabis flowers. Like other plant seeds, the oil’s rich in essential omegas and vitamins, making it a powerful moisturizing agent that helps restore and maintain hydration levels. The healthier the barrier, the more supple, hydrated, and soft the skin feels. If you’re looking to moisturize and boost hydration levels in your skin, SEED Hydrating Face Oil will promote a healthier skin barrier to keep your skin feeling plump and hydrated.
How Can My Skin Benefit from Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol is a single cannabinoid molecule the scientists had been able to isolate by refining the cannabis flowers. It’s 100% pure (Pharma-grade), comes in a powder form, and can be solubilized into oils. CBD is the active ingredient in Epidiolex, the first drug approved by the FDA to treat severe forms of epilepsy in children.
But can it be useful in skincare? The answer is yes — skin inflammation can manifest in many ways: blemishes, discoloration, discomfort, or even more severe skin conditions. Many other skincare ingredients (think: ginger, turmeric, green tea) target inflammation to keep the skin healthy. CBD also targets inflammation, but differently — it balances our skin’s cannabinoid system by activating the receptors and regulating endogenous (our body’s own) cannabinoids. Find 100mg of this ingredient in each bottle of ISOLATE Pure CBD Balancing Face Oil, and use it to balance and soothe the irritation-prone skin.
What Does Full-Spectrum Extract Mean?
The cannabis plant contains many different cannabinoids. The most abundant are CBD and THC, the latter gives you that “high” feeling. Any cannabis plant with less than 0.3% of THC is considered hemp and is legal to be grown in the US. The full-spectrum term refers to the least processed extract, meaning it still contains all cannabinoids present in the plant.
What does it mean for your skin? It means more cannabinoids! Not only is it benefiting from CBD, but the additional cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBC, even trace amounts of THC) also activate more receptors and provide the holistic “entourage effect,” meaning a more significant therapeutic benefit of fighting inflammation and free radicals. Find 200mg of this ingredient in MOONROCK Full Spectrum Renewal Face Oil; use it to calm and protect the skin with potent antioxidants.
We hope this ingredient guide to cannabis skincare will help you know more about how you can use cannabis to address your skin’s needs. Follow Blunt Skincare’s journey on Instagram and enjoy 15% off on your first purchase with Blunt Skincare using exclusive coupon: “SUBVRT20”
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