Does CBD actually work?
CBD (also known as cannabidiol) oil is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana that is becoming well-known for relieving aches and pains when applied topically. Lately, CBD has being marketed in skincare products as a healing ingredient that treats everything from acne to wrinkles.
It’s been proved by numerous studies that CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory so it has the ability to help calm skin, particularly skin that’s acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Recent findings also show that CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help calm down other acne triggers.
Unlike THC, the psychoactive compound which is responsible for giving you that high effect, CBD, is non-psychoactive and a proven aid for nausea, pain, and anxiety (plus, if extracted from industrial hemp, it’s legal). CBD is also known to be anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, cell-regenerative, and anti–cell proliferative for bad cells. This means that CBD is a potential therapy for a range of medical conditions.
Most cannabinoid skincare products are designed to help achy spots or surface issues such as eczema. But those applications are just the tip of the iceberg as CBD Cannabis oil seems to give you an extra layer of protection, helping your skin with acne and soothing your wrinkles.
While standard hemp seed oil has been popular in beauty for a long time (as well as the textile industry), it's only recently that research has started to emerge suggesting the benefits of CBD - hence why it's seen as the hot new thing. "Studies have shown that we have something called an endocannabinoid system, which stimulates certain responses within your cell receptors. It affects your skin, brain, lungs - it's quite far-reaching," says Samir Juneja to Vogue UK.