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Analyzing CBD

The word “CBD oil” refers to carrier oil such as olive, cotton, or coconut oil, which improves
application and effectiveness.
Since CBD oil does not have the mind-altering effects of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC), it will not get you high. It’s made from the hemp plant’s buds, leaves, stalks, or roots,
which have a very low THC content (often so low it cannot be detected by testing equipment).
It’s also worth noting that CBD oil is not the same as hemp seed oil, which is another beneficial
skin component. While the two are often confused, CBD oil is highly soluble in cannabidiol,
while hemp seed oil contains only trace quantities of cannabidiol, if any at all. Cannabidiol is the
FDA-approved name that should be on the ingredient label for products claiming to contain CBD
(this regulated labeling is known as the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients—
INCI). All other component names, such as CBD-enriched hemp seed oil, may or may not
indicate that the substance contains cannabidiol.
CBD Oil for Anti-Aging and Wrinkles
CBD oil has antioxidant qualities, which isn’t shocking given that it comes from a herb. CBD’s
antioxidants are one way the topical application can help reduce visible symptoms of aging.
CBD anti-aging creams visibly reduce lines, skin dullness, and ruddy skin color by counteracting
free-radical disruption and reducing the appearance of inflammation.
Of course, other antioxidants may make similar statements, but CBD isn’t the only or “best”
antioxidant to look for; rather, it’s one of several to remember, and the more of these ingredients
you offer to your skin, the stronger.
CBD for Acne-Prone Skin
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease, according to research. While acne is caused by a variety
of causes, we know that anything you put on your skin to reduce inflammation and soothe it
(which is where CBD comes in) is likely to reduce breakouts, particularly acne-related redness.
CBD oil has been shown in several trials to have anti-inflammatory properties when added to the
skin. CBD is also a good choice for acne-prone skin, and its soothing properties help
allergic skin look and sound smoother.
CBD has also been shown to have the ability to reduce excess sebum (blood) content, likely due
to its balancing impact on skin oil flow.
CBD Oil for Sensitive Skin
CBD oil has also been discovered to have important calming effects. Its significant skin-calming
and skin-normalizing properties may aid in the reduction of redness and reactivity associated
with skin sensitivity. CBD’s healing function will help keep everyone’s skin in line, as all skin
types are affected by environmental stressors regularly.
How to Find the Best CBD Skin Care
With so many CBD skincare ingredients on the market, it’s important to know what to look for to
ensure you’re getting the right CBD oil (or other types of CBD skincare). Here are few shopping
tips for CBD:
Check the ingredient list for the word “cannabidiol.” Other words, such as hemp seed oil or
extract, are not INCI-compliant, and hemp seed oil or extract is not the same as CBD oil.
To ensure you’re getting what the label says, ask the brand or verify to see if they have proof of
third-party approval on the purity and claimed quantity of CBD.
Look for CBD skincare that comes in stable packaging—no cans, transparent tubes, or anything
else that exposes this fragile plant product to a lot of light or air, which would make it less safe.
Some CBD brands mark their products as “isolate,” “absolute spectrum,” or “broad spectrum.”
While none of these words are regulated, they can be useful distinguishers:
 CBD isolate refers to a product that contains only CBD and no other cannabinoids or
naturally occurring compounds such as flavonoids or terpenes.
 Full-spectrum CBD refers to anything that exists in the hemp plant, including small
quantities of THC, other cannabinoids including CBG (cannabigerol), and antioxidant
compounds, in addition to the CBD.
 THC is not detected in CBD with a broad range. THC can be used in trace quantities in
full-spectrum CBD, although it must be below 0.3 percent to be deemed non-active.
In the end, CBD oil has skin benefits as long as it’s extracted properly. We’re looking forward to
seeing how the study into CBD oil’s topical benefits progresses, and we want it to become a
staple of many people’s skincare regimens.
Final Thoughts on CBD Oil Ingredients
So, hopefully, this essay has helped you appreciate the perplexing ingredients mark on the back
of your CBD oil in some way. The best CBD oils are made from one of three or four different
carrier oils: coconut oil (probably the most popular), MCT oil (a natural fractionated variant of
coconut oil), olive oil, or raw hemp seed oil.
References:
Redox Biology, January 2020, ePublication
La Clinica Terepeutica, March-April 2019, pages e93-e99
Molecules, March 2019, ePublication
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapies, June 2018, pages 652-663
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, July 2017, pages 188-190

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