CBD is such a big trend, but are beauty products really better with CBD in them? Advicesisters.com checks out some CBD Beauty Products. You decide!
You have heard the term “CBD” but what is, really?
CBD is hemp but CBD is made from Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis (derived from the stalk of the male marijuana plant. It hasn’t any THC (which can give you that high) so CBD offers a variety of medical benefits without the intoxication.
CBS It is an ingredient in cannabis that can with other ingredients, help relieve pain and fight inflammation. Ingesting it in my opinion other than in a tincture would be a stretch. In creams, especially with menthol and other proven pain, relieves pain and works well.
CBD In a nutshell:
What CBD does best is reduce inflammation so pain can be reduced. But the anti-inflammation properties plus vitamins A, D, and E, and essential fatty acids might be helpful in your skincare (unless contra-indicated by your doctor).
When it comes to CBD it’s not just that it is in the product, it depends upon how much and what else is mixed with it. One of the things I haven’t quite gotten a handle on (if you have, please get in touch with me in the comment section or on social media) is how much CBD is needed to make a difference in skincare.
And; when it comes to pain, I should think it would depend upon the person and the level of discomfort they feel (and again, what is mixed with it).
What About CBD in Skincare?
All of which brings me to three brands of CBD-centric skincare that I think are worth your consideration, not just because of the CBD in them, but because the products also include some of the proven skincare benefits you’d look for regardless of the inclusion of CBD.
Ready to dip your fingers (or toes, or whatever) into a CBD-centric product. Here are some I like.
All Natural CBD Beauty Products:
Just because a product has CBD doesn’t mean it’s all natural. However, Ounce of Nature has a number of interesting CCBD-centric beauty products, including an anti-aging serum that you dab on, rub in, and within 30 minutes fine lines and wrinkles look better. The formula has 200mg of full-spectrum non-THC CBD oil in it.
The box proclaims that this 100% natural anti-aging serum is good for men, women, and skin of every color and texture.
This Brooklyn-based brand (check out their spa services in Park Slope/Gowanus) seems really nice. The serum has features a nice serum has retinol, collagen and antioxidants that are certainly are proven anti-aging goodness for your skin.
Another fun product is the Ounce of Nature Luscious Bar Soap with Activated Charcoal, organic palm, coconut, olive, and sunflowers oils, ($10).
The lusciously scented herbal black soap arrives in a pull-out presentation box which will make a great stocking stuffer come holiday time (but we’re sharing, now). There are 6 different types!
For more informaton visit http://www.ounceofnature.com
CBD For Pain & Stress:
I recently heard of Ignite International Ltd., a company that (among vapes and tinctures) has launched a new line of topical CBD products, CBD Pain Relief Cream and CBD Roll-On Oil. The CBD Pain Relief products are created with the goal of reducing inflammation and pain at the source, while the CBD-roll on oil helps with stress relief.
Each topical product includes 1,000 mg of CBD per bottle. along with anti-inflammatory plant extracts, menthol crystals and arnica. *note: some people can have a reaction to topical arnica so ask your doctor before using it if you think this might be an issue.
I tried a calming lavender roll-on and a “recharge” CBD pain relief cream.
The roll-ons are available in energizing rosemary and also unscented. The lavender roll-on really smelled wonderful. Lavender is known to calm and this roll-on smells strongly of lavender. The scent lasts on your skin, and it’s really a lovely little splurge for well-being even if it didn’t have 1000mg of CBD in it.
The Ignite CBD Pain Relief Cream REcharge LEMON doesn’t smell like lemon at all. It smells strongly of menthol, an ingredient known to help relieve pain. It also has aloe, arnica and apparently, lemon.
The product tingles. It would be ridiculous for me to tell you that it works 100% on whatever ails you because everyone feels pain differently, but it was helpful to my aching legs after a long walk.
And added bonus is that the products are paraben, sulfate, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and vegan. The packaging proclaims the Pain Relief Cream is fragrance-free, but you will smell the menthol so it’s not really without scent.
These new CBD-centric beauty products are available for purchase online at IgniteCBD.co
Color Up Therapeutics:
The name “Color Up Therapeutics” really isn’t about color, it’s a CBD-centric skincare line. The Color part, I’m assuming, is that there are three different color-coded collections.
The PRO line seems to be the skincare. the LIFE line has tinctures, salves, lip balm, and bath bombs. The third is for PETS. I don’t appreciate companies that test on animals, so I certainly was NOT going to test CBD on my precious cats.
That said, in total there are 40 CBD products. I tried the UV Damage Repair Moisturizer, illuminating and Nourishment Masque and the Exfoliating Enzyme Masque.
I like the packaging of the Color Up Therapeutics UV Damage Repair Moisturize with watermelon extract and lingonberry stem cells. It arrives in an oxygen-free jar.
The product is labeled as 100% natural, cruelty-free, synthetic preservative-free, paraben, SLS, phthalates and Artifical fragrance-free. That’s a good start.
100 mg of CBD:
There is just 100 mg of CBD but the products are nice with or without the CBD.
The facial masks are in plain white pump bottles with simple black labels. Not exciting, but good for guys, too.
You need 10-15 for the masks to work, and add steam on the exfoliating mask (with active enzymes and aloe vera) to make it even more effective. The Illuminating brightening mask has a blend of skin-lightening herbs. Each of the masks only have 75 mg of CBD. Not harmful probably, but does it really add anything to the masks?
I received a fair amount of literature with the products. I appreciate this. There was even a card about why CBD is great for pets, but I just can’t see “medicating” an animal who has no say in the matter.
While I didn’t really learn anything new about CBD, it you don’t know anything and buy these as CBD products, the pamphlets would be an introduction.
Good to note that none of these products go past the legal limit for CBD so you can take them with you when you travel (I’d check anyway).
For more information visit https://coloruptherapeutics.com/