As an Antioxidant, it is known to fight ‘free-radicals’. Generally speaking, free radicals can cause damage to cells, proteins and DNA and are also strongly linked to aging. Free radicals or oxidative stress is caused by exposure to toxins, the types of toxins that appear in everyday life, such as pollution, food, alcohol and cigarette smoke. But, while they are ‘nasties’, they are also part of life, some would even say essential to life. However, antioxidants fight against these free radicals and may help prevent the damage.
CBD is an excellent antioxidant and when used in skincare and cosmetics may help to protect the skin from damage and to fight the signs of aging.