CBD Skin Care: What are the Benefits?

CBD skincare products have been gaining popularity in recent years. This is mostly thanks to their potential benefits for the skin. With the rise in the use of natural ingredients in the health and beauty sector, CBD-infused products are being recognized as a promising option. CBD is a compound derived from the cannabis plant or hemp plant - but unlike THC it is not intoxicating, meaning it won't get you "high". Instead CBD offers unique properties that can be beneficial for various skin conditions.

CBD works by interacting with our so-called endocannabinoid system - a complex network present throughout all of our body including our skin. This interaction may help regulate all sorts of processes including inflammation, pain and sebum production. All of which play an essential role in maintaining optimal skin health. As a leading CBD brand Harmony is pioneering the way when it comes to incorporating CBD into skin care products.

Key Takeaways

  • CBD is a non-intoxicating compound from the hemp plant
  • CBD products have the potential to improve various skin conditions
  • CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system playing a role in inflammation, pain and sebum production

CBD Skin Care Products for Your Routine

Incorporating CBD skincare products (like CBD cream or CBD balm) into your daily routine might have numerous benefits for your skin. As already mentioned, CBD is a hemp-derived natural compound. It is known for its sebostatic and anti-inflammatory properties - meaning it can influence the skin's oil production for the better and soothe irritations [1]. This makes CBD an ideal ingredient for various skincare products. CBD is also believed to support the skin's natural healing process. So using CBD-infused topicals like body cream, eye cream, moisturiser and serums can potentially reduce inflammation, redness and dryness. 

There is lots of ongoing research into the benefits of CBD in skincare. This includes studies regarding its potential as an ingredient for pain relief [2]. Though the research is not yet conclusive enough to make a clear statement - many users claim an improvement in their aches and pains after consistently using CBD skin care products.

If you're new to the world of CBD it's essential to find products that best suit your individual needs and that you know you can trust. Choosing a reputable brand like Harmony ensures that you're getting high-quality CBD products for your skincare routine. If you have any known allergies or preexisting skin conditions (like eczema and psoriasis) you should speak to a healthcare professional before trying CBD products to make sure they don't interact with other treatments. In any case we recommend to always do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using it on bigger areas of the body. With that being said incorporating CBD skincare products into your routine can be a simple and effective way to boost your skin's health and appearance.

CBD and Skin Care Benefits

CBD skin care products have been gaining popularity for their potential benefits in promoting more vibrant skin. CBD (cannabidiol) has been found to have various advantages for the skin. This is due to its interaction with our body's endocannabinoid system which plays a significant role in maintaining skin health [3]

A notable benefit of CBD are its potential anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe irritated and inflamed skin [4]. If you suffer from redness or itching along with frequent breakouts using a CBD-infused product may help you navigate these symptoms. Similarly those with sensitive skin may find comfort in using topical CBD products like creams and lotions to alleviate irritation.

Hydration is also an essential aspect of maintaining healthy skin. CBD-infused products may help provide the necessary nourishment your skin needs. Many CBD skin care products include additional moisturising ingredients that work alongside CBD to offer a complete skin care experience. This helps to ensure your skin remains properly hydrated and supple.

CBD products can also nourish your skin while providing it with essential nutrients and preserving its natural barrier. A well-nourished skin barrier is crucial in resisting environmental stress, pollutants and free radicals that can cause premature ageing.

You can see - CBD skin care products could potentially benefit your skin in multiple ways! From alleviating inflammation to providing necessary nourishment and hydration they provide what you need for healthy-looking skin.


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CBD Skin Care Product Types

CBD oil for skin care is becoming increasingly popular due to its potential soothing effects. Be aware though that a CBD facial oil or serum is different from a CBD oil for ingestion. It is formulated with different oils and other ingredients that are more skin-friendly and feel less greasy. Using such a CBD oil in your routine may help reduce irritation and dryness [5]

Another popular choice is CBD skin care cream. These creams are water-based and typically combine CBD with other nourishing ingredients like shea butter or essential oils. They provide additional hydration and nourishment to your skin. Such creams and lotions exist for both the face and body and can be a versatile addition to your beauty routine.

If you're after more targeted relief - try a CBD skin balm! These balms are usually oil-based, very potent and are designed to address specific skin concerns. This could be dry patches or irritation. They are thicker than creams and oils to provide a more concentrated dose of CBD and other active ingredients to the affected area. Balms can be great for people with skin conditions where targeted application is needed.

When choosing a CBD skin care product always study the product reviews and also consider the following factors:

  1. Formulation: Look for products with high-quality CBD along with other beneficial ingredients.

  2. Concentration: Products should detail how much CBD they contain. Always check the label for this indication.

  3. Regulations: Make sure you buy from reputable companies that comply with the guidelines in your region. All of Harmony's skincare products are tested and registered within the UK and EU regulatory framework.


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CBD Skin Care Ingredients

So we learned about the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD in skincare [6]. But it's also important when looking for effective CBD skin care to consider the other ingredients in the formula. 

Hemp seed oil is a fantastic ingredient for your skin - and no, it is not the same as CBD oil! In fact it contains little to no CBD on its own. Instead it nourishes and moisturises without causing irritation or clogging your pores. This natural oil is particularly beneficial for people with dry skin or sensitive skin - but it works for all skin types. 

Essential oils are rich in terpenes and can also be found in many CBD skin care products. You might come across products (like our Glowshield moisturizer) containing lavender oil which is known for its calming and relaxing properties. Or tea tree oil which can help combat blemishes and acne. Essential oils have been used for their beneficial properties for centuries and continue to be powerful additions to CBD and hemp-derived formulations.


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Best CBD Skin Care

The beauty industry is constantly evolving and increasing its focus on natural ingredients. Cannabinoids play a potential role in dermatology offering a variety of benefits for maintaining skin health [7]. So naturally everyone is looking to utilise the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) for skin health and disorders [8]

When searching for the best CBD skin care it is essential to look for products that contain a suitable and clearly labelled amount of CBD. This ensures that you receive the benefits associated with CBD while getting your money's worth. If you are looking to buy CBD products online check for the Certificates of Analysis (COAs) on the brand's website.

To make the most of your CBD skin care consider trying a variety and combination of products. For example such as creams, facial oils and balms. By combining them with other beauty products you are already using you can maximise the effects of your routine. CBD beauty products can help you achieve healthier looking more radiant skin. 

In summary, the best CBD and hemp skin care products combine natural ingredients with an appropriate amount of CBD and reliable research to provide you with an effective experience for your skin. With this in mind explore the world of CBD skin care and give your skin the care it deserves.


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