CBD Skincare: How to Use CBD Beauty Products?

CBD (also know as Cannabidiol) has become increasingly popular in the wellness scene. And obviously skincare and beauty products are no exception. CBD is a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants - and it comes with a multitude of potential benefits! Contrary to its psychoactive cousin THC that gets you high, CBD has no intoxicating effects. Instead it was shown to reduce inflammation, calm irritated skin and provide hydration. So naturally the CBD beauty offering has caught the attention of many people looking for more natural and innovative ways to care for their skin.

From face creams to bath bombs - all kinds of products are being infused with CBD. This is creating a wide range of options for users to choose from. To integrate CBD into your routine you can simply swap your regular product for one that contains CBD. It's really easy as that. If you're looking for a great brand to get started with - Harmony is a pioneer in the CBD skincare industry providing the most innovative and high-quality products.  

CBD for Skincare and How to Use It

CBD and hemp skincare products are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and beyond. These topicals offer a range of potential benefits for the skin. A recent study on CBD has shown that it exhibits antioxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits [1]. All of which is making it an excellent ingredient for skincare! As a result many skincare brands are now infusing CBD into their products. The aim is to address various skin concerns by restoring balance to the skin's endocannabinoid system. This complex and delicate network is present in skin cells and helps to maintain the skin's overall health and harmony [2].

When choosing CBD skincare products it's important to look for products that provide transparent information about the amount of CBD and application and dosage recommendations. Our products are full of active ingredients and they are tested and registered within the UK and EU frameworks for cosmetics. We regularly check the CBD levels of our batches and make the analysis certificates available for all on our website to provide ultimate transparency. 

To jump on the CBD bandwagon and use it in your skincare lineup - follow these easy steps:

  1. Cleanse: Start by cleansing your face or body thoroughly with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, grime or makeup.
  2. Apply: Apply the product of choice to your skin. Focus on areas where you have specific concerns. You can use a CBD serum, facial oil, day cream or muscle balm - all depending on your preference and desired effect.
  3. Massage: Massage the product into your skin in upward, circular motions. This increases blood flow to the area and ensures even distribution and absorption.
  4. Wait: Allow the product to sink into your skin for a few minutes before applying any other skincare products or makeup.

Remember: as with any new skincare product - consistency is key! Use your chosen CBD skincare products regularly while your skin adjusts to them and the CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system. Improvements and benefits for skin should start to show over time.


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CBD Infused Skincare: The Benefits

CBD is truly a powerful hemp extract. It is a recognised key ingredient in the beauty industry thanks to its various proven benefits such as hydration and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD can help soothe irritation and redness meaning that regular use of CBD-infused skincare products may provide some relief from symptoms experienced in various skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis [3]. Skin prone to acne and breakouts could also benefit from this powerful cannabinoid. It has demonstrated sebostatic and anti-inflammatory effects on human skin cells - meaning it can help to regulate the skin's natural oil production [4].

Hydration is essential for healthy skin and combatting fine lines and wrinkles. In order to prevent water loss in the skin it is essential for skin barrier to be intact and healthy. Reseach has shown that CBD can significantly contribute to a healthy skin barrier function [5]. Additionally CBD infused skincare products often contain other moisturising ingredients that work alongside cannabidiol to provide hydration. Moreover CBD has even been shown to contribute to wound healing [6]! This can further improve the skin's moisture retention - promoting a hydrated and glowing complexion!


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CBD Skincare Ingredients and Products

CBD oil is often mixed with other beneficial ingredients to create nourishing products like face oils and body creams. If you're looking for a gentle yet super effective skincare product to use in addition to your moisturizer: consider trying a CBD-infused face oil! They're formulated to hydrate the skin without being too heavy and can be used on top of a cream. Or simply create your own infusion for dry skin by mixing a few drops into a portion of your face cream. 

In addition to oil many skincare products come in CBD cream or CBD balm forms. These products are perfect for various skin types and and specifically formulated for providing soothing relief to tired, dry and irritated skin. There are eye creams, body lotions or even as specialised treatments for specific concerns like muscle balms [7].

When it comes to the ingredients list, CBD skincare products often include a blend of natural oils and extracts, such as hemp seed oil, cannabis sativa seed oil, and essential oils. These oils can promote healthy and balanced skin, while essential oils and terpenes add a pleasing aroma and additional benefits for your skin [8].

Other common ingredients in addition to CBD include hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, aloe vera, salicylic acid and lactic acid. These active components can provide hydration, brightening, anti-ageing and exfoliating properties.


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CBD Skincare UK and EU

Thanks to many positive customer experiences and product reviews CBD products are quickly gaining popularity in the UK and EU. 

When buying CBD skin care it's important to look for the best high-quality, organic ingredients. Shop CBD and hemp oil products that are sustainably sourced and have transparent production processes. This will ensure peace of mind - knowing that your chosen products contribute to your overall wellbeing and respect the environment.

Keep in mind that the best hemp CBD skincare products incorporate other natural ingredients such as essential oils and botanical extracts. This provides additional benefits. So if you're looking for a product that combines the power of CBD with other skin-nourishing components: shop CBD beauty options that infuse these wholesome elements into their formulas!

Wholesale options are also available if you're interested in selling or sourcing CBD skincare products for your own business. Harmony offers competitive pricing and the chance to provide your customers with high-quality, organic and effective products. Our full transparency policy will help establish trust and build a loyal customer base for your shop.


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Anna is an award-winning, internationally published researcher with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. She applies her expertise to develop Harmony's certified products that support your overall well-being. From research to development, she ensures that our products are of the highest quality and meet the highest standards.

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