Are you confused about cbd in your products and would like to know more about it and how at Sugar Town Organics we utilize CBD? Then continue reading. We explain what you need to know.
CBD is one of the hot topics in skincare — it is buzzy, a bit intriguing, and feels full of secret details. In many areas of the world including right here in the Caribbean there is advocacy for a freer use of this god-given herb.
Despite this, it has effectively made the leap from a classified drug and medicinal herb only the rastaman use. It is now a herb we can and should be used in everyday life.
We must caution that like any other natural ingredient it is not a simple matter of looking for CDB in the ingredient list and calling it a day. There abound false claims as with anything natural and some seemingly murky water surrounding CBD.
As with any herb created by the father who said the herb is for medicine (I'm paraphrasing here), we believe your skin deserves all access to what nature offers for its benefit and continued health. Really who doesn't want healthy glowing skin!
What exactly is CBD?
CBD is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants marijuana and hemp. In actuality, it is one of the two primary active ingredients of cannabis, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the active psychotropic.
CBD is a super potent antioxidant. It is highly anti-inflammatory and has been shown in multiple studies to reduce lipid production from the sebaceous glands as well as prevent acne in various ways.
The main benefits of CBD are its ability to reduce inflammation, regulate oil production, and neutralize free radical damage.
How does it work?
In every layer of our skin, we have what are called receptors, in this case, cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are triggered in the body when there is pain, an itch, mood, memory, appetite, etc.
Topical CBD is designed to help people whose body's signals are going haywire and so they are experiencing skin conditions such as eczema. CBD in this case doesn't target eczema but the hormones causing the flare-up.
Persons with compromised skin as well as sensitive and dry skin types, as well as those with aging skin, can benefit from the use of CBD.
We are all familiar with hemp seed oil. We use it widely in many of our products. However, hemp oil is not the same as CBD. There is nothing wrong with hemp seed oil mind you, don't get us wrong here. In the case of CBD, it is not an active ingredient. It may nonetheless help with inflammation, hydration, and controlling oil production.
How do we use it?
How you use CBD comes down to the product you are using that contains it. From full-spectrum to isolate, CBD extracts are oil-soluble, which means we add them to the oil phase of our formulations or oil-based products such as facial oils and body oils.
Products containing CBD can be used daily. It is safe to use with other active ingredients that calm and nourish the skin barrier, such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and niacinamide. We are so here for this!
Benefits of CBD for Skin
Treat Inflammatory Acne: help reduce redness, pain, and inflammatory acne.
Regulate Oil Production: regulate hormones involved in oil production, reducing excess sebum.
Reduce Breakouts: help reduce inflammation of breakouts and reduce breakouts in general.
Calm Rosacea: With its ability to reduce inflammation, CBD may help calm rosacea flare-ups.
Neutralize Free Radical Damage: it may work to prevent the weakening of the skin by neutralizing free radical damage.
Soothe Eczema: helps combat irritation and inflammation caused by eczema, along with chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis
Hydration: its moisturizing properties can help combat dehydration and dryness.
Side effects of CBD
We will admit that more studies need to be done to verify the efficiency of CBD oil benefits for the skin. However, at this point, there is no known side effect of topical CBD. No, it won't get you high!
There is even more room for caution as it is undetermined what actives CBD deactivates. It is not recommended to use CBD skin products that contain alcohol, as this might combat its beneficial effects and heighten inflammatory skin conditions.
Want to know which of our products contain CBD then click the highlighted words you see in this article.
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