CBD has become the buzziest new ingredient in supplements, snacks, and beyond. But what are the benefits, and why is it suddenly being used so widely in skincare?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component of the cannabis plant. CBD is found in the flower, stem, and leaves of the hemp plant, but it doesn’t have the psychoactive effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) because it interacts with the body differently. Instead of getting you high, products containing CBD have been shown to help reduce anxiety, chronic pain, and PTSD when ingested orally.
So why skincare? Well, just as CBD balances the nervous system, it balances overall skin tone and texture. When CBD is applied topically, its all-natural, antioxidative properties offer a gentle yet powerful solution for a variety of skin problems. This anti-inflammatory ingredient calms the skin and reduces redness. CBD is naturally hydrating and rejuvenating for inflamed or sensitive skin. As its benefits become more widely known, CBD is increasingly being used to treat acne, regulate oil production, and soothe eczema.
Benefits of CBD in Skincare
- Reduces swelling and redness
- Calms irritation from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
- Vitamin-rich (Vitamin B6, B12, omega-3, omega-6, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium… just to name a few)
How does CBD in Skincare work?
Cannabinoids have been recognized as a way to promote homeostasis of the body, mind, and skin. But how do they really work?
According to a small study done in 2019, participants with either psoriasis, eczema, or scarring found that CBD ointment improved skin hydration, boosted elasticity in the skin, and in general bettered their quality of life.
Most skin problems and aging effects are often attributed to inflammation caused by irregular functions in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a system of cell receptors responsible for balancing many key functions of the skin, along with other bodily processes like sleep, mood, appetite, and memory. CBD not only boosts endocannabinoid signaling, it has also been shown to have a higher antioxidant ability than vitamin C and E.
And while we’re on the topic of antioxidants—they play an important role in protecting the skin from free radical damage, a process that causes damage to DNA and other nutrients like collagen that keep your skin healthy, smooth, and glowing. Antioxidants fight the free radicals in your body, meaning they lower your risk of disease, reduce inflammation, and have powerful anti-aging benefits.
How Does CBD in Vieve's Leaves Work?
Our products use a combination of science and nature to create a proprietary formula that is gentle enough for sensitive skin and strong enough to fight blemishes and aging. CBD’s incredibly calming and anti-inflammatory properties shine through as it balances your skin by improving blemishes, redness, dryness and irritation. Combined with soothing ingredients like aloe, ceramides, peptides, green tea, chamomile, and ginseng, our products work to nourish your skin and leave you feeling your best. With Vieve’s Leaves gentle, clean beauty products, your skin—and psyche—will thank you.