We’ve been asked if the CBD in our products really work or if it’s just smoke and mirrors. For some people, new and unfamiliar things cause hesitation. Luckily for us, more and more studies are being done on CBD to show us how it affects our bodies. A recent analysis discovered that topical use of CBD is beneficial for your skin. The study showed that CBD could potentially be used to treat acne, itch, eczema, and psoriasis.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol a.k.a CBD is a cannabis compound that has magnificent medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the “high” of THC.
How Can CBD Help Your Skin?
Scientist believe that the natural anti-inflammatory compound (cannabidiol) found in CBD could be the missing link to great skin care. CBD produces antioxidants and antimicrobial that naturally fight bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that can cause skin infections.
California-based dermatologist, Dr, Jeanette Jenkins recently spoke at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) about the potential of using topical CBD for skin care and said that cannabis may also be the next big thing in anti-aging skin care routines. However, this is not the ‘Fountain of Youth’ Ponce de Leon was rumored to be searching for.
“Using CBD oil for anti-aging won’t be like retinol,” she explained. “CBD is just an extra thing to add to the mix as part of a skin care regimen. Unsaturated fatty acids help with moisturizing and CBD helps with inflammation.”
Landmark has also done a study on cannabis and skin care. Dr. Gerald Weissmann organized a team of scientist to finding that cannabis-based topicals promote healthy lipid production, which is critical for regulation of dry skin and counteracting many epidermal (skin) disorders. Dr. Weissman believes the latest “research shows that we may have something in common with the marijuana plant. Just as THC is believed to protect the marijuana plants from pathogens, our own cannabinoids may be necessary for us to maintain healthy skin and to protect us from pathogens.”
Overall, the properties found in CBD promote healthy skin. This is great news because CBD can be sold in all 50 states, as long as it’s derived from industrial hemp only.