If there is one indisputable wellness trend of 2019, it's CBD. CBD shows up in lattes, supplements, and now, skincare. From serums, to moisturizers, to eye creams, there's no escaping the CBD craze. So we were curious- does CBD have an especially positive impact on skin?
The ABCs of CBD
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant, like THC. But unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects, aka make you feel high. However, CBD does have an impact on our body's endocannabinoid system- in this case, it impacts how we respond to pain and reduces inflammation in our nervous system.
CBD advocates have long touted it as a treatment for pain and anxiety. But it's only in the past year- since hemp, which contains CBD, became legal in the US with less than 0.3% THC- that it has become the skincare ingredient du jour.
CBD, the Skincare Star?
We spoke with Alexis Rosenbaum, founder and CEO of Rosebud CBD, to find out whether CBD is really a skincare super-ingredient. The first point she made is that even before it makes its way into skincare, CBD plays a role in how you look.
"When used internally, CBD plays a major role in helping our endocannabinoid system maintain balance amongst all of our most important functions such as mood, sleep, appetite, bowl movements, and more," explains Alexis "If we can keep inflammation and stress down internally, it may result in a more radiant appearance."
Healing, Moisturizing, & Anti-Aging
But what about when used topically? Is CBD as effective when it's not being ingested? "It’s definitely an incredible skincare agent from the research that has come out. It can serve as an anti-inflammatory (such as acne), anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and it may help with skin regrowth," says Alexis. "CBD can heal the skin, moisturize it and may provide anti-aging benefits."
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