Why use CBD skin care topicals? As you may be aware, the chemicals in most cosmetics comprise a toxic soup. There is no regulation on what or how much of these chemicals are used in your lotions, makeup, face creams, et al. The other downside of these cosmetics is that whatever your body doesn’t absorb washes into our water systems.
Having said that, I’d like to introduce an alternative. Topicals carefully developed using CBD, carrier and essential oils, without the chemicals. These products are intentionally designed with synergy in mind. Here is a spoiler alert, if a company adds CBD to a product just to jump on the CBD bandwagon, don’t believe that it’s what I’m trying to outline in this blog. If the components of the product include all the chemicals with some added CBD; well do you see where I’m going here? CBD will not negate the toxic nature of the product.
Why use CBD in skin care?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring component of cannabis. CBD is found in hemp and marijuana. Pure CBD is not psychoactive, so you won’t get high.
Dr. Nima Gharavi, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Program, says, “CBD may play a role in hydrating the skin and have anti-inflammatory effects, so using a product that contains CBD might help with treating dry skin or certain inflammatory skin disorders.” CBD’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help prevent free-radical damage, which can cause disease and increase the signs of aging.
To understand the part CBD can play in skin care, let’s first look at skin. It’s the largest organ in our bodies. It’s also the frontline of protection from bacteria, chemicals and temperature. It contains secretions that can kill bacteria. It also contains melanin, a pigment that provides protection against ultraviolet rays.
The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is another factor that gives CBD its punch. The ECS maintains balance in our bodies. Human beings are born with an ECS complete with cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and many of those receptors are in the skin. So, using CBD lotions and creams not only keeps the skin soft and young looking, they can help heal or protect skin from conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dry skin, skin cancer and so much more. By applying CBD, you’ll kick-start your own CB receptors to create even more positive effects.
Know what’s in your CBD products
As I’ve already noted, just because CBD in on the label, it doesn’t mean it’s what it claims to be. At Lost Remedy, we use high-quality, full-spectrum hemp oil for all of our CBD products. These lotions, creams and balms are carefully crafted to address each condition being treated. We research the properties of carrier oils, essential oils and other raw materials that will work in concert with one another to achieve the best possible outcome. It’s a process to identify those ingredients and still maintain a consistency and fragrance that is pleasant for the user.
CBD complexion care
Nurture and protect your skin without harsh chemicals. Renewal Day cream tones and moisturizes with natural, healing ingredients. Sweet almond oil provides an excellent emollient base as well as its ability to soften and recondition skin. Almond oil, rich in protein and vitamin D, is extremely nourishing. Grapeseed oil absorbs easily; and argan oil, renowned for its anti-aging and restructuring properties, is high in vitamin E. Eight essential oils work to smooth wrinkles, tone and tighten skin, shrink eye bags, relieve fluid retention, treat acne flare-ups and stimulate circulation. This smooth, soothing cream absorbs quickly, protecting your skin from the elements. Use it under makeup for smooth, flawless coverage.
Skin care lotions
Our Body Moisturizing Formula, with its light floral fragrance, was developed to hydrate dry and damaged skin. From the five base oils and aloe vera gel to the four essential oils, all components of this product were selected for their unique moisturizing qualities. Gentle enough to use anywhere – including your face – it’s like a breath of fresh air for your skin.
The five base oils used in the Skin Replenishing Lotion have been selected for their unique beneficial qualities and earthy fragrance. This orchestra of oils works in concert with one another to soften, recondition and nourish mature skin. As with all of our products, the addition of organically grown, hemp-derived CBD oil enhances delivery of the base ingredients and essential oils for optimal effectiveness. The combination of essential oils used in this lotion have been chosen for their collective ability to detoxify, promote cell growth, smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity of skin cells and stimulate circulation.
Protect your lips from damage caused by sun, wind, extreme heat or cold with these moisturizing lip balms:
- Luscious Lavenilla, a soothing blend of lavender and vanilla essential oil.
- Scintillating Citrus, a sensuous bouquet of four essential oils.
Are CBD topicals safe?
If it’s the real deal, in a nutshell, the answer is yes. However, if you have an underlying condition that requires you to take prescription medicine, talk to your doctor. CBD has the potential to affect how your medication works. Learn all you can about the product you want to use and the ingredients in it and discuss with your doctor how it may affect medications you are taking. Usually, a bigger concern for affecting your medications is when CBD is ingested, but it’s better to be safe.