Last updated on September 13th, 2019
There are many beauty trends and hero ingredients that rise and fall, but it looks like the latest one is here to stay. If you’ve been keeping up to date with the latest beauty findings over the last couple of years, you’ll be no stranger to the introduction of CBD infused beauty – a beauty trend that looks set to stay.
At first, the arrival of CBD in our beauty products made people a little skeptical. But fast forward to today’s modern world, and it has totally revolutionized our skincare and makeup products.
So, after spending years hearing about how CBD is effective for pain relief, anxiety and sleeping problems, it’s now time for it to make its footprint in the beauty world.
Firstly, what is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol, a byproduct of the cannabis plant. Some may jump to conclusions at first, but let us put you straight: CBD infused skincare and beauty products don’t necessarily associate with the user being interested in “weed” or marijuana.
CBD is the part of the plant that doesn’t give psychoactive effects. After years of research, it’s become popular for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties. This has led to CBD being used as a key ingredient for easing skin conditions like acne and psoriasis.
There are many varieties of CBD and CBD extracts available today which you can find out about on the Cope CBD website. Let’s take a look at how we use it in our daily beauty regimes:
How is it used in hair care?
There are 21 amino acids that makeup CBD oil; this helps to build up collagen and elastin and are both essential when it comes to strengthening and improving the condition of our hair.
It hasn’t taken haircare brands long to jump onto this, with many now incorporating CBD into products to help prevent breakage and to assist with hair thickening.
One of the amino acids found in CBD is tyrosine, which helps hair to maintain its color. But overall, scalp health is where CBD really shines. It instantly works to increase blood circulation, shedding away dandruff, therefore encouraging healthy hair growth.
What about skincare?
CBD has also started to become infused in skincare products like moisturizer and serums, mainly due to its multipurpose properties. The first advantage is that, as it seeps into your skin, its ability to mimic skin lipids means it nourishes and hydrates to an intense level while balancing hormones and easing any inflammation. This is why you’ll see it being used in treatments for acne, eczema, and rosacea.
With acne products, CBD is effective due to it helping to reduce the sebum our skin produces. By infusing it into acne busting products, pore-clogging oils reduce quicker than they do in other topical acne products.
CBD and makeup
If CBD is so effective in skincare and hair care, it makes sense to try and incorporate it into makeup products. This is the newest and slowest growth area for CBD when it comes to the beauty industry. It has started to be introduced to eyebrow and eyelash enhancing gels, as CBD oil is great for stimulating hair growth (due to its high level of fatty acids omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9.).
The makeup industry is predicting that CBD will be used in face primers, foundations, and powders in the near future. Watch this space!
Alongside the above, CBD has started to make an appearance in a variety of wellbeing products, from home fragrances and candles to the natural oils you can apply under your tongue.
Have you tried any CBD oil infused beauty, skin care or makeup products?
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