cbd acne products uk

My prior misconceptions about CBD had me writing it off as an ingredient aimed at young people or those seeking a more natural approach to skincare—I was wrong. Turns out, CBD makes a valuable addition to the skincare routines of all ages.

What should we look out for when buying CBD skincare products?

Pretty clever stuff, but it isn't just spot-prone skin that will benefit from CBD skincare. CBD is an anti-inflammatory, and Begoun tells me that all skin types will reap the rewards of this. "Reducing inflammation helps improve every aspect of skin health, including signs of ageing, environmental damage, acne, rosacea, and on and on," says Begoun. "Fighting inflammation is a crucial part of great skincare."

Fast-forward to now, however, and there is no sign that CBD is going anywhere. In fact, its popularity as a scientific skincare ingredient—not just as a stress reliever—is growing fast. So when Paula's Choice, one of my favourite skincare brands of all time, launched a CBD collection last month, my interest was finally piqued. And when I learnt at the launch event that CBD could actually be beneficial for acne-prone skin, well, I was sold.

"Research has shown that topical application of cannabidiol (aka CBD) reduces inflammation in skin, and because acne is an inflammatory disorder, anything you can do to reduce that inflammation will help diminish breakouts, acne-triggered redness, and help to speed healing time," explains Begoun. "For oily skin, CBD has been shown to decrease oil-producing cells known as sebocytes. CBD can do this because it is a cell-communicating ingredient and can actually 'talk' to these cells that cause too much sebum to be produced and tell the cells to normalise oil production, and the cells listen."

See also  how to make cbd dog treats

Despite my initial scepticism, I've been using the Paula's Choice CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk (£43) for the past few weeks, and I'm genuinely impressed. While it isn't the only thing that I've recently changed in my skincare routine, I have had a particularly rough few months of dealing with painful breakouts, and since I started using this product, my skin has felt and looked so much calmer. It has a really lightweight consistency that sinks in quickly and feels instantly soothing on the skin, especially on areas with angry, active blemishes, and it immediately brings down redness in those spots. With frequent use, my breakouts have reduced, and overall, my skin feels calmer and looks more even in tone.

Before I give you the full low-down on my new favourite CBD skincare product, let's delve a little deeper into what CBD actually is. Cannabidiol—CBD for short—is an active compound, also known as a cannabinoid, naturally found in the cannabis plant. " What makes CBD and cannabinoids so fascinating is the human body also has a complex endocannabinoid system that is found extensively in skin," explains Paula Begoun, founder of Paula’s Choice. It can be consumed, which is where we see the mood-calming, pain-relieving, and well-being benefits mentioned earlier, but it can also be used topically to treat an array of skin conditions including eczema, rosacea, and acne.

Cbd acne products uk

According to The Home Office, the legal limit for cultivation is 0.2 per cent TCH and 1mg for products.

CBD oil dosage

After placing the oil just under the tongue, it can take around 30 minutes to kick in. We found it best to create a routine and use it just before bed as it made us feel very mellow and had a great effect in promoting a deeper and longer sleep. It didn’t trigger any crazy dreams or anything out of the ordinary (which we would have liked!).

See also  cbd oil in vape pen

OTO CBD Roll-On Oil

The formula is marketed as the ‘Gold Standard’ by the label and the lab tests back this up with its premium extract product that has been triple-lab tested for purity. The label is scientifically backed and is consistently researching to innovate supported by CBD expert medical practitioners and scientists. You can trace the batch from farm to finish where it remains free from any toxins, specifically THC, genetically modified ingredients, artificial colours, sulphates or dairy. It’s also vegan and is crafted with sustainable practises – minimal packaging and limited carbon emissions.