Wellness and Beauty trends come and go, sometimes at a rate so fast that it's hard to keep up. Often it seems like we are right in the middle of integrating a new trend when another one pops up and takes over. When it comes to beauty and wellness, we all just want to know which trends are worth our attention. Among the many options to consider is the recent development of CBD oil in beauty products, and unlike many trends in cosmetics and beauty, this trend actually has the potential to possess lasting benefits that go beyond just looking good. With the industry growing at unprecedented rates, CBD products are likely here to stay. Celebs all over the spectrum have boasted their many benefits, and science is backing up their claims. Let's unpack a little bit more about CBD oil and it's rise in the beauty industry.
The many health benefits of CBD are becoming more and more understood all the time. Most people have gained an understanding by now that it is not the same thing as THC, which is what produces the feeling of a "high," but some still have similar concerns when it comes to buying beauty products with CBD oil in them. Just to be clear, CBD oil cannot get you high. What's more, when applied to the skin, the general consensus is that it is unlikely to reach the bloodstream and more likely to accumulate in the layers of the skin where it works it's magic.
When it comes to skin one of the best reasons to incorporate CBD oil is due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation causes many problems for the skin, everything from swelling and puffiness to pain, redness, acne and even aging. CBD oil-infused products soothe the skin, ease pain and inflammation and stay in the skin long enough to accumulate with use, having a continued effect. It's a relative cure-all when it comes to many beauty concerns. With regular caring for the skin in this way, a softer, brighter, and more vibrant appearance is able to naturally emerge. When it comes to treating acne, CBD oil is becoming a favorite natural treatment due to its ability to regulate oil production and reduce the inflammation in the pores.
There are so many products springing up advertising CBD oil it can be a little overwhelming to know where to begin. The first thing to know is that the FDA does not regulate beauty product ingredients as they are not bound by the same stringent labeling criteria as drugs, food or dietary supplements. Still, as long as the CBD oil is labeled correctly and harvested from the right type of hemp, these products are safe and totally legal. The FDA's website has a wealth of information about cannabis, hemp, and on current labeling regulations for CBD products. As per the site, how a CBD product is labeled is important, because even if a CBD product meets the definition of 'hemp' under the 2018 Farm Bill, it still must comply with all other applicable laws, including the FD&C Act.
There are a couple of different schools of thought though, on what makes for the best beauty experience when it comes to CBD oil.
Whole plant purists say that using the entire plant, as opposed to isolating CBD from other compounds found in the hemp plant, works better as it is synergistic. It's similar to preferring less processed food, some believe it best to leave the plant intact to get the most benefits. Some recent research seems to support this idea.
Others, especially those with any concern about getting any unwanted effect from the plant's other components like THC, prefer to play is safe to isolate CBD alone, which also reduces the odor that some dislike in CBD products. It is important to note again that none of these products can get you high or even enter the bloodstream at any significant level. It's really a matter of preference until there is more information available. Whatever type of product you try, it does seem this beauty trend is here to stay, and for good reason.
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