In a recent article, we discussed what ingredients complement the effects of CBD and what’s just filler. Here are some more ingredients that enhance theeffectiveness of CBD oil.
Products that contain these ingredients can give you a more comprehensive CBD experience and ensure you’re getting the highest-quality products.
Rosehip oil is a linoleic-rich carrier oil. It’s best for nourishing oily skin types and perfect for anyone who doesn’t want a greasy feeling on their skin.
Rosehip oil naturally contains vitamin A, C and E. These vitamins boost collagen production and increase cell turnover. This gives your skin a healthy glow, heals blemishes, and fades hyperpigmentation.
Because it absorbs quickly and deeply into the skin, rosehip oil is an excellent carrier oil for topical CBD. Rosehip oil enhances the anti-inflammatory properties and restorative properties of CBD oil. Together, they prevent skin cell breakdown and fortify the skin’s natural barrier.
Evening primrose oilEvening primrose oil is another linoleic acid that reduces skin inflammation. It also contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) which stimulates skin growth.
It can also reduce transepidermal water loss, fortify the skin barrier, and regulate sebum production. This makes it ideal for people with sensitized, acne-prone skin. Paired with CBD, it works to balance and restore problematic skin types.
Arnica oil is another carrier oil that is commonly used in homeopathic remedies. It’s been used to treat skin, hair, and scalp conditions. It’s also been used for pain relief, notably for pain from surgery, osteoarthritis, and skin lesions.
If you have ragweed allergies, it’s possible that topical arnica could irritate your allergies because of the flower it’s extracted from.
But if you don’t, topical arnica can give you many benefits that are enhanced by CBD. They work together to reduce inflammation and swelling, soothe pain, and prevent infection.
Carrot seed oilCarrot seed oil is a carrier oil taken from the blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace (or the wild carrot plant). Carrot seed oil is mainly found in anti-aging products, but it also has other benefits.
These many benefits work in harmony with CBD oil to soothe, balance, and restore a number of conditions. They’re both alike in that they address a large number of conditions that may otherwise need to be treated with unwanted chemicals or pharmaceuticals.
Helichrysum oil comes from a type of daisy that grows in southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Like hemp, the whole part of this plant is utilized. Helichrysum oil is extracted from the stems and leaves of the plant. The flowers are often dried and used for other medicinal purposes.
Unlike arnica oil, helichrysum isn’t likely to cause allergies. It’s commonly used to reverse them. Helichrysum has been shown to reverse allergic reactions caused by touching an irritant.
Because it’s also high in anti-inflammatory properties, it can soothe irritation or inflammation caused by the immune system. This gives it a unique advantage to other anti-inflammatory botanicals because it can soothe the reaction the immune system has to allergens.
It also can relieve muscle and joint inflammation. Much like CBD, it’s a very versatile and comprehensive botanical that’s ideal for soothing and restoring the body.
Cardamom oil is an essential oil from a spice similar to turmeric. Just like turmeric, there is a long list of amazing health benefits you get from eating it often.
The scent of cardamom is sharp and sweet, and people often compare it to mint. In aromatherapy, it’s used to increase concentration and mental fortitude. This sense of grounding can be helpful for people struggling with the distraction that accompanies anxiety and depression.
Accompanied by the relaxing effects of CBD, this essential oil can mentally ground you and physically revive and restore you.
Geranium oil is an essential oil that comes from the geranium flower. It has many benefits that have been acclaimed scientifically and anecdotally. Some of these qualities include antioxidant, antimicrobial, and astringent properties.
In aromatherapy, it’s had some surprising effects. There have been scientific studies on the aromatic effects of geranium oil on women in labor. In the first stages of labor, inhaling geranium oil calmed the women and notably reduced their stress.
Many people claim that the geranium scent also relieves depression and helps them to relax. This effect has been observed on mice in a recent study. CBD also has some antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. Check out our latest article to learn more.
When it comes to CBD products, you want to be sure you’re getting both high-quality CBD and intentional formulations that take the entire experience into consideration.
Our products use the ingredients we mentioned (and others we haven’t gotten to yet) in order to create a comprehensive holistic experience.
We have a wide range of high-quality products. Here are some recommendations on where to get started:
CBD skincare is more powerful than what you’ll find on the shelves of your local drugstore. The healing properties of CBD oil balance and nourish nearly all skin types and skin conditions.
Because it directly communicates with our endocannabinoid system, it works on a deeper level, going beyond what ordinary skincare products can do.
CBD for acne-prone skin
We’ve all suffered from acne at one point. CBD skincare products are a better alternative than drugstore products, especially if you find them drying or causing even more breakouts.
This is because...
CBD oil controls sebum production and reduces inflammation caused by acne.
If your skin produces too much sebum, and you have shiny, greasy skin no matter what you do, it needs to be brought into balance. Instead of using alcohol to try to dry it away, you can use CBD oil. It calms the receptors in your skin that trigger sebum production, reducing the mid-day oiliness.
You know when your skin turns bright red and hurts before a pimple appears? That’s caused by cytokines--the sudden inflammation that warns of a new breakout. CBD oil prevents these cytokines from activating and can even prevent further breakouts by halting these overreactions.
CBD oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
CBD oil has antibacterial properties that can keep your acne from getting infected and causing more damage to your skin. Those deep, blistery pimples that stubbornly stay on your face no matter how much you wash? CBD oil nourishes them, unlike harsh, drying lotions.
If you have small, stubborn, itchy bumps (usually on your forehead), CBD oil can clear them away. Its antifungal properties affect your skin on a deep level, giving you clear and non-irritated skin.
CBD oil reduces scarring and heals broken capillaries.You probably have tons of products in your medicine cabinet that get rid of breakouts, but do any of them continue to heal the scarring left behind?
CBD does both. It heals hyperpigmentation from old acne and broken capillaries that come from picking or popping acne.
Supporting ingredients we incorporate to also heal acne and restore beautiful skin:
Neroli oil: diminishes acne scars, reduces inflammation, and is antioxidant-rich
Rosehip oil: diminishes hyperpigmentation, hydrates itchy skin, and encourages cell turnover
CBD for sensitive skin
If you’re very ingredient-sensitive, CBD oil is perfect for you because allergies are so rare. It also helps repair issues that may be causing your sensitive skin.
CBD oil reduces reactivity.If you have sensitive skin, you’ve probably had more than one time getting a random flare-up: a red, burning spot on your face for no reason...that makes you wonder if you’re going to have a massive breakout...but disappears later without a trace.
These flare-ups are a sign of a damaged skin barrier. Your skin barrier can be damaged by harsh products, pollution, or even using too many products at once.
CBD oil restores and repairs your skin barrier, healing a multitude of skin issues and simplifying your skincare routine.
CBD oil protects and fortifies your skin barrier.
CBD oil acts like a protective layer on your skin to keep the bad stuff out and the good stuff in. It keeps out environmental damages like free radicals and pollution that can trigger flare-ups.
It also lets your skin barrier retain more moisture by reducing transepidermal water loss. Over time, this resolves dehydrated skin and chronic dry patches that plague you if your skin barrier is damaged.
CBD oil helps heal eczema and psoriasis and on a deeper level.
CBD oil can help people suffering from eczema and psoriasis for all the reasons above, but also for one that makes CBD oil a no-brainer--it repairs skin on a deeper level than other oils can’t.
Because it communicates with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, CBD oil is believed to balance a compromised immune system that may be responsible for these skin conditions.
Supporting ingredients we incorporate to soothe and strengthen sensitive skin:
Jojoba oil: commonly used to soothe symptoms of rosacea and eczema, won’t clog your skin, speeds up the skin barrier repair process
Evening primrose oil: rebalances hormones, helps fight cystic acne
CBD for anti-aging
If you’re trying to retain youthful, healthy skin without using harsh retinoids or chemical treatments, CBD oil can help you maintain a healthy glow.
CBD oil contains antioxidants that scavenge free radicals.
Like mentioned earlier, CBD contains antioxidants that protect the skin from the outside environment. This promotes overall skin health and protects the skin from early aging.
This is because antioxidants act like a protective barrier that repel free radicals--molecules that speed up the aging or oxidation of skin cells.
CBD oil can visibly reduce wrinkles and fade hyperpigmentation.
If you already have fine lines or age spots, the antioxidants in CBD oil can help undo some of the damage. Just like a Vitamin C serum, CBD oil contains antioxidants that brighten, firm, and smooth your skin with continued use.
CBD oil restores a glowy bounce in your skin.
CBD oil reduces dullness and restores a healthy glow (but not just an oily sheen you get from other oils). But because it nourishes your skin on such a deep level, it gives you a glow from the inside out.
It also restores the youthful bounce in your skin by healing the internal damage that causes sagging or over-tightness in the skin.
Supporting ingredients we incorporate for a youthful glow from within:
Hyaluronic acid: hydrates, reduces redness, and restores bounce
CoQ10 (an antioxidant): evens skin tone and skin texture
CBD oil isn’t like any ordinary ingredient. It’s a lifestyle change you can incorporate to promote overall well-being and to maintain your skin health for the long term.
We’re proud to offer the highest-quality CBD skincare.
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Sources for this articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25061872/