CBD (cannabidiol) is "a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that is believed to have a variety of medical uses (easing pain and anxiety and soothing irritated skin, among other things) and does not cause a marijuana high" (source). In other words - skincare and cosmetic terms - CBD is an anti-inflammatory in an oil form. This makes it conducive for a range of products (night creams, oils, cleansers, foundation, lipgloss, lotion, lip balms and more) and especially beneficial for those with inflammation - for example, sufferers of acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema.
In addition to reducing inflammation - CBD oil's main benefit - CBD oil can also help with:
dry skin and
Additionally, CBD oil can be used as a substitute for other animal-derived waxes and oils and animal by-products. In other words, it's a great vegan - or green (pun certainly intended) - choice for consumers. There's plenty of new, awesome and beneficial uses for CBD.
WHAT IS CBD?
Both hemp and marijuana are forms of the cannabis plant. Marijuana contains up to 35% THC while hemp has less than 0.3% THC (the chemical that gets you “high”). There are hundreds of essential oils (also known as terpenes) and cannabinoids in cannabis plants, THC and CBD are only two of them. Hemp naturally counteracts any effects of THC due to its high concentrations of CBD. This basically means it is almost impossible to feel any psychoactive effects from CBD. In 2018, the U.S. farm bill legalized the cultivation of hemp and hemp products.
HEMP vs. MARIJUANA?
No! CBD has no psychoactive effects on its own--you only get high when it is combined with THC. The properties of CBD are about what you don’t feel, unlike THC which is all about what you do. Unlike marijuana, hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states because it contains only trace amounts of THC. It has become widely popular in the beauty world, thanks to its prevalence of vitamin E, omega fatty acids and chill vibes.