It seems like everywhere you go, CBD is all the hype. Adults, children and even pets are reaping the benefits of this reefer extract. What exactly is CBD oil?
CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana or hemp. CBD oil is a mixture of the CBD isolate (pure CBD) + an oil like olive, hemp, or coconut. CBD oil won’t get you high because it doesn’t have the mind-altering properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content (they are sourced in different ways).
It is also important to know that CBD oil is not the same thing as hemp seed oil. The two are often marketed interchangeably, but CBD oil is richly concentrated in cannabidiol, whereas hemp seed oil only contains trace amounts of cannabidiol, if any.
Now that you know what it is, you'd probably like to know what, if any, skin care benefits you can achieve with CBD. CBD has various anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Which means, for starters it is a great treatment option for acne and sensitive skin. Likewise, it has antioxidant features that can help revitalize skin tone and counteract free-radical damage. Essentially, it can help minimize the effects of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
CBD appears to have a strong case supporting healthy skin. The legality of CBD is not always clear, but Cosmetic companies around the world are incorporating it into their products and developing new lines infused with CBD. It's definitely something worth considering as the CBD evolution continues.
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