CBD Skincare: The Incredible Benefits
CBD Skincare: The Incredible Benefits
At the end of a long day, there's nothing like a soothing body butter to melt all your cares away. But a carefully-crafted body butter containing natural CBD hemp oil isn't just a cozy indulgence — it can also contribute to your skin's health and wellbeing.
Hemp-derived CBD hemp oil can work alongside other soothing nutrients like royal jelly and propolis to create all natural skincare products with exciting potential for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging effects. Let's take a closer look at how CBD oil can elevate a simple body butter into a true act of self-care.
What is CBD?
By now, you've probably heard the buzz about CBD, a popular cannabinoid that shows up in baked goods, drinks, candles, tinctures, and skincare. High-quality CBD oil is sourced from hemp plants, which are rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6. Chock-full of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, hemp oil has been studied for its ability to nourish the skin and decrease inflammation.
When you buy CBD lotion from reputable sources, you can rest assured that CBD is non-psychoactive, non-addictive, and widely accepted as safe. Like other cannabinoids sourced from hemp, CBD has the ability to interact with the human body's endocannabinoid system — a far-reaching system that helps regulate and balance the body and mind. By incorporating CBD skincare into your everyday routine, you can reap the benefits of this powerful hemp-derived molecule.
How Can CBD Benefit Your Skin?
Research has shown that CBD oil has powerful potential when it comes to supporting skin health:
Antioxidant & Anti-Aging
Every day, the skin is exposed to UV light, chemicals, and pollution. This onslaught of stresses produces free radicals, which go on to promote skin damage, wrinkles, and early aging. Fortunately, there's a way to fight back: antioxidants applied to the skin can help prevent damage from free radicals and promote healing. Since CBD is known for its antioxidant effects, CBD lotion has the potential to act as an anti-aging and rejuvenating compound for the skin.
In your skin, inflammation can contribute to redness, rashes, scaling, or breakouts. A study that researched CBD oil's effect on inflammatory skin conditions found that ointment enriched with CBD significantly reduced inflammation and eased symptoms. In addition, the study found that CBD oil improved skin elasticity — possibly by virtue of its essential fatty acids.
Balancing & Anti-Acne
In addition to its moisturizing effects, CBD can also bring balance to the skin by reducing oil production. Studies have shown that CBD reacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system to prevent skin cells called sebocytes from producing excess sebum (oil). As a result, this could help combat acne that's caused by too much oil production in the skin.
Enhancing Topical CBD With Bee Products
Hemp-derived CBD topical oil can be even more effective when paired with other powerhouse natural ingredients. Carefully harvested from bees, these nourishing ingredients can bring CBD skincare to the next level:
- Manuka honey. Rich in vitamins and minerals, manuka honey can help balance your skin's pH. Like CBD, manuka honey is known for its anti-inflammatory effects.
- Beeswax. Used to soothe and moisturize, research has shown that beeswax works particularly well with sensitive skin.
- Royal Jelly. Used by bees to nourish the queen bee, royal jelly is known for its antiaging and healing effects.
- Propolis. Another bee byproduct, propolis has a high concentration of polyphenols, chemical compounds that fight against free radicals to reduce skin aging.
The Best CBD Skincare: Apis Mercantile Hemp Body Butter
To create the perfect CBD body butter, we combine 500 mg of CBD with manuka honey, beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis. Together, these ingredients create a luxurious product that can soothe and moisturize the skin while enhancing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Our all-natural Apis Mercantile Hemp Body Butter is created using the best standards in natural skincare, and is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free.