5 Things to Look For When Buying CBD Skincare
With Wellnesspreneur Tamara Loehr
More and more research is coming out to support the immense healing potential of full spectrum CB (cannabidiol) derived from the hemp plant. While many are familiar with how CBD can help those struggling with anxiety or chronic pain, it can also be incredibly powerful in the realm of skincare.
CBD has become a game-changer in the skincare industry, and with that, more products are going to become available. So, how do you separate the good from the bad when it comes to these new skincare lines? Here are 5 things you should be watching for when buying CBD skincare products.
1. PURE INGREDIENTS
The best CBD skincare products are going to use pure ingredients. CBD itself comes from a hemp plant, and the addition of unnecessary chemicals and toxins can be drying and irritating for your skin. Unfortunately, even CBD can be mass-produced in unreliable greenhouses with harmful chemicals. Any company worth their salt that incorporates hemp plants in their products should be getting them from Federally licensed farms with high-quality standards. When a brand is Federally licensed, they must perform audits, testing and follow Federal regulations.
2. FULL SPECTRUM CBD
The term ‘full spectrum’ CBD may be unfamiliar to some, but it’s an important distinction to make when buying CBD-infused products. In this case, full spectrum means that the CBD being used contains all of the cannabinoids that are found naturally in the hemp plant. This means that the product is giving you the healing benefits of over 100 different cannabinoids, as opposed to a watered-down, CBD Isolate version which is just one cannabinoid.
3. VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE
It’s great to buy products that are vegan and cruelty-free when you can, especially in the beauty industry. When it comes to CBD skincare, making a product both vegan and cruelty-free is not a tall order and should be the industry standard. If a CBD oil or cream isn’t vegan, you should ask yourself what animal product could be necessary for creating it.
4. COMPANY OVERSIGHT
You’ll always be better off purchasing from a company that is a part of every stage of the creation process when it comes to their products. From harvesting to extraction to manufacturing and beyond, a great company will have oversight and reporting over every step. This allows for a line of higher quality products that you’ll be able to have confidence in.
5. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
A great CBD skincare product will do more than just clear up your skin. With the power of full-spectrum CBD, a good cream will have additional advantages such as anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and restorative benefits. Don’t accept anything less than what this whole plant is capable of!