What’s all the buzz around CBD and what are the benefits of using it on our skin? This gorgeous plant is proving to be one of the world's most powerful ingredients that yield multiple benefits to both mental health and skincare. We thought we’d give you a quick run-down on the need to knows when it comes to CBD.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of the hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND CBD?
The main difference between Marijuana and CBD is that the former contains over 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high.” However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and just has lots of other great properties less appealing to smokers like Snoop Dogg, like the fact it’s one of the world’s most potent antioxidants and therefore is great for inflamed or irritated skin.
WILL IT STONE ME LIKE SNOOP?
The answer is no! CBD is non-psychoactive and contains less than 0.3% THC, meaning you’ll feel relaxed and your skin will feel amazing, but you will not get high. You can drive and take a drug test, no worries! Most of all, your skin will feel amazing, soft, and calm.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD OIL IN SKINCARE?
Studies have shown CBD oil acts as an anti-inflammatory helping to calm congested skin and it also helps to address the inflammatory aspect of acne. One study found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland cells from secreting excessive sebum, exerted anti-inflammatory actions, and prevented the activation of “pro-acne” agents like inflammatory cytokines.
Research has also shown that CBD is one of the most potent antioxidants on the market! It is super-rich in antioxidants and is naturally high in vitamins A, D, and E. It also has tons of essential fatty acids, like omega 3 and 6, which are important for the overall health and appearance of the skin. Lastly, it also has a natural optimizing effect on other active ingredients helping them penetrate deeper into the skin.
The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits.
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first-ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.
WHAT IS THE CLOUD 9 CBD FACIAL?
Eminent’s Cloud 9 facial is the perfect treatment for relaxation and rejuvenation. Custom and exclusive to Eminent Esthetics - our CBD hydrogel mask combined with signature lifting and toning facial massage plus a unique sensory journey will leave you feeling more balanced and aligned. Truly a complete Cloud 9 experience and you will only find it here! This 60-minute facial promises to give dull skin a much-needed boost, leaving it looking healthy, glowing, and radiant. You can also add on other services such as dermaplaning and Red/ Blue LED light therapy to boost your results at a discounted rate.