What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of many naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of the hemp-based cannabis variety. According to the U.S. NIH, due to the hemp plant’s high safety and low side effects profile, other phytocannabinoids in combination, especially cannabidiol (CBD) and β-caryophyllene as found in terpenes, appear to be promising as an anti-inflammatory, pain management treatment, to reduce stress and anxiety, to help with cancer treatment side effects, as an anti-epileptic, and to support neuroprotection, nerve growth, and anti-spasmotic needs.*
CBD and Skincare
The major benefits of CBD in skincare are related to the incredible anti-inflammatory properties it possesses. Inflammation is the root cause of a myriad of skin conditions related to skin tone and texture. It is for that reason that conditions such as Psoriasis, puffiness, blotchy or uneven skin tone, and many other conditions, could be beneficially impacted by CBD.
We believe that combining the incredible anti-inflammatory properties of CBD with the world-class skin care knowledge of TresViva has produced the most cutting-edge skin care knowledge in the world.
CBD for Acne-Prone Skin
Research has firmly established that acne is an inflammatory condition. Although multiple factors trigger acne, we know that anything you apply to skin that can reduce inflammation is likely to visibly reduce breakouts, especially acne-related redness.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to skin. This makes CBD a suitable ingredient for acne-prone skin, while its calming benefits help reactive skin look and feel better.
Research also shows that CBD has the potential to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the quality of skin’s oil.
CBD and Anti-Aging
As CBD comes from a plant, it’s not surprising that CBD oil has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants in CBD are one way topical use helps lessen the visible signs of aging. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation, CBD anti-aging creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone.
Of course, there are plenty of other antioxidants out there that can make the same claims so CBD isn’t the only or “best” antioxidant to seek out; rather, it’s just one of many to consider, and the more of these ingredients you give to skin, the better.
CBD for Sensitive Skin
Another benefit of CBD oil is that it has been found to have significant soothing properties. Its substantial skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects can help minimize issues related to skin sensitivity, including redness and reactivity. Since all skin types are affected daily by environmental stressors, CBD’s soothing mechanism can help keep everyone’s skin in check.
The Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana
Both hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the plant species, Cannabis. There are over 80 different cannabinoids commonly found in the cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most active cannabinoid in the hemp plant variety. In contrast, the marijuana plant contains high levels of the cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike marijuana, the hemp plant has much higher concentrations of the beneficial plant property, CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive and will not alter your state-of-mind or leave you feeling intoxicated.
Will CBD Get Me High?
CBD is non-psychoactive and should not alter your state-of-mind or leave you feeling intoxicated. Hemp-derived CBD products contain no more than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC, as regulated by law, therefore you should not feel high.
Consult with your healthcare provider before using if you are nursing, pregnant or taking medication. If adverse reactions occur, discontinue use and consult with your physician. Keep out of reach of children.