When you use a CBD topical, a thicker topical that lasts long enough to soak into the skin works best for this reason—you’re giving the skin a chance to absorb the CBD. Body butter is a high fat substance, so it can both hold high levels of CBD and cling to the skin longer to deliver it.
Nourish your hair. Natural body butter can replenish stressed, dry hair. Just rub it into dry hair and then wash hair as normal.
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[Disclaimer: The US Food and Drug Administration FDA has only recently begun to regulate this area. Before beginning to use a new product, check with your doctor, dermatologist, or another healthcare provider first.]
The difference between body butter and lotion is mainly that there is more fat content from oils in body butter, giving body butter a thicker consistency than body lotion and greater suitability for very dry skin. Therefore, the right choice really depends on your goals and your skin type.
For more intensive moisturizing or rougher skin, use body butter. This is also true for general body skin, but not sensitive areas like the face. That’s because unlike facial creams, body butters contain raw, less refined ingredients that are more basic. Due to these factors along with less water content and spreadability, applying body butters to sensitive facial skin can cause discoloration or acne.
To apply body butter, place a generous scoop directly on your skin and massage the body butter into the skin gently using broad, firm strokes until it is mostly absorbed but a thin layer remains.
Sagely blends a high dose of CBD with peppermint, safflower seed oil, and argan oil for a cooling, non-greasy lightweight formula that is great for everyday use to treat tired, stressed and fatigued muscles and joints.
CBD has a number of uses, which conveniently includes helping with easing pre-menstrual discomfort. This topical lotion contains 120 mg of CBD, as well as vanilla and verbena to help with cramps.
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Though technically not a cream, this rich balm melts into a luxurious emulsion to revive, relieve and calm inflammation, whether it’s in the form of sore muscles or irritated skin. The aroma is fresh and lightly hempy—arguably the most sophisticated version we’ve smelled— with a touch of sandalwood and sage. The best part: the cannabinoid (CBD etc.) and terpene (which accentuate the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids) blend is 1:1, so you get a full spectrum of benefits.
If you’re looking to feel some of that soothing power for yourself, here are a few of our top picks.
CBD is a buzzy name in the health and wellness world these days—you’ve probably noticed that the ingredient is in everything from supplements to topicals. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is the non-psychoactive compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant. Proponents of CBD say it has the ability to interact with your own body’s endocannabinoid system for a natural analgesic effect, working to take down inflammation—think major pain relief. As such, CBD has cropped up in a number of THC-free body products (you can also take it orally, too) used to treat anything from body aches and knots, tightness, cramping and even skin irritation, such as burns or dryness. Of course, this means that it’s become a part of many a wellness and self-care routine.
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However, when compared to skin-care pillar ingredients like retinols and vitamin C, the research behind CBD's efficacy in skin care (especially beyond the realms of being a temporary topical pain reliever) is still relatively in its infancy. "There is limited data to suggest that CBD may decrease oil production when applied topically," says Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital, who explains that unlike marijuana, which contains psychoactive THC, hemp seed oil is a common source of naturally anti-inflammatory cannabinoids — which is what ends up in all of those lotions and potions. "Hemp seed oil also acts as an emollient to smooth rough cells on the skin's surface and offers moisturizing benefits," he adds.
So whether you love to slather your skin in serums or treat yourself to a 20-minute mask session, this trendy ingredient has found its way into virtually every step of our beauty regimens. Here, we present 17 CBD-infused skin-care products to add a hit of calm to your daily routine.
Unless you've been tuned out to the beauty world these last few months, odds are you've heard of an ingredient called CBD (short for cannabidiol). The buzzy ingredient, which, no, won't get you high, even if ingested as an oral tincture or supplement, has now evolved into a bonafide skin-care trend, with brands offering a luxe spin on what used to be a highly niche category. "With an impressive and evergrowing number of studies finding CBD to be a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory among many other properties, it is now being used to treat pain, anxiety, spasms, and much more," New York City-based aesthetician Jeannel Astarita tells Allure.
In this episode, we're setting the record straight on one of the most polarizing ingredients out there. Learn what to search for when buying a CBD-infused product. (Runtime: 5 minutes)
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