Acne breakouts. Much acne is caused by hormones, but acne causes redness and swelling, and research shows that CBD helps fight that related inflammation and normalize skin cell growth.
Lotions have a higher water content than creams. Any lotion, including one infused with CBD, is typically a mix of droplets of oil and water and is both non-greasy and lighter weight than cream.
Using thicker CBD body creams on your face means running the risk of breaking out. Many body creams lack UV protection, too, so you also risk a sunburn. Body creams can clog the pores around the eyes, in particular, leading to small, white cysts called milia. And especially for anyone who suffers from psoriasis, eczema, or any other inflammatory skin condition, using body moisturizer on the face can actually make the symptoms worse.
Can You Use Any CBD Cream On Your Face?
We’ve talked a lot about this brand elsewhere, but let’s get into it a little here because it relates to this face cream’s quality.
Extract Labs CBD face cream is thick and smooth enough to spread onto the face easily. Each tin contains 1500mg of CBD. The cream soothes, hydrates, and calms irritated skin, including inflammation and redness from acne and rosacea.
Along with the CO2-extracted full-spectrum hemp seed oil, the ingredients include beeswax, jojoba, lavender, rosemary, and shea butter. This promises to soothe, nourish, and moisturize your face and relax your mood with its smell.
Body creams or butters mimic the thickness of face creams—and they are costlier. And while they are intended to feel oilier than lotions as all creams do, a cream intended for the face should never feel greasy. It will have a different composition than a cream for the body.
Apply morning and night to face and neck after cleansing.
Meet your new favorite face cream. A skin-transforming blend of phytonutrient-rich CBD, moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid and naturally sourced actives help to deeply hydrate and comfort your complexion. What you will notice: reduced redness, fewer breakouts, even tone, softer and smoother texture, and an overall boost in radiance.
WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARIC ACID, HEMP SEED OIL, HYALURONIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, PANTHENOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT, PINUS PINASTER BARK/BUD EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) LEAF EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, GERANIUM MACULATUM EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM (LIME) PEEL EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, COFFEA ROBUSTA SEED EXTRACT, CANNABIDIOL (CBD), ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, CETEARETH-20, RETINOL, ASCORBIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SQUALANE, POLYSORBATE 60, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM PCA, ALLANTOIN, CARBOMER, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBIC ACID
How to use
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.
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.
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