It’s the buzz word of the moment, but when you’re looking to reset the mind, relax and generally rebalance then CBD is a great go to. This relatively new ingredient in the UK has 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 EXACTLY IS CBD?
Well, derived from the Cannabis plant, CBD is a molecule that is found in hemp 🌱. It’s a great ingredient to help calm the mind, sooth irritated skin and bring you back to balance. It is one of 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant.
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 Snoop Dog, like the fact it’s one of the world’s most potent antioxidants and therefore is great for inflamed or irritated skin.
WILL I GET HIGH LIKE SNOOP?
You will not 🤪! As stated above, CBD is non-psychoactive and contains less than 0.3% THC, meaning you’ll feel super relaxed and your skin will feel amazing, but you will not get high. You can drive and take a drug test and you’ll be completely clean. You will however feel super relaxed and your skin will feel very soft and calm.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD OIL IN SKINCARE?
Numerous 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 test-tube 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 and helps to lessen visible signs of ageing, diminish dull skin and soften ruddy skin tone (winning!). It is also 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 G, which are important for the overall health and appearance of skin.
Lastly, it is also has a natural optimising effect on other active ingredients helping them penetrate deeper into the skin.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD
London based CBD specialist thedrug.store reports the majority of its customers to purchase CBD for potential anxiolytic (anxiety reducing) as well as anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities.
Research suggests CBD can have quite a significant impact on anxiety disorders but is increasingly used against stress, trouble sleeping and as a general relaxant.
On the other hand, the anti-inflammatory properties aren't only popular in skincare but may also to help for chronic inflammatory conditions, pain management and inflammatory gut health issues with products ranging from oils, capsules to pain creams.
CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in establishing homeostasis, essentially keeping the body in balance, resulting in CBD as a popular low dosage daily supplement, as research continues to search for further potential benefits of the extract.
WHAT IS THE YOUNG LDN CBD FACIAL?
Our Spring/Summer19 seasonal CBD facial is a 45-minute facial on our peel bar. Similar to our other peel bar treatments, this is a super relaxing facial, that will leave your skin feeling clean, soft and glowing. It is great for the summer months because unlike with a peel, you can go in the sun afterwards! We use all of the techniques our clients have come to love in our peel bar treatment and dial these up in certain places. An extended CBD oil pressure point and lifting face massage is one of the highlights! You’ll also begin the treatment with a CBD coffee to start to relax the mind and get you in the zone.
WHY MEDTERRA CBD OIL?
We use a brand called Medterra which is made in Kentucky. Every plant is extracted under the strict guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program and then third party tested and guaranteed to be free of contaminants.
An important factor in choosing Medterra is the quality and purity of their CBD. The brand chose the Kentucky Farm Collective because of the quality of the hemp plants being grown under the Federal Farm Bill and in conjunction with the Kentucky Agricultural Department Hemp Pilot Program.
Med Terra utilise a CO2 extraction that allows them to draw the CBD from the plant material and filter out unnatural substances, maximizing pure CBD concentration with 0% THC, guaranteed. Though expensive, this safe and gentle extraction method is critical for yielding the highest quality cannabidiol found in the hemp plant.
As a result, the quality of their CBD produced from the whole plant is some of the purest available. The Med Terra CBD Oil is also tasteless meaning you don’t get that hemp taste that some people don’t like.