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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our CBD Facial is a 45-minute facial in our Aesthetic Lab. Similar to our other Aesthetic Lab 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.