CBD has been shown to benefit just about everything mentioned by the media, right? Well, although it seems like there’s no way it’s possible it can heal more, CBD actually has many benefits for your skin and face along with it’s vast amount of internal benefits.
Hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, but THC is only fully legal in 11 states (as of publishing). This is also where some confusion between hemp seed oil and hemp-derived CBD comes in to play. Comparing hemp seed oil and hemp-derived CBD is like comparing potatoes with vodka, In other words: They come from the same plant, but have vastly different properties.
“PRODUCTS WITH CBD HAVE MORE SIGNIFICANT REGENERATIVE, ANTI-AGING, AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS THAN THOSE PRODUCTS MADE WITH HEMP OIL.”
Hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant. Products with hemp seed oil are rich in several vitamins, as well as Omega fatty acids. It’s nice for your skin — Omegas have a plumping, hydrating effect — but hemp seed oil doesn’t contain CBD. (Plenty of beauty brands would love for you to think it does, though. This practice is referred to as “weed-washing,” or making it seem as if there’s CBD in a product, when really, it’s just hemp seed oil.)
On the other hand, CBD is an extract from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant. Products with CBD have more significant regenerative, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory effects than those products made with hemp oil. This is known as “the entourage effect,” The different parts of the plant (leaves, flowers, stalks) are thought to work together in a compounding manner, amplifying the overall benefits.
Lets Dive Deeper Into Why You Should Be Using Zen In A Bottle Internally, AND On Your Face:
1. 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 and help soothe skin (that’s where CBD comes in) is likely to visibly reduce breakouts, especially acne-related redness. Numerous studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied on the skin. Research also shows that CBD has the potential to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the flow of skin’s oil.
2. For Wrinkles and Anti-Aging
Because it comes from a plant, it’s not surprising that CBD oil also 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.
3. CBD Oil 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.
4. Sustainable, Cruelty Free, and Chemical Free
Another huge bonus for using CBD as a facial oil is that you know exactly what’s going into it. Anyone who has taken a look at the ingredients list on the back of their moisturizers, haircare products, and makeup products knows that the long scary list of chemicals that can disrupt your hormones, mental health, and physical health. This bottle will also eliminate the need for many other skincare products making it a highly sustainable and low-waste option. Also, we’re 100% VEGAN!
Want to get creative with using our CBD Oil for your skin? Check out this skin cream recipe!
CBD FACE CREAM
35g of almond oil, jojoba oil or argan oil
15g cacao butter
5g shea butter
5 grams coconut oil
¼ teaspoon of rosehip oil (optional)
5 drops of carrot seed oil (optional)
10 drops lavender oil (optional)
30 drops of organic full spectrum Zen In A Bottle CBD oil
Place all ingredients into a glass bowl. Put the bowl over a pan of freshly boiled water (off the heat) and stir until all ingredients are melted.
When the ingredients have melted together, pour the mixture into a dark glass jar and store in the refrigerator to prolong shelf life.