Arguably the must-have wellness ingredient of 2018, Cannabidiol, or CBD (a compound found in cannabis), has been making a lot of noise in the beauty industry. And it’s only set to intensify in 2019.
With a wealth of information, research and clinical trials all touting the seemingly endless benefits of regular CBD use, be it ingested or topically applied for its analgesic properties, there is enough evidence that proves this non-psychoactive strand of cannabis is also a heavy hitter when it comes to our beauty and wellbeing regimes.
It’s popping up in our face creams, our serums and in our food promising to soothe dry skin, get rid of troublesome pimples and even turn back the clock on ageing skin. This is due to CBD’s effect on our endocannabinoid system, its anti-inflammatory properties and because it’s full of vitamins A, D and E.
If you’re ready to dive head-first into the world of CBD, these are the three must-have products to get you started.
Charlotte’s Web Hemp-Infused Balm
Touted as the world’s most trusted hemp extract brand, Denver-based company Charlotte’s Web has a laundry list of awards on their mantle and are FDA approved. Shipped globally, Charlotte’s Web’s succinct line of hemp oil products include olive oils, dietary supplements and hemp-infused creams and balms to support a more balanced lifestyle. Their body balm is not only full of soothing ingredients like shea butter, vitamin B and aloe, it is infused with their award-winning CBD oil to soothe inflamed skin.
Not Pot CBD Gummies
American-based company Not Pot went viral upon their launch earlier this year and sold out of their strawberry flavoured vegan CBD gummies in a single day. Not Pot quite literally shows the surge in demand for CBD products as a lifestyle choice; their gummies contain medical grade CBD which is ethically sourced from hemp instead of marijuana and is backed by a wealth of research promoting the benefits of regular CBD use. This includes, but is not limited to better concentration, lessening feelings of anxiety and depression (CBD activates the 5-HT1A (hydroxytryptamine) serotonin receptor, which floods your body with antidepressants), aids in managing and maintaining a healthy weight, and pain management.
Not Pot is also a staunch supporter of The Bail Project which aims to combat mass incarceration and wealth-based detention in the USA. To incite change, Not Pot pays for one person’s bail each month as a way of breaking the cycle.
Sun State CBD Bath Bomb
An Australian company scouring the globe for the highest quality and legal CBD products, The CBD Move is helping change the way we think about natural therapies as part of a day-to-day balanced lifestyle.
With products such as CBD gummies, vapes and oils, we’re hooked on Sun State’s CBD bath bombs, formulated especially to soothe aching muscles. After a 30-minute soak in the tub with one of these, it promises to have you feeling cooler and calmer.
What’s next for this untapped resource? Terpenes. Technically the part of the cannabis plant that gives it its distinctive smell, terpenes are much like an essential oil. Combined with CBD (and in lieu of THC) there is a tonne of research being carried out as to how the two can work harmoniously together, enhancing the benefits.
You heard it here first, the age of CBD is upon us.
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