A Beginner's Guide to CBD Skincare Products

"CBD is non-psychoactive and has proven to reduce inflammation and calm the skin. Reducing inflammation and allowing skin to recover is essential for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne."

Ashley Smith by Cara Stricker

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CBD is a officially the new age ingredient to try in beauty products. CBD or cannabidiol is derived from hemp. Don't worry, it won't get you high. CBD is non-psychoactive and has proven to reduce inflammation and calm the skin. Reducing inflammation and allowing skin to recover is essential for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

My only experience so far with CBD is in products from Cannuka. Their products contain therapeutic levels of CBD. My skin feels majorly hydrated and calmed after every application. Cannuka formulas also contain manuka honey. I've previously written about how I like to do manuka honey masks. Manuka is an antibacterial and antimicrobial agent.

CBD is a natural antioxidant and rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The Healing Skin Balm from Cannuka is a new favorite to nourish my skin with. It reminds me of Egyptian Magic as it is similar in texture, having to warm between fingers so the product melts before application. My skin on my face has had some slight breakouts along my cheek and jaw line. The balm has reduced my blemishes and given my skin a healthy glow. CBD reduces redness and the vitamin E, shea butter, rose hip oil, orange peel butter, and grapeseed oil replenish and protect skin. It is one of those multi-purpose products I can see becoming a staple.

Cannuka's Calming Eye Balm protects the delicate skin under the eyes. The balm treats fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. CBD is known to fights against free radicals that are responsible for the aging process. I'm quickly started to use the balm all the time. I don't usually apply anything under eye, especially since my eyes are so sensitive and excess product irritates them. I haven't had this issue with the calming eye balm and I really love the all natural quality.

Makes sense that something as natural as hemp would have anti-aging and soothing properties. Cannuka's Nourishing Body Cream immediately brings relief to dry skin. It also soothes sun burns. I read CBD cleanses and exfoliates the skin to rejuvenate the complexion as well. These are all benefits I look for in beauty products but never ones we usually get in say a regular lotion or cream. The fact that CBD has al these benefits has me ready to try more and more beauty products with the pure cannabidiol.

-By TGH