CBD Oil Trend: Need to Know

Cannabis beauty is everywhere right now, but what does it actually do? If you’re ready to dip a toe in the CBD oil trend, but you’re not sure where to start, this guide should help…

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People have long been aware of the medicinal and healing properties of cannabis, and with the recent decimalisation of marijuana in many parts of the world, it is a hot topic of the moment. No more so than in the beauty world, where the CBD oil market is one of the fastest growing areas of the industry. Celebrity fans include Emma Roberts and Kim Kardashian and products containing CBD oil now range from mascara to body lotion. But what is it? And what is it good for? Read my guide before you try it…


Image Credit @ Mark Segal for New York Times

What is CBD Oil?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is extracted from the cannabis stavia plant. It is not to be confused with another popular compound extracted from the plant, THC, which is the one with the ability to get you stoned. So that’s the first thing you need to know, CBD oil products cannot get you high! But it is hugely useful as a beauty ingredient, because it has vitamins A, D and E, anti-inflammatory properties and essential fatty acids. Sounds more like a superfood than a drug, right?

CBD Oil in Beauty

The anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties of CBD oil are what makes it an appealing prospect for the beauty industry. Inflammation is at the root of the majority of skin conditions, including dry skin, psoriasis, acne, ageing and eczema, so the ingredient can be helpful in treating all of these. Studies have shown that CBD helps suppress breakouts by regulating oil production, meaning it’s a good alternative treatment option if your skin isn’t suited to retinoids or other harsher alternatives.

Image Credit @ Mark Segal for New York Times

Ready to give it a go? Try these CBD oil beauty products…

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