The beauty industry is booming, and many of us are looking for the next best thing. There are plenty of products out there claiming to make people look ten years younger with a single application (and an autopay option). Fortunately, people are learning that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Searching for “beauty products” online can compound the problem. With about 5 billion results, finding the best products is like finding a beautiful needle in a digital haystack. That doesn’t even begin to cover the products we run across on grocery store shelves or in specialty boutiques on a daily basis.
This is why the rise of CBD products within the beauty industry has really started to generate some interest. Not just because CBD is a health buzzword right now, but because many of these products are scientifically proven to work.
CBD beauty products and the FDA
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has a rocky relationship with pretty much everything related to cannabis. After their approval of Epidiolex, a seizure medication, many in the beauty industry had hoped that other types of products weren’t far behind. However, the FDA relies heavily on scientific materials. The approval of CBD beauty products isn’t likely without more study and a better understanding of their long-term effects.
It’s important to remember that just because something hasn’t been touted by the FDA, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have legitimate benefits. Between the FDA and the FTC, consumers are widely protected against “snake oil” scams that could be downright harmful.
One of the things that set CBD beauty products apart from other products in the industry, is the fact that the FDA is so actively researching the impact of cannabis on different parts of the body. The claims about fighting inflammation, breakouts, and other benefits to the skin and body aren’t being pulled out of thin air. CBD oil and products derived from it are no placebo.
These claims are largely based on scientific studies that have been conducted to try to understand how these CBD-infused products can best benefit the human body. In other words, these aren’t just products designed to make someone rich and give someone else false hope. They have a very real role in the beauty industry, and we’re still figuring out exactly what that is.
Navigating the legalities of CBD across the United States
This is where the use of CBD products can get a bit sticky. With so many states legalizing marijuana and its byproducts, it’s difficult to imagine being arrested for receiving your favorite CBD face cream. As innocuous as these products may sound, some of them come with hefty legal penalties.
The key to avoiding legal problems is knowing exactly where your CBD products come from, and making sure that they’ve been subjected to third-party scientific testing. Some manufacturers claim that hemp-derived CBD products are legal in all 50 states due to the 2014 Farm Bill which included provisions for industrial hemp. Some states are still arguing this, and use the murky origins of some of the products as a way to keep them off of store shelves.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Check with your state and local laws concerning the use of CBD products. The last thing anyone wants is for you to have to include the cost of bail in with the cost of your monthly supply of CBD body wash or lip balm.
What can CBD beauty products do for you?
So, now that we’ve gotten the technicalities out of the way, let’s look at what CBD beauty products can actually do to improve your beauty regimen.
Everyone has a complete endocannabinoid system in their body. This is made up of a series of different receptors that are open to different components within hemp and cannabis products. CBD products made from industrial grade hemp plug into these receptors without giving you the high feeling we all associate with regular marijuana.
All of the benefits, and none of the drawbacks that some people dislike. While it sounds great, it’s still important to speak to your doctor before replacing any necessary health and beauty products with their CBD counterparts. Even the best products can’t trump 12 years of college and an experienced physician.
CBD skin care products have been proven to help with conditions like uneven, sensitive, or very dry skin. The fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) in hemp oil are what make it such a great moisturizer. For some people, various CBD health and beauty products also work to fight stress and help get their day started or ended in the best possible way.
CBD For Life carries a wide range of different beauty products that we’ve married with other ingredients to create something truly unique. They also make excellent gifts in the holiday season, even for pets!
There are products for every step of your beauty routine.
Seriously, we have something for every part of your beauty routine. From body and face washes to calming creams meant to moisturize and improve skin. Every part of your day can be infused with CBD products with generally fantastic results.
Topicals can be used to reduce inflammation, redness, and to calm skin on multiple levels. This isn’t just for your face, either. Topicals, which include creams and salves, can be used all over the body. They make fantastic massage additives, and CBD For Life produces several products just for this. There is even a CBD eye serum which has been developed to take advantage of the extract’s anti-aging properties.
Washes, sprays, and even our tinctures can all have a positive impact on your beauty routine. When you’re well-rested, calm, and feeling good about yourself, your beauty routine is much more effective. After all, beauty starts on the inside, and self-care is the number one priority in any personal beauty or health regimen.
If you have questions, comments, or just want more information about CBD products in general, reach out to us here at CBD For Life. Comment below or join the conversation on social media today!