Is There Such Thing As Designer CBD?

As governments across the world have begun loosening the restrictions on cannabidiol that were strictly enforced earlier, the CBD market seems to explode. It was after the medical world came up with sufficient evidence of the harmless nature of the compound when the US government considered revising their stance on CBD. In 2018, hemp derived cannabidiol that contained less than 0.3% THC was legalized in the US.

The influence of CBD has expanded beyond the field of therapeutics. It has become influential in the cosmetic industry with various fancy products being launched on a daily basis. In this article, we mention some of the designer CBD products that seem to interest CBD enthusiasts.

CBD Perfumes

The skyrocketing growth of CBD has inspired the formulation of various hearty fragrances that earns a significant fan base for CBD perfumes. Unlike you expect it to be, CBD perfumes are not about the peculiar marijuana odor. Many perfumes and candles that claim to contain cannabis compounds hardly contain any cannabinoid. They are inspired fragrances that range from powdery to woody and fruity.

A category of personal care products and perfumes contain CBD oil as their key ingredient. Raw CBD oil does not have a significant odor. Hence the brands use additional green and earthy fragrance to accentuate the natural aroma of the perfume. Green earthy scent is common to several best-selling CBD perfumes.

CBD Bath Bombs

If you want an at-home spa experience enhanced with the healing effects of CBD, you get it by taking a hot water bath added on with the aromatic effervescence caused by CBD bath bombs exploding in the bath. CBD bath bombs have a unique combination of Epsom salts, baking soda, citric acid, coloring additives and the most important of all, cannabidiol.

They offer an interesting way of administering CBD by letting our body absorb the CBD through the skin pores. The whole body gets the nourishing benefits of cannabidiol and produces faster effects than CBD topicals.

CBD Massage Candles

Beautifully crafted CBD massage candles help in de-stressing by setting an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere filled with the hearty fragrance that the burning candle gives off. When the candle melts, massage the liquid onto your face and body for the soothing relief you want.

CBD massage candles are made of skin friendly ingredients, with its major ingredient CBD oil promising relaxation by helping with soreness, dryness, sun burns, and problems that affect the health of the skin.

CBD Pillow Mist

One of the newest CBD trend, CBD pillow mist seems to work like magic when it comes to helping the users doze off to sleep. CBD pillow mist contains cannabidiol along with hearty natural fragrances and therapeutic herbs. The general dosage recommended is 2-3 sprays on the pillow every night.

The ingredients in the sleep mist work together to give the calming effect you were looking for and do not let you wait for what seems like an eternity to fall asleep.

CBD Mascara

Once cannabidiol became a popular additive in cosmetic products, there was no turning back. The use of CBD is not just limited to your moisturizing creams and hair shampoo. Instead, a plethora of CBD cosmetics is available in the market.

Although you might have to pay more for CBD mascara than what you pay for a conventional one, the benefits it offers makes the price you pay worth it. Although there are no clinical studies to back the benefits of CBD mascara, users have reported that their eyelashes grew healthy on applying CBD mascara due to the presence of beneficial fatty acids in it. Many vegan options are available in CBD mascara.

CBD Shampoo

There is no way you can wind up the discussion about cosmetics without mentioning even once about the wide selection of hair care products designed to address all your hair problems. About 20 known amino acids and vitamins A,B,C,D,E etc in CBD are powerful nutrients that promote the formation of collagen, the protein that improves the elasticity of hair and nourishes scalp tissue, all aiding the growth of healthy hair.

CBD shampoo helps you handle issues of the scalp and dryness of hair.

CBD Lip Balm

With an unimaginable number of products being marketed under the label, ‘cannabidiol’, you may begin to doubt their legitimacy. However CBD lip balm is no hype. It gives you the results you want.  Chapped skin tends to heal faster on using CBD lip balm due to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. CBD oil infused into an appropriate lip balm formulation will help seal moisture in your lips.

CBD Face Mask

Skincare is a booming market that sees the introduction of a plethora of interesting products. CBD face mask is one such product. It attempts to exploit the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD to achieve the perfect balance of oil and moisture in skin to keep it hydrated.

Face masks come in two varieties. The first one is a sheet face mask that is placed on the skin to let the ingredients get absorbed into the skin. After the specified duration, peel off the mask and wash your face. The second type is similar to normal creams and lotions. Apply it over your face and wait for some time to allow the ingredients penetrate into your skin. Wash it off after keeping it on the face for the mentioned duration.

Although CBD face mask is a topical CBD product, the recommended usage frequency is not the same as that of topicals like creams and lotions that can be used on a daily basis. The general recommendation is that you may use CBD face masks 1-3 times a day.

CBD Hair Oil

CBD hair oil offers cure for various conditions that affect the scalp, which in turn affects the growth of your hair. CBD oil helps reduce the signs of itchiness and flakes on the scalp that are characteristic of conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, dandruff etc.

Fatty acids like Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 in CBD oil helps lock moisture in the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Hair loss is the common hair problem that is caused by various factors like hormonal changes, disease conditions, over processed hair etc. CBD oil stimulates hair growth by increasing blood circulation in the scalp and delivering required nutrients to the right points. Smoother and healthy hair is the result you get from using CBD hair oil.

CBD Bath Salts

Bath salts are luxury treatments that give you the benefits of exfoliating agents and essential oils. The bath salts are dissolved in the hot water tub after which you soak in it. The CBD bath frees you from all the stress of the day. In addition to the mental relaxation that CBD offers, it offers relief from symptoms of various physical disorders.

Being an anti-inflammatory and analgesic compound, CBD relieves the muscle tension and associated pain that is common after heavy workouts or stressful physical activity. Taking a soak in the tub with CBD salt after you are done with your daily workout routine relaxes your muscles and alleviates the post-workout pain.

A hot bath can do a lot to make you feel better at times when you are tired out battling everyday stress. In addition to the benefits of cannabidiol, the ingredients that range from Himalayan rock salt to lavender set the ideal relaxing environment.

CBD And The Cosmetic Industry

Over the years, cosmetic industry has grown to the industrial giants they are now, with cosmetics being a part of our daily beauty routine. It is almost like women feel less confident when they miss the light touch of makeup when they go out. Beyond its shimmer and glamour, cosmetic industry often has a grey side to it in the form of unethically sourced ingredients, harmful synthetic contents etc.

If you are into regular use of synthetic cosmetics, there are chances that the health of your skin might be compromised. This pretty well explains why there is increasing fondness for cosmetics that contain more herbal ingredients.

How CBD is beneficial in handling skin conditions is best explained by its interaction with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. The receptors are spread across different parts of the body including the skin. By influencing the action of endocannabinoid receptors, CBD helps relieve inflammatory skin conditions like acne, skin irritation, redness etc.

The anti-aging benefits of CBD are attributed to its anti-oxidant properties. This can be better explained by understanding the aging process in our body in detail. The influx of free radicals is responsible for the aging signs that surface on our skin. Free radicals are atoms that are unstable due to the presence of unpaired electrons, thereby increasing their affinity for electrons. When oxygen molecule splits up into two atoms in the body, they become free radicals that pull out electrons from healthy cells in the body and damage them. The phenomenon is called oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress and resulting damage in the body can be controlled by balancing the level of anti-oxidants in the body with the number of free radicals. Anti-oxidants supply electrons to the free radicals   before they pull out electrons from healthy cells. CBD is an anti-oxidant that can check the signs of aging efficiently by reducing oxidative stress.

Not all skin types can tolerate the higher chemical content in conventional cosmetics. People with sensitive skin types often report reactions on using synthetic cosmetics. Being obtained from plant source, fancy CBD products are relatively safe on skin. While you choose CBD personal care products make sure that their product qualities are assured by third party lab results and the ingredients do not cause allergic reactions.

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