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Benefits of CBD Skincare

Updated: Jul 1, 2022

CBD is the powerhouse botanical or hero ingredient in Aureum skincare products. This compound has a never-ending list of benefits that help transform dull skin into GLOWING skin.



Here are 4 of the main benefits you’ll experience by adding CBD products into your skincare routine:


1. CBD aids in the reduction of wrinkles and ageing

Derived from the cannabis plant, it is no surprise that CBD is an antioxidant. If you are looking to purchase any anti-aging skincare products, antioxidants are the first ingredients to look for! “According to a highly certified dermatologist, Liam Mack, antioxidants protect the skin by reducing and counteracting free radical production.” These free radicals, as a refresher, can assault your skin, damaging healthy skin cells and creating oxidative stress. “Antioxidants protect your skin from this and help reduce pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.” – Lapidos (2019). This means that the anti-oxidative properties of CBD help to visibly lessen signs of aging such as wrinkles and skin dullness.


2. CBD helps to visibly restore acne-prone skin types

Extensive Research has established that acne is an inflammatory condition that can be reduced and/or cleared by products with anti-inflammatory properties.


Such products soothe skin as well as reduce breakouts and acne-related redness.


Numerous studies have revealed that CBD has incredible anti-inflammatory, calming properties and also inhibits excess oil production when applied topically to your skin, showing that CBD products are an excellent option when seeking products to reduce breakouts and redness and soothe and/or clear reactive skin types.



3. CBD helps balance the excretion of sebaceous glands

Many individuals experience oily skin while others experience dry skin. This is the result of an imbalance of sebum (the natural oil that our skin excretes). Sebum helps to protect and moisturise our skin. However, acne may occur when our bodies produce too much sebum (this may be related to genetics, hormones, stress, diet or medications) and dry skin may occur when our bodies produce insufficient sebum. When our bodies produce excess sebum, it may mix with dirt or other pollutants, which clog our pores and may cause acne. However, multiple studies suggest that CBD has a positive effect on our sebaceous glands, balancing sebum production therefore preventing excess or insufficient oil production. This, together with CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, help prevent acne-related oily skin as well as dry skin.


4. Helps relieve triggers of Eczema and Psoriasis

Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, when it is applied to your skin topically it may help reduce triggers of Eczema and Psoriasis for some individuals. Multiple compelling studies have been conducted that support this statement. For example, a study conducted by Wilkinson & Williamson (2007) showed that CBD “slowed down the growth and division of skin cells involved in psoriatic skin rashes”. Furthermore, another study conducted by Palmieri, Laurino & Vadala (2019), found that “the topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative [to] improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background [such as eczema & psoriasis]”. Read the full academic journal articles for these studies online (refer to the reference list).




 

All our research has been conducted using published academic journal articles in order to provide credible information to increase your knowledge about CBD.


REFERENCES


  • Lapidos, R. 2019. “You’re a to Z Guide to the Most Potent Skin-Care Antioxidants Around”, 01 May 2019. Available at: https://www.wellandgood.com/antioxidants-for-skin-benefits/ [Accessed January 2021].

  • Palmieri B, Laurino C, Vadalà M. A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars. Clin Ter. 2019 Mar-Apr;170(2):e93-e99. doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2116. PMID: 30993303.

  • Wilkinson JD, Williamson EM. Cannabinoids inhibit human keratinocyte proliferation through a non-CB1/CB2 mechanism and have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis. J Dermatol Sci. 2007 Feb;45(2):87-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2006.10.009. Epub 2006 Dec 6. PMID: 17157480.

  • Brave, Leslie. (2019). CBD the Skin, Mind and Body. Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine. 5. 1-5. 10.24966/ACIM-7562/100060.

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