The Science Behind CBD Skincare

June 14, 2024  •  CBD, Skincare

CBD in skincare products

The world of skincare is constantly evolving as we discover innovative ingredients, technologies and treatments to address various skin concerns. Now more than ever, we as informed consumers are more attentive to overall skin health and ingredient quality than previous generations.

One of the most exciting developments in recent years is the integration of cannabidiol (CBD) into various skincare products. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD has shown promising results in soothing pain, reducing redness and inflammatory responses, making it an ideal ingredient for those seeking a natural approach to skincare. In this article, we’ll delve into the science behind CBD’s benefits for the skin, and discuss how our Canna Body Butter and CBD Infused Lotion can provide relief for various skin conditions.


How Does It Work?

CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that helps regulate various physiological processes, including pain perception and inflammation. When CBD is applied topically, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the skin, reducing inflammation and soothing the affected area. This makes CBD an appealing option for those dealing with skin conditions such as itchiness, mild acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dryness.

A study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science found that CBD exhibits anti-inflammatory effects, which could be beneficial in alleviating skin conditions marked by inflammation. Because of its ability to modulate the immune system as well as pain receptors, and thanks to recent changes in legal status of hemp-derived CBD in the Federal Farm Bill 0f 2018, more researchers are conducting studies on this compound in order to shed light on its most optimal methods of delivery and its benefits for all-around human health.


The Benefits of CBD in Skincare

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

CBD’s most notable benefit is its potent anti-inflammatory properties. By interacting with the ECS, CBD may help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. This is particularly beneficial for conditions like eczema and psoriasis, where inflammation leads to redness, itching, and discomfort.

Moisturizing and Nourishing

CBD-infused skincare products are often formulated with additional moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, natural plant oils, and more. These ingredients help to hydrate the skin, improve its barrier function, and lock in moisture. For instance, our Canna Body Butter and CBD Infused Lotion are designed to provide deep hydration while also delivering the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD.

Antioxidant Properties

CBD is also rich in antioxidants, which help protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation. These antioxidants may help reduce the signs of aging by neutralizing free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage skin cells and accelerate the aging process.

Balancing Oil Production

For those with oily or acne-prone skin, CBD can help regulate the production of sebum, the oily substance produced by sebaceous glands. By maintaining a balance in sebum production, CBD may prevent the clogging of pores and reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts.

Pain and Itch Relief

Topical application of CBD may provide localized pain and itch relief. Whether it’s from chronic skin conditions or temporary irritations, CBD’s interaction with skin receptors may help alleviate discomfort and promote a more comfortable skin experience.


Doctor-Formulated Skincare Solutions

Skincare formulations that are created by a physician offer an extra level of scrutiny, testing and transparency than many other products available on the market, whose origins and potency often leaves a lot to be desired.

Our Canna Body Butter combines the moisturizing power of Shea Butter with the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD. This luxurious formula deeply nourishes the skin, helping to alleviate dryness and irritation. It spreads (like butter) over large areas of the skin, providing relief and hydration. It’s particularly useful for sports recovery, on areas that have worked the hardest.

For those seeking a lighter option, our CBD Lotion is infused with Aloe Vera, providing a soothing and cooling effect while delivering the therapeutic benefits of CBD. Aloe Vera is known to help with sunburns, hydrating the skin and providing relief. Because this formula is lighter, it can be applied anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, back and chest, areas that are prone to breakouts.


Looking to the Future

As the skincare industry continues to evolve, it’s important to seek out products that are effective, gentle, and backed by science. When shopping for skincare products that include CBD, look for formulations that are vetted by a physician, third party lab tested, and from a reputable source. Your skin is the largest organ in your body; you should take good care of it and never settle for anything less than excellent.


FDA Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.