By now, like many, you are also bombarded with so many clickbait headlines about CBD oil, CBD pain relief, and most recently, CBD beauty products. Without a doubt, CBD has become one of the most fascinating buzzwords in the beauty industry. But how legitimate are these claims?
Knowing how misinformation can permeate and influence many people’s choices, we listed the five most common myths about CBD cosmetics to shed some light on this matter. We hope to help you become more informed with your choices and not easily fall into the marketing stunts of many posts online.
Most Common CBD Skincare Myths – And Why They Are Wrong
- Myth #1: CBD beauty products will make you high.
While CBD, or cannabidiol, is often associated with marijuana, this compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant is non-psychoactive in nature.1 It won’t give you that daylong euphoric state of mind. Instead, with its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, topical administration of CBD can provide a non-invasive alternative to improve the quality of life of many patients suffering from serious skin conditions, especially those with inflammatory backgrounds.2
- Myth #2: CBD beauty products are not safe to use.
Organic skin care products, like Complete Hemp’s Collagen Booster Serum with CBD and Face & Eye Moisturizer with CBD, are made from carefully selected ingredients (such as organic oils, microalgae, neroli oil, xanthan gum, aloe vera, Vitamin C & E, organic vegetable glycerin, kokum butter, and licorice) that meet the same standards as organic food. This means that these are free from animal and petroleum products, artificial colors and fragrances, GMOs, toxins, fillers, synthetic chemicals, dyes, and bleach.
Choosing CBD beauty products means choosing ingredients that work with nature and in harmony with your body.
- Myth #3: CBD is best when ingested.
While CBD has been best known to be taken orally or inhaled through smoke and vape, what most people don’t know is that: there are various ways of CBD administration. Receptors from the endocannabinoid system (which plays a big role in various pathologies like skin and cosmetic disorders) can be found throughout the body, including the skin. According to studies, because of the ingredients of CBD beauty products, topical application of these CBD products may be efficacious to those who have skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, pruritus, and inflammatory conditions.3
- Myth #4: CBD beauty products and cosmetics are all the same.
Now, the most important thing that you have to keep in mind is that: not all CBD beauty products are created equally. The ingredients and the amount of CBD added to the cosmetics or skincare product may vary from one manufacturer to the other. In some cases, there are CBD beauty products sold to many individuals that actually don’t contain CBD at all. This you have to be very aware of.
We at Complete Hemp are very much dedicated to providing high-quality beauty products that are specifically formulated to complement and enhance the potentials of CBD to the body. Our products are made of organic and all-natural ingredients. This is the reason why our products are not white because we retain the natural color of the plants, herbs, and oils. Our Collagen Booster Serum with CBD and Face & Eye Moisturizer with CBD, as well as the ingredients that we used in creating them are never bleached and chemically processed.
The potential that CBD can bring to the beauty industry is promising. That’s why modern researchers have been very much interested in discovering the many other effects of CBD on the body – the same reason why big beauty brands have already joined this trend.
Do not fall prey to misinformation. Always read the label, get to know the brand, and check reviews provided by users and beauty enthusiasts. If you want to get to know more about CBD beauty products, read more here.
1 Baswan SM, Klosner AE, Glynn K, Rajgopal A, Malik K, Yim S, Stern N. Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020 Dec 8;13:927-942. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S286411. PMID: 33335413; PMCID: PMC7736837.
2 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.
3 Baswan SM, Klosner AE, Glynn K, Rajgopal A, Malik K, Yim S, Stern N. Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020 Dec 8;13:927-942. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S286411. PMID: 33335413; PMCID: PMC7736837.