If you’ve been following the latest skincare trends, you’ve likely noticed that CBD-infused skincare products are popping up just about everywhere. But if you’ve had more than your fair share of disappointment with skincare products that others tend to rave about, you might naturally wonder if trying CBD skincare is worth it. While only you can decide if you’re ready to shake up your skincare routine, once you know what CBD is and how it works, you’ll have a much easier time deciding if the possible benefits are compelling enough to justify the investment.
What Is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is the most abundant of the many cannabinoids found in the stalks, stems, and flowers of industrial hemp plants. Once crops are harvested, the oil is extracted and used to make a wide range of intriguing products. Although recent survey results show that people are embracing the health and wellness potential of CBD for everything from discomfort after physical activity to better sleep, beauty brands are focusing on the cannabinoid’s many potential skin benefits.
How Does CBD Work?
When applied topically, CBD penetrates the surface of your skin and interacts with the receptors of its endocannabinoid system (ECS). That ability to interact with ECS receptors gives hemp-derived CBD a huge advantage over other active skin care ingredients because ECS receptors are found on nearly every type of skin cell.1
That means the cannabinoids in CBD-infused skincare products are interacting with the receptors regulating oil production, skin cell turnover rates, barrier function, collagen synthesis, inflammatory responses, and more.2 Like any other CBD products you might be using, the impact of that interaction depends on which essential processes might be restored to balance through ECS support.
Why Are Hemp-Derived CBD Skincare Products So Popular? What Are the Benefits?
Many people switch to a plant-based skincare routine after learning that nearly 90 percent of the ingredients in personal care products have never been fully evaluated for consumer safety. Of the 10% that have been tested, more than a few are suspected of harming wildlife, damaging ecosystems, and impairing healthy skin function.3 The search for safe, natural products leads many people concerned about daily exposure to plant-sourced alternatives featuring the many potential benefits of hemp-derived CBD.
Although most of the evidence supporting CBD use is based on lab results and a small number of clinical trials, skincare companies are eagerly expanding their product lines to include a selection of CBD-infused products. As you browse reviews and consumer testimonials, you’re sure to find numerous accounts of favorable results for the following benefits.
Supporting Barrier Function
Your skin’s moisture barrier helps keep your complexion smooth, supple, and hydrated. If you’re using skincare products with ingredients that can compromise barrier function, your skin can lose its ability to retain essential moisture. When that happens, the surface is easily irritated and can feel dry, rough, and uncomfortable. Current studies show that CBD’s interaction with numerous skin receptors helps regulate moisture retention while protecting barrier function.4
Balancing Oil Production
Many skincare products made for oily, blemish-prone skin can cause irritation and unnecessary dryness. If your current skincare routine is drying your skin, you’ll often notice a counterproductive increase in oil production that can block your pores and trigger breakouts. Instead, consider investing in the skin-balancing potential of CBD. Based on what the research shows so far, CBD has the potential to help regulate oil production, calm irritation and inflammation, and reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts.5
Many anti-aging skincare products are made with ingredients selected to boost collagen production, increase skin cell turnover, or balance pigmentation. But many of those same ingredients can also cause irritation, peeling, and sun sensitivity. Based on a review of the available data, current investigations show significant anti-aging potential explained by CBD’s interaction with the ECS receptors regulating collagen production, pigmentation, skin cell turnover rates, and moisture balance.6
How Do BOTA™ Skincare Products Compare to Other Brands?
Any beauty brand can add a small amount of CBD isolate powder to a product or two and call it CBD skincare. If you mistakenly invest in a CBD skincare line of questionable quality, you’re rather unlikely to get the results you’re hoping for. Unlike the beauty brands using the cannabinoid as a marketing ploy, BOTA™ is part of the Balanced Health Botanical (BHB) family; a company committed to providing high-quality CBD products, consumer education, and leading the #CBDMovement.
Which BOTA™ Skincare Products Should I Try?
At BOTA™, we’re committed to providing gentle, plant-powered products made without artificial fragrances, parabens, or other questionable chemicals. After identifying some of the most impactful plant oils and extracts nature has to offer, we infused our formulas with our pure, potent, full spectrum hemp-derived CBD. Although the best way to know how your skin will respond to our botanical formulas is to select a product or two and try them, the following product descriptions could help you decide if our hemp-derived products are worth the investment.
BOTA™ Ultra-Rich Satin Body Crème + Shea Butter
Body care products tend to have higher concentrations of active ingredients than creams and lotions formulated to keep facial skin smooth and supple. BOTA™ Ultra-Rich Satin Body Créme protects and hydrates your skin with 200mg of our full-spectrum CBD and shea butter, a great source of vitamins A and E. We’ve also added argan, jojoba, and apricot kernel oil. Since creams are thicker and more emollient than lotions, our satin body crème formula is ideal for dry to very dry skin.7
BOTA™ Nourishing All-Day Body Lotion + Avocado Oil
Formulated for all skin types, BOTA™ Nourishing All-Day Body Lotion delivers 400mg of CBD, argan oil, apricot kernel oil, and avocado oil, a natural source of vitamin D, vitamin E, and the essential fatty acids your skin needs for hydration and comfort. We also added fragrant rosemary leaf extract for its potential to protect exposed skin from the detrimental impact of UV damage. This lightweight, silky lotion absorbs quickly and won’t leave your body feeling sticky, greasy, or tacky.7,8
BOTA™ Age-Defying Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Manuka & Ginger Root
Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding, gel-like substance that helps draw moisture into your skin. As the hyaluronic acid in BOTA™ Age-Defying Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps revitalize dry, dehydrated skin and assists in various aspects of tissue repair, the ginger root, manuka, and meadowfoam oil help calm irritation. Each ingredient was selected for its ability to contribute to the serum’s anti-aging potential. Our hyaluronic acid serum absorbs quickly and won’t block your pores. Each bottle gives you 200mg of CBD.9
BOTA™ Age-Defying Night Cream + Manuka & Ginger Root
The best anti-aging night creams are ultra-hydrating and contain a range of ingredients selected to target some of the many potential causes of premature skin aging. BOTA™ Age-Defying Night Cream delivers a potent combination of carefully selected plant oils and several active botanical extracts. As the CBD interacts with receptors below the surface of your skin, the hyaluronic acid, ginger root, and manuka oil help firm, balance, smooth, and brighten.10,11
BOTA™ De-Stressing Nightly Face Cream + Lavender
While you’re sleeping, your skin is far more receptive to the active ingredients in your skincare products. BOTA™ De-Stressing Nightly Face Cream features ginger root, manuka oil, and lavender extract, an essential oil known for its calming, soothing fragrance. Several studies suggest lavender oil could help prevent and heal blemishes, soothe irritation, and lighten skin discolorations. Each bottle gives you 150mg of CBD and several botanical extracts also shown to help promote collagen production.12,11
Are BOTA™ CBD Skincare Products Worth the Investment?
The products you use to care for your skin today can have a considerable impact on its future health and appearance. Although basic skin care needs are relatively simple, it’s easy to get caught up in a frustrating cycle of experimentation and disappointment when products you had high hopes for cause excessive dryness, irritation, or breakouts. After spending a significant portion of your beauty budget for less-than-impressive results, it’s quite normal to be wary of trying anything new. But we think you’ll be impressed with the results of our CBD toner, serums, moisturizers, and body care products.
If you’re still undecided or would like more information about plant-powered skincare products, visit BOTA™ to read our Complete Guide to Natural Skin Care or browse our Beauty Blog. To learn more about the many potential health and wellness benefits of ECS support, visit CBDistillery® to download The Ultimate CBD User Guide, the #1 resource guide for CBD users. All BOTA™ and CBDistillery® products are cruelty-free, third-party tested, US Hemp Authority™ certified, and backed by our 60-day satisfaction guarantee.
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