CBD (cannabidiol) can be found in many beauty products these days. Since CBD is a natural ingredient that can add some calm even to the most frazzled of parents, moms are starting to incorporate CBD in their beauty regime. We have rounded up our favorite products that we are loving for moms who are ready to hop on the CBD bandwagon.
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What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is from the buds of hemp plants. The buds are the part of the plant that contains a variety of natural chemical compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate homeostasis and your general sense of physical well-being. When you take CBD, the cannabinoids can offer supplementary and complementary effects in triggering those receptors. The best part? Hemp-derived CBD has minimal traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), so you feel balanced without any psychoactive effects.
Know Your CBD
Gunhee Park, the founder of Populum Hemp, a CBD beauty line, shares his tips on what to look for when shopping for CBD in beauty.
What Should You Look for in CBD Beauty Products?
Early research has shown that CBD, a natural compound derived from the hemp plant, may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Many skincare companies are now recognizing this potential and have started to add CBD to their product lineups. When choosing a CBD product, make sure to look at the following:
• Look to see if the product is Full Spectrum versus a CBD Isolate. CBD Isolates are a very refined extract that only offers one single compound. In full-spectrum CBD products, cannabinoids and terpenes work together to create what is called an entourage effect, meaning that the restorative benefits of the whole plant are greater than the sum of its parts. Full-spectrum hemp CBD is purely extracted, minimally refined to leave most of the hemp plant intact, and known to be a more effective form of CBD.
• Does the CBD beauty product contain other natural ingredients, or is a product simply adding CBD to generate buzz? While CBD can be powerful it needs to be complemented with other quality ingredients for the final product to be effective.
Populum Lavender + CBD Face Oil
Recommended for evening use, this lavender and CBD combo makes for a calming add-on to your nightly beauty ritual. Includes grapeseed oil, which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids and will help replenish your skin while you sleep, giving skin a gorgeous glow.
Populum Cold Therapy Hemp Rub
Moving through the city while simultaneously carrying a small child can cause a mom to experience anything from significant soreness to outright pain. What we loved about this Cold Therapy Hemp Rub via Populum is that it is fast-acting. Relief comes fast, and this product is a new favorite with permanent residence in all our bags.
Prima Ultra-Rich Body Butter for Dry, Dehydrated Skin
An enriching beauty care option when your skin requires some serious skin support. Ingredients such as Shea Butter are infused with jojoba, five organic oils and whole plant 250mg Broad Spectrum Hemp extract with CBD, providing deep replenishment to the skin.
Vertly CBD Infused Lip Balm Stick
Give your smackers a dose of CBD (50 mg) with this nourishing lip butter, infused with coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, kokum butter, jojoba, and hempseed oil. Perfect to combat winter dryness.
Mazz Hanna CBD Skin Salve
Store this container of skin salve in your bag so you can tackle dry skin whenever you fancy a bit of skin love. A blend of Hemp Extract, vitamin E, shea butter, and eleven (!) therapeutic grade essential oils this skin salve will hydrate and soothe sore muscles. And for some serious beauty zen, this CBD Skin Salve has been blessed by a Shaman under a full moon.