How do CBD skincare products work?
CBD is a molecule that your body can absorb in many different ways. It’s absorbed through your digestive tract when you eat it, through your sublingual gland when you take it under the tongue, and through your lungs when you smoke or vape it. When you apply CBD to your skin, the molecules simply absorb through the skin until they bind with endocannabinoid receptors found under the skin.
When CBD molecules bind with these subtopical receptors, they send signals that can relieve redness, itching, and inflammation. Research shows that it could also improve your skin’s elasticity, reduce scarring, and prevent bacteria and fungus on your skin.
What are CBD skincare benefits?
CBD cosmetics can have many benefits for your skin, particularly if you have “problem skin”.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can relieve redness. It can also calm down angry breakouts and itchy patches caused by eczema or psoriasis.
As research has shown, applying CBD to the skin can also boost its hydration. So a moisturizer that’s enriched with CBD could be a lot more powerful than the same product without CBD. This is particularly useful for people with dry skin, aging skin, or scarred skin.
Finally, many people who swear by CBD skincare products say that it makes their skin softer, plumper, and more radiant. So far these claims are not backed by science—but why not give them a try yourself?