Skincare and Makeup Industry Joins the CBD Buzz
The cannabis-derived chemical compound, CBD is growing in popularity every day, as a result of its supposedly medical benefits. It has been linked to the treatments of various ailments like pain, stress, anxiety, etc. However, the beauty industry has now caught on to the ‘craze’ with CBD becoming a major ingredient in makeup and skincare products.
According to Dr. Jenelle Kim, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine; CBD has astounding potent properties. This discovery led Kim and her husband, Craig Nandoo to establish JBK Wellness Labs, a company dedicated in part to help clients manufacture good skincare products.
The information on the company’s website has it that the products produced from the company are available in hotels, grocery chains, and resorts under different product labels. The recent CBD Expo held in Seattle had a lot of CBD creams and skincare products such as lotions, soaps, compact makeups, lip balms, etc. Kim says that this is a good sign that CBD has a lot of benefits for the skin.
Kim explained that: "…it has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, calming properties for the body, for the skin in particular, and it's an incredible antioxidant. And we hear this word all of the time, but in short, it helps protect against free radicals, which means everything around you that's trying to do the opposite. Trying to make you age faster. Trying to break things down."
A quick check with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NBCI) confirms that CBD actually has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties – and all these are good for the skin.
However, skincare specialists advise that, although CBD skincare products can be good for the skin, just adding any amount of CBD to a product is risky. The method of extraction, the quantity and general formulation of CBD products is of utmost importance. Don’t forget that just like everything else that contains CBD, skincare products have to follow certain preparation methods, and storage conditions to be deemed safe for the skin.
According to Nandoo, "CBD is a huge, booming industry, but just because a product has CBD in it, doesn't mean it's going to be good for you."
Kim and Nando say that you’ve to be careful and ask relevant questions such as other ingredients in the CBD product and quality of the product in general before using it on the skin.Moreover, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has it that over-the-counter CBD products are illegal and same applies to CBD skincare products. So, you should be careful where you get your CBD-infused products.