What can CBD oil be used for? We explain the benefits and highlight our product essentials
CBD—or cannabidiol—has been thrust into our vernacular as the latest buzzword in wellness and a go-to skincare ingredient, prevalent in a host of new products.
Derived from cannabis, it is not to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component renowned for causing a ‘high’. Instead, CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound also found in marijuana, which can be extracted and blended with a carrier oil for topical application.
Dermatologically speaking, CBD has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, which has led to its growing popularity as a valuable step in many peoples' skincare routines.
Claire Beswick, Therapist and Owner of Salon Bellissimo, has recently introduced Glo Anti-Stress CBD Drops to her practice—and patients are already seeing results. “My clients said they noticed a difference after only a few days and the results after two weeks have been amazing.”
Beswick recommends CDB oil as an aid to treating many common skin conditions including acne
, dry skin and rosacea
. "The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of CBD make it ideal. I find it absolutely amazing for dry and sensitive
, or irritated skin.”
This useful ingredient has even gained notoriety for easing symptoms of ‘maskne
’—irritation and breakouts caused by wearing face coverings. Beswick says, “I can’t recommend CBD drops enough for people wearing masks for long periods of time—it massively helps to reduce irritation and can also be used as preventative measure thanks to its antibacterial properties.”
If your skin could do with a healing boost, we’ve rounded up five of the best CDB oils to try.
Glo Anti-Stress CBD Drops, £140, gloskinbeautyuk.com (to find your nearest clinic stockist)
In addition to its soothing, therapeutic formula, this CBD oil is also an ethical choice, as it’s vegan and cruelty free. A full-spectrum cannabidiol with the addition of ashwagandha, a herb to combat irritation and signs of ageing, plus reishi mushroom, an antioxidant to protect against environmental stressors, these drops will benefit even the most sensitive skin.
Votary Super Boost Night Drops CBD and Strawberry Seed, £95, SpaceNK
Add these drops into your evening routine and prepare to wake up to soothed, nourished skin. The formula is enriched with strawberry, flax, camellia and poppy seed oils, which, when combined with CBD, aim to combat redness, fine lines and blemishes. Natural, vegan and cruelty free, this fragrance-free product is gentle enough to be used on all skin types.
Disciple Miracle Drops CBD, from £30, Disciple London
A multi-purpose product, these drops can be used not only topically but also sublingually (under the tongue) to aid in promoting relaxation and calm. Cruelty free and vegan, users rave about this product’s ability to soothe irritated skin when used topically, and aid restful sleep when taken orally! A win-win…
Aurelia CBD Serum + Probiotics, £72, Cult Beauty
This innovative product combines pure crystallised CBD isolate with probiotics, offering anti-inflammatory benefits, while the addition of hyaluronic acid boosts hydration. Cruelty free and suitable for all skin types, you can even use this product during pregnancy.
OTO CBD Night Cream Face Mask, £109, Selfridges
High concentrations of organically-grown CDB is boosted by the addition of boabab oil, vitamins A, C, D and E, yuzu oil, and helichrysum and rosehip seed oils to create a healing mask, designed to rejuvenate skin while you slumber. Use twice weekly to reap its antioxidant benefits.