ew breakthrough ingredients in the skincare world have become quite as ubiquitous in the last five years as cannabidiol, or CBD.
This newer and buzzier relative of hemp, which has long been used for benefits from fighting wrinkles to soothing irritation, raised eyebrows initially because of its obvious association to cannabis. Both hemp and marijuana plants belong to the cannabis sativa species, while there are hundreds of cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis, including CBD. But it’s the non-psychoactive hemp and hemp-derived CBD that are being championed by the beauty industry.
How do hemp and CBD differ?
The main difference between hemp and CBD is what part of the plant they are from. Hemp is from the seeds of cannabis plants, so is rich in nutrients like omega 3 and 6, making it extremely nourishing and helpful for reducing redness and irritation. Cannabidiol is mainly from the leaves, so it has hydration benefits, anti-inflammatory properties and helps the skin to maintain stay balanced.
Is there is a skin type they are better suited to?
“All skin types will benefit,” says Dr Anna Persaud, biochemist and CEO of This Works, who have a trailblazing range of CBD-dedicated beauty products. “But it’s particularly great for sensitive and acne-prone skin due to the anti-inflammatory properties. The soothing and smoothing benefits are also great for anyone wanting to treat the signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They fit flawlessly into any…