CBD has become one of the most interesting elements in beauty and skincare. Despite being part of a cannabis plant, to much surprise, it can’t actually make you feel high. The reason for this is that the CBD compound contains little to no THC. THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive element in cannabis plants and is what people will take in order to get that “high” feeling.
As THC is illegal in doses greater than 0.3%, it means that it isn’t included in a lot of skincare products and if it is, it stays below the legal limit. This ensures the safety of customers and is reassurance that you won’t experience any mental changes after using CBD.
CBD can be applied in a whole bunch of ways, for example in balms, oils, creams, edibles and more. They are applied differently but have similar effects, depending on where you apply them and what the purpose is. Face masks are not amongst the most popular types of CBD products, especially in comparison to CBD topical pain cream, however, we feel with more publicity, they could certainly fly off the shelf. In this article, we’re going to look into CBD face masks and whether they are effective.
Do CBD Face Masks Work?
Firstly, a CBD face mask is simply just a face mask that has added CBD as a key ingredient. CBD has many properties that benefit the skin and face. Here is a list of them:
- Anti-inflammatory – This will help target any inflamed skin or acne, reducing not only the redness or swelling, but also the soreness.
- Anti-bacterial – CBD has anti-bacterial properties meaning it’s good for the skin and any wounds.
- Heals skin – CBD is known to help heal skin, it can do this in a number of ways. It targets not only dry skin but also ageing skin or sagging skin. By doing this, it can help give a more healthy, younger look to the user.
- Non-toxic – CBD is non-toxic, which means you shouldn’t experience any side effects. However, if for some reason you do experience side effects, please see your healthcare professional as it may be the case you’re allergic to one of the ingredients.
With all these benefits packed into a CBD product, it’s clear to see that a CBD face mask will help to revitalise the skin and do what it is purchased to do.
Ingredients To Look For In A Facemask
Here are some of the main ingredients you should look out for when purchasing a CBD face mask:
Vitamin C: This will help fight against ageing, unhealthy looking skin.
Aloe Leaf Extract: This will give life back to broken skin and make it look healthy.
Glycerin: This will hydrate the skin.
Liquorice Root Extract: Helps uneven skin tone.
Hyaluronic Acid: Another ingredient tackling ageing skin.
Butylene Glycol: Improves the texture of the skin.
It seems quite clear to us that CBD face masks do actually work and not only that, they work well. Yes, they share a lot of similarities to other face masks on the market, however, with the added ingredient of CBD, the number of benefits seems greater. What we’ve noticed is that there isn’t a huge amount of CBD face masks on the market which is a slight issue. For a product that is growing in popularity like this one, it would be good to see an increase in the amount of different CBD face masks that we can purchase.
Be sure to check out more CBD products making their way into the market, for example, CBD muscle gel (50ml, 500g CBD) which is great for sore muscles and other joint pain, or even a CBD vape pen, which is completely legal and offers similar benefits.