In the final Research Paper of my recently completed Aromatherapy Certification Study, I addressed the question, "Is CBD in Skincare more than just Buzzworthy?"
After months of research, I learned, it's definitely more than Buzzworthy. Here's why...
Oxidative stress occurs in our skin due to years of accumulated free radical damage from sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, alcohol consumption, and stress, combined with environmental factors such as dry, hot climate and pollution, all lead to impaired skin barrier function.
The likelihood of chronic inflammation, accelerated by the aging process and drop in hormone levels after Menopause, damages structure and function of skin cells (causing wrinkling).
There is now even a scientific term for this continuous, low-grade inflammation associated with aging. It's called inflammaging.
In assessing whether or not cannabinoids and terpenes (found in both CBD and Essential Oils) play a role in the world of cosmetics, I studied individual skin conditions and CB1 and CB2 receptors in the skin. Based on a number of studies, I concluded these receptors in the skin do interact with cannabinoids to reduce the symptoms of many skin conditions from Eczema to Aging skin.
In a 2014 study titled, TRP Channel Cannabinoid Receptors in Skin Sensation, Homeostasis, and Inflammation reports, "Ionotropic cannabinoid receptors represent potentially attractive targets for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids to treat sensory and dermatological diseases. Cannabinoids exert an anti-inflammatory effect in the skin, through both their actions on keratinocyte cytokine production and their modulation of immune cells.
Whenever purchasing a custom beauty blend be sure you're purchasing from a Certified Aromatherapist. I formulate our Custom Beauty Blends, with luxurious Base oils, CBD, and 8-12 essential oils known for their affinity for beautiful skin. I take your skin and any allergies or sensitivities you may have into consideration before crafting the perfect blend just for YOU.
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