Quality CBD skincare products contain a variety of natural fats, such as:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Arnica oil
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
When applied to your skin on a regular basis, these fats help nourish the cell membranes. When these membranes are in good shape, they can retain more water to keep your skin soft, supple, and well-moisturized. For a one-two punch of cell support, add more healthy fats to your diet as well, including omega 3 and 6 fatty acids from veggies, seafood, and nuts.
As with all excellent skincare products, vitamin E should show up on the list of ingredients when choosing CBD salves and more. This important vitamin is a wildly popular antioxidant that is linked to anti-aging effects, including reversing sun damage. Beyond that, vitamin E just feels plain good on the skin, working together with natural fats to improve hydration.
As you scour the ingredients list on your favorite CBD skincare products, look for plant extracts of all kinds, including:
- Aloe vera
All of these plants give the CBD salves, lotions, and balms a heavenly scent, while preventing the need for chemical fragrances. The vast majority of chemicals used to create wonderful scents fall in the petrochemical category. Since they are classified as toxins, they are likely well worth avoiding, especially when you can easily choose CBD products made with natural ingredients instead.
Of course, you cannot overlook the quality of the CBD used in the formulas. Skincare products use distillates instead of CBD isolate, which contains up to 99% pure CBD. Distillates are a full-spectrum product that contain much more than CBD alone and are very beneficial.
Once processed, the CBD distillate should never have more than the 0.3% legal limit of THC, though other cannabinoids and terpenes are present. There are over 144 cannabinoids circulating through these plants, after all. Each of these substances builds on the next to produce the entourage effect. Many think this cooperative effort of cannabinoid can enhance their experience.
An Absence of Commercial Chemicals
What’s missing from the ingredients list is almost more important than what’s in it. Many commercial skincare products use potentially harmful chemicals due to their low price and availability. That doesn’t mean their ingredients are safe nor 100% effective. In fact, the opposite could be true.
So, with that in mind, keep an eye out for these commonly used substances:
- Mineral oil
- Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium laureth sulfate
Products with artificial fragrances, instead of essential oils and plant extracts, could irritate skin as well.
The best way to find quality skincare products is to go with a company who will answer your questions, like Fully Activated CBD. Our products are always made in small batches using locally sourced, natural ingredients. We have everything from full-spectrum CBD salve to lip and body balm. If you want to go beyond skincare, we also have CBD isolate, full-spectrum oil, and much more.