By now, you know that we love CBD here at Eossi Beauty. It’s this magical little compound in the cannabis plant that we are just simply obsessed with, but it’s important to know why we love it so much.
What is CBD?
Other than being a magical little plant compound, CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of many chemical compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant, along with other commonly known cannabinoids such as THC-D9 (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBN (cannabinol). Like all cannabinoids, CBD is naturally occurring and is used in many products such as facial oils, body butters, and tinctures. Unlike THC which is psychoactive (aka it gets you “high”), CBD is non-psychoactive.
What is CBD Used For?
CBD has been becoming more “on trend” for the past 5-6 years, with many companies wanting to get their skin in the game early on. Originally, CBD was being used to treat many seizure disorders, including epilepsy. The cannabinoid is also commonly used to treat other ailments such as anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease, Crohn's Disease, and multiple muscle disorders. In more recent years, CBD has been used for other things such as skin care. According to Harvard University and multiple other studies, CBD has been shown to potentially decrease signs of inflammation. This is just one of the many reasons we decided to use the cannabinoid in our Facial Glow Oil.
The partnership of CBD and skincare is still fairly new, which means the verdict is still out on how well CBD can actually help your skin, but many people have found success in adding the cannabinoid to their everyday skincare routine. According to Ildi Pekar, aesthetician and founder of the Ildi Pekar Wellness Studio, CBD might help with skin concerns like inflammation, dryness, and free radical damage due to its supposed anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, cannabidiol (CBD) might be effective in treating acne as it was shown to reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Research has also shown that CBD might be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis in addition to acne.
What is the Difference Between Full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum CBD?
The world of cannabis can be confusing, so if you find that you’re asking yourself questions like “what’s broad-spectrum CBD?” and “what’s full-spectrum CBD?” don’t worry, you’re not alone. Before discussing the difference between these two types of the cannabinoids, it’s important to understand how we got here. In 2018, Congress passed a piece of legislation called the Farm Bill, which allowed for the legal production and selling of hemp in the United States. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD that is derived from industrial hemp with 0.3% or less THC-D9 is completely legal to produce and sell across the U.S, which means it’s completely legal to have hemp-derived CBD in consumable products, such as skin care.
There are four main types of CBD used in consumer product goods: Crude, full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Crude CBD oil is the product of the first step of the distillation process, which makes it the least potent, as the cannabinoid gets more potent as it goes through the refining process. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids found in hemp, including THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oil mostly contains various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in the hemp plant, but usually does not contain any THC. Broad-spectrum can sometimes contain trace amounts of THC, but is always less than the legal limit of 0.3% for THC-D9. CBD isolate is at least 99% pure, and contains no other compounds or cannabinoids.
Does CBD Oil Work?
The use of CBD oil in consumable products is still fairly new, so there hasn’t been a ton of research done on the cannabinoid yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some evidence that CBD oil does work for some people. The only application of CBD that has been studied scientifically is its use in treating seizure disorders, mainly epilepsy. In 2018, the USDA advisory panel recommended the approval of the CBD medication Epidiolex, which treats two rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Currently, the medication is the first and only FDA-approved prescription containing a cannabis-derived substance. The verdict is still out on the effectiveness of CBD in skincare, but many people have found great benefit from it. For more information on CBD skincare, check out our blog post on the topic.
*** To be completely clear we, nor anyone else, can legally make claims about CBD and its effects. We are in no way making any medical claims and you should always consult a doctor ***
About Eossi Beauty
Eossi Beauty embraces the power of clean and pure botanicals. Derived from nature, our uniquely effective beauty products are created by two women driven by one purpose: to make life brighter—because we all deserve to feel as good as we look, naturally. Our affordable products are carefully formulated with sustainably sourced and thoroughly vetted ingredients, such as plant-based essential oils and broad-spectrum hemp cannabinoid oil that’s independently lab tested for quality and purity. Every day, our founders Shannon and Rochonne are living the Eossi Beauty ethos: create your own dynamic energy, cultivate love, and let your beauty shine.