Why is CBD so Big in Skincare?

CBD is having a big moment in skincare. It can be super confusing to navigate the world of skincare, especially when the industry is booming and every two minutes something new is the industry “must-have.”

So what is CBD, and why is there so much hype surrounding it? Is it even legal? We’re here with the answers that will put your worries to rest, help you navigate the world of CBD, and to keep you up-to-date with new and exciting preventative skincare ingredients!


What is CBD?

So what is this mysterious CBD? Well CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a widely misunderstood chemical compound that is found within cannabis and hemp plants. Most of the misunderstanding comes from the notion that because CBD comes from the same plant as the cannabinoid THC comes from, it must be unsafe or illegal. However, although THC and CBD are found within the same plant, the two cannabinoids behave nothing alike and have different effects on the human body. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects and does not make the user feel any type of high.


Broad Spectrum vs. Full Spectrum CBD?

Our Broad-spectrum CBD oil is made just like any other full-spectrum product - it is sourced from hemp plants of the highest quality which are rich in high-quality cannabinoids and terpenes. The oil is then extracted and purified from the plant material. The only thing that separates broad-spectrum from full-spectrum is that with Broad-spectrum extraction, THC is removed or processed out of the extract using a special chromatography media. This produces a THC-free oil but still full of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant matter. You could describe broad-spectrum CBD products as “THC-free full-spectrum CBD oil.”


CBD is it….Legal?

Per the United States Controlled Substances Act (US CSA), products with CBD that contain less than 0.3% THC in their formulation, are legal in all 50 states!

There is no need to worry about purchasing products containing CBD. CBD is entirely safe, non-psychoactive, and legal! You can also feel free to gift it to your Grandma, there's nothing funny going on here.



What to Look for When Buying CBD Products

When buying products and seeking the benefits of CBD, it is important to note, that CBD oil and Hemp seed oil (Cannabis Sativa Oil) are not interchangeable ingredients. CBD oil is a concentrate of cannabidiol, and hemp oil (seed or stem) contains only trace amounts of cannabidiol, which is the chemical compound that has all of the benefits. Take time to carefully read packaging, so that you buy products that are going to be effective and give you results!



So How Can CBD Benefit My Skin?

Preventative Skincare

CBD has notably strong antioxidant properties, which makes it great for preserving your natural skin! Antioxidants aid in reducing the damage the skin is exposed to every day by neutralizing free-radicals and preventing toxins from permeating the dermal layer of the skin.

Skincare rich with antioxidants can delay aging skin by preventing cell damage, reducing inflammation, and overall keeping skin smoother, brighter, and more youthful in appearance. When blended with other antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and White Tea, CBD becomes a more powerful antioxidant and more skin benefits are seen.


Oily/Acne-Prone Skin

In relation to skincare, CBD notably acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient and aids in calming redness and soothing skin. This is especially helpful for people with acne-prone skin types. Studies have shown that CBD can inhibit sebum production without a drying effect, resulting in less clogged pores and a reduction of acne. It also encourages cells to repair which is essential amidst a breakout! CBD can also reduce pain sensitivity and inflammation that is caused by acne and reduce the chances of scarring.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin benefits from CBD because of its powerful ability to reduce redness and inflammation. Consider purchasing CBD infused skincare, if your skin is sensitive to your environment or harsher products.

CBD For Different Skin Types

An Entirely CBD-Infused Skincare Line?

At Bevara Skin, our formulary focus when creating our line is to use the most effective active ingredients that are currently available on the market specific to preventative skincare - so infusing our products with high-quality broadspectrum CBD was a no-brainer. Our line is formulated to #PreserveYourYouth with rich antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and other effective preventative skin ingredients to offer your skin the soothing and bright complexion that it deserves. We believe that skincare should do the heavy lifting in your busy life, but it doesn’t have to be toxic to get the job done!

Bevara Skin Family

Our Swedish roots guide our belief in simplicity and minimalism. We only have 4 products in our line and are committed to evolving those individual products to match your appetite for the latest and most innovative preventative skincare ingredients.

As clean beauty and your wants continue to evolve, it’s our purpose and promise to evolve our products and brand with you. We utilize this development approach because we know that as new ingredients surface there is always room for formulary improvement. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time and share your thoughts!



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