Unlocking the Extraordinary Benefits of CBD

CBD Empowers Holistic Wellbeing

In recent times, a remarkable gift from nature has captivated the world with its potential to elevate our health and overall well-being. This precious gem is none other than cannabidiol (CBD). Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD has gained immense popularity as a natural remedy, devoid of the intoxicating effects typically associated with THC. Today, I invite you on a journey to explore the extraordinary benefits of CBD and its potential to empower us physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Alleviating Pain and Reducing Inflammation

Imagine a world where suffering from chronic pain and inflammation becomes a distant memory. CBD has the power to turn that dream into a reality. By interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), CBD showcases its ability to alleviate pain caused by conditions like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia. Furthermore, CBD’s incredible anti-inflammatory properties offer hope to those affected by acne and inflammatory bowel disease, providing a natural and effective solution.

Embracing Peace and Conquering Anxiety

In our fast-paced lives, anxiety and stress can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. CBD can offer soothing solace to weary souls. By engaging with serotonin receptors in our brain, CBD gently guides us towards a serene state of mind. Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), find their match in CBD’s calming embrace. Embracing CBD allows us to manage daily stressors with grace and resilience.

Embracing the Restful Sleep We Deserve

Ah, the sweet embrace of sleep! Yet, many find themselves tossing and turning in a restless night’s pursuit. Fear not, for CBD offers a tranquil path to deep slumber. By addressing the root causes of sleep disturbances, CBD harmonizes our sleep patterns, diminishes anxiety, and alleviates pain. Whether it’s difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, CBD holds the key to a natural and restorative sleep, allowing us to wake up refreshed and ready to seize the day.

Nurturing the Gift of Neuroprotection

Our magnificent brains deserve nurturing and safeguarding. Enter CBD, a protector of neurological health. Researchers unveil its potential to shield us against conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Through its anti-inflammatory properties and the promotion of new brain cell growth, CBD stands tall as a guardian of our cognitive function and overall brain vitality.

Illuminating the Path to Overcoming Depression

In the depths of despair, a flicker of hope can change everything. CBD’s interaction with serotonin receptors ignites that very flame. Serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and happiness levels, finds an ally in CBD. Though it does not replace professional therapy or medication, CBD’s antidepressant properties offer a glimmer of hope to those battling depression, providing a gentle nudge towards the light of well-being.

Nurturing the Journey of Cancer Warriors

While CBD is not a miraculous cure for cancer, it does hold the power to support those on their heroic battle against this formidable adversary. CBD’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties ease the burden of symptoms such as pain, nausea, and loss of appetite experienced by cancer patients. Moreover, preliminary research suggests that CBD may impede the growth of cancer cells and induce apoptosis in certain cases. While further exploration is required, CBD stands as a complementary ally in the arduous journey of cancer treatment.

Rejuvenating Skin Health with CBD

Our skin, the glorious canvas that envelops us, deserves tender care and nourishment. CBD, with its remarkable properties, extends its benefits to the realm of skincare, offering a natural solution for rejuvenating skin health. Let us explore the wonders CBD holds for our skin.

Acne Treatment and Prevention

Acne, a common skin condition affecting individuals of all ages, can be a source of distress. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to regulate sebum production make it a promising option for acne treatment. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD inhibited oil production and exerted anti-inflammatory effects on human sebocytes, suggesting its potential as an effective therapeutic agent for acne management (Oláh et al., 2014).

Eczema and Psoriasis Relief

CBD’s anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties have demonstrated potential in alleviating symptoms associated with eczema and psoriasis. Research published in the Journal of Dermatological Science showed that CBD reduced the production of inflammatory cytokines and exerted anti-itch effects in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis, indicating its therapeutic potential for eczema (Kozela et al., 2019). Another study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment reported that CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved skin symptoms and quality of life in patients with psoriasis (Palmieri et al., 2019).

Collagen Loss and Wrinkle Reduction

As we age, the signs of time leave their mark on our skin. CBD’s antioxidant properties and its ability to counteract oxidative stress make it an intriguing ingredient for skincare. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation revealed that CBD may help prevent collagen breakdown and protect against environmental damage, thus potentially reducing the appearance of wrinkles (Zhen et al., 2019). Additionally, CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects may help soothe skin and diminish redness and puffiness.

Soothing and Calming Sensitivity

Sensitive skin requires gentle care and ingredients that provide soothing relief. CBD’s calming properties make it suitable for sensitive skin prone to irritation and redness. Its interaction with the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin may help regulate skin sensitivity and promote a balanced and harmonious complexion.

Humanist Beauty Products with CBD

Woman Holding Herban Wisdom Eye Cream and Facial Oil

Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom Facial Oil and Herban Wisdom Eye Cream are formulated with the highest quality CBD derived from non-psychoactive full-spectrum whole hemp. Each 1 fl oz bottle of Herban Wisdom Facial Oil contains 500mg CBD, and each jar of Herban Wisdom Eye Cream contains 125 mg CBD. The levels of potency are designed to offer benefits to the skin that are truly holistic — both visible and sensorial — to support optimal skin health.


The benefits of CBD are truly awe-inspiring, continuously unfolding through dedicated research and exploration. From alleviating pain and reducing inflammation to embracing tranquility, nurturing restful sleep, protecting our precious brains, overcoming depression, and supporting those on the path of cancer treatment, CBD gifts us a natural and versatile solution for holistic well-being. In the realm of skincare, CBD showcases its prowess as a natural remedy, offering numerous benefits for rejuvenating skin health. From acne treatment and prevention to eczema and psoriasis relief, anti-aging and wrinkle reduction, and soothing sensitivity, CBD holds tremendous potential. As we continue to explore the scientific evidence supporting CBD’s influence on skin, incorporating CBD into our skincare routines may open the doors to radiant and revitalized skin.

Remember, as with any supplement or treatment, consulting with a healthcare professional is essential before incorporating CBD into your journey. May CBD’s extraordinary therapeutic potential pave the way for a world brimming with health, happiness, and unity.


– Oláh, A., Tóth, B. I., Borbíró, I., Sugawara, K., Szöllõsi, A. G., Czifra, G., … & Bíró, T. (2014). Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and antiinflammatory effects on human sebocytes. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(9), 3713-3724.

– Kozela, E., Lev, N., Kaushansky, N., Eilam, R., Rimmerman, N., Levy, R., … & Juknat, A. (2019). Cannabidiol inhibits pathogenic T cells, decreases spinal microglial activation and ameliorates multiple sclerosis-like disease in C57BL/6 mice. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, 13(4), 631-645.

– Palmieri, B., Laurino, C., & Vadalà, M. (2019). A therapeutic effect of CBD-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars. La Clinica Terapeutica, 170(2), e93-e99.

– Zhen, Y., Yi, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhao, Y., Xie, X., & Li, X. (2019). Cannabinoid receptor type 1 mediates 9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced autophagy against hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. Cell Death & Disease, 10(9), 1-13.

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Can CBD Help Hair Grow?

It’s certainly high times for the world of cannabis right now. As legalization continues across North America, it’s clear that the stigma around cannabis has been dramatically reduced with more people than ever buying and using cannabis products. CBD is a substance derived from the cannabis, or hemp, plant that has been proven to assist with an array of maladies; however, CBD is an all-natural gift that may also perform wonders for more than just your medicinal health. In this blog, we’ll explore CBD and its benefits for scalp health and hair growth.

A Brief Look At CBD

Cannabis sativa L. is a hearty, nutrient-rich plant containing about a thousand and one molecules, including about 113 cannabinoid compounds. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of those compounds. Cannabinoids occur naturally in the body and, as studied, CBD has been shown to provide relief for several ailments and illnesses including depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and epilepsy. Additionally, CBD may provide significant benefits to the wellbeing of your skin and hair.

CBD should not be confused with THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. The US government made a distinction to classify Cannabis sativa L. plants low in THC (less than 0.3% in dry weight) as hempThe 2018 Farm Bill legalized the regulated production and commercialization of industrial hemp on a federal level; however, each state has the final say in whether or not cannabis-derived products are legal within their territories.

CBD fact sheetSource: My Golf Spy

You can learn more about CBD here.

The Stages of Hair Growth

The growth and loss of hair may seem like a simple process, but the hair growth cycle is actually composed of three distinct phases. The three phases — anagen, catagen, and telogen — cover the growth and maturation of hair and the activity of the hair follicles that produce individual hairs. 

Here’s a brief look into the stages of hair growth:

Anagen: Growing Phase

The stages of hair growth begin with the anagen phase. It’s the longest phase, lasting about three to five years for the hairs on your head, though for some people, a single hair could continue growing for seven or more years.

During the anagen phase, your hair follicles are pushing out hairs that will grow until they’re cut or they reach the end of their lifespan and fall out. At any time, about 90% of the hairs on your head are in the anagen phase.

Catagen: Transition Phase

The catagen phase starts when the anagen phase ends and tends to last about 10 days. During this phase, hair follicles shrink and hair growth slows. The hair also separates from the bottom of the hair follicle, yet remains in place during its final days of growing. About 5% of the hairs on your head are in the catagen phase at any given time.

Telogen: Resting Phase

Telogen is the resting phase and usually accounts for 6% to 8% of all hairs. It lasts for about 100 days for hairs on the scalp and longer for hairs on the eyebrow, eyelash, arm, and leg. During the telogen phase, new hairs start to form in follicles that have just released hairs during the catagen phase.

Stages of hair growth

Pictured: Phases of hair growth    Source: Advanced Hair Studio

CBD May Balance Hormonal Activity and Stress

Hormonal fluctuations and stress are some of the most common reasons for hair loss. The common hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) interferes with the hair’s growth cycle by shrinking and shortening the hair, thus making it easier for it to fall out and more difficult for it to grow back. 

DHT is derived from testosterone, which is a hormone that’s present in both men and women. As you get older, testosterone and DHT have many benefits for your body, such as maintaining your overall muscle mass and promoting sexual health and fertility. 

About 10% of testosterone in all adults is converted to DHT with the help of an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase (5-AR). Once DHT is freely flowing through your bloodstream, it can then link to receptors on hair follicles in your scalp, causing them to shrink and become less capable of supporting a healthy head of hair.

CBD interacts with several receptors; it works to achieve hormonal balance to aid in coping with hair fall and also stimulate hair growth.1 In addition, while testosterone comes from reproductive organs in response to the hormones LH and FSH from the hypothalamus, it’s been shown that CBD may affect LH and FSH levels, which can result in hormonal balance.2

Stress can also have an intense impact on your scalp health and overall nutrient availability for hair growth, which can influence hormone fluctuations that further the problem. CBD is known to possess anti-anxiety benefits that can aid in balancing stress levels in the body and in turn, keep hormones at the right levels to promote healthy hair.

Can CBD Support Healthy Hair Growth?

One of the primary benefits of CBD for hair is that it contains a wide range of different amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. As a result, CBD oil can potentially strengthen thinning hair and stimulate hair growth.

According to a study administered by Gregory L. Smith and John Satino, CBD oil may help with hair regrowth after hair loss. The study showed that people who topically applied CBD oil to their hair and scalp for six months saw successful regrowth.

In Smith and Santino’s study, the TRPV1 receptors, which are responsible for sending your hair into the catagen phase, were researched. CBD was found to communicate with the TRPV1 receptors by working to activate and soothe them excessively to the point that they become desensitized to other stimuli.

With the TRPV1 receptors being desensitized to outside factors, the study found that they are less likely to initiate the catagen phase of hair growth, thus prolonging the anagen phase and allowing hair to grow for a longer period of time.3

Before and after photos of participants in Gregory L. Smith and John Satino’s study of CBD’s effects on hair growth

Before and after photos of participants in Gregory L. Smith and John Satino’s study of CBD’s effects on hair growth

Pictured: Before and after photos of participants in Gregory L. Smith and John Satino’s study of CBD’s effects on hair growth     Source: Hair Loss Cure

Subject change in hair count over six months in Gregory L. Smith and John Satino’s study of CBD’s effects on hair

Pictured: Subject change in hair count over six months in Gregory L. Smith and John Satino’s study of CBD’s effects on hair    Source: Research MJ

CBD also demonstrated promising results in a recent case study on 35 people at the Hair and Scalp Center in Clearwater, Florida. After six months, the hair in the temporal area increased by 74.1% in men and 55.2% in women. For the vertex, the findings showed an increase in hair growth of 120.1% for men and 64.9% for women.4

Additionally, after extensively studying hair follicles from patients with alopecia, a 2021 study found that CBD might also have a modulating effect caused by hormones or an excess of the signaling pathways. The study concluded that CBD may be a promising application for alopecia treatment.5

There are an array of compelling studies that suggest CBD is good for the scalp by reducing inflammation, therefore supporting hair growth. With that being said, CBD could be a game-changer when it comes to hair rejuvenation.

CBD and Scalp Health

CBD works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is composed of a network of endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids and their receptors. The ECS plays a crucial role in maintaining a state of balance throughout the body and mind.

In addition to interacting with endogenous ECS receptors, CBD can also influence cell receptors outside of the ECS. This includes binding to TRPV1 receptors, which are receptors that play a role in the perception of heat and pain.

All of these different receptor types exist on the scalp. Endocannabinoids have even been found in certain cell populations of hair follicles; therefore, it stands to reason that CBD could hold the potential to influence scalp health.

Many different issues can affect the scalp, and some are extremely common. Here are just a few of the most widespread scalp conditions, and how CBD might be able to help:

Itchy Scalp

As many as 25% of adults may suffer from an itchy scalp, which can be associated with other ailments or nerve damage. However, in some cases, there is no apparent physical cause.

The scalp produces large amounts of an oil called sebum, which helps protect the skin and hair. It also controls the microbiota of the scalp, which is the population of microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast that naturally live on the skin.

One particular genus of yeast, known as Malassezia, has an intimate relationship with sebum; it converts the sebum into free fatty acids that leave a residue on the scalp. If this residue becomes excessive, it can cause scalp itching, irritation, and dandruff.

It’s possible that, by interacting with endocannabinoids, CBD could help to relieve an itchy scalp. In fact, a 2006 study for the journal Der Hautarzt found that 14 out of 22 patients who applied a cannabinoid cream topically experienced a reduction in itchy skin. 6

CBD is known to reduce sebum production; therefore, it could potentially relieve scalp itching that stems from overly productive sebaceous glands.7 However, more research is necessary to confirm how effective it is.



Pictured: Dandruff    Source: First Derm 

Dandruff is another common scalp problem that affects up to 50% of adults. As well as causing itching and irritation, dandruff can be a cosmetic concern due to the flakes that it produces. Like an itchy scalp, dandruff is often related to sebum production and yeast overgrowth.

CBD may help reduce the effects of dandruff in many of the same ways it could relieve itching. In fact, reducing itching could also limit scratching, which often leads to a flaky scalp.

There is currently no research specifically on CBD oil for dandruff; however, there is some evidence that it helps with the maintenance of healthy skin, so anyone – with a doctors approval – could give CBD-infused products a try.8

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Pictured: Seborrheic Dermatitis     Source: Midlands Dermatology

Yet another condition associated with sebum, yeast, itching, and dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. In addition to the above symptoms, this skin condition can also cause redness and lesions on the scalp. It’s a common problem in babies and is known as “cradle cap.” Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect the face and chest.

The primary cause of seborrheic dermatitis is the overproduction of sebum. A 2014 study for The Journal of Clinical Investigations found that CBD has sebostatic effects, meaning it inhibits the release of sebum.9

Most of the research to date has focused on how CBD could help acne.10 However, in combination with its anti-inflammatory effects, CBD could potentially provide an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis as well.

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis

Pictured: Scalp Psoriasis  Source: Health Central

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition in which skin cells grow too rapidly, forming thick patches known as plaques. Plaques are often itchy, red, and covered in scales. One of the most common areas affected by psoriasis is the scalp. In fact, as many as 80% of patients with psoriasis have it on their head.11

One primary concern associated with scalp psoriasis is that it can also lead to hair loss. Therefore, in addition to suffering the various discomforts of the disease itself, people with psoriasis often feel self-conscious about their appearance.

A 2007 study published in The Journal of Dermatological Science found that cannabinoids could have beneficial effects on psoriasis. The researchers tested CBD, THC, CBG, and CBN on human keratinocytes (skin cells) and the results showed that all of the compounds inhibited cell proliferation in a “concentration-dependent” manner.12

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial OilThere are simple ways of utilizing the power of CBD to promote healthy and beautiful hair. For example, you can explore CBD infused hair care on the market or use other high-quality CBD oil-based products, such as the Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil.

Not only can the Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil be used on your skin, but it can also be applied to your scalp and hair to provide deep moisture and reduce redness and irritation.

We are meticulous about the quality and purity of the cannabinoids contained in our products as well as the accuracy of our claims. That’s why we triple-test every batch as follows to ensure you receive products with cannabinoid quality, potency, purity, accuracy, and consistency

It’s important to know that Humanist Beauty products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or medical conditions, so if you’re suffering from hair loss or a scalp condition, visit your practitioner to see if CBD infused products are right for you.

You can shop the Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil here.


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Three Amazing CBD Skin Benefits

Three Amazing CBD Skin Benefits

Plus Three Things to Look for In CBD Skincare

It’s a part of life…at one point or another, we all have experiences that impact the look and feel of our skin, whether it’s symptoms of stress, hormonal imbalance, unhealthy diet, over-exposure to the sun, or the natural progression of aging. With all the news about CBD (cannabidiol) and the benefits of CBD for skin, we’re here to clear away the hype and get to the truth about why CBD is actually really amazing for the wellness of modern skin conditions. In essence, there’s a reason why cannabis has been heralded for thousands of years as one of the greatest plant medicines on earth. It’s because there are very specific ways the compounds in the cannabis plant work to heal living tissue, including the human epidermis.

Interestingly, if you have sensitive, oily skin, acne, eczema, or premature signs of aging such as wrinkles and skin laxity, these are conditions that cannabidiol has been scientifically shown to address and remedy, naturally.

Here are three benefits of CBD for skin. Adding whole hemp CBD to your daily skincare routine can help to decrease stress, reduce inflammation, and promote anti-aging in your skin. It’s important to remember that Humanist Beauty is not here to provide medical advice. We leave that to your doctor, therapist, or practitioner. We’re here to help share information with you so that you can then make informed decisions along with your medical professional about what’s right for you.

#1 CBD Skin Benefit: It Can Decrease Signs of Stress

In our ever-evolving, chaotic society, stress finds a way into each of our lives. We are often overwhelmed with work tasks, family responsibilities, social media distractions, and external societal constructs to behave or look a certain way. These growing forces can produce a stress response in the body, inducing the release of cortisol in the brain which can in turn sensitize skin and make it more reactive. One method to combat these internal and external effects is the use of adaptogens, including CBD oil for skin, which are a class of medicinal herbs that promote physical, chemical, and biological harmony.

How does CBD work and is CBD oil good for your skin? Essentially, the CBD cannabinoid molecules bind with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help balance the body’s natural nervous function, decreasing stress, regulating sleep, reducing pain and inflammation, and supporting the immune system.  A Pubmed review highlights that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Did you know skin, the body’s largest organ, has its own endocannabinoid system? The living, breathing skin is a fussy organ, highly affected by one’s inner state. When stress overwhelms the skin organ, the body can produce excessive perspiration and oil sebum. Furthermore, when the body’s inner state is off-balance, the endocannabinoid system sends unwanted signals to the skin that can influence skin ailments associated with stress such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. When applied topically, CBD cannabinoid molecules target skin’s own natural endocannabinoid receptors. They help reduce skin’s stress response, create harmony, and improve skin equanimity, allowing blood circulation to flow more optimally.

CBD is a powerful, plant-sourced constituent that has been scientifically shown to calm the body’s inner state, nourish and protect the skin, and work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, restoring homeostasis to support holistic mind-body-soul wellness. One of the benefits of CBD on skin, either as a preventive measure or an alleviating solution to stressed, sensitive skin, is that all-natural, whole hemp CBD oil for skin can help soothe, soften, and calm this essential organ that can so often seem to have a mind of its own.

#2 CBD Oil on Skin Can Reduce Inflammation

Believe it or not, skin inflammation is a leading cause for many of those itchy, red, unwanted skin ailments we all dread. So what causes inflammation on the skin? According to Healthline, “Skin inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, including immune system dysfunction, an allergic reaction, or an infection.” Effectively, when unhealthy cells or infectious microbes invade the immune system, our skin senses an attack. The sebaceous glands secrete excess sebum, often resulting in conditions like skin sensitivity, acne, and dermatitis.

Research has firmly established that acne is an inflammatory condition. According to the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, “Acne is an inflammatory and multifactorial skin disease. Different external and internal factors, including air pollution, aggressive skincare products, medication, mechanical, hormonal and familial factors and, more recently, lifestyle and stress, have been suggested as having an impact on acne.”

Whole hemp CBD can be applied topically to help inhibit and soothe skin’s inflammatory response. CBD endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, “have been found in the immune system, suggesting that these receptors play an important role in balancing the system”. CBD has been shown to exhibit analgesic properties, helping to relieve pain, reduce redness, and most importantly, decrease inflammation. So the next time your skin starts to act out, consider applying whole hemp CBD oil for skin. The best option when using CBD oil for skin conditions is to select full-spectrum whole hemp, which also includes a range of cannabinoids (including CBD) and terpenes, thereby allowing a greater chance for the synergistic “entourage effect” to take place and increasing the likelihood of CBD skin benefits.

#3 CBD Oil for Skin Can Support Anti-Aging

As we age, our bodies’ metabolism slows down. Nutrients from our diets don’t get delivered as optimally as before due to slower circulation. Accumulating intrinsic and extrinsic damage erodes the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin. Skin starts to show more wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, sagging, and dehydration. This is an area of promise with regard to the benefits of CBD on skin.

MedlinePlus explains, as we age, our skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. Are there CBD skin benefits that can help?? Whole hemp-based CBD is rich in fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3 that are vital in a proactive skincare regimen. Hemp fatty acids trigger collagen signaling that nourishes the skin’s dermis layer, promoting elasticity and rejuvenation. Since collagen loss is a primary reason for maturing skin, topical application of CBD can be an effective way to provide natural support for skin’s own natural collagen.

We have all heard about the danger of sun exposure. Though nourishing to mental health and an important source of natural Vitamin D, the sun takes a considerable toll on prematurely aging our skin. The sun causes free radical damage and apoptosis (cell death), issues that can be addressed by antioxidants and healthy sunscreen. CBD possesses naturally abundant antioxidant activity. Though it should not be used as an SPF to help protect skin from UVA or UVB rays, one of the benefits of CBD on skin is that it help defend skin from the oxidative damage that sun, pollution, and other cell disruptors can have on deep dermal cell tissue that can become visible as premature signs of aging.

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Wisely Choosing Your CBD Oil for Skin

What’s important when choosing a CBD product to enhance your daily skincare routine? Here are three things to investigate before investing in CBD oil for skin conditions.

#1 Investigate the Ingredients.

Whole hemp oil versus hemp seed oil is the first major distinction. Don’t be fooled into purchasing a skincare product just because its name gives the impression of having CBD in it. If you look closely at the ingredient lists of many CBD or Canna- (fill in the blank) products, you may discover that they only contain Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, which is plain old hemp seed oil. Though hemp seeds are a source of natural oil that can act as a decent moisturizer, hemp seeds do not contain CBD and therefore do not offer CBD skin benefits.

Look to see how much CBD is in the formula you are purchasing. Though there is currently no consensus on how much is needed  per application to gain the benefits of CBD on skin, it stands to reason that if you are purchasing a 1 fl oz bottle (approximately a month’s supply or 60 applications used twice daily) and it only contains 100 mg of CBD, you are only getting about 1.67 MG per application, which is not very much and you won’t get the benefits of CBD for skin. Additionally, if a product does not overtly state how much CBD is in its formula, it may only contain 0.1% in the entire package, which is the minimum amount needed to legally make a marketing label claim. Therefore, you may just be buying the idea of a CBD skincare product, not a skincare product that has a meaningful dose in it with a greater chance of supporting true CBD skin benefits.

#2 Investigate Quality. 

Since federal regulations have relaxed on the sale of CBD topicals in the United States, there has been a surge of CBD supply from countless questionable sources. Be aware of “stock” products from companies that simply churn out formulas for brands hoping to profit off of the rise in popularity of CBD skin care benefits. Be aware of the absence of testing practices that otherwise ensure products are safe, consistently high quality, and offer true CBD skin benefits. Be aware of extremely low pricing that may suggest the CBD is not pure or comes from a less transparent supplier. Be aware if the product is packaged in a clear container that sunlight could easily degrade the contents and their CBD skin benefits.

Instead, look for products that are transparent with its testing practices and sourcing. You should be able to easily find all Certificates of Analysis (COA) from the original supplier and on the final formula, indicating that the formula is free of mycotoxins, heavy metals, dirt, filth, and bacteria. Additionally, the final formula should also have a COA to confirm the CBD potency claimed on its package. Seek out formulas that are mindfully designed to offer clean, pure, safe ingredients in totality. Look for packaging that protects the formula from air and sunlight that can break down the active ingredients contained inside over time.

#3 Investigate the Impact. 

Today, many brands selling CBD products are in business purely to turn a profit. It is less common to find CBD brands with a purpose of supporting the greater good. Now more than ever, we are recognizing the ill effects of media and commerce on the wellness of all people and the planet. Take a look at where you are spending your money. Know that when you make a purchase, you are voting with your dollars to perpetuate the impact fostered by that business. Finding companies that are B Corporation Certified is a good way to support brands that are doing everything they can to support social and environmental wellness. In the entire world, there are only 10 Certified B Corporations that sell CBD products. Humanist Beauty happens to be one of them.

At the end of the day, science, research, and formulas only take us so far. It’s important to be informed and feel good about the products you are using in your daily life. Uncover the love behind the scenes to feel the connection with the intent behind the products you use and the humans who make those products for you.

Take the time to read the About Us page on our website.

Look beyond the product, and connect with the philosophy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by both the benefits of CBD for skin and the intention behind the Humanist Beauty brand.

We’re not just about selling CBD skincare, we are actually people loving the earth, cherishing the environment, exploring true self, and exposing the natural beauty that is all of our Humanity. Enjoy.