The endocannabinoid system (ECS) keeps the various layers of the skin, the hair, the follicles, the sweat, and the sebum glands in balance. ECS receives and translates signals through the CB2 receptors from cannabinoids (CBD aka cannabidiol). We have learned from the 150 study participants just how amazing CBD is in our incredible Gelsum Topical Hemp™ Gel/Serum. Our Topical Hemp™ Serum has 30mg of CBD per 30ml bottle, too much CBD ie. 300mg in facial skincare is not “better” for skin health, it could reverse the hydrating benefit and become more drying. This is our opinion based on our observational study and review of CBD and skincare research and studies. We have also found through our 2 years of formulation and observational study, pure water-soluble sourced CBD vs oil indeed makes a difference.
DRY SKIN – CBD contains a high concentration of fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6 which help to soothe your skin and relieve the distress caused by skin conditions. CBD helps your skin retain moisture as well as encourage cells to repair damaged skin.
ACNE – CBD inhibits overactive oil production (aka sebum) in your skin without drying. It also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties to aid in repair per the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 2020 study below. Therefore, promotes healing and repair damaged skin that comes from pimples. (see tips on our Pinterest page “Elevating Skincare Routine at Home” how to reduce bacteria and clogged pores)
SKIN CONDITIONS like ECZEMA and PSORIASIS – CBD promotes healthy life cycles in your skin cells. Shown to reduce sensation of pain, irritation and inflammation. Hydrating while healing helps reduce risk of scarring. CBD slows the growth of cells called keratinocytes in the outer layer of the skin. Researchers proposed that CBD could play a role in treating psoriasis. Calms, Soothes and Heals.
WRINKLES & ELASTICITY- Antioxidants help to halt the aging process by reducing free-radicals. Free radicals cause collagen to break down faster, so ultimately antioxidants are also helping to slow down the process of collagen loss, keeping skin looking more youthful, firm, and strong.
ANTIOXIDANT: Science has shown that CBD is a POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT and counteract free radical damage (which lead to wrinkles and fine lines) and therefore, prevents aging.
You will likely see CBD combined with other common antioxidant agents found in face care products such as vitamin C, A, and E.
MYTH: If a skincare enthusiast wants to feel confident about purchasing a CBD product for its antioxidant properties, they may want a product that includes vitamins A, C, and/or E. THE FUN FACT: We have included many studies below that show CBD has vitamin A,C,E & Omega 3 & 6. Therefore on it’s own, packs a powerful punch of antioxidants! So needing “high” amounts of vitamin C for example may not be necessary when combined with CBD as they both have similar properties as it is. Unfortunately, CBD in skincare is a new trending ingredient. Much more research is needed to say exact percentage amounts needed per formula. Just as dosing CBD for internal use, it is known to be unique per individual. Our observational study has shown the amount of CBD in Gelsum 100mg per bottle shows promising results in just 4 weeks. (To put mg into perspective, our Sally Relief Cream, to help with pain topically has 300mg of CBD and it is not water-soluble nor does it share the purity as the CBD in our Gelsum Topical Hemp™ Serum).
Food for thought: Experts claim a higher mg is needed to heal conditions like psoriasis has been proven to be untrue. Several of our study participants cleared their conditions in the 4 week period with Gelsum Topical Hemp™ Serum, 100mg.
Stay tuned in to our blog for more on CBD & skincare.💧🦠🧪🔬 Gelsum Topical Hemp™ skincare.
CBD is safe: World Health Organization https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17200942/
Study References: Psoriasis and like conditions – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320086 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27164964/ , https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17157480/
Acne & scarring – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25061872
Wrinkles & Antioxidants – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023045/