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CBD skincare is gaining extensive popularity, as more and more people have already started incorporating CBD products in multiple ways into their daily life. Besides oral administration of CBD, one of the other routes receiving more attention from science and users is the topical application of cannabinoids.
The skin is the largest organ in our body. Hence taking care of it is a daily routine that demands patience, effort, and equally important, knowledge to choose the right products. As a result, people have started to seek newer alternatives to keep the skin natural, healthy, and feeling refreshed.
Nordic Cosmetics offers carefully formulated skincare products, enriched with highly effective CBD and powerful botanicals to provide soothing benefits, balance and regenerate your skin while protecting it from free radical damage.
What is CBD?
CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound in the cannabis plant.
In simple words, ‘cannabinoids’ are active chemical compounds that are present in many plants, for example in Acmella oleracea, Coneflower, Pepper or strawflower. However, the term cannabinoid is being popularly associated only with the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the name of one such cannabinoid.
So far, research has discovered more than 500 natural chemical ingredients from cannabis. But, less than a hundred have been identified. Among them, Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most familiar and extensively studied. CBD does not exhibit psychoactive effects, whereas THC does because their molecular structures are aligned differently.
CBD skin care products blended with skin-friendly ingredients are a good alternative to people seeking beauty and balance from within.
Why is there an upsurge of CBD skincare everywhere?
- Relaxation of legal restrictions on Industrial hemp/Cannabis sativa and legalisations of cannabis products for medical and recreational purposes in different nations and states.
- Growing curiosity leading to new CBD users
- Confident regular users of cannabis sativa sharing their experiences on social media.
- Modern society has helped reduce the stigma surrounding the 'stoner' cliché of cannabis.
As a result, research and development have expanded into deriving new forms of cannabis, isolating individual compounds, and inquiring about the vast therapeutic benefits of CBD.
All of the above aspects together contribute to a rise in demand and supply of cannabis products. As a result, we have access to plenty of anecdotal evidence from users.
Our CBD skincare line
The Nordic Cosmetics CBD skincare line contains CBD isolate, blended with skin loving ingredients to deliver anti-inflammatory benefits to all skin types. Our products, soothe, moisturise, brighten and reduce redness. The result is more balanced, healthy, glowing-looking skin. Every carefully-picked ingredient used in our skincare range combines with CBD to provide an overall soothing effect. The CBD skincare products do not contain psychotropic properties and can be conveniently used on the face, around the eyes, on feet, hands and overall on the skin.
Bad diet, obesity, alcohol addiction, exposure to harmful chemicals, and pollution affect the skin on a day-to-day basis and lead to cumulative oxidative stress. Negligence of skincare leads to chronic inflammation or diseases.
Antioxidants are essential to protect the skin from oxidative stress and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our skincare products contain Vitamins C and F, which help neutralise free radicals, act as a natural defense against damage and ensure a healthy complexion.
Just as the rest of our bodies change with age, so does our skin. We may notice that fine lines start to appear, or that our skin isn't as firm as it once was. This is because it loses collagen and elastin as we age. The loss of collagen and elastin leads to wrinkles, sagging, and a loss of elasticity. While there's no way to completely stop the aging process, there are ways to help slow it down.
Many of our skincare products contains Retinol (vitamin A) and Hyaluronic acid - two highly effective anti-aging ingredient.
- Retinol actively supports the production of enzymes that stimulate collagen production, improves cell renewal and helps remove dead skin cells on the epidermis.
- Hyaluronic acid has a "plumping" effect and noticeably improves the skin's elasticity.
Why is CBD good for you?
Scientists believe that CBD could have a role in encouraging the body to produce more of its own endocannabinoids to attain homeostasis. And we know that homeostasis is essential to balance our mood, happiness, and overall activity.
But making sure the body is maintaining a natural balance is indeed challenging. Multiple factors could trigger an imbalance, leading to health conditions.
How to use CBD skincare?
Using CBD skincare is a hassle-free process. Based on your needs, our CBD skincare products come in the form of facial creams and CBD serums infused with natural ingredients. You may use these face products easily along with your daily makeup too.
Always cleanse your skin before applying skincare: Use a mild cleanser to cleanse your skin twice a day, in the morning and at night.
Apply a face serum
Serums consist of highly concentrated active ingredients and are therefore more effective than a normal cream. They tighten, moisturise, reduce the depth of wrinkles.
When it comes to attending to the part of the skin around the eye, an eye cream could go a long way. Dot the cream around your eyes. Gently massage into the skin, using the tips of your fingers. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
Day / Night / Anti-ageing cream
- Day creams ensure that the skin is supplied with sufficient moisture and protect it from harmful environmental stressors throughout the day.
- Night creams support the regeneration of the skin by promoting cell renewal. Developing a nighttime routine can ensure a fresh complexion in the morning. Some types of skin may require a generous application of cream due to dryness.
- Anti-aging products are specially designed to stimulate collagen formation to visibly reduce fine lines. By the mid-twenties, the skin begins to lose moisture and elasticity.
Applying a body lotion or butter to your skin can help keep it hydrated and healthy. Our body butter contains avocado oil which protects the skin barrier from damage caused by external influences that would normally dry it out.
The skin acts as a barrier to protect us from heat, cold and harmful chemicals by not letting them penetrate deep into the skin. But continuous exposure could damage these layers. Hence, to keep these outer protective layers functioning well, it is our responsibility to maintain them.
Take extra care of your hands and feet
When we do our skincare routine we often forget the hands and feet! The skin on your hands has the most contact with the "outside world" and therefore needs extra care. Our Nourishing CBD hand cream can be your hands' best friend. Aloe Vera it is known for its ability to soothe and heal the skin. When applied to the hands, our hand cream helps to lock in moisture and protect the skin from irritants. In addition, Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce swelling. For best results, apply our CBD hand cream to clean, dry hands and massage it into the skin until it is absorbed.
Yet another sign of aging is the condition of the feet, especially on the soles. This is because physiological changes affect joints, bones, and tendons. A common problem that affects most people is the depletion of collagen and this could lead to cracked heels or calluses.
In fact, pain in the lower back, hip, or knee could be a sign of feet-related issues. The best way to handle this is the daily application of foot cream that is enriched with camphor. This CBD and camphor combination in the product acts as a moisturiser to soothe the wounds of cracked feet at the same time, providing an antibacterial effect.
Is CBD skincare suitable for all skin types?
When it comes to CBD skincare, the synergic effects of vitamins, essential oils, fragrances, and CBD together deliver their positive benefits. The Nordic Cosmetics CBD skincare is suitable for all types of skin - including sensitive skin.
We are familiar that a basic facial skincare regime includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturising. But sensitive dry skin types should avoid exfoliating but regularly treat the skin with a moisturiser.
For example, our CBD day cream helps the skin stay fresh with the right moisture as it gets absorbed quickly. On the other hand, our CBD serum can suit all skin types and can be used along with our other facial creams and makeup. So, there is a suitable product for every skin type.
Additionally, a combination of natural, social, and habitual factors such as climate, water, occupation, lifestyle, food, and hygiene also affects the beauty and wellness of your skin.
Moreover, altering your skincare based on your daily outdoor activities could help protect skin barrier functions. For example, people who are frequently exposed to the harmful rays of the sun may find CBD Day cream to be handy. The SPF 15 and the antioxidants in the cream protect the skin from getting damaged. CBD cream infused with Vitamin C and E helps the skin appear fresh and balances oxidative stress.
Is it legal?
In the UK and Ireland, CBD oil with a THC content below 0.2% is legal to buy and sell. Naturally, our CBD oil contains less than 0.2% THC.
The popularity of CBD oil is rapidly growing in the UK and Ireland. CBD is easily accessible for incorporating into your daily diet or for cosmetic purposes. Moreover, users are experientially discovering the wide-ranging benefits of CBD.