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Why You Need Full-Spectrum CBD In Your Skincare Routine
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Why You Need Full-Spectrum CBD In Your Skincare Routine

You may be familiar with the myriad of benefits CBD offers within the wellness industry, but did you know about the incredible benefits of full-spectrum CBD when it comes to skincare? Discover how to get the most from your CBD skincare experience.  

What Are the Benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD In Skincare? 

First up, what actually is full-spectrum CBD? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the main compounds found in cannabis plants. There are three types of CBD products derived from cannabis plants: isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum. Isolate contains only one cannabinoid—CBD, which has been chemically “isolated” from the cannabis extract. Broad-spectrum contains CBD and many other natural cannabinoids (such as CBG, CBD, CBC, etc) but no THC. Full-spectrum contains all of the cannabinoids (over 100 different types have been identified) that are naturally occurring in a cannabis plant including THC.

But, before you start wondering if full-spectrum CBD in skincare can make you high, nope, not possible. Our Anti-Stress CBD Drops are a full-spectrum CBD serum with a high concentration of CBD, and less than 0.2% THC. The percentage of THC improves the efficacy rate and quality of the product. We chose to utilize full-spectrum CBD for this serum because it takes advantage of the entourage effect. The entourage effect enhances the therapeutic benefits of the individual cannabinoid components as they work together—meaning you receive greater benefits. Hemp and marijuana both belong to the cannabis plant family, and while they have their differences, CBD can be derived from either.

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What Is the Difference Between CBD + Hemp?

CBD is used in skincare to directly soothe distressed skin cells and restore them to their natural bliss. Although you can find products with either CBD (which is extracted from the flower of the cannabis/hemp plant) or hemp seed oil (which is pressed from the seeds of the cannabis/hemp plant), there’s a huge difference. Hemp seed oil only contains negligible amounts of cannabinoids, often hemp seed oil may not have any CBD in it at all. Many beauty brands market their hemp seed oil product to make you think CBD is in it. This practice is referred to as “weed-washing,” or making it seem as if there’s CBD in a product, when really, it's just hemp seed oil. Topical products formulated with CBD, rather than hemp seed oil, have more significant regenerative, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects. This is exactly why experts suggest choosing “full-spectrum CBD” over “broad-spectrum CBD” because without 1000 mg of canibidoil you most likely won’t receive the results you’re looking for. 

How Does Full-Spectrum CBD Work + How Does it Help Skin?

Surprisingly, our body produces its own cannabinoid called anandamide, which is located throughout our endocannabinoid organ system (ECS). The ECS system’s purpose is to keep our skin happy, healthy, and in a balanced state. When this system is out of whack, enter blemishes, irritation, oily, dry and even itchy skin. CBD naturally elevates levels of anandamide. Higher levels of anandamide supports your body's own natural process to reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause redness, irritation, rashes and even breakouts. Full-spectrum CBD is like a quenching fire hydrant for reactive, inflammed skin, delivering smoother, calmer and more radiant skin. This is the key reason why CBD is worth the hype.

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What Makes Our Full-Spectrum CBD Serum So Effective?

Let’s get into why our proprietary blend is unique and powerful. This full-spectrum CBD serum targets sunburns, mask irritation (maskne), general and seasonal sensitivities. And, we have clinically tested results to prove it.

Clinically proven to significantly calm, soften, and improve the appearance of stressed skin after just one week—with increased efficacy after a month, for a calmed, soothed, comfortable complexion.

With such high demand for the ingredients needed to create CBD skincare, there are huge differences in quality. Our Anti-Stress CBD Drops are superior to other CBD serums as we work with the best labs and dermatologists to bring you the highest quality of CBD and the perfect blend of supporting ingredients to enhance and boost the best results. Our therapeutic adaptogen complex is packed with a proprietary blend of full-spectrum 1000mg cannabidiol, ashwagandha and reishi mushroom. CBD and adaptogens are a major power couple in the skin-soothing stakes. 

Adaptogens are another buzzed about skincare ingredient and can be in the form of mushrooms, herbs, or plants. When added to your skincare routine, these powerhouse ingredients protect your skin and complexion by fighting stress and allowing your body to adapt to a changing or stressful environment—which we all clearly need right now.

Research shows that ashwagandha is an extremely effective antioxidant and increases collagen production in the body. Its high levels of antioxidants protect your skin from free radicals, promoting vibrant skin. It's a complex and effective ingredient to help treat signs of aging, sun damage, blemishes, acne scarring, and fine lines. 

Reishi mushroom is also a star ingredient because it’s deeply hydrating and detoxifying. It contains beta glucans, a chain of antioxidant glucose molecules that are responsible for attracting water from the environment to your skin.

As you can see, we’re so excited for you to try Anti-Stress CBD Drops; the perfect CBD serum for skin inflammation, anti-aging, acne from inflammation and the ultimate soothing elixir.

Let Alayne White, Licensed Aesthetician, tell you why our serum is the only CBD product you need. 

“Glo’s topical CBD product is not just another CBD product, we surely don’t need one of those, but this product is here to deal with extreme sensitivity, rosacea and is a new addition that skin practitioners need to address the never ending stream of inflammation in our client’s skin.”


References for this information:

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, July 2017

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, June 2017

Free Radical Biology and Medicine, September 2011

August 31, 2020

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