August 24, 2022 5 min read


There is a wide range of CBD-based products worldwide. From body butter, shampoos, serums creams, and masks, or, you may be new to using CBD and wonder how to go about choosing the best CBD-based products. Get to know what CBD is.

CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is extracted from the hemp of the cannabis plant. It is one of the active compounds of cannabis, the other being THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the most active and dominant compound in the cannabis plant. As Fattore & Fratta (2011) commented, THC is known to cause psychoactive effects after use. CBD is known for its health-related benefits. Twycross et al. (2003) also discovered that CBD is made to help anyone who has pruritic skin conditions like eczema or painful conditions like post-herpetic neuralgia. It works on the skin not targeting eczema but the hormones that cause the flare-up of eczema. According to Peyravian et al. (2022), CBD is also an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce the overproduction of sebum. Sebum is oily and is produced by the skin to act as waterproof and to keep the skin supple. Overproduction of it leads to acne production on the skin. With CBD, acne production can be prevented in various ways. CBD is used in a variety of skincare products, and a face wash is one of them. You can come across CBD-infused face wash online or from a store. It is easy to be misled into buying a product that is not safe for use. This is because many people in the interest of money may make products with fake CBD oil. How can you pick the right CBD face wash? This article highlights guidelines to help you do so.

Guidelines for Picking the Right CBD Face wash

The legalization of CBD was made under the 2018 Farm Bill, which allowed manufacturing companies to infuse CBD into their products. However, some rules and regulations govern the production of CBD-based products. The CBD used should not exceed 0.3%. Below are factors that can help a CBD user in choosing a CBD face wash.

Source of Hemp and Processing

Manufacturing companies in the process of manufacturing their products should state their source of hemp, how it is harvested and processed to the final part of having the finished products obtained from the hemp of the cannabis plant. Chambers & Musah (2022) provided an analysis of CBD-infused products for different users. For effective and quality production, it is extracted using carbon dioxide together with liquid chromatography to remove THC. Together with the mentioned above, check if the hemp is grown organically and if it is processed to remove all traces of harmful substances. Check also if the product is CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) certified. CGMP is a body under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency that sets rules and guidelines that are to be strictly followed by manufacturing companies in their product production. Do thorough research on the face wash that you want to purchase, and check if the company gives an entire review of how the hemp is grown and processed to the final product. If it has, then the product is safe for use.

Third-Party Testing

A good CBD face-wash must undergo third-party testing. Manufacturing companies perform third-party testing on their products to ensure their safety on human health. The third-party lab should be ISO compliant. In the lab, raw CBD is tested for microbial, heavy metal, potency, and solvents. A test is also done on the final products to test for potency and cannabidiol levels. If the product passes third-party testing, it is given a compliance certificate. The packaging of the final products has a QR code that you can scan to check details on third-party testing.

Company Reputation

A company gains a good reputation over some time by producing quality products. There exists competition among various manufacturing companies on similar products, but only the ones whose products are acceptable and of quality, sell more and gain a good reputation. A company that has no good reputation receives a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration Board. You can research online about a company’s reputation. Buy a face wash from a company whose reputation is good.


Be careful about the ingredients that are used in making the face wash. You can find them listed in the product description or product photo. Check for the type and amount of CBD used in the product. Make a thorough search on the list of ingredients, whether you may have allergies or reactions when you use them on your skin. Do not go for a face wash that does not have its ingredients listed, rather, go for a face wash whose ingredients have been listed for easier review and search.

Customer Service Reviews

Reviews given by customers on a type of product are very important in helping you identify if the product you want to buy is okay. Once you identify the face wash you want, check for what the customers say about it, about the customer service, the efficacy of the face wash, price, and even shipping. If the comments and reviews given by the customers are positive, then you can be sure about the face wash that you want to buy.

Product Range and Pricing

A wide range of products gives you unlimited choices to make. You can find a range of products from different manufacturing companies. With variety, it is easier to narrow down to what suits you best. With a range of products, come different prices from cheap to expensive. The face wash you settle for should be of good quality and also pocket friendly. Don’t buy cheap poor quality when you can get one which is a bit higher in price but of good quality. Make sure you get value for your money.


CBD-infused products offer the best regime for skin issues, especially if you have been trying hard with other products. CBD has a variety of benefits to the skin like preventing eczema, post-herpetic neuralgia, and acne, among other benefits. The user, however, has to be very cautious when buying any CBD product like the face wash. This is because many are manufacturing it, and for the greed of money, some are not using the right CBD type or are infusing other harmful products. This article has given some of the points and guidelines that you can use in a good CBD face wash. Ensure you do deep research on the type of CDB wash you want to use before you settle on one.


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