August 24, 2022 5 min read
Talk of a buzzy ingredient that is rapidly changing the face of beauty and skincare (CBD). It is infused in many products and is found nearly everywhere globally. From body creams and butter, shampoos, sunscreens, and serums, it has proven to work wonders on the skin.
CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound of the cannabis plant. It is extracted from the hemp part of the plant. It is one of the primary active ingredients after THC. THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the most active and dominant compound and is known for causing feelings of psychoactive effects. According to Cuttler et al. (2018), CBD has for some time helped in alleviating pain that results from chronic illnesses, soothing anxiety, depression, and feelings of stress. Baswan et al. (2020) commented that it has a lot of benefits on the skin like treating acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Romay et al. (1998) on the other hand argued that it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities that help to treat skin dryness, free-radical damage, and inflammation. Due to the many benefits of CBD, its use in products was legalized in the US under the 2018 Farm Bill which permitted manufacturing companies to incorporate CBD into their products but with THC that is below 0.3%. You can also infuse CBD into daily home recipes like in making cookies, cakes, and beverages. A gentle CBD cleanser is one of the products that infuse CBD, and this article will help you how to choose one.
For an established skincare routine, a good cleanser is very vital. Many cleansers exist on the market, and you can confirm that some contain harsh ingredients that can interfere with your skin’s PH balance leaving your skin irritating and sensitive. With the many cleansers on the market, choosing the best may be difficult. According to Nadar et al. (2022), there is a CBD-infused cleanser that you may want to try out. It contains a wholesome nourishing ingredient that cleanses your skin without changing its PH balance or leaving it dry. This is how to choose the best one.
Knowing the source of hemp used in the manufacture of the cleanser is one way of choosing a good gentle CBD cleanser. For the greed of making a profit, some companies produce products that are made from synthetic poor-quality hemp that contain harmful additives and contaminants that may pose harm to someone’s skin. A company that produces good quality cleanser must give details about its source of hemp, where it is grown, how it is grown, (with the best being grown organically), and how it is processed up to the last stage of obtaining the CBD cleanser. When you settle for a brand of a CBD cleanser, research deeply online about the company’s detail on where they source and grow their hemp. Also, check for details on how they process it to make the product.
CBD is extracted from the flowers of hemp as all the cannabidiol, terpenes, and flavonoids are secreted in the flowers. Qamar et al. (2022) provided several methods of CBD extraction. The CBD is extracted using different methods with the use of Carbon Dioxide being the most effective. This method exerts CO2 under high pressure to extract the CBD from the flowers. Another method of extraction is known as solvent extraction which ethanol to dissolve the wax of the hemp plant. A third method that is used is of mixing olive oil and the hemp leaves and then heating them together to a particular temperature to extract the CBD oil. When looking for a cleanser, check if the company gives details on how they extract the CBD from the hemp plant.
A quality CBD manufacturing company often carries third-party testing on their products at a third-party lab. The lab is often ISO complaint and so the results given of the products are legit and true. At the lab, raw products are tested for potency, solvents, microbial, and solvents. The final products are also tested for potency and cannabidiol levels. After testing, the manufacturing company is given an ISO compliant certificate that shows it passed the third-party testing. You can check for third-party testing about the product online or scan the QR code that is on the packaging of the cleanser.
If there is something that gives you more details on a product are the reviews of the customers. They will inform you on whether a product works efficiently, on which type of skin, the price of the product, customer care, and how fast it takes in shipping. Once you identify the cleanser you want to buy, check online for the customer’s comments about the product, whether it will fit your skin and the price. This will help you to find value for your money as you will be more confident with the type of CBD cleanser you are purchasing.
Apart from the sole ingredient which is CBD, there are other ingredients used in making the cleansers. Research deeply on the ingredient used in the cleanser you want to buy, if maybe you are allergic to any of them or may react with your skin. The ingredients are often listed in the photo of the product or even in the product description. Check also for the amount of CBD used as some are known to react to too much CBD. For easier review, buy a cleanser whose ingredients have been listed.
It is easy to be misled into buying a poor-quality CBD cleanser as they are sold almost in every store and online. You, therefore, have to be careful when purchasing CBD cleanser. The article has highlighted some guidelines that can help you in buying a good gentle CBD cleanser that will serve the purpose of doing your skin good and not ruining it. If you follow the guidelines, you can never go wrong, and be sure to get the value of your money. CBD-based products including cleansers are the best so far for the skin. You will love it.
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