August 18, 2022 5 min read
Skin-care products have recently been the subject of dispute about whether or not they need to be chilled before being applied to the face. A majority of the crew thinks that putting your goods in the fridge for a few hours before applying them helps the substances in them be absorbed into the skin more quickly.
Proper storage is essential if you want to enjoy the full advantages of CBD eye cream. You should avoid exposing your product to the air and sun, as these two conditions destroy cannabinoids and terpenes, reducing its potency. However, do you have to keep your CBD eye cream in the fridge to retain the active compounds? Refrigerating CBD eye cream may be necessary if you purchase CBD in bulk and expect to use it for a year. This is because CBD oil has a shelf life of about one year. Refrigerating CBD eye cream isn't a good idea if you use it often and replenish it every month. If you keep it in a cool, dry area, your bottle will last a long time. Putting CBD eye cream in the fridge may cause its consistency to change, making it harder to dose. This is particularly true when using high-strength CBD eye creams that include fractions of plant substances like waxes and chlorophyll.
Store CBD eye cream in the fridge only if you have a long-term supply. The CBD cream's consistency and viscosity may be affected by freezing conditions, mainly if it contains carrier oils such as coconut oil, which freezes at low temperatures. CBD eye cream's chemical ingredients may function differently if put in the freezer. Oil may be challenging to remove from a bottle if frozen. This might result in a lot of unwanted mess. While it may seem unusual, removing CBD eye cream from the freezer or refrigerator does not degrade the product's quality. According to Evans (2021), one may safely store CBD eye cream in the freezer if you don't know how to store it properly. After many hours of resting at room temperature, it should return to its original condition. Avoid using an oven since high heat will destroy the active components.
Aside from the heat, UV radiation will also break down the cannabinoids, causing the product to lose potency as Zivovinovic et al. (2018) explained. The efficacy of CBD products might be reduced or even lost altogether if they are exposed to sunlight's UV rays. Most CBD products are wrapped in opaque containers, such as brown or blue glass, to protect the active ingredients from UV radiation and heat. Another reason to retain tinctures and oils in their original containers is to avoid contamination. To avoid purchasing a subpar CBD oil, scrutinize the container before making a purchase. According to Ashton (2021), transparent bottles put CBD at greater risk of degradation due to sunshine exposure.
CBD will not deteriorate as long as it is kept at room temperature. This relies on the room you're keeping it in since some rooms are significantly hotter than others. Ensure the area where you want to keep your CBD isn't hotter than 70 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius). Over 23 degrees Celsius might lead to CBD products losing their therapeutic effects. In addition, the terpenes, another crucial component of the combination, may be damaged by exposure to severe temperatures.
The degradation of cannabinoids may be accelerated by exposure to oxygen. There is a strong likelihood that the oxygen in the air may damage the CBD molecules, making the CBD oil and other products less effective. If you maintain your CBD in its original packaging and ensure it is well sealed, you shouldn't have any problems. All excellent CBD producers use airtight containers. Remember that oxygen and other pollutants may enter the product if the cap isn't firmly closed after use. Checking the seals of the package every time you purchase a new product is also a recommended practice. Any CBD products that have broken their seal should never be accepted for use.
Products containing cannabis deteriorate and expire much like other natural health products. The strength of CBD products, particularly edibles and tinctures, decreases as they mature. By properly storing them, you can guarantee that they don't break down before their useful life is up. Most CBD products have a two-year shelf life. This implies that if you use CBD regularly, you may save money by purchasing a more significant amount of CBD and not have to worry about it expiring before you use it. Moreover, MacCallum et al. (2022) explained that the expiry date is important for safety measures.
When you travel with CBD products, keeping them in a cool, dry place is more challenging. However, you may need to do this to get your CBD dosage regularly. However, you may still bring your CBD along in this situation. Keep the product out of direct sunlight and heat and store it in a cool, dry spot where it won't be exposed to the air. These are the only measures you need to take. Keep in mind that if you're traveling by automobile, the temperature in the vehicle might rapidly rise. If you are traveling with CBD oil, you must take extra caution since rules regarding cannabinoids differ widely across countries. Putting CBD in your carry-on baggage might also harm your product if the temperature changes. As a result, instead of leaving your CBD in your bag for an extended amount of time, bring it along with you. While traveling, you may use aluminum foil to protect your CBD products from heat and direct light.
Evans, J. (2021). Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home. Fair Winds Press (MA).
Zivovinovic, S., Alder, R., Allenspach, M. D., & Steuer, C. (2018). Determination of cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L. samples for recreational, medical, and forensic purposes by reversed-phase liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection. Journal of Analytical Science and Technology, 9(1), 1-10.
Ashton, L. (2021). CBD Oil for Skin Care: Benefits of Using Hemp Facial & Beauty Products.
MacCallum, C. A., Lo, L. A., Pistawka, C. A., & Boivin, M. (2022). A Clinical Framework for Evaluating Cannabis Product Quality and Safety. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.
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