Better known as CBD, it is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Another cannabinoid you may have heard of is Tetrahydrocannabinol, a.k.a. THC, which is responsible for psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. CBD, on the other hand, is non-intoxicating and has tons of therapeutic benefits. If the plant has less than 0.3% THC content — in accordance with the Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, aka the Farm Bill — it’s considered hemp and is legal nationwide.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of CBD oil naturally help improve irritating skin conditions. Studies show CBD oil has a high potential for treating skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, by encouraging abnormal cell death. It can also help regulate the skin’s oil production, reducing acne. CBD also contains many nutrients like vitamin A, C and E that help improve and protect the skin.
Because it’s rich in fatty and amino acids, it’s beneficial to your hair and nails, too. CBD and hemp oil stimulate and enhance the growth of hair through the scalp’s absorption of the main fatty acids omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9.
Applying CBD topically is the most effective for targeting specific areas of the body like muscle aches and pains. For people who can’t — or don’t want to — pop pain pills, topical CBD takes down the ouch level and reduces swelling.
Hemp is the only plant that have all known 21 amino acids, which are essential building blocks of protein that is responsible for collagen and elastin production. That's why CBD oil has been so beneficial for skin appearance.