Do ingredients like phthalates and fillers in CBD products diminish the effects of topicals, such as serums, washes, and creams?
The CBD clean beauty market is growing exponentially. According to 2019 estimations, the market is expected to reach an incredible $1.7 billion by 2025.
For those new to understanding CBD-based-beauty, CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It won’t produce a high like fellow cannabinoid THC and is considered safe and effective for all skin types. Research shows that CBD may be effective in alleviating anxiety and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively mitigate skin irritation caused by inflammation.
Even better? According to a 2020 study published in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, CBD has real skin benefits. Researchers found that, “topical application of CBD may be efficacious for some skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis, pruritis, and inflammatory conditions.” CBD has already been found to be an effective alternative for skin disorders, such as psoriasis and chronic dermatitis. It’s no wonder scientists and companies are exploring ways to use the compound in eye creams, face washes and luxury skin care.
One of the newest players in the CBD skincare space is Botanika Life, a collection of clean, hand-crafted luxury lifestyle and wellness products that are loaded with full spectrum CBD and other powerhouse plant-based ingredients that effectively deliver the cleanest performing CBD. With calming CBD at the core of each product, Botanika Life utilizes the healing powers of flowers and plants to develop inventive products with pure ingredients and clean formulas.
The company’s CEO, Benny Shabtai, believes that ensuring customers understand where products are sourced can create better education around both CBD and skincare. Here’s what he had to say about clean skincare and CBD:
Q: Do ingredients like phthalates and fillers in CBD products diminish the effects of topicals, such as serums, washes, and creams?
A: “The quality and combination of each ingredient in CBD-based products play an important role in how effective CBD skincare products are when applied. Fillers can react in negative ways to a client’s skin and if the customer isn’t aware that a filler is in place, an allergic reaction could be difficult to pinpoint.”
How does CBD work within the body to create better skincare results?
“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is considered the master regulatory system of the body. It helps maintain homeostasis and balance in our bodies by communicating with other biological systems and helping other systems in the body stay healthy. The ideal state of being for the human body is homeostasis, which is the effect full-spectrum CBD has on the endocannabinoid system—lighting up the body’s receptors in positive ways.
“The human body produces compounds called endocannabinoids that bind to endocannabinoid receptors to support homeostasis. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands and immune cells. Considered “a bridge between body and mind,” endocannabinoids help support and protect our immune system, nervous system and virtually all organs in the body.”
In skincare, are less products truly better?
“We find that our clients truly want to know what’s in products to help them be better educated and informed. We hold a deep promise of integrity and transparency at Botanika Life. One of our most sought-after products is the Elite Elixir. With only two ingredients it’s a clean beauty fan’s dream. A potent 1500mg of organically and naturally extracted full spectrum CBD and hemp seed oil work synergistically to provide the ultimate soothing results.”
With new companies coming into the skincare market monthly, it’s important to recognize where the ingredients in products come from. Afterall, not all CBD beauty skincare is created equal. Even clean beauty enthusiasts know there are CBD skincare products available online that include impurities like phthalates and parabens. It is vital to consider the quality of the product you’re purchasing and have confidence that the product contains exactly what the label claims.