We are excited to offer CBD-infused facial oil in our LARK Custom and Express Signature Facials. Have questions about CBD or the skin benefits? Please read below! Ready to book a facial? Click here!
CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana or hemp. CBD oil is a mixture of the CBD isolate (pure CBD) + an oil like olive, hemp, or coconut. CBD oil won’t get you high because it doesn’t have the mind-altering properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content (they are sourced in different ways).
We work with local, lab-tested CBD company Florae Botanicals.
Their CBD Oil is sourced from Kentucky in small batches. Kentucky farmers have been pioneers in hemp cultivation and production, farming practices, and new agrotech for generations. As a matter of fact the first hemp crops from Kentucky can be sourced back to the 1700s.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, a type of natural compound found in cannabis and hemp. It’s one of hundreds of compounds in these plants, but it’s received more attention lately as changes to state and federal laws have led to a rise in the production of CBD-infused products.
Another well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This compound is known for its psychoactive effects when consumed with cannabis, or marijuana.
THC produces what many consider a “high,” or an altered state characterized by euphoria, pleasure, or heightened sensory perception.
To answer, no, CBD will not cause a high like THC.
Using CBD topically is a great option for those needing on the spot treatment and support for nerves, muscles and joints. Very little is absorbed into the bloodstream. As always we recommend speaking with a trusted medical professional before starting a CBD routine.
What’s clear from numerous studies is that CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory. So how does that translate to skin care? One way is its ability to help calm skin, particularly skin that’s acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Surprisingly, recent findings also show that CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help offset other triggers of acne.
Without question, far more conclusive, scientific studies are needed, but CBD’s potential as an alternative acne solution is exciting. In the meantime, you can read up on other acne treatments with definitive research supporting them.
It turns out CBD oil also has antioxidant properties which contribute to the research indicating it can help lessen the visible signs of aging skin. By counteracting free-radical damage, CBD anti-aging creams may be able to help visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone.
Of course, there are plenty of other antioxidants out there that can make the same claims so CBD isn’t the only or “best” antioxidant to seek out; rather, it’s just one of many to consider (learn more about our favorite antioxidant-rich serums).