Today, Cannabis is booming in beauty products and it’s assured to take your skincare routine to a higher level (no pun intended). This game-changing plant has incredible powers when it comes to alleviating muscle tension and other uncomfortable side effects that are a result of facial paralysis.
So what exactly is derived from this medicinal, magical herb that’s placed into skincare products today?
Often, the specific ingredient derived from cannabis used in products isn’t so crystal clear so let me elaborate on this.
Numerous ingredients can come from the cannabis plant which is used interchangeably. To clear up the confusion, let me break down the type of cannabis ingredient that is used in products from the image designed above.
- Cannabis Facial Moisturizer (High Beauty) – 20% of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
- HELLO, CALM (Origins) – Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
- Lip Balm (Herb essntls) – Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
- Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Glow Oil (Herbivore Botanicals) – 100mg of premium, organic CBD
What’s the difference between cannabis sativa seed oil and CBD?
CBD, cannabinoids, is extracted from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the cannabis plant. Whereas, Hemp seed oil, is a cold-pressed extract from the seeds and typically referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil.
Although cannabis sativa seed oil and CBD come from the same plant, they are different compounds that come from different parts of the plant which results in various benefits.
Yes, both components derived from the plant provide you with great skincare benefits in your beauty routine. I have a few products that contain Cannabis Sativa seed oil. I love the way it makes my skin feel along with its’ anti-aging and soothing properties.
However, when it comes to dealing with facial paralysis, looking for skincare products that contain CBD is your best bet.
Benefits of applying CBD topically:
- Anti-inflammatory – Helps alleviate inflammation/compression of the facial nerve.
- Headaches – A common side affect of facial paralysis that can possibbly have a positive response to applying CBD topically.
- Pain – Can soothe jaw and facial pain that occurs with facial paralysis/synkinesis.
- Neuroprotective antioxidant ability – Particular cannabis compounds are thought to be beneficial for reducing daily damage to nerve cells.
As promising as CBD sounds, it’s no secret that this beauty ingredient is still pretty new and highly controversial in today’s society.
Like I’ve said a million times, I’m no doctor, so it’s always wise to consult your dermatologist, primary doctor or plastic surgeon before adding CBD beauty products to your regimen.
Always read labels, ask questions and know what you’re buying ♡