Today, you can find CBD in products across nearly every category you look. 

I’ve seen candles, chocolate, clothing, cocktails, beer and much more.  

I’m not even joking, I’ve seen CBD lube.

The next great frontier incorporating CBD oil is the skincare market. It’s expected that the CBD skin care market will reach 3.5 million by 2026

But with all this hype, I was interested to investigate the benefits of cbd skin care.  To find out if CBD actually does anything for your skin.

I did find some interesting information to share with you all,  from calming inflammation to reducing acne.  So I’ve broken it down into what the heck CBD is, how it works in general, and what CBD skin care benefits there are.

What is CBD? 

First things first, what does CBD stand for? 

CBD is a medical abbreviation for cannabidiol.  Cannabidoil is a primary active compound found in cannabis plants.

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It comes from Cannabis sativa plants such as marijuana and industrial hemp.

What is CBD? 

First things first, what does CBD stand for? 

CBD is a medical abbreviation for cannabidiol.  Cannabidoil is a primary active compound found in cannabis plants.

It comes from Cannabis sativa plants such as marijuana and industrial hemp.

So that leads me to the next very important question. Can I get high from using CBD oil?



A common misconception is that CBD products can make you high.

In actuality, CBD is a component derived from a hemp plant or a marijuana plant, and it cannot cause intoxication.

THC is the psychoactive property found in marijuana plants that causes mind alterations and physical impairments.

While some products may contain both CBD and THC, it is THC that can contribute to an intoxicated state.

Many products offer only CBD as an active ingredient; however, you must use a product with a minimum amount of CBD for the product to be effective.

Keep in mind that governing bodies do not regulate these products if they are labeled as supplements.

As a result, you have to perform due diligence to determine whether products are reliable or a scam. So it’s fair to say this is still the wild west for the use of these products. 

What do most people use CBD for? PAIN & Sleep! 

If you are in pain, what’s the one thing that is really hard to do?

Fall asleep.

One of the greatest benefits of CBD oil is that it has been used to treat pain as far back at 2900 BC.  

For those that do find pain relief with CBD, this study found patients with arthitis improved their sleep quality.

If this is you, you are not alone.  80% of Americans report they have trouble sleeping atleast once a week according to a 2018 consumer report.

A recent study, found that 10% of americans who tried CBD said they used CBD to help them sleep with majority reporting that it worked.

For sleep, you can find CBD products in the form of capsules, tinctures, sprays, gummies, creams and lotions.  You can even find sleep masks infused with lavender and CBD to help foster the ideal sleep environment.

For those who have insomnia or those who find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, nighttime skincare products with CBD might work.  Be warned, those benefits might not last the longer you use it. 

 Getting your beauty rest is key to youthful, healthy skin.  

What is the biggest benefit for cbd skincare?

CBD oil possesses rather specific and targeted benefits to add to your skin care routine.

The 2 most important benefits of CBD are acne and inflammation. 

To begin with, it has tremendous success in fighting inflammation. Skincare professionals and experts widely accept that inflammation is directly related to premature aging, as well as many other skin and health-related issues.

Therefore, CBD can also help to reduce acne that is caused by inflammation.

Acne is also caused by over zealous sebaceous glands producing wayyy too much oil.  As a gyal who suffers from oily skin, I hear this loud and clear.  This 2014 study found that CBD was effective at reducing excessive oil production.  

And you can even use it to help control itching and dryness from eczema, psoriasis, and other severe skin-related concerns.

There are research articles about the properties of CBD indicating it’s anti fungal properties as well.  This means CBD could work well on that fungal body acne. 

Unfortunately I really couldn’t find a lot more conclusive case studies about why CBD for skin care.

That said, there is also not a lot of research for activated charcoal, but so many people have found success with the product for their skin care. 

If you have tried CBD in your skincare, I would love to hear how it worked for you! Leave a comment below to share with the gyals.


You can find CBD lotion for sale both in retail stores and online. It is also important to note that you can find a wide variety of CBD skincare products in various forms, including:

  • Body lotion
  • Calming eye balm
  • Cleansers
  • Creams
  • Exfoliators
  • Lip balms
  • Sleeping masks
  • Soap bars
  • Tissue repair serum

These are only a few examples. As product research and development continues to expand in the CBD skincare market, you can expect to find the release of groundbreaking products each year moving forward.

How to Select the Right CBD Skincare Products 

 Just like any skincare line, you can expect a wide range of pricing and quality.

Keep in mind that simply because an item is expensive does not mean it is better than other products in the market. Take your time to read online reviews and product ingredients. And be sure to verify there is enough CBD in the container to be truly effective. 

As always, don’t forget to do a small test patch before applying a new product to your face.

Some people may have an allergic reaction or develop skin irritation when used in combination with another product already in your routine. 


CBD in the form of a supplement is legal in each state throughout the US and all provinces throughout Canada.

THC is still not legal in many states in the US.  As of writing this in April 2020.

This means that even though you are putting a product with THC on your skin and not consuming it for a high, it still may not be legal where you live. Before you make any purchases in a store or online, check your local laws to be safe.

If you have not yet tried CBD oil-infused skincare products, it is worth a try, particularly for individuals who have dry skin, acne or inflammation, and wish to look younger.

You can find CBD in nearly every type of beauty product today. Do not forget to check online reviews before you make a purchase, and test a small area of your skin before you use it all over your body.