C B D vs H E M P//
Do you know the difference? We are starting to see an influx of skin care lines jumping on the Cannabis Train & trying to capitalize on CBD’s current popularity in wellness. While it’s awesome to see cannabis infused products more widely accepted & available, it’s important to know exactly what you are getting. Many brands are green washing using buzzwords like “cannabis skin care,” “kush,” “blissed-out” and “elevated” and imagery like the marijuana leaf, hoping you’ll jump to conclusions about what’s the product.
There is a big difference between the flower & the seed of the hemp plant. CBD is derived from the flower. Hemp oil comes from the seed and benefits the skin similarly to other fatty seed oils like rose hip or chia. Full-spectrum CBD (whole plant vs. isolated CBD strain) includes all the benefits of the whole plant minus THC and it’s psychoactive effects. Bottom line, if you don’t see CBD/cannabidoil in the list of ingredients, it is a CBD-less product. CBD is Cannabidiol which is one of over 100 cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Hemp oil has many health benefits but without all of the properties like cannabinoids, terpenes & phenols, the medicinal & healing properties are lost.⠀
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD are unmatched by its cousin, hemp. It’s really important for consumers to understand this because assuming you using a high quality full-spectrum CBD infused product–when in actuality, it’s solely a product with hemp oil in it–you will be very disappointed with the results.
Biru, our CBD beauty balm contains lab-certified, full-spectrum, whole plant CBD—the CBD we use is derived from whole-plant extracts through supercritical, clean CO2 extraction processes. Over the course of the next few days, we will dive deeper into its skin benefits & I’ll be answering your CBD skin care related questions so drop them below or by DM. ⠀