When it comes to skincare, you’re more likely to find hemp-derived CBD than marijuana-derived CBD in all those #shelfie-worthy bottles, for one main reason: legality. “It’s not that the compound is different when it comes from one plant or the other — it’s just the amount of CBD versus THC that makes a difference,” Dr. Josh Axe, the founder of Ancient Nutrition, tells TZR. “CBD from hemp contains 0.3% THC or less [the legal allowance], while CBD from marijuana can contain 5% to 35% THC.” Hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, but THC is only fully legal in 11 states (as of publishing).
With all that said, you probably don’t need another article touting the purported benefits of CBD for your skin (though, sure, I’ll cover the basics). Instead, here’s the stuff about CBD that no one else is telling you — from sourcing to social impact to shady financial practices — straight from industry insiders. If you’re thinking of working CBD into your beauty routine, read this first.
“Hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant,” Vickers says. “Products with hemp seed oil are rich in several vitamins, as well as Omega fatty acids.” It’s nice for your skin — Omegas have a plumping, hydrating effect — but hemp seed oil doesn’t contain CBD. (Plenty of beauty brands would love for you to think it does, though. This practice is referred to as “weed-washing,” or making it seem as if there’s CBD in a product, when really, it’s just hemp seed oil.)
To recap: Hemp seed oil contains no CBD. Hemp-derived CBD contains no THC. CBD skincare products are non-psychoactive and will not get you high. Which begs the question: Why are beauty brands marketing them as if they will?
CBD maintains these properties whether it’s sourced from hemp (scientific name: cannabis sativa) or marijuana (scientific name: cannabis sativa indica).
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CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural substance present in the hemp plants (Cannabis sativa) that are bred for nutritional purposes. The CBD is primarily extracted from hemp paste, made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.
Which CBD supplement is for me?
Yes, we wouldn’t sell something that is likely to cause you harm. The World Health Organisation’s 2018 Critical Review Report on CBD states that CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. All of our products are below the maximum dose recommended by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2020.
Furthermore, individuals cannot readily recover any negligible quantity of THC residues present in quality products. This is due to its near absence in the first place and the technical difficulties that it would pose to obtain a yield which constitutes a risk to health and could therefore be misused.
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The basic medical response is simplistic which is to take a steroid cream of some form. The lack of any logic in doing this is astounding. The eczema itself was not caused by a lack of steroid on or in the person’s body. It is not the absence of steroids that is causing the problem in the first place.
Our medical system is under so much pressure that the line of least resistance is taken far too often leading to people being sent away with a variety of chemicals, lotions and potions that have just as much chance of causing more harm as they do of fixing you.
We are run and owned by a health professional, that’s me, Nick the osteopath. In my work, I spend my days doing my utmost to show people how to be healthy. The road to good health is not a complicated one but the path has been blurred by food processing companies, big pharma, a disjointed and childlike (in its view of the body and illness) medical system and many other factors such as our insane desire for convenience.
It is important for us to clarify that CBD is a food supplement that, while very useful for many people, is not sold “for” any specific purpose other than general health and wellbeing.
Because of this, there is an unfortunate reputation attached to much CBD on the market, much of it rightly earned.
However, I am pleased to say that if you manage to find a well-run brand and product like the one we have here then much of what the world is raving about starts to make sense.
So with eczema, as with most health problems, a more nuanced and logical approach is needed.