Curious about CBD topical products? It can easily seem overwhelming with so many broad spectrum lotion options available. So, what are the benefits of CBD in a broad spectrum lotion?
Common skin problems can be neutralized by the potential powers of CBD. Hemp extract has been used in skincare for ages, but it has only been recently that we've been able to truly harness the potentially healing properties. This article explores how broad spectrum CBD lotion is more than skin deep.
Read on to discover how broad spectrum lotion sinks deep into your skin.
What Is CBD Broad Spectrum?
Cannabidiol (CBD) products are generally available in three extract types:
- Full-Spectrum- contains CBD, less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), flavonoids, and terpenes
- Broad-Spectrum- contains CBD, is THC-free (non-detectable levels at less than 0.001% THC), flavonoids, and terpenes
- Isolate- contains CBD only (no THC, flavonoids, and typically no added terpenes)
Can Broad Spectrum CBD Have THC?
Generally speaking, broad spectrum CBD products should contain no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Our products are rigorously tested and contain non-detectable THC levels (less than 0.001%). This means that there is basically no THC in our product, or so small an amount that even our specialized measurement equipment didn't detect it.
Above 0.3% THC is required to produce that "high" feeling, so there's no danger of getting psychoactive properties from a quality broad-spectrum lotion.
Is CBD Lotion for Skin?
Hemp extracts have been used in skincare for centuries. Today, CBD seems to be everywhere. It makes an appearance in many skin care products, including:
- Lip balms
- Body balms
- Body oils
- Body creams
The cosmetic hemp industry is only growing, so it is extremely important to educate yourself now. Learning what ingredients go into your lotion (and which ones shouldn't) is key to picking the best product for your individual health.
Just because a product contains CBD doesn't automatically make it the best option. It's important to look out for ingredients that may be skin irritants or harmful to health in the long term, such as:
- BHA & BHT
- Fragrance (means an artificially added scent)
- Propylene glycol
- Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid, and retinol
- Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate
- Synthetic colors (means they are artificially added)
- Triclosan and triclocarban
It can be hard to stay away from this entire list of products, but if your ingredient list is full of them, it's probably best to steer clear from those options.
We work hard to make sure our lotions, balms, rubs, creams, and any other topical contain only the best ingredients. By allowing natural ingredients like CBD oil, chamomile, or peppermint to take center stage, there's no need for artificial colors or synthetic agents to mask what's inside.
Our new Broad-Spectrum CBD Lotions list water and aloe extract as their first ingredients to show you that they are the real deal. No need for anything other than what nature has provided for a soothing topical lotion.
Plus, you can visit our Lucid Labs page to see the quality and purity of our ingredients for yourself!
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How CBD Lotion Works
The potential health benefits of topical CBD products is still being studied. However, as mentioned above, hemp extracts have been used in skincare remedies since long before CBD oil became popular. While clinical trials are still being conducted on CBD creams and lotions, they are considered relatively safe by cannabis experts with a generally low risk of having an interaction with other medications.
That being said, we always suggest speaking with a dermatologist or other qualified medical professional before using CBD topicals, tinctures, or other products. While CBD is considered by most experts to be low risk, use may not be appropriate for certain individuals or during certain stages of life (i.e. during pregnancy or while breastfeeding).
If you have questions about your specific situation, be sure to consult your dermatologist, physician, or other medical professional about using topical products that contain CBD.
Does CBD Lotion Have Any Side Effects?
CBD lotion is typically applied directly to the skin. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to CBD, but the rule of thumb is to "start low and go slow". In other words, if you are new to CBD, it is best to start with a small amount and then work your way up.
When it comes to application of the lotion, as with any topical substance, some people may be sensitive to certain ingredients. Apply lotion to areas of the skin where needed, and watch closely for the first few hours for any skin or adverse reaction. If it is your first time trying our CBD lotion, use it during the daytime so that you aren't asleep if a rare allergic reaction occurs.
Reactions are rare, but we definitely want you to have the information you need to be prepared, just in case! The best course of action is to consult a qualified medical professional if adverse reactions occur.
In terms of suggested use, consistent and daily application of a CBD topical is the best way to promote positive, lasting results. Additionally, storing the container away from direct sunlight and at room temperature can also help maintain the quality of the lotion.
Our Broad-Spectrum CBD Lotions also come in a double wall container which helps to protect them from the elements and makes them travel-friendly! The double wall acts as a barrier so that what's inside can support your skin in being the best barrier it can be, too.
The Last Word On Topicals And Lotions
CBD alone won't heal any wound, but combined with other natural ingredients, it has powerful potential properties that may promote healthy skin. It's best to look at the label and make sure harmful chemicals aren't present and that the CBD is sourced responsibly. Then, consult medical professionals about the benefits of using CBD topical lotion as part of your daily skincare routine for the best results.
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