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An Essential Guide to CBD Skincare

Between August 2020 and January 2021, we saw the largest increase ever in CBD skin care search interest. And, this all-time high was beaten again in July 2021.

This wave of consumer interest has provided an incredible opportunity to entrepreneurs and existing CBD brands. There is no better time than now to start creating your very own range of CBD skin care UK products!

At Simple Company, we are experts at developing innovative products and top brands that shape the future of the CBD industry. We have years of experience developing topical CBD skincare products, from CBD-infused massage oils and lip balms to hemp cooling & warming gels.

In this article, we will be sharing our knowledge to bring you an essential guide to CBD skincare.


What Is CBD Skincare?

CBD skincare, or CBD ‘topicals’, are simply products designed to be applied to the skin. This can include gels designed for sports recovery, creams designed for skin problems like dryness & soreness, or CBD beauty products.

Some prime examples of topical CBD and hemp products include:

  • CBD lotion
  • CBD face cream
  • CBD face masks
  • CBD balm
  • CBD salve
  • CBD massage oil
  • Hemp warming/cooling gels
  • Hemp face cream

Unlike CBD oils or edibles which are ingested orally, the CBD from topicals does not infiltrate the bloodstream. This means the products can have pretty different effects and very different reasons for use.


How Does CBD Skincare Work?

Before we explain how CBD skincare works, let’s explain how ingestible products, like CBD oils, edibles and e-liquids, work… 

All humans have an endocannabinoid system. Much like the nervous system or the digestive system, the endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in regulating the healthy functioning of the body.

When a person takes CBD, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors within this system; these are called CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are essential for regulating healthy brain function, a healthy immune system, and loads more.

So, ingesting CBD products orally enhances a person’s natural levels of endocannabinoids, and increases the rate at which the cannabinoid receptors bind to these endocannabinoids.

So, how does CBD work when we use it topically?

Using CBD topically (on the skin) is quite different to ingesting CBD oils/ edibles or inhaling CBD vapour.

Unlike with these traditional CBD products, the CBD from topicals or cosmetics does not enter the bloodstream. Instead, the skin absorbs the CBD deeply, where there are many cannabinoid receptors.

So, cannabinoid receptors are not only located in the endocannabinoid system inside the body. They are also located in the skin all over the body.

And, as the body’s largest organ, the skin has the highest amount and concentration of these cannabinoid receptors.

When CBD from a skincare product interacts with these sensory receptors, it could have a number of different effects…


CBD Skin Care Benefits

There are thought to be a number of different CBD oil benefits for the skin. As we mentioned above, when CBD absorbs into the skin it can interact with sensory cannabinoid receptors at any specific area of the body.

CBD is also thought to inherently have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

However, consumers don’t necessarily want to hear about the extensive science behind the benefits of CBD skincare. They just want to know if they can use CBD oil for wrinkles, dryness, muscle pain, joint pain, etc…

So, can they?

Here are some of the main benefits associated with topical CBD skincare:

  • Alleviating localised pain: You can apply a topical CBD product to a specific area of the body that needs help, meaning pain-relief is more focused than if you were to use an ingestible product.
  • Reducing muscle, joint, or tendon pain: When we experience this type of pain, it’s often as a result of inflammation. So, CBD skincare could help to relieve this thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Reducing irritated skin/redness: Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, research has suggested CBD topicals may be effective at calming and soothing sore or irritated skin.
  • Lessening signs of ageing: Again, CBD’s antioxidant properties may mean that CBD skincare can help to reduce signs of ageing, such as wrinkles or dullness.

CBD skincare may also provide benefits for people with acne, dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, and similar conditions.


Would you like to start your own CBD skincare business?

Over the years at Simple Company, we’ve built a team of industry experts with a true passion for the power of hemp.

With help from our development scientists, production specialists, talented designers, and marketing champs, we’ve got everything covered.

This means we can help you to create your very own CBD skincare brand! We can take you right through from an initial idea to a final product range.

We take care of quality control, batch traceability, and accreditations so that you don’t have to. Our CBD extracts adhere to novel foods standards and our hemp plants are grown organically without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs.

Choose from one of our white-label services that we can tailor to your individual requirements. We can take care of anything from just shipping alone, right up to the entire brand-creation process, meaning you never pay for anything you don’t need.

Contact us today to get started!