2019 was a year of exploration for CBD. From gummies, to bath soaks, and ingestibles, it’s safe to say we’ve seen it all and we’re no longer newbies.
However, a simple refresh never hurt anyone—CBD is one of the naturally occurring substances, otherwise known as cannabinoids, present in cannabis. CBD is not to be confused with the other major cannabinoid in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol—otherwise known as THC.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get to the fun stuff—CBD and skincare!
The benefits of CBD are unprecedented, but in the world of skincare, this compound is most well known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing qualities.
Any dermatologist will tell you that inflammation is the root of all evil—and they are absolutely right. Inflammation is the driving force behind conditions like dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema. In 2007, the Journal of Dermatological Science published a study that found when CBD was applied topically to skin, it hindered the overproduction of skin cells that are commonly seen in psoriasis.
Winter weather is rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means—cold winds and dry skin. Luckily, we’ve pulled together a guide for how to integrate CBD into your skincare routine to keep your skin hydrated and happy during the winter months.
Apply It Topically
One of the best parts about Rosebud CBD is its versatility—it can be taken orally, and applied topically. Whether you’ve run out of moisturizer, or are experiencing inflammation, CBD can help nourish your skin and soothe any unwelcome blemishes. Rosebud’s 350mg CBD oil can be applied as a moisturizer (or lubricant *wink*) to any part of the body.
Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. That said, as you would with any new skincare product, we recommend applying a small amount at first to see if it agrees with your skin, and consulting your dermatologist.
Self-care and skincare are basically synonymous these days. Somehow, a face mask feels like it can solve all of our problems—breakups, stress, burnout, you name it.
The benefits of using a CBD facemask are endless: CBD is a powerful antioxidant, it’s cell regenerative, and has been credited with reducing acne by countering excessive oil production. Using CBD as a form of skincare is a highly effective, plant-based alternative to other chemical-containing products.
We know how it feels to pick up a product, turn it over to peak at the ingredients and experience unnerving confusion about what contents like glycosaminoglycan and dimethylaminoethanol are—let alone how to pronounce them.
Rosebud’s ingredients eliminate the intimidation factor for those who are unsure of what to look for—the only ingredients in Rosebud CBD oil are certified organic coconut oil (yum) and organically grown hemp extract.
Don’t have time to go out and buy a sheet mask? Enter DIY facemasks. There are a number of ways to achieve the perfect DIY facemask with just a few simple ingredients from your kitchen cabinet.
Put those kitchen elixirs to good use, and try adding CBD for added hydration—check out our favorite recipe below:
—1 tablespoon of natural, plain yogurt.
—1 tablespoon of honey.
—1 tablespoon of turmeric powder.
Soak It All In
What better way to unwind than with a good old fashioned bubble bath? Grab your favorite candle, a book, light some sage or palo santo, and take it to the tub.
This Fall, Rosebud launched 3 different bath soaks to help make your self-care rituals that much sweeter—meet Mend, Unwind, and Awaken.
Mend is designed to soothe and restore your skin with nutrient-rich ingredients like eucalyptus, peppermint and roman chamomile. Awaken was made with our citrus-loving friends in mind. This soak has a bergamot base, which is often referred to as the finest flower of citrus, and is complemented by a calming blend of orange and pink himalyan salt. Last, but certainly not least, with Unwind, it’s all in the name—this bath soak is loaded with natural detoxifiers like lavender, jasmine, and vetiver to leave your skin feeling brand new.
Bath salts are the ultimate cleanser for your skin, as the salt opens up the pores to remove all residual dirt that clings to the skin. The act of taking a bath is healing in and of itself, but the addition of bath salts can help boost immunity, balance alkalinity, regulate sleeping patterns, and decrease congestion, among other things. The addition of CBD in a bath salt will help target areas of pain and inflammation, while replenishing the skin with extra antioxidants and skin cell restoration.
Salve Your Skin!
Our CBD salve has a whipped and fluffy texture, with a light and airy coconut fragrance, and is made in small batches with all natural ingredients including shea butter, coconut oil, organic hemp seed oil, full spectrum hemp extract, jojoba oil, almond oil, essential oils of lavender, peppermint and patchouli, and organic infused burdock root.
The key difference between the two is the dosage: Nourish is perfect for those who are introducing CBD to their home rituals for the first time with 100mg of CBD, and is great for moisturizing the hair and skin. Its sister salve, Soothe, is made with 350mg to help moisturize and also target inflammation, aches, and pains topically.
This multi-purpose salve can be used as a facial moisturizer, lip balm, under eye cream, make up remover, moisturizer for dry skin on the feet and heels, and even shaving cream to help prevent ingrown hairs and unwanted razor bumps.
Now, let’s talk beauty—the fluffy textures are perfect for adding sheen and luster to the skin, and both salves act as a great natural highlighter. Setting the skin aside, our salve can be applied to hair too—we recommend applying a dime size amount to dry hair, and leaving it in for 20-30 minutes, or even overnight, for added moisture.
Maintaining a wellness routine is no small feat, but luckily Rosebud’s soaks and salves have arrived just in time for the New Year to help you stick to those extreme self care resolutions!
Kat Frey is a Brooklyn based writer, who originally hails from The Wing. Kat has historically worked with women-lead brands, and her writing spans from culture and cannabis, to overall health and wellness. When she’s not busy writing for Rosebud CBD, she spends her time thumbing through The Cut, Man Repeller, and T Magazine, or listening to Las Culturistas. Her favorite form of self care is adding our 350mg tincture to homemade face and hair masks!