The potential of CBD is not limited to just one or two areas in medicine. Instead, it is being widely used in several areas of medicine, with skin care being one of the prominent areas of CBD application. With more customers coming up with positive product testimonials, more people have started taking interest in CBD skin care leading to an influx of CBD skin care products.
What many fail to realize is that all the products belonging to the wide CBD category cannot be trusted due to the largely unregulated nature of CBD market. Hence it is important to know some of the important shopping tips that can help you make a better selection of skin care CBD. Here are some of the tips to select the best CBD skin care.
Check the ingredient list to see if it states “cannabidiol”. If not, do not buy the product because all the other terms except “cannabidiol” are not INCI compliant. Hemp seed oil or hemp extract is not CBD oil, and hence do not let these terms mislead you although CBD oil is sourced from hemp plant.
- Many CBD skin care brands mention the total cannabidiol content in the product labels, which is indicative of the legitimacy of the brand.
- Make sure the product you pick has third party certification that is more like an assurance about the product quality. The details of third party lab certificate will be mentioned in the product label or in the website of the brand.
- Look for products that come in stable packaging. Avoid clear bottles, jars or any kind of packaging that exposes the plant ingredient to sunlight leading to the dampening of its potency.
- Some brands endorse their products as “isolate”, “broad spectrum” or “full spectrum”. The terms are clear indicators of the ingredient profile of the product. Full spectrum product contains all the essential phytochemicals in hemp plant including CBD, THC(less than 0.3%), other cannabinods, terpenes etc. Broad spectrum has an ingredient profile similar to full spectrum except for the fact that it contains 0% THC. CBD isolate has CBD as its exclusive content.
You may end up choosing a low quality CBD brand if you are careless in the CBD selection process, which is why it is highly recommended that you learn about CBD and its quality determining factors before going ahead with picking a CBD product for use.