CBD. It’s not just a trend. The ingredient you’ve been spotting in everything from coffee to skincare has some very good scientific reasons for its popularity. Here, we offer a crash course in everything you need to know about CBD, its effects, and why you should add it to your skincare routine.
What IS CBD?
Our founder breaks it down.
In the past couple of years, CBD has gone from anonymity except amongst researchers to a nutraceutical and beauty star due to exciting new research.1 CBD, short for cannabidiol, is extracted from the hemp plant's leaves, flowers, and stalks. And no, to answer the question you may be thinking, hemp is NOT the same as marijuana. While they come from the same family, hemp is grown to have a negligible or no amount of THC (the psychoactive stuff). Studies are showing great promise in CBD’s positive effects. From regenerating the nervous system to rejuvenating skin through anti-inflammatory properties, it’s one of the most naturally innovative ingredients to add to your shelfie. At Halycon Botanics, we only use CBD that’s obtained through high-pressure CO2 extraction. This creates a high-quality oil, free of unnecessary residue commonly seen in chemically processed oils.