Benefits of CBD and how it works plus the skincare products to try now

Benefits of CBD and how it works plus the skincare products to try now

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You’ve definitely heard of it (we assume that’s why you’re here), so what is CBD and what does it actually do?

Seemingly endless social media users and shoppers alike have raved about the stuff, so you’re probably questioning whether or not it’s worth the hype.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a substance taken from the cannabis plant. Yep, we did say cannabis, but it’s not the stuff that gets you high. Unlike trippy tetrahydrocannabinol, aka THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive.



From above bottles with various moisturizing products arranged in line on pink background

From above bottles with various moisturizing products arranged in line on pink background

What does CBD do?

There hasn’t been an awful lot of medical research into CBD just yet, but its fans swear by it for helping to calm nerves and even relieve aches and pains.

In terms of its beauty benefits, studies have found CBD to have anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it could help with “angry” skin conditions.

It’s also been found to have antioxidant benefits, and so its purpose in skincare is often to fight the signs of free radical damage, like visible skin ageing and dullness.



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Depending on the product in question, CBD may be taken orally with a dropper, or applied topically to the skin in the form of a cream or oil, for example.

When shopping for CBD products, the most important factor is to only buy from trusted brands and retailers, to ensure that you’re getting a product that’s both effective and safe to use.

If you’re new to the world of CBD, adding it into your skincare routine is a good way to test it out. Here are a few of the OK! beauty team’s favourites…

Dr Lipp Calm Balm,get it for £7.50 here



You'll find this ultra-soothing balm in this month's OK! Beauty Box

You’ll find this ultra-soothing balm in this month’s OK! Beauty Box

This multipurpose balm contains 50mg of CBD and promises a whole host of benefits. It can be used as a primer for dry skin, chapped lip soother, cuticle softener, lipstick base and more. As well as CBD, it also contains lanolin, an emollient that helps to keep skin feeling soft.

Dr Lipp CBD Calm Balm normally costs £10.99 but you can get a full size in this month’s OK! Beauty Edit, curated by Katie Piper, for just £7.50if you’re a new subscriber.

As well as your Calm Balm, you’ll also pick up five other beauty products from some brilliant brands like Benefit and First Aid Beauty, worth over £90 in total. Just use the code 50FIRSTBOX to get a discount on the usual monthly box price of £15.

Disciple Miracle Drops, £30 here



Disciple Miracle Drops 250mg

The Disciple Miracle Drops can be taken orally or mixed with skincare

These wonder drops from female-founded skincare brand Disciple can be used both orally or topically. They can be added to your skincare or into smoothies, or simply dropped directly under your tongue. They’re available in three different strengths, 250mg (above), 500mg or 1000mg.

The Body Shop CBD Restoring Facial Oil, £25 here



The Body Shop Restoring Facial Oil

The Body Shop Restoring Facial Oil also contains CBD

Who doesn’t love a bit of The Body Shop? Aiming to soothe and rehydrate stressed out skin, their CBD face oil promises a non-greasy way of incorporating the beauty buzzword of the moment into your skincare routine.

*Discount code only redeemable for new customers, monthly box price is £15 thereafter.

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