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Mar 10, 2021

INDICA Skincare Team

Who does not dream of perfect, flawless skin? There is a good reason why the market for skincare products has grown to a market worth around $135 billion in recent years. 

More and more people are willing to spend money on the latest trends in the cosmetics industry to finally get their skin problems under control. At the same time, the demand for natural products is growing as today's consumers are enlightened, interested, and more ecologically aware. 

One trend in the cosmetics industry that has become an unmissable global hype in recent years is the use of CBD in skincare products. CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural active ingredient extracted from the industrial Cannabis sativa strain.

CBD is extracted as a powder from the plant and then diluted with other oils, such as hemp or coconut, resulting in what is known as CBD oil. Let's take a look at why there's such a hype around CBD. 

CBD has numerous advantages for skin and body

There are several studies on the benefits of CBD when it comes to skin diseases, pain, insomnia, and, anxiety. In general, it is fair to assume that CBD has the potential to improve physical and mental well-being.

However, CBD currently receives a lot of attention for its topical use and importance in skincare. The reason for this is our skin's own endocannabinoid system to which cannabinoid binds and thus has the potential to counteract a variety of skin problems.

It should be pointed out that CBD, in contrast to THC, which is also found in the hemp plant, has no psychoactive effects. 

Why the use of CBD in skincare is so effective

The real problems that our skin has to deal with are in our everyday life. Smog, dirt, fine dust, and exhaust fumes are only a selection of the stress factors that our skin is exposed to every day, especially in cities.

Although aging is a natural process, studies have shown that extrinsic factors play a massive role in accelerated skin aging and should be prevented. In Korea, where the air in cities is particularly polluted, "anti-pollution" is now considered the most important anti-aging trend.

Dirt particles contain heavy metals and organic substances that penetrate the skin and cause inflammation. As a result, free radicals are formed – triggers for premature skin aging that are difficult to combat and are dangerous to health in general. 

This is where CBD comes in. The active ingredient CBD, which has anti-oxidant properties, can help to neutralize urban skin problems and prevent premature skin aging. Thus, in Europe, more and more cosmetics manufacturers are relying on the use of CBD when it comes to anti-aging skincare. 

In addition, CBD also helps against inflammation, skin impurities and blocked pores. CBD receptors, which are found throughout the skin, are able to regulate the life cycle of cells and support radiant and youthful skin. 

Where does CBD help best?


Skin impurities and acne affect not only teenagers but also adults. In most cases, the causes of acne in adults are hormonal disorders, stress, an unhealthy diet, and incorrect skincare. Their development is also caused by increased sebum secretion and the bacterium Propionibacterium Acnes.

Sebum normally plays an important role in skin protection, but if the skin produces too much of it, it can also lead to acne. Our fight against acne can be boosted by a number of lifestyle changes – by adopting a healthy diet, regularly getting rid of dead skin cells, avoiding stress, and taking part in physical activity.

Of course, the right skincare is crucial to balance the skin and bring it into a healthy and radiant state. According to studies, CBD-cannabidiol is an active ingredient that seems to effectively combat acne

Why is CBD a great ally in the fight against skin problems?


Clinical studies have shown that the CBD molecule reduces sebum production in the sebaceous glands, which is highly desirable in skincare for acne and more severe skin problems, as sebum production is the most common cause of acne.


CBD performs complex anti-inflammatory and antibacterial measures, which have also been proven in many other experimental studies on diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Red acne (and not blackheads) are the result of inflammatory skin changes, which CBD cannabinoid has the potential to calm.


Our body has its own endocannabinoid system to which the cannabinoid from the hemp plant can bind, as it contains phytocannabinoids (cannabinoid molecules) that are very similar to the body's own endocannabinoids.

Endocannabinoids coordinate the functions of our entire organism and help the body when it is sick or under stress.

CBD seems to be effective in fighting skin problems because our skin has its own endocannabinoid system. This system ensures that our skin is healthy and balanced. 

CBD oil against wrinkles

Can CBD oil help with wrinkles? CBD oil is not only an anti-inflammatory agent, but it also has antioxidant properties. Thus, CBD oil might significantly reduce the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and skin clouding.

CBD not only heals damaged skin, but also has the potential to reduce stress and improve sleep — two well-known triggers for worry lines on the face. In addition, CBD seems to promote collagen production in the skin, which increases the elasticity of the skin and its ability to store moisture. 

CBD for the skin under the eyes

CBD is also used by many skincare companies as a key ingredient in eye creams. The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of organic CBD oil might be just the thing that can help the skin under the eyes look healthy and free of lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.