It seemed questionable when I first heard about it too. Luckily for us, Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil are both totally nonpsychoactive and safe, which is great because they both happen to have amazing skincare properties that we can't get enough of.
What's the difference between CBD and Cannabis Sative Seed Oil?
A lot of people get the two confused, and it's understandable. Simply put, both Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (or Hemp Seed Oil as it's sometimes known) and CBD come from the Hemp Plant, but Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is derived from the seeds and has no THC, whereas Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from the flowers and stalks and has extremely low THC.
Wait, what's THC?
Simply put, THC is what makes Marijuana psychoactive (aka what gets you high). The Marijuana plant has really high THC content, whereas Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil has none, and CBD Oil has so little that it won't have any psychoactive effect on you. This means they're perfectly safe.
So what are the skincare benefits of CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) has so many skincare benefits we probably couldn't list them all. However, the main ones it's praised for are being anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and anti-ageing.
And what are the skincare benefits of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil?
Hemp Oil (or Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil) also has loads of amazing benefits. It's rich in Vitamins A & E, regulates oil products, and is super nourishing and hydrating.
At Revolution, we're a fan of both ingredients so much that we've worked them into the formulas of both our Good Vibes Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil makeup range and our CBD skincare line. In fact, we've just released two new cleaners infused with both CBD and Cannabidiol, our CBD Soft Foam Cleansers and our CBD Cleansing Cream that will ultra nourish your skin whilst you cleanse.
Charlie from Team Revolution x