Commonly Asked Questions About CBD & Beauty
CBD—you’ve probably heard the phrase before, especially since it’s currently taking the beauty world by storm. It seems like we can’t get a new moisturizer, hair spritz, or cuticle cream that’s not boasting its CBD oil benefits.
Sure, it’s definitely a trend that’s taking off, but what exactly is CBD oil, and how exactly does it boost your beauty routine or your client's to new heights?
You’re in luck. At Elite Beauty Society, we do our best to stay on top of the trends to help you decide what’s hot and what’s not—that means we’re here to answer all the questions you’ve got about CBD.
Wondering if CBD is legal? Are you worried CBD will get you high? Are you entirely unsure about how to implement CBD oil into your beauty routine?
Keep reading, friend—we’ve got all the answers you’re looking for right here.
What is Exactly is CBD?
We’re going to be as straightforward as possible with this answer because there’s so much misinformation out there about CBD and it’s likely getting both super frustrating and extra confusing.
CBD oil—the short way to say cannabidiol, is one of the naturally-occurring compounds (known as cannabinoids) that are found in (and extracted from) the cannabis sativa plant. While you’re probably not familiar with all of the cannabinoids that can be extracted from this plant, you likely have heard about two before— CBD and THC.
The short answer to this question? CBD is a compound taken from the cannabis sativa plant that does not get you high. Instead, CBD is said to be therapeutic for your body and mind, as well as great for your beauty routine. CBD claims to have a lot of benefits, which we encourage you to read up on if you plan on incorporating it into your beauty or wellness routine.
What is Exactly is THC?
THC is another naturally-occurring compound found in the same plant—except this the part that gets you stoned. THC—properly known as tetrahydrocannabinol— is the psychoactive compound in marijuana—you know, the very driving force behind anything and everything that Cheech and Chong do. CBD oil does not contain THC. A good rule of thumb? If someone’s telling you that CBD oil will get you high, that’s most definitely not CBD oil they’re offering.
Is CBD Legal?
So, CBD is legal—mostly.
CBD that was extracted from hemp (which, for the most part, has a crazy-low level of THC) has been technically legal nationwide since the Farm Act passed in December of 2018. That being said, CBD that’s taken from other types of cannabis plants is illegal on the federal level but could still be legal in your state. Seems complicated, right? The best way to make sure you’re in the clear is to do your research on the state you live in.
How Does CBD Fit Into the Beauty Industry?
Honey—there are so many options.
CBD is said to have a lot of benefits, like:
- Anti-inflammatory properties.
- High in essential fatty acids.
- Rich in vitamins A, D, and E.
- Said to have pain-killing properties.
In other words, there are a lot of ways to implement this into your salon or spa.
If you want to go the topical route, you can use CBD oil to treat dry skin, eczema, and other various blotchy, patchy issues. It’s also supposedly a great way to fight signs of aging (like wrinkles), clear acne, and helps to reduce the overproduction of sebum in your skin. It can help you keep your skin firm, healthy, and youthful—especially because of all those vitamins (which stimulate collagen production and hydrate your skin).
But it’s not just in skincare—it’s in makeup, too. The idea here is, if it’s already helpful for my skin, why not use makeup that contains it, too? CBD is also said to stimulate hair growth, so, hello longer lashes and brows!
Speaking of hair, there are tons of hair care products out there that contain CBD oil.
Why? Because CBD oil contains every last one of those 21 amino acids that can totally strengthen your hair, prevent breakage, maintain color, and even boost your scalp health!
So…Does CBD Get You High?
It absolutely shouldn’t. Which is why you’re seeing CBD oil in chocolate and coffee and donuts and lip balm and face wash and…well, you get our point—CBD oil is in everything.
CBD Oil cannot get you high because it does not contain THC—that psychoactive, naturally-occurring compound.
Okay, so, is CBD Oil the Same As Hemp Oil?
Nope! Don’t worry, we don’t blame you for being confused—especially when everyone tends to throw around all the words hemp, CBD, and, marijuana interchangeably. That’s not the case! So, let’s break this down in a way that makes sense.
Basically, the plant that’s known as Cannabis sativa has two distinct species—say hello to hemp and to marijuana (our two main characters). Both hemp and marijuana have CBD oil in them—except hemp has a much, much higher percentage of CBD than marijuana. Alternatively, hemp also has very small amounts of TCH, especially when compared to marijuana.
When you hear the term hemp oil it literally means that someone extracted the oil from the seeds of the hemp plant—it’s totally free of CBD and THC. People use hemp oil because it has fatty acids in it and is said to help nourish your skin, reduce wrinkles, enhance hair growth, boost nail growth, and more.
When you hear the term CBD Oil, it means one of the many cannabinoids that’s extracted from that cannabis sativa plant—not the literal oils from the hemp seeds.
Are There Negative Side Effects to CBD?
The truth is, using CBD oil in your salon or spa—is a fairly new development.
We’re not encouraging or discouraging, just shining a light on the fact that there’s not a ton of definitive evidence out there or recorded cases of negative side effects. CBD oil seems to show a lot of promise in areas like anxiety, heart health, and even in beauty routines, but just like with anything you always run the risk of side effects.
Our advice, if CBD oil is legal for use in your state and it’s something you want to try out—do the research, read up, and make an informed decision!