CBD Face Oil and CBD Serum: Your Road to the Fountain of Youth
Legend has it that explorers crossed seas and risked their lives searching for the Fountain of Youth. And while it may be less dangerous, you can feel like you're on a similarly epic journey trying to find the best CBD face oil for aging skin.
While we at cbdMD Botanicals can't promise the magical youth-restoring powers of the mythical fountain, we do think we've put together some winning formulas for CBD skin care that can keep you looking fresh and healthy. And our Fab Facial Oil and Fountain of Youth Dynamic Serum, from our line of CBD skincare products, are especially focused on the challenges of aging skin.
But to explain why we formulated these products the way we did, let's start with what's actually going on at the cellular level when your skin starts producing those unwanted wrinkles.
What Happens When Skin Ages
Aging is a natural process, and ultimately, it comes for all of us. But some things can definitely speed it up or slow it down.
One of the first signs of aging might actually seem like a good thing when it starts: your skin produces less oil. If you were like most teenagers, you devoted a lot of your skincare routine to fighting oiliness, which usually leads to clogged pores and acne. For some, that struggle continues into adulthood. But most of us found that as our twenties progressed, the oil started to diminish, and so did the zits.
But that oil, called sebum, is also essential to healthy skin. With too little of it, your face can start to feel tight, itchy, and over-sensitive. And flakes, fine lines, and even cracks can start to appear that make you look older.
Another less well-known component of this phenomenon is hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that your body naturally produces to retain moisture in the eyes, joints – and skin. As you get older, you also produce less of it, which further dries your skin.
So at some point in mid-to-late adulthood, most of us discover the joys of facial moisturizing.
Oxidative stress is a result of the complex process by which your cells process oxygen. Oxygen is necessary for life, of course, but the process also produces side effects that damage cells.
While you obviously can't avoid oxygen, there are some things that increase oxidative stress on the skin. The ultraviolet rays from the sun are among the most important, which is why any anti-aging skincare regimen involves sun protection. Pollution and harsh chemicals from makeup or other sources can also increase oxidative stress.
Fortunately, those same antioxidants that doctors tell you to eat to slow down internal aging also seem to help when applied topically. So many of those healthful plant foods can also be turned into skincare products.
Another feature of aging skin is that your cell turnover isn't what it used to be. Again, that's not entirely bad because shedding many skin cells can lead to other problems, like clogged pores. But the new cells make young skin look young; as you hang onto the old cells longer, your complexion starts to look duller.
There isn't much you can do to produce cells faster. But you can use products that give your skin more of a glow – as we will get to shortly.
How CBD Face Oil and Serum Can Help
With all that in mind, we at cbdMD Botanicals have focused on developing products rich in those natural moisturizers and antioxidants – and without harsh chemicals. In fact, many people don't know this, but CBD itself has antioxidant properties, which is likely one reason why many people find CBD topicals so soothing.
But with Fab Facial Oil and the Fountain of Youth serum, we've gone beyond the basics to offer skin-nourishing solutions with all the natural ingredients we can to fight dryness, dullness, and oxidative stress. Here's a breakdown of the key ingredients.
Fab Facial Oil
Our Fab Facial Oil is packed with 24 wildcrafted botanicals to create a formula so powerful that you only need two or three drops over your face and neck – preferably after cleansing with a CBD face wash!
In addition to our Superior Broad Spectrum CBD formula, Fab Facial Oil includes these nourishing ingredients to pamper your skin.
- Argan oil: We've acquainted you with the benefits of argan oil for skin on this blog previously, with its deep moisturizing that leaves a glowing sheen.
- Vitamins C & E: Not only are these important nutrients in your diet, but they're also among those that can combat oxidative stress on a topical level as well.
- Turmeric: A South Asian spice related to ginger, turmeric also shares a long history of use in folk medicine. It contains an antioxidant called curcumin, which helps calm the skin and bring out its natural glow.
Fountain of Youth Dynamic Serum
This CBD face serum is also best used after face-washing. It’s more creamy and less oily than the facial oil, and has a fresh citrus scent due to its essential oils. Just put a couple of pumps onto your fingertips, rub between your fingers, and apply it over your face and neck.
This CBD serum also contains Superior Broad Spectrum CBD formula and vitamin C for antioxidant power, along with two powerhouse ingredients your skin will love.
- Hyaluronic acid: As we discussed above, the gradual loss of hyaluronic acid along with sebum dries out your skin with age. Applying it to the skin not only helps retain moisture but keeps it at the surface, so your complexion stays fresh.
- Jojoba oil: This nutty oil strongly resembles your own sebum, so it's a natural restorer of lost sebum with age. It also contains vitamin E to bolster the antioxidant effects.
We're Not Done Yet!
While a good CBD face oil is a crucial part of a daily regimen for aging skin, it's not the only step for beauty success. Keep an eye on our blog as we dive into CBD cream, CBD toners, CBD exfoliants, and much more!