The Complete Guide to cbdMD Botanicals CBD Cleansers
As interest grows in CBD skin care, we on this blog have been guiding you through some of the choice botanical ingredients in our products. We’ve covered hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, argan oil, and of course, our own broad spectrum CBD. Now it’s time to dive into specific applications of these ingredients, starting with CBD cleanser.
How Do CBD Skin Cleansers Work?
If you go for a while without washing your face, you may find that your skin starts to seem different – it can start to look dull and feel oily, flaky, and generally less than smooth.
Some of that comes from the natural processes of your skin itself. Your skin produces oil, or sebum, especially when you’re young, which in excess can make it greasy and shiny-looking. You’re also constantly shedding dead skin cells, which may cling to the oil and sometimes clog up pores. If your skin is more dry, this can result in flaking.
Other impurities can come from the outside. If you wear makeup, of course, that can add various oils and chemicals to your skin that need cleaning off. But even if you don’t, particles in the air such as pollen and dirt can also accumulate on your face.
The job of cleansers, then, is to attract all these unwanted substances so they will wash off when you wash off the cleanser. The trick is that you don’t want to strip them off too much because you need a certain amount of oil and dead skin to protect the surface, or else skin will become dry, tight, and irritated.
So a good cleanser also contains ingredients that calm and moisturize the skin even as the cleansing happens. CBD is one such ingredient. It interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin to help maintain calm and prevent irritating reactions.
But precisely what type of CBD cleanser you use depends on your skin type, your lifestyle, and other factors. So at cbdMD Botanicals, we’ve created a range of products so you can choose the best CBD face cleanser for you.
Types of CBD Cleanser
Pre-cleanser isn’t necessary for everyone, but it can be useful if you wear fairly heavy makeup or are exposed to grease or pollutants. cbdMD Botanicals’ Rectify pre-cleanser helps even out the rough patches through its combination of CBD and natural oils.
Safflower oil is the key ingredient. It’s good for your skin for similar reasons that it’s good for you to eat: it’s full of antioxidants. These help to counteract the effects of oxidative stress on cells and can help keep your skin looking young. Safflower oil dissolves the impurities and makeup without drying you out.
Rectify also includes antioxidant-rich sunflower oil, along with rosemary oil, to further purify and moisturize. It forms a creamy lather that helps restore skin’s natural pH balance.
Show Me Love Gentle Cleanser
Show Me Love is a good daily CBD facial cleanser to start with if you’re not sure which cleanser to pick. It’s the mildest of our cleansers, so it works with all skin types, even if you’re sensitive.
Show Me Love includes many nourishing botanical oils. Among them are argan oil, the latest blockbuster skincare phenomenon from Morocco, thanks to its many benefits to keep skin bright and glowing. Avocado oil adds fatty acids, while apricot oil maintains suppleness and elasticity.
Daily Dirty Charcoal Cleanser
Activated charcoal has been popping up in skin care lately, and for good reason. Charcoal has been used as a cleaning agent since ancient times because of its absorptive powers; when charcoal is “activated,” it’s treated so as to have many small pores that make it even more absorptive.
For that reason, the Daily Dirty cleanser is best if you want really intensive cleansing. But to counteract the potentially drying effects of charcoal, we’ve put in rich coconut oil and aloe vera along with CBD to hydrate and soothe.
Shake Shake Shake Fizzy Facial Cleanser
If you like foamy cleansers, this is your pick! Shake Shake Shake is a powder that, mixed with a few drops of water, forms a fizzy blend that cleans and exfoliates.
We’ll discuss exfoliation in more detail in a future post, but it’s focused on removing that layer of dead skin cells that can leave your complexion looking dull. Shake Shake Shake contains citric acid, coconut powder, and orange essential oil to bring a bright, fresh look to your face.
A word of warning, though: the product does include alpha hydroxy acid, which can increase sensitivity to the sun. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best thing you can do for your skin to begin with, but if you’re using the fizzy CBD cleanser, you might need a higher SPF than you did previously.
How to Use CBD Cleanser
From a practical standpoint, there’s no real difference between using a CBD cleanser and using a regular facial cleanser of a similar type. It doesn’t take any longer or require any special instructions.
All of our cleansers are good for daily use. We advise washing your face every morning and evening for best results.
The pre-cleanser, as the name implies, is for use before the regular cleanser. Massage it over your face and neck with special focus on dirty or rough patches, though always be gentle. You can add water to emulsify it into a creamy lather.
The other cleansers you can simply massage over your face and neck, though mentioned, the fizzy cleanser requires adding a few drops of water in your hands to change the powder into a foam. Wash off the cleanser with warm water and gently pat dry – don’t rub too hard!
And That’s Only the Beginning
A good skincare routine starts with a CBD cleanser, but it doesn’t end there. Stay tuned to learn about other CBD skincare products, including CBD toner for brightening, CBD face cream for extra moisture, and much more!