How It Works
When applied topically, CBD passes through the epidermis (outer layer of skin) into the dermis. Once inside, CBD increases the supply of a chemical called Anandamide in the dermis, which is one of the bodies natural (endo)cannabinoids.
Anandamide interatcts with a variety of receptors in the skin that co-ordinate everything from the turnover and rejuvination of new skin cells, to controlling levels of inflammation, communicating with sensory neurones for pain signalling, controlling blood vessel dilation and the secretion of oils onto the skin from sebaceous glands.
CBD is also an antibacterial and antifungal agent, helping to maintin a healthy balance of microbes on the skin (to help with infections and skin conditions).
As a powerful antioxidant, CBD may protect keratinocytes (skin cells) against oxidative damage. This may help protect against skin conditions, and promote healthy vibrant skin.
The combined actions of CBD and Anandamide help to support healthy skin, as well as musculoskeletal health (through alleviating inflammation leading to muslce and joint soreness).