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How CBD benefits your skin


CBD is a Cannabinoid found in hemp. It is a natural compound that is known for healing properties. CBD can relieve inflammation and have anti oxidant benefits. This means it can be beneficial for dry skin, spots and aging (free radical damage.)

Cannabinoids are produced naturally in the body and stimulate 2 receptors, CB1 and CB2. They are part of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The biological processes of the skin are affected by the ECS. It will be affecting processes like cell production, growth and death, hormone production and cell communication. This is responsible for homeostasis in the body.

If this homeostasis is disturbed and out of balance, it may result in various issues related to skin care and skin health:


Often a cause of acne is the over production of sebum. This is the oil that is released by the skin to keep hair moisturized and skin protected.

By activating CB2 receptors it would lead to the reduction and balance of sebum production.

When skin gets painful and red due to acne, CBD is able to soothe this dull ache or throbbing sensation. The cells in the skin contain CB1 and CB2 receptors; these receptors are stimulated by CBD and communicate with the nervous system to reduce the inflammation.

Dry skin

Dry skin is often a problem and can lead to dermatitis or itchiness. It can be caused by climate, heat, soaps, illness, accidents and allergy. In normal skin, sebum is produced to protect the skin and to prevent moisture loss. By stimulating CB2 receptors in the sebaceous glands you will increase sebum production if needed.

This is when using a topical CBD balm or ointment could help. When using CBD balm, the cannabinoid supplement works with the endocannabinoid system in the skin striving to create the correct balance.

Anti aging

The signs of ageing can be caused by exposure to toxins outside the body, such as chemical pollutants and UV rays. When cells are damaged by external factors, they become agitated and create free radicals. The affected cell will try to stabilize itself by taking an electron from another cell. This is called oxidation. This cellular stress and damage means that your skin is weakened. This can cause a loss of collagen and firmness, causing wrinkles and fine lines. If skin is exposed to external factors causing inflammation, free radical formation and oxidative stress will be evident. This will lead to these age-related issues/ appearances.

So there are anti-oxidants…. Antioxidants are found in our body and skin and their job is to find free radicals and neutralize them before they do any damage. CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The ECS is found in the skin so by applying a topical CBD balm the antioxidants would be picked up by the Cannabinoid receptors to oxidise the free radicals.

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There is research to suggest that by using CBD as a topical cream or balm it will help boost your body’s natural systems keep the skin in good health.

CBD Studios recovery balm is anti-inflammatory due to the CBD but the other ingredients have a soothing and therapeutic effect for skin care.

CBD is infused into coconut oil, and is blended with the most hydrating apricot oil and soothing plant extracts.

Coconut oil hydrates the skin and is rich in anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Both are good at repairing and helping to maintain skin elasticity.

Shea butter gives the balm a lovely silky feel, which applied to the skin, softens and moisturizes. It also has anti-oxidants, which help nourish ageing skin and fatty acids, which heal skin irritations.

Candelilla wax vegan beeswax is nourishing and hydrating.

Apricot Oil added to the balm is moisturizing, calming and soothing for irritated skin.

Hemp-seed oil is rich in fatty acids, which help hydrate and soothe inflamed skin.

Camphor essential oil is used to relieve skin irritation and maintain skin health. It is also anti inflammatory, so helps to relieve pain and inflammation of muscles and joints.

Lavender essential oil helps your body to relax. It calms irritated skin and soothes irritated skin. It is anti-inflammatory which will ease muscular and joint discomfort.

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So we have found with regular use of both the CBD recovery , the skin softens, strengthens and looks and feels fresher.

Natural is the way forward, we no longer want to be using chemicals in our skin care routine let alone on our faces.

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Frequently asked questions

Is CBD legal in France?
Yes, it is available and legal from a CBD shop or from an online CBD shop.
CBD Studios products are legal for sale in the UK and France due to having undetectable (<0.2%) levels THC

How do I take CBD oil?
CBD is available in 10ml bottles, which have a dropper as part the lid. You put the dropper under your tongue and squeeze out the drops.

Where do CBD Studios deliver?
We will post worldwide unless there are stipulations against it.

Do you offer next day delivery?
Yes to France.
Worldwide, please allow 3-7 working days.

How much CBD oil do I take?
We recommend taking 2 drops to start with. It does depend on individual circumstances but this will give you an idea of how it will make you feel. If after a few days or weeks you can increase the dose if you feel it is not enough.

Will I feel drowsy?
CBD should not make you feel drowsy. In fact it should make you feel energised. However as everyone reacts in different ways, try it first when you know you do not have to drive or operate machinery and see how your body responds.

Can I put CBD oil in my coffee or hot drink?
We would always say yes, but let the drink cool a little before adding it.

What is THC?
THC is found in marijuana and it is the substance that gives the mind altering high. Hemp is the plant that CBD oil is extracted from. It contains none or trace amounts of THC so will not have any psychoactive effects.

Can CBD make you paranoid or high?
No, THC is the compound that can cause this feeling. There is none or under 0.2% THC in Hemp strains that are used to make CBD oil.

How long does CBD take to work?
It totally depends on the user, the reason for taking it and the way it is administered. We find that for anxiety and sleep it works upon starting to use the oil. For muscle and injury relief it may take longer for the cannabinoids to build up in the system.

How do I order?
We have a good website with a shop to take orders. Feel free to call or message for any advice or to order if that is easier.

What is the maximum CBD dose I can take?
The Cannabis Trades Association and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency state that 200mg is the maximum dose of CBD that is recommended for consumption in a day.

Is the bottle recyclable?
The glass bottle and pipette is. The plastic is not.

Where should I store my CBD?
There is no need to put it in the fridge. But out of direct sunlight is advised.

Do I take it with food?
It is entirely up to you. However CBD oil is an oil so fat soluble. There have been studies to say it may be absorbed quicker with food.

Will CBD help arthritis and other aches?
CBD has well known and emerging reports and studies to verify its anti-inflammatory properties.

Will I fail a drugs test by using CBD?
THC is the substance that will be tested for and it is only found in trace amounts in CBD oil. However if used for long periods of time there is a chance it may be stored over time in fat cells. It is highly highly unlikely and it would be more likely from contamination from a low quality oil or second hand smoke.
If you are in a role with potential testing, we would recommend sensible consideration if you are taking very large amounts of CBD.
If you are taking a normal dose 2/6 drop each day, the risk of it showing up in a driving swap is very unlikely.
Cyclists who are prone to testing, the oil can be taken for short periods of time with regular breaks. This means that the levels are unable to build up sufficiently, but there is no guarantee.

Will CBD react with other medication?
All CBD Studios products are sold as food supplements only. We are unable to offer medical advice and suggest that you speak to a medical professional for further advice.

Can I overdose on CBD?
There have been no reports of overdose. It has no interactions with the respiratory pathways We recommend starting with a low dose until you find the dosage that your body is comfortable at.

CBD Studios products are not designed or sold as medicines. CBD Studios do not claim to diagnose, cure or treat conditions/ diseases.