CBD 101. What you need to know.
Written by Jen Larson
We’ve all been hearing about CBD, but just the name can be daunting, for obvious reasons. CBD is technically, marijuana, but it’s oh-so-different than what you think. First off, CBD contains no THC, so it will not get you high or leave you with the munchies. In fact, I road-tested our new CBD-infused products, and aside from being high on the benefits, like plumper lips, reduced inflammation, and overall extremely calm skin, I remained lucidly myself.
But let’s get scientific for a sec. Derived from the industrial hemp and cannabis sativa plants (aka marijuana), cannabidiol, or CBD, is a phytocannabinoid that works with our body’s endocannabinoid system to help keep everything in balance. In clean beauty terms, this is a powerful new additive to skincare and wellness products for a multitude of reasons. It’s even become an add-on product at spas for its calming benefits.
CBD is bursting with more than 400 active chemical compounds and antioxidants, like vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E, all of which will be helpful in preventing damage and premature crepe-iness under your eyes, reducing pain, redness, and inflammation which is the root of so many evils.
It’s safe to say that there is a CBD- infused version of most skin and wellness products today, so it’s confusing to know where to start. So let’s start with our Credo favorites. A lip balm that plumps and soothes, a facial serum that packs your skin with calming antioxidants and a pain-reliever that I tested (literally), and my knees are still confused by the lack of pain and swelling. Try it for yourself. Vetted by Credo. Beloved by millions. We’d love your feedback.
Shea Brand CBD Pain Reliver $30
Khus + Khus Sen Facial Serum $80
More about Jen Larson:
Jen Larson is a Marin California-based writer & mom obsessed with dogs, wine & all things clean beauty. “I believe in controlling the things you can because I certainly can’t control how clean my house is with two teen boys and no aiming skills. But I can control how clean my skincare and makeup is. Credo is literally my candy store. From my Goop Exfoliating Facial that leaves me glowing even when I have done nothing to earn it – to my new favorite Khus + Khus face serum. This truly calms inflammation and I swear, my wrinkles are going – or possibly my eyes. And don’t forget my favorite pre-beach secret weapon - the Bawdy SLAP it Butt mask with caffeine! Hey, don’t judge till you slap one on. I could go on…candy stores have that effect.