What Are the Benefits of Using Lip Balm with CBD?
CBD oil lip balm is a hot new product right now and more and more satisfied customers swear by its benefits. Unlike traditional lip balms, a quality CBD hemp oil-infused lip balm comes with added benefits thanks to CBD’s anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
But before diving into CBD lip balm benefits and why you should turn it into your go-to product especially in very cold or windy conditions, let’s see why CBD, cannabidiol, is (still) so controversial.
*A quick note: If you’re simply looking for a great organic CBD lip balm with no THC or marijuana, I’d highly recommend Kino’s Coconut Mango flavor. You can buy it here.
The CBD Controversy
Hemp and cannabis-derived beauty products have gained more and more traction in recent years as the American public has become more accustomed to CBD oil’s perks when applied topically. Plus, in less than a decade, tremendous progress has been made toward hemp farming legalization. State by state, law makers are embracing the benefits of CBD both to the body and the economy.
In 2014, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation that allowed state farmers to grow and harvest hemp locally through pilot programs, CBD oil products started to permeate faster the U.S. market as manufacturers no longer had to rely exclusively on hemp imports.
With the 2018 farm bill, federal lawmakers lifted the 82-year-old ban on hemp farming in the United States, opening a market that it’s expected to jump to 22 billion in the next three years.
However, despite their growing popularity, CBD hemp oil-based beauty products are still being frowned upon because people confuse hemp-derived CBD with its more potent cousin, the marijuana-derived CBD.
Even though hemp and marijuana belong to the same plant family, Cannabis Sativa, and have almost the same looks, industrial hemp comes with no THC or less than .3% per dry unit, which means that it won’t help you get high no matter how much you smoke or munch on it.
So the good news is that adding a CBD chapstick to your lips won’t mess with your perception of reality even if you are into the not-so-healthy habit of constantly licking your lips.
Chapped and Dry Lips: Causes and Best Treatment
Chapped, or severely dry, lips are usually caused by these factors:
• Exposure to environmental factors, like very low temperatures, wind, or very dry and hot weather. These factors are unavoidable, so using CBD lip balm is our best way of combating them.
• Dehydration, which means that you do not drink enough water for your body to function properly; dehydration can also be caused by excess alcohol consumption, sugary drinks, too much coffee, and drinks packed with tannins, like red wine, teas, and some types of fruit juice.
• Nutrient deficiency – Vitamin B deficiency might explain cracked lips, rashes, and dry spots on the skin. Also, iron and zinc deficiencies are often behind chapped or unusually dry lips.
• UV damage – Wearing no sun protection on your lips can lead to inflammation and dryness.
• Some drugs and supplements, like chemotherapy medication, antihistamines, or supplementation with retinoids and lithium.
• Constantly licking your lips – which can only make dry lips worse.
• Underlying medical condition – Split lips, especially in the corners might be a tell-tale sign of an underlying medical condition known as angular cheilitis.
Leaving dry and chapped lips untreated can lead to excess flaking, inflammation, soreness, swelling and even bleeding. In addition, there are diseases and ailments that can drastically affect the moisture levels and dryness in your lips.
In less severe cases, cracked and dry lips can be fixed by avoiding the said risk factors and promoting recovery through simple home remedies, such as aloe vera and a high-quality lip balm packed with strategically formulated ingredients to keep your lips healthy.
However, not all lip balms are created equal, and some of them can do more harm than good. In some cases, when the thin layer of product evaporates from the lips, the lip balm can make lips even drier, and you’ll feel the urge to reapply it compulsively. This is the case with most subpar lip balms.
Fortunately, that is not the case with CBD lip balms, as the CBD oil will seal moisture in your lips, preventing them from becoming dry or flaky.
CBD Lip Balm Benefits
Now let’s look at the CDB lip balm benefits. So, what does a CBD lip balm do and what makes it shine bright among conventional lip balms?
Besides leaving your lips smooth and shiny without getting them greasy, a quality CBD lip balm can also help alleviate tenderness and inflammation associated with dry, flaky, and cracked lips. There have also been reports by numerous users about using the lip balm on superficial cuts, which helped them heal faster. Kino’s lip balm is also packed with natural oils that help combat inflection that might occur in cuts or breaks in the skin.
Also, thanks to its healing-promoting properties, a CBD lip balm can work wonders on severely chapped lips with just a few applications, a feat unlikely to be pulled off by traditional lip balms.
As an added bonus, CBD hemp oil is packed with vitamins A, C, and E which promote healthy and glowing skin while slowing down the aging processes.
Besides the key ingredient– whole plant extract of hemp, our Organic Coconut Mango CBD Lip Balm is packed with moisturizing, soothing, and hydrating organic oils and plant butters that will keep your lips soft and silky smooth all day long. Because lips are so sensitive, we went out of our way to make sure our lip balm is the highest quality CBD lip balm on the market. It’s organic, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny Certified), toxic-free, solvent-free, herbicide-free, pesticide-free, chemical fertilizer-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free, and phosphates-free.
It is worth noting that lips lack oil glands, which means that they won’t produce protective oils on their own. This is why we have added organic coconut oil, organic jojoba seed oil, and organic argan oil – to name just a few – to our CBD lip balm to ensure that your lips stay hydrated throughout the day without the need of constantly reapplying the product.
What’s more, all our ingredients are sourced with the well-being of the environment in mind and the quality of each individual ingredient is top-notch so that both your body and the planet get the proper treatment they need.
One common problem with most commercial CBD lip balms is their weird taste or smell. Fortunately, we were able to address that issue too by enriching our lip balm with organic mango flavor oil to offer it a subtle mango taste and smell, which makes it one of the best-tasting lip balms with CBD on the market.
Also, the laundry list of organic plant oils and butters in our product is proof that you won’t put on your lips or in your body anything that is non-natural or toxic.
You can buy our Organic CBD Lip Balm below, or check out our full CBD product line here! We spent months formulating the Kino lip balm until our whole team agreed it was the best-tasting chapstick we’ve ever tried.
Other Kino Products to Try: 500mg CBD Lotion
Curious about other CBD skincare products? CBD isn’t only just an incredible ingredient for lips. It works wonders when applied all over the body. That’s why so many of our customers love our 500mg CBD lotion. It provides the skin with anti-aging and antioxidant boosting nutrients which trigger healing properties and deep moisturization throughout the skin layers. If you’re interested in reading more about this, check out our CBD Lotion 101 article. We discuss published studies analyzing CBD lotion and its effect on lipid synthesis and stubborn minor skin conditions.
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Do Cannabis Topicals Get You High?
Friday September 13, 2019
M any people new to cannabis – and even those in the know – are often confused about cannabis topicals and frequently ask one particular question: “Do topicals get you high?” While it may seem pretty simple, the answer is actually not so straightforward. Thankfully, we’re here to help you understand the ins and outs of cannabis topicals and how they can be used to their full potential!
What is a Cannabis Topical?
A topical is a preparation “designed for or involving local application and action (as on the body),” according to the folks at Merriam-Webster. In the cannabis world, topicals are often found as lotions, creams, bath salts and oils infused with cannabinoids.
Topicals are often confused with transdermal applications of cannabis, which are found as patches like those used for smoking cessation, birth control, or delivery of some pain relievers. They are only “topicals” in the sense that they are applied to the skin, but that is where the commonalities end.
The Difference Between Topical and Transdermal Cannabis Products
Both transdermal products and topicals can be infused with CBD and THC – two of the cannabinoids that help to relieve pain and inflammation by slowing down pain signals from the brain. The way that these interact with the body’s endocannabinoid can be very different depending on the preparation.
A topical is intended to have an effect at the actual application site, which makes it a soothing salve for skin irritations, muscle soreness, and arthritis. When absorbed through topicals, cannabis molecules linger in fat cells. Thus, when the topical is absorbed into in the body, THC molecules – the ones that get you high – are not absorbed into the bloodstream and remain at the site where they were applied.
The takeaway here is that a cannabis topical is not designed to get you high.
But transdermal cannabis products are a different story. With a transdermal patch, the medication in the preparation is designed to penetrate through the skin or mucosal membranes, and does its work into the bloodstream, away from the application site and throughout the body. Meant to release medicine over time and at a controlled rate, the effects generally kick in after a couple of hours but endure longer than a topical, with some people reporting relief for as many as two days or more.
Transdermal cannabis topicals have a very high bioavailability, meaning that the product has a very active effect and will send a consistent dose through the bloodstream. However, transdermal topicals may lose some of the aromatic terpenes and rarer cannabinoids in the manufacturing process. When terpenes are removed, some of their beneficial properties are removed as well. Those that medicate with strains of specific terpene profiles should be aware when medicating with transdermal topicals that the effect might differ.
The Benefits of Cannabis Topicals vs. Transdermals
Cannabis topicals have been shown to deliver very effective relief for common skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea, and can also be helpful in relieving pain from bug bites, scratches, and wounds. Topicals are ideal for treating skin conditions because, as mentioned, the cannabinoids linger in the skin.
Topicals are also an excellent solution for those who prefer to be discreet with their cannabis use, require site-specific relief, need to use the topical throughout the day, and cannot, or do not, want to get high. Typically, drug onset will be felt within a few minutes and remain for one to two hours. Frequent reapplication of a topical may be needed to deliver the best results.
A transdermal marijuana patch is an excellent option for those who have trouble swallowing, chronic pain, muscle spasms, and nausea. Generally, transdermals are not as widely available as topicals, but there are a few options available on the market offering different ratios of THC and CBD.
It’s important to remember, a transdermal cannabis product that contains THC will get you high.
Many people prefer transdermals because, like topicals, they are discreet and convenient. Additionally, by using a transdermal, some of the side effects that come with inhaled cannabis like dry mouth, dry and red eyes, and bronchial irritation can be avoided. However, transdermals may not deliver relief as quickly as inhaled cannabis (which is considered one of the quickest uptake methods).
Topicals that you apply to your skin like creams, balms, and patches are very effective tools in your healing arsenal. A cream, oil, or balm, even if it contains THC, will not get you high, however a transdermal patch that contains THC will, although not all transdermal patches contain THC. Be sure to find the preparation that suits your needs.
What do you use cannabis topicals for? Chime in with your favorite applications!Many people new to cannabis – and even those in the know – are often confused about cannabis topicals and frequently ask one particular question: “Do topicals get you high?” Click here to understand the ins and outs of cannabis topicals and how they can be used to their full potential. ]]>