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If you aren’t yet using a high-quality face serum in your skincare lineup, we think you’ll be convinced that you absolutely need one after reading about what a CBD serum is, how it works, and the hydrating, moisturizing benefits a simple face oil can bring to your skin. Adding a great face serum to your skincare lineup is like taking a wholesome multi-vitamin. It’s seriously a grown-up thing to do, and a great way to benefit and love your skin, regardless of skin type. A CBD serum specifically delivers even more bang for your buck by giving you all the benefits of CBD oil like antioxidant properties along with the benefits of face serum in one fell swoop.

If you combine your CBD serum with a great CBD skincare lineup, you’ll get the absolute maximum skin benefit CBD skincare products have to offer. We highly recommend using CBD skincare products together, as they tend to work better when used congruently. CBD face serums along with the carrier oils they come with like hemp oil or lavender oil have powerful antioxidant properties and other skincare benefits that deliver vegan, plant-based vitamins, minerals, fibers, and terpenes to your skin cells to help moisturize, keeping skin healthy and functioning at its best.

If you’ve got questions about CBD serums, we’ve got answers. KULCBD is your one-stop source for the purest, high-quality, third-party lab-tested CBD products. We’re also your best bet for information about all things CBD, including what it is, its benefits, and safety information. CBD is an all-natural, plant-based product, and we are excited to dispel myths surrounding it and spread truth about its health benefits and therapeutic properties.

Before we start dissecting CBD serums, let’s take a quick crash course in CBD to find out what it is, how we get it, how it helps us, and how it's generally safe to use.

CBD 101

CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of over one hundred chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. The hemp plant (cannabis sativa) produces these cannabinoids in its leaves and flowers. Cannabinoids are important plant-based compounds that can really support skin health, especially when used topically in conjunction with other common skincare ingredients like vitamin E and jojoba.

Cannabinoids aren’t the only things the hemp plant gives us. Terpenes, the constituent of most essential oils and the base of CBD oils, are found in the hemp plant, along with numerous other vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants that are incredibly beneficial to the skin.

If you’re concerned about THC, the cannabinoid produced in a particular species of cannabis sativa that is responsible for the notorious cannabis “high”, you should know that CBD and THC are merely "cousins," and we all know your cousin isn't necessarily the best reflection of who you are and what you have to offer.

CBD is derived from one of two species of the cannabis sativa plant, commonly referred to as the hemp plant. The species CBD is extracted from contains only a trace amount of THC.

Full spectrum CBD oil is the only CBD oil that contains THC, and even then, only at trace amounts of 0.3% or less. That’s not enough to deliver a psychoactive effect for the user, and it’s within federal regulations, meaning you don’t need to worry about the legality of a CBD serum that contains full spectrum CBD. You should, however, make sure that the CBD serum you choose has been thoroughly evaluated by a third-party lab to ensure the ingredients are quality and accurate. KULCBD’s products have all been thoroughly examined by third-party labs to ensure the highest quality possible.

Broad spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate oil do not contain THC, and they also do not produce the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect refers to all elements of the hemp plant working synergistically to produce maximum CBD benefit to the user. Because these oils do not contain THC, they cannot produce the entourage effect. CBD isolate contains nothing but CBD oil, with no other plant compounds included. As such, it is the cheapest to produce, but the least effective version of CBD oil. KULCBD does not use CBD isolate in any of its products.

CBD can be incredibly beneficial to users in numerous ways. While some people prefer to take it for internal purposes, there are a plethora of skin benefits you can experience from applying it topically. These range from general support of healthy skin, assisting with dry skin and proper skin hydration, helping with oil and breakouts, promoting a healthier, more radiant complexion, supporting firmer, more even skin tone, and many more positive effects that all come from maintaining healthy skin. Even better, the longer a CBD skincare product is used, the better the result generally seen by the user.

The availability of CBD in skincare products is more prevalent than ever. As such, it’s important to research the company that produces your CBD skincare line and make sure they’re reputable, using the highest quality ingredients in their products, including the quality of the CBD itself.

CBD has been deemed generally safe by the World Health Organization for regular use and for use in topical products, meaning you can use CBD skincare products with confidence. Additionally, CBD skincare is generally tolerated better than sensitive skincare products. CBD also has calming properties and is able to soothe dry, itchy, and irritated skin. As such, sensitive skin users find it to be a favorite among their lotions and other skincare products.

CBD Serum: How Does it Work?

You may wonder what the difference is between a serum and an oil. A serum is a formula that can actually contain an oil. A great CBD serum generally actually creates a barrier between your skin and the environment, sealing in moisture and all of the ingredients of the serum, so it can work thoroughly and effectively without being disturbed by outside particles. As such, it is important to use your serum after your moisturizer, on clean skin. If you use your moisturizer after your CBD skin serum, your moisturizer may be blocked from absorption because of the seal the serum creates on your skin.

CBD serum works by delivering a high concentration of CBD oil directly to the layers of skin beneath the surface. It is best used in the morning after you cleanse your skin. For the best cleansing experience available, try using a CBD exfoliating cleanser prior to applying your serum. CBD exfoliating cleanser can effectively remove dirt and makeup, and can also remove the uppermost dead layer of skin cells so that the ingredients in the serum will penetrate as deeply as possible to healthy living skin cells.

CBD serum also has the ability to create the coveted “facial glow.” A look of youth, radiance, and overall wellness that is achievable only when the skin is clean, free from pollutants, and properly hydrated and taken care of. CBD serum helps maintain overall skin health, which encourages a radiance that is often described as "glowing" within the skincare and beauty communities.

Not all CBD serums are created equally, and there are other key ingredients you should look for in your serum, aside from high quality, full spectrum CBD. Here are just a few:

Natural botanicals. Your serum shouldn’t include chemicals that aren’t plant-derived or natural. The best ingredients for your skin are those found in nature. KULCBD’s Facial Glö Serum contains over 15 natural botanicals including hemp seed oil, rosehip for a boost of vitamin C, tocopherol for a boost of vitamin E, and many more to help hydrate and nourish your skin.

Probiotics. A great topically applied probiotic is excellent for your skin and helps keep the bacteria on your skin balanced. All skin has bacteria living on the surface, and that is actually a good thing! Your skin needs to maintain healthy levels of good bacteria to stay healthy itself, and a probiotic can ensure that those levels stay where they need to be while eliminating bad bacteria that can cause infections or destroy the good bacteria.

Plant algae. The use of plant algae in skincare products has increased in popularity as results are increasingly more impressive. Plant algae is a phenomenal natural moisturizer. It has the ability to hydrate even dry skin and also contains many antioxidants that help skin stay healthy to minimize the look of aging. Plant algae is a great treatment for the skin and is vegan and cruelty-free.

Rosehip oil. This replenishing oil contains many fatty acids and vitamins that encourage the skin to maintain its firmness and contour. Loaded with essential vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin A, rosehip encourages an overall glow and appearance of wellness.

Milk thistle. Milk thistle protects against the skin’s natural loss of moisture by creating a barrier which seals moisture in. It is also effective in protecting the skin against chemical and mechanical stressors because of the certain antioxidants it includes. This helps the skin’s overall wellness and the immune system's support of healthy skin, too!

CBD products are not new but are definitely a current trend. CBD serums work by giving the user a highly concentrated dose of CBD which is able to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver maximum results. When used with other CBD skincare products, the benefit of CBD for the skin is experienced at an even higher degree. CBD is a safe product that is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, a species of cannabis sativa. CBD that is contained in CBD facial serums is typically full spectrum, which means it contains all of the elements naturally occurring in the hemp plant to produce the entourage effect. CBD serum should be applied after the skin is cleansed and moisturized so that the moisturizers and other skin treatments can fully penetrate before they are sealed in by the CBD serum. CBD serum is an excellent product to add to your beauty routine that will deliver radiance and glow to your skin!