Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is active ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant that’s widely touted for its anti-inflammatory properties. For some it’s even an effective topical remedy for various types of pain. And while cannabidiol research is inconclusive – and ongoing – about the true effectiveness on humans, CBD has also become incredibly popular ingredient in the skin-care industry.
San Diego-based Bear Necessities Co. is a CBD lifestyle brand that harnesses the benefits of CBD oil in numerous products including a skin-care collection that’s getting a lot of buzz. One of the bestselling products is the revitalizing moisturizer that contains 150 mg of CBD with added coconut oil, jojoba oil, aloe, avocado oil, vitamin E, rosemary, neem, meadowfoam seed oil, sunflower seed oil and white willow bark that work to keep the skin smooth, radiant and clear.
According to Bear Necessities founder Halee Kalevitch, CBD’s top skin benefits are calming, correcting and soothing. “As the compound comes from a plant, it has incredible antioxidant properties that work to help fight signs of aging such as wrinkles, skin dullness and uneven skin tone,” Kalevitch says. “Also, CBD can help with acne-prone skin by reducing inflammation and excess sebum, as various studies have shown. On top of the CBD benefits, the Bear Necessities Rejuvenating Moisturizer has DMAE (Dimethylethanolamine) to double up on the revival of skin tone.”Kalevitch explains that her inspiration for the line came from the simple desire as a mom to provide natural, healthy skin-care solutions for her family. “BearNecessities Co is here because as parents we really started to look into the products we were using not only for our babies but for ourselves and we really started to notice all the extra fluff and chemicals in our everyday products, so we wanted to change that,” she says. “Our brand is all about providing high-quality natural products that do not have any extra dyes, perfumes, etc. We are amazing with just the bare ingredients.”