What Does CBD Do in Skincare?

Skincare’s new darling ingredient is CBD. We would be surprised if you haven’t heard about it by now - it’s everywhere. A simple scroll through your Instagram feed, and you’ll most likely find some type of hemp-inspired beauty and skincare products. 

Since this is very new territory for many, we put together a guide to understanding CBD skincare. Keep reading to learn how CBD works, why people are falling in love with CBD skincare, and what to look for when you're shopping for your next skincare must-have.  

How Does CBD Work?

CBD, you can also call it cannabidiol, is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids in cannabis. CBD is one of about 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS affects all physiological processes, including things like appetite, mood, and sleep. The ECS is kind of a big deal! 

CBD Oil For Skin

So what does CBD mean in terms of skincare? Dendy Engelman, MD, board-certified dermatologist of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, explained that CBD interacts with our ECS receptors. We have receptors in all layers of skin, which can be triggered for various reasons. Topical CBD is designed to be used for regulating and balancing your body’s signals. As CBD is still extremely new to the game, it’s important to look at developing research to see why CBD may be a skincare holy grail.  

The Benefits of CBD for Skin

As CBD is a new ingredient and science is still developing, more research needs to be conducted to evidence CBD’s potential skin benefits properly. That doesn’t mean we can’t experiment ourselves! We gathered recent all the recent CBD findings that hold value within skincare. Let’s see what all the hype is about, and you can decide for yourself.


Inflammation is the root of many of your frustrating skin problems. From acne to signs of aging, let’s just say inflammation isn’t your friend. Topical CBD’s most loved attribute is its support of a healthy inflammatory response. CBD has been looked at for treating the complex issue of acne.

Acne is complicated to treat as you face blocked pores, excess sebum, bacteria, and inflammation. CBD has been looked at for controlling oil production and inflammation, knocking off two major acne contributors. More research is still being done, but CBD may be an attractive option for those who want to avoid popping harsh drugs to treat their acne.

CBD’s support of a healthy inflammatory response may also calm flare-ups from chronic skin conditions characterized by dry, flaky, or red patches on the skin

The American Academy of Dermatology Association reports that small studies show hope for CBD’s ability to treat skin conditions. Although they recommend consulting with a dermatologist so they can determine if CBD is safe to use for your unique skin needs. 

Cbd skincare to help smooth skin

Try CBD in a lightweight facial oil that quenches thirsty skin. Our Radiance Face Oil contains 150mg CBD from full-spectrum hemp extract to soothe irritated, flaky skin. With a formula of 15 botanical oils, you can feel the hydration and balance regulating your natural oil production. 


Dry skin and dehydrated skin can make your day uncomfortable, to say the least. Many have recognized CBD for its moisturizing properties. Be aware that CBD, when used in excessive amounts, can actually lead to more dryness.

Not to worry, we are two steps ahead of this - Winged’s Radiance Everywhere Lotion contains 100 mg CBD from full-spectrum hemp extract but we added a luxurious blend of botanical oils and extracts to balance the potential drying of CBD. Plus, we added the subtle scent of lavender with hints of vanilla for a full sensory experience.

Pain Relief

The other enticing factor of CBD balms and lotions is their potential to kill the pain or relieve tension. CBD can level up your massage lotion as it has been in the spotlight for easing pain and aches. Whip out the Radiance Everywhere Lotion after your next workout to soothe achy joints and sore muscles. 

Medical Disclaimer: All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Read The Ingredient List  

The labeling on some cannabis-inspired products can be confusing and, at times, misleading. Before we dive into how CBD works in skincare, let’s clear some things up. 

CBD Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil

CBD oil and hemp seed oil can be found on the ingredient list of serums, face oils, and creams. That said, these oils are not that same thing. Before you invest in a new product, make sure you know what is actually inside the bottle. 

Hemp seed oil is an oil extracted by cold-pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. There is not CBD or THC in hemp seed oil, although it can still be found in skincare products for other reasons. Hemp seed oil is high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin E, making it attractive for skincare. 

When buying a CBD skincare product, keep an eye out for these words on the label to ensure it actually contains CBD: CBD, hemp CBD, full-spectrum hemp extract, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, and hemp extract oil. 

Look For Full or Broad-Spectrum

Not all CBD oils are made the same. There are three major types of CBD oil: full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum CBD oil, and CBD oil from CBD isolate. 

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all compounds of the cannabis plant with low levels of THC. A full-spectrum oil leaves hemp extract as nature intended it, letting all the CBD compounds work together to produce the “Entourage Effect”. The entourage effect refers to all the compounds working in harmony to create a stronger CBD experience. Similarly, a broad-spectrum oil contains almost all cannabinoid compounds in the plant but removes all traces of THC. With a broad-spectrum, you will also get to experience the entourage effect. 

An isolate CBD oil can contain up to 99% CBD, but it takes out all other hemp compounds. Before being mixed, CBD isolate is a crystalline powder. With an isolate CBD oil, you will miss out on all the other cannabinoids and terpenes that create that euphoric entourage effect.


cbd products for skincare

Make room in your make-up bag! At Winged-CBD, we believe in leaving CBD how nature intended it. All our products (including our skincare line) are made with full-spectrum hemp extract. Our products are specifically formulated for a woman’s body using the best ingredients. We believe your skin deserves the best of CBD!