CBD cosmetics are all the rage, that is a fact. Not surprisingly, the ingredients we obtain from the hemp plant have a multitude of beneficial effects.
What is CBD cosmetics and what does it do for our skin?
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. They are a cell signalling system. They bind to receptors in the central or peripheral system and affect different bodily processes. One of the best known is THC for its psychoactive action characteristic of the hemp plant. Therefore, in order to use ingredients with this origin, we have to make sure that the presence of THC is minimal.
Cannabinoids have different functions such as:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Promotes cell proliferation
- Inhibits sebaceous gland hyperactivity
- Relief of itching and irritation
- Combats cases of eczema and psoriasis.
What is PERRICONE MD Rebalancing Elixir?
The rebalancing elixir is a hybrid between a toner and a serum, with an intermediate texture, although it is more like a toner than a serum. This format, loaded with active ingredients, ensures immediate skin soothing, moisturises and nourishes the skin.
Recommended for application after cleansing and before the other products in the routine, it soothes the skin, which is altered and may have worsened after cleansing, and prepares it for the other products.
What is in Perricone MD’s rebalancing elixir?
Its main active ingredient is CBD, which we have already discussed and praised for its multiple functions.
Another vital ingredient is the mushroom complex derived from Lingzhi mushrooms, Shiitakey Maitake, which helps to rebalance the skin, restoring its pH and leaving it soft and smooth. This complex provides an antioxidant effect.
Another ingredient is custard apple extract, which helps to maintain the skin. This natural fruit extract is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and promotes the appearance of younger, smoother skin by neutralising collagen-damaging free radicals. It also helps to relieve feelings of discomfort in sensitive or disturbed skin.
Endorsed by the psoriasis association
It is also recognised by the National Psoriasis Foundation, recommending this line for people suffering from these conditions.
What is Perricone MD?
The creator of the brand is Dr. Nicholas V. Perricone, a dermatologist from the USA. He concluded that cellular inflammation could be the main cause of wrinkles. This microscopic irritation leads to cell damage and causes skin-related problems such as wrinkles, stretch marks and loss of firmness.
He developed his brand Perricone MD with a star active ingredient, DMAE. Now he surprises us with this line, CBD cosmetics, perfect for lowering inflammation.
This brand is sold in many pharmacies.
Review @inside_cosmetics. Micaela’s opinion
My skin is upset, so anything that promises to soothe is welcome. That is why I fell for this elixir which is a bit pricey at 99€. For me, elixirs, or toners, on my dry skin had a different effect than promised, instead of feeling moisturised, I felt tightness, perhaps due to excess water in the formula, which is often counterproductive in such dry skin. This one does not, although it does not provide a beastly moisturising effect either. But it calms, and that is what I need right now, which is reddening just by looking at it.
One thing against it, though perhaps beneficial for my sensitive skin, is that it is unscented, so it does not smell good, though not bad either. I said beneficial because, in the end, perfumes can irritate us so much that it would be counterproductive to put perfume on a sensitive skin line. So, although I do not enjoy the olfactory sensorially, I enjoy applying it and seeing how my skin does not go through all the shades of red.
The fact that it is endorsed by the psoriasis association reassures me, I know about psoriasis, I know how bad it is for these patients. In addition, it has CBD, which is coming on strong, due to its extensive bibliography on sensitive and damaged skin.
A good thing about the brand: it is sold in pharmacies, perfect for a professional such as a pharmacist to advise us and recommend the one that best suits our needs, because the brand is expensive, very expensive, and we are not in a position to buy without getting it right. I bought it at Farmacia Nautic, advised by the brand itself and by Isabel, my trusted skincare pharmacist.