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  • August 18, 2022 5 min read

    What Ingredients To Look For In A CBD Face Mask?

    CBD skincare products use both CBD and non-CBD ingredients. Most of us may be unaware of these ingredients and how they benefit our skin.  To understand what ingredients and their benefits are to your skin, this article breaks down their benefits and what ingredients you should look for before buying the CBD face mask.

    What Is CBD?

    CBD, also known as cannabidiol,l is a chemical found in the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant is divided into hemp plant and marijuana plant. Among the over 80 compounds found in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are the most popular. THC is a psychoactive element that gives one a  ‘’high’’ effect. The marijuana plant contains high THC levels; thus, it is not used in extracting CBD. The hemp plant contains a very low level of THC. CBD users look for a calming effect, thus the reason why CBD is extracted from the hemp plant.

    CBD exists in three forms. Before purchasing any CBD product, find out which form of CBD suits you. The three forms include full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. CBD isolate, also known as pure CBD, only contains CBD compounds. Hence it is very effective for a user who wants to benefit from the benefits of CBD only. Broad-spectrum CBD contains most of the compounds found in the cannabis plant except for THC. If you are looking to get the benefits of most compounds found in the cannabis plant apart from THC, you should be looking for this. Full-spectrum CBD, this type of CBD contains the compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC. If you want to experience the benefits and effects of all compounds in the cannabis plant and THC, this type of CBD is what you should be looking for in the market.

    What Ingredients To Look For In A CBD Face Mask

    Ingredients Overview

    Some ingredients consumers should look out for in your CBD face mask cover include Water, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Root extract, and Capric Triglyceride.

    Ingredients Explained

    Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic acid helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines, hydrating and plumping the skin.

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin C helps in reducing aging due to its antioxidant properties.


    Water is a common ingredient used in most skincare products. It is mostly the first ingredient listed; this means it is the main ingredient used when making the product.

    It acts as a solvent for the ingredients that do not dissolve in oils. Once in your skin, it helps it in hydrating. Mohiuddin (2019) discovered that water used in making skincare and beauty products is deionized, meaning it doesn’t contain mineral ions. It is also purified. This helps the products to have a much longer shelf life.


    You will notice glycerin in the CBD face mask list of ingredients because it helps moisturize the skin. Not only does it act as a moisturizer, but also it helps in keeping our skin healthy. This, in turn, protects the skin against irritation. Simion et al.  (2005) reported that individuals with dry skin should look for high-glycerin moisturizers.

    Dipropylene Glycol

    This is a clear liquid that acts as a solvent. It also helps in decreasing the viscosity. Dipropylene Glycol also helps in moisturizing the skin.

    1, 2 Hexanediol

    It is also known as Humectant. This ingredient performs several functions on your skin. These functions include acting as an emollient and a humectant, acting as a solvent to some ingredients, i.e., stabilizing perfumes in products containing water. It helps in dispersing pigments evenly in makeup products. In addition to that, it boosts the activities of the anti-microbial present in the preservatives.

    Arginine (Moisturizer)

    It acts as a moisturizer, it also hydrates the skin, and if you might be having a wound, it also helps speed up the healing process.

    According to Wang et al.  (2020), it is a film former since it is cationic (contains a positive charge). This property helps it be substantive towards your skin and hair since they are negatively charged. Since it is cationic, it helps in the reduction of irritation.

    Butylene Glycol

    This colorless, syrup-like liquid performs various tasks on the skin. However, its main job is acting as a solvent for other ingredients. It also helps the product to be absorbed faster and deeper into the skin, hence spreading the product evenly and nicely to the skin. It also attracts water inside the skin.

    Capric Triglyceride

    This ingredient helps your skin feel smoother and nicer. It is extracted from coconut oil and also glycerin. It is odorless, has a light texture, and is non-greasy and clear. It is safe to be used on every skin type since it formulates very easily. That is the reason why it is very popular.

    Centella Asiatica Extract

    It is also known as Gotu Kola. Zaid et al.  (2022) showed that it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin conditions such as eczema. Traditionally, it was used to heal wounds, burns, and scratches.

    Disodium EDTA

    According to Pinto et al. (2021), it helps products stay longer, acting as a preservative. This is made possible since it neutralizes metal ions.

    Chinese Skullcap Root Extract

    It’s also known as Scutellaria Balcalensls. Its origin is in Chinese. Huang et al.  (2006) suggested that it contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties due to its flavonoids.

    Other than that, it also has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties and also it has skin-brightening activities.


    CBD has many skin benefits for your body, soul, and mind. This is why so many skin-care and beauty products use it in manufacturing their products.  Most topical products contain CBD because of its anti-inflammatory. Anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties.  The main ingredients to look out for in a CBD face mask include glycerin, Gotu kola, arginine, and Chinese skullcap. These ingredients act as antioxidants and help in soothing your skin. Before buying the CBD face mask, you should look for these ingredients to reap the maximum benefits of using the CBD face mask.


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