Does CBD Sunscreen Work or is it the Next Fad?

If you saw CBD sunscreen listed on our site or elsewhere, you may be wondering, does CBD sunscreen work differently than other sunscreen products? Why would cannabidiol, a therapeutic compound from hemp, be involved in protecting your skin from the sun?

Don’t worry. We’re going to take a deep dive into the world of CBD sunscreen to see what the hype is all about. 

What is CBD sunscreen? 

Before we throw in the word CBD, let’s take a step back and look at the other part of the product: sunscreen. We all know that sunscreen is a crucial tool to keeping your skin healthy and protected from the sun. In fact, regular sunscreen use is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology Association

CBD sunscreen is not made by replacing typical sunscreen ingredients with cannabidiol. You can’t throw a CBD topical on your face and call it protected. No, instead, CBD sunscreen is made by combining CBD oil with sunscreen formulations to boost the overall effects. 

The main question is, does CBD sunscreen work or is it a marketing ploy?

The benefits of CBD on the skin 

There is no denying the anti-inflammatory potential of CBD. It’s why there are so many different CBD topicals available on the market specifically formulated for skincare.

This is echoed by dermatologist Dr. Loretta Ciraldo in the Zoe Report. Dermatologist Ciraldo points out that CBD is an anti-inflammatory compound that is beneficial for the skin. 

But does CBD sunscreen work to block the sun or prevent damage in the way that regular sunscreen protects the skin? Maybe. 

What the science says 

Dr. Loretta Ciraldo also said  “I cannot find any studies showing that CBD has any action spectrum in the UV range, so it doesn’t seem to block or absorb UV,” which doesn’t provide any evidence for the use of CBD sunscreen to protect from damaging rays. 

If you’ve seen people claim that CBD sunscreen blocks UV rays in various ways, be wary. Check where the research comes from (if there is any research cited) and see if it is a reputable source. 

Here at premium CBD, we are all about transparency. We believe that claims about CBD’s effects or various products marketed to sell but not actually solve problems should be left off the shelves entirely. 

With that said, we think CBD sunscreen is still a premium CBD product. Sure, it may not directly protect you from the sun, but it may help to boost your overall skincare routine which is an important part of reducing the signs of aging and keeping your skin healthy. 

Why Premium CBD still loves CBD sunscreen 

As we noted earlier, CBD is anti-inflammatory and great for topical use on the skin and face.

And what happens when we get burned by the sun or get a little too much heat on our faces?

Well, usually the first sign of a sunburn is redness, swelling, and inflammation. It’s extremely uncomfortable. 

CBD is a great addition to sunscreen because it can ease inflammation and even help to moisturize the skin. Sun can dry out the skin and inflame it, so this extra compound in your sunscreen may be the trick to perfect sun-kissed skin. 

Try Savage CBD sunscreen this season 

If you’re gearing your skin up for the sunny season, don’t overlook CBD sunscreen. It may be the perfect addition to your overall skin routine. 

SAVAGE CBD SUNSCREEN is made from premium CBD oil and formulated to keep your skin looking and feeling great. Rest assured that like all premium CBD products, this CBD sunscreen has been verified pure and potent by our rigorous verification process. 


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