CBD & The Cosmetologist

As CBD continues to pop up on boutique grocery shelves and vitamin outlet stores, CBD has made it to Barbershops and makeup artists rushing to their local beauty supply retailers for the latest CBD-infused haircare, skincare, and shampoos & conditioners.

This is where I sit down with licensed makeup artist Gabriela Aceves, who is making her rounds from one Hollywood studio lot, to another onsite filming location, carrying CBD moisturizer for skin imperfections, CBD patches, and pain cream for aches & pains for her standing on her feet for long 12 hour days.

Let's meet Gabriela.

A California Latina native, an entrepreneur of Lola76, a licensed Cosmetologist with a 20-year of cumulative experience in the beauty industry, and a professional makeup artist who typically can be found roaming the aisles of her favorite beauty supply for her next film assignment.

Do you see a demand for CBD products on set?

In many cases, working with multiple personalities – there are some actors that ask me if I carry organic brands or CBD products. I definitely, get asked for recommendations on products that I use, and lately, there's been a demand for CBD products that I use.

So, there is a demand.

Is CBD skincare legal in the US?

Per FDA's stance, "There's no prohibition on using CBD or hemp in cosmetics,"… "While the FDA has indicated that ingestible products like food, beverages, and supplements may not contain CBD or hemp with CBD, it hasn't taken the same position for topical products." this information was stated in an article published by the nutritionaloutlook.com.

Are CBD moisturizers safe?

CBD is safe and well-tolerated by many people. With topical CBD products, people are more likely to experience irritation from other ingredients in the ointment. It is, therefore, advisable for people to do a patch test before using the product.

What are CBD Skin Benefits?

CBD oil is said to be super anti-inflammatory and painkilling (called analgesic). This means that issues like psoriasis and dry skin could potentially be treated with CBD serums, oils, or creams! Anti-inflammatory properties are also said to help reduce signs of aging, like wrinkles!

CBD contains vitamins A, C, and E, which help keep your skin healthy and firm, stimulate collagen and even aid in hydration (which is huge for anti-aging).

CBD is said to help balance your hormones, which helps to manage your skin—it's also supposedly an excellent treatment for skin that overproduces sebum without drying skin out.

CBD Oil for Wrinkles and Anti-Aging

According to an article written by Paula's Choice, the antioxidants in CBD are one reason topical use helps lessen the visible signs of aging. CBD anti-aging creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone by counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation.

What about your studio peers, is anyone talking about CBD?

Yes, my girlfriends and I seek spas & salons that have CBD manicures & pedicures, facials, and massage oils. Even our male counterparts want to join our spa days on our days off.

Recently, I've been recommending to my family certain products that just make sense, like CBD teas, pain creams, and tinctures.

Let's talk about CBD Shampoos & Conditioners. Do you have any favorites?

Yes, I'm in love with Leaf and Flower. Their products set the bar for haircare with sets for Shampoo & Conditioner, Frizz Remedy, CBD hair Spray, and my favorite CBD Instant Volume Spray. Not only do I use it at home but on the studio sets as well. It's a big hit with actors who may have thin or limp hair and are looking for volume.

As licensed beauticians, we search for products that Leaf and Flower have developed, especially in this new age of CBD.

My advice is to go online to leafandflower.com and purchase a few products for yourself.

Thank you, Ms. Aceves, for sharing you're on the set tips and CBD must haves with our readers.

So, it's safe to say CBD is the new "it" girl within the makeup artist communities, and I would expect more CBD products to be used for special effects, stunt accidents, and flawless makeup applications.

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