CBD isolate

CBD isolate

CBD isolate is the pure form of cannabidiol, a molecule present in cannabis. This active ingredient is a spectacular ingredient for cosmetic and food products, because it is safe without THC.

CBD isolate, the purest form of cannabidiol

Cannabidiol or CBD is a molecule extracted from hemp, a plant which belongs to the large Cannabinaceae family and the cannabis genus. This plant presents more than a hundred cannabinoids, such as:

  • THC or tetrahydrocannabinol,
  • CBG or cannabigerol,
  • CBN or cannabinol,
  • hemp terpenes or flavonoids.

Although hemp is a plant that has been used for millennia, it was not until 1940 that a chemist, Dr. Roger Adams, isolated the first cannabinoid, CBD. It was his research that made it possible to identify another well-known cannabinoid, THC. CBD is the second most studied cannabinoid after THC. However, CBD does not provide any psychotropic effects, unlike THC.

Manufacturing of CBD isolate

Pure CBD isolate is obtained by column chromatography from hemp oil extracted with supercritical CO2, in order to isolate CBD from other cannabinoids. The isolate we use has a CBD concentration greater than 99%, without THC.

It is the purest form of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the market. Well-produced CBD crystals contain over 98% CBD. For the CBD isolate that you can buy from us, this percentage is over 99%. A purer form of CBD is actually not possible.

Properties of CBD isolate

CBD isolate is the most used in cosmetics, and is mainly in the form of a micronized powder to facilitate its use in formulation. According to the European Commission, via their cosmetic ingredients database the CosIng, CBD lists no less than 4 convincing effects.

  • Anti-seborrhea: Helps control sebum production
  • Moisturizer: Maintains the skin in good condition
  • Protective: Helps avoid the harmful effects of external factors on the skin
  • Antioxidant: Inhibits reactions favored by oxygen, thus preventing oxidation and rancidity

However, the effects of CBD on the skin are not limited to simple sebum regulation. Numerous studies have demonstrated other benefits, CBD is soothing, healing, anti-acne, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging.

Anti-oxidant CBD

The anti-oxidant effect of CBD isolate will help slow down the oxidation process of cells, and thus prevent the occurrence of oxidative stress. CBD therefore helps delay the natural aging process of cells, and also acts as a barrier to premature aging factors to which we are exposed on a daily basis.

CBD and acne

By binding to ECS receptors, cannabidiol has been suggested as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne, because according to studies:

  • CBD normalizes the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (anti-inflammatory effect)
  • CBD normalizes the lipogenesis of sebocytic cells (lipostatic effect, without compromising cell viability)
  • CBD reduces the proliferation of these cells (antiproliferative effect without inducing sebocyte apoptosis)
  • CBD exerts a sebostatic (lipostatic and antiproliferative) action by activating TRPV4 receptors, therefore considerably reducing sebum production.

Anti-inflammatory mechanism and CBD:

More and more studies tend to prove that CBD is effective in soothing skin inflammation when applied topically, on several levels:

  • By blocking the migration of macrophages (digestion of foreign particles and pathogens).
  • By regulating the activation of lymphocytes (recognition and destruction of foreign cells).
  • By inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory substances.
  • By promoting the release of other anti-inflammatory substances called “Cytokines”.

Cbd isolate INCI name and functions

Cannabidiol - derived from extract or tincture or resin of cannabis

    • Antioxidant - Inhibits reactions favored by oxygen, thus avoiding oxidation and rancidity
    • Antiseborrhoeic - Helps regulate sebum production
    • Skin conditioning - Maintains skin in good condition
    • Skin protecting - Helps to avoid the harmful effects of external factors on the skin. Protects the skin barrier
    • Moisturising - Increases the water content of the skin and helps keep it smooth and smooth
    • Soothing - Helps to reduce the skin or scalp discomfort

SOWÉ Botanic Lab's quality commitments

The organic CBD isolate we use is certified COSMOS by Ecocert

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