Two separate studies have shown compelling evidence of CBD oil’s effectiveness at treating acne – a condition which effects more than 10% of the US population. The first study, published in both The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and The National Institute of Health, found CBD to be effective due to the anti-inflammatory effects it possesses. It also noted active cannabinoids were absorbed readily into the body through the skin, meaning oral ingestion is not entirely necessary.
A study conducted by Tamas Biro, who works in the Physiology Department at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, found that CBD oil inhibits sebum (oil) production by opening channels to permit the influx of calcium into sebaceous glands. Even more exciting is that the CBD did not alter or suppress normal, healthy glands in any form, meaning it did not dry out the skin – a common complaint in those using modern acne products.