Why You Need to Know about CBD Sprinkling

CBD is hot in skincare, and for good reason. But some brands are just cashing in on the CBD hype by doing something called “Sprinkling”. If you have been underwhelmed by a CBD product, you may have been a victim of CBD Sprinkling. This may give you the impression that CBD just doesn’t work for you. Learn about CBD Sprinkling and how to avoid it in your CBD skincare.

What is Sprinkling?

Some CBD skincare uses just enough CBD to include it on the ingredient list, but not enough CBD to offer effective skincare or muscle relief. This practice is called “sprinkling”. Sprinkling is surprisingly common, even amongst some well-known, reputable beauty brands seen at your favorite boutique beauty stores. And some of these products come with a spendy price tag. Some beauty brands include only 50-75mg of CBD in their formulations. This is not enough CBD to get the awesome benefits it can offer your skin.

How to Avoid CBD Sprinkling

CBD should provide meaningful benefits such as reducing inflammation of acne, providing soothing fatty acids to calm dry skin and eczema. It should reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help firm the skin.

How can you tell if a CBD product of interest is using sprinkling? Look for the total grams of CBD within the product. If the label doesn’t say, ask the company for more information. Sometimes you have to estimate by the ingredient list. For CBD to be effective, it needs to be a primary ingredient. This requires that CBD is higher up in the ingredient list – like in the top 5 – and never lower than additives such as fragrance or coloring.

Other Ways CBD Skincare Could Be Inferior

CBD is often confused with Hemp Seed Oil. Make sure the ingredient list uses CBD or comparable wording. In addition to CBD sprinkling, some other ways CBD could be inferior in skincare or topical products are:

  1. Chemically Bleached CBD: some CBD products use CBD Isolates. Isolates are stripped with harsh chemicals instead of proper extraction methods, such as CO2 Extraction. Harsh chemicals can remove the valuable nutrients in CBD.
  2. Low Quality or Questionably Sourced CBD: The CBD in your skincare could be inferior is if it is not tested by a third-party lab. A reputable company should always have a Certificate of analysis or third-party, independent lab testing available to you somewhere on their website or by request.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    What amount of cbd works?

  2. Dear Jennifer,

    Thanks for the thoughtful question.

    It depends on the goal of using the product. Skin care requires more than 50mg of CBD, often closer to over 100mg. Pain relief or chronic skin conditions often requires over 200mg, Some medicinal value CBD salves and creams are much higher, 800mg and up.

    It also depends on the size of the bottle. I like to see CBD as within the first five ingredients within a formulation. It won’t be the first as you need a base, but it shouldn’t be the last ingredient on the list.

  3. Adelina says:

    what neurotransmitters does cbd work on

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