Why CBD May Be the Anti-Aging Ingredient Your Skincare Regimen Is Missing

We know the calming effects that CBD taken orally can have. We also know the pain-relieving properties of CBD when applied topically. But what, if any, benefits can you derive from CBD in your skincare?

According to Samir Juneja, who left a career in pharmaceuticals to start a CBD skincare company, “I always say CBD offers a three-pronged skincare approach — it’s anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. In terms of an antioxidant on the skin, it provides a missing particle that a free radical can bond with, stopping it from going on to cause DNA damage. As for anti-inflammatory properties, we know that skin aging and inflammation go hand in hand, and CBD helps to combat oxidative stress.”

These sentiments were echoed by Dr. Patricia Farris, who recently spoke about CBD at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting. “We know it’s a strong antioxidant – stronger than vitamin C and vitamin E, more like a botanical antioxidant, so that’s always helpful because it protects collagen and stops DNA damage and protects from sun damage.” Added Dr. Farris, “It also can act as an anti-inflammatory for people with rosacea, eczema, or acne.”

So, using a vitamin C for collagen production and a topical CBD serum as a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory could serve as a one-two punch against aging. Keep up with your sunscreen and add a night-time retinol to this mix and you’re doing a pretty good job of keeping future wrinkles at bay.

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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.


1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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