CBD Skin Care: Does It Work?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Does CBD skin care match up with the hype? It's time to get out of the weeds and get the facts.
Air Date: 10/11/18
Duration: 30:42
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Jessica Wu, MD
Jessica WuDr. Jessica Wu is a Cosmetic Dermatologist in Los Angeles, California, where she has practiced for 20 years.

She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the USC School of Medicine. 

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Wu frequently lectures at national and international medical conferences and was an investigator in the clinical research trials that led to FDA approval of Juvederm wrinkle filler and Latisse lash growth serum.   

Dr. Wu’s first book, Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days, is an easy-to-follow beauty and diet guide for everyone who wants to have a better complexion. Packed with testimonials from her celebrity patients and unretouched before-and-after photos, Dr. Wu reviews the science behind what we eat and how it affects our skin, and shows how easy and delicious it can be to get gorgeous at your very next meal.

When she’s not helping Hollywood’s A-list get red-carpet ready, Dr. Wu dishes up advice and spills skin-care secrets on national television shows such as Good Morning America, The Doctors, and Entertainment Tonight. 

In her leisure time, Dr. Wu enjoys fitness activities and is a certified ski instructor. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
  • Book Title: Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/drjessicawu
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drjessicawu
CBD Skin Care: Does It Work?
CBD has made the news as a potential treatment for various conditions. Cannabis now has a presence in skin care. Is it right for you?

CBD is cannabidiol, one of 80 active compounds in the cannabis sativa plant. Medicinal plants can be bred for high CBD and low THC (the compound that creates a “high”).

However, the field doesn’t have enough regulation to verify CBD-containing products have absolutely no THC. Research the brands online. Read up on the companies to find out about testing and distribution. Contact the company for clinical trials on human volunteers.

Some preliminary studies suggest CBD skin products decrease inflammation, oil production and scaly patches. The science is not yet there to validate CBD products as a viable treatment.

If you do select a CBD treatment for your skin, look for other ingredients that are proven as beneficial in that product.

Listen as Dr. Jessica Wu joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to spill the facts about CBD skin care products.


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