Unknown to many, cannabidiol (CBD) beauty products are actually legal in the Gulf, despite the fact the region has stringent policies on drugs, though it’s important to note that only topical CBD products are legal in the UAE. There are still restrictions on digestive products, such as tinctures, gummies, drinks, etc. The legality of topical CBD products prompted entrepreneur Jassim Al Nowais to start a website entirely dedicated to them.

Says Al Nowais, “I started Glow Destination in the middle of Covid-19, and the sole reason was that my eczema medication was out-of-stock and I needed to find an alternative. I came across the benefits and power of CBD through a friend of mine who introduced me to the kind of anti-inflammatory benefits CBD oil offers.” E-tailer, Glow Destination delivers to countries across the Gulf, while helping customers to understand the world of CBD Beauty. Here, Al Nowais explains what CBD is, and some of its benefits.

1. The difference between CBD and Hemp Oil
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural, non-toxic compound derived from the hemp plant. CBD is extracted as a powder and is typically mixed with oil-like ingredients which ease application and enhance effectiveness. Hemp seed oil and CBD oil both come from the Cannabis plant. CBD oil is derived from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the plant. Hemp seed oil uses an extract from the seeds of the cannabis plant. They both have anti-inflammatory properties. I would recommend CBD for healing acne, rashes, eczema and psoriasis. Hemp oil can be used for cooking, as well as a topical moisturizer.

2. Why CBD products are considered magic in a bottle
CBD is brilliant for treating many issues, especially acne. Several studies have proved that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to the skin, so it’s great for acne-prone skin. Since CBD oil has excellent antioxidant properties, it lessens the visible signs of aging. Also, for those with sensitive skin, CBD oil contains soothing properties that combat redness and dryness. Fabulous at nourishing skin, it inhibits flare ups like psoriasis, eczema or rosacea. To sum it up, by reducing outbreaks of inflammation, CBD face creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, dullness of the skin and ruddy skin and give your skin a beautiful glow. CBD isn’t only for the face, there are also products for both the face and body, such as H3‘s Zen Me Out. Always read the ingredients and look for lab-certified products. Both men and women can use the same products.

3. The Side Effects
Usually, there is no side effects, but let’s not forget that for topical usage, it all depends on the type of skin you have. CBD products are not recommended for those below 18 years old.