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When I was contacted by Cibdol about a collaboration I was very intrigued.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound derived from cannabis which has become very popular for treating all sorts of health complaints without the high associated with the unregulated drug, which comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Does CBD Oil Get You High?
No. To create CBD oil which can be safely ingested the CBD is first extracted from cannabis; during this process the THC is removed and without its presence you cannot get high.
Benefits of CBD
CBD is said to be provide therapeutic benefits in the treatment of:
CBD is something I’ve been curious about for a long time but, as with most medications, because I was still breastfeeding up until recently I wasn’t comfortable using the products. My personal stance was to err on the side of caution and take as little as possible during that time.
Is CBD Safe While Breastfeeding?
Despite my reservations about taking CBD whilst breastfeeding, that’s not to say it would be unsafe to do so; the reality is that there’s simply not sufficient evidence to be certain that it is safe, and as a responsible parent that means I wouldn’t take that risk. The only sensible answer to this question is that we simply don’t know for sure, and therefore it’s not recommended.
Can CBD Help My Anxiety?
The reason I was so curious about CBD is for the incredible things I’ve heard about it in relation to anxiety, which is something I’ve suffered from for most of my life.
I’ve managed my anxiety fairly well over the last few years and I haven’t yet resorted to medication, preferring to use exercise and journalling to cope. However, if I could find a supplement that can even out my moods and help me to feel more balanced and less anxious, then that can only be a good thing.
There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence online that points to CBD being ideal for this purpose, as well as limited research, so I was very keen to give it a shot and see what effect it had.
How Long Does it Take to Gain Effects From CBD Oil?
When ingesting CBD you can expect to feel the effects within a couple of hours, and perhaps just 15 minutes if you use a dropper to deposit some under your tongue and hold it there for a couple of moments before swallowing.
That said, the true benefit of CBD oil is in its cumulative effect across weeks, rather than in a single dose.
For the correct dosage of CBD oil, check out this guide.
Why Do You Put CBD Oil Under Your Tongue?
Known as the sublingual method, dropping CBD oil directly under your tongue bypasses the digestive system and liver metabolism. This allows the compounds to avoid enzymes which would otherwise break them down, and they reach the bloodstream more quickly.
Does CBD Oil Actually Work?
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that’s says it does, but everything I read suggests lots more research is needed to clarify/confirm this. I’m also acutely aware of the incredible power of the placebo effect and that with so few studies on the efficacy of CBD, I might be seduced by the products either way.
I would add, incidentally, that I’ve nothing against the placebo effect – whatever works, right?
Cibdol Review of CBD Oil and Beauty Products
In the end, all I could do was give it a try along with the face cream and eye gel roller I was sent, and hope for the best!
Cibdol CBD Oil UK
The item I was most interested in trying out was the oil, because my anxiety is the thing that has most power over my state of mind and wellbeing. Obviously I don’t enjoy having dark circles or bad skin, but they are things which can be disguised!
The first thing I noticed about the oil was the taste. I had no idea of what to expect, and I can’t even offer a similar flavour to compare it to because it’s quite unlike anything else I’ve previously tasted. But, strange though this may sound, when I dropped some under my tongue, my immediate thought was – this tastes exactly like what it is.
It has a strong earthy(?) flavour, though I wouldn’t describe it as unpalatable, just unusual.
The first few days of using the oil I didn’t really notice a difference in my mood. However over time, I seemed to feel a little more evened out. And one particular day that I was feeling particularly anxious, I realised I’d forgotten to use it that day!
Ultimately I think it’s one of those things you have to try for yourself, and see how you personally respond; I like it, and I’m continuing to use it.
Cibdol Day Cream SPF15
My skin is sadly prone to breakouts, always has been. I’m convinced it’s related to hormones for me because as an adult, it’s never been worse than when I was pregnant. So I was very intrigued to see how this cream fared for me since I’ve read that CBD can be an effective treatment for acne.
I’ll just mention that prior to trying this face cream, over the prior few months I’d been actively seeking a sustainable face cream that could also benefit my skin, and I’d found something that was working really well for me. So I halted use of my usual face cream, and switched over to Cibdol’s day cream instead.
The first thing I noticed was the scent; it’s delicate and very pleasant – if I’m honest I wouldn’t have been thrilled if it smelled like the oil! When I applied the cream I immediately noticed the rich consistency which is incredibly moisturising, without feeling greasy, which can often be the case with face creams containing SPF.
I used the cream for around three weeks before writing this review, and I found that during my cycle it was absolutely fab, I was really impressed.
Unfortunately when my hormones amped up, so did my bad skin. But to balance that, my face felt really moisturised and hydrated. And in fairness the other face cream I’d been using doesn’t contain SPF, so it’s not really a fair comparison.
I will happily continue using the face cream when I’m not due on, but consider switching around that time to help control hormonal breakouts.
Also, while it’s not its intended use, a couple of times I’ve been unable to resist applying this to my sore chapped hands (thanks COVID), and it’s been so soothing!
Cibdol Eye Gel Roller
I must confess I’ve never used an eye roller before – let’s face it, I am not a beauty blogger! So I can’t comment on how Cibdol’s compares to other brands, but what I will say is this:
This stuff has been amazing for me!
I have always suffered with dark circles under my eyes and, since I’ve previously read that this can be caused by IBS (something I’ve suffered with my whole life), I’ve never done much about it – other than camouflage with make-up of course! So, having learned to live with this affliction over the years and believing it to be something I’m stuck with, I didn’t expect miracles from this product.
I was shocked when over the course of a couple of weeks I noticed a dramatic improvement in my eye area, to the point that I almost felt brave enough to leave the house without any under eye concealer at all, which is huge for me!
During lockdown I found myself wearing less and less make-up until, since I wasn’t leaving the house, I stopped altogether. It’s been a bit of a process, but even now I’m going out again I wear very little now, using only a tiny bit of concealer now.
I’m not quite there with the dark circles, probably because it’s always been something I’m quite self-conscious about, but – thanks to this incredible eye gel roller – I suspect I may soon reach the point where I am comfortable to stop wearing make-up altogether!
Would I recommend Cibdol CBD Products?
If you’re curious about CBD and are ready to try some products to see if they can benefit you, then I definitely think Cibdol are worth a go. I’ve been impressed with the quality and the results of the products, more so than I’d anticipated.
Is it placebo? I can’t say for sure; but what I can say is that I have not been disappointed by any of the items I’ve tried out.