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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. This compound has been used in a wide range of supplements and cosmetics to help treat everything from insomnia to inflammation.

CBD is also increasingly being used to help treat dermatological conditions. While studies have produced mixed results, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests CBD can be beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.

For example, there are reports of the direct improvement of eczema (atopic dermatitis) through treatment with topical cannabinoids. An article on the National Eczema Association website cites one recent study which indicates that a molecule that interacts with the endocannabinoid system suppresses mast cell activation. ‘Mast cells’ is the name given to immune cells that produce histamine when activated, causing inflammation and itching.

Research has also suggested the existence of a functional endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the skin, and it has been claimed that the main function of this cutaneous ECS is to control the well-balanced proliferation, differentiation, survival and immune response of skin cells. If this balance is disrupted, this can lead to skin conditions and diseases.

In addition, a 2014 study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD has anti-inflammatory, lipostatic and antiproliferative effects that could make it a promising therapy for acne vulgaris.

With research like this highlighting the potential benefits of CBD in the treatment of various skin conditions, it’s clear that high-quality derma products containing this cannabinoid are worthy of serious consideration. However, CBD isn’t the whole story here…

Colloidal oatmeal

Oatmeal has been used for centuries as a soothing agent to help relieve irritated, itchy skin. Today, colloidal oatmeal is harnessed in a wide range of products, from shaving gels to moisturisers. This ingredient is rich in beta-glucan and starches, which explains its waterholding, protective characteristics. Colloidal oatmeal also has antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. Combined, these features make it an ideal support for skin protection, moisturising and soothing.

Pronounced as safe and effective in Europe, colloidal oatmeal was a natural choice for Truverra as a key ingredient in our Derma range of Class 1 Medical Devices. All of the products in this range are formulated with both colloidal oatmeal and CBD.

Acne

Dermaquet is designed to help ease the itchiness and blistering sensation often associated with acne. The colloidal oatmeal present in this cream provides a thin layer that’s designed to calm sensitive skin affected by acne. It also helps to protect from external irritants. As well as colloidal oatmeal and CBD, Dermaquet contains ingredients including Curcumin and Helianthus.

Eczema

Created to support the recovery of dry, irritated skin caused by eczema, Dermasidol has a unique formula that protects skin against substances which can cause further irritation and make the symptoms of this condition worse. The oatmeal hydrates and relieves the skin, and  the cream forms a protective layer that helps to keep bacteria away from damaged skin. Its ingredients also include CBD, hemp seed oil and Simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Skin psoriasis

Another Class I Medical Device featuring colloidal oatmeal, Dermafortis is designed to be applied to itchy and irritated skin. It forms a physical barrier on damaged skin, helping to keep it hydrated and blocking attacks from a range of harmful external factors. As well as colloidal oatmeal and CBD, it contains hemp seed oil, Helianthus annuus seed oil and a variety of other expertly chosen ingredients.

Try Truverra’s optimal formulas and experience the benefits for yourself!