CBG Is The New Ingredient You'll Want To Add To Your Skincare Routine

Skin care is tricky. Those of us with volatile skin can find it frustrating experimenting with so many different products and chemicals to get the exact concoction that will leave our skin simultaneously moisturized and blemish-free. Throughout the years, there have been many products arriving on the scene that claim to do the trick, but many of them will work for one person and not another.


Perhaps no product has been met with more joy than CBD. We've all heard about the amazing benefits we can gain from implementing CBD in our skincare routine. Whether you use CBD creams, drops, or gel tablets, consumers notice a decrease in redness, itchiness, and dryness (via Everyday Health). A similar product to CBD has just emerged onto the skin care scene, and it may be worth adding. If there is a product that can simultaneously help our skin and our mind, we need to know about it.

What is CBG?

Much like CBD or canabidiol, CBG or cannabigerol is a cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant that is arriving in the medical and beauty world, bringing positive changes to how we look and feel. Just like CBD, CBG does not contain THC or the component of hemp that produces a high from a cannabis plant. Found in young plants, CBG is a bit more difficult to extract than CBD and THC, making it a little more expensive to purchase (via Medical News Today). However, those who are implementing it into their beauty routines are finding the benefits may be worth the price.


The demand for CBG has skyrocketed because of how it benefits those who use it. It acts as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory product. Because it lessens inflammation naturally, it can be used daily for those who want to correct issues that arise on their skin.

It helps to moisturize dry skin

No matter the time of year, it seems we are always fighting dry skin. Whether it be our face, our hands, or any other place on our bodies, dry skin can be uncomfortable and at times painful. One of the ways that CBG benefits its users is by hydrating skin. A 2022 study on CBG found it to be a safe alternative to CBD, benefitting those who tried it tremendously. Participants experienced skin that felt less irritated and more hydrated. In 2016, researchers found that it reduces water loss as well as the itchiness that can come with dry skin.


CBG isn't just beneficial for the skin on our faces, it can also help hydrate other exposed skin as well. We put so many chemicals on our hands that dehydrate them, including hand soap and sanitizer (via Yahoo Finance). CBG products can replenish us, and help to hydrate these parts of our body permanently.

It prevents and treats acne

As we age, it becomes very clear that our acne days are not left in our teens. In fact, over 25% of women in their 40s still suffer from acne (via Yale Medicine). 

Acne is so difficult to treat because certain products can create more problems with irritating and dehydrating our skin. It can be expensive and time-consuming to experiment with all the products available to purchase. This is where CBG is really great. CBG benefits your skin because it's not only anti-inflammatory, but it is also antibacterial. According to High Beauty, "It penetrates to the basal and subcutaneous layers where it helps calm inflammation, reduces blemishes, purifies pores, balances sebum (oil) production, and assists with cellular turnover." 


CBG not only hydrates, but it works to balance your skin, improving its softness and making it blemish-free. CBG works well with the natural oils of our skin. It is a gentle way to keep our skin glowing.

CBG helps skin look firmer and smoother

Although it is impressive that CBG out performs CBD in how it hydrates our skin and clears blemishes caused by irritation, perhaps one of the most essential benefits that CBG offers our skin is how it boosts our skin's barrier function (via Practical Dermatology). CBG may be the secret to helping our skin cosmetically as well as medically. It is well known that we can decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing our collagen levels. Applied topically, CBG firms our skin by promoting the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein in the human body found in bones, skin, tendons, and muscles. Increasing collagen production benefits the skin by making it smoother and firmer (via Medical News Today). It is true that CBG tends to be more expensive than CBD, it is definitely a cheaper option to surgery or injections that many turn to in order to improve skin firmness.


How to take CBG

There are so many benefits to taking CBG for our mind and body. It is a mood and beauty booster that works incredibly well without the effects of THC. So, many are interested in how to best take their CBG. Area 52 explains that in order to feel the effects of CBG quicker, consider taking it in oil form and applying a few drops under your tongue daily. Allow the oil to absorb before swallowing for best results. In addition, consider adding drops to your food or beverages. This option of ingestion still works, but it is not as potent as dropping under the tongue. Finally, the most effective approach for skin improvement is to apply it topically in a lotion form.


When it comes to the dosage people should take of their CBG, it all depends on the person. Start small and work your way up to an appropriate dosage to avoid some of the side effects that can come from taking too much. A half of a dropper of oil is a good starting point. If you do experience dizziness, dry mouth, or an upset stomach, scale back your dosage to something smaller, says Neurogan. CBG may just be the best new and natural ingredient to add to your skincare routine.