CBD in Cosmetics
Even though marijuana is still illegal in most parts of the world, products based on cannabis, thought to have a largely untapped range of benefits, are being leveraged a lot by companies in the personal care sector. In the US, many states made recreational cannabis legal, many more have given the green light when it comes to using medical marijuana, and still it’s expected for many others to make more concessions in the coming months and years. This means that now there are way more opportunities than ever before to harness the benefits of the power of cannabis (conclusively hemp) in products in the personal care and cosmetics industries.
A compounds which is present in larger quantities in the hemp plant that has been gaining massive amounts of attention in the past couple of years is Cannabidiol or otherwise known as CBD (not to be confused with THC, which is the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” feeling that people experience that is typically associated with marijuana). CBD doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties and it also does not produce an altered mental state. However, many experts, researchers and people that use it believe that CBD has a wide range of powerful health benefits, which include relief from anxiety, relief from pain, and a healthier skin with fewer problems such as acne and irritation.
Cosmetics manufacturers are taking notes when it comes to these powerful benefits for one’s skin. CBD is known to have great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to treat skin problems and issues such as dryness, inflammation, and free radical damage. Sebum production in the skin can also be reduced by using CBD and it can also help improve the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. While there is still ongoing and considerably limited research, CBD and hemp extracts appear to be safe to use topically and doing so is believed to offer many significant benefits.
When taking this into consideration, the number of CBD-infused products arriving on the market is increasing rapidly day by day, from full-spectrum products that contain traces of THC to products containing CBD isolate, which is the purest form of CBD. CBD is a natural, healthy ingredient to use in skincare and cosmetic products as it won’t clog pores and it is full of antioxidants that rejuvenate and soothe the skin.
Some of the most popular skincare formulations that include CBD are oils, balms, repair serums, lotions, facial cleansers, soaps, sleeping masks, and lip balms. The products which are the most successful possess a naturally lightweight and silky texture, a smooth after-feel, and subtle, pleasing scents. Consumers who are looking for products that are moisturizers and products that include safe, natural ingredients are turning to CBD products in very large numbers.
CBD is the way to go, if you are a skincare formulator, cosmetic manufacturer or supplier and want to provide your customers with the latest in functional technology in your products. It is believed that formulations that include CBD nourish the skin, reduce redness and inflammation, and generally help users to also look and feel refreshed and young. As an additional benefit to this, CBD is also believed to help in reducing anxiety and depression, so many consumers are searching out for these products in order to kill two birds with one stone: making them feel better physically and psychologically at the same time.
The fact that CBD has been proven to have all of these benefits and many others means that now is the time for makeup and skincare brands to start exploring the world of CBD and all the positive things it can do for their customers and their bottom lines. At Green Passion, we are currently developing several hemp extracts which can be used as ingredients for your skincare formulations. Our main focus and aim is to provide our valued customers with the highest quality CBD products which they can also use to formulate a wide range of skincare products.