Cannabis is the latest gold rush in the USA, with recent legalization and decriminalization in many states that allow medical marijuana patients to buy MMJ at dispensaries.
In some states, its recreational use has also been allowed. With these latest developments, cannabis is becoming the focus of billions of investment.
Now, it is not only the scientific community but also businesses that have taken interest in the versatile plant.
Even the beauty industry is set to explore, develop and launch more cannabis-infused skincare products.
How does it work?
Next year (2019) is predicted to be the year of going beyond beauty boundaries with the emergence and popularity of body-part specific skin care and beauty products, including facial masks for the décolletage and serum with the hottest ingredient trend – cannabis.
The main ingredient is cannabidiol (CBD), the compound in cannabis that does not have intoxicating and psychoactive effects, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive component of the plant.
The hemp plant derived CBD, which is capturing the attention of a wellness group and women, offers plenty of anti-aging and skin benefits but without the high.
It is the latest trend in the beauty scene due to its skin-saving properties.
According to a recent review of previous studies, CBD may help in treating eczema, acne, itch and psoriasis. The reason is that has soothing effects when applied topically for its the antioxidants and fatty acids found in the hemp seed oil.
Studies have also pointed out that CBD can stimulate lipid production, aiding in treating and controlling skin conditions, especially when applied topically.
It works by stimulating one’s endocannabinoid system, neutralizing harmful free radicals that collect in the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. With regular use of CBD-infused creams and lotions, you can achieve supple, healthy and UV-protected skin.
Also, the consumers’ growing demand for CBD-infused cosmetics paves the way for many skincare product manufacturers to explore and develop ‘cosmetics that can collaborate with the body’ and offer it with plenty of benefits including relieving symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, acne and dermatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
How to get it?
With the latest regulations, expect more CBD-infused beauty products in your favorite beauty stores.
Right now, cannabidiol is available for purchase in 50 states, provided the product is from industrial hemp.
And depending on where you’re living, you may have access to high-quality CBD-infused beauty products.
In some states where recreational use is allowed, certain brands even manufacture and sold creams, lotions, serums and CBD topical ointments containing higher CBD concentrations.
So where marijuana is legal, products that are more potent become a top choice for many consumers especially among patients with a medical marijuana card suffering from a skin condition like psoriasis.
Soon enough, you will be seeing more CBD-infused skincare products that can also control redness and flaking linked with different skin conditions.
Before shopping for CBD beauty products, you must do your homework, be cautious and pick reputable brands.
One way is to read the label of the product. You might want to skip creams with cannabidiol listed as the last ingredient, as it might be indicating there is barely
Can it be a trend in 2019?
Even if hemp-based skincare products were launched on the market two decades ago by The Body Shop, more brands are looking to the versatile plant specifically its CBD content that can help bring in higher hydration concentrations to their product.
Now, the question – can it be the next hottest skincare trend?
With the latest developments favoring hemp-based products and legalizations of cannabis in many states, there is no doubt that cannabis beauty products might thrive in the beauty scene.
More brands are also exploring on and developing beauty products infused with CBD oil. Some CBD skincare products worth trying include a body lotion that can soothe tired and aching muscles and joints.
Another is a day cream that combines other ingredients, such as peptide and hyaluronic acid that can hydrate and protect parched skin. There are also products infused with CBD to treat chapped lips.
CBD can be the latest beauty trend for its promising skin-saving properties and benefits. More medical marijuana patients can now access potent brands to treat their skin conditions, too.
Celebrities, like Gwyneth Paltrow, also highlights the benefits of cannabis and is an avid fan of the herb.
Beauty companies have also started product research and development for more CBD-infused skincare lines.