CBD is like a unicorn stemming from the magical plant we call Cannabis. It’s literally present in almost every industry you can think of and somehow always trending. It serves so many purposes yet there is still so much we don’t know. Every article that discusses CBD talks about the healing properties usually related to inflammation, injuries and/or chronic pain. Those things are obviously awesome but there’s other sectors that CBD is working to; the beauty industry being one of them. How many times have you seen “plant-based” as a key selling feature of a skin-care product? Well, there’s a reason for that!
The beauty industry is one of the largest in the world; in 2019 the beauty industry made $532 BILLION dollars in the United States. Beauty is made up of a variety of micro-industries like skincare, make-up, candles, soaps etc. The business of beauty, specifically skincare, is innovative and have always trended ahead of other industries because having resources allows companies to do endless years of research and testing.
CBD used in skincare products has been on the rise and although not legal in every country, research and development has been working tirelessly to release product lines. The first successful product lines receiving government approval will be extremely lucrative. “It is also important to know that CBD oil is not the same thing as hemp seed oil, which is another great ingredient for skin. The two are often marketed interchangeably, but CBD oil is richly concentrated in cannabidiol, whereas hemp seed oil only contains trace amounts of cannabidiol, if any.” Of course, one must take the information from this article and understand that the beauty industry is still in the research and development phase of CBD-infused products and one must conduct their own research and read labels to ensure that the products they are using contain “cannabidiol” which is CBD.
“According to a recent Market Watch report, the global CBD cosmetics market is estimated to be valued at over $580 million, with North America leading the way. And it’s expected to hit $1.7 billion by 2025, predicts Grand View Research. Safe to say, the CBD trend isn’t going to die down anytime soon.”
Influencers are all out there testing and promoting CBD-infused beauty products like oil serums, moisturizers, cleansers, soaps, eye cream, face masks, and lip balms, the benefits of CBD in skincare products are quite remarkable. These include:
Acne is inflammation of the skin due to overproduction of oil. CBD is said to reduce inflammation and limit the number of breakouts by decreasing the production of oils. It has been tested to show that it also has a calming effect on the skin.
CBD oil has antioxidants and topical use has shown to diminish visible signs of aging. Many companies are creating anti-aging creams with CBD because they help with dullness and diminish wrinkles.
Reduced Skin Irritation
Skin irritations can be caused by many factors changing the balance of the skin. Many researchers have found anti-inflammatory healing properties that directly correlates skin relief to CBD. CBD can help individuals who suffer from eczema and psoriasis.
Helps Sensitive Skin
CBD has been shown to have calming properties that gently comfort the skin to help with skin irritations and sensitivities. It reduces itching, redness and helps with environmental factors that can affect skin.
The healing properties of CBD is endless and can be seen as a superpower helping to fight many types of ailments. Combine your passion for the healing properties of CBD with the desire to take care of your skin!