Let’s talk about CBD in cosmetics and its magical properties for facial and body beauty
According to some accounts, the sails and ropes of Columbus’ Caravels were made of hemp fibre, just like the paper on which the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America was signed. The merit of hemp, however, is not only that it has been present at some of the most important events in human history, but also that it is rich in cannabinoids such as CBD, an active ingredient with no psychoactive effects, but highly narcotic in terms of skin benefits. Compared to sativa cannabis, in fact, CBD has a very low THC content, which it compensates, however, with anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and emollient properties. No surprise, therefore, that CBD-Beauty is now a growing phenomenon worldwide, which could reach a value of $3.09 billion by 2024. The future of beauty? Perhaps. Certainly, it is an ingredient that needs to be known down to the last detail.
All the ways CBD is good for the skin
The beneficial properties of CBD for the skin cannot be counted. Indeed, this active ingredient has a powerful anti-inflammatory action, which is very useful for soothing the skin and calming it down even in cases of irritation. A characteristic that makes CBD as suitable for facial care as for body care, especially in the case of pimples and stress acne. CBD-based creams also prove to be very useful because of their moisturising and nourishing properties. Thanks to the high content of Omega 3 and 6, CBD stimulates the skin’s healing processes and boosts its natural defences. In addition to leaving it pleasantly smooth and plumped up.
CBD for body care: all the benefits
CBD really knows how to take care of the body’s skin and keep it healthy. In particular, this precious ingredient is used to create emollient balms with very high moisturising power. Thanks to the presence of fatty acids and Omega 3, CBD is ideally combined with ingredients such as cocoa and shea butter or coconut oil. The result is a cocktail with a very high nourishing and, at the same time, soothing and calming power. In fact, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil, which can take care of irritations just like tea tree, are well known.
CBD properties for the face
On the face, CBD really proves to be a valuable ally in cases of acne or psoriasis. Its ability to fortify the skin barrier and soothe irritation is particularly useful for oily skin because it helps regulate excess sebum. CBD oil is also rich in Vitamin E, Omega 3 and 6, all excellent allies in defeating wrinkles. This active is also ideal against dry skin thanks to the presence of Vitamins B1 and B2, which keep the skin soft and protect the face, keeping it nourished, supple and firm. What do you say, will you give this particular ingredient a chance?
Are hemp-derived cosmetics really the new beauty elixir?
What evidence is there in their favour? Of course the components used in cosmetics are free of Thc, the tetrahydrocannabinol with psychotropic action, and one should not confuse the meaning of terms such as marijuana, hemp and CBD or cannabinoid.
At the last Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SICC) congress held in New York, a review was presented on the constituents of topically applied cannabis: it contains around a hundred cannabinoids and over 400 other constituents including flavonoids such as anthocyanins, terpenes and sterols, which are in fact classified as phytocannabinoids (Thc-free).
The efficacy of phytocannabinoids in cosmetics demonstrates good moisturising, skin barrier protection and wound healing, antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. ‘However, efficacy depends on the vehicle used, the purity of the extract and its concentration,’ concluded the experts meeting in New York.