High street retailers and chain stores are fast stocking with high in demand beauty products containing the beneficial cannabis compound CannaBiDiol, or more commonly known as CBD. Not just part of a hippies beauty regime, hemp-based CBD products are fast becoming the craze amongst modern consumers young and old.
“We have seen a high level of interest in cannabis beauty from retailers over the past month based on our store checks and incremental launches. We expect further retailer developments in the coming months,” says Erinn Murphy, Piper Jaffray’s senior research analyst.” Reported by CNBC
The Body Shop was the first shop to launch a range of beauty products based on hemp CBD and the product range included hand balms, lip balms, hemp soaps and moisturizers. Since 1997 The Body Shop has developed its hemp-based beauty and other companies such as Sephora, Barneys have also followed suit in recent years. Many companies believe the CBD beauty trend is here to stay and going even more mainstream as more people become aware of the CBD benefits.
“Analysts at Piper Jaffray are seeing further growth in this “beauty and the bong” industry, which will boost the overall CBD market that could potentially be worth $50 billion to $100 billion.”
Reported by CNBC
With Canada fully legalized cannabis in all of its territories and provinces since last year and America closely following their developments the expected value and growth of the cannabis industry is pegged to over $100 billion. The cannabis industry is getting a lot more sophisticated and one thing for certain is the beauty industry is not going to miss out on this new trend. For instance, the 2019 Oscars hosted in Los Angeles just a couple nights ago, 25th February 2019, guests were gifted with a hemp facial moisturizer and hemp beauty manufactured by High Beauty. ( Picture Attached )
“Today, the hemp range is one of The Body Shop’s most profitable, with a tube
of Hemp Hard-Working Hand Protector being sold every nine seconds worldwide.” – Canadian Living
Hemp Seed Oil vs Hemp CBD
There are two major varieties of hemp products that are being sold currently. Hemp seed oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the cannabis sativa’s seeds. The process usually involves cold pressing the seeds to extract the oil that is rich in vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids and oxidants. You may want to compare the oil that is similar to coconut, avocado or olive oil, however, it has a lot more nutrition. The hemp seed oil is used like others in combination with our products to make beauty products or used for cooking. The Body Shop is an example of a company using this type of hemp oil in their beauty products.
CBD oil is a little bit different. The cannabinoids are located almost throughout the plant, except it is not found in the seeds. CBD is found in high concentrations in the flower of the hemp plant and processors usually use this portion of the plant to extract concentrations or isolates of CBD. Many manufacturers of today are using a base oil, cream or medium to infuse the CBD isolates and possibly other compounds such as aromatic essential oils and/or terpenes.
The benefits of CBD Topicals
The many benefits of CBD are being backed by research today and many are reporting very positive results. The skin is the largest organ in the body and functions within the endocannabinoid system
( ECS ) just the brain and the rest of the immune and central nervous which makes up our ECS. Our ECS is responsible for bodily functions such as memory, mood, movement and even your appetite to name a few functions but the ECS also maintains your skin, bone, and joint vitality.
There is a long list of benefits when using CBD to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema and even diseases like arthritis that inflames the joints leaving the patient in pain. CBD has excellent analgesic properties and excellent for pain management and inflammation. When used as a topical CBD is quickly absorbed through the pores and works directly with your ECS found in the skin. This is how the therapeutic effects of the compound are experienced.
CBD oil benefits the skin because:
– it is easily absorbed.
– does not leave an oily residue.
– has therapeutic and medicinal properties. – an excellent anti-oxidant.
– leaves the skin rejuvenated and fresh.
CBD beauty products don’t just come as topicals but can also be used for your diet in the form of a CBD oil or capsule. Topical products may be in the form of balms, salves and creams and you will see consumer products that are easily available such as moisturizers and lip balms. Topical CBD products are very easy to use and they continue to be a lot more widely available to consumers.
“Today, the hemp range is one of The Body Shop’s most profitable, with a tube of Hemp Hard-Working Hand Protector being sold every nine seconds worldwide. During wintertime, it’s the brand’s bestselling product in Canada.”
Why so popular? Because it works, says Hirsch. Hemp oil is rich in essential fatty acids, like omegas. “Your skin produces sebum and natural moisturizing factors, and hemp has that perfect balance of omega-3, -6 and -9,” says Hirsch. She likens hemp oil’s structure to your own sebum. “It enhances your skin’s barrier function, which means you’ll retain more moisture and your skin will be able to do its job in protecting you.”
-Jennifer Hirsch, renowned botanist and consultant for The Body Shop
How does CBD interact with the skin
Cannabinoids act both as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agent for the skin. CBD dampens and regulates the body’s immune response which are desirable conditions for an overactive immune system. Topicals applied will take 20 minutes to 40 minutes to absorb the effects of the cannabinoid oil leaving your skin feeling refreshed, invigorated and rejuvenated.
Hemp oil-based beauty products are perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. Added CBD helps regulate the skins natural oil production and even out oily spots while providing your skin nourishment and anti-oxidants.
CBD and Ageing
Detoriation of health and slowing down of the bodies natural metabolisms is a natural process of ageing. Many elderly people turn to pharmaceutical drugs to slow down this process, some with sometimes severe side-effects. Many seniors are turning to CBD as it is non-psychoactive and does not have any potentially fatal side effects, but possibly make you feel dizzy and sleepy with a dry mouth at worst. A 2016 study on animals completed at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, reported that transdermal CBD gel relieved symptoms of inflammation and joint pain. And this helps us understand why CBD is so practical for diseases and conditions related to ageing.
CBD and Acne
Due to the excellent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD acne is no match for the therapeutic power of it. A study conducted in 2014 by researchers reports that the cannabinoid does have merit and definitely reduces oil production of the skin when required.
“Collectively, our findings suggest that, due to the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative, and anti- inflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.”
2014 Study CBD for eczema
“A pill of cannabis indica at bedtime has at my hands sometimes afforded relief to the intolerable itching of eczema.”
– Dr Henry Granger Piffard Founder of American dermatology ( 1842 -1910 )
“It has long been observed that cannabinoids possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti- itch qualities, but not until recently has high-quality research been published to understand the physiological effects underlying these anecdotal reports.”
National Eczema Association
CBD for psoriasis
A 2010 review of studies confirms the potential of CBD in the treatment of psoriasis which causes inflammation and premature maturation of skin cells. The binding of CBD with our CB2 receptors located in our ECS helps regulate a biochemical reaction on our immune systems signalling network.
CBD for Healthy Bones
Scientists agree that cannabinoids are an excellent supplement for healthy bone development and the process of healing fractured bones.
“The most recent study to date was released in the European Journal of Pharmacology in August 2017. Scientists investigated the therapeutic effects of CBD on a sublesional bone loss in a rat model with spinal cord injury. It was shown that CBD enhanced bone volume, trabecular thickness, trabecular number, and reduced trabecular separation in proximal tibiae.”
Best way to use CBD for your health and wellness.
Adding CBD to your daily beauty regime is easy because of the abundance of products made available to us. Use a CBD body butter to lather your skin leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed.
Whether you choose a hemp night moisturizer or a hemp face protector, either way, you will be getting the benefits of CBD reconnecting and regulating your body functions until you reach a healthier balance.
Report CNBC – https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/20/cannabis-beauty-is-becoming-a-real-category- as-sephora-others-promote-cbd-infused-products.html
Jennifer Hirsch and Canadian Living – https://www.canadianliving.com/style/beauty/article/the- body-shop-celebrates-10-years-of-hemp-beauty
2014 Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25061872
2010 Review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005548/
2017 study: CBD for Acne – http://www.beyondthc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CBD-for-Acne.pdf
National Eczema Association: – https://nationaleczema.org/can-marijuana-help/