CBD has gained a lot of attention over the years as legislation and laws have evolved in various places around the world. Previously stigmatized as a byproduct of Cannabis, CBD is being studied extensively to discover potential health benefits for a myriad of ailments. One of the newest areas of focus has been CBD in skin care. When CBD is used as a topical it provides skin conditioning and protecting properties. Also rich in antioxidants and is anti-sebum, making it a favourite ingredient in skin care products. As the CBD market is expected to grow to over $20 billion (USD) IN 2024, we’ll tell you about a few new innovative ideas in the skin care industry, specifically cosmetics, that may pique your interest for uses of CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid, or chemical compound, that can be found in the Cannabis plant. It is one of two prevalent compounds, the other being THC. CBD can be used for both recreational and medicinal purposes. It is generally extracted from the hemp plant, which is also a member of the Cannabis family, but it differs because it has little to no THC. For those who don’t know, THC is the compound that causes feelings of inebriation upon use. CBD on the other hand, doesn’t have this same neurological effect. CBD comes in many different forms such as capsules, oils, tinctures, sprays, gummies, vape juices, patches, and much more.
Does CBD Make You High?
As mentioned, CBD doesn’t have any addictive substances and it doesn’t cause you to feel “high” after you use it. It is even said to possibly offset or dampen the effects of THC if the two are used together. Able to be tolerated in very high doses, research has not shown any adverse effects to CBD such as dependency or intoxication after consumption.
Does CBD Help With Dry Skin?
Within the beauty industry, you can now find CBD cosmetics products such as bath bombs, body butters, cologne, perfume, facial cream, lipsticks and lipglosses, H Drop, and a variety of other products as well. Research has demonstrated a few potential benefits of how CBD infused beauty items can be used.
Potential Properties of CBD in skincare/cosmetics:
- Conditions the skin
- Protects skin
- Anti- Sebum