Cannabis in Cosmetics: Application, Benefits and Popular Products
Research works of the beneficial properties of cannabinoids are stimulating a widespread global interest in this product. And the beauty industry is no exception. Today, many cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies add hemp extracts to their products and even launch entire product lines based on this component. Why did it attract cosmetics manufacturers and what products are already available for sale? Find out more from the article.
In countries where cannabis is legalized completely or partially, research centers are actively exploring the possibility of its use in various fields: medicine, food industry, production of building materials, cosmetology, etc.
In Ukraine, the prospects for legalization are still only a subject of discussion. However, at the end of 2020, a bill was registered in the Verkhovna Rada, stipulating the nuances of regulating the circulation of hemp for medical purposes, scientific and technical activities and industry.
According to the results of experiments, scientists have found that the main active components of the plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have a number of beneficial properties. For example, they have an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, calming effect, and also normalize sleep, increase appetite, reduce eye pressure, relax muscles during spasms and improve mood during stress and depression.
Moreover, all these effects are achieved with a low dosage of THC (it affects mental health and causes addiction) – up to 3% and high CBD – from 7-15% (this substance is harmless and not addictive). If this proportion of the main substances is met, cannabis is called medical. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma, stomach and intestinal diseases, reducing painful sensations in cancer therapy.
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Cannabis in cosmetology
Cannabis can also be beneficial for human skin. Cannabidiol helps to reduce the inflammatory processes of the epidermis: from a simple mosquito bite to acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema.
The seed oil of this plant is especially valued among cosmetics manufacturers. It is dry, quickly absorbed, has antioxidants like omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, protects the hydrolipid layer of the skin, moisturizes and regenerates it.
The existing organic trend in the beauty industry is also fueling increased interest in the properties of cannabis. Today, hemp cosmetics are produced by such well-known brands as Kiehl's, Myaderm, Hemp Care, Malin + Goetz, Milk Makeup, Foria, Australian Gold, Le Couvent des Minimes and others.
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CBD Blemish Cream for acne by Myaderm
This cream helps to fight acne diseases by regulating sebum production and having an anti-inflammatory effect. CBD contained in the composition softens and moisturizes the skin.
Dry body oil from Hemp Care
The Italian brand Hemp Care is notable for using hemp oil in all its products. This can be seen in the name of the brand. Its product does not leave a greasy feeling and is absorbed very quickly, making the skin silky and elastic.
Kiehl's face serum
This product has cannabis seed oil as the main element – its content in the whey reaches 60%. In combination with green oregano oil, the product reduces facial redness and strengthens the hydrolipid layer. Suitable for all skin types and does not cause acne or rashes.
Shampoo by Hempz
American grower Hempz has also built its brand around the hemp plant. Its product line includes cannabinoid-based body and hair care products. The shampoo has a notable pleasant scent, restores and maintains hair health and is also completely vegan.
Bath bombs from Kush Queen
The fact that brand uses cannabis in manufacturing of products is indicated even by the word Kush, meaning a certain type of cannabis. The company offers a wide range of bath bombs that have a relaxing and calming effect. Manufacturer guarantees zero THC and various pesticides in the content.
After sun lotion by Australian Gold
Australian Gold products are manufactured in the USA. This lotion is rich in hemp seed oil, which prevents skin aging from prolonged sun exposure. Also, the product perfectly nourishes the epidermis, maintaining the necessary moisture balance.
Basics Suppositories by Foria
For women with severe menstrual pain, Foria brand has developed special cannabidiol vaginal suppositories. They help reduce pain, relax muscles and relieve spasms. The product is environmentally friendly and has passed independent laboratory checks.
Learn more about the potential of medical cannabis use on May 13 at Medical Cannabis Kyiv Conference.