When cannabis products were first talked about within the beauty industry, many – professionals and consumers alike – had their doubts. Why is this necessary, is it worth experimenting with an ingredient that has been little studied, and even not in all countries is allowed, when there are many workhorses like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and the same hemp oil. However, recent statistics have shown that sales of cosmetics with the newfangled CBD ingredient have increased by as much as 99% in 2019. It seems that this trend is seriously capturing the market and is not going to slow down.
Two types of cannabinoids are commonly used for the production of cosmetics: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). It is believed that THC calms the skin (but it is also responsible for the narcotic effect, so it is not more than 3% in cosmetics).
By the way, a certain type of cannabinoid that predominates in cannabis, which is contained in medical marijuana, gets into cosmetics – cannabidiol. It is made from the stem and leaves of the plant, so it has no psychotropic effect. CBD alone is not believed to be as effective as a combination of compounds. Cannabidiol contains many useful vitamins, trace elements that lower cholesterol, help lose weight, make the skin healthy and moisturized, restore the skin’s hydrolipid balance, and strengthen nails and hair.