CBD Cosmetic Applications
With the prohibition of marijuana relaxing across the country, companies in the personal care sector are looking to leverage products based on cannabis, thought to have a largely untapped range of benefits. In the US, a handful of states have legalized recreational cannabis, many more have given the go-ahead for medical marijuana, and still others are expected to make more concessions in the coming months and years. That means that there are now more opportunities than ever before to harness the power of cannabis in products in the personal care and cosmetics industries.
One of the compounds in the hemp plant that has been gaining massive amounts of attention in the past couple of years is CBD (not to be confused with THC, the psychoactive compounds responsible for the “high” people experience from marijuana). CBD is not psychoactive and does not produce an altered mental state. However, many experts and laypeople alike believe that CBD has powerful health benefits, including anxiety relief, pain relief, and healthier skin with fewer problems such as acne and irritation.
It’s these skin-related benefits that have cosmetics manufacturers taking note. CBD is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help treat skin concerns such as dryness, inflammation, and free radical damage. CBD may also be able to help reduce sebum production in the skin and help improve the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. While research is limited and ongoing, it does appear that CBD and hemp extracts are safe to use topically and that doing so may offer significant benefits.
To that end, many CBD-infused products are arriving on the market, from full-spectrum products that contain traces of THC to products containing CBD isolate, the purest form of CBD. CBD is a natural, healthy ingredient for skincare and cosmetic products as it won’t clog pores and is full of antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin.
Some of the most popular skincare CBD formulations include oils, balms, repair serums, lotions, facial cleansers, soaps, sleeping masks, and lip balms. The most successful products feature a naturally lightweight and silky texture, a smooth after-feel, and subtle, pleasing scents. Consumers looking for heavy-duty hydration and safe, natural ingredients are turning to CBD products in huge numbers.
If you are a skincare or cosmetic manufacturer or supplier and want to provide your customers with the latest in functional technology in your products, CBD is the way to go. These formulations are believed to nourish the skin, reduce redness and inflammation, and generally help users look and feel refreshed and youthful. As an added benefit, CBD is also believed to reduce anxiety and depression, so many consumers are seeking out products that pull double duty: making them feel better physically and psychologically at the same time.
All of these benefits and many others mean that now is the time for makeup and skincare brands to explore the world of CBD and all it can do for their customers and their bottom lines. At Advanced Biotech, we have several hemp extracts in development. We aim to provide our valued customers with the natural flavor and fragrance ingredients they need to keep their own customers supplied with high-quality cosmetics that align with the latest trends.