It’s the buzzword in beauty, but what is cannabis skincare and does it work? We discover the products using the ingredient and whether it’s worth the investment.
What is cannabis skincare, and what ingredients are there?
In short, it isn’t what you think. Cannabis skincare contains many anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can be perfect for people with psoriasis, eczema and allergic dermatitis, as well as helping to reduce redness and wrinkles.
A far cry from whatever stereotypes you may think, it harnesses the incredible anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short. As you may be aware, THC can have varying effects when smoked, however at the legal concentration of 0.3% of below, it can be extremely beneficial to skin.
Secondly, cannabidiol (CBD) is an oil that is non-comedogenic (perfect for those whose pore are a main concern), is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Why is everyone talking about cannabis beauty products right now?
Although companies like the Body Shop have been selling their Hemp range for years, Cannabis skincare is hitting the headlines this year due to the Brightfield Group’s research. They’ve looked into the market and seen the market for CBD reach $170 million in 2017 and they’re projecting the trend to get bigger: $1 billion within the next three years.
Along with other strings of wellness, consumers are looking to natural ingredients.
What cannabis skincare products are available?
While the ingredients are still in their infancy, we full expect companies’ ranges to expand over time, but you can shop our current range below.