Cannabinoids Cosmetic Applications
Thanks to CBD, cannabis is losing its “stoner” image and gaining a new one as a luxury beauty and wellness product. Relaxing laws around marijuana and growing enthusiasm over the science of CBD have legitimized what many people have long suspected: this stuff is good for you.
CBD is making its presence felt on the cosmetics scene in 2020—but what exactly is it? CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it is one of the dozens of cannabinoid compounds extracted from the cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is one of the most widely-known cannabinoids, the other being THC. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana (the sensation of getting “high”)—CBD does not share these effects.
In case you haven’t noticed, CBD is popping up everywhere. Before legalization, most consumers weren’t aware of its beneficial properties. This amazing little compound features some impressive health advantages, including anti-inflammatory properties, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E.
Topical CBD products are lauded mainly for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) abilities. Scientists are still discovering additional benefits, such as uses for treating dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis that make CBD suitable for a wide range of lotions, creams, and serums. People with inflammation-related woes, such as acne, who want to avoid harsh prescription treatments are turning to CBD in growing numbers.
What’s next in the exciting world of cannabeauty? Scientists are beginning to dig deeper into terpenes—the essential oils of marijuana. Terpenes may enhance CBD’s medicinal effects by working synergistically with CBD and other compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Although some terpenes smell great on their own (such as citrusy limonene or holiday-smelling pinene), most have a rather unpleasant odor. However, their ability to open pain receptors and make other cannabinoids more effective is a perk that can’t be overlooked, so we expect to see many perfumists working to give CBD products aromatherapy-worthy scents using natural fragrance ingredients such as citrus, florals, and musk.
From body lotion and face cream to lip balm and under-eye serum, and from bath bombs and massage oils to soap and makeup, CBD is popping up in virtually every cosmetic on the market. Now is the perfect time to experiment with formulations and fragrances around the miracle compound that is CBD.
At Advanced Biotech, our hemp extracts, natural flavor and fragrance ingredients can help you to create unique and appealing scents for a wide range of CBD cosmetics.