The rise of CBD has given birth to other product categories under the market segment, including skincare.
Cannabidiol, or more popularly known as CBD, took the world by storm when it was discovered that the “miraculous” compound exhibits a multitude of health and therapeutic benefits.
Commonly extracted from industrial hemp (a close cousin of the marijuana plant), CBD’s popularity is due to its supposed anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, among other benefits. Thanks to it being an extract, it can be easily mixed and made into other products, prompting a new industry that has something for everyone.
Nowadays, kids-at-heart can have their own fun with CBD gummies while others can enjoy a shot of CBD juice for a quick energy fix. Athletes can use CBD oil to help relieve muscle pain. Some people are even using it to help relieve anxiety and get a good night’s sleep.
It’s a burgeoning industry that, according to Forbes, is projected to grow to at least $22 billion by the year 2022, and various sectors are benefiting from it. That estimate may continue to grow as there is an emerging demand for a new kind of CBD line, the skincare products.
CBD in skincare
CBD is the in-demand natural remedy at the moment. Unsurprisingly, it’s also being currently hailed as the newest go-to for skin care, especially for acne, eczema, and rosacea. It’s not uncommon either: walk into any skin care shop or boutique in California, and you’ll find a plethora of CBD-infused skin care products stacked by the dozen.
Different brands abound, but they all have two claims in common: they are made from all-natural CBD, and they promise clear, beautiful skin.
But do they really really work? And is there any legitimate scientific evidence to back any of this?
“There’s a lot of buzz around CBD in skincare and a plethora of new products entering the market at the moment. The reason for excitement is that cannabidiol has anti-inflammatory properties and some believe that this is helpful in treating skin concerns such as eczema, psoriasis, dryness, and acne,” explained Dr. Ross Perry, owner of Cosmedics, which is a skin clinic chain.
Dr. Perry also added that back in 2014, a study “showed promising results for CBD in treating acne by regulating the production of sebum, which is excessive oiliness.” Seeing as to how excessive oiliness, paired with inflammation, is the perfect recipe for breakouts, then it’s safe to say that CBD products might be worthy to try.
He advises, however, that while trying out CBD skincare products are worth a shot for those suffering from acne, proper dermatological care should be given to more severe conditions.
So while CBD shines as a promising treatment that may let you say goodbye to acne breakouts, professional treatment should still not be overlooked.