In recent years, evidence supporting the beneficial properties of CBD oils for wellness and skincare has mounted. Backed-up by new scientific findings. CBD oils are now rising to fame as a star ingredient preferred by forward-thinking cosmetics and skincare brands worldwide.
Moreover, customers themselves are showing increased interest in CBD oils, as past years trends suggest. Given this momentum, 2021 has all the prerequisites needed to take CBD oils from a niche ingredient to a mainstream, beloved-by-all product category.
Fraîcheur Paris explored the benefits that CBD oils can have in skincare routines and the claims that support them.
CBD oils, a safe ingredient in skin care products and beyond
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main compounds found in hemp and cannabis plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the other main element found in cannabis — CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't cause the so-called "high" state.
After numerous studies, the World Health Organization concluded that CBD is generally safe to use and doesn't lead to addictive behaviour patterns, unlike its counterpart, THC.
CBD oils are the most sought after form of cannabinoids. They are mainly used in the cosmetics and food industries, followed by the pharmaceutical industry.
Several research studies provide encouraging stats regarding the positive effect of CBD oils. Evidence suggests that CBD oils may help reduce and relieve pain, fight stress, depression and anxiety, treat inflammatory skin disorders, reduce chemotherapy symptoms, and even minimize seizure activity, among several other benefits.
Even if the benefits’ list is impressive, consumers should be cautious and select CBD products that fit their skin type. Before applying the CBD product, consumers should do a patch test to make sure the new ingredient doesn’t trigger any allergic reactions.
Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
In 2021, CBD oils will be gaining momentum due to their multiple skincare properties. Mainly, research showed that Cannabidiol has several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
For skincare, these translate into countless benefits for treating acne-prone skin, as acne is proven to be an inflammatory condition. Skincare products infused with CBD oil can reduce breakouts and calm down redness. Moreover, CBD oils might even balance the skin's sebum production, contributing even more to acne treatments.
Moreover, CBD oils show promising results when it comes to treating other skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
CBD oils also have antioxidant properties, which makes them a great candidate for topical anti-wrinkles. Combined with their anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oils can prevent free-radical damage and reduce skin dullness and even diminish visible signs of ageing.
What makes CBD oils stand out even more as an excellent option for skincare products is their soothing effects. The calming benefits of the CBD oils can ease down the stress caused by environmental factors and minimize skin sensitivity issues. People who suffer from skin redness or reactivity will most benefit from these calming properties of CBD oils.
Skincare Products with CBD Oils come in different forms
CBD oils have slowly taken the skincare industry by storm. Today, there is a wide range of lotions, creams, balms, serums, soaps, salves, masks, lip butters, and eye balms infused with CBD oils.
Consumers themselves appear open to testing the benefits of CBD oils. A report from Google Trends, points out that consumers’ interest for the ingredient has risen continuously from 2014, reaching a peak in 2019 and, once again, spiking at the end of 2020. Consumers from the United States, Ireland, Canada, and the UK occupy front positions when it comes to CBD oil interest.
Specialists encourage consumers to choose only brands they trust and to make sure the CBD oils used are the best. To make sure this is so, consumers should check the list of ingredients for "cannabidiol" and the total cannabidiol content in milligrams. Also, CBD oil products should always come in opaque packages and don't allow light to damage its properties.
Only by making sure the above requirements are met can consumers be sure they will reap the countless benefits CBD oils can offer.
So far, renowned skincare brands such as Kiehl's, Saint Jane, Nooks + Crannies, and Kana have already rolled out CBD oil products. In 2021, the CBD oil trend will continue to gain more terrain and establish itself as an essential skincare ingredient.