Who would have thought we would be living in a time when CBD is an active ingredient in the usage of beauty products? Perhaps we can consider this a Not So Stoned Age. Now you can celebrate 4/20 without actually getting high. Hemp to the CBD!!
Cannabidiol or cannabinoids was first discovered in 1940. A chemical of over 80 compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as cannabis or hemp. Not including THC, which are strains contained to get high. It is predicted that the American CBD market could reach $16 billion by 2025.
It is commonly used for epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, arthritis, a muscle disorder called dystonia, Parkinson disease, Crohn disease, and many other conditions. Although there is no scientific evidence to support its benefit, it has been known to help those suffering from medical conditions and even help kick an addiction.
CBD was illegal until 2018 when it became legal to sell hemp and hemp products in the US. It doesn’t mean that all CBD products made from hemp are legal. Because CBD usage is allowed with prescription only, it is not legal to sell in foods or dietary supplements, even though there are still CBD products labeled as dietary supplements. Keep in mind that the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. Most of the time, these products can be mislabeled and not contain the actual amount of CBD in the products as stated. CBD can only be legally sold as an active ingredient for cosmetic products containing less than 0.3% THC, whether in the form of a topical CBD-infused oil, lotion, or cream – or even as a bath soak. CBD in cosmetic products is primarily made to help reduce inflammation and relieve muscle and joint pain. Studies show it can help treat dry skin, psoriasis, eczema…. and even acne!
According to Hemp Business Journal, the market for CBD products has been outstanding, reaching about $190 million in 2017, and will grow to $646 million by 2022. The beauty industry began with limited CBD brand products for skin and has expanded to lips and hair. The best part is that most CBD beauty products available are vegan, cruelty-free with all-natural, and organic ingredients.
I occasionally suffer from minor muscle inflammation and hate having to depend on pain-reliever OTC meds, so I began applying lotion that will help ease the pain and discomfort. I tried Sagely Naturals — Relief & Recovery CBD Cream, packed with 250mg of CBD per bottle. Although I haven’t experienced perfect results, it has helped soothe the pain.
Here is another one of my favorite CBD products, this is only sold in Sephora.
The Cannuka collection is 50% off in Ulta.