The future of cannabis and skin care

Published May 2, 2019 01:30 p.m. ET
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October 17, 2019 is fast approaching, the beauty and skin care sectors are ready and waiting to show what they can do with the amazing cannabis plant. On this date Canadians will be able to purchase topicals, edibles, and extracts legally.

Look for skin care companies to deliver a higher skin-care regime to boost caring for your skin. CBD is about to explode onto the wellness market for skin care. CBD is known for its properties that can reduce inflammation and help control pain.

At the root of many skin problems from eczema to acne is inflammation. CBD can conquer inflammation and puffiness thus making an ideal environment for healing the skin on all levels.

CBD is known to bind to receptors in the skin and can help to combat itching, heat, and pain. Some people feel a cooling sensation when using CBD lotion on the skin. Eczema and dry skin are both combated with hempseed oil that has natural fatty acids and antioxidants in its makeup.

Cannabis based beauty products are ready to burst into the industry. October 17, 2019 is the date for beauty products with cannabis bases to hit the shelves. A full spectrum extract is the needed active ingredient in the lotions to be effective for a healthy beauty skin regime.

Our body has its endocannabinoid system that binds with the cannabinoids from the full spectrum extract. Working in combination with our bodies cannabis infused lotions are more effective than when working alone. Whole plant extracts are the secret to providing the best skin available for use today.

The beauty market is on fire; consumers are waiting for natural methods of caring for the biggest organ of the body, their skin.


Dermatologists have spoken out on how the skin can look radiant and youthful with the application of full spectrum CBD lotions. Some studies believe that CBD can reverse the damage to the skin from over exposure to the sun. Omega fatty acids vitamins A, C, and E are included in the make-up of cannabis infused beauty skin products.

Currently, the estimate is that about 6% of people using skin products are benefiting from using CBD. The amazing cannabis plants qualities can help to reverse free radical and sun damage.

We know that CBD has no psychoactive qualities making more people interested in using topical lotions and creams containing this compound. Achieving relief from pain associated with eczema and psoriasis to name some of the skin conditions that this magical herb can help to cure is part of the attraction to the natural qualities available with cannabis.

The market is set to explode for skin care; men and women are looking to improve the quality and appearance of their skin.

A word to the wise, CBD infused beauty products in Canada are becoming a hot item. Do your homework when purchasing products. Inquire what methods they use for the extraction of the cannabinoids in the products. Are they using tested products?  What does the label say is in their creams and lotions?  Do the right thing when choosing the company you are using for your skin products.


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