CBD skincare. Unreal marketing hype or real natural benefits?
CBD is a booming business, sales of products containing CBD are expected to soar by 700% over the next few years. According to a recent report, the global CBD market is valued at €500 million, and will grow to €1.5 billion by 2025
Not surprisingly, CBD has had more than its fair share of controversy. Many people have been concerned, because it’s a naturally occurring chemical found in marijuana and hemp. However, that’s also the first misunderstanding. Yes, CBD, or cannabidiol is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in these controversial plants. No, you won’t be getting high by using skin cream made with CBD! In fact, to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with CBD. It’s only THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation.
The must-have natural ingredient.
Since its discovery in 1942 by US chemist, Roger Adams, scientists have remained divided. However, there’s no denying that CBD is the ingredient of the moment for skincare products. The must-have natural ingredient for serums and sunscreens, as well as chapsticks, creams and cleansers. Known for its natural healing properties, and according to Forbes magazine, some serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Which means that it can also be an effective treatment for acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Reversing the signs of aging.
CBD may even play an active role in reversing the signs of aging, by slowing down the loss of collagen and aiding the sebaceous glands to secrete oil, thus maintaining glowing skin. Also, the antioxidants in CBD are known to fight the free radicals in the body, that cause aging and cell degeneration.
Considering how popular CBD has become, it is almost amazing how little research has been carried out. That is changing, as scientists scramble to catch up. The lack of scientific study can be explained by the prevailing preconceived ideas about cannabis. And its outright banning in certain states and countries, especially in the United States. That is now changing, since hemp-derived CBD is now being legalized all around the world.
New ideas: CBD Glow Oil
The use of CBD has led to new ideas and new ingredients for skincare products. A good example is CBD glow oil, which may also contain hemp seed extract (oil) and adaptogens, as well as the CBD. Adaptogens are a group of non-toxic plants used to help counteract the effects of stress in the body. These ingredients together can lead to visibly calmer, hydrated skin, and reduced redness. You may also find the ingredient Ashwagandha in some CBD glow oils. This is an Ayurvedic (relating to the traditional Hindu system of medicine) herb that can help save your skin from all kinds of environmental stressors, such as UV rays, daily stress, poor sleep, and pollution.
The CBD sleeping mask
Yes, really, the CBD sleeping mask. Is there no end to the creativity in this flourishing market? CBD sleeping masks are immensely popular, with varying compositions and extra ingredients offering complimentary benefits. For instance, the lavender and CBD oil sleeping mask may help reduce visible scar tissues on the face and has a naturally pleasant odour.
MIRON Violetglass. Not controversial at all.
If you’re considering entering the lucrative CBD market, you will of course be considering the packaging. You should certainly consider MIRON Violetglass, which uses unique scientifically proven violet glass to protect and preserve the beneficial properties of CBD. Not as simple as it sounds, because CBD is a sensitive ingredient, that must be protected from light, heat and air exposure. Otherwise, there is a breakdown in the potency of its contents, like natural hemp oil.
MIRON Violetglass jars and bottles are ideal for all natural skincare, organic cosmetics and wellness products. This very special biophotonic glass protects natural products by acting as a natural filter for sunlight. Protecting what’s inside the bottle from the sun’s harmful rays, while at the same time allowing the beneficial rays in. This dramatically increases the shelf life of “living” natural products. Apart from the science, there’s also the aesthetics: the modern and minimalistic look. Perfect for personal care products.