While CBD oil has been making strides in the health and wellness market for the past five years, it is only recently that this unique supplement has found itself illuminated by the beauty spot light.
According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of CBD consumers doubled from 2017 (125,000) to 2018 (250,000), so it was only a matter of time before the beauty industry jumped onboard. Today, cannabidoil (to give it its full name) in skin care, make up and hair care products has seen a surge in popularity, with Vogue reporting in January that 2019 is set to be a “big one” for CBD oil.
What’s all the fuss about?
From soaps, salves and serums to masks, balms and toners, CBD is appearing across skincare ranges and products. Not only that, CBD oil is also being used in make up – including primers and mascaras – as well as hair care products.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. It acts by stimulating and supporting the human body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – the system responsible for ensuring equilibrium and balance in the body by regulating mood, sleep, appetite, digestion, temperature and motor control.
By supporting the ECS, CBD has a balancing effect. Its use in cosmetics therefore is primarily as a calming, moisturising, soothing and anti-inflammatory agent, particularly when combined with a carrier oil such as argan oil, coconut oil or shea butter.
Similarly, in it is believed by researchers that the balancing properties of CBD have also been attributed to treating acne by redressing the over-production of sebum and oil in the skin, while having the potential to calm redness and reduce inflammation.
What should I look for in CBD cosmetics?
It is a legal requirement for CBD products to contain less than 0.2% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound in cannabis that gives the “high” feeling.
At MariPharm, our CBD oil contains less than 0.05% THC, considered undetectable.
Quality is also key, and we are proud of the quality of our products. Our intensive nine-step production process coupled with in-house and third-party analysis means our products are of the highest quality and always contain a consistent amount of CBD.
From the unique system used in the extraction and purification process to the products we produce, you can be confident in the quality of MariPharm CBD oil.
Looking to try a CBD oil skincare product? Check out our MariCrème 1% (100mg) CBD moisturising cream. Perfect for soothing dry or sensitive skin, you can order MariCrème by clicking here.
Click here to find out more about the other MariPharm products on offer.