Cannabis Cosmetics: Beauty Products That Heal

Remember when researchers discovered that red wine prevented cancer, heart disease and wrinkles? Well, there is a better alternative for overall care, including your skin, hitting the beauty market.

Cannabis ingredients, such as hemp seed oil, have been used in cosmetics throughout the war on drugs. Hemp oil has been accepted only because it contains very small trace elements of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It has been widely used in shampoos and conditioners as it is rich in omega-3 and omega six fatty acids.

Now, a new brand of beauty is on the horizon. Medical Marijuana Inc. has decided to join the multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry and launch their Cannabis Beauty Defined cosmetic line using cannabidiol-rich hemp oil in its exfoliant, cleanser, eye cream, gel masque, moisturizer and serum. Cannabis Beauty Defined brings natural CBD from hemp oil to high-end skincare for the first time in their exclusive anti-aging products.

Clinical research shows that cannabinoids have antioxidant, anti-aging properties which benefit the skin and fight against wrinkles, eczema, dry skin and other types of skin diseases. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has published their findings confirming that cannabinoids are responsible for lipid production which helps to regulate conditions such as dry skin and acne.

  “Our preclinical data encourage one to explore whether endocannabinoid system-acting agents can be exploited in the management of common skin disorders,” said Tamas Biro, scientist. “It is also suggested that these agents can be efficiently applied locally to the skin in the form of a cream.”

As the understanding of the endocannabinoid system and its receptors improves, and the negative stigma of cannabis fades away, we will begin to see more and more of our health products transition away from harmful prescription drugs to helpful herbal remedies. So keep your eyes out for these new products as they become available and support the growing cannabis industry!