The beauty and skincare markets have recently been saturated by CBD cosmetics. The acronym ‘CBD’ has been popping up on labels of skincare products in any store you walk into. There’s a growing demand in CBD skincare all over the world. In fact, the CBD Skincare market was valued at $273.7 million in 2019 according to ResearchAndMarkets. Awareness about the benefits of CBD as an ingredient in skincare products such as tincture, serums, and gummies has been exponentially rising in recent years.
Should you give them a try?
If you have been on the fence about trying CBD skincare and beauty products, it would help to know the basics first. CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating chemical compound derived from the hemp plant. Hemp was recently legalized as an agricultural crop and is a close cousin of the marijuana plant. Both hemp and marijuana are part of the cannabis family. Hemp plants contain less than .3% THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a psychoactive ingredient. In short, CBD products will not get you high.
In skincare, CBD is gaining traction for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means that if you are prone to redness, swelling, irritation, and acne, CBD might help alleviate symptoms and soothe dry skin. Although there needs to be more studies on CBD in general, current research on CBD states that it is safe. A 2014 study suggests that CBD may effectively control breakouts by regulating the skin’s oil production. It was also noted to have antioxidant and regenerative qualities that can help offset damage from the sun, pollution, and aging. Dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon Dr. Nima Gharavi suggests that CBD may have anti-inflammatory effects and help in hydrating the skin, so using CBD-infused products might help treat dry skin or certain inflammatory skin disorders. Anecdotal evidence also claims that CBD makes a significant and positive difference in eczema and psoriasis flare-ups.
By 2024, the CBD market is foreseen to reach $20 Billion in sales, and a significant portion of it will most likely come from topical beauty products. Since the legalization of hemp in 2018, big stores like Sephora and Walgreens have started carrying CBD beauty products. Even if you can’t find stores that sell CBD beauty products, there’s always the Internet. There are various online stores now that offer a vast range of CBD beauty products from capsules to drops to tinctures to topicals. Aside from skincare, CBD is making a buzz in almost every industry — pet food and supplies, supplements, sleep aid, just to name a few.
It is clear that there is still much to learn about CBD. The industry is evolving everyday, and we have just barely scratched the surface as to the potential it holds; but it is quite evident that the CBD’s future in skincare and cosmetics is promising. All things considered, CBD beauty products are indeed worth the try. Just make sure that you do your own research before getting a hold of your first set of CBD cosmetics. Who knows, with the right products, your skin might glow as bright as how CBD skincare’s future currently appears to be.
About The Author
Heather Smith is the Communications Manager at Sunday Scaries. She’s a composed copywriter and content strategist. She’s also a CBD advocate, promoting a healthy lifestyle free of stress and scaries.