Beauty's New High: The CBD Dope

The beauty industry’s new cannabis addiction

People are not just smoking cannabis but also growing fond of its compound- CBD by rubbing it into their skin. 

The cannabis plant compounds have incredible antioxidant and anti-radical properties and is considered the buzziest skin care ingredient today because it checks so many boxes when it comes to health and wellness.


So, will I get high if I use CBD?

No, you won’t. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound that does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the other essential compound in cannabis that disrupts the central nervous system. Topical CBD’s most enticing attributes are it's anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-reducing) properties. 


The worldwide CBD cosmetics market was valued at USD 588.64 million in 2018 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 31.3% during (2019-2025). The skincare and cosmetics sector is constantly changing, and as new products and trends enter the market, CBD-related solutions are poised to dominate.


Another big reason why CBD is so popular is that you get results fast. Our cells are naturally receptive to CBD, and because of the molecules' miniature size, they penetrate the epidermis easily and quickly – so you'll see a difference to your skin in no time. 


Shiona Redmond, CBD expert and creator of Graces London, a luxury CBD oil beauty and lifestyle brand, says: “CBD extracts can be absorbed through the epidermis layers of the skin to interact with cannabinoid receptors located on skin surface cells. With the skin being the largest organ of the human body, what we put on our skin doesn’t only affect the skin, but it can have long-lasting effects on our health and general wellbeing.” 


While CBD is commonly known for its pain-relieving properties, it has more recently been marketed in skin care products as a cure for everything from wrinkles to acne. It visibly repairs DNA damage to skin before it results in signs of aging and helps protect DNA in skin from environmental damage.

CBD oil helps to reverse these unwanted changes associated with aging by:

Promoting oil excretion: Wrinkles form as a result of the drying of oil glands. CBD activates the oil glands, making them produce oil, which is important in keeping the skin oily and preventing wrinkling from happening.

Anti-Inflammatory: The anti-inflammatory properties combat inflammation in the skin reducing redness and relaxing the skin, making existing wrinkles less visible.

CBD as an antioxidant: If used as an antioxidant, it reduces the free radicals that break down the collagen. This slows down the aging process and makes the skin appear healthy and youthful. The compound is also known to treat skin conditions like Psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and eczema.


Recently, the skincare brand, DermaQuest, launched a full line of CBD skincare and wellness products. Featuring a blend of powerful ingredients, the collection includes a healing balm, therapeutic massage cream, pain relief cream, replenishing eye cream, blue light defense moisturizer, blue light defense SPF, and an a.m. and p.m. tincture. Containing hemp-derived 99.7% pure THC-free CBD isolate and natural botanical oils, the products help to even skin tone, reduce skin inflammation and soothe dry areas. Major players operating in the CBD cosmetics market are Lord Jones, Cannuka, LLC, Kiehl's LLC, Josie Maran Cosmetics and The CBD Skin Care Company.


Let us now take a look at some of the best CBD-infused products you need to get on your radar.


Lord Jones High CBD Pain & Wellness Body Cream

This was the first CBD brand sold in Sephora as well as at SoulCycle, and the brand prides itself on being a CBD trailblazer, having produced many of their products for medical marijuana patients. This cream is particularly beneficial for reducing inflammation.

Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate

A couple of drops of Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate works instantly to reduce redness and calm acne-prone skin, thanks to a combo of hemp-derived cannabis Sativa seed oil and green oregano oil, which has antioxidant and natural antiseptic properties.


Dermaquest CBD Healing Balm

This healing balm helps relieve dry, compromised skin while working to ease general body soreness. The blend of three organic oils – Almond, Olive and Jojoba have been infused with soothing lavender to help calm, heal and hydrate needy skin. 


Josie Maran Skin Dope CBD Argan Oil

Skin Dope Argan Oil + 100 mg CBD is where beauty and wellness meet. 100% Pure Argan Oil—nature's most abundant source of omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids—firms and nourishes skin, while sun-grown, full-spectrum CBD oil soothes and calms.

Cannuka CBD Cleansing Body Bar

This luxurious body bar leaves skin feeling refreshed, silky smooth, and pampered. The unique combination of CBD and Manuka honey blended with black pepper oil and tea tree oil work together for a non-stripping, residue-free gentle cleanse.

CBD contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are vital to maintaining healthy skin, keeping the cell membrane flexible and full of moisture. CBD and hemp oil also help stimulate and enhance the growth of hair through the scalp’s absorption of the primary fatty acids. As natural, sustainable skin care is growing rapidly, CBD beauty products are becoming increasingly popular as they become better understood for their non-psychoactive qualities. This is just the beginning of cannabis as a consumer product; only time and research will help unlock its true potential.