Skincare has taken a major turn from the ‘80s when Noxema face wash was the holy grail staple in every acne-pocked teenager’s cabinet.
Since then, beauty brands have offered a plethora of products that promise to tighten, lift, and shrink unsightly signs of ageing.
We now live in a world where a 7-step Korean facial care routine and products that are all charcoal-based promise perfect skin. It seems like everyone is looking for a regime that includes ingredient-packed products or layering on a concoction of everything they own in their medicine cabinet.
But what if there was one key ingredient that these facial products were missing? One that can do de-puff and firm like no other on the market. It’s all natural and has multiple uses and benefits.
You guessed it. It’s cannabis.
There’s really no catch either. There’s a whole line of face creams that are incorporating either THC or CBD (sometimes both) into their ingredients to boost the benefits of their anti-ageing products.
What science says
Research on cannabis and skincare isn’t new. Back in 2008, a study found that endocannabinoids are responsible for the maintenance of healthy skin throughout our bodies. With that being the case, scientists began considering cannabis as a viable ingredient for treating skin conditions.
Since our bodies are technically making its own version of cannabis through the endocannabinoid system, then an extra topical dose could expand its benefits.
What many of these facial creams offer is a maximum dose of ‘the good stuff’ that is derived from cannabis mixed with other nurturing ingredients that we typically find in great facial cream products.
Cannabis has long been used internally to treat a wide range of ailments. Skin conditions such as dry-skin to wrinkles are being treated with THC and CBD-based products. Topical creams, balms, and lotions are popping up all over the market with active ingredients that promise to provide a long-term solution to aging skin.
So what’s this heavenly combination offering?
Both CBD-only and conventional cannabis strains are anti-inflammatory and lipid-rich (moisturizing!) which are two keys in targeting most of our ageing concerns.
At the base of all of the face creams on the market are products offering moisture, because moisture is what keeps skin plump and youthful looking. Cannabis removes the need for extra ingredients, which could be harmful to the skin long-term, and delivers on the moisturizing aspect.
The bright, bright future of skincare
Research is still being conducted on the overall benefits of using cannabis for skincare. But the effect facial creams have explains why we are seeing so many of them on the market.
Interestingly enough, you soon won’t have to go to a speciality store to find face creams infused with cannabis. With more lines offering these products, it’s quite possible that the demand will continue to increase.
Additionally, companies like Cannuka offer a range of skincare products infusing cannabis and other natural elements. No more ingredients you can’t pronounce and better, brighter skin through cannabis.