At Cosmoprof Las Vegas – where beauty brands both small and large showcase their latest products – interest was sky high in CBD (cannabidiol oil). Nicknamed “weed beauty” by some, products containing CBD oil are said to have anti-inflammatory and cell regeneration properties as well as the ability to help with conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
Cannabis in North America has already grown into a multibillion-dollar industry, especially in states where marijuana is now legal. But growth opportunities have spread beyond medicinal and recreational uses to products made from CBD oil.
Not to be confused with hemp seed oil — which is made exclusively from the seeds of industrial hemp plants typically grown for fiber — CBD oil can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp plants and can be applied topically without disrupting psychological or psychomotor functions. Pure CBD oil, a natural source of Omega-3 & 6 essential fatty acids, contains around 470 organic compounds capable of transforming and rejuvenating the skin from the inside out.—
CBD oil is finding its way into a growing number of haircare products. Haircare brand OUAI is launching a CBD oil-infused scalp scrub Aug. 21 in Sephora.
Ecoco, known for its popular Eco Styler gels, launched its Eco Natural Cannabis Sativa collection in July, which includes everything from Cannabis Sativa Oil to Texturizing Salt Spray. The products all contain a blend of CBD oil and other rare essential oils designed to nourish and protect your hair. It can also be used on the body for enhanced moisture and relaxation, says Ecoco business manager Talia Tiram.
“Eco Natural fuses the therapeutic properties of Cannabis oil with modern formulations,” explains Tiram. “Entirely non-psychotropic, CBD boasts anti-inflammatory benefits which can aid in calming stressed skin and minds.”
Entire CBD beauty brands are being launched based on the growing demand for these products. These include companies such as Cannuka, a line of topical products containing CBD and manuka honey, Khus & Khus, a line of skin- and body-care products and Cabbabliss, a line of organic, vegan CBD skincare products.
CBD Skincare Co. creates body bars with names like Black Magic Woman, Harvest Moon, and Purple Haze. It also sells a CBD-based shampoo and conditioner. The combination of sea buckthorn seed oil and CBD enhances microcirculation of the scalp and improves collagen production and stimulates hair growth.