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Cannabis-Based Skin Care Is A Legitimate Market With The Science To Back It up

By Roger Malespin photo/istock/freedarst

Anyone in the cannabis industry or those who are ardent supporters of legalization know of the various ways cannabis can be refined and used in everyday life. Far from simply being a smokable plant, cannabis has been effectively used as everything from a sturdy, cheaper alternative to cloth, to edibles and even pet treats. One of the more popular alternative uses for cannabis is skin care, but just how viable is CBD oil for it? 

Well for starters, CBD skin products do not contain the plethora of synthetics found in many others, which should please anyone who is particularly conscious about additives. CBD oil is particularly rich in Vitamin D. Livestrong.com reports that there can be 2277.5 IU mg per 100 grams in hemp seeds. As a fat soluble vitamin, vitamin D is found in the oil of the seeds and in the oil of the rest of the cannabis plant. So aside from being an ideal choice for a vitamin D alternative for vegetarians and vegans, it’s practical and accessible for just about anyone old enough to use it .

Additionally, hemp an an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which is known to be of great use for hair and skin care. Fatty acids help regenerate skin’s protective outer layer, leaving it smoother and younger looking. Those suffering from acne or dry skin could be lacking omega-3 fatty acids in their diet.

Also, CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation when used topically. “Our customers report success using it for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne,” adds Cindy Capobianco, the co-founder of Lord Jones, one of the new generation of companies taking a highbrow approach. 

The most common concern most people have about skin care is anything that falls into the anti-aging market. Wrinkle prevention, smooth skin preservation, and overall skin health have hundreds if not thousands of products aimed at them. But CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acid, protecting the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants. This is not quack science - these results are recorded and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and a study from Neurobiology of aging. 

CBD oil is also one of the most promising treatments for skin cancer. In tests with lab mice, endocannabinoids, synthetic cannabinoids, and phytocannabinoids have also been shown to have antitumor effects on keratinocyte carcinoma and melanoma. 

Dermatologists are already using cannabinoid for anti inflammatory, psoriasis, and acne with success. Rest assured that the cannabis market for skin care is not made up by a bunch of idiot stoners or shifty salesman. There is real science that proves their benefits, and all of the legitimate scientific journals have their studies published for the public if anyone would like to see for themselves. 

So go ahead and branch out your cannabis experience if you need or enjoy using any such products. There are lots of ways to support the industry even if recreational smoking in not legal where you are. The more normalized cannabis becomes with everyday use products, the more legitimacy it gains in the eyes of the public.