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CBD In the Beauty Aisle

CBD skincare and makeup

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Putting CBD into makeup and skincare seems like a natural next step for this newly popular ingredient. But it’s not quite that simple. Brandi-Ann Uyemura investigates.

There has never been an ingredient like CBD, says Kristin Adams, who ran a makeup company for 15 years and is now the owner of Satori Minds, where she helps others start their own beauty businesses. “It’s the only ingredient in the history of commerce that has had this much success with little or no advertising,” she says. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, removing it from the definition of marijuana. Hemp seed can now be legally used in food products, which is why it’s been widely produced and seen more commercially. That’s why you might have noticed little graphics of hemp leaves and cannabis on packaging for cosmetics. But that means hemp seed oil, not CBD, is in the ingredients. “When consumers see the words ‘cannabis’ and ‘sativa’ all over the packaging with the hemp leaf design on green bottles, they assume that there’s CBD in the product. Sadly, that’s often not the case. Cannabis sativa oil is simple hemp seed oil that contains zero CBD,” Adams says. Still, that might slowly change. While research is limited and mostly anecdotal, a 2014 study found CBD to be promising as an antiacne treatment …

About the Author

Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Brandi-Ann Uyemura has been freelance writing for the past decade. She specializes in writing about self-help, psychology and spirituality. Currently, she’s raising her two young sons in Hawaii and working on her first self-help book and children’s fiction.

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