Cannabis' CBD Oil: The New Rage In Beauty Products

This new elixir is said to cure a lot of skin problems and even gives relief from pain, anxiety, and stress.
This new elixir is said to cure a lot of skin problems and even gives relief from pain, anxiety, and stress. (Photo: REUTERS/Nir Elias)

CBD oil or cannabidiol is all the rage today. It is a non-psychoactive compound from the cannabis plant used in beauty products. This new elixir is said to cure a lot of skin problems and even gives relief from pain, anxiety, and stress.

Some of the beauty products like creams, moisturizers, oils, masks, serums, bath bombs, and sprays, among others, contain CBD. In other markets, it is also used as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, numbing agents, a cure for eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and epilepsy.

As the beauty industry innovates, no wonder it now draws on cannabis products. According to the South China Morning Post, since some countries legalized the use of recreational marijuana, "cannabis-derived" goods make its way to mainstream stores like Barneys and Neiman. In fact, Estée Lauder's Origins launched the Hello, Calm mask made of cannabis sativa seed oil.

"Right now, CBD is the chemical equivalent to bitcoin in 2016," New York City advertising executive and Dosist, a cannabis company in Santa Monica, California, that makes disposable vape pens with CBD, board member Jason DeLand said. "It's hot, everywhere and yet almost nobody understands it."

Compared to THC cannabis products, CBD will never make you stoned, per Seattle Times. You will feel pretty normal and all the same after you use it. Other users asserted your body would feel high while your mind remains well.

Plant People, a startup in New York City that sells CBD capsules and oils, founder Gabe Kennedy added using it on your body is like taking a "warm bath" that melts the tension away. "It is balancing; a leveling, soothing sensation in the body mostly, and an evenness of attention in the mind," he added.

Products with CBD will also not make you smell like a hippie who smoked marijuana. Some of it comes with elegant and sophisticated packages that can be scented or unscented like any other cosmetic goods.

One of the known brands that use CBD is Lord Jones. Other stars that patronize this brand and praise its High CBD Body Lotion are Mandy Moore, Karlie Kloss, Olivia Wilde, and Sarah Paulson's stylist Karla Welch.

However, despite the rage, CBS's legalization remains in a grey area. Its use in Hong Kong is still unclear, but its government's website suggests users should have a prescription to employ it. To be safe, you can utilize it at home and never try to cross the international borders with it.

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