Canna In Cosmetics: CBD Products #1

The continuing growth of the cannabis industry as a whole is seeing many offshoot devices and products being brought to market. One such arena is the use of canna in cosmetics.

With the USA leading the way, cosmetics made with extracts from the cannabis plant are booming across the world. Their effectiveness is touted as being highly beneficial for skin and body care applications.

In this respect, it is also clear that some of the contained properties have long been known to be beneficial. Having said this, some of the emerging products still have some way to go before extensive testing is completed. Only then can this prove them to be as beneficial as the cosmetic companies claim.

Regardless of that, efficient marketing strategies and the growing evidence of what benefits canna in cosmetics can offer are showing that consumers are buying them in increasing numbers.

This article will not be focused on the legalities of what is and what is not allowed to be produced and sold from country to country across the globe.

Rather, we will look at how hemp is used in cosmetics, and what properties they contain, and then get into several examples of what cosmetics and beauty products you can find that contain CBD.

How Hemp is Used in Cosmetics and the Properties Offered

As will be seen, there are a variety of extracts taken from the hemp plant that are being used to produce cosmetics. Here are 3 examples along with the properties they contain:

Hemp seed oil (cannabis sativa seed oil)

Hemp seed oil is extracted through a process of cold-pressing hemp seeds. Since this oil is rich in properties that come with a highly effective moisturizing function that acts as an emollient it helps to soften and smooth the skin

Cannabis sativa seed oil is high in omega 3 and omega 6 which are essential fatty acids, PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), and other nutrients. Regular use of this oil in cosmetic products will keep the skin in a healthy condition.

The oil can be found in products produced by cosmetic companies such as hand creams, soaps, shampoos, massage oils, and lip balms.

Cannabis sativa seed water

This is the aromatic water derived from a steam distillation process of fresh and fresh frozen hemp flowers and seeds. Hydrosols are known to retain a chemistry that is very similar to essential oil but in a far more diluted form. As well as being rich in antioxidants they are slated to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.

This means that cosmetic products containing these hydrosols can be used regularly throughout the day as skin refreshers. They absorb easily into the skin and many apply them before and after skin moisturizing.

Users will find hemp hydrosols used as a base ingredient for face creams but they do offer more. Apart from use in skin conditioning, they are also found in hair products that help to condition and improve the appearance and feel of hair. 

By-Products of hemp seed oil

There are a variety of by-products and raw materials extracted from the production of hemp seed oil. Examples here are cannabis sativa seed cake powder and cannabis sativa seed cake. These can be used as abrasives but also as derivatives such as potassium hempseedate which is found in hand wash and soap products.

As for Ethyl Cannabis Seedate, this may be used as a substitute for naturally derived Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) which is the predominant Cyclomethicone used in personal care and cosmetic products. This is primarily due to properties that promote excellent skin conditioning and hair conditioning.

Among other cosmetic products, you may find it in antiperspirants, deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, moisturizers, and sunscreens.

Uses of Cosmetic and Beauty Products Containing CBD

As the canna cosmetic industry continues to boom there are a host of applications now being offered for cosmetic and beauty products containing CBD and derivatives in various forms. They are being promoted to help improve a wide variety of bodily benefits and skin conditions.

Here are just 5 that many consumers have taken to:


While CBD is unproven in clearing up blemishes it has anti-inflammatory abilities. Acne products containing CBD can be used to treat your whole face and help exfoliate without any over drying.

Those trying CBD Acne products should consider pairing it with salicylic acid as this has already been shown to contain effective acne-eliminating components.


If you are one of the many people moving to the use of natural deodorants, then those containing CBD should be considered. The reason is down to their anti-inflammatory ability that works to prevent any irritation. The CBD content is often combined with other natural ingredients such as coconut oil to prevent odor and leave you feeling comfortable.

Eye Cream

Various forms of eye creams have been around forever! They are designed to target those fine lines around the eyes while firming and moisturizing the surrounding skin. It is well known that many who use eye cream have sensitive eye-area skin.

If that is you consider using eye cream which includes CBD along with such things as vitamin E, calendula, and bisabolol. The reason for stating this is that such products are said to help avoid any unwanted and unnecessary irritation.

Face oil

Face oil products containing CBD have become extremely popular. Indeed, some face oils contain as much as 50% hemp seed oil. Then look for products that also contain argan oil.

Combining the abundant omega fatty acids of CBD with argan oil’s highly effective moisturizing capabilities makes it easy to see why such products continue to attract users.

Night mask

Another very popular product. Night mask products go to work while you rest. As is known, CBD is an excellent calming ingredient. Mix that with other ingredients such as niacinamide (to soothe and protect the skin), green tea extract (for additional antioxidant effect), and manuka honey (to comfort skin and help retain its moisture).

Finding a cosmetic containing such properties appears to be a real winner!

Many Other Cosmetics and Beauty Products Contain CBD

The above-mentioned cosmetics and beauty products containing CBD have only touched the surface of what is available. Other products that include oils, creams, lotions, and ointments are available for such things as:

CBD mascara, color-correcting makeup bases, lip gloss, mouthwash, scalp-calming hair masks, and many other established as well as emerging products.

It is clear that these cosmetics and beauty products are set to rise in popularity and not only change but also influence many consumers’ buying habits.

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