There's no denying it, cannabis beauty products are on the rise. We know what you're thinking, and, no, these items are not gonna get you high. Hemp barely contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the chemical with psychoactive effects. Instead, it has an abundance of Cannabidiol (CBD) and this compound has been found to be rich in antioxidants and beneficial in fighting skin inflammation like acne. Additionally, hemp seed oil is also a rich source of vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Because of these amazing skin benefits, beauty brands have been recently infusing their products with hemp or hemp seed. One of the first ones to do so is The Body Shop, who released an entire line of hemp skincare which included a hand cream and hydrating lotion.
Several upcoming beauty brands have also been using hemp as one of their key ingredients in some of their popular products. For example, Krave Beauty used hemp seed oil in their bestselling Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser because of its essential amino acids, linoleic acid content and antibacterial properties.
You can also find hemp-derived cannabis oil in makeup products like in Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara, where it's serves as a hydrating agent to condition the lashes. Such a versatile ingredient!