CBD oil is finding its way in a growing number of cosmetic and beauty products. However, concerns remain regarding consistency of quality of the CBD oil components.
According to a recent article in The Guardian, effective guidelines for quality are needed in light of claims often associated with using CBD-infused cosmetic and wellness products, including everything ranging from mascara, soaps to facial creams.
But as CBD oil scrubs up and goes mainstream, it is not easy to tell which products stand up to scrutiny. The consensus among dermatologists and dieticians is that while phytocannabinoids – cannabinoids produced in plants – are indeed exciting ingredients, there is a huge amount of confusion among consumers, on which some brands are cashing in. “Phytocannabinoid-rich products applied topically to the skin can be extremely soothing when dealing with skin damage or inflammation of different kinds,” says Martina della Vedova, the lead nutritionist at US health product company Natures Plus. But there is an important distinction between hempseed oil, which is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant, and CBD, which is extracted from the flowers and leaves.