Cannabidiol (CBD) in 2019 became the main trend in cosmetics in the European market. If for children it is often purchased in the form of cbd oil gummies, then adults themselves, in addition to the medicinal properties of the drug, also use its cosmetic qualities.
According to experts, consumer interest in CBD is due to the popularity of cannabinoid oil as an ingredient in cosmetics. The oil effectively moisturizes and soothes the skin, reduces inflammation and even fights the signs of aging, so it is added to the cream for skin care. Employees of the cosmetic brand The Body Shop claim that cannabinoid oil can cure skin diseases: acne, psoriasis and eczema. Cosmetic companies Estée Lauder, Holland and Barrett and Harvey Nichols have launched a line of skin care products containing cannabinoid oil. Estée Lauder Hello facial mask based on hemp seed oil is in great demand among consumers.
From January 29 to 30, a conference was held in London entitled “The Strategy for the Development of the Cannabis Industry in Europe 2019”. The event was sponsored by Whole Foods, an American supermarket chain that specializes in selling organic food. The conference was attended by representatives of commercial enterprises occupying a leading position in the market of cosmetics, nutraceuticals (biologically active additives), soft drinks and cannabis-based products.
Four main topics were discussed on the agenda:
- The value of demand for hemp products in the European market and major consumer trends;
- Adding cannabinoids to existing products;
- Innovations in the field of hemp industry;
- Regulation of the turnover of cannabinoids in Europe.
The conference was primarily aimed at finding new opportunities for manufacturers of products containing cannabinoids. Businessmen discussed all the main issues related to the development of new products and methods of testing product quality. Particular attention was paid to the legal aspects of the sale of cannabis products.
Over the past 3 years, the volume of trade in products containing cannabidiol has doubled in the UK. Cannabinoid oil for vaporizers is very popular, since soaring is considered a safer method of cannabis use than smoking. Despite the development of the hemp industry, the British authorities do not plan to fully legalize the plant. Secretary of the Home Office Department, Sajid Javid, said hemp reform only affects the medical field.
CBD Antibacterial Cream
Botanix Pharmaceuticals has been able to develop an effective system for the delivery of cannabidiol to epithelial tissue for the treatment of various skin diseases. An employee of the University of Queensland Mark Blaskovich talked about two creams. One of them is capable of killing a large number of species of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. It destroys microorganisms in a few hours, in the case of prolonged use, the bacteria do not develop resistance to cannabidiol, so the effectiveness of the drug does not decrease.
The second cream is designed to treat moderate or severe forms of acne. The cream has already passed the first stage of clinical trials in humans, in 2019 the company plans to launch the second phase of testing, after which the medicine will go on sale (in case of successful results). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD have approximately the same antibacterial properties. Both substances destroy staphylococci and streptococci in a concentration of 1 to 5 nanograms / milliliter.
Blaskovich stated that the mechanism by which CBD affects bacteria is unknown. He suggested that cannabinoid does not kill microorganisms like antibiotics, because bacteria do not develop immunity to CBD. If this hypothesis is true, then the substance contained in hemp can revolutionize the fight against bacteria.