Is it cheesy to start this feature by saying I’m currently on a high about Cannabis based beauty? It probably is. So scrap that! Cannabis, Weed, marijuana, green, grass, pot, smoke… there’s so many different names for it, but did you ever think that one day it would appear in your skincare?
And not just for the hell of it. CBD is now being added to skincare products to help treat acne, eczema and psoriasis problems.
With the UK selling more CBD skincare products than ever before, CBD skincare is becoming big for its anti-inflammatory skin benefits. So does this mean cannabis-infused beauty might just be the wellness trend you’ll want to get addicted to?
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my series of Insta Stories about my collection of CBD skincare products by MGC Derma.
I did a little research into the brand and it’s ingredients before giving them a try, as I can see there will be a few of you asking yourself ‘so what actually is it?’
CBD is extracted from hemp (a cannabis plant), and has been scientifically proven to promote skin healing and repair. This is why inflammatory conditions like eczema might find relief from using it. It also has high levels of antioxidants and omega fatty acids – to combat things like fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin.
MGC Derma is a brand which launched into the UK earlier this year, leading the way in utilising this year’s ‘it’ skin care ingredient: cannabis.
Just to make one think clear, we’re talking about cannabidiol (CBD) which is infused into the MGC skincare line. This is a totally non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant, which shares part of the ‘fingerprint’ of our genetics, allowing the body to instantly recognise it – and utilise it accordingly.
MGC Derma’s unique extraction and purification process of CBD is what that keeps this ‘fingerprint’ intact. The brand uses only the highest quality cannabidiol in this range of pure yet potent serums, masks, toners and cream.
You won’t get that ‘weed’ smell – I can assure you this as I have tried the range – just high quality healing, sebum-regulating and moisturising qualities coming through in the concoctions.
The range launched after understanding how CBD is particularly adept at addressing eczema, acne and other problematic skin conditions, as well as minimising signs of ageing, hydrating and nourishing.
I’ve been using the CBD BB Concealer Repair Cream SPF 20 (£60, from Cult Beauty) as a day cream, which is a truly lovely product. It acts as a protective day cream yet its BB features of blurring and covering give my skin that nice coverage and fresh glow. A great product to wear when you don’t want to wear makeup, but know you have to look a few people in the eye!
Aside from this, I’ve been giving the MGC Derma Cleansing Milk, available at Harvey Nichols. So far, so good – nice and gentle on my skin, leaving it super soft and cleansed.
What do I expect to see from CBD beauty? I think it’s only going to grow. As more and more beauty power houses start to see results from this (I’m yet to hear of any amazing success stories about it curing acne or eczema, but if or when it does, I see a huge leap into this area!). So I guess only time will tell…