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11 April 2019, 10:16 | Updated: 11 April 2019, 11:10
Cannabis-infused skincare and make-up products are incredibly popular at the moment and for good reason
Huge beauty brands are bringing out cannabis-infused beauty products and they can be found everywhere.
From cult cosmetics company Milk Makeup to skincare brand Disciples, they all have a range of products that have the cannabis extract cannabidiol as one of the main ingredients.
But why exactly is CBD and cannabis beauty trending, what benefits do we gain from using it and are there any health risks?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, an rich chemical in the cannabis plant.
The natural chemical won't give you any sort of high, as it's the chemical THC (also derived from the cannabis plant) that affects the brain to feel 'high'.
The ingredient is full of omega fatty acids, a very conditioning ingredient which is used in moisturisers, mascaras and facial oils and is also perfect for a majority of skin problems due to its anti-inflammatory qualities.
It also has the ability to regulate cell growth and stimulate fats in the skin which can reduce the symptoms of dry skin, psoriasis and eczema.
Many products can be misleading as to whether they include CBD or not, which is the richest form of cannabis extraction.
Some will instead contain 'cannabis sativa' otherwise known as hemp seed oil, which is still high in antioxidants but isn't packed with as many benefits as one with CBD oil would be.
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