In recent years, CBD, long overlooked, is now experiencing a real surge of interest from the scientific community. As its legal status in Europe has gradually become clearer and the range of products has diversified, it has become essential to question whether the topical application of CBD poses a risk, and to gather data on any potential contraindications and side effects. Let's explore this in this article.
Are there any dangers associated with the use of CBD in cosmetics?
CBD in Cosmetics: Why?
Extracted from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, the cannabidiol (CBD) has been in vogue for several years and its use is rapidly expanding. Endowed with enormous therapeutic potential, it is now the cosmetic industry that is interested in its benefits. Indeed, CBD is already found in the formulation of a wide selection of cosmetic products, ranging from oil to balm. Existing studies undoubtedly highlight the anti-inflammatory, sebum-regulating, antioxidant, moisturising, antibacterial, anti-proliferative and anti-sebocyte properties of CBD, as well as its lack of psychotropic effects, unlike THC also derived from hemp.
What could be the potential side effects of CBD in cosmetology?
There are several methods of administering CBD. Among others, you can find sublingual application, inhalation, or oral intake. However, in cosmetology, this ingredient is typically used topically. CBD oil with a THC content of less than 0.3% does not present any noticeable side effects following normal skin application and at the recommended doses.
However, cases of allergic reactions may occur, even though these are rare, but they are confined to the area of application.