The worldwide value of the cosmetics market, in 2020, was almost $569.5 billion. Based on available data, it’s estimated that this number will grow to $758.4 billion by 2025.
Sure, demand drives this steady increase. People want cosmetics. But, it’s also in how companies are innovating their products that makes a difference. One way we’re seeing the industry change is with the introduction of CBD.
Legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids are undergoing research. As we learn more about their potential benefits, more industries are seeing if they can incorporate hemp into their existing products.
The cosmetic industry is already finding some success putting isolates into cosmetics.
What is isolate?
Isolate is the pure form of CBD, or any other cannabinoid. It’s achieved through a refining process that removes all the rest of the compounds, found alongside CBD, in the hemp plant. This includes THC, CBG, CBC, CBN, terpenes, and more.
When you use isolate in a product, or see it listed as an ingredient, you know you’re getting a compound free from contaminants. This means there’s nothing hiding to compromise the formula of a specific product it’s getting added to. It won’t have any taste or smell either, which makes it great for cosmetics. It won’t alter the odor or your products.
How to use isolate in cosmetics
The best way to incorporate CBD into most cosmetics is as a powder. Using pure isolate powder ensures that you’re getting an ingredient that’s THC-free, and is also cleared for use in cosmetics.
To incorporate the powder, add it to oils, oily solvents, or the oil phase of the emulsion process. You typically want to use between 50-500mg of CBD per single oz of cosmetic product.
Where it works best
To date, many cosmetic manufacturers are considering how to incorporate isolate into their products. A few go-to options include:
- Anti-aging serums
- Oil-based serums
- Massage bars
The impact isolate may have on the cosmetics market
While we’re still learning about the proven benefits of all hemp extracts, many users are finding correlations between the various cannabinoids and their health. Although you can ingest CBD, and all the other cannabinoids, when these ingredients go into cosmetics, it’s a topical application.
Many who already use CBD topically, whether in its pure form, or added to another product, have observed a connection between CBD, inflammation, and pain. Some users may notice a reduction in both swelling and muscle pain from CBD creams and lotions that cover a wide area on the body.
When mixed into cosmetics, users have seen CBD help with dry skin, acne, and certain chronic skin conditions.
How this new ingredient will impact the market overall is still being determined. As more research gets done, the outlook is hopeful.
Ensuring quality CBD in your cosmetics
Even if you’re already using hemp-derived lotions, balms, or creams, purchasing products with superior ingredients is essential. Finding those that use isolate is a great start, but dig deeper. Make sure it’s organic, and manufacturers know where the isolate came from.
Taking great care in how we select our cosmetic products, Arbor Vita8 would never sell anything we wouldn’t use at home ourselves. For that reason, our line of hemp-derived products is not only superior in quality, but more affordable than many of our competitors. Swing into our online, retail store today and see what we mean.