Research on the influence of cannabinoids in cosmetics on our skin's immune system


Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

Medicinal plant of the year 2018

Full spectrum hemp preparations support the skin's immune system.

The skin has its own endocannabinoid system that keeps its immune system in balance. Disruptions can lead to skin conditions such as acne, itching, psoriasis, rashes, cancer, etc. The use of full spectrum hemp preparations restores this balance. [1]

Has been used for thousands of years for skin diseases.

In Arabic medicine, hemp oil was traditionally used in the treatment of ear ailments and skin diseases.[2]

In India, the use of hemp began around 1000 B.C., and its antibiotic effects were used for skin infections, for example.[3]

In Eastern Europe, hemp flowers were traditionally mixed with olive oil and used to dress wounds. Hemp oil and flowers were used for rheumatism and jaundice. The Polish botanist Simon Sirenius mentioned hemp resin as a medicine for burns in 1613.[2]

In the 19th century, the use of hemp was widespread in Europe and the United States. Corn plasters, ointments, and rheumatism remedies were made from hemp for topical use.[4]

Research confirms the effects of full-spectrum hemp preparations.

Research confirms that full-spectrum hemp preparations can kick-start the skin's endocannabinoid system. As a result, they provide better protection against environmental factors.

A healthy skin endocannabinoid system is able to inhibit pain and inflammatory responses.[1]

Studies have demonstrated a reduction in itching in various skin conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis with the use of cannabinoids.[5]
Cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, protecting nerves and reducing itching.[6]
CBD has been found to interact with certain medications and alter their effects. For this reason, you should consult your doctor before starting to use hemp supplements.[7]

[1] Bíró, T., Tóth, B. I., Haskó, G., Paus, R., & Pacher, P. (2009). The endocannabinoid system of the skin in health and disease: novel perspectives and therapeutic opportunities. Trends Pharmacol Sci, 30(8), 411-420.

[2] Pisanti, S., & Bifulco, M. (2019). Medical Cannabis: A plural millennial history of an evergreen. Journal of cellular physiology, 234(6), 8342-8351.

[3] Zuardi, A. W. (2006). History of cannabis as a medicine: a review. Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 28(2), 153-157.

[4] Die Wiederentdeckung der Nutzpflanze Hanf von Jack Herer, Mathias Bröckers, 41. Auflage 2008
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[5] Avila C, Massick S, Kaffenberger BH, Kwatra SG, Bechtel M. Cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pruritus: A review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020;82(5):1205-1212. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.01.036 pubmed

[6] Cannabinoids as Therapeutics, Edited by R. Mechoulam, 2005

[7]  Büechi S: Wirksamkeit von Cannabidiol: Klinische Studien mit Cannabidiol und Cannabidiol-haltigen Extrakten. Schweiz Z Ganzheitsmed 2017;29:367-371. doi: 10.1159/000484886