Study Finds CBD-Based Topical Improves Skin Appearance

A facial serum containing cannabidiol was shown to improve the facial skin appearance of every participant in a recent clinical trial.

clinical trial testing the effects of a cannabidiol (CBD) facial serum found a 100 percent overall improvement in skin appearance following two weeks of treatment.

CBD is a natural, non-psychoactive compound found throughout the seeds, stalks, and flowers of cannabis plants. It’s found in higher concentrations in hemp compared to marijuana.

After the first seven days of treatment, 85.71 percent of the women reported an improvement. At the end of the 14 days of treatment, 100 percent of the women said they noticed an improvement.

The trial also found that 80.95 percent of the participants specifically noticed an improvement in skin texture. Also, 80.95 percent of the women reportedly noticed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

When the CBD infused into topical products is derived from industrial hemp and not marijuana, it’s legal to purchase under federal law in the U.S. A recent report from Hemp Industries Association found that hemp CBD products accounted for $65 million of $573 million (11 percent) of total industrial hemp retail sales in the U.S. in 2015.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s investment company AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. is currently conducting a human clinical trial to examine the effects of cannabinoid-based topicals on the skin.

AXIM®’s proof of concept trial involves testing an ointment that contains another major cannabinoid found in cannabis, cannabigerol (CBG). Like CBD, CBG is non-psychoactive and found in higher concentrations in hemp than marijuana

“[CBG] has not been as well studied [as CBD], but it’s a very interesting molecule,” AXIM chief executive officer Dr. George Anastassov told Forbes earlier this year.

The trials are being overseen by Dr. Marcus Meinardi and conducted at The Maurits Clinic in The Hague, The Netherlands. In the study, one group will be treated with the CBG ointment, one will take a placebo, and a third will use a gum product containing CBG.

Learn about the CBD topical products carried by Medical Marijuana, Inc.