Does Your Cosmetic Product Have CBD in It?? Maybe NOT!

A good friend recently shared her latest “CBD” product.  She was so excited about how good it made her feel. With an extensive professional background in ingredients, I immediately looked at the labeling. Tit was immediately obvious. The front label and the ingredient label did not match. The product advertised on the front that it was “CBD”. But the ingredient label clearly indicated otherwise.

With the CBD product rush in full swing, this is all too common.

Here’s the breakdown on CBD as a cosmetic ingredient. Too many cosmetic products are claiming to have CBD in them when they do not. Ingredient truth-fighters have worked tirelessly over the last decade.  For instance- and thanks to their efforts, transparency in claims for natural and organic products has truly paid off.

Until now. So here we go again. Everywhere we look, its all about CBD. This hot new ingredient truly needs clear communication.  

How to identify real CBD in your cosmetic product.

This is strictly a review on how to identify CBD as the ingredient in topical products.  Things that we eat and smoke will be discussed in future posts.

Begin by doing what you always do. Read the ingredient label. Ingredients can come in various forms and CBD is no different.

Begin by doing what you always do-

  1. Read the Ingredient Label.
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Does “hemp oil” also referred to as “hemp seed oil” have CBD in it?

NOPE. Hemp Seed Oil comes from just as it says, the seed. CBD comes from different parts of the plant- the stalks, leaves and flowers. Hemp seed oil claims to have nutritional and cosmetic value, but it is NOT CBD. So, if you are thinking you have purchased a cosmetic with CBD in it, the ingredients must list more than just “hemp oil” or “hemp seed oil”.

But labels can be tricky, everybody seems to be using different wording.

Hemp Oil is not CBD
Hemp Seed Oil Isn’t CBD

So, if a label says just “hemp oil”-read further . Do your research to make sure you are indeed shelling out for a CBD product and not just a seed oil.

Don’t misunderstand. Hemp seed oil is wonderful. It is like many other cosmetic botanical oils such as jojoba seed oil, macadamia seed oil, sunflower oil-these are all great oils with tons of benefits. But, you might be paying for and expecting CBD level results and quality and not getting it!

Read CBD Product Labels!
Read Product Labels and Compare It To What It Says on The Front!

Here is are ingredient label examples that perfectly show the difference in the ingredient names and how they are listed.

Kiehl’s has a Hemp Seed Oil Product and it is labeled properly. Note the “Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil”-this is the hemp seed oil. It is not CBD and Kiehls is not trying to sell it as CBD.

Ingredients

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flow Oil, Origanum Heracleoticum Flower Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil / Peppermint Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene.

Here is a product that DOES have CBD in it. This is a very good back label ingredient list by Pacific CBD Co:

 Ingredients: Cocoa Seed Butter, Paraffinum (Mineral Oil), Pure CBD Isolate (CBD Oil), Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Lanolin, Eucalyptus Oil, Arnica Oil, Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Frankincense Oil, Coumarin, Fragrance.†

Notice there are other botanical oils, but no mention of hemp seed oil.

Hope this explanation helps! More posts to come on this very hot, but sometimes very confusing and misleading ingredient!

Global HAPPI Conference and Cosmetic Ingredients Conference Headlines ROOT OF SKIN Skincare Scientists As Keynote Speakers

AIVITA Biomedical Scientists Invited to Deliver Keynote Address at HAPPI Anti-Aging Conference

IRVINE, Calif. – March 21, 2018 – AIVITA Biomedical, a global biotech wellness company specializing in novel stem cell applications, announced today the appointment of its two senior scientists as keynote speakers at the HAPPI Anti-Aging Conference. Chief Science Officer Gabriel Nistor, M.D. and Vice President of Research and Development Aleksandra J. Poole, Ph.D. will deliver a keynote speech titled Biotechnology-derived Active Ingredients for Anti-Aging Cosmetics at the conference taking place May 15-16 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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HAPPI is the leading media outlet in the global personal care and household product market. HAPPI’s Anti-Aging Conference will give formulators and their suppliers an opportunity to learn, interact and discuss all things related to anti-aging with industry professionals. The conference will feature breakthrough technology, novel raw materials, regulatory insights and market research involving the multibillion-dollar anti-aging industry.

 In January Dr. Nistor and Dr. Poole introduced to consumers an all-new actives complex which utilizes the natural signaling methods and ingredients of skin stem cells to achieve more youthful-looking skin. The breakthrough active is available in the Company’s  ROOT OF SKIN™ product line.

“We’re grateful for the invitation and look forward to sharing some truly exciting innovations with the attendees,” said Dr. Nistor. “We hope our focus on providing proper nutriments to achieve results is a welcome shift from current, more damaging approaches.”

Dr. Hans Keirstead, CEO AIVITA Biomedical, will also appear on a promotional podcast with host Tom Branna in advance of the show, which will be made available on their website at http://www.happi.com and www.rootofskin.com

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           Dr. Hans Keirstead                    CEO AIVITA Biomedical