Move over, grapeseed oil: it looks like cannabis is shaping up to be the next trending skincare ingredient, and for good reason.
While some might be surprised to see pot extracts in beauty products, recent research shows that the same cannabinoid receptors located in the nervous system, gut, and reproductive organs in the body are also found on human skin cells.
These receptors, also known as CB1 and CB2 receptors, are binding locations for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other active compounds found in cannabis.
When infused skin creams or bath products are applied to the skin and react with the body’s endocannabinoid system, change takes place on a cellular level—meaning that your skin actually becomes healthier, instead of just temporarily feeling softer.
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