Formulators know that there are many benefits to adding CBD to a personal care formula. At the same time, there are many potential pitfalls. CBD can be difficult to work with due to its strong smell and faded color. At the same time, formulators must thoroughly test the material for traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
A new book, Cannabis in Beauty & Drug Preparations, aims to help cosmetic chemists overcome these obstacles. In a unique style, it asks questions, provides answers and includes concise chapters on cannabinoids and the application of CBD in cosmeceuticals, edibles and related products.
“Every now and then, as we continue to search in nature for molecules that we can use for our well-being, we come across an object that we would never have expected or imagined the extent or extent of its use”, explained the author. Esam Morsy, PhD and chief chemist at Cita International LLC, Glendale, AZ. “This is how we discovered penicillin, nylon and cannabis. In the case of cannabis we found a plant from which, in addition to the fiber for the construction of nets, sporting goods and clothing material, it was possible to obtain an edible oil, leaves to smoke for leisure and chew together with a myriad of therapeutic substances. agents and flavors. “
According to Morsy, in recent decades, studies on the use of cannabinoids, and in particular CBD, have shown and confirmed agreeable results in the treatment of various psychological diseases, topical and systemic body ailments. Topical studies have shown the effectiveness of CBD and other THC-free cannabinoid extracts in treating skin disorders. Preparations in various forms and modes of administration are now available with CBD, singly and in combination with other cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenoid synergists for the treatment of many current and systemic conditions.
“Topical cannabis preparations do not contain any psychoactivity because they use CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and other natural cannabis terpenes, synergists of flavones; the normal constituents of cannabis extracts, “she explained.
The broad spectrum types, with their rich CBD content and synergists, are effective in sports lotions and creams, gels and serums to soothe the skin and improve skin and aesthetic conditions, relieve pain and improve micro-treatment of different skin disorders.
As antioxidants, CBD and other cannabinoids and synergists act locally to improve the appearance of aging skin. At the same time, the study results suggest that CBD has applications in treating acne and other skin disorders. Morsy insists cannabinoids can play a promising role in the development of over-the-counter cosmetics and products. She pointed out that studies showing that the use of cannabinoids and cannabis extracts in topical applications are on the rise. Cannabinoids like THC can be helpful for psoriasis. CBD, cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG) have been found to inhibit keratinocyte proliferation in hyperproliferating human keratinocyte cell lines (Wilkinson et al., 2007). The activity of cannabinoids in the potential treatment of the early inflammatory stages of scleroderma and systemic sclerosis was also discovered.
Furthermore, comparative studies determined that the use of a cream containing 3% cannabis seed extract applied topically in conditions of acne and seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer and pain control was promising (Sheriff et al, 2020 ). Treated patients had lower levels of skin sebum and erythema.
The book contains more than 100 topical formulations that demonstrate how certain cosmetics and pharmaceutical ingredients can synergize the functionality of the formulation. Several formulations are found in the pages of this book for the topical treatment of eczema, psoriasis, atopic and contact dermatitis and itching.
In oral applications, CBD has been shown to be effective in toothpastes and oral hygiene products. Ingredients such as palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), Melaleuca alternifolia tea tree oil, sulfur and allantoin have been shown to improve results when used with CBD in topical applications. In this compendium there are also many formulations with other active ingredients, which enhance the activity and healing potential of cannabinoids. Here are some formulas to consider; Note that all cannabis or derivatives described here are THC-free:
Morsy describes Cannabis in Beauty & Drug Preparations as an educational material for chemists and scientists who are new to the science and art of formulating and manufacturing topical cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. According to the author, the keen beginner will find concise entries and articles on all the topics necessary to establish a solid background of understanding the science and art of cosmetic preparations and formulations. From items 12 to 96, the reader will find basic topics related to testing and evaluating skin and hair care products.
“I know, the style of my book is not traditional, but I have opted for this style to pave the way for a new way of teaching that is as effective and interactive as possible,” he told CBD Inside & Out. “I noticed during my undergraduate studies and years of teaching that information provided through questions is more likely to stay in memory longer than when given in the usual verbal way in class. Readers study questions, think about answers before looking for them This will help readers retain and understand knowledge much longer both quantitatively and qualitatively. “
Cannabis in Beauty & Drug Preparations is divided into three sections. Section I details cannabis and CBD. Morsy examines the chemical composition and properties of cannabis and its application in pharmaceutical and edible products. Section I details all the therapeutic properties of CBD. It describes the chemistry of all cannabinoid components with properties and how to incorporate them into emulsions, solutions, suspensions, etc. The section includes formulations for chemists and scientists for training, practice and manufacturing.
Section II provides in more detail the cosmetics and pharmaceutical ingredients to be used with the components of cannabis in the preparation of creams, lotions, ointments, gels and even doughs for the preparation of biscuits and some exotic dishes, formulations for chemists and scientists for training, practice and production.
Finally, section III includes quizzes and exams with answers and references. This section covers all aspects of cannabis in terms of health and beauty. The formulations offer training, practice and manufacturing to chemists and scientists. A full index includes all keywords in alphabetical order.
The book contains more than 400 references that can be used for further study.
Cannabidiol will be at the center when Cosmoprof North America starts July 12-14, 2022 in Las Vegas. CBD Beauty is a special all-inclusive curated area created for beauty brands that have CBD or hemp as an essential ingredient in their product line, as well as for the suppliers who care for them.
To qualify for CBD Beauty, a brand must be:
• New to the US market or with a limited retail footprint;
• Financial security to guarantee distribution implementation costs;
• Sophisticated, unique, innovative; And
• Have finished beauty products that have CBD as an essential ingredient in their entire product line or are a supplier that caters to these brands.
More information: Cosmoprof North America, www.cosmoprofnorthamerica.com