Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Alexis Granite has been featured on Independent talking about the controversial beauty ingredient cannabis.
The anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties of cannabis based beauty products make it a very attractive proposition for consumers, who are always after the newest and latest evidence-based products to enhance and refine their complexions.
‘Hemp oil is renowned for its moisturising properties and is often used in food,’ says Dr Granite. The moisturising properties of hemp oil make it particularly appealing to people with dry skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids as well as having anti-inflammatory properties which is very promising for anti-ageing, as well as skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
CBD oil which is sourced from the flowers of the cannabis plants. Dr Granite explains that it is ‘a non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, sourced from the flowers of the cannabis plants, which has anti-inflammatory properties.’ Initial studies suggest that this makes it a great ingredient for reducing redness, irritation and even signs of ageing, plus skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Our industry-leading team at the Cadogan Clinic are passionate about research and we take great interest in new studies and developments in our specialist medical field to increase knowledge and patient outcomes. Whilst the studies have so far been small into hemp and CBD oil, larger studies are currently underway and we are eagerly awaiting the results.