Cannabis has been legal in Canada for nearly three years now. With every year that goes by, people find more and more uses for weed and CBD products, and increasingly there are more and more consumer goods on the market each year as well. Here are some of the latest lifestyle products and trends you can hop on to enjoy cannabis now!
One of the hottest new uses for CBD is in cosmetics, beauty and personal care products. Cannabis is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, both of which are super desirable for lots of different skincare products. Getting these effects from a natural ingredient such as CBD as opposed to lab-produced chemical compounds is a huge plus to consumer appeal. While major multinational beauty brands are experimenting with CBD products, variable regional legality is keeping the big players from diving in until clearer regulations are established, leaving room for smaller brands to try to play the market.
In a similar vein, there are various ways to gain some of the natural benefits and effects of cannabis simply through the skin. Products that you’d apply directly to your skin would fall into one of two categories: topical products, which are applied like a lotion or ointment to the top three layers of the skin, and transdermal products, which seep through the skin to the bloodstream, like nicotine patches for recovering smokers. There are a few CBD products, both topical and transdermal on the market, with the availability of transdermal CBD patches expected to grow even more in 2021.
In terms of topical products, CBD could be the next big thing for acne and anti-aging skin care products. Because of Cannabidinol’s antioxidant properties, it helps combat free radicals, unpaired atoms that are constantly unstable and looking to latch on to anything they can. This could damage healthy skin cells, so CBD protecting against free radicals is great for helping keep your skin happy and healthy. A 2014 study has also shown that CBD can help reduce inflammation and regulate skin oils to prevent acne.
Other infused consumable products, such as cannabis drinks or toothpaste and mouthwash with CBD are expected to see continued growth in popularity this year. But something you might not have seen coming is set to be all the rage this year: CBD linens and beddings. That’s right, sleeping in weed. Many studies have actually shown that CBD could help improve the quality of your sleep by helping calm you down and easing insomnia. Because of this, companies like Paramount and Therapedic are introducing CBD-infused mattresses, pillows, and covers to help you sleep easy.