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Cannabinoids: meet the future of anti-ageing skincare

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The Cannabinoid industry is growing every day and people are starting to discover the superior benefits Cannabinoids can bring.

According to a recent study, Cannabinoids can have positive effects on skin cells. Their effects include better antioxidant protection, prevention of bacterial growth and inflammation, and even protection against certain ageing processes.

But first - what are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of compounds extracted from hemp and cannabis plants. They are classified as multi-ring phenolic compounds and are similar in structure to endocannabinoids, compounds our bodies produce. That means our bodies can easily recognise and utilise Cannabinoids.

There are different types of Cannabinoids, but one particular, CBD (Cannabidiol) has become popular in recent years and can be found in a variety of products. But did you know that there are over 100 other Cannabinoids in existence?

CBG (Cannabigerol), aka the mother of Cannabinoids, is the hero ingredient in our inaugural skincare range. CBG is a non-intoxicating compound showing promise in several areas, including skin health.

We now have a good idea of what they are, but what do Cannabinoids do for our skin? The skin is our largest organ, constantly exposed to environmental stressors like UV radiation, pollution, and toxins. This exposure can lead to oxidative stress, damaging our skin cells and accelerating the ageing process.

Cannabinoids have strong antioxidant activity, which can help protect our skin cells from damage caused by free radicals. In addition, CBG and CBD benefits in skincare are vast as they can also help to reduce inflammation, another factor that contributes to skin ageing.

“We’re really at a new frontier for skincare when it comes to the multifaceted benefits that Cannabinoids can provide. These are well-tolerated ingredients that have been shown to protect skin from the ageing effects of UV exposure and inflammation, making them a must-have for any effective skincare routine.” - Alexia Blake, Director of Product Development

Cannabinoids and anti-ageing

After significant research to understand in depth what happens when Cannabinoids are applied to the skin, we found that CBG skincare can be more effective than Vitamin C at protecting the skin from the ageing effects of UV damage as it works to protect against inflammation with superior anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This also makes CBG very well tolerated compared to other anti-ageing skincare ingredients, such as retinol.

“Based on our user trials, we included CBG alongside Matrixyl (one of the most potent research-backed peptides, clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles more effectively than Retinol) in our breakthrough Rejuvenating Face Serum. It’s the first and only serum in the UK to contain CBG and our user trials confirm that it effectively leaves skin healthy, smooth and radiant.” - Alexia Blake, Director of Product Development.

CBG vs CBD: Which is better for skin?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on your skin type and needs.

If you're looking for a topical Cannabinoid product to help with inflammation, both CBD and CBG are effective options.

Our research-backed proprietary blend was shown to be most effective for protecting skin from the damaging effects of UV exposure and inflammation. You can find our CBD and CBG blend in our Rejuvenating Night Cream, SPF25 Rejuvenating Day Cream and Rejuvenating Day Mousse.

If you're concerned about acne, CBG may be a better choice thanks to its potent antibacterial properties.

If you have dry skin, CBG or CBD skincare can help to soothe and heal your skin. And if you're looking for an anti-ageing product, both are good options, as they can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ultimately, experimenting is essential to see what works best for you. Start with a small amount of product and increase as needed. And be sure to choose a high-quality product.

Cannabinoids and the future of skincare

Cannabinoids are showing promise as a new class of anti-ageing ingredients with CBD and CBG being the most studied Cannabinoids in skincare. They both have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce the visible signs of ageing.

There's no denying that Cannabinoids are quickly becoming the future of anti-ageing skincare. Fortunately, more and more products are becoming available that are formulated with these potent compounds. But as with any new skincare ingredient, it's always best to start slowly and increase as needed.

Cellular Goods products are some of the highest quality CBD and CBG products on the market. Our team is dedicated to providing our customers with safe and effective products that can help to improve their overall health and well-being.


If you're looking for a CBD or CBG product to help with the visible signs of ageing, we recommend that you visit our website and check out our selection of anti-ageing skincare products.

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