Cannabis has been around for quite some time, since around 2700 BC to be exact. While the original Chinese uses were mostly oils and teas that were medicinal in nature, cannabis later became popular in Europe as an antiseptic and anti-depressant. Eventually the herb made its way to the United States and hemp, with its many industrial uses, became a required crop in the colonies of the 18th century.
It’s often been questioned if cannabis has been used for beauty-enhancement purposes previously in its history. Rumor has it that one ruler of ancient Egypt and overall boss lady Cleopatra, had CBD oil in her medicine cabinet, and there are certainly many present-day claims supporting positive results using skin and hair products containing cannabis.
Claims and rumors are naturally not enough to convince the FDA or sway the savvy consumer. As beauty products containing cannabis continue to hit the shelves, it is only a matter of time until we can expect further discussion of the validity of their marketed benefits. In the meantime, consumer reviews and product research are the best bet in deciding if cannabis is the beauty powerhouse many find it to be.