Hemp Treats Acne

By Reducing Sebum Proliferation

Woman with hemp leaf in mouth

Woman with hemp leaf in mouth

Researchers, reporting in Experimental Dermatology, have discovered that cannabidiol’s phytochemicals could become a treatment for acne, the most common skin condition in the US.

In past studies, the investigators had shown that a non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid “exerted complex anti-acne effects by normalizing ‘pro-acne agents’-induced excessive sebaceous lipid production, reducing proliferation and alleviating inflammation….”

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In their follow-up study, they identified the specific CBDs that exert anti-acne effects. But their research also suggests that the combination of all five CBD variations could be quite skin friendly.

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They found CBC, CBDV and THCV “significantly reduced arachidonic acid (AA)-induced ‘acne-like’ lipogenesis. Moreover, THCV suppressed proliferation, and all phytocannabinoids exerted remarkable anti-inflammatory actions.”

Among the study’s findings: Phytochemicals called CBG and CBGV “may have potential in the treatment of dry-skin syndrome.”

“CBC, CBDV and “especially” THCV “show promise to become highly efficient, novel anti-acne agents.”

“Based on their remarkable anti-inflammatory actions, phytocannabinoids could be efficient, yet safe novel tools in the management of cutaneous inflammations.”

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