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European Commission Approves CBD in Cosmetic Products

CBD in Cosmetic Products

When buying CBD there are always uncertainties about its legality. It’s also not surprising that the cannabinoid known as CBG did not have an easy start either. However, cannabigerol, or CBG, as it’s more commonly known, has a number of benefits for the skin.

So, all the better that the European Commission approved cannabigerol as an ingredient in cosmetic products at the beginning of 2021! More precisely: the European Commission has included cannabigerol in its Cosing database, aka the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. So, that’s a pretty a substantial win for CBD and CBG!

A Revolution: CBG in the Cosmetics Industry

Ever since this declaration was made, Europeans can not only buy CBD online, due to the cannabinoid CBG being used in creams, body lotions and other cosmetic products, but numerous companies are benefiting from this innovation in terms of legalizing individual ingredients of the hemp plant, which could have massive ripples for Australia too!

Whether it’s small or large companies, entrepreneurs, or hemp growers: for all of them, this decision by the European Commission means a revolution and the opportunity to break new ground with the legal side of things. But, what does this mean for people like our customers in Australia? And, what are the advantages of this innovation for skincare and potential availability?

CBG: an Underrated Cannabinoid

Not everyone wants to buy natural cosmetics with CBD or CBG, and not every CBD user knows about CBG products and oils, so it’s important to mention while popular CBD skincare products online in Australia are on everyone’s lips.

CBG is an important cannabinoid that can be used for breaking down these barriers of legalities that hold CBD skincare products online Australia back. And, although it can normally only have traces of around 1% THC, there are more than 120 phytocannabinoids of the cannabis plant that we know about. CBG only makes up a small proportion in terms of quantity, but it’s still beneficial for the legalisation of cannabis in general as well!

CBG: The Mother of CBD

CBG has become known as a precursor to CBD, as CBG is contained in its acidic form (CBGA), especially in young cannabis plants that have not yet formed flowers. The younger the plant, the higher the content of CBG or its precursor CBGA. A transformation process occurs over time through exposure to sunlight and drying out the plant. During this process, the CBG acid (CBGA) can convert into just about any cannabinoid. It is therefore often referred to as the “mother of all cannabinoids”. In turn, CBG in its basic form is converted into CBD! Understand why CBG legality is such a big deal now? J

Cannabigerol: The Cannabinoid for the Skin

The effects of CBD skincare products online in Australia have long been studied and are continued to be studied in order to rule out the harmful effects it may, or may not have. The situation is similar with CBG, as it also had to undergo a series of laboratory and medical tests so that it could finally and officially be approved for the cosmetics industry, as CBG is said to have proven to be quite helpful for various skin problems.

Properties of CBG

Above all, CBG is said to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These are beneficial in the deeper and middle layers of the skin. There are numerous CB1 and CB2 receptors in the skin itself – the most important prerequisite for a successful interaction with this cannabinoid.

Studies have shown that CBG can regulate sebum production, which is extremely helpful for acne and other ailments, you can read up on that here. With the skin problems associated with increased sebum production or massive inflammation, they have been shown to sometimes respond to cannabinoid-based creams very well!

Studies of Topically Applied CBG

A study carried out in 2006 reported that high-dose creams fortified with cannabinoids were able to reduce allergy-related itching. In these tests the cannabinoids seem to bind to cell receptors that are in the immune cells of the skin, and with this, the overreacting immune system, which is responsible for the itchy rash, is calmed.

In 2013, research confirmed the assumption that CBD and CBG can regulate cell division, cell growth and cell differentiation. Whether it’s acne, psoriasis or allergic itching, in addition to CBD, CBG could also be the subject of interesting research in the future to positively influence such complaints cosmetically and medically.


In addition to CBD oil, there is now also CBG oil. It has been used in Australia for quite some time in our topicals and skincare products for a long time.

However, regardless of us knowing about it, and its reported benefits, it’s fantastic news that is has been included in the Cosing database, and other national databases for commercial use in cosmetic products. Now, finally, users have it in black and white: CBG also withstands strict reviews by expert committees.

As always, consult with your medial professional before trying any new supplements, even topical ones. And, of course, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below, or you can email us here. We’re always happy to help!

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