The sale of cannabis derivatives is still a subject of debate, with different countries taking different views and approaches to the marketing of cannabis. cannabidiol (CBD) products. Despite this, cannabidiol – one of the compounds contained in hemp – is enjoying worldwide success, with a market that could reach $13.4 billion by 2028, according to Grand View Research. But this active substance could now be joined by another even lesser known compound called CBG, which stands for cannabigerol.
Available in smaller quantities
Like cannabidiol, CBG is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis. It’s just that, at the moment, it’s much less well known than CBD. That said, it is beginning to interest scientists and industrialists who are currently exploring its potential in order to introduce this compound into the fields of well-being and beauty. Non-psychotropic, like CBD and unlike THC, it is in a way the basis of its counterparts since it transforms into other cannabinoids – including these last two – during the growth of the plant. This may explain why it is found in relatively small amounts and in low concentrations. But its properties are no less useful.
Just as CBD has now found its way into many bathrooms – in forms as diverse as oils, serums, creams, cleansers, scrubs and even deodorants – we may soon see the same product lines enriched this time with CBG. Some players are already working on the virtues highlighted by scientific studies – namely anti-inflammatory, soothing, antibacterial and antioxidant properties… It should also be noted that since 2021, CBG has been included in the European Union Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng).
CBG oils are already available in specialized stores, promising relaxing virtues that can help fight against stress and fatigue. But the cosmetics industry could quickly seize on this new ally to offer a wider range of skin products. For its part, the French network of specialist CBD shops, Purple Store, announced this week that it is “embark on the development of CBG-based products,that could range from wellness products to cosmetics. In any case, it is a trend to follow closely.