2018 is set to be the year of extending the beauty boundaries with the rise of
body part specific masks for the décolletage, arms and breasts, silk cocoon finger
balls that you place on your fingertips to help with exfoliation and one of the hottest
ingredient trends on the radar this year, cannabis.

Cannabis is the hot new beauty ingredient

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A lot of this has to do with the legalisation of cannabis in anumber of states in the US: nine to be exact States – Alaska, California (the first state to do so in 1996), Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington have legalised cannabis’s recreational use and a further 29 states have legalised it for medical use.

In Australia, recreational use of marijuana remains illegal across all federal, state, and territories. While Victoria was the first state in Australia to introduce legislation to legalise medicinal cannabis in early 2017 and the other states and territories and then followed suit.

Co-founder of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge told Harper’s Bazaar late last year that, “The legalisation of Marijuana [in multiple American states] has led to a flurry of research on the effects it has on the human body. It’s widely celebrated for its medicinal properties, but one of the unexpected side effects was the discovery of how amazingly calming and anti-inflammatory certain cannabinoids are on the skin”.

Armed with this knowledge, the brand has launched some cannabis-based products including MGC Derma, with its cult CBD Herbal Repair Cream that helps to calm and soothe irritated skin and Marley Natural. (This comes hot on the heals of Malin+Goetz’s flirtation with the whole cannabis theme with their highly sought- after Cannabis EDP and The

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