If you’re looking to improve the appearance and health of your largest organ, the skin, you’re in the right place! While we know that CBD provides many benefits, overall, we’re starting to see new information about another cannabinoid, CBG, which is also proving to be largely beneficial for our overall health! CBG stands for cannabigerol, one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp. CBG is often referred to as the “Mother Cannibinoid” because all cannibinoids start as CBG. Here, we’ll take a look at how CBG can greatly improve your skin.

Three major benefits of CBG

We’ve learned that there are three main benefits of CBG. First, it is a highly anti-inflammatory cannabinoid. Effects of anti-inflammation on the skin are an improvement of the overall appearance of the skin, reduction in blemishes, purification of the pores, balance of sebum production, and assistance with cellular turnover. Another benefit is that it has antibacterial properties. The antibacterial properties of CBG allow it to combat bacteria-based skin conditions, such as acne, without the harsh drying effects of many other products. CBG is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants are important in combating the effects of ageing.

Skin Maintenance

Like CBD, CBG works with CB1 and CB2 receptors. Once applied to the skin, it penetrates the basal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This allows it to reduce inflammation, and therefore achieve healthy skin function and improve the appearance of the skin. Because of these properties, it can improve the effects of psoriasis, eczema and acne, among other skin conditions.

How it works

Studies have shown that CBG targets collagen, elastin and other key skin health and hydration genes. When applied topically and absorbed into the skin, CBG can boost collagen. Collagen is a protein that the body produces. Collagen is crucial in the structure and function of skin, cartilage, bones, and connective tissue.Both CBD and CBG promote the expression of elastin another protein critical for maintaining skin elasticity, fibronectin, critical for cell growth and wound healing. CBG was also found to be effective in improving the efficacy of key hydration gene hyaluronan synthase 2 and fibroblast growth factor 2, which plays an important role in wrinkle reduction through the regeneration and proliferation of skin cells. Lastly, CBG was found to significantly increase the rate of interleukin-10, a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine.

While studies continue to be done on CBG, initial information is clear that CBG has extensive benefits to the skin. If you’re looking to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin, while combating the effects of aging and blemishes, we have developed a CBG + CBD skin care cream for you. Our Anti-Aging Skin Care Cream contains 300mg CBG and 200mg CBD, along with many other beneficial ingredients to achieve the skin health you desire.

SOURCE: In Vitro and Clinical Evaluation of Cannabigerol (CBG) Produced via Yeast Biosynthesis: A Cannabinoid with a Broad Range of Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Health-Boosting Properties, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8778347/