Top 5 CBD Trends for 2021

by Alfred van der Heide
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CBD is not a magic substance, but it comes close. Throughout the last few years, we’ve seen amazing innovations involving CBD. You can find it in bath products, such as salts and soaps, and it’s showing up in hair care and skin care products, as well. As you might imagine, from there it’s an easy jump to the cosmetics industry. Just as you can find foods and teas infused with CBD now, the upcoming year is likely to introduce CBD beverages that can give alcohol-based drinks a run for their money. The point is that 2021 may well be the year for CBD.

With that in mind, we want to take a look at the biggest trends for the year. There are several highly anticipated CBD products in the works, including advancements in areas you might not expect, such as oral hygiene and pain relief. This year, CBD may well show up in places that we hardly dared to imagine, including our bedrooms and refrigerators. Let’s take a look at the top trends so you can get an idea of what to expect.

CBD for Beauty

Beauty products with CBD aren’t a new thing, but in 2021, they’re going to be bigger and better. CBD beauty products are on-trend to skyrocket this year as people become more and more aware of the potential benefits of using CBD for hair and skin. Specifically, CBD has a whole host of anti-inflammatory benefits that make it ideal for skincare. Experimentation has revealed that using skincare products, soap, and even makeup that has been infused with CBD oil can create an even and smooth complexion. In fact, it may be able to calm the effects of skin issues like acne or rosacea.

Because CBD also has a plethora of antioxidants, it may be useful in anti-aging products, too. Antioxidants can protect against free radicals and environmental pollution. You can expect to see it not only in lotions and moisturizers but in sunscreen products, as well.

Going a step further, CBD will become more common in cosmetics and makeup products. As beauty and makeup enthusiasts embrace a more natural approach to their cosmetics, CBD has the potential to change the industry. For the same reason that it’s a skincare powerhouse, the addition of CBD may result in makeup products that soothe your skin, smooth your complexion, and protect against the sun and other free radicals. Experts predict that it will turn the beauty industry upside down in the coming year.

CBD for Oral Health

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Once you understand the benefits that CBD can provide when added to beauty and skincare products, it isn’t that hard to understand how it could be beneficial for oral health, as well. To that end, 2021 may well be the year that we start to see CBD in a variety of oral health products, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and even toothpicks.

The theory is that CBD can prevent the occurrence of gingivitis, plaque, and other dental and oral hygiene problems. It’s a bit more than just a theory, however. A study by the Journal of Cannabis Research discovered that mouthwash that is infused with CBD has an efficacy that is similar to chlorhexidine, which is frequently found in prescription-strength rinses. From there, it’s easy to imagine that CBD is likewise effective in toothpaste.

Manufacturers have taken notice of those similarities. AXIM Biotechnologies has had CBD chewing gum for a while. The CEO recognizes the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory benefits that CBD has on oral health. CBD can result in the elimination and prevention of bad bacteria, which can cause infections. If chewing gum can do that, not to mention reducing swelling in the gums, then mouthwash and toothpaste with CBD could completely change the dental health industry.

The world of dental hygiene stands to be impacted in smaller ways, as well. There are companies that have even infused toothpicks with CBD. This certainly points toward a bigger trend, suggesting that innovative manufacturers will continue to explore the potential of CBD as it applies to oral health.

CBD for Pain Relief

Using CBD products for pain relief isn’t a new concept, but it’s reaching the next level in 2021. Muscle rubs, oils, salves, and serums that have been infused with CBD are commonplace, and many people praise their effectiveness for pain relief and relaxation. This year, however, manufacturers who work with CBD are not interested in resting on their laurels.

There’s a very good reason for that which goes beyond the desire to innovate. It even goes beyond recognizing the potential of CBD for pain relief. The products mentioned above are all topical. Topical products have their place, but they don’t necessarily offer the deep relief any pain-sufferer craves. That’s because topical products – both traditional products as well as those infused with CBD – don’t penetrate past the first few layers of skin. For that reason, they also tend to work best on specific areas rather than offering all-over, full-body relief. That’s helpful on a surface level, literally, but it won’t always help people with deeper pains and muscle aches.

So, what’s the answer? It’s simple: transdermal patches. They may be the next big CBD innovation for 2021, at least as it applies to the relief of pain and discomfort.

Unlike topical creams, lotions, and serums, transdermal patches can target the full body. As the name implies, these products go beyond the surface of the skin. Rather than penetrating only the first three layers, transdermal products get past the skin and delve deep into the muscles. From there, some of the components – in this case, CBD – can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

All of that means that transdermal CBD patches have a better chance of getting to the pain where it starts. Instead of focusing on a single, specific part of the body, they can take care of aches, pains, and perhaps even anxieties all throughout the body. In addition to soothing sore joints, they may even help with migraines and similar issues. Keep an eye out for transdermal products in the coming year, especially if pain relief is important to you.

Beverages with CBD

Who among us doesn’t dream of drinking a magic potion that will quell our worries, deal with anxiety, and stop our pain? In 2021, that dream is a little less out of reach with the addition of CBD in your drinks.

Beverages with CBD are relatively new, but they’re taking off like a shot. It genuinely does make sense. After all, calming and soothing beverages are big sellers. CBD teas, for example, are already popular due to the benefits of tea itself on top of CBD, particularly for people dealing with anxiety, insomnia, and tension.

Since tea isn’t everyone’s drink of choice, however, this new trend of adding tea to other drinks is sure to appeal to a wider base of people. The thought is that CBD-infused drinks may give alcoholic beverages and perhaps even energy drinks a run for their money in the coming year. There are even several beer companies that have recognized this growing trend and are now looking to partner with various brands that specialize in cannabis products.

Expect to see CBD drinks entering the realm of health drinks, especially as people seek out alternative beverages to alcohol.

CBD for Bedding

Who would have thought that CBD could be beneficial to bedding? It stands to reason that there’s an opportunity there since CBD is widely believed to be a soothing substance that can also help with insomnia. People who want to relax drink CBD tea and treat themselves to candies that have been infused with CBD. CBD bath products, such as bubble bath and bath salts, are popular, as well.

So, let’s talk about bedding. There are a variety of studies that emphasize the possibility that CBD can not only help people get to sleep, but also improve their sleep quality. That’s important because poor quality sleep is nearly unhealthy as no sleep at all. As a result, bedding manufacturers are looking into different methods of infusing their pillows, bedspreads, mattress covers, and even their mattresses with CBD.

The thought is that CBD-infused bedding could help to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep every night. Sleeping on a pillow infused with CBD, for example, could theoretically keep someone from waking up several times a night, which interrupts the sleep cycle. That, in turn, can cause an individual to feel cranky, tired, and unrested in the morning.

Imagine having an entire bedding set that makes use of CBD. You may never have problems with sleeping. There are still kinks to work out, such as what could happen if you wash your blankets or pillows too much, but the idea is there and it’s an innovative one that could help insomniacs all over the globe.

These are just a few of the top trends in CBD set to break big in 2021, but they’re almost certain to spawn new ideas that are just as creative. Have you heard about any potential CBD innovations? Let us know what you’re most excited to try. If you’ve had any luck with these trends already, then we’d love to hear about your experiences!

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