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AUGUST 2019 ISSUE

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Is CBD Beauty the Most Important Trend of the Next Decade?

As indie brands continue to produce a plethora of CBD-based beauty products and mega-retailers like Sephora get in on the action, consumers' perceptions of the infamous green plant are beginning to change. But there are still a lot of questions to be answered. 


Global Cosmetic Industry spoke with Lucas after LB Equity announced its investment in Standard Dose, a platform dedicated to wellness through natural healing products, including education and the sale of hemp-based cannabinoid (CBD) beauty products. The discussion's topics included everything from areas of opportunity for CBD-based beauty products, questions surrounding current product offerings and what to keep an eye on for the future. 


Global Cosmetic Industry: What area of the beauty market do you see as an opportunity when it comes to CBD-based products and/or brands?


Jay Lucas (JL): Right now the biggest opportunities can be found in skin care and hair care. CBD has enormous anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a particularly effective ingredient to address the basic causes of wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. Beyond that, those same anti-inflammatory properties are also effective on acne and more serious conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Historically, retinol has been the ingredient of choice for these conditions but we're excited about the potential impact of CBD as a next-generation and superior antidote beyond retinol. 


Global Cosmetic Industry: How do you identify what organizations to partner with?


JL: Because we are the leading private equity/beauty brand building firm focused on cannabis/CBD, we have a strong pipeline of opportunities that come to us, so we have to sift fairly carefully. The key criteria we look for are finding a white space, backing an ingredient— such as CBD—that is going to be highly effective and asking the question "where are those opportunities where we can be the greatest help to drive the growth of a brand." We have relationships and experience throughout the industry, so we're looking for those pockets of opportunity all the time. 


Global Cosmetic Industry: What are you keeping an eye on for the future?


JL: We made our first platform investment in Standard Dose, which is a digital retail platform exclusively focused on hemp-derived CBD products. This is the first platform of its kind where these brands can transact and sell. It is also the go-to in a market where consumers of CBD and cannabis products are still relatively ill-informed. Standard Dose is establishing itself as the industry go-to for a credible source of reliable information about CBD and cannabis. The way I think of it, it's potentially the equivalent to the Good Housekeeping Seal because every CBD product that's curated and allowed to go on Standard Dose has to send in lab test results and then there are independent lab tests done as well. 

Consumers today are asking questions like "What's legal?", "What's not legal?", "What are the proper dosages?" and "What is the content of the product?" When they go to StandardDose. com, they can get reliable information that is going to help them. 


Global Cosmetic Industry: What are some risks that accompany the uneven regulations of CBD in the U.S. market? 


JL: From our perspective, we are only focused on those ingredients which are clearly legal, which today would be hemp-derived CBD. In the case of Standard Dose, it is only, within the CBD realm, focused on hemp-derived CBD. We do not invest in and are not anywhere near any THC or psychoactive ingredients. 


Global Cosmetic Industry: What else should our readers know about LB Equity or the blossoming CBD market?  


JL: This is a once in a generation opportunity. It is not unlike the lifting of Prohibition where we have this one moment in time, this critical window and we're making sure we're the leaders in this industry because we think it is going to have a very long and prosperous run. 

Our central thesis is this: CBD and cannabis is a macro trend and probably the most important trend that we will see in the next 10, 20 or 30 years. We're starting out with a murky legal environment, and as such the big players, like the L'Oréals, are standing on the sidelines and are not getting involved right now and probably won't for some time. That doesn't stop us. We're going forward aggressively and developing the leading brands in the CBD and cannabis industry by growing them and getting them into shape and creating momentum.


Our belief is that over some period of time—12 months, 24 months, 36 months—we don't know exactly when it will happen, but soon that murky legal environment will begin to clarify. As it does, the large players will want to enter but they're not going to want to wait 12 to 18 months to develop products internally. Instead, they're going to want to acquire. It is our goal to put ourselves in a position to sell to those large strategic acquirers. 


We've been able to partner with people who have been in the beauty industry for some time, including Karen Ballou, who comes from Redkin and Elizabeth Arden and Jim Morrison, who was the former president of L'Oréal. That partnership brings together investment strategy professionals with beauty industry experts, so we believe we've brought the best of the best together. 


The most recent estimates are that it is on its way to being a $16 billion industry in a short amount of time. We are excited because we see ourselves as the leaders in developing brands and unique products that consumers are going to want. We decided, as we were raising our $50 million fund late in 2018, that in addition to focusing on beauty and personal care products, within that sector we're going to be focusing our efforts and investment in the area of CBD and cannabis opportun­ities. In so doing, that gives us a leadership position and one that we're really excited. For the next two to three to five years, we see nothing but growth. 

Source: CGI Magazine


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Despite what Jay Lucas, managing partner of LB Equity, calls a "murky legal environment," the popularity of CBD beauty products has hit an all-time high. 


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CBD+ NATURE

CBD+Nature Scrub Me Sweetly Exfoliating Botanical Body Scrub

 SCRUB ME SWEETLY

Exfoliating Botanical Body Scrub


This exfoliating sugar scrub gently removes dead skin cells while the Cannabidiol Oil (CBD from hemp), botanicals, and essentials oils soften, hydrate and revitalize, leaving the skin feeling smooth and ultra-radiant. Our skin (the epidermis) is our largest and fastest-growing organ, with CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors distributed throughout our keratin-forming skin cells, hair follicles and sebaceous glands, so the nourishing and restorative benefits of this scrub are directly transmitted throughout our entire body.


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THE CBD Skincare Company Exfoliating Cleanser

 EXFOLIATING CLEANSER


CBD exfoliating cleanser is one of several organic CBD skincare products is offered by The CBD Skincare Company. Their deep cleansing CBD lotion includes the natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids of glycolic, lactic and salicylic. These acids accelerate the natural skin renewal process by loosening the bond of dead skin renewal process by loosening the bond of dead skin cells to the scalp. Their CBD cleanser gently exfoliates the skin with the jojoba beads, revealing fresher, more youthful looking skin.


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BLNCD CBD

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CBD SALVE- RELIEF+


A women-owned and operated business, BLNCD Naturals creates high quality beauty and wellness products inspired by the therapeutic properties of plant-based ingredients, including CBD.

Designed to help you maintain movement and vitality. Their Relief blend is formulated with CBD and organic and wildcrafted herbs and essential oils that may aid in reducing inflammation and discomfort associated with muscle and joint pain. 

No petroleum, no parabéns, no artificial fragrance, no fillers, no chemicals, non-go, cruelty-free.

Bonus: The site even provides downloadable pdfs of CBD Certificates of Analysis of all of their products.

 


Learn More • BLNCD NATURALS

South of the border

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KUIDA CANNABIS COSMECEUTICS

 They are the first brand in Colombia to develop cosmeceutical products based on the benefits of CBD. Kuida’s products are cosmeceuticals with a higher concentration of actives than classic cosmetics in order to act with more efficiently. “The added value is that they have a more determined function, since there are scientific principles that transform the skin by contributing a long-term visible difference." 

Joe Lewis. Scientist specialized in SkinCare (Cuidado de la piel).

                                                                                                                                   

REGENERATIVE NIGHT CREAM

Thanks to the CBD and the synergy of its active components* you can counteract those extra hours. The Kuida regenerative night cream acts while you rest, helping your skin and preventing signs of aging. Paraben free. THC free. 


Not yet available in the U.S.

Source:  Kuida Skincare             

photo: Courtesy of the brand


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CBD RELIEF

TOPICAL CREAM

This fast-acting, long-lasting CBD botanical formula is designed to stimulate blood flow and relieve irritated tissue.

This product has been third-party tested for the presence of eight cannabinoids, 18 terpenes, and dozens of other beneficial compounds. All Green Earth Medicinals products are quadruple tested for potency and purity.


Learn More • GREEN EARTH MEDICINALS                  

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Launching Soon!

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A MASK  FOR HIM!

Calming CBD Sheet Mask

Let the tension of the day ebb away. This full spectrum CBD-infused sheet mask delivers a soothing dose of moisture to revive dry,stressed skin as it gently conditions coarse facial hair. Hyaluronic Acid draws water toward skin and retains it, giving skin a plump, hydrated appearance. GotuKola encourages the look of improved circulation, leaving skin aglow with radiance. Puffiness melts away with anti-inflammatory essential oils of Coffee and Green Tea, which work to combat aging free-radicals.

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New York Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Use

 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday signed a bill decriminalizing the use of marijuana in the state and expunge the records of some people convicted on cannabis-related charges.


"Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all,"  Cuomo said in a statement.


"By providing individuals who have suffered the consequences of an unfair marijuana conviction with a path to have their records expunged and by reducing draconian penalties, we are taking a critical step forward in addressing a broken and discriminatory criminal justice process."


The new bill, approved by New York’s state legislature earlier this year, will reduce unlawful marijuana possession to a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

Possession under two ounces will not be met with criminal penalties.


It also establishes a process for individuals with certain marijuana convictions to have their records cleared both retroactively and for future convictions, a major sticking point for criminal justice reform advocates.

The bill will take effect 30 days after becoming law.

Cuomo previously proposed decriminalizing marijuana in 2013.

The bill signing Monday follows a recent wave of legislation legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana at the state level.


Hawaii became the 26th state to legalize or decriminalize the drug earlier this month.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) earlier this month introduced a bill that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge previous convictions nationally.


The plan to legalize the drug in New York faced a hurdle earlier this year when Cuomo announced he was dropping the plan from the state's upcoming budget, arguing state lawmakers needed more time to reach an agreement.


 Source: The Hill


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