EU legalises CBG as ingredient for skin care


The European Commission has added CBG  as a safe ingredient for skin conditioning to CosIng, the European Commission Database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients contained in the Cosmetic Regulations(EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, With this, European manufacturers can now safely use hemp-derived cannabigerol or CBG in their cosmetics and skin care lines with approval from a key market regulator for trade in the European Union. The classification change was made by the EU’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Since a few years , Hemp extractors have been promoting the properties of hemp-derived CBG in skin care citing it as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant. The EU added hemp-derived CBD to the CosIng database in February, and synthetic CBD and hemp leaves are also among the approved ingredients for cosmetics.

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