Cannabis in the mainstream beauty industry is a relatively new phenomenon, though it’s been a skincare staple across time.

In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, cannabis and hemp salves were a common addition to dermatologic medicine cabinets, healing maladies from skin burns to inflammation.

In 1747, English physician Robert James noted in his book, Pharmacopoeia Universalis: or, A New Universal English Dispensatory, “the [hemp] root boil’d, and applied by way of cataplasm, mitigates inflammations.”

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