The term “natural ingredients” refers to substances of natural origin, considering extracts and single compounds derived from different natural sources.
Natural-derived extracts often represent complex mixtures whose detailed compositions and characteristics are not entirely reported in scientific literature, including allergic, sensitizing or in other ways harmful potential.
This lack of data causes challenges for the regulatory/safety assessment in accordance with the Regulation (EC) 1223/2009: How to evaluate the safety of natural ingredients for cosmetic products regarding consumer protection?
Those questions are particularly interesting for Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the Cannabis plant. Notwithstanding the regulatory situation of CBD in the European Union, “CBD Cosmetics” have turned out as fast growing market and remain in discussion.