BASF introduces ComfortBD, a natural CBD-based ingredient derived from US-based industrial hemp farms with organic growing practices; ingredient soothes appearance of red, irritated skin, company says

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FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey , August 2, 2022 (press release) –

  • Active ingredient extracted from L. cannabis sativa and grown in the United States.
  • ComfortBD maximizes benefits in skin care formulas, helping to mattify and sooth the skin along with reducing the appearance of red, irritated skin.
  • Naturally extracted through a consistent process, supported by full in vitro and in vivo test data that demonstrates high performance and quality.

BASF has introduced ComfortBD™ to the U.S. market, a natural CBD-based ingredient derived from industrial hemp grown on farms in the United States that intend to seek certification for their organic growing practices. ComfortBD is an effective ingredient that supports the look of a mattified complexion and soothes the appearance of red, irritated skin.

“Since the pandemic, consumers have shifted their preferences, looking for sustainable and efficient solutions, and CBD is the perfect candidate for this as it’s a natural solution that provides relaxing and calming properties” said Nader Mahmoud, Vice President Business Management for Personal Care North America. “Our Research & Development team has deep expertise with plant and botanical extracts. They found the exact synergy and combination to create an active ingredient extracted from L. cannabis sativa sourced and sustainably grown in the United States.”

ComfortBD, with monitored levels of CBD over 80% and less than 0.2% total THC, demonstrates its efficacy in both in vitro and in vivo tests. Furthermore, the development of diverse skin care formulations shows the flexibility of ComfortBD in final products with no impact on color or odor. With this launch, BASF is expanding its offering of natural and inclusive solutions in the Care Creations® existing portfolio of innovative skin-care solutions.

ComfortBD is just one recent example of how BASF’s Care Chemicals Division is addressing future challenges. Sustainability, digitalization, innovation and new approaches to working together are the key cornerstones to Care 360° – Solutions for sustainable life.

About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are a leading global supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergent and cleaner industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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