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Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology major in Medical Biology

Subject Categories



College of Science



Thesis Advisor

Mark Christian F. Redillas

Defense Panel Chair

Christian Jordan O. de la Rosa

Defense Panel Member

Mark Angelo O. Balendres
Yokimiko David Torrejos


The effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the skin have been a prominent topic in scientific research. In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of skin care products and skin treatments infused with CBD. Studies have shown that CBD can potentially treat skin disorders such as acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis. However, due to recent CBD studies, research on this topic remains fragmented. Thus, this study performed a bibliometric analysis to examine and analyze the current studies available about the application of CBD in skin treatment. The gaps and unknown information in this field of study were also identified. The databased was Scopus, and the bibliometric analytical tool was CorText. With this, using a network map, the top terms that were derived from CBD studies in the skin were found. Additionally, the links from different countries were seen using a country-based network map. The authors with prominent contributions in this field of study have also been identified using an author-based network map. Furthermore, the relationship between terms and certain journals was observed using a contingency matrix. Moreover, a Sankey diagram showed the evolution of keywords, and an overview of the historical transformation of the different studies under CBD and skin was seen. Finally, An Epic epoch graph highlighted the past and current trends in CBD and skin research. With this, the current challenges and future perspectives of CBD and its effects on the skin were discussed, such as moving on to in vivo trials for CBD and skin research, since a majority (>86%) of all studies has shown potential in CBD as a treatment for skin diseases.

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vi, 69 leaves


Cannabinoids--Treatment; Skin—Care and hygiene

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