WHY YOUR SKIN LOVES HEMP
UNPARALLELED IN THE PLANT KINGDOM.
There's a reason we utilize hemp-derived full spectrum CBD as an integral ingredient in our self-care collection. It's downright packed with a variety of therapeutic properties that help reduce inflammation, soothe the senses and revitalize the skin. If you're seeking relief from stubborn aches and pains, or want to transform your beauty routine, our collection of self-care products deliver results with a royal touch.
How? CBD works at the cellular level to help the body balance itself by influencing the endocannabinoid system (ECS), otherwise known as the body's "universal regulator." The result? When your system is balanced, you look and feel better.
What's more—in addition to being a powerful anti-inflammatory, CBD is also a super-charged antioxidant that's even more potent than vitamins C and E, making it the ideal anti-aging ingredient. There really is no other plant quite like it on the planet.
HOW DOES CBD WORK WITHIN THE BODY?
Simply put, the reason plant cannabinoids have medicinal effects is due to the fact that our bodies possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is made up of receptors throughout the body and plays a vital role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes. CBD exerts its influence by mimicking and altering the receptors within the ECS.
"FULL SPECTRUM" MEAN?
Full spectrum CBD contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits of each cannabinoid. This is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect."
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF THC VS CBD?
CBD will not get you high or intoxicated—period, end of the story. It can, however, calm your nerves and relieve stress. Despite being chemical cousins, THC and CBD have very different effects on the human body. This is because THC and CBD affect our endocannabinoid system (ECS) in different ways. The major ECS receptor in the brain, CB1, is activated by THC, but not by CBD.
NATURALLY SUPERIOR RELIEF
CBD offers a low-risk,
high-reward treatment for inflammation.
Some of the most recent findings are highlighted below:
Eczema and Psoriasis: A 2017 study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, concludes that pharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids may be effective against eczema, psoriasis, atopic and contact dermatitis.
Arthritis: A 2016 study found that, after applying CBD gel for four days in a row, there was reduced inflammation and overall pain in the affected joints. Another 2017 study published in the Pain journal found that treatment with CBD topicals reduced the development of joint pain in rats with osteoarthritis.
Chronic Pain: A 2015 review published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry discussed the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. The reviewers found that CBD reduces inflammation through several pathways in the body, and represents an effective potential treatment for a range of conditions characterized by inflammation.
CONQUER DULL SKIN WITH CANNABIS.
1. CBD lowers the production of sebum, an oily substance on the skin that can cause breakouts.
2. CBD has powerful antioxidant and regenerative qualities that help offset damage from the sun, pollution and aging. Studies show its antioxidant properties are stronger than vitamins C and E.
3. Numerous studies have shown that CBD has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to the skin. This makes CBD the ideal ingredient for helping reactive skin look and feel better, and achieving an even, healthy skin tone.
4. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing inflammation, CBD helps visibly diminish premature signs of aging like fine lines, dullness, and ruddy skin tone.
5. CBD possesses antibacterial and anti-fungal effects, which may help reduce infections from dirt and other pollutants on the skin.
POWERFUL BY NATURE
Does your skincare harness the properties of a plant powerful enough to restore radioactive soil?
Cannabis is known to be an avid hyperaccumulator of contaminants in the soil.
In the mid-1990s, a company called Phytotech worked with researchers and a Ukraine-based seed bank to plant thousands of hemp plants in and around Chernobyl. Fast forward 10 years to 2001 and a team of researchers in Germany confirmed the Chernobyl results by showing that hemp was able to extract lead, cadmium and nickel and other heavy metals from a plot of land contaminated with sewage sludge.
If cannabis can be used to clean up radioactive waste, just imagine what its restorative properties can do for your skin.
Tiny but super powerful, terpenes are highly active, aromatic molecules that give each cannabis strain its individual fragrance and taste. These molecular compounds have also been known to carry an array of medicinal benefits. Other botanicals rich in terpenes, like lavender, are commonly used in aromatherapy due to their uplifting, relaxing or healing effects. When it comes to the topical applications, certain terpenes have a profound effect on the way chemicals are transported across skin barriers, making cannabinoids such as CBD more readily available to cannabinoid receptors. The cannabis we utilize is rich in the terpenes Myrcene, A-bisabolol, B-Caryophyllene, Humulene and Limonene. Learn more about each of them below.
This terpene is found in many strains of cannabis. Myrcene is also found in a lot of fruits and herbs, including mangoes, basil, thyme and lemongrass. It has been shown to have sedative effects.
This terpene can be found in citrus peels as well as in cannabis. Limonene has been shown to lower stress and may have antidepressant effects. Scientists think its calming properties come from limonene’s ability to elevate serotonin levels in the brain.
This stress and pain-relieving terpene may also promote sleep as a result of relaxing anxiolytic and analgesic properties. Caryophyllene has a spicy, peppery aroma—in addition to cannabis, it’s also found in cloves and black pepper.
Commonly found in German chamomile, bisabolol is a cannabis terpene boasting a delicately sweet and floral aroma with hints of citrus and spice. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that are useful for treating skin conditions.
Also found in hops, sage, ginger and ginseng, humulene is a common cannabis terpene boasting a subtle earthy or musky aroma with spicy undertones. It has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
DID YOU KNOW?
Not unlike other strong-smelling plants and flowers you find in nature, like lavender and ylang ylang, the development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel predators and lure pollinators.