Going green never felt so good! There's a new skin superstar in our lineup that highlights the magic skin healing properties of plants. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is all the rage on the wellness scene for it's amazing anti-inflammatory & pain-relieving benefits, but now cannabis has earned a new spot in our plant-based skin care routine. CBD is often seen as a new phenomenon. It has exploded in popularity in the last decade, with the increasing cultural acceptance of its parent plant. However, it was recently found that CBD was in fact used by one of the oldest civilizations on the planet, the ancient Egyptians, when the mummy Arsu was excavated with it as a medicinal treatment for inflammation.
The cannabis plant is mother natures gift packed with over 60 different kinds of cannabinoids- healing compounds that may help heal acne and resolve a wide array of health & beauty issues. "But will it get me high?" We get this question all the time. If you're new to CBD knowing that it comes from marijuana or hemp can make you wonder. However, though marijuana contains CBD, CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects. (THC is the chemical that causes the high.) The only buzz you'll be experiencing is from how good your skin feels. Studies show that CBD compounds may help balance out oil production in the sebaceous glands, helping to heal pimples while stopping further breakouts. Hydrating cannabinoids may also help fortify the skin’s natural protective barrier function, while also promoting cell turnover and skin regeneration, resulting in clear, youthful, and glowing complexion.
As if that's not enough reason to try our new Coco CBD organic soap we combined the healing properties of CBD with the incredible benefits of hemp seed oil. The vitamin & fatty acid packed hemp oil magnifies the beneficial effects of CBD creating a pure, natural skin-care option. Hemp seed oil is packed with vitamins A, C, E and omega-3 fatty acids which are powerful antioxidant skin compounds. The light mingling of tropical coconut & citrusy lemongrass combined with the hemp plant based skin benefits will make you a green believer.
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