Keeping the skin of your entire body as vibrant and healthy as the skin on your face requires daily care. To avoid exposure to the many potentially harmful ingredients commonly used by the health and beauty industry, many health-conscious consumers are caring for their skin using safe, natural, skin-soothing botanicals. At BOTA™, it’s our commitment to using botanicals with verifiable skin benefits that make our body care products special.1
Aloe Vera Extract
Aloe vera is known for its calming skin-nourishing properties and contains a significant number of bioactive components, including B vitamins, amino acids, and glycoprotein.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot kernel oil is high in vitamins E and K, and deeply moisturizes the skin.
Argan oil contains a high percentage of fatty acids, including linoleic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid. High in vitamins A and E, argan oil is shown to nourish the skin’s natural barrier function.
Avocado oil nurtures skin while being high in vitamins A, D, E, and several B vitamins. Avocado oil is shown to protect the skin from potential environmental damage.2
Coconut oil is a rich emollient with considerable moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.3
Extracted from the stalks stems and flowers of industrial hemp plants, hemp extract contains numerous plant elements beneficial for skin health, including vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Hemp oil is typically extracted for its cannabinoid (CBD) content.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids and skin-soothing vitamin E.3
Honeysuckle is shown to calm and soothe irritation. The exfoliating properties make honeysuckle ideal for keeping skin clean.
Shea butter is loaded with vitamins E and A. This rich emollient has a favorable impact on maintaining moisturization.5
Of the many botanicals used in our natural moisturizers, many people consider the therapeutic potential of the CBD in our hemp extract the most intriguing. We add CBD to our moisturizing creams and lotions because of the way plant-based cannabinoids contribute to skin’s health and appearance. CBD is the most abundant of the many plant-based cannabinoids found in full-spectrum hemp extract.
Far too many people underestimate the many potential benefits of using plant-based body care products to prevent dryness and flaking, rough or bumpy skin texture, clogged pores and breakouts, and the visible signs of skin aging. If you’ve been skipping this valuable step in your skincare routine, or only use a body moisturizer when your skin feels dry, itchy, or uncomfortable, you’re missing out.
To maintain your skin’s health and appearance, a moisturizing cream or lotion should be applied within the first few minutes after showering or bathing. Moisturizing while skin is still damp helps the product form a protective barrier that restores the skin’s balance and prevents moisture loss through evaporation. Moisturizers applied to dry skin do not perform as effectively.
Skincare experts also recommend applying a moisturizer after shaving to protect newly exposed skin cells, before and after air travel, and before turning in for the night. Applying your moisturizer before slipping between the sheets helps give your skin ample time to reap the benefits of any active ingredients.
For best results, place a quarter-size amount of your BOTA™ cream or lotion into the palm of your hand, warm the lotion between both palms, and apply the product in gentle, circular motions in small areas. Repeat these steps to cover your entire body.7
Most people are surprised to learn that up to 90 percent of the chemicals and compounds commonly used in conventional skincare products have never been tested for consumer safety. Of the roughly 10 percent that have been evaluated, far too many are found to cause serious health concerns when absorbed through the skin, including hormonal disruptions and some types of cancer.8
Using plant-based skincare products helps reduce your exposure to the many potentially harmful effects of synthetic skincare ingredients without having to sacrifice results. Natural plant oils and extracts contain antioxidants that help skin cells fight the effects of free radicals, essential fatty acids to help retain precious moisture and naturally occurring lipids that support its protective barrier. Plant-based moisturizers infused with the therapeutic potential of hemp-derived CBD could be just what your skin needs to remain comfortable, youthful, and resilient.
All BOTA™ CBD skincare products, including our Nourishing All-Day Body Lotion and Ultra-Rich Body Crème, are formulated with plant oils and extracts selected for their verifiable contributions to the health and appearance of your skin, ingredients hand-selected to hydrate, calm, and renew. Plus, BOTA™ Plant-Powered skincare is gluten-free, cruelty-free, third-party tested, and US Hemp Authority™ certified.
1. Sustainable Jungle. (2019) 35 Natural Skin Care Ingredients: The Most Common and Effective.
2. Journal of Oleo Science. M Stryjecka et al. (2019) Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Oils from the Seeds of Five Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca L.) Cultivars.
3. Healthline. R Link. (2017 April 09) Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?
4. Healthline. A Gotter. (2018 August 30) Hemp Oil for Skin.
5. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. T Lin et al. (2018 January 19) Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Some Plant Oils.
6. ISRN Dermatology. R Pandel et al. (2013 September 12) Skin Photoaging and the Role of Antioxidants in Its Prevention.
7. Clinical Medicine and Research. S Purnamawati et al. (2017 December 15) The Role of Moisturizers in Addressing Various Kinds of Dermatitis: A Review.
8. Treehugger. (2014 June 23) Everything You Need to Know About Natural Skin Care.