All BOTA™ skincare products are formulated with hemp-derived CBD, a natural botanical shown to have considerable therapeutic potential for skin health and appearance. Healthy skin has a uniform texture, even color, and feels smooth, soft, and comfortable. CBD is a cannabinoid, a plant element unique to cannabis that interacts with the receptors found on nearly every type of cell, the receptors of your endocannabinoid system (ECS).1
In many ways, CBD-infused skincare products work just like any other CBD product, the tinctures, gummies, or capsules you might already be using. With plant-based CBD skincare, the therapeutic potential is delivered directly to receptors that may help influence the health and appearance of your skin.
It was once believed that most molecules were too large to penetrate the skin’s surface. While it may be comforting to assume that your body is protected from the many potentially toxic ingredients commonly found in conventional skincare products, today, it’s clear that skin functions more like a sponge than a barrier.4 That’s why all BOTA™ skincare products are formulated with safe, natural botanicals. In addition to the hemp-derived CBD in BOTA™ skincare products, you will also find an impressive list of plant oils and extracts, ingredients selected for their ability to nurture, nourish, and protect your skin.
The shea butter and coconut oil in BOTA™ body care products provide an emollient barrier that smooths the surface of your skin and protects from moisture loss. We’ve also included avocado oil and apricot kernel oil for its exfoliating and moisturizing properties. The argan oil in our skincare products balances oil production and nourishes the skin’s natural barrier.5, 6 To calm irritation, you’ll find hemp seed oil, honeysuckle, and rosemary leaf.7
The botanicals in our body care moisturizers also deliver an impressive number of vitamins and minerals essential to healthy skin function and potent antioxidants shown to combat the visible signs of skin aging. It’s the combined effects of our hand-selected botanicals that make BOTA™ body care special.
Most effective when applied to damp skin, moisturizers help lock in moisture by preventing evaporation from the skin’s surface. These creams and lotions help keep skin smooth, hydrated, and supple by increasing the water content in the skin’s uppermost layer while delivering nutrients and other active ingredients that benefit its health and appearance. Knowing the differences between moisturizing creams and lotions will help you determine the ideal product for your current needs.8
Moisturizing creams tend to be thicker and contain more emollients and less water than lotions. The thicker texture and higher oil concentration make moisturizing creams ideal for anyone with dry or severely dry skin. Creams tend to feel heavier on the skin but keep active ingredients on the surface longer. Moisturizing creams can be used on their own or to provide concentrated protection over elbows, knees, and heels.
Moisturizing lotions have a thinner consistency than creams. The higher water content means lotions absorb easily while delivering a burst of moisture to parched skin. Beneficial for all skin types, moisturizing lotions are lightweight and less likely to leave skin feeling sticky or oily. Many people prefer using a lightweight moisturizer during spring and summer, switching to an emollient cream when temperatures and humidity levels drop during fall and winter.
While facial moisturizers and body moisturizers are both important for the health and appearance of your skin, these products are not intended to be used interchangeably. Yes, many have similar ingredients, but in different concentrations. Before using a body moisturizer on your face, it’s important to understand why you may want to reconsider.9
The skin on the rest of your body is thicker than the skin on your face. That means body cremes and lotions tend to be heavier and more emollient than facial moisturizers. Body moisturizers that contain active components need a higher concentration of those ingredients to be effective. In addition to combating dryness, itching, and flaking, the active ingredients most often found in body moisturizers tend to target issues like skin firmness, pigmentation, and texture. While using a facial moisturizer on your body is unlikely to cause any harm, you will likely find it more cost-effective to use a daily body moisturizer on your arms, legs, and torso.
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- Dermatology Times. L Hilton. (2019 June 05) Hemp for Skin Health?
- Phytecs.com. (2020) Introduction to the Skin’s Endocannabinoid System.
- Treehugger. (2014 June 23) Everything You Need to Know About Natural Skin Care.
- Sustainable Jungle. (2019) 35 Natural Skin Care Ingredients: The Most Common and Effective.
- International Journal of Molecular Sciences. T Lin et al. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Some Plant Oils.
- New Directions Aromatics. (2020) Top Uses for Rice Bran Oil.
- Womenwork.org. (2018 September 29) Lotion vs Cream – What’s the Difference?
- Indian Journal of Dermatology. A Sethi. (2016 May – June) Moisturizers: The Slippery Road.