Skin is a remarkably complex organ that needs regular, consistent care to remain healthy, glowing, and vibrant. The skincare habits you develop today will have a considerable impact on your reflection years from now. Since the skin on your face is thinner, far more delicate, and more susceptible to the signs of aging than the skin elsewhere on your body, it’s important to use skincare products specifically formulated to hydrate, nourish, and protect facial skin.1
Each of the many product options in a high-quality skincare line is formulated for a specific purpose. As the first step after cleansing, a gentle toner helps restore the skin’s natural pH balance, remove any lingering traces of potentially irritating cleansers, and help keep skin resilient to environmental stress. After toning, skincare experts typically recommend applying a moisturizer, a cream or lotion applied to the surface of your skin to prevent moisture loss. Moisturizers help keep skin smooth, comfortable, and flake-free.
Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing form the basic framework of a conscientious skincare routine but may not address every skincare concern. Depending on skin type, age, and overall skin health, your well-rounded skincare routine might also include twice-weekly deep-cleansing with a clay mask to calm reactive skin, a restorative serum formulated to nourish and boost collagen production, and nurturing eye cream or serum to combat puffiness, dark circles, or fine lines around the eyes.
There was a time not that long ago that researchers believed skin formed a nearly impenetrable barrier, a resilient outer layer resistant to absorbing harmful substances. Today, we know those assumptions were not entirely correct. Current research confirms that skin absorbs about 60 percent of the chemicals and compounds commonly used in personal care products. Even though most people apply more than 170 chemicals and compounds to their skin each day, only about 10 percent of the many ingredients used in health and beauty products have been evaluated for safety.2
Upon further testing, many of the synthetic ingredients and untested compounds used in skincare products have been shown to cause skin disruption. As these questionable product ingredients absorb into the skin on your face, they can also cause irritation, leading to a wide range of problems.3 The risks associated with using these products seem to far outnumber any potential skin benefits.
At BOTA™, we use only natural botanicals in our skincare line because we believe everyone deserves high-quality, effective skincare products that are safe to use and won’t interfere with skin’s natural ability to renew. All BOTA™ products are made with non-GMO plant oils and extracts carefully selected for their verifiable skin benefits. BOTA™ plant-based skincare products are kinder to your skin, better for the environment, and powered with the many potential skin benefits of hemp-derived CBD.
CBD is the commonly used abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating plant element found in cannabis plants. Although there are two potential sources, most CBD products found in retail stores, specialty shops, and online, are formulated with the CBD extracted from industrial hemp.
The health and wellness potential of CBD is explained by the way plant-based cannabinoids interact with key receptors throughout your body, the receptors of your endocannabinoid system.4 When applied topically, CBD is absorbed into the surface of your skin.
As awareness of the many potential consequences of using skincare products laced with potentially harmful chemicals increases, so does the demand for healthier, skin-friendly alternatives. With BOTA™ CBD skincare, you could perfect your skin and your skincare routine with a few simple steps.
Your face needs a gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type. If your skin is dry or sensitive, you can skip the am cleanser, but in the evening, all skin types need a thorough cleaning to remove makeup, excess oil, and environmental pollutants. Makeup should be removed with a natural makeup remover or skin oil before using your favorite cleanser.
Cosmetics, air pollution, and cleansers can alter your skin’s pH balance. If the skin on your face becomes too alkaline, you may notice increased oil production, dry patches, blemishes, or irritation. Using a gentle micellar cleansing toner restores your skin’s natural pH balance, removes any lingering traces of your cleanser, and reduces the appearance of pores.
Best applied after cleansing and toning, serums generally contain a high concentration of active ingredients selected for easy absorption. BOTA™ Age-Defying Hyaluronic Acid delivers essential hydrating nutrients selected to nourish and protect your skin. Although many serums are formulated to improve hydration levels, they should always be followed with a moisturizer.
- How Stuff Works. D Kelly. (2020) What’s the Difference Between the Skin On Your Face and Your Body?
- Treehugger. (2014 June 23) Everything You Need to Know About Natural Skin Care.
- The Minimalist Vegan. M Ofei. (2019 June 30) 10 Nasty Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare (and Why).
- Project CBD. (2020) The Endocannabinoid System.
- ACS Chemical Neuroscience. M Caterina. (2014 November 19) TRP Channel Cannabinoid Receptors in Skin Sensation, Homeostasis, and Inflammation.
- Echo Connection. (2017) CBD Has Antioxidant and Neuroprotective Properties. What Does That Mean?