The outer layer of your skin is protected by a lipid barrier that keeps irritants out and moisture in. Since the skin on your face and neck is thinner than the skin elsewhere on your body, that protective barrier is far more susceptible to the effects of environmental pollutants, temperature extremes, and improper care.
If you’re not protecting your complexion with a facial moisturizer, you will likely notice that your skin appears dull, uneven, irritated, or patchy as damaged cells continue to shed unevenly. If your skin reacts to moisture loss by increasing oil production, you might even be tempted to cleanse more often and moisturize less, a common skincare mistake that often results in irritation, clogged pores, and acne.
Whether your skin is dry, oily, or somewhere in between, it’s important to remember that facial moisturizers are essential for all skin types. The creams and lotions applied after cleansing protect the delicate moisture balance essential for healthy skin function.1 Those who moisturize faithfully are the people most likely to be rewarded with a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Your skin has a remarkable ability to absorb about 60 percent of the ingredients used in skincare products. Unfortunately, most laboratory-generated ingredients used in conventional moisturizers have never been tested for consumer safety. Of the roughly ten percent of product ingredients that have been evaluated, many are known to disrupt skin’s natural ability to nourish and interfere with moisture retention.3
Botanicals are plant oils and extracts sourced from flowers, herbs, roots, and berries valued for their therapeutic properties or natural aromas.4 Although botanicals have been used for centuries because of their many potential skincare benefits, evidence supporting their use was based on subjective measures of success.
Today, we have a much better understanding of how individual plant components interact with the skin to nurture, protect, and support healthy skin function.4 We also know that many of the chemicals and compounds found in the “latest and greatest” products marketed by the health and beauty industry contain ingredients designed to mimic the effects of natural plant components.
All BOTA™ skincare products are formulated with natural botanicals selected for their verifiable skincare benefits. Each product contains an assortment of hand-selected, natural ingredients in precise combinations to hydrate, calm, protect, and renew your skin.
Moisturizing creams have a thicker consistency than lotions. Creams are generally the best option for those with dry to excessively dry skin because they form an ultra-hydrating barrier that protects skin from further moisture loss. Lotions are easier for skin to absorb because they have a higher water content. Moisturizing lotions are usually the best option for normal, combination, and oily skin, but also benefit dry skin.
BOTA™ Moisturizers in the Morning
Whichever product is best for your skin type, all moisturizers work more effectively when applied to clean skin. Apply your BOTA™ Hydrating Daily Face Cream using light upward strokes after cleansing and toning. Applying moisturizers while skin is damp, meaning within 60 seconds of washing and toning, enhances your moisturizer’s protective properties.
BOTA™ Moisturizers at Night
While you sleep, your body ramps up its capacity to revive the health and appearance of your skin. That makes nighttime the best time to use a moisturizer formulated with ingredients selected to enhance your skin’s restorative capabilities. BOTA™ De-Stressing Nightly Face Cream contains a proprietary blend of cocoa butter, lavender, hemp extract, and other botanicals selected to compliment your skin’s natural ability to nourish. Your night cream should also be used after cleansing and toning while skin is still damp.
Hemp-derived CBD has numerous potential health and wellness benefits, including a long list of properties beneficial to skin’s health and appearance.
BOTA™ facial moisturizers each contain 150 mg of full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD. That’s an important distinction. Many CBD users find moisturizers made with full-spectrum hemp extract more beneficial than similar products made with CBD on its own (CBD isolate). That’s likely because full-spectrum products contain the same ratio of additional cannabinoids, plant terpenes, and other potentially beneficial plant elements found in the original plant source that is important for skin health and appearance. The interaction between the many additional cannabinoids and terpenes enhances the therapeutic potential of BOTA™ Hemp Skincare products.
1. The University of Tennessee Medical Center. (2017) The Importance of Moisturizing.
2. Indian Journal of Dermatology. A Sethi et al. (2016 May-June) Moisturizers: The Slippery Road.
3. Treehugger. (2014 June 23) Everything You Need to Know About Natural Skin Care.
4. Cosmetics Info. (2016) Botanical Ingredients.
5. Molecules. (2019 March) Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the “C(ut)annabinoid” System.