CBD-Infused Skincare Products: BOTA’s Benefits & Uses

CBD-Infused Skincare Products: BOTA's Benefits & Uses

There’s no shortage of beauty brands adding CBD to skin care products. It’s no surprise. That happens whenever there’s an exciting “breakthrough” product ingredient that gets people talking. But the unfortunate truth is that many skincare brands launching CBD product lines have little to no knowledge of CBD use. Of course, they can learn, but are they taking the time? Do they understand the details that matter most? Maybe. But maybe not.

When shopping for CBD skincare products, it’s important not to lose sight of the big picture, not to overlook the finer points. Since the combination of ingredients used in a CBD skincare line is just as important as those used in any CBD tincture, capsule, or sports balm, it’s important to consider your options carefully. If you’re curious about using CBD-infused skincare, consider the many possible uses and benefits of BOTA™ plant-powered CBD products.

What Sets BOTA™ Apart from Other CBD Skincare Brands?

Any beauty brand can add a bit of CBD isolate to a bottle of lotion or oil and call it CBD skincare. Technically, it is. Similarly, any CBD company can add a few milligrams of CBD to an inexpensive cream and do the same. That’s why anyone interested in using CBD skincare products may need to dig a little deeper while weighing their options and comparing brands.

BOTA™ skincare products are made with natural ingredients, plant oils and extracts that work together synergistically to help keep complexions looking and feeling healthy and vibrant. Once we knew we had our formulations just right, we infused our facial and body care products with full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD. But not just any CBD, high-quality, cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts sourced from non-GMO, naturally cultivated, domestic crops.

Why Do So Many People Trust BOTA™ CBD Skincare Products?

At BOTA™, we’re on a mission to provide gentle, effective skincare products made without parabens, artificial fragrances, or other questionable chemicals suspected of harming ecosystems or impairing healthy skin function.1 Unlike some of the many beauty brands using the cannabinoid as a marketing tactic, we understand what CBD is and what it could do for your skin.

We also understand the importance of using high-quality, full-spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD in our formulas because we have an industry affiliation many people don’t realize. BOTA™ is part of the Balanced Health Botanical (BHB) family, one of the first US Hemp Authority™ certified companies in the CBD industry; a company committed to providing high-quality, fairly priced products, consumer education, and leading the #CBDMOVEMENT.2

What Are the Benefits of Using BOTA™ CBD Skincare Products?

There are many possible benefits of using BOTA™ CBD skincare products. When you review the list of ingredients, you’ll find a range of botanicals selected for specific skin concerns, including Shea butter, apricot kernel oil, and achiote seed extract. While our skincare line features an impressive list of plant-sourced ingredients, it’s the CBD that many people consider the most beneficial.

As the pure, potent CBD in BOTA™ toner, serums, moisturizers, and body care products penetrate the surface of your skin, the cannabinoid interacts with important receptors found on nearly every type of skin cell, the receptors of your skin’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).3 Although the only way to know how your skin might respond to topical CBD is to choose a product line and try it; many people report favorable results using our CBD-infused skincare products for the following concerns.

Balancing Oil Production/ Calming Inflammation

A twice-daily skincare routine can help keep oily, blemish-prone skin clean, clear, and healthy-looking. However, many skincare products that help remove excess oil and clear congested pores are made with harsh detergents and untested chemicals known to cause irritation and inflammation.4 Based on what the research shows so far, CBD has the potential to help balance oil production and calm inflammation through its interaction with ECS receptors (CB1 & CB2).5 Although the research is still in preliminary stages, you’ll find numerous reports suggesting CBD helps oily, irritable, or blemish-prone skin look and feel its best.

Supporting Barrier Function/ Restoring Moisture Balance

A healthy skin barrier helps keep the surface of your skin smooth, calm, and hydrated. Yet, many products applied to the surface interfere with barrier function. Once that essential protective layer is compromised, skin can lose its natural ability to keep moisture from evaporating from the surface. Not only can barrier disruptions cause roughness, irritation, and flaking, barrier damage can also leave your skin more vulnerable to infection.6 Current studies suggest CBD mimics the effects of natural skin lipids while interacting with the ECS receptors regulating oil production and moisture retention.7

Fighting Free Radicals/ Premature Skin Aging

Skincare products made for mature skin often contain chemicals chosen for their ability to loosen the bonds that hold dead skin cells in place, stimulate collagen production, or fight free radicals. Although formulated to help “reveal” a more youthful complexion, many of these products can also cause irritation, excessive peeling, and sun sensitivity.8 Current research shows that CBD is a potent antioxidant with considerable anti-aging potential. The reported benefits for skin aging are explained by the way CBD interacts with the ECS receptors regulating moisture retention, skin cell turnover, pigmentation, and collagen production.7

What Should I Look for When Choosing a CBD Skincare Product Line?

Some of the factors you might want to consider depend on your personal preferences and beauty philosophies. If you want products that help reduce your exposure to untested chemicals, you’ll want to stick with CBD skincare products made without synthetic compounds, parabens, or artificial fragrances, a clean beauty brand. When you want products that support the ethical treatment of animals, look for a cruelty-free, Leaping Bunny-certified company. Once you’ve narrowed your options, you’ll want to take a few minutes to evaluate the quality of the CBD in any brand’s products based on the following criteria.

Cultivation and Extraction Methods

Industrial hemp is known for its ability to absorb heavy metals, pesticides, and other potential toxins from the soil and groundwater as it grows. Although great for soil remediation, any contaminants picked up by the plants could end up on your skin. So could any solvent residue from extraction processes. That’s why you’ll want to stick with brands that rely on CBD sourced from non-GMO, naturally cultivated crops, and clean, food-safe CO2 extraction.9

A Certificate of Analysis

Even the most conscientious cultivation and extraction methods can yield unexpected results. That’s why reputable manufacturers confirm the purity and potency of their CBD through testing by an unbiased, independent lab. The best CBD brands make it easy to view their third-party test results by posting the Certificate of Analysis for every product offered. You can use this document to verify that your skincare products are contaminant-free and contain as much CBD as the manufacturer claims.10

Brand Certifications and Product Reviews

Skincare companies tend to know exactly where consumer priorities lie. But the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) considers many industry claims, including terms like “clean” and “cruelty-free,” too vague to be enforceable.11 To avoid purchasing products from a company not quite aligned with your values, look for the appropriate certification symbols. Once you’ve determined a brand has achieved certification in areas that matter to you, take a moment to browse product reviews and customer comments to confirm you’re on the right track.

Are You Intrigued by the Many Possible Benefits of BOTA™ CBD Skincare?

Whether you’ve been searching for plant-sourced alternatives to some of the many questionable chemicals and compounds used by other beauty brands, or want vegan-friendly, cruelty-free skincare products that are gentle on your skin, we think you’ll appreciate the many possible skin benefits of our hemp-derived CBD skincare line.

To learn more about our CBD-infused toner, serums, moisturizers, and body care products, visit BOTA™ to read our Complete Guide to Natural Skin Care or browse our Beauty Blog. All BOTA™ cruelty-free, plant-powered CBD-infused skincare products are sourced from naturally cultivated crops. Our full-spectrum hemp extract is CO2 extracted, third-party tested, and US Hemp Authority™ certified. You can verify our commitment to quality and transparency by viewing the Certificate of Analysis on our product pages or scanning the QR code on every product label.

 

Sources:

1. Treehugger. (2014 June 23) Everything You Need to Know About Natural Skin Care.

2. CBDistillery. (2019 March 21) US Hemp Authority™ Certification: The Seal of Stringent Self-Regulatory Standards.

3. Kalapa Clinic. (2021) The Endocannabinoid System in the Skin.

4. Sk.In A Nikolik. (2021) All About Oily and Acne-Prone Skin.

5. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. M Caterina (2014 November 19) TRP Channel Cannabinoid Receptors in Skin Sensation, Homeostasis, and Inflammation.

6. Healthline. R Stanborough. (2020 September 16) What to Know About Your Skin Barrier and How to Protect It.

7. Molecules. (2019 March) Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the “C(ut)annabinoid” System.

8. Healthline. J Yarbrough. (2019 May 14) Halt the Face Acids: Here’s How to Know If Your Over-Exfoliating.

9. CBDistillery. (2019 August 14) Why CO2-Extracted CBD Oil is the Superior Choice for CBD Extraction.

10. CBD Reviews Today. (2021 November 01) Why Should You Buy Third Party Lab Tested CBD Products?

11. Today. B Thomas, E Sher. (2019 July 01) What Is “Clean Beauty?” Here’s What You Need to Know.

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