CBD 101

CBD and Vie En Rose

Our premium CBD Oil is grown in the U.S. by one of the first farms to be certified by the FDA. With the highest standards, in-depth testing, and quality control, our CBD is formulated without THC, fillers, synthetics, or toxic chemicals. We use premium-grade, broad-spectrum CBD, and 100% pure CBD isolate for products that offer the full power of Cannabis.

All About CBD

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Unlike THC (the stuff that gets people high and also found in the plant), CBD is non-intoxicating. When you extract 100% pure CBD, it’s known as an isolate. Isolate has all of the medicinal effects of CBD but doesn’t include any of the other compounds from the Cannabis plant. When you extract everything from the whole plant–(except for the THC in our case), it’s known as whole-plant medicine and considered broad-spectrum CBD oil.

Whole-plant, broad-spectrum CBD oil contains pure CBD and high amounts of compounds such as phytocannabinoids like CBD, cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids which increase the body’s ability for absorption. All of these compounds, working together, is called the entourage effect.

The entourage effect helps to activate our body’s very own cannabinoid receptors like CB1 and CB2 to modify our skin’s cells to maintain healthy functioning and homeostasis by reducing inflammation in the skin.

Yes! The body produces cannabinoids in what is known as our endocannabinoid system. One of the most significant cannabinoids we produce is called anandamide (a-NAN-da-mide). Anandamide helps power our endocannabinoid system change our cells to help maintain homeostasis. Roughly translated to the words “bliss” or “joy” from the Sanskrit word “ananda,” anandamide, when created, binds with our CB1 and CB2 receptors to signal neurons and regulate inflammation. This process influences pain management, inflammation regulation, and could inhibit the production of excess skin cells in conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Anandamide breaks down in the body quickly, so introducing CBD helps to increase it–basically, CBD boosts your bliss molecules!

CBD oil hits all of the three leading causes of aging–inflammation, dehydration and free radical damage. Containing omega-3 and omega-6, fatty acids including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory that supports new cell generation. With abundant antioxidant properties from vitamins A, D, and E, CBD protects skin from free radical damage while helping to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrating and nourishing, CBD increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Overall, CBD oil benefits all skin types and concerns like acne, sensitivity, skin tone and texture, puffiness, and multiple inflammatory skin concerns. CBD also acts as a booster for other ingredients, amplifying their effects and delivery into the skin.

The 3 Main Causes of Aging

Skin, like anything else, ages. It’s a natural part of life, but let’s face it, we want to age as healthy possible and keep our skin looking fabulous for as long as we can. Many factors go into speeding up aging from our lifestyle to stress. Most aging stimulants can fall into the following three categories.

Inflammation

An immune deficiency can cause inflamed skin within the body, allergic reactions, or infection. Chronic inflammation occurs when the body starts to fend off the issue and can start to attack the skin itself. Dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, and other skin infections are signs of chronic inflammation of the body and skin.

Inflamed skin may result in scaling, itching or burning. Some may experience redness, bumps or cracks in the skin, causing scarring and leaving the body open for infection. Avoiding synthetic and toxic chemicals and using calming, soothing, and nourishing ingredients is a good start in defending yourself against inflammatory skin irritants.

Dehydration or Dry Skin

Dehydrated skin is a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water moisture. Dry skin is a skin type that doesn’t produce enough oil or sebum. Both issues can result in dry, flaky skin that feels tight, itchy, and dull-looking like a raisin in that your overall tone and complexion may appear uneven, and fine lines, wrinkles, and elasticity-loss more defined.

Topically, using clean, non-drying, and nourishing ingredients, as well as incorporating nutrient-rich ingredients like fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, are great ways to work with dehydrated or dry skin to keep it moist and plump like a grape. These skin issues also need both water chemistry and oil chemistry to deliver and lock in moisture.

Free Radical Damage

Free radicals are molecules that have unpaired or damaged electrons. A free radical will attack fellow cells to steal their healthy electrons, turning a once-functioning cell into a free radical itself. When the skin is left unprotected, free radical damage can ravage numerous skin cells. This process is known as oxidation.

Chronic oxidation depletes or “rusts” the skin breaking down collagen and elastin, creating lines, wrinkles, and skin sagging. Though free radicals and oxidation are a natural phenomenon that you can never fully get away from, you can slow down the process by limiting sun damage and exposure to pollution, unhealthy lifestyle habits, or toxic chemicals. Another defense against oxidation is using and consuming antioxidants that neutralize free radicals by giving them healthy electrons.