29 May Active Ingredients Explained
With years of experience in the beauty industry, our team knows what actually works, and what doesn’t. In this article, we’ll explore some active ingredients that could really make a difference to your daily skincare routine.
Scientifically proven to nourish, repair, protect and care, we’ve curated a tight edit of beauty essentials that fit the lives of real people with natural needs. And when harnessing the therapeutic properties of expertly sourced CBD, it’s important they’re teamed with the best essential oils, natural plant extracts, vitamins and minerals to give your skin and soul a boost.
Here’s a quick run-down on the key ingredients found within our Naturecan Beauty range, so you can discover what works for you and your skin.
With natural skin-protection properties, this plant extract is proven to soothe sore, dry or inflamed skin – perfect for tackling everyday irritations or blemish-prone complexions.
Present in: Purify CBD Clay Mask, Acne Pads, Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer
Extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, this oil is one of the few that can penetrate hair follicles. It is used to moisturize and strengthen your hair and skin, leaving both feeling fully and naturally nourished.
Present in: Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer, Care & Protect CBD Lip Balm, Restore CBD Hand Cream, Nourish CBD Multi-balm, CBD PMS Support Balm
Not only does this powerful extract work to protect skin from daily grime and aggressors, it also helps to absorb excess oil to restore your skin’s natural balance. Plus, although derived from the cannabis plant, it contains non-detectable levels of THC (0.01%).
Present in: Purify CBD Clay Mask, Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer
Chia Seed Oil
A natural emollient, chia seed oil softens and smoothes the skin. Derived from pressed chia seeds, this nourishing oil is widely used to condition skin and keep it looking healthy.
Present in: Care & Protect CBD Lip Balm, Nourish CBD Multi-balm
Acting as a natural barrier, this moisturising butter gives your skin an extra layer of everyday protection. This sweet plant extract also provides proven health benefits through its protective barrier function – ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Present in: Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer, Restore CBD Hand Cream
With a unique combination of fatty acids, this popular oil helps your skin retain its natural moisture, protecting it from daily dryness caused by the weather and other irritants, and helping to soothe dry, rough, scaly and itchy skin.
Present in: Care & Protect CBD Lip Balm, Nourish CBD Multi-balm, CBD Joint Balm
Derived from the roots and leaves of the comfrey plant, this soothing extract is an effective skin conditioner that can be used to fight against dandruff and lighten discomfort of the skin or scalp.
Present in: CBD Muscle Balm – Chilli Heat, CBD Joint Balm
The perfect addition to your regular regime, this natural clay removes impurities from the skin and also, being rich in vital vitamins and trace elements, helps to revive damaged skin to give your face its glow back.
Present in: Purify CBD Clay Mask
Green Tea Extract
A natural tonic, green tea extract produces a feeling of well-being and keeps skin and hair healthy. Derived from one of the most widely consumed teas in the world, it has a calming, pleasant aroma and is often used in perfume.
Present in: Acne Pads
Hemp Seed Oil
Although derived from the cannabis plant, hemp seed oil is completely THC-free. Not only does this powerful extract work to protect skin from daily grime and aggressors, it also promotes collagen production and absorbs excess sebum to restore your skin’s natural balance. A natural antioxidant, hemp seed oil has also been shown to make the skin smoother.
Present in: Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer, Care & Protect CBD Lip Balm, Restore CBD Hand Cream, Nourish CBD Multi-balm, Purify CBD Clay Mask, CBD Joint Balm
Naturally found in the skin, connective tissues, eyes and joints, hyaluronic acid gives structure and elasticity to the skin. Topical use of hyaluronic acid helps to bind moisture into the top layers of the skin, making the skin look smoother and plumper.
Present in: Restore CBD Hand Cream, Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer
With soothing antioxidant properties, lavender essential oil helps to reduce irritation of the skin and may help to fight free radical damage and protect against premature signs of aging. The calming scent of lavender also aids wellbeing and relaxation.
Present in: CBD Massage Oil, CBD PMS Support Balm
Rosemary leaf oil is an aromatic extract that keeps the skin looking and feeling healthy. It’s also good for skin conditioning and increasing the smoothness of skin.
Present in: CBD Joint Balm
Give your skin the nourishment it needs with this creamy, milky butter, offering excellent hydration and antioxidant effects for any part of the body. Whatever your skin type, this natural extract is a tried-and-tested way to get that next-level glow.
Present in: Daily Moisturizer, Care & Protect CBD Lip Balm, Restore CBD Hand Cream, Nourish CBD Multi-balm, CBD PMS Support Balm
A saturated hydrocarbon similar to the lipid produced naturally by your own skin cells, squalane is an exceptional plant-based hydrator that promotes soft, smooth skin. As with collagen, the levels of this essential lipid drop as we age, making it a must for topping up on a regular basis.
Present in: Hydrate CBD Daily Moisturizer, Restore CBD Hand Cream
Sunflower seed oil is high in linoleic acids, which have powerful hydrating and moisturizing effects. Often used for skin conditioning, it can help to maintain a healthy skin barrier, giving you added protection against harmful contaminants.
Present in: CBD Face Sheet Mask, CBD Joint Balm
Natural oils that contain vitamin E provide benefits for dry skin conditions, helping to bring moisture and softness to the skin. Vitamin E is a rich natural source of antioxidants that help protect the skin from oxidative stress.
Present in: Care & Protect CBD Lip Balm, Restore CBD Hand Cream, Nourish CBD Multi-balm
The leaves and bark of the witch hazel plant are used to produce oils for skin conditioning and other medicinal purposes. A natural antiseborrheic, witch hazel helps to control sebum production, and it’s also a natural astringent that helps to tighten the pores of the skin
Present in: Acne Pads, CBD Arnica Cream
Is CBD good for my skin?
CBD has the potential to calm down soreness and is full of antioxidants, making it ideal for tackling dryness, inflammation, and free radical damage on the skin. CBD has also been proven to reduce the production of sebum and to support the skin’s natural ability to fight off psoriasis and eczema. To find out more, check out our article: “CBD Skincare: Is it good for my skin?”
Can I mix CBD with other products?
Yes, you can combine CBD with other natural products. Just remember not to exceed the FSA’s recommended maximum total dose of 70mg CBD per day.
Written by Tom Saleh and reviewed by our qualified expert, Katie McKeown, MSc Cosmetic Science
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