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Clearing Up Misconceptions About Cannabis & Full Spectrum Hemp-Based Skincare

Pot, weed, broccoli, the devil’s lettuce…whatever you call it, our society’s attitudes toward marijuana are changing.



It was made legal for recreational use in my home state of California last year.


According to, it’s estimated that there was a total of between 20,000 and 28,000 Cannabis businesses in 2017.


So it’s not very surprising that hemp-based skincare products are becoming more popular.


Because I am a firm believer in full spectrum hemp’s benefits, I wanted to be first to market with a full line of high-quality full spectrum hemp skincare products.


I’m so excited for you to learn about it!


I know that things can get confusing when different terms like “marijuana,” “Cannabis,” and “full spectrum hemp” seem to be used interchangeably – what’s what?


Let’s get started with the facts and the skincare benefits!



Will I Get High After Using These Skincare Products?

I know you were wondering about that!


The two key Cannabis components are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).


THC is the “psychoactive” aspect of smoking marijuana and is the reason why recreational use is illegal in some states.


CBD is non-psychoactive and can actually counteract the effects of THC.


Full spectrum hemp is high in CBD and is primarily what’s used in skincare products.


Therefore, there are only trace amounts of THC in skincare products, so you can’t get high when using them.


(And they’re legal.)


Where Does Full Spectrum Hemp Come From? 

Full spectrum hemp and marijuana get mixed up because they both come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa.


The difference here is the THC content again – the buds and flowers of the female plant used to make marijuana are high in THC (it’s bred this way on purpose).


This part of the plant is not used in skincare.


CBD oil is also derived from Cannabis sativa and is an up-and-coming skincare ingredient.  


CBD oil is extracted from the plant’s flowers, leaves, and stalks.

I highly recommend my Full Spectrum Hemp Facial Rejuvenation Oil (made with CBD oil and MCT oil) as an intro.


CBD oil diminishes the appearance of dark spots, discoloration, and unevenness for a bright, radiant skin tone!



What Are the Skincare Benefits? 

CBD-based moisturizers, body lotions, balms, scrubs, and salves are available.


These skincare products are starting to be used more frequently in spa treatments, mainly for pain relief.


Other benefits include:


  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-anxiety properties
  • Adds a protective layer against future breakouts
  • Healing and soothing properties


No wonder it makes such a great skincare ingredient!


Alana Mitchell Full Spectrum Hemp Retinol Oil

CBD oil is actually predicted to be one of the hottest skincare trends of 2018.


A massage with CBD oil can relieve sore muscles and soothe pain from migraines, fibromyalgia, or arthritis.


It also has a warming, calming sensation that heightens the skin’s sensitivity.


Additionally, CBD doesn’t clog pores and can:


  • Plump the skin
  • Offer long-lasting moisture
  • Balance oily skin
  • Calm irritated skin


Final Thoughts 

As marijuana becomes legalized in more states, get ready to start seeing more full spectrum hemp-based skincare products!


This may encourage people to explore the different health and skincare benefits of Cannabis as there are many uses for the different components of the plant.


I hope you learned something new today!


I would be thrilled if you tried any of my full spectrum hemp collection!


In particular, I’ve gotten some great feedback about my Full Spectrum Hemp Anti-Aging Eye Cream for its rich, velvety texture and ability to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Who knows – it may find a spot in your permanent skincare routine.

Beauties, have you tried CBD skincare products? What was your experience? Are you hesitant about trying them? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

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