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CBD-infused Skincare — What's the Secret Behind the 3 Letters?

CBD is everywhere — in food, beverages, pet products, even on shelves next to the panini presses in Bed Bath and Beyond. If you're not sure what CBD actually does, there's nothing to be afraid of. Let's break down the hype over this three letter ingredient that plays a huge role in our product lineup.

Along with other intentionally chosen botanicals, each I+I Botanicals product is infused with lab-tested, hemp-derived CBD oil. Cannabindol, or CBD, is a natural, non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike THC, another compound found in the cannabis plant, CBD does not cause a "high." However, our main ingredient plays a powerful role in uplifting our skin and soul. CBD works with receptors naturally found in the body’s endocannabinoid system to provide anti-inflammatory properties for the body and skin, and has also been known to reduce stress and anxiety.

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When applied to the skin, CBD interacts with our body's CB1 and CB2 receptors to turn down our body's inflammatory response. As a result, our CBD-infused products such as our Dry Oil Body Mist, Face Serum, and Bath Teas may reduce redness, itchiness, and irritation caused by dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Worried about wrinkles? CBD also boosts the elasticity in the skin, by helping our body retain moisture. According to Jeanette Jacknin, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in topical cannabinoids in skin care, studies have shown that “affecting the endocannabinoid system — like with CBD — can help the skin look more radiant and youthful.”

Sure, CBD helps you look good, but this amazing compound also can help you feel good. When we're feeling stressed or anxious, our body releases cortisol and other hormones like adrenaline. Ongoing anxiety creates a constant "drip" of these hormones, and can cause long-term chronic inflammation of the body. This vicious cycle can be detrimental to our mental health, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, stressed at home, or already exhausted after Monday's morning meeting. By ingesting CBD through infused food, beverages, or tinctures, the compound enters the body and has an instant calming and relaxing effect.

If you're sore from that spin class you regret signing up for, or carrying tension from a recent visit with your in-laws, a great way to reduce inflammation, sooth the skin, and naturally reduce stress is to soak with one of our CBD-infused Bath Teas! Our Bath Tea Blends are created with specially chosen botanicals and essential oils to create unique soaking experiences. Check out our Happy+Healthy, Fresh+Fierce, and Calm+Collected blends to dive into the incredible, therapeutic benefits of CBD.

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