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CBD oil has certainly made its way into mainstream culture rather quickly. As an on-going education into what it is, we were excited to learn more about something totally different that offers a host of benefits for the skin. A Cannabis sativa seed oil-based beauty line, high is formulated in combination with certified organic plant oils, high-potency antioxidants and pure plant essential oils for healthy, beautiful skin. They are also free of THC and CBD that is designed to deliver the high-powdered benefits from the Cannabis saliva plant that works to help calm the skin, portent with antioxidants and balance all skin types.
We have been testing out the high expectations cannabis facial oil and have been loving it as a night oil. Overtime, we have seen some serious results as the oil as been repairing and replenishing the skin. We also love how lightweight it feels that we love applying on our face and neck. Additionally, the line works to calm inflammation, balance, and hydrate the skin.
To learn more, we spoke with Melissa, the founder of high. Read on to learn more about this innovative line below:
Interview with Founder of high
Wellness Patterns: How did the idea for high come about?
high: I’ve been in the skincare/beauty industry for 20 years and high® is the culmination of my career. Along my journey, I jumped exuberantly into all the related aspects of brand development in the beauty industry. I became a highly sought after formulator but most importantly I developed a knack for knowing what could be the next big thing in the industry and understanding where the “white space” was in an otherwise crowded and competitive market arena.
high® delivers the high-powered benefits from nature’s most revolutionary plant, cannabis sativa seed oil, an ingredient that I believe is only beginning to have its true potential understood.
Wellness Patterns: What are some common misconceptions about CBD?
high: I think that one of the common misconceptions about CBD is that it is only one of 2 ingredients (CBD & THC) that are beneficial for beauty and wellness products from the cannabis plant. With any product I ever formulate for high®, I want to use the most beneficial ingredients from the cannabis sativa plant that fit the purpose of the product. Our current line of products is for your everyday skincare routine. Cannabis sativa seed oil has one of the highest essential fatty acid profiles, it’s an adaptogen, and has antioxidant properties which are essential for helping to calm inflammation, balancing all skin types, and providing protection, hydration, and replenishment for healthy, beautiful skin.
Wellness Patterns: How can high benefit the skin?
high: We don’t use CBD in our skincare formulations, high® is THC and CBD free. We use cannabis sativa seed oil. We often get thrown into the mix with other cannabis brands that contain CBD but I feel that CBD is like the wild, wild west! There is still so much research to be conducted and regulation to be built to help protect consumers and ensure that it is being used properly to treat different conditions that it has appropriate uses for. It is important to me that the right ingredients are used for the right purpose and I believe the cannabis sativa seed oil is an essential ingredient for your everyday skin care.
Wellness Patterns: How is high different from what’s out there?
high: high® is formulated using cannabis sativa seed oil and is free of THC and CBD! This is our unique point of difference within the cannabis world that is currently flooded with so many cannabis products.
Wellness Patterns: Tell us about some of the products in the line?
high: As of August 2019 we have two products available. We have our high expectations Cannabis Facial Oil and our high five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer. Our high expectations Cannabis Facial Oil is formulated to be a part of your evening skincare routine, providing intensive repair and replenishment. High five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer is the everyday vitamin your skin needs; it will clam, balance, protect, hydrate, and replenish your skin.
On September 3, we will be launching two additional products which will include our high priority Cannabis Cleansing Foam, high eye-Q Cannabis Eye Gel, and high maintenance Cannabis Peeling Mask. All products will be available on our website: www.highbeauty.com. Making your skin a priority is a must and with our high priority Cannabis Cleansing Foam you are doing just that; it removes makeup and impurities, hydrates and refreshes. Our high eye-Q Cannabis Eye Gel will smooth, hydrate and cool the delicate skin around your eyes, including your eye lids, helping to reduce puffiness and fine lines. Then rounding out our product line is the high maintenance Cannabis Peeling Mask which is a weekly treatment that will purify, resurface, and smooth your skin. Say high to beautiful skin!
Check out more about high beauty: https://highbeauty.com
We were given samples for review. All opinions, as always, are our own.
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I’ve had acne since I was 14. Pimples have always been apart of my life, which has been increasingly depressing as I’ve gotten older where I’ve tried anything to just make them go away. From expensive creams to prescriptions from the dermatologists, nothing really worked. Recently, I’ve taken a different approach by cutting out the junk (sugar and dairy, etc) and switching up my skincare routine (yet again!) by using Meltdown, a new product from BLUME that has literally ‘melted’ my pimples away. After just one use, my pimples reduced dramatically, and within a few days, my skin was completely clear. I’ve been blown away by this product and I’ve honestly never experienced something that was so effective while also being natural. I’ve been using it around a month, and now my skin is less red and irritated, which I’ve started to pair with their gentle Day Dreamer face wash. And after everything I’ve tried over the years, it was a relief to use something so natural and soothing that features ingredients like black cumin oil, tea tree leaf oil, rosehip fruit oil, and more.
In addition to Meltdown, BLUME also offers a collection of other safe, sustainable products that are typically delivered straight to your door, including Hug Me, a paraben-free, aluminum-free deodorant; Cloud 9, an essential oil roll-on made just to tackle PMS that can be applied to wrists, abdomen or chest to help ease bloating, cramps and even headaches and Daydreamer, a gentle face wash that lifts away surface impurities while hydrating the skin and visibly diminishes redness, making it perfect cleanser to add to a daily routine. Read on to learn more about the brand and the sister-duo who created it.
Interview with the Founders of BLUME
Wellness Patterns: How did the idea for Blume come about?
Blume: We wanted to create products that would empower this next generation of leading ladies and to end the stigma associated with periods and puberty. There has never been a comprehensive wellness line for teens for puberty and beyond. Seventy-nine-percent of us use the same products that our moms did. This means that 79% of us are still using outdated, potentially problematic products simply because we were introduced to them when we were younger.
Wellness Patterns: How is Blume different from what’s out there?
Blume: Blume is first ever cohesive line of personal care products for Gen Z girls as they grow through puberty. Blume is setting a new standard for education and self care through puberty and beyond.
Wellness Patterns: What has been your reaction to the response so far?
Blume: Our community is BLUMING! All the positive feedback we have received has been surreal. We are overjoyed to know that we are helping so many women regain confidence in themselves through our products and community. We love being so heavily connected with our audience and take the time to read every email, comment and DM. That’s something that we don’t anticipated on changing. ever.
Wellness Patterns: How would you describe a Blume girl?
Blume: Blume comes from the word bloom – a healthy, flourishing condition. To Blume is to grow. This is what we’re all about — creating a new generation of thriving, confident, informed young women who are eager to become the very best version of themselves.
Wellness Patterns: How did you decide on the core product line?
Blume: We didn’t decide alone! We asked our Blume Community, what types of products they wanted to see from us. We asked them what products they need when experiencing their period and what products they wish existed.
We also took a look at what was currently available in the market and how we could make these products better for our bodies and the environment while making them easily accessible. That’s why we offer products like deodorant that is free of parabens and aluminum, and blemish treatment that doesn’t make your skin peel but truly works.
Wellness Patterns: As you know, Meltdown is a personal favorite! How did you decide on the formulations?
Blume: We iterated on the formula for Meltdown for over a year and we knew we wanted it to be vegan, cruelty-free and all natural. In addition to that, it smells great and can be worn under make up!
Want to try BLUME? Use the code ‘WEEKEND10’ to receive 10% off Blume products (this does not include subscription service. The code is only valid for one use per customer, no minimum)
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It’s crazy to think how much my skin controls my day-to-day life. I cancel plans. I go to bed early to slab on creams, hoping for a better tomorrow. I try not to let the dots control my life, but the realty is they do and they always have since I was 14 or so. They make me feel small, less than who I am. They diminish my confidence. And what’s worse is that I feel like I’ve tried everything! Tried every cream and potion and lotion but they keep coming back. And at almost 40 (ok, I have two years to go) I don’t want to live like this anymore.
While I do pride myself on being healthy. I exercise six times a week and eat well, I am totally and completely stressed out. I don’t sleep that much and I sometimes make bad food choices, so the work, as they say, is on me.
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