The quality of CBD skincare products is surprisingly varied, ranging from subpar synthetics or pesticide-ridden CBD to organically-grown, USA-sourced full-spectrum CBD. For beginners, it can be hard to determine which is which. However, your skin certainly knows the difference!
The best way to get the desired results is to invest in luxury-level CBd skincare products, characterized by their efficacy, use of premium ingredients, and elevated levels of quality assurance throughout their creation.
How to Tell if CBD is Luxury Quality
A determining factor that separates luxury skincare from lesser-quality products is the type of CBD used. Luxury CBD skincare products are made with full-spectrum CBD oil, meaning the CBD oil contains all the beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant. This includes cannabinoids, extremely low levels of THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. The lack of processing and terpene-enriched oil makes this the purest and most effective form of CBD available.
The CBD extraction process is another determining factor in the quality of skincare products you choose. CBD extraction uses pressure, temperature, solvents, or a combination of the threeto collect the best natural components from the hemp plant.
The scientifically advanced method of CO2 extraction is the most sophisticated option used by CBD luxury skincare brands. This “gold standard” in the industry is a clean and efficient method that preserves the purity and potency of CBD, while also ensuring that no harmful chemicals are used in the process. The CO2 extraction method is extremely precise, environmentally friendly, and highly sophisticated, although also very expensive.
Ethanol extraction is the most common method for CBD skincare products. Ethanol extraction is a safe and effective method that involves soaking the hemp plant in ethanol to extract CBD and other beneficial compounds. The ethanol is evaporated to safely remove it from the end product. One of the main reasons ethanol extraction is favored by many producers is the low cost of this method.
USA Organically Grown and Sourced Ingredients
The highest quality of CBD comes from organically grown and USA-sourced hemp plants. Regulated by the Department of Agriculture, hemp production requires farmers to follow strict guidelines for growing and harvesting the plant. Luxury CBD skincare products containing USA-produced CBD include organic and sustainably farmed hemp plants with less than 0.3% THC.
In order to be considered “organic,” the CBD is grown using natural fertilizers and pest control methods, leading to cleaner and safer products. Luxury skincare products with organic CBD are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammation, or irritations. In addition, they are also free from harmful pesticides and chemicals that can be present in non-organic CBD products.
As a bonus, being based in the USA helps CBD luxury skincare products lower the carbon footprint, as shipping requires less fuel than if it’s sourced from overseas.
Third-party Lab Testing
Third-party testing is not mandated by the government, so it is vital to choose a CBD skincare company that is willing to test its products and be transparent about ingredients.
Botanika Life ensures the quality, purity, and potency of all the ingredients we use in our CBD luxury skincare. Third-party testing not only discerns what is in our products, but just as importantly, what isn’t in our products - heavy metals, pesticides, or any harmful microbes. Once the testing is complete, we receive a Certificate of Analysis for each product, found on the Botanika Life website.
Additional Telltale Signs of Luxury Skincare Ingredients
The natural, effective, and high-quality ingredients used in Botanika Life products are what sets our company apart. Purpose-driven, natural skincare ingredients like marula, plant stem cells, aloe, and squalane, are used to create the highest quality products you can find. These potent ingredients go beyond the surface to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin for lasting results.
When it comes to luxury skincare ingredients, “more” isn’t “better.” Botanika Life takes pride in using gluten-free, sustainable, natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients in all our CBD beauty and wellness products. Simple ingredients and formulas create safe and effective treatments for a variety of skincare needs, all without introducing unnecessary “junk” to your complexion.
By now, it should be obvious that the amount of work that goes into creating high-end CBD products is makes the higher expense worth it. Therefore, treat any CBD that is cheaply priced as suspicious.
Botanika Life Luxury CBD Skincare Products
Elite Elixir: Made from organically farmed Hemp Seed Oil and the most potent form of CBD, Elite Elixir is a deeply moisturizing and antioxidant-rich product that can help reduce inflammation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Vitamin C & CBD Skin Elixir: Boosting collagen production and promoting the appearance of firmness, the Vitamin C & CBD Skin Elixir brightens skin, targets dark spots, reduces signs of aging, and gives your skin a luminous boost. This antioxidant-rich serum returns valuable moisture to your complexion creating a long-lasting glow.
Plant Stem Cell Skin Elixir: This Botanika Life product is a supercharged formula with potent botanical ingredients for unparalleled age-defying skin nourishment and results. Rich in antioxidants and omegas 6 & 9, the Marula Oil in this skincare elixir will restore your skin, leaving it feeling younger, tighter, and brighter.
Skin Elixir Set: Lessen the visible signs of aging and elevate your skincare with the best-selling skin essentials kit used for hydrating, brightening, and clearing skin. Including the natural and effective ingredients Vitamin C, Plant Stem Cells, and Marula, this set offers everything you need to combat the signs of stress and aging.
Crystal Gua Sha Facial Tool: Give yourself the ultimate luxury facial with the help of this in-demand tool. Not only does it help work the CBD elixirs into your skin, but it can boost blood flow and all-important lymphatic drainage so your face looks and feels its best.
By Emily Wegener
With a unique background as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Masters Degree in Teaching and experience in Psychology, Emily spends much of her time researching and trying out new holistic healing modalities.