Choosing the jet setter life means breaking free from old habits and restructuring your life to make space for the things that simplify routines. The combination of an unbalanced diet and constant travel can take a huge toll on one’s body, through poor sleep, affecting the skin and overall health. It’s not easy to have balanced meals when you’re on a mission to try every street food and local eats. Airplanes, trains and airconditioned accommodations can also add on stress to our skin. Having a simple and effective skincare routine is the solution to balancing it all. Insert the popularity of CBD products in the past few years. For just about.. everything it seems! I share a review on two of my favorite CBD products: Flora and Bast CBD Facial Serum & Sleep Tincture.
Flora and Bast CBD Product Review
My Holy Grail: Flora + Bast CBD Facial Serum & Sleep Tincture
I decided to simplify my skincare routine and only use natural products as much as I can control. I have incorporated cannabinoid into several of my routines to see what the fad was all about. Cannabinoid is the second most active compound found in cannabis. Our bodies are naturally set-up to react to cannabinoids through the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout our body. Cannabinoids also help maintain balance in our systems and help ease inflammation.
The most abundant of all the cannabinoids is Cannabidiol (CBD) and is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid. Therefore, incorporating CBD into your skincare won’t get you high or mentally fuzzy.
The Age Adapting Facial Serum
Since traveling can take a toll on your skin, I have incorporated CBD into my skincare routine and overall health regimen. The dry cabin air in long-haul flights can cause your skin to dry out and eventually break out. Flora + Bast‘s most popular product: the Age Adapting Facial Serum contains about 300mg of organic CBD. This product is 100% water-free for guaranteed purity and potency. It works like magic in reducing inflammation, redness, and blemishes. It also works to hydrate your skin to restore that youthful glow without leaving an oily residue.
Flora + Bast’s Age Adapting Facial Serum is 100% natural and safe for all skin types:
- Vegan, Cruelty-free
How To Use: With clean hands and a cleansed face, apply and massage five to ten drops of the Age Adapting Facial Serum right after cleansing (morning and night). And also throughout your flight to keep your skin hydrated. Other popular skincare ingredients like retinol and retinoid, as well as vitamin C, are safe to apply on top of the facial serum.
Why Should You Incorporate CBD Into Your Skincare Routine?
Using natural products and incorporating active ingredients such as CBD into your skincare routine proves to have several benefits:
- Anti-aging agent: CBD carries antioxidants that can help lessen the signs of aging. CBD also counteracts free-radical damage on the skin, restoring that youthful appearance and reducing dullness.
- Anti-inflammatory Agent: CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. When ingested, CBD enables to relieve inflammation from the inside, encouraging balance, and healthier and calmer skin on the outside.
- CBD for acne and sensitive skin: CBD-infused skincare products are beneficial for all skin types: dry or oily. These products help in reducing inflammation, redness, and soothe sensitive skin.
Flora and Bast CBD Sleep Tincture
Though I suffered from insomnia for as long as I could remember, I never got into sleeping pills or Melatonin as others do because of potential side effects. Once I started trying CBD for sleep in the past year, it’s been a game changer. Flora + Bast CBD Age Adapting Sleep Tincture is designed to help regulate sleep. It also works to relieve body pain, reduce anxiety and stress to help you fall asleep easier. Not only does it help you fall asleep with greater consistency and ease, but it also helps you wake up refreshed. This is what makes CBD for sleep so much better than other sleep-aid products that make you groggy in the morning.
The Sleep Tincture also helps with long flights and recovering from jetlag. I find this regimen helpful in giving me a solid night’s sleep despite the jetlag. I wake up refreshed and energized in the morning. With a full night’s rest, I waste no time and have the energy for sightseeing and other activities the day after landing.
Flora + Bast CBD Age Adapting Facial Serum is 100% natural:
- 27mg THC
- 607mg CBD
- Vegan, Cruelty-free
How To Use: This is to be used orally. Take a few drops under your tongue 30 minutes before your intended bedtime. Or mix it with water or tea. You can also use it throughout the day to reduce anxiety. I highly recommend using this product together with the Age Adapting Facial Serum for a good night’s sleep, full relaxation and healthy skin that you’ll wake up to.
You can purchase this from the Flora + Bast website at $77 (30mL/1oz).
About Flora + Bast
Flora + Bast was founded locally in Venice, California and is dedicated to designing and delivering natural skincare and beauty products. Flora + Bast was “founded on the belief that skincare and beauty is a lifestyle decision, and that natural products designed, preserved, and delivered properly outperform any synthetic product.” According to Derek Chase, Flora + Bast’s founder and president, the company aims to produce skincare products that help proper aging. Chase has been dabbling in recreational marijuana since high school. But has only been introduced to the health benefits of CBD through the ketogenic diet.
Since there are so many CBD companies and products out there, it’s important to do your research in finding the best quality with simple but effective ingredients. Flora and Bast are setting the standard for quality cannabis in order to produce only high-quality skincare and beauty products.
They are currently in partnership with three family farms that utilize sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. These family farms grow their hemp organically by using direct sunlight, irrigated by natural water sources such as springs, and fed with organic fertilizers. Other diverse medicinal herbs are grown by these suppliers. And the seeds are grown in the greenhouses for quality assurance. Over 50% of the cost of their products goes directly to the Cannabis farmers.
Made in the USA: Venice, CA 90291
Now does CBD really work as good as it’s hype? Is it a placebo? There is no doubt that it has certainly helped me sleep better, lessened my anxiety and seen improvement in my skin. I’d love to hear your thoughts too!