No doubt you have noticed the increase in popularity of CBD products as well as the slow but sure growth in legality of CBD products being sold in many states. Colorado is one of the most popular states to legalize CBD and other related products. California is also well known for allowing the growth of either hemp or cannabis within restrictions. This has led many to be confused about what is what and if it is ethical to allow this rise in products with the ingredients many deem bad to be sold much less used medicinally. Idaho has had its fair share of dispute. That is why I want to quickly discuss Avon’s new line of CBD products by first explaining CBD and THC. As not many are aware of the differences despite a lot of already established explanations.
In 2018 the Farm Bill was passed and legalized industrial hemp and medical and recreational cannabis at the state level. This is one of the many aspects of confusion behind what is legal and isn’t. Because one state differs in what it deems legal and not legal compared to another state. As CNET stated in Aug of 2019 (last accessed February 29, 2020), “. . . This . . . discusses substances that are legal in some places but not in others and is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You shouldn’t do things that are illegal — this story does not endorse or encourage illegal drug use.” I want to emphasize that I do not promote illegal activity outside of this post. I only want to explain more behind CBD and THC before you yell foul behind Avon’s new line. Which are great, by the way, and I will get to the products here soon. Now many different places within different states sell varying products. Until recently in Idaho, many places didn’t sell CBD products. Within the last year, we have, in my local area, had an influx of stores pop up. As well as some food locales that add water-soluble CBD to drinks upon request. I will be honest, I tried it. With this growth of products, more confusion seems to have spread. Even Avon representatives have been unsure how to market the new line without confusing the customer. I have known about the difference between CBD and THC for a while. Truth is, it really shouldn’t be so hard to comprehend. No offense. Still, I do see how there is confusion given how either is produced and also the images used to promote both.
CBD v THC
So what is the difference? CBD and THC are both structurally similar. Also, our bodies have natural endocannabinoids. Oh, you must be shocked at this point. Yes, we have a system within our bodies that have receptors (similar to neurotransmitters in the brain) to both CBD and THC. The fact of the matter is that CBD is a weak form and doesn’t bind the same way THC does to our own receptors. Making it non-psychoactive and not able to produce a high that is more commonly associated with both CBD and THC. THC, on the other hand, is able to bind to our receptors and produce a high. What’s more, is that Marijuana and THC are heavily regulated nationally. It isn’t uncommon for some stores that sell CBD products to be monitored for the ingredients of their products to be sold. In order to know more about that, I suggest looking at your state information to be more informed. Since depending on whether your state is allowed to grow the plants will determine if you can buy the products. I can’t say how often I have had to politely explain this. I have met some angry people just discussing my state’s own laws on the matter. Many seem to think that what happens in one state will be the same in the other. It isn’t true.
Avon’s new line rolled out earlier this year and it created a buzz within the Avon community. There are three CBD products that we now sell.
The Product Line
Green Goddess Facial Oil: This, as well as the other two products, is 99% in its ingredients. It is geared to those with dry, irritated, and sensitive skin. It reduces redness, improves moisture and also soothes the skin. It has 100 mg of CBD as well as vitamin E and omega fatty acids. It is fragrance-free, vegan, and absorbs easily into the skin. Other ingredients it has are:
- Hempseed oil: for moisture, anti-inflammation, skin cell repair, balanced oil production, and anti-aging.
- Sunflower seed oil: for moisture, a source of Vitamin E which protects you from UV rays, has fatty acids (in combo with Vit E these two together are what help soothe the skin) and anti-aging.
- Turmeric: antibacterial, antiseptic, brightens the skin and removes excess facial oil.
- Jojoba seed oil: has Vit E and B which help with sooting the skin and repairing damage.
- Squalene oil: anti-inflammatory, antiaging, and balances oil.
- Azulene: essentially it does what all the other products above do.
Use 4-6 drops and massage all over the face, then follow up with your favorite moisturizer and for AM use, follow that up with sunscreen. Unless your moisturizer already has it, then you are set.
Veilment CBD Nourishing Body Cream: This product is for the body and is much the same as the oil but in lotion format. That way you don’t have to use as much oil. You can use this all over your body.
• Helps to enrich and soothe your body
• Reduces irritation and dryness
• Absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and nourished
• Light jasmine scent
Ingredients: WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, CANNABIDIOL, CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/Cire microcristalline, POLYSORBATE 60
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, CETETH-20, CARBOMER, CAPRYLYL, GLYCOL, Fragrance/Parfum, TROMETHAMINE, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, LINALOOL, ALLANTOIN, BENZYL BENZOATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, and BENZYL CINNAMATE
Veilment CBD Soothing & Nourishing Body Cream:
This product is the same as the other lotion but much more concentrated. Meaning that the same 100 mg of CBD is found in less lotion and so more can be added to any given spot on the body. Best for those who need extra care for their skin.
I do not have dry skin overall but I do in some areas of my body such as the T-Zone of my face, my elbows, and my shins. I decided to one day primp my eyebrows, as I do every week. Generally, this creates irritation. I waited a full day as it is never good to apply any product on broken skin and though I didn’t have broken skin, I prefer to take precaution. My skin can be irritated for a while after primping it. A half-hour after using it on my T-Zone, my skin wasn’t as red and didn’t feel as sensitive as it usually was. On my shins, which have been dry forever and I always have to gently scrub to get rid of dead skin after a shower, they were surprisingly more moisturized after application. I will be honest and say I don’t really use a moisturizing lotion. I simply have never been one to do it on the regular for my body. Unless it was for acne treatment. A topic for another post.
I feel this product does what it is meant to and suggest anyone try it. You may not have overly dry skin but we all suffer irritation of some sort throughout the year. I recommend giving this a try. Don’t worry, you won’t get high. Check out my video on YouTube where I demo the products here.
It is not recommended to ingest this product or use it on a child unless it is given the okay by a doctor. Never use these kinds of products on minors unless it is medically okay. These products are meant for adults.