Hapi Hemp’s CBD hand cream has been hailed one of the best CBD skincare products by The Independent, write co-founders Sam and Lorraine.
Topical CBD products can help address discomfort for specific areas of our body, such as the joints. Our hands, as well as our feet, are probably the hardest hit, in particular, these days when we spend so much time on our smartphones and laptops.
Many of us struggle with discomfort in our hands and fingers and there is now even a name for it – ‘Text claw’, which you can read more on here.
This was one of the reasons we decided to create a hand cream – we both use hand treatments to help with dry hands and nails, but we also loved the idea of using something that was more multifunctional and helped with discomfort as well as soothing.
So hapi hands was created and we hope that you like it as much as we do.
This intense hand treatment contains powerful essential oils and CBD make it an all-in-one treatment and can help with damaged nails, cuticles, dry hands, as well as aiding with discomfort and ‘text fingers’.
For thousands of years, people have recognised the beneficial properties of using essential oils for health and wellness, so just imagine the power of these wonderful plants once they have been blended.
Our potent formula boasts 200mg of CBD along with a natural blend of Chamomile, Lemon and Lavender all of which are extremely soothing.
Chamomile and Lavender are two well known essential oils for their relief factor and Lemon is a beneficial essential oil for the skin – we also love the smell of them.
This has been a personal creation from start to finish for us and we are delighted to have created something that we know will help so many of you.
Whilst we are on the topic of hands – why not take a look at our hapi hands sanitiser? It is small but very mighty. A real killer of germs, but extremely kind to your hands due to its hemp base.
You can purchase both at a discounted price in our hapi hands fixer kit.
For more information visit www.hapihemp.co.uk
Tackling adult acne with the help of CBD
After suffering from acne since her teens, Suzanne was running out of options.
Mum-of-three, Suzanne, has struggled with acne for over a decade. She reveals how CBD has helped clear up her skin after years of searching for a product that works.
Suzanne, 31, has suffered from acne since she was a teenager.
The common skin condition affects most people at some point in their life. Many will remember living with the condition during their teenage years, but for some, it can continue into adulthood. It causes spots, oily skin and skin that can feel hot or painful to touch.
For Suzanne, a preschool teacher and mum-of-three, it has had a significant impact on her life.
“It’s one of those things where you just feel really rubbish,” Suzanne says.
“I’m not a shallow person but it does get to you after a while.
“It’s painful and it just really puts you down. I used to just go around thinking that people were looking at how bad my skin was.”
Although Suzanne’s skin did clear up for a period of time in her early 20s, the condition worsened as she approached the end of the decade.
“I used to suffer really badly as a teenager with horrible deep spots; the painful ones,” Suzanne says.
“When you’re a teenager, you think, ‘by the time I’m 30 I’m not going to have sports anymore’. Now at 31, I’m running out of things to try.”
Suzanne thinks she must have used almost every brand on the high street to help manage her acne, but none provided satisfying results. She has also have prescription medication from her doctor a go, but found that the product was too aggressive for her skin.
“It’s quite acidic and it takes a layer off your skin, so you can only use it for a certain amount of time,” she explains.
“When I stopped using it, my skin would flare up again and it wasn’t even completely getting rid of the acne anyway. I wanted something that was kinder to my skin.”
Last year, Suzanne’s sister suggested that she try CBD, but like many people, she was sceptical about the supplement due to its association with cannabis.
“She told me it might not only make my skin better but also chill me out to me out a little bit and help me sleep,” Suzanne recalls.
“I didn’t know anything about it, but I’ve had bad skin pretty much forever, so I thought it was worth a shot.”
After the first national lockdown in March last year, Suzanne noticed her skin was starting to flare up, so she decided to take her sister’s advice. She now uses a raw, unrefined oil and a CBD moisturiser daily to keep on top of her skin.
She found that the moisturiser worked a lot better than other products she had tried, which felt “heavy” and left her skin feeling greasy.
Suzanne didn’t see the benefits instantly, but after a few weeks, she noticed that her spots were less sore.
“I had to use it for a little while to see a big difference, but even if I was getting spots, they weren’t as painful,” she says.
“That in itself was better because I didn’t feel like my face was on fire.
“It does take a little while, it’s not an overnight solution. But if you keep going, it gets a lot better.”
After the pain subsided, her skin started to clear up and, in turn, Suzanne experienced a boost in her confidence as well.
“It sounds like a really silly thing to think, but I always felt like people were looking at my face,” Suzanne says.
“I don’t feel like that anymore. I went out on Friday, and wore makeup. A lot of people wear makeup to cover up their spots, but I [rarely] did because I didn’t want to make my skin worse.
“I can be a bit more girly now and know it’s not going to completely mess my skin up.”
Suzanne has also experienced improvements to her sleep.
Dealing with the pandemic along with stresses in her personal life, her sleeping pattern had taken a hit. Before taking CBD, she used to wake up at least every hour but now she finds she can sleep through a whole night.
Although Suzanne intends to continue using CBD, as a single mum of three kids, she says it can be hard to justify the cost of regularly using the supplement. A 500g tub of moisturiser, priced at £17.99, lasts a long time, she says, but CBD oil sets her back almost £40 every fortnight.
“I’m the kind of person that would give to others before thinking of myself so even spending this money on moisturiser seems selfish to me,” Suzanne adds.
“I feel guilty spending that on myself, but I have to weigh it up against how bad I was feeling.”
Suzanne has since gotten her friends and colleagues using the supplement too. Her boss, who suffers from similar issues with her skin has also noticed big improvements.
“I’d tell people who are unsure to definitely try it,” she adds.
“I think it’s important for people to be open to it.
“I still get a little flare like everyone does, it’s just one of those things. I don’t think I’ll ever not have some kind of skin issues, but it’s nowhere near as bad anymore.”
Why CBD foot cream was the breakout star of the Oscars
Oscar nominated actor Glenn Close has revealed how CBD foot cream helps her ward off sore feet on the red carpet.
Actor Glenn Close has revealed how CBD helps her ward off sore feet on the red carpet.
It was a big night for Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Khaluuya and Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, but the real star of the night for many, was Glenn Close’s CBD foot cream.
The Hillbilly Elegy star took to Instagram to share how she was planning to ward off the inevitable sore feet from a night in high heels.
Close, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Netflix drama, showed off her CBD-infused pedicure as she got glammed up for the event, which looked a little different this year in light of the circumstances.
The ceremony took place in a hall in Los Angeles’s Union Station, rather than its usual home of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, with guests seated on socially-distanced tables and mingling discouraged.
The 74-year-old posted a video on her Instagram profile explaining: “Putting CBD oil on my feet to make sure my feet are nice and comfy,” alongside the caption “CBD cream for feet!!!”
While Close failed to take home the Oscar – for a record-breaking eighth year in a row – at least her feet made headlines, with several news outlets including Grazia and Vulture sharing her foot regime.
And as reported by Bustle, she’s not alone, stars such as Melissa McCarthy, Mandy Moore and Michelle Williams apparently swear by the stuff to survive those long nights on the red carpet.
Who could blame them? After a year of barely taking off our slippers, the thought of forcing our feet back into stilettos is toe-curling for the best of us.
With its natural anti-inflammatory properties and ability to act as an antioxidant, CBD is becoming a “disruptive force” in the beauty and personal care industries, as indicated by Prohibition Partners on the release of its report last year.
Topicals such as massage oils, balms and creams are applied directly to the area in need of some attention, meaning the CBD can get to work more quickly and isn’t absorbed into the bloodstream.
According to the co-founders of UK brand Hapi Hemp, there are numerous potential benefits to using CBD oil topically, including soothing the skin, aiding with discomfort and providing long-lasting moisturise.
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Is this CBD face mask set to revolutionise skincare?
A European CBD start-up has launched what it claims to be the world’s first CBD nano-fiber face mask, could it revolutionise skincare as we know it?
CBD is already starting to change the face of the beauty industry.
With its natural anti-inflammatory properties and ability to act as an antioxidant, cannabis is becoming a “disruptive force” in beauty and personal care, as indicated by Prohibition Partners CEO Stephen Murphy, on the release of its industry report last year.
The global CBD skincare market is projected to generate £734m in annual sales by 2024.
But while major players are slowly cottoning on and adding the cannabinoid to their skincare products, it is indie brands which are leading the way, the report concluded.
Czech Republic-based start-up Moia Elixirs should be counted among those.
A world-first face mask
Its award-winning CBD-infused mask uses cutting-edge technology to produce impactful results.
It’s the world’s first mask to combine the potential benefits of CBD with nano-fiber technology, which it claims allows for up to 97 percent absorption of active ingredients.
A regular face mask is thought to have a 15 to 20 percent absorption rate, taking up to half an hour for application, compared to the supposed seven minutes for Moia Elixir’s.
Founded in 2019, the brand specialised in high-dose CBD oils and creams before launching the face mask last year.
Its patented technology is the result of seven years of research by the company into the most efficient transfer of substances to the skin. The active substances are incorporated into the individual nano-fibers, which protect and release them only when the mask is activated by water.
“It was a big challenge, but it was worth it,” said founder Jakub Mohl.
“Anti-ageing is just the beginning. We believe this could be the future of cosmetics and skincare, with the potential to launch other products using this technology to target different skin complaints.”
What are the benefits?
The combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and PHA (gluconolactone) provides the skin with the necessary substances for first-class nutrition, while the CBD activates skin receptors and actively supports the cell-regeneration process.
This means, according to the company, that the mask not only moisturises, but has a strong antioxidant effect, promotes skin smoothing and provides protection against excessive wrinkles.
Environmental impact is also at the heart of the brand, so the mask is 100 percent biodegradable, packaged in recycled plastic and a percentage of sales is donated to the global organisation Ocean Cleanup, to help in its mission to tackle plastic pollution.
Where can I try it?
The face mask is currently available online and in certain clinics in the Czech Republic, however the brand is now looking to expand and bring its revolutionary mask to Europe, including the UK.
Mohl added: “We’re looking for the right opportunities to bring the product to other European markets and we’d love to see it available in the UK soon.”
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