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The CBD brand helping black women love their natural hair

Seventy five percent of products on the black hair market contain toxins

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Jessica Bukenya, founder and CEO of Baked Kurls

Europe’s first CBD hair care brand for type 4 afro hair is encouraging women to embrace their natural look. 

Baked Kurls was founded by natural hair coach and content creator, Jessica Bukenya, who specialises in sharing tips for those with type 4 hair with her 35,000+ followers on TikTok.

After years of damaging her hair with heat and processed products, in 2018 Jessica began experiencing hair loss and decided it was time to embrace her natural look.

But the lack of information out there for those with her hair type left her feeling “excluded” from the conversation.

According to a 2018 report, 75 percent of products on the black hair market contain toxins, exposing black women to dozens of hazardous chemicals through the hair care they use. 

Hair re-growth oil contains a blend of pure CBD

With Baked Kurls, Jessica is hoping to transform the industry for the better. 

Based on research that suggests CBD could promote hair growth, all the products are designed to repair damaged strands and lock in moisture.

Its herbal hair growth oil, Boost, contains a blend of pure CBD with Ayurvedic herbs and oils such as Hibiscus, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Fenugreek, and coconut oil. 

But it’s about more than just selling products, Baked Kurls wants to educate women by providing them with the secrets and tools to achieve healthy, natural hair.

Through its podcast, events and growing community of supporters, it is providing a safe space for women with naturally kinky, coily, afro hair to have candid conversations about their natural hair. 

Jessica told Cannabis Health how the brand is revolutionising black hair care.

 

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CH: What are some of the benefits of adding CBD to your hair care routine?

Jessica Bukeny: Baked Kurls’ CBD haircare does not contain any THC, so there are no psychoactive effects when using the products. All of our products are based on independent research that links CBD to promoting hair growth, through CBD’s makeup of nutrients and fatty acids such as Omega-3,6 and 9. As well as soothing a dry itchy, and flaky scalp, through its anti-inflammatory properties, and barrier protection against environmental damage.

CH: Can you tell us about your own journey to embrace your natural hair?

JB: In 2018 I  was suffering from hair loss, and heat damage from over-processing my hair. I really wanted to grow out my natural hair but I wasn’t sure where to begin. I felt excluded from the natural hair conversation since there weren’t many products aimed at typ

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e 4 hair and content online was very minimal, due to texturism that arose in the natural hair movement.

CH: Why is there a need for something different in the natural hair space?

JB: Seventy five percent of the products on the black hair market contain toxic ingredients. With this in mind, I realised that there was a need in the natural hair space for products that have an equal focus on high-quality, vegan, clean, and non-toxic ingredients, accessibility as well as genuine claims about the effectiveness of the products (backed up by independent scientific evidence), that simply do what they say on the bottle without jeopardising health. Baked Kurls was born out of a gap in the natural hair space.

Kinky, type 4 natural hair tends to be more prone to breakage because of the shape of the hair. Usually caused by dryness and/or poor hair nourishment, breakage gets in the way of length retention, softness, and strong hair strands. Baked Kurls’ products help to combat issues that black women typically face with type 4 hair typically face in their everyday maintenance.

CH: Why do you think more women are feeling empowered to embrace their natural hair now?

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JB: Thanks to the rise of social media, more women are realising that type 4 hair isn’t hard to manage or undesirable. The recent laws and initiatives tackling hair discrimination in the workplace, has allowed for women to feel more confident in themselves to wear their hair to the workplace however they desire. 

Baked Kurls steps in at the intersection of women who have just begun growing out their natural hair, or women who already wear their natural hair out, and are looking for non-toxic, clean, vegan and effective products. We provide the products, tools and knowledge to better understand how to look after their hair. We take the stress out of the everyday maintenance of natural hair.

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David Beckham-backed CBG skincare line launches new products

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David Beckham-backed CBD brand, Cellular Goods, has launched a new collection of skincare and edibles that contain CBD and CBG.

The Cellular Goods launch is taking place nine months after the announcement of Beckham’s DB Ventures investment back in February 2021. The company managed to raise £13 million in their original public offering.

The Cellular Good skincare line contains serum, face oil and after-shave moisturiser. The ingestible collection includes a tincture, spray and capsules.

The skincare collection is the UK’s first CBG range. Their face oil contains ultra-pure, bio-synthetic CBG, hemp and grapeseed oil. The combination of all three is thought to hydrate, regenerate and smooth the skin while adding a source of essential fatty acids.

CBG is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties which may make it great for acne or blemishes. It may also be an anti-bacterial preventing infection. The essential fatty acids contained within different cannabinoids could have anti-ageing properties as they help to plump the skin and hydrate. All products are suitable for sensitive skin, dermatologically tested and dermatologist approved.

Cellular Good’s shaving gel contains some of the most popular skincare ingredients of the year including hyaluronic acid which locks in moisture to improve skin health and Niacinamide which is used to brighten the complexion.

CBG is the latest cannabinoid to gain interest, especially within the beauty and wellness sector. However, CBG is rarer and harder to extract than CBD which can make it more expensive.

 

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Cellular Goods range

The ingestible collection contains just CBD rather than CBG.

Cellular Goods was established in 2018 to develop research-backed and efficacy led products. The products are made using lab-created CBD and CBG which means the company do not need to cultivate cannabis which they believe is a greener alternative than field grown.

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Cannabis Health has reached out to Cellular Goods to determine the level of CBG within the skincare line. They had not replied at the time of publication.

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Introducing DermaQuest CBD skincare and wellness range

DermaQuest has introduced a results-driven CBD range to its line of cosmeceutical skincare.

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DermaQuest has introduced a results-driven CBD range to its line of cosmeceutical skincare.

Known for its advanced formulas and high-performance products, DermaQuest has introduced a results-driven CBD range to its line of cosmeceutical skincare.

Harnessing the healing power of CBD, the professional skincare brand has developed a collection that delivers anti-ageing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

The DermaQuest range uses a pure CBD isolate that is safe for all ages and all skin types. Encapsulated in a patented Hydroxysome delivery system, DermaQuest’s CBD is stabilised to ensure a safe and highly effective distribution of the active ingredient when applied to the skin. 

Endeavouring to create the most efficacious line of CBD skincare, each product in the collection contains 99.7 per cent pure CBD isolate. In order to obtain CBD in the purest possible form, the extract undergoes a thorough, four-part distillation process to remove all impurities and non-essential materials. Pairing its uniquely pure form of CBD with other high-powered ingredients, DermaQuest has created a results-driven range of CBD skincare in the form of 8 efficacious formulas. 

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CBD Replenishing Eye Cream, £66

An intensely nourishing eye cream that provides antioxidant protection, diminishes the appearance of puffiness and delivers soothing hydration to the delicate undereye area. Oil-soluble Vitamin C (BV-OSC) provides effective protection from free radicals and environmental aggressors, enhancing the efficacy of sunscreen to help mitigate the damaging effects of UV exposure. Meanwhile, Argan Plant Stem Cell extract targets puffiness and provides nurturing relief to the undereye area, calming and soothing dry skin.  

CBD Blue Light Defense Moisturiser, £76

Formulated with Lumicease, this hydrating, hemp-derived moisturiser defends against the damage caused by blue light to prevent signs of photoaging. Its Aqua Cell complex provides skin with long-lasting hydration to help improve skin density. Harnessing the reparative properties of Wagandys, this powerful herb reinforces barrier function and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a more youthful complexion. 

CBD Blue Light Defense SPF 30, £66

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For ultimate protection from the elements, the addition of SPF ensures skin is shielded from the damage caused by UV rays as well as blue light. A 18.90 per cent concentration of Zinc Oxide provides physical sun protection while its BVOSC content (a stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C) further fights free radicals to enhance sunscreen efficacy. For added protection, Infraguard combines organic sunflower sprouts and the antioxidant rich tara tannins to defend against the ageing effects of blue light and infrared rays. The moisturiser’s 99 per cent pure CBD content works to enhance the preventative properties of all of these defensive ingredients to provide skin with comprehensive protection. 

CBD Pain Relief Cream, £92

A safe, palliative option for pain relief, this soothing cream alleviates aches in the joints and muscles with its blend of 99 per cent pure CBD isolate, 10 per cent TEA Salicylate and MSM. Applied after exercise, its heat activating formula provides effective relief to over-exerted bodies and eases discomfort. Bolstered by the antioxidant rich Vitamin E, Coconut Amino Acids and Rose Hip Seed Oil, this nourishing cream provides protection from free radical damage while replenishing and soothing inflamed skin. 

CBD Healing Balm, £56

Formulated with 99 per cent pure hemp-derived CBD isolate, this healing balm relieves minor aches and pains whilst working to maintain joint health and flexibility. Hydrating as well as healing, an oil-rich formula comprised of Sweet Almond, Olive and Jojoba Oils delivers intense moisture to repair dry, damaged and dehydrated skin. The CBD Healing Balm can be used on both the face and body to help replenish moisture reserves, relieve muscle soreness and soothe inflammation.  

CBD Tinctures, £87

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Designed to provide ultimate relaxation for the body and mind in addition to skincare benefits, DermaQuest CBD Tinctures contain a potent concentration of 99.7 per cent pure CBD isolate. Tailored for day and night-time use, the Daily Elixir is infused with Spearmint while the Sleep Elixir is flavoured by Vanilla. 

The CBD Sleep Elixir harnesses the analgesic properties of eugenol, an essential oil found in Vanilla. Targeting the body’s TRPV1 receptor, the elixir mediates pain, increases relaxation and enhances quality of sleep. Infused with invigorating spearmint, the CBD Daily Elixir is the ultimate mood enhancer. Shown to influence terpene synthesis, the aromatic oil produces an antidepressant-mimicking effect on the brain’s receptors and neurotransmitters, making it suitable for daytime use. 

Applied sublingually, the elixirs absorb quickly underneath the tongue to deliver immediate mood enhancing benefits. For skincare benefits, the tinctures can also be added to moisturisers and applied topically on both the face and body. The elixirs’ concentration of MCT, or fractionated coconut oil, provides skin with intensive hydration and soothes irritation to help relieve dry, chapped and chafed skin. 

Committed to ensuring the transparency and legitimacy of its label claims, DermaQuest CBD is 3rd party tested by a licensed California based lab. 

The DermaQuest CBD range is available now from www.dermaquestinc.co.uk 

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Provacan’s four new skincare products expected to shine bright this Christmas

The brand’s popular CBD moisturiser is now back by popular demand with double the CBD content

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As one of the leading providers of CBD products in the United Kingdom, Provacan has achieved considerable success since its launch.

Provacan has been praised by reviewers and customers alike for its high-quality, uncompromised products.

This Christmas it has outshined itself with its new and improved, back by popular demand CBD moisturiser with SPF whose CBD content has been doubled. An ultra-soothing gel perfect for that winter beach getaway, a lightweight eye cream, and a blemish control gel.

What exactly are CBD topicals?

If you’re asking this question, then you’re in the right place. CBD topicals are CBD-infused creams, gels, lotions, salves, and balms designed to be applied directly to the skin.

While they can be used in conjunction with your medication, these powerful compounds offer numerous benefits all on their own because of their potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Utilising the award-winning full-spectrum CBD formula, CiiTECH is expecting sales for skincare topicals to be extremely popular this Christmas, CBD product sales and especially skincare products have been growing exponentially and continue to see a bright future ahead.

The CBD Skincare market is expected to grow substantially at 29.1% CAGR from 2021-2028 reported Market Research Future (MRFR)

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“There is nothing more gratifying to me than when a customer tells us how much one of our products has changed their lives. We are passionate about the work we are doing, the partnerships we are creating, and the products we are developing. The science-led approach of CiiTECH ensures our products are safe, effective, and trusted. That’s why I think Provacan, our flagship consumer brand, is doing so well within the UK market,” said Clifton Flack, CiiTECH‘s founder and CEO.

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The Benefits of Skin Care topicals

In recent years, topicals derived from hemp have experienced a surge in popularity. Now, with its growing acceptance and legality in many areas of the world, more and more people are beginning to take notice of how beneficial these cannabis-infused beauty products can be. Skincare topicals do far more than simply moisturize and soothe muscle tension.

They also work wonders on redness and inflammation and have several benefits such as being skin protecting and conditioning.

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If you want to know how CBD can work for you, look no further than Provacan. The CBD they use is top of the line, which means it’s cold-pressed and delivered straight from hemp plants grown without pesticides or herbicides. This ensures that consumers get only high-quality products.

Provacan was established in 2017 by a team of scientists and experts that wanted to provide CBD topicals with better quality control and advanced formula for consumers. With over four years of experience, Provacan is now one of Europe’s leading brands for CBD oils and topicals.

Shop the wide range of CBD topical solutions include CBD oil gels, serums, lotions and creams; find out more here: https://provacan.co.uk/

If you want a well-researched product with several beneficial properties, look no further than Provacan!

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