CBD is one of more than 113 identified chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant species. It is a major, non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid (i.e. plant produced compound that has no ‘mind-altering’ effects). CBD is produced in large concentrations in the cannabis plant species, and can also be found in other plants such as hops.
CBD isolate is a pure, isolated form of CBD. There are no other active compounds in the extract. In the UK, this is the only legal form of CBD.
CBD distillate contains CBD as well as a spectrum of compounds (e.g. cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids and flavonoids) that are produced by the cannabis plant species.
All humans, and many other animals, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), an endogenous system that regulates biological balance, or homeostasis.
The ECS consists of three key elements:
Phytocannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, interact with the ECS by mimicking biological receptor responses.
There are endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body and skin. Applying CBD topically targets a localized bodily response. Direct interaction with skin receptors through CBD skincare releases the compounds anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In the context of skincare, this means CBD helps to regulate skin cells and glandular activity (such as oil secretion that causes acne). It also helps to improve complexion through calming the skin, reducing itchiness, redness, or inflammation. CBD is a more powerful antioxidant source than both Vitamin C and E. CBD also has a 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 to increase the production of collagen in the skin, keeping it firm and healthy.
The research regarding CBD usage during pregnancy in general is still inconclusive. As such, Ohana recommends consulting a physician prior to use.
There have been studies suggesting that CBD, when applied topically, may help to reduce redness and irritated complexions. Research has investigated CBD and skin ailments, such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis. As publications are released, more will be understood about CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation and repair damaged cells.
We recommend looking at the following studies for more information:
No, CBD products should not* show up on a blood/drug test.
*Some CBD skincare products contain detectable, trace amounts of THC, which could show up on on a blood test. Ohana's products do not contain THC.
CBD oil is derived from hemp plants (meaning that it's also vegan) and it's extraction process is therefore inherently cruelty-free. Whether or not a product containing CBD oil is vegan or cruelty-free depends on the rest of the ingredients and the testing process.
Ohana's natural skincare products contain CBD isolate derived from hemp. In other words, we use an isolated extraction of CBD, without traces of THC and other compounds found in the plant.
CBD isolate is used to promote the efficacy of CBD as an individual active ingredient. Ohana's skincare formulations were created with particular concentrations of CBD to ensure functionality.
When applying or using CBD, there is a plateau amount of how many milligrams are necessary for efficacy. Our products are formulated with concentrations of CBD that make sure there is enough for the product to work, without any wasted substance.
No, as Ohana uses CBD isolate.
THC is one of the main psychotropic compounds found in cannabis. When consumed, the effect produces a stereotypical 'high'. Although there are known benefits for particular medical conditions, THC is not legal in skincare products in the UK and, therefore, not used in Ohana products.
CBD is a non-psychotropic compound. External application or internal ingestion do not result in any mind-altering effects.
No. All ingredients are 100% natural and plant-based. Ohana is committed to clean skincare and transparency within the community. We value healing over harming, which includes everything from healing the planet to self-care for the personal.
Yes, all of Ohana's CBD skincare products are vegan and never tested on animals.
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