By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi
Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies? It protects us from the elements, regulates our body temperature, and allows us to feel sensations of touch, heat, and cold. (Want to know more? Talk to Bill Nye!) Our skin does more for us than we realize, and as we get older and our skin changes, we learn just how important it is to take care of our skin. From protecting our skin from the sun, to preventing irritations and skin cancer, to keeping it moisturized during dry winter months, it’s crucial to give your skin the love and attention it deserves. Moisturizers and anti-itch ointments can only do so much. At Papa & Barkley, we’ve figured out a crucial ingredient to supercharging your skincare routine: cannabis. To help you keep your skin hydrated and find relief from everyday irritation, we created our skincare suite full of moisturizing agents, essential oils, and the whole plant, to keep your skin feeling good at any age – morning, noon, and night.
Benefits of Cannabis
As you know, cannabis is a magical plant. It floods the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) with THC, CBD, and over 100+ other cannabinoids. It provides us with relief from both physical ailments and mental and emotional stressors – providing us with calm and comfort in times of need. Not only does it alleviate sore muscles and our everyday aches and pains, it can lend itself to helping heal both above and below the surface of our skin. Since caring for our skin is vital, cannabis in skincare products is a no-brainer.
Our Skincare Secret: Fresh-Pressed Rosin
At Papa & Barkley, we’re big fans of fresh-pressed rosin – it’s like a superfood for your skin. Whole plant equals a whole lot of benefits. In skincare products, much of the industry relies upon distillates or isolates in their products. In the spirit of clean beauty, we decided to do something more natural, cleaner, and significantly more powerful for our skincare line. Infused with fresh-pressed rosin, our Releaf Repair Cream and Releaf Body Lotion provide the benefits of cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, and other vital phytonutrients (which don’t make their way into isolates and distillates) straight into your skin. Rosin is a natural anti-inflammatory – so it may help with redness, alleviate minor conditions, and help soothe dry or cracked skin. For those of you with skin conditions or year-round dryness, we recommend our Releaf Repair Cream for your face and neck. And if you deal with chronic flaky skin, we can’t live without Releaf Body Lotion – it moisturizes and repairs to give you whole body hydration.
Our fresh-pressed rosin in all its skincare-inducing glory.
How Cannabis Skincare Works
When you use cannabis skincare products like Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Repair Cream, Body Lotion, or Body Oil, the cannabinoids provide relief by penetrating the skin and interacting with the receptors in our Endocannabinoid System to provide pain relief while also reducing inflammation. If you are concerned about intoxicating effects, using a topical means the cannabinoids do not reach the bloodstream, so comfort is localized where you use it, without intoxication. When using our Releaf Repair Cream, we recommend applying evenly to your face and neck to leave your skin feeling hydrated with a fresh, citrusy scent. Our Releaf Body lotion is great for whole body moisture – we love it for soothing sun-soaked skin or dry, over-washed hands.
Why Cannabis Topicals Like Our Body Oil Are Great for Skincare
Our bodies love moisture! Nobody enjoys having dry, scaly skin. We know it can be kind of a chore to put lotion on your body every day, but trust us, it’s worth it. We also have our Releaf Body Oil, which is a whole-body moisturizer, great for all-over hydration, and even post-workout recovery and sore muscles, too! Made with the whole plant and cannabis-infused coconut oil (not rosin!), jojoba, and vitamin e, and natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic essential oils like peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and eucalyptus, the benefits are endless. And for those of you with tattoos, our Releaf Balm makes a great salve for fresh tattoos! Rub a dime-size amount into your tattoo a couple times a day to speed of healing time.
Hemp Cream for those Not in California
For those of you not in California, you’re in luck! We also offer a CBD skincare suite, featuring a Hemp cream designed to help heal and repair irritated skin. It’s a great for problem skin at any age regardless of skin type, and can help reduce inflammation, redness, puffiness, and other skin conditions. Made with hemp – cannabis with 0.3% or less THC – these products are available in all 50 states. They feature the same great benefits and clean ingredients as our California line, but are available nationwide. Our thoughtfully-crafted cannabis skincare products were designed for everyone. They are clean and highly effective at reducing pain and inflammation, providing nourishment for your skin while also helping heal topical skin conditions.
If you have any questions about THC and CBD skincare, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at [email protected] or send us a DM on Instagram! We love to hear from you and help you find the Papa & Barkley product that’s right for you.