SKIN IS VITAL TO HEALTH
The body’s largest organ, skin has three main functions: it is the body’s first line of defense against bacteria and other environmental factors, it maintains the balance of fluids and helps to regulate body temperature.
As the most visible indication of health, the condition of our skin affects how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others.
THE SKIN IS A BARRIER
The outermost layer of skin (the epidermis) forms a protective barrier, binding in moisture and keeping foreign bodies out (including bacteria and other micro-organisms).
The epidermis consists of 5 sub-layers of keratinocyte cells. These cells, produced in the innermost layer, migrate up towards the surface of the skin, maturing and changing as they become the next successive layer.
Each layer of the epidermis has a function; they work together to limit the penetration of harmful substances and excess water loss.
MOISTURIZATION AND RETENTION
For skin to remain healthy and vibrant, it is important to maintain an adequate level of moisture.
In addition to drinking water, skin moisture is affected by external factors like humidity, wind, exposure to hot water, soap, and other environmental factors.
Moisture is constantly lost from the skin – effective moisturizers should help replace this lost moisture and reinforce the skin’s barrier to help protect skin from further dehydration.
WHAT MAKES SKIN SENSITIVE?
When the skin’s barrier function is not performing optimally, skin can become dry, sensitive and irritated or inflamed. This affects how it looks and feels and can impact other areas of our lives like sleep and self-esteem.
When skin is repeatedly exposed to certain external stimuli the outer layer thickens to defend the body. This is how calluses are formed.
Sensitive skin conditions like eczema (atopic dermatitis) are marked by an excessive skin thickening or scaling response.
DECONSTRUCTING THE PLANT
Cannabis sativa is a species of plant that has been used by humans for thousands of years for its fibers, seeds, flowers and roots across many industrial and therapeutic applications.
Its varieties are often distinguished by their physical form and structure, with a distinction made between indica and sativa types; sub-species with characteristically identifiable features such as stature and leaf shape.
Recent research into the therapeutic and cosmetic properties of the cannabis plant, however, represents a shift to analysis and classification based on chemical structure and has illuminated the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of an array of cannabinoids (including CBD) as well as terpenes and flavonoids that contribute to the unique scents and pigments of the plant.
cannabis derived. dermatologist approved.
Research is showing that cannabinoids, terpenes and other cannabis-derived molecules represent some of the most biocompatible oils and lipids found in nature, but cannabis also contains intoxicating substances and irritating, harsh and fragrant compounds.
When extracted, isolated, carefully selected and then re-combined in the correct ratios, these beneficial plant-derived compounds act to reinforce the skin's natural barrier function and soothe dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
CQuell only uses US grown premium hemp extracts. We strip away the intoxicants, irritants and fragrances then combine these powerful cannabinoids and terpenes with established skin protecting and moisturizing ingredients to create potent, unscented formulations that are dermatologist tested and shown to be safe for sensitive skin.