older-woman-silver-hair.jpgCannabidiol (CBD) is a compound derived from the hemp plant. R3's CBD has 0% THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) and is of the highest pharmaceutical grade. Our product is certified organic and the CBD oil is extracted from the plant using steam (CO2) extraction. This avoids any toxic contamination of the oil. 

How does it work? CBD works with the receptors we already have in our bodies. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system known as ECS. This system works to maintain homeostasis (balance) which how the body is designed to optimally maintain health and wellness. The delivery of skin nutrients containing CBD can enhance the work R3 skin nutrients are already designed to do. Cannabidiol studies have not been researched until more recently as CBD, that is THC free, is now legal in all 50 states. What is clear from the studies that have been done, is that CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory. So how does that translate in skin care? One way is the ability to help calm skin, particularly skin that is acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD's soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Recent findings have also shown that CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help offset other triggers of acne. CBD's potential as an alternative acne solution is exciting.

It turns out that CBD oil also has antioxidant properties which contribute to the research indicating it can help lessen the visible signs of aging skin. By counteracting free-radical damage, CBD in skin care may be able to help visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness and ruddy skin tone.

Another benefit of CBD oil in skin care is that is has been found to have significant soothing properties. Its substantial skin calming and skin normalizing effects can help minimize issues related to skin sensitivity, including redness. Even if you don't think of your skin as "sensitive" per se, all skin types are affected by environmental stressors, so CBD's soothing mechanism can help keep skin balanced. In considering adding R3 products containing CBD, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions and/or help in constructing your best skin care regimen.



Q: Why am I seeing CBD everywhere in skin care now? Is it just a fad?

A: It's true, CBD (Cannabidiol) is showing up everywhere, making the choice of a good product is sometimes overwhelming. Now that it is legal in all 50 states, the body of research is growing rapidly. In skin care, it shows good results in anti-inflammatory effects as well as increasing the receptor site ability to take in the nutrients. Research has shown it can help skin conditions, such as acne, by reducing sebum (oil) production (there's that balance) and is becoming well known for its anti-inflammatory function. CBD has been showing increased improvement in dry skin and light wrinkles. Don't forget, the care of your skin requires internal and external attention. Working with a health care professional can assist you in obtaining optimal results. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need help in finding a practitioner who is very familiar with the benefits of R3 skin care. Our wholesalers are experts in a variety of health and skin care fields.

Q: What should I look for in a product with CBD?

A: When looking at skin care products containing CBD, we recommend a full spectrum, organic CBD. The cannabidiol in the R3 products is certified organic, full spectrum and THC free. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis products. CO2 extraction method is used to obtain the CBD. It is the most common method used because it is safe and provides a pure end product.

Q: Does that mean all of the R3 products will now contain CBD?

A: We do not recommend getting your complete skin care regimen with CBD. It does add to the cost of the products and, more importantly, your skin is able to use 3 mg. a day most effectively. More CBD may not be making the best use of product and money. The products are formulated to dispense approximately 1 mg. per pump. I tend to rotate the products I use that contain CBD. You would also want to consider whether you are using the product once or twice a day. A good starting point is to use the NOURISH Vitamin C or C+ with CBD and the peptide you use (either TIGHTEN, REVERSE or CALM) with CBD. The eye cream (TARGET) and HYDRATE (hyaluronic acid) are also great choices in adding product with CBD. Never hesitate to reach out for help in structuring what routine would best fit your needs.