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Discovering the Brilliance Behind Harmony CBD's Skincare Products

by Kelsy Chauvin

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday January 18, 2021

Discovering the Brilliance Behind Harmony CBD's Skincare Products
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With so much talk about using CBD for wellness, you might think its best use is for physical health such as aches and pains, insomnia and anxiety. But Harmony CBD has fully embraced the natural compound cannabinol (aka CBD) for its skincare benefits, too.

Harmony CBD is the first USDA-certified organic CBD company in America. Its topical and vape oils, lotions, capsules, balms and other products originate from hemp crops farmed in South Carolina, then processed under the FDA's Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations.

CBD is then extracted from hemp plants and meticulously transformed into a range of Harmony CBD products. Among them are full-spectrum soaps and creams, which use CBD's naturally occurring plant compounds, along with hemp's terpenes and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Terpenes are aromatic compounds that supply the fragrance of hemp and many other plants.

Harmony's CEO and Founder Janel Ralph says that those natural components make hemp products so effective. And it's key to remember that CBD is part of a holistic approach to self-care.

"Full-spectrum hemp creates the 'entourage effect' in the body and becomes the most powerful anti-inflammatory our bodies could ever experience," says Ralph. "The entourage effect is a term used to describe the synergy that exists when the different components of the hemp plant — including CBD, THC, terpenes, and more — work together. A product must be full-spectrum to achieve the entourage effect, meaning that plant compounds have not been removed or added during manufacturing."

"All of our products are full-spectrum, including our skincare products, to provide the best and most fulfilling experience with CBD skincare," Ralph says.

Manhattan-based Cosmetic Dermatologist Michele S. Green, M.D, says she's seen CBD gain traction as a skincare ingredient in the years since its 2018 legalization. Her patients have used CBD oil to "compliment" over-the-counter treatments, and it can be helpful for acne, rosacea, and other issues related to inflammation. (Though she's careful to note that CBD will not offer the same benefits as prescription counterparts.)

"If you have sensitive skin and are acne-prone, CBD oil can offer some improvement," says Green. "It is less irritating to the skin and can minimize acne breakout without side effects such as dryness, redness and irritation. CBD oil is known to be soothing to the skin, reducing redness and inflammation. It is safe to use on sensitive skin due to its antioxidant properties. It also protects the skin from free-radical damage."

Only the Best for Your Skin

Each of Harmony CBD's skincare products is designed to offer a wholesome and refreshing beauty experience, with the added benefits of organic full-spectrum CBD and the entourage effect. The brand's Hemp & Double Mint, Hemp & Grapefruit Loofa, and Hemp & Sunflower Citrus bar soaps leave your skin moisturized and replenished using all-natural ingredients.

Meanwhile, Harmony's 4C's Anti-Wrinkle Cream packs its youthful punch by combining CBD, collagen, caffeine and carrots. Ralph explains: "CBD may be able to prevent against aging and wrinkles by relieving stress, improving blood circulation, and acting as an antioxidant. Collagen is the 'glue' that holds our body together; we produce a lot of it when we're young, but production slows as we age."

"Caffeine has been associated with protecting the body against chronic inflammation, a condition that can increase with age," she continues. "And lastly, carrots are naturally rich in beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body (in carrots, it's called retinol). Retinol protects against aging and can be found in many anti-aging creams."

Harmony's Mango Hydrating Cream improves skin's firmness, density and elasticity for a noticeably youthful and radiant appearance. And the gentle, dual-action make-up remover Lavender Night Cream is "designed for regenerating skin, leaving it restored and with a youthful-feeling," she says.

It may be true that beauty comes from within, but Harmony CBD products can help our natural radiance flow.

Disclaimer: These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Kelsy Chauvin is a writer, photographer and marketing consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in travel, feature journalism, art, theater, architecture, construction and LGBTQ interests. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @kelsycc.