FLORA + BAST || MY REVIEW ON THE CANNABIS SKINCARE BRAND

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reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog

CANNABIS SKINCARE!

It’s no secret all the wonders of cannabis but the external benefits are some of the lesser talked about benefits.

I touched on cannabis topicals here, here, & here but today I want to talk cannabis for skincare specifically.

In fact, I am SO excited for this post because I love the products I am using so so so much! I’ve used them for almost a full year now & don’t think I’ll ever be without them.

Earlier this year, FLORA + BAST sent me two of their products: their Age Adapting Sleep Tincture & Age Adapting Facial Serum & they are game changers.

Before I get into the full blown product reviews, let’s get into the benefits of cannabis for your skin!

reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog

cannabis skincare 101

For starters, it’s cannabis is all natural. I find my skin reacts the best to natural, clean products & I don’t think I’m alone here these days!

Cannabinoids (think THC / CBD) are anti-inflammatory. Not only does this help with skin recovery, but this can help combat redness, swelling, & breakouts. Not to mention, inflammation can lead to aging soooo anti-inflmmatory can help prevent premature skin aging.

Cannabinoids are FULL of antioxidants & fatty acids! This helps keeps moisturized, plump & dewy just how I like it. They also help balance oil production which also helps with skin imperfections.

Cannabinoids help regulate apoptosis aka “programmed cell death” which helps regenerate your skin. Basically, apoptosis “ensures that skin cells die if and when they are not functioning optimally, allowing new cells to take their place.” {via} This helps keeps your skin cells in tip top shape!

read more cannabis basics here!

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I’ve used these products from FLORA + BAST since February and am a huge fan! I mentioned here that I’ve added some CBD drops to my favourite hand cream {seriously the best – more here} and in less than a month, my hands look much more youthful.

Before we break down the products, let’s talk FLORA + BAST – I’m kind of in love with them!

FLORA + BAST’S philosophy is to use the best natural ingredients & process them minimally. All of their formulas are food-grade, water free, & preserved naturally. There’s absolutely no fillers or preservatives which I love.

They are also based in Venice, California! I LOVE supporting California brands. At this point, my beauty cabinet is basically either from California, French pharmacies, or Japan… & I LOVE it.

You really get a bang for your buck – their products are potent, effective, & no nonsense.

reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog

FLORA + BAST Age Adapting Serum

The Flora + Bast Age Adapting Facial Serum is one of the best serums I have ever used. As far as my skin goes, I want dewy, plump, cushiony skin & this overdelivers!

This serum has over 350mg of CBD & has totally evened out my complexion. Not to mention, I’ve never once broken out from using this! These days, I hardly wear face makeup & this is to thank. My skin is completely clear & radiant, moisturized, even, smooth, & hydrated.

When you put it on, you literally feel your skin just quench it up. It’s super hydrating but not greasy at all.

It’s also great for guys after shaving! CBD will help fight razor burn & keep things nice and smooth.

You can also get this serum at Sephora!! Give it a try there irl!

reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog

Flora + Bast Age Adapting Sleep Tincture

The Flora + Bast Age Adapting Sleep Tincture is a VERY interesting product. Even when I posted it on my insta-stories, the DMS flooded in and I can see exactly why. In fact, I can’t even think of another product on the market like this!

Sleep is so important because it allows your body to recover & rejuvenate. This is also one of my biggest anti-aging tips! I can TOTALLY vouch for this too. In my 20s, I hardly slept… I’m not being hyperbolic either. From the fast lifestyle I was living to working in bars & restaurants, I’d be lucky if I got 5 hours of sleep. These days, I’m the opposite & it’s a huge priority and physically, I look {& feel!} more youthful now in my 30s than I ever did in my 20s.

Basically, you ingest this! This is the first thing I do as I start my nightly routine. I do a full dropper under my tongue & hold it there for about 3 minutes. To multitask, I will wash my face & apply toner. Then, I swallow, finish with my moisturizer & eye cream and go to bed!

This has been proven to help you get to bed faster. Whenever I take this, I go to sleep almost immediately when my head hits the pillow. I also find I wake up before my alarm & I don’t wake up throughout the night! Huge fan of this product.

reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog
reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog

You can also get the Age Adapting CBD bundle here with both products, which I totally recc {& it saves about $43}

Flora + Bast also sent me their CBD Relief Potion recently so I’ll do a full blown review on it here soon. So far, I am LOVING it!

Have you tried cannabis skincare products? Let me know any you are loving!

x SLS

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Thank you, Flora + Bast, for the generous gift <3

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reviewing: FLORA + BAST AGE ADAPTING FACIAL SERUM & SLEEP TINCTURE • shannon silver talks cannabis for skincare on essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog

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