This multi-use Briogeo B. Well CBD oil may give us our best skin and scalp ever, proving why CBD belongs in skincare and haircare — details B. Well 100mg CBD + Arnica Flower soothing skin and scalp oil is a custom-blended phyto-active formula. This luxurious oil harnesses the calming benefits of broad-spectrum CBD* and organic arnica flower extract, as well as nutrient-rich hemp, jojoba and tamanu oils to comfort and moisturize. *Our CBD is THC-free and cu Briogeo B. Well 100Mg Cbd + Arnica Flower Soothing Skin & Scalp Oil ingredients explained: Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Arnica Montana Flower Extract*, Cannabidiol*, Centella Asiatica (Brahmi) Leaf*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Bacopa Monnieri (Bacopa) Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*
This Clean, Natural CBD Oil Is a Soothing Sigh of Relief for Your Skin and Scalp
CBD is the hottest trend in self-care right now, and it’s here to stay. Not only has it reportedly worked wonders for alleviating physical pain, anxiety, insomnia and more, but it’s even crept into the skin and haircare space, showing us exactly what it can do — and let Us tell you — it can do it all!
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Just as CBD may soothe and calm us on the inside, it may also do the same thing for our skin — solely through topical use. Take this multi-use Briogeo oil, for example. With just a few drops, we could have our best skin ever — the kind that our CBD-free products may never help us achieve!
Briogeo is known for its professional haircare products. We all know that scalp care is a huge factor in keeping our hair healthy, so it comes as no surprise that the brand took the leap into the THC-free, clean CBD world. But luckily for Us, this oil isn’t only for our scalp — it’s for our complexion as well!
This oil is made with 100mg of broad-spectrum CBD and consists of 100% naturally-derived ingredients. It’s cruelty-free and vegan, and is free of pretty much any beauty baddies you can think of — from synthetic fragrances, to sulfates, to parabens, to phthalates, to mineral oil and so many more!
What it does contain, however, is the best of the best. The CBD itself may strengthen our skin’s moisture barrier to keep it hydrated and protected, while organic arnica flower extract may soothe irritated skin and keep it balanced. Hemp and tamanu seed oils also join in to help our skin feel comforted and nurtured 24/7!
We can either use this oil by itself or mix it in with our favorite products. For our face, we can try applying a few drops to clean skin morning and night, or we can even try mixing it in with our liquid foundation or BB cream. For our hair, we can apply a few drops and massage into our scalp before bed, rinsing in the morning, or we can even try adding it to our shampoo! Whatever works best and is easiest for us.
Because this lightweight, non-greasy oil is “powered by nature,” it has a lovely, earthy aroma that may leave us feeling like the ethereal forest nymphs we are. Or simply like self-care royalty. Or both, really. Whatever our vibe, we can’t wait to finally discover our best selves!
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100mg CBD + arnica flower soothing skin & scalp oil
Those looking to find an effective, plant-based formula to introduce soothing benefits to their skin and scalp routine.
What It Is:
A custom blended phyto-active formula enriched with CBD that helps to nourish the skin and scalp.
What Else You Need to Know:
Don’t let the rich omega profile fool you, this oil is light enough to add to complexion and hair products to boost soothing benefits, or use it on its own.
View third-party lab testing report: here
What It Does:
B. Well 100mg CBD + Arnica Flower soothing skin and scalp oil is a custom blended phyto-active formula. This luxurious oil harnesses the calming benefits of broad-spectrum CBD* and organic arnica flower extract, as well as nutrient-rich hemp, jojoba and tamanu oils to comfort and moisturize.
*Our CBD is THC-free and cultivated using the entire plant including stalk, stem, leaves, and flowers to deliver potent terpenes and cannabinoids in each drop.
How To Use:
For topical use only. Apply a small amount directly onto clean, dry skin, morning and night. For overnight scalp treatment, part the hair into sections, apply 1-2 drops to each partition, massage into scalp, and rinse off in the morning.
Can be added to your favorite hair, skin, or makeup product as a calming and moisturizing booster.
CAUTION: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. DO NOT INGEST. Avoid eye area. Do not apply on broken skin. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
This product is eligible for purchase within the US. Orders are delivered in approximately 2-7 business days via DHL or UPS Ground. Free shipping on all orders over $60.
100mg Broad-Spectrum CBD: notability rich in omega fatty acids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids that are essential for skin. Natures anti-inflammatory hero ingredient.
Organic Arnica Flower Extract: Ultra-soothing and comforting, helps skin feel balanced and at ease.
Hemp Seed Oil: A non-comedogenic oil known for its soothing properties, relieves parched, dehydrated skin and scalps. It’s natural fatty acid profile features amino acids that provide deep nourishment without the greasy feel.
Jojoba Seed Oil: Helps to soothe and moisturize skin and scalp.
Tamanu seed oil: An ancient Polynesian remedy credited as a natural remedy for treating a wide range of skin concerns, and is a highly effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredient.
Centella Extract: A powerful antioxidant that has been used as a traditional herbal medicine in Malaysia and other parts of Asia for hundreds of years. Centella extract contains 4 primary triterpenes that enhance the anti-inflammatory properties and aid in improving overall skin appearance.
Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Arnica Montana Flower Extract*, Cannabidiol*, Centella Asiatica (Brahmi) Leaf*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Bacopa Monnieri (Bacopa) Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*
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Also-called: Jojoba Oil;Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil | What-it-does: emollient | Irritancy: 0 | Comedogenicity: 0-2
Jojoba is a drought resistant evergreen shrub native to South-western North America. It’s known and grown for jojoba oil, the golden yellow liquid coming from the seeds (about 50% of the weight of the seeds will be oil).
At first glance, it seems like your average emollient plant oil: it looks like an oil and it’s nourishing and moisturizing to the skin but if we dig a bit deeper, it turns out that jojoba oil is really special and unique: technically – or rather chemically – it’s not an oil but a wax ester (and calling it an oil is kind of sloppy).
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So what the heck is a wax ester and why is that important anyway? Well, to understand what a wax ester is, you first have to know that oils are chemically triglycerides: one glycerin + three fatty acids attached to it. The fatty acids attached to the glycerin vary and thus we have many kinds of oils, but they are all triglycerides. Mother Nature created triglycerides to be easily hydrolyzed (be broken down to a glycerin + 3 fatty acid molecules) and oxidized (the fatty acid is broken down into small parts) – this happens basically when we eat fats or oils and our body generates energy from it.
Mother Nature also created wax esters but for a totally different purpose. Chemically, a wax ester is a fatty acid + a fatty alcohol, one long molecule. Wax esters are on the outer surface of several plant leaves to give them environmental protection. 25-30% of human sebum is also wax esters to give us people environmental protection.
So being a wax ester results in a couple of unique properties: First, jojoba oil is extremely stable. Like crazy stable. Even if you heat it to 370 C (698 F) for 96 hours, it does not budge. (Many plant oils tend to go off pretty quickly). If you have some pure jojoba oil at home, you should be fine using it for years.
Second, jojoba oil is the most similar to human sebum (both being wax esters), and the two are completely miscible. Acne.org has this not fully proven theory that thanks to this, jojoba might be able to “trick” the skin into thinking it has already produced enough sebum, so it might have “skin balancing” properties for oily skin.
Third, jojoba oil moisturizes the skin through a unique dual action: on the one hand, it mixes with sebum and forms a thin, non-greasy, semi-occlusive layer; on the other hand, it absorbs into the skin through pores and hair follicles then diffuses into the intercellular spaces of the outer layer of the skin to make it soft and supple.
On balance, the point is this: in contrast to real plant oils, wax esters were designed by Mother Nature to stay on the surface and form a protective, moisturizing barrier and jojoba oil being a wax ester is uniquely excellent at doing that.
Also-called: Sunflower Oil;Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil | What-it-does: emollient | Irritancy: 0 | Comedogenicity: 0
Sunflower does not need a big intro as you probably use it in the kitchen as cooking oil, or you munch on the seeds as a healthy snack or you adore its big, beautiful yellow flower during the summer – or you do all of these and probably even more. And by even more we mean putting it all over your face as sunflower oil is one of the most commonly used plant oils in skincare.
It’s a real oldie: expressed directly from the seeds, the oil is used not for hundreds but thousands of years. According to The National Sunflower Association, there is evidence that both the plant and its oil were used by American Indians in the area of Arizona and New Mexico about 3000 BC. Do the math: it’s more than 5000 years – definitely an oldie.
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Our intro did get pretty big after all (sorry for that), so let’s get to the point finally: sunflower oil – similar to other plant oils – is a great emollient that makes the skin smooth and nice and helps to keep it hydrated. It also protects the surface of the skin and enhances the damaged or irritated skin barrier. Leslie Bauman notes in Cosmetic Dermatology that one application of sunflower oil significantly speeds up the recovery of the skin barrier within an hour and sustains the results 5 hours after using it.
It’s also loaded with fatty acids (mostly linoleic (50-74%) and oleic (14-35%)). The unrefined version (be sure to use that on your skin!) is especially high in linoleic acid that is great even for acne-prone skin. Its comedogen index is 0, meaning that it’s pretty much an all skin-type oil.
Truth be told, there are many great plant oils and sunflower oil is definitely one of them.
A nice yellow flower living in the mountains. It has been used as a herbal medicine for centuries, though its effect on skin is rather questionable. It’s most famously used to treat bruisings, but there are some studies that show that it’s not better than placebo (source: wikipedia). Also, some consider it to be anti-inflammatory, while other research shows that it can cause skin irritation.
We don’t have description for this ingredient yet.
We don’t have description for this ingredient yet.
Also-called: Tamanu Oil;Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil | What-it-does: antioxidant, emollient, antimicrobial/antibacterial
A green-yellowish oil coming from cool places like Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the island of Polynesia. Similar to other more common plant oils, it’s loaded with nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids (oleic acid: 30-55%, linoleic acid: 15-45%, palmitic acid: 5-20% and stearic acid: 5-25%).
The special thing about Tamanu oil, though, is that it contains the totally unique fatty acid called calophyllic acid that is suspected to give the oil its amazing healing and regenerative properties. The traditional uses of Tamanu oil range from using it for all kinds of rheumatism (inflammation in joints) to burns, wounds, skin rashes, and chapped lips and modern studies do confirm the wisdom of the old Polynesians. In fact, the wound healing properties of Tamanu oil is so strong that it produces visible improvements even for old (older than 1 year) scars during a 6-9 week period.
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Other than that, according to manufacturer info, Calophyllum Inophyllum Oil also has significant SPF boosting and antioxidant properties. This latter one is probably due to its significant vitamin E content with delta-tocotrienol (236mg/kg) being the main form in the oil.
Overall, Tamanu seems to be an amazing oil for skin that is in need of some regeneration and protection.
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Also-called: Coconut Oil;Cocos Nucifera Oil | What-it-does: emollient, perfuming | Irritancy: 0 | Comedogenicity: 4
There is definitely some craze going on for coconut oil both in the healthy eating space (often claimed to be the healthiest oil to cook with but this is a topic for another site) and in the skin and hair care space.
We will talk here about the latter two and see why we might want to smear it all over ourselves. Chemically speaking, coconut oil has a unique fatty acid profile. Unlike many plant oils that mostly contain unsaturated fatty acids (fatty acids with double bonds and kinky structure such as linoleic or oleic), coconut oil is mostly saturated (fatty acids with single bonds only) and its most important fatty acid is Lauric Acid (about 50%). Saturated fatty acids have a linear structure that can stack nice and tight and hence they are normally solid at room temperature. Coconut oil melts around 25 °C so it is solid in the tub but melts on contact with the skin.
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The saturated nature of coconut oil also means that it is a heavy-duty-oil ideal for dry skin types. A double-blind research confirmed that extra virgin coconut oil is as effective in treating xerosis (aka very dry skin) as mineral oil. Another study found that coconut oil is more effective than mineral oil in treating mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (aka eczema) in children.
So when it comes to dry skin, coconut oil is a goodie, no question there. The question is if it is good or bad for acne-prone skin. Its main fatty acid, Lauric Acid has some research showing that it is a promising ingredient against evil acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes but at the same time, both Lauric Acid and coconut oil have a very high comedogenic rating (4 out of 5). Though comedogenic ratings are not very reliable, anecdotal evidence (i.e. people commenting in forums) shows that people have mixed experiences. While some claim that it worked wonders on their acne others say that it gave them serious blackheads and zits. Try it at your own risk.
As for hair care, coconut oil has pretty solid research showing that it can penetrate into the hair very well (better than mineral oil and sunflower oil) and it can prevent hair protein loss as well as combing damage. If you have problems with damaged hair, split ends, coconut oil is worth trying as a pre- or/and post-wash treatment. Labmuffin has an awesome blogpost explaining in more detail why coconut oil is good for your hair.
A couple of other things worth mentioning: coconut oil might help with wound healing (promising animal study), it has some antifungal activity (against dermatophytes that cause the thing known as ringworm) and it also works as an insect repellent against black flies.
Overall, coconut oil is definitely a goodie for the hair and dry skin. If that warrants for the magic oil status it enjoys, we don’t know.