Many of us think of our skin from a purely cosmetic perspective and miss all the other amazing functions it fulfils for us; all of the time and often without support from us, until something goes wrong. It would be fair to say we take our skin a little bit for granted and fail to give it the respect it truly deserves. Skin is often referred to as the biggest organ of the body and as such it plays an important role in our general well being.
Our skin “is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world.”
Skin Information and Facts | National Geographic
Skin the defender
As the front line of our body’s defence system, skin acts as a shield; to not just house all our other organs and internal systems, but also to protect us against the elements, heat and cold, harmful chemicals, and alerts the immune system to the intrusion of infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Skin the vitamin D creator
While our skin is busy fending off bacteria, it is also co-creating Vitamin D with the rays of the sun, vital to our immune system support. It is thought that exposure to 20mins of strong sunlight is the best way to create the recommended daily dose of this hard to absorb vitamin, but after that protect against overexposure by using a good sunscreen.
Yaoh Hemp Seed Oil Sun Block combines the natural protective, moisturising and rejuvenating qualities of organic hemp seed oil with the most effective and least damaging chemical sunblocks to produce a safe and protective lotion that is vegan, free from parabens, harmful substances and unnecessary chemical additives.
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Protect your skin
Your skin protects you, and so you in turn need to protect your skin. Using products that are free of preservatives, perfumes, emulsifiers, surfactants, parabens and other harsh chemicals is a bit of a no-brainer. Yet many of us don’t realise that body-care cleansing products, readily available on our supermarket shelves, contain cocktails of these skin damaging substances. Killing off our natural skin flora weakens the defensive barrier that healthy skin provides. It’s time we reconsidered the amount of chemicals we carelessly pile onto our skin as part of our daily ‘skincare’ regimen.
Ethical and environmentally conscious production
At The Hemp Company we firmly believe in working with ethical and consciously aware producers who appreciate and respect not only our human health, but our environmental health too. Products like the globally renowned Dr Bronners 4-in-1 Organic Sugar Soap may tick a few boxes here. We also have been bringing to market a fully hemp based range of bodycare products including Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Butter and more. Yaoh are a UK based pioneer of the hemp industry whose products you can be guaranteed will not contain any of the usual suspects of destructive skincare ingredients mentioned previously.
Topical CBD more than just skincare
We already spoke of how the skin defends the body against attack from bacteria and other unpleasant intruders yet it is clever enough to suss the good things that come its way too. The surface of the skin, like the inside of the body, is also part of the endocannabinoid system and therefore has receptors that love to absorb CBD. With the recent inclusion of CBD in the EU cosmetic ingredient database as a natural positive ingredient to the development of skin and body care products consumers can expect to see a proliferation of ranges coming to market. Here at The Hemp Company though we like to use our knowledge and experience to approve and improve the products we offer to our customers.
Our Extreme Balm
The first of our Topicals range to pass the stress test is our already successful and much loved Extreme balm. This CBD balm is formulated to offer targeted relief to muscles, joints and troubled skin. We have now increased the amount of CBD making our balm three times stronger.
No one appreciates the effectiveness of our Extreme Balm more than our brand supporter, IMMAF Featherweight World Cup Champion fighter Ryan Keogh.
“ Knocks and niggles are an occupational hazard, The Hemp Company extreme balm is an essential for my recovery toolkit.”
The Hemp Company Topical Patches
Because of the skin’s capacity to absorb CBD our topical patches, as well as targeting specific areas of the body, can be a valuable resource for increasing the uptake of CBD in the body. With 0% THC they are suitable for both adults and children and may provide a solution to ensuring the steady and controlled addition of CBD to the diet should customers choose, and especially if oral consumption of CBD is not suitable for them.
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Every body is different and has a unique innate system that manages such fundamental functions as our heart beating and our breathing. We take our innateness for granted most of the time, and are actually mostly unaware of the important things it manages for us all the time. This intelligent system also knows how to regulate our absorption of CBD as it is needed and so works well with the slow release of these topical patches. Each patch lasts between 12-36 hours depending on your own rate of absorption ensuring CBD is provided throughout the day and night if desired. At The Hemp Company we always suggest that customers spend some time understanding how these products affect their body to decide what works best for them.
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