CBD came onto the scene in 2019 with a bang! Very quickly it felt like you couldn’t walk into your local health store without hearing about it. From independents to the likes of Holland and Barrett, CBD became the new health trend to try, very quickly. CBD drops were soon followed by pastes and balms, and even E-liquids, so it wasn’t surprising when it started popping up in cosmetics too.
But is CBD actually the new cosmetic ingredient we all want, or is it all hype?
Here’s yet another article telling you the answer is ‘yes’!
Preliminary research into the benefits of CBD for skin health has produced promising results.
More research needs to be done regarding potency, but this is a great start.
CBD-based cosmetics seem to have a few things in common: A wide range of potential benefits, suitable for a range of skin types, and...they carry a sizable price tag. So it’s worth doing your research before you buy any.
So what is there to look for in CBD skincare?
- Just like with CBD for internal use, full-spectrum extracts offer a wider range of cannabinoids. If isolated for skincare, ‘CBD’ is actually just one cannabinoid (long name: Cannabidiol), and therefore only offers one cannabinoid rather than many.
- A natural base with complementary ingredients can offer many additional benefits to the skin, things that we are used to seeing in premium skincare, such as tightening effects or being anti-ageing.
- Something else to look for is testimonials from people who have already tried and hopefully loved, the products.
One brand that offers all three of these is called Mikka.
A CBD-focused skincare brand, Mikka is a stylish new addition to the CBD-cosmetic market.
It is currently being sold in a selection of London’s high-end shops and the brand has already gotten a lot of attention. Mikka has been featured in magazines such as Glamour, with an article written last year titled ‘I tried a CBD face cream and it worked absolute wonders for my skin's redness and oiliness’.
Mikka is the cosmetic side to the well known CBD producer PharmaHemp, a Slovenian company and respected manufacturer of a variety of CBD products. A family run business since 1965, in 1997 they became the first company to use hemp-derived nutrients in cosmetics. Needless to say, they know how hemp extracts, like CBD, work in cosmetics.
Mikka offers a range which is refreshingly accessible. With only 6 products in the full range, there’s no guessing how each one is used. Mikka offers two creams, a firming night dream and a collagen day cream; two serums, water or oil-based; an eye contour roller; and a lip care balm. However, simplicity doesn’t mean lack of substance, no, these products have an impressive list of ingredients within.
Mikka presents customers with products that are likely to already be in their everyday routines, and adds that extra secret ingredient- CBD!
Common complementary ingredients in the range are; Collagen, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and A, and varying flower extracts and soothing plant oils. This range has been designed to suit all skin types, dry-oily, dehydrated-dewy...there is something unique to offer everyone
Each product can be used as a unique addition to an existing skincare regime, or, for those wanting to jump in and create a whole new, morning-night routine, Mikka recommends this sequence:
- Eye roller
- Lightning Serum
- Day Cream
- Oil Serum
- Night Cream
Lip Care solution can be applied whenever best suits the wearer, whether that’s the last thing at night or topping up throughout the day.
So whether you’re looking to try something new, or a full skincare overhaul, Mikka is a new brand not to overlook. what this space...