Cannuka: All About Their CBD Infused Beauty Products
Cannuka: All About Their CBD Infused Beauty Products
The use of CBD in skincare is fairly new and tests and medical trials regarding CBD, hemp, and marijuana are in their infancy, but the results speak for themselves. Yes, CBD (cannabidiol) comes from the cannabis sativa plant, but it can also come from hemp plants. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. The compound in marijuana that gets you high is THC.
While some CBD products can contain THC, most have no more than 0.3 percent as specified by the FDA. This natural compound has anti-inflammatory benefits, skin loving essential fatty acids, and vitamin E.
It can be used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, slow down skin aging, reduce redness, and replenish moisture. CBD is also able to help relieve pain in some people.
One of the cannabidiol product industry leaders is Cannuka. Let’s take a look at why their products are such good quality and what they can do for you.
Cannuka was founded by Michael and Kelly Bumgarner. Michael grew up on a family-run farm in Ohio and wanted to build up communities by introducing industrial hemp farming.
Kelly, seeing that CBD has so many benefits and is a PA-C in dermatology, agreed to start a line of products using CBD and manuka honey with her husband and brings valuable knowledge about skincare to the team.
You can read this interview with this couple for an in-depth look into their company and why they have decided to become pioneers in the hemp and specifically, CBD skincare industry.
All Cannuka products contain natural ingredients of the highest quality. Their hemp-derived CBD is from reputable farms and the manuka honey has a UMF rating of +16 which means it has medicinal properties. A UMF +10 means that it is true manuka honey, but not necessarily of such a high quality that it can be used medicinally.
Manuka honey is antimicrobial, combats the breakdown of collagen, reduces redness and inflammation, and helps to moisturize the skin. These are two of the main ingredients that make their products so powerful.
We all have an endocannabinoid system in our bodies. Yes, our bodies make their own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids). Not only do the cannabinoid receptors exist in our brains, but our skin too.
In addition to containing omega 3 and 6 which naturally replenish moisture and lower inflammation and vitamin E which scavenges free radicals, CBD has a very specific role in reducing problems like acne, relieving pain and combatting aging too as it can fill in for a lack of our own internal cannabinoids.
The other ingredients they use include:
- Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil has antimicrobial properties and full of antioxidants. It also has a low comedogenic rating meaning it doesn’t clog your pores.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E has proven itself time and time again and is an ingredient that has been in the skincare industry for a very long time. It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects against aging and boosts the general health of the skin. It’s also a natural preservative for other oils preventing them from going rancid easily.
- Hemp seed oil: Hemp seed oil is very moisturizing but light enough to be used on acne-prone skin even helps to diminish acne. It’s also effective for treating psoriasis and other inflammatory skin problems.
- Rosehip oil: Rosehip oil is derived from rose seeds and is a powerhouse in its own right. It boosts collagen production, protects against sun damage, moisturizes, brightens the skin, and helps with fine lines and scarring.
Cannuka has a wide variety of products which are all certified cruelty-free by PETA. They currently have 8 offerings, three of which are sets of their single products but more will be released in 2019. Here are their current offerings:
This CBD Calming Eye Balm helps to reduce puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles. The skin around the eye looks healthy, feels soft, and is protected. The .44 oz jar goes a long way since you just need to take a small amount, warm it in your hand and apply it.
This CBD Nourishing Body Cream has a refreshing citrus fragrance that immediately boosts your mood. This cream helps to soothe and replenish skin leaving it soft and smooth. The ingredients are so soothing that it even helps for eczema and sunburn. Plus, it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy.
The CBD Healing Skin Balm was created specifically to help with skin issues like acne, dry skin, and irritated skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of this balm soothe irritation, swelling, and pain and the added oils replenish the skin. Though solid, you just need to warm it a bit in your hands and apply it.
The CBD Hydrating Lip Balm is perfect for dry, chapped lips. The hydrating properties help to moisturize dry lips and the anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce pain and inflammation and heal chapped lips so that they are soft and smooth. It also has a nice citrusy scent.
If you are tired of soaps that dry out your skin or cause irritation, the CBD Cleansing Body Bar is for you. Unlike normal soap, this soap bar cleanses and gets rid of germs without stripping your skin. It contains oils that moisturize your skin and it lowers inflammation. It even has anti-aging properties.
Beauty And Health Collection
Enjoying the single products so much that you want them all? The Cannuka Beaty + Health Collection contains each of the products mentioned above. It saves you time when shopping and it gets you the entire line of products so that you can enjoy healthy, youthful, calm, and moisturized skin.
Outdoor Recovery Kit
If you love spending time outdoors and going camping, the Cannuka Outdoor Recovery Kit is perfect for bringing along to stay clean, heal insect bites and skin irritations, and prevent your lips from chapping. It contains the body cleansing bar, lip balm, and skin balm. Don’t like the outdoors? It will serve you well indoors too.
These three products, the skin balm, body cream, and eye cream make up the Cannuka Essentials set. For moisturized skin, relief from skin irritations, and a youthful face, these will serve you well. It also makes a great gift set. If you want to really try out some of the product lines without trying every product, but wanting to experience a wide variety of benefits, we recommend this one.
Cannuka Affiliate Program
Do you have a blog or do you send out promotional emails or vlog? If you believe in CBD and/or manuka honey products and like to share them with the rest of the world and want to make some money too, why not join the Cannuka Affiliate Program? It’s free to join and you earn 15% commission on orders. It works like this:
- You sign up
- Add the coupons or banner to your site
- Every time someone clicks on it and uses your coupon on the Cannuka site within 60 days, you make your commission.
What’s more is that you can get bonuses and there are monthly incentives and affiliate contests. You also benefit from:
- Direct linking and deep linking
- 90-day cookie duration
- Personalized creatives for your site
They also have in-house affiliate managers so you won’t have to struggle. You can find more information here and sign-up.
What Do Customer Reviews Say About Cannuka?
If you look up the reviews in a general search, you will see that there are a lot of good reviews. Unfortunately, these days reviews can be bought or faked. But Cannuka has a great way to make sure that reviews on their site are truly given by the customers and give you a way to know which to trust.
They have noted the verified buyers who have gone through their website to purchase the product they are reviewing, and they’ve gone a step further. The verified reviewers are people who have a confirmed email address or who has connected a social network with Yotpro which verifies that reviews are truly given by customers because they really wanted to review a product.
The Final Word on Cannuka
While there is still an ongoing battle to get marijuana legalized and for people to recognize that hemp plants and hemp products, including CBD, are not an evil, but a gift from nature that has so much potential for beauty, pain relief, and better overall health.
Trends come and go all the time. In skincare, those that truly make a difference and are the real deal have stood the test of time. CBD will be one of those. Cannuka is a trusted brand that cares about people. CBD doesn’t affect everyone the same way, but most people do find it benefits them, whether it’s just an improvement in their skin and/or relief from irritation and pain.