CBD products are easy to come by these days. It seems like, with time, more and more people are dropping the stigma of cannabis, and welcoming CBD into their regimen with open arms. The biggest issue for most? Sourcing a CBD product that is ethical, user-friendly, and meets the exact needs of it’s consumer. Up until this point in time, most of the CBD products you’ll see focus in on using that CBD as a medicine for their ailments; whether they be muscle pain, cramps, sprained ankles… what have ya. But what about using your CBD as a medicine for your skin? After all, the skin you live in is the only skin you get. So, it’s time to nurture it. That’s where Cannuka comes in.
While we usually focus in on one product for these features, we found that the Cannuka Beauty + Health Collection is worth recognition as a unit. Any single one of these products will bring your skin smooth, hydrating, happy results— but it’s the combination of them all that makes the experience truly special…
Cannuka Beauty + Health Collection: Say Hello to Honey Hydrated Skin
Before starting this feature, I had the pleasure of spending a few weeks with these products to really get a feel for what they were all about. So, I dove in head first. This collection comes with: healing skin balm, nourishing body cream, calming eye balm, a cleansing body bar, and a hydrating lip balm. The range in these products means that you can use them head-to-toe, all at once, or by themselves if you prefer.
Why the whole product line instead of just one product?
Well, to me it was simple… I couldn’t pick just one and speak on the benefits without mentioning another. That’s when I reached out to the team over at Cannuka and told them that the message had changed. Not only is their eye balm, or skin balm, or any other product worth the love— they all are. For these few weeks I’ve been using the products, I’ve focused in on my routine. It goes a little something like this..
Cleansing body bar from head to toe— yep, even on my face which usually gets very angry at bar soap. After getting out of the shower, I’ll use the nourishing body cream on my legs, arms, and chest. Then, the healing skin balm on my neck and most of my face. The under eye? I save for that calming eye balm— which, I’ve gotta say, rivals the soap bar for my number one spot. The chapstick is just something I use religiously. Before bed, on-the-go, as needed— the usual.
The main differences I noticed started with the dry patches I usually have on my face— you’ll see I’ve mentioned a few times throughout this piece, because it’s something I battle all the time. The first time I used this line, I did so before bed. When I woke up the next morning, I felt and saw an immediate change in hydration, brightness, and the smoothness of my skin. The change was immediate, and has remained as I continue to use these products every evening.
Why Manuka honey?
This was something that really intrigued me from the start. What is it about the combination of CBD and Manuka honey that became the focal point of the brand? Interestingly enough, the co-founder, Kelly Bumgarner, is a PA-C in dermatology. Therefore, she was well-aware that 99% of all skin issues were a form of inflammation. So, CBD was a given,due to it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties. But, these two were looking into what else might be beneficial to add into the mix.
Shortly into this journey, a family member made the co-founders aware that the burn unit she worked in was using Manuka honey to heal wounds naturally. In that moment, a light bulb went off and Cannuka was born.
What’s the big difference in these products and other skin care products?
For one, the obvious addition of CBD. Many people only think to implement CBD for aches and pains and so forth. However, the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of CBD often get overlooked in terms of nourishing your skin. That’s what makes Cannuka so special. Not only do these products work, they’re light, not greasy, they smell natural, feel natural, and the nourish your skin. The key thing to get used to with these products is the feel of a balm rather than a cream in your hands.
The balm is thicker, and it takes a little movement on your fingers to warm up the product and make it a truly spreadable consistency. But, the best thing about that consistency, is that a little goes a long way. I’ve found myself scooping out a minuscule amount every evening. Even after using that small, yet healthy dose on my own face, I’ll still have leftover on my hands that finds it’s way to my boyfriend’s face and under eyes. So, not only are the products effective, a little goes a long way.
One of the goals of this brand was to launch an effective beauty and wellness cannabis brand.
In a country that still, as a whole, heavily stigmatizes cannabis, the cannabis industry, and what you can use it for— Cannuka ushers in an era of versatile use. It’s not about indica, or sativa, or getting high, it’s about finding ways to use cannabis and benefit your overall well-being. Together, Michael and Kelly Bumgarner have worked tirelessly to improve local communities, create a sustainable industry, and improve the health of people the world over. Lucky for us, they’ve created a brand like Cannuka to do so.