4/20: Hitting The High Notes

4/20 (April 20th) is the day when droves of Americans celebrate something that had been prohibited and vilified in our country for decades: cannabis consumption. On 4/20, major rallies occur across the country, particularly in places like Colorado, California, and 16 other states plus Washington DC and Guam, where recreational cannabis consumption has been legalized. In recognition of 4/20 Day, let’s explore the facts and myths behind the name of the day, recount the storied history of the cannabis plant, and highlight the difference between THC and CBD.

How 4/20 Day Got Its Name: Myths and Facts

The myths and stories of how 4/20 Day got its name range from simple rumors to outright puffery. You may have heard about the unofficial holiday when you were a kid from older teens, or you might have Googled 4/20 to learn more. Either way: there’s quite a bit of gray when it comes to the name of the day.

Here are a few of the most common versions of the origins of 4/20 — as well as the actual truth:

        Bob Marley, Albert

Pictured: Top Left: Bob Marley (Music Universe); Top Right: Albert Hoffman (Pinterest); Bottom: Grateful Dead (Louder Sound)    

Myth: Bob Marley

Many people believe 4/20 was inspired by the date of Bob Marley’s death — except he actually died on May 11th, 1981 — or when he was born, though his birthday is actually February 6th, 1945. This 4/20 creation myth is often repeated for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, or anyone else associated with the “27 Club.”

Myth: 420 Radio Code

Rumor has it that 420 is the police code for “cannabis smoking in progress” or for “possession” or the penal code for cannabis use — none of which are factual. 420 is actually the radio code for homicide.

Myth: Chemistry

Many people believe that there are 420 chemical compounds in the cannabis flower, but in actuality, there are only 315 chemicals in cannabis, and that’s without getting technical.1

Myth: Albert Hoffman

As evidenced by his lab notes, it’s true that Albert Hoffman, the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD, took his first deliberate LSD trip on April 20th, 1943, but most argue that this wasn’t the source of 4/20; instead being a crazy coincidence.2

Myth: Grateful Dead

This rumor has apparently been denied by a Grateful Dead Productions spokesman, but there does remain a connection with 4/20 and the Grateful Dead.3 The band’s fans can be credited with spreading the “wake-and-bake” message of 4/20 across the country, and the true origin is said to hail from the same Northern California county as the The Grateful Dead.

Truth: 4/20 Was Created by Friends

Various sources, including Wikipedia, Snopes, and even the BBC, agree that 4/20 was first coined by a group of students at San Rafael High School in the early 1970s. The group called themselves “The Waldos” because they liked to socialize in front of a particular wall outside their school. They set a plan to find an abandoned cannabis crop and designated 4:20 pm as their meeting time to start their treasure hunt. They never found the crop, but started using the codeword “420” to communicate with each other about getting high.

According to a Waldo quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000, the simple codeword soon came to stand in for anything cannabis-related, with hallway whispers of 420 standing in for questions like, “Do I look stoned?” or “Do you have any?”4 By the end of the 1970s, the term had been picked up by the Grateful Dead and their fans, before spreading across the country and eventually around the world.

While the Waldos initially tried to keep their identities under wraps, with time they came out to the media, bringing evidence to support their claims with letters dated and postmarked in the 1970s mentioning the all-mysterious “420.” Today, many who partake in cannabis more frequently will enjoy doing so at 4:20 pm as an ode to the code. 

The Waldos

Pictured: The Waldos   Source: Green Screens

Ancient Roots of Cannabis Use

The medicinal properties of the cannabis plant have been known for millennia; dating as far back as 2800 BC, when cannabis was used to treat a vast array of health problems and was listed in Emperor Shen Nung’s (regarded as the father of Chinese medicine) pharmacopoeia.5

Therapeutic indications of cannabis are mentioned in the texts of the Indian Hindus, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans. These texts reported that cannabis treats a vast array of different health problems, including arthritis, depression, amenorrhea, inflammation, pain, lack of appetite, and asthma.6

Hindu legend holds that Shiva was given the title “The Lord of Bhang,” because the cannabis plant was his favorite food. The ancient Hindus thought the medicinal benefits of cannabis were explained by pleasing the gods.7 

Shiva with cannabis pipe

Pictured: Shiva with a cannabis pipe    Source: Binge Daily

Ancient Hindu texts attribute the onset of fever to the “hot breath of the gods” who were angered by the afflicted person’s behavior. Using cannabis in religious rites appeased the gods and hence reduced the fever.8

These early cannabis plants had very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for its mind-altering effects. However, there’s some evidence that ancient cultures knew about the psychoactive properties of the cannabis plant, so they may have cultivated varieties to produce higher levels of THC to use in religious ceremonies or healing practices.9

Cannabis Cultivation in Early America

The history of cannabis cultivation in America dates back to the early colonists who grew hemp  for textiles and rope.9  The hemp plant originally evolved in Central Asia before people introduced the plant into Africa, Europe, and eventually the Americas.10

Because cannabis is a fast-growing plant that’s easy to cultivate and has many uses, it was widely grown throughout colonial America and at Spanish missions in the Southwest. In the early 1600s, the Virginia, Massachusetts, and Connecticut colonies even required farmers to grow the plant.

As new products were imported or developed to replace hemp — such as cotton — the plant fell out of popularity. By the end of the Civil War, the United States’ hemp production had passed its peak, but the plant was soon to see another rise in popularity.12

Cannabis cultivation in early America

Pictured: Early cannabis/hemp farming    Source: Fortuna Hemp

The Vilification of Cannabis

To put it bluntly, cannabis criminalization in the US stems from roots of white supremacy, power, and control. In the 1930s, xenophobic government bureaucrats, seeking to maintain ‘decorum,’ initiated a prohibition on cannabis, which, at the time, was mostly being used in the Hispanic and African American communities. They painted cannabis — and the communities using it — as a threat to the already crippled country and began the process of banning it.15 Twenty-nine states had outlawed cannabis by 1931, and in 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act was passed, essentially making the plant illegal in the United States. 

The Beat Generation emerged early in the 1950s when a group of young people began to unite in their rejection of conventional society in favor of artistic and bohemian ideals. The Beatniks also enjoyed experimenting with drugs, particularly cannabis.13,14

Richard Nixon’s administration further propagandized cannabis use with its highly publicized ‘War On Drugs,’ which was actually a sham created to sanction law enforcement to raid, search, arrest, and lock up anti-war hippies and black community members that challenged their leadership.

The Cannabis Renaissance

With unsustainable non-violent incarcerations, broader awareness for the racially motivated criminalization, and mounting scientific evidence as to its wellness benefits, lawmakers have begun relaxing cannabis restrictions. However, federal laws differ from state laws, and state laws vary significantly, making the legalities of selling and consuming cannabis quite hazy. 

The first major move was when the US federal government legalized the sale of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill. Hemp is defined by the government as Cannabis sativa that is bred for industrial applications and low concentration of psychoactive THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). In the U.S. hemp is defined as a Cannabis sativa plant not containing more than 0.3% THC. For t­hat reason, hemp is considered to be the ‘non-intoxicating’ form of cannabis though it is not entirely free of intoxicating compounds. 

Regarding state law, at the time of this writing, all 50 states have decriminalized industrial hemp commerce, including CBD (Cannabidiol), a therapeutic active compound derived from industrial hemp plants. Thirty seven states plus DC have legalized cannabis for medical use only. Eighteen states plus Washington DC have legalized cannabis for both recreational and medical cannabis use. 

Legal medical and recreational marijuana states

Pictured: Legal medical and recreational marijuana states   Source: Britannica Pro Con

CBD vs. THC: The Basics

The cannabis plant is unique considering it produces a family of chemicals called cannabinoids. These chemicals all have a similar three-dimensional shape. However, subtle differences in the shape of these chemicals can have a big impact on how they make us feel.

The two most common cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabis plants that produce mind-altering effects are typically high in THC, and cannabis plants with high CBD and little or no THC are legally defined as hemp.


Pictured: CBD vs. THC     Source: CBD Lion

CBD is often used to alleviate symptoms associated with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Migraines
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures

THC, which may be administered as medical cannabis, may be used to alleviate symptoms of a number of conditions, such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea; may be helpful for alleviating nausea caused by cancer treatment
  • Pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraine headaches
  • Poor Appetite; including appetite problems caused by cancer treatment
  • Tremors

The Benefits of Cannabis Usage

Cannabis legalization has resulted in a large increase in use for personal and health reasons. In fact, more than two out of three Americans have legal access to medical cannabis, and more than a quarter can use it recreationally.16

In 2020, researchers examined the impact of federal legalization in Canada and found that 56% of people said that cannabis is beneficial for their quality of life, while 46% of people reported that cannabis is beneficial for their mental health.17

Human research on cannabis’ effectiveness for many diseases is still ongoing. However, the most well-studied benefits of cannabis are: 

For Neurological Conditions and Multiple Sclerosis

There are several FDA-approved cannabis-like medications. That is, these medicines are cannabinoids or cousins of the unique chemicals produced by the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol, for example, (Epidiolex) — prescription-level CBD that is used to treat a rare form of epilepsy in children — is made directly from the plant.

Cannabis is also used for diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). Research is ongoing, but some studies suggest that cannabis may also help neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.18

For Nausea, Vomiting, and Low Appetite

Cannabis has been used to treat nausea for millennia. Although its effectiveness for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea is widely recognized even in modern times, the use of cannabis for nausea remains under-researched in the general population.

However, in a recent study, titled “The Effectiveness of Common Cannabis Products for Treatment of Nausea” published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, researchers showed that the vast majority of patients using cannabis to treat nausea experienced relief within one hour.19

For Pain

One of the most common reasons people use cannabis is to manage pain. According to the University of Colorado Boulder, more than 87% of medical cannabis users report smoking or ingesting it for pain-related conditions.

Recent research suggests that cannabis may be a safer choice compared to other pain-relieving drugs such as opioids and benzodiazepines, considering that cannabis’ side effects are not life-threatening. Opioids and benzodiazepines, on the other hand, cause thousands of accidental drug overdoses every year.20

For Sleep

Both individuals with and without chronic diseases report that cannabis improves their sleep. Some studies show that cannabis can help people fall asleep faster, but it may not prevent waking up in the middle of the night.21

Although research is still ongoing, cannabis may also be helpful for those with sleep disorders, such as restless leg syndrome.22

For Mental Health Conditions

Many individuals use cannabis for anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A recent study of people with clinical depression found that those using medical cannabis had lower depression scores than those who were not. It was also determined that study participants who began using medicinal cannabis in a follow-up period saw a reduction in symptoms.23

Humanist Beauty Skincare Products Contain CBD

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil and Eye Cream both contain cannabinoids sourced from hemp that’s grown with care on US farms using organic practices and that are registered with respective State Departments of Agriculture and operate in strict compliance with state and federal law.

The organic CBD in all Humanist Beauty facial skincare products comes from a blend of full-spectrum whole hemp extract and pure organic CBD isolate. All finished formulas contain less than 0.3% THC. 

We chose to include a full-spectrum cannabinoid profile in appreciation for the topical ‘entourage effect’ – synergistic activity where the sum of natural benefits is greater than its parts. CBD is reported to calm sensitivity and provide antioxidant effects, while also visibly soothing skin.

Our formulas are non-intoxicating and applying them topically cannot get you “high.”

You can learn more about our CBD and how we triple-test our products for cannabinoid quality here.

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil

There’s a reason why Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil is heralded as “liquid gold.” The exceptional formula, which harnesses the full power of CBD, is a powerful skin treatment fusing clean plant nutrients rich in antioxidant, adaptogenic, anti-aging, and moisturizing properties. 

The Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil oil can be applied to help visibly repair, deeply nourish, and diminish signs of stress on your skin twice daily. As part of your holistic wellness regimen, it can also be used on pulse points and other skin externalities to help aromatically calm and soothe your mind, body and soul.

You can shop the Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil here.

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Eye Cream

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Eye Cream

The Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Eye Cream is packed with skin-rejuvenating plant-based nutrients, full-spectrum CBD, adaptogens, and antioxidants. This eye cream helps to balance the skin’s stress response and defend against premature fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, and collagen-loss, while revitalizing the skin to increase luminosity and diminish noticeable eye bags, puffiness, and signs of fatigue.

 This intuitive eye cream immediately goes to work upon application, renewing the delicate skin around your entire eye area. The concentrated formula has a dense consistency that sinks in and stays put; it won’t run into your eyes or sting, and can be used alone or under makeup both day and night.

You can shop the Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom® Eye Cream here.

Products Containing CBD to Take Note Of

In 2021, BDSA’s trend report forecasted the CBD beauty segment of the market to reach $720 million — a 60% increase over 2020 and representing just 10% of the total CBD market. By 2024, the CBD beauty market is projected to reach $959 million.24

With that being said, the number of new brands and product launches that contain CBD to consider buying is overwhelming. Here are four esteemed CBD products to take note of:

Happy Dance Look Alive Face Moisturizer

Happy Dance Look Alive Face Moisturizer

For celebrity co-founder Kristen Bell, the havoc wreaked on her skin from the normal stresses of the day was the inspiration for creating Happy Dance’s debut face moisturizer. Formulated as a “first line of defense,” this whipped, hydrating cream is light on the skin, but heavy on hydration. It’s infused with 150 milligrams of CBD extract, along with being powered by avocado oil, bisabolol with a ginger blend, and four types of hyaluronic acid.

You can shop the Happy Dance Look Alive Face Moisturizer here

Khus + Khus Bleu Body Wax 

Khus + Khus Bleu Body Wax

Khus + Khus founder Kristi Blustein is an Ayurvedic specialist, aromatherapist, and herbalist, which takes the brand and its products to the next level. The Bleu Body Wax, for example, is a concentrated pomade that’s solid at room temperature and when warmed up in your hands, liquifies for smooth application. Each jar is packed with 225 milligrams of CBD that’s complemented by coconut, baobab seed, and beeswax with essential oils.

You can shop the Khus + Khus Bleu Body Wax here.

Prima Beyond Body Oil

Prima Beyond Body Oil

Supercharged with 600 milligrams of CBD oil per bottle, Prima’s Beyond Body Oil goes beyond your average body oil. Plant actives including omegas, phenols, antioxidants, and fatty acids are combined with magnesium and helichrysum in this soothing, therapeutic formula, which repairs and restores the skin while also improving tone and texture. 

You can shop the Prima Hemp Beyond Body Oil here.

Undefined Beauty Glow Drops

Undefined Beauty Glow Drops

Undefined Beauty’s Glow Drops are not your standard tincture. The Glow Drops combine antioxidant-rich adaptogens, superfoods, and potent 600 mg full-spectrum CBD to boost your mood, support gut health, promote beauty from the inside out, and protect against UV light, smog, and stress for glowing skin. You can add a few drops under your tongue or into your favorite beverage. 

You can shop Undefined Beauty’s Glow Drops here


Do you have any products containing CBD that you love? Do you celebrate 4/20, and if so, how? Let us know in the comments!



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Three Amazing CBD Skin Benefits

Three Amazing CBD Skin Benefits

Plus Three Things to Look for In CBD Skincare

It’s a part of life…at one point or another, we all have experiences that impact the look and feel of our skin, whether it’s symptoms of stress, hormonal imbalance, unhealthy diet, over-exposure to the sun, or the natural progression of aging. With all the news about CBD (cannabidiol) and the benefits of CBD for skin, we’re here to clear away the hype and get to the truth about why CBD is actually really amazing for the wellness of modern skin conditions. In essence, there’s a reason why cannabis has been heralded for thousands of years as one of the greatest plant medicines on earth. It’s because there are very specific ways the compounds in the cannabis plant work to heal living tissue, including the human epidermis.

Interestingly, if you have sensitive, oily skin, acne, eczema, or premature signs of aging such as wrinkles and skin laxity, these are conditions that cannabidiol has been scientifically shown to address and remedy, naturally.

Here are three benefits of CBD for skin. Adding whole hemp CBD to your daily skincare routine can help to decrease stress, reduce inflammation, and promote anti-aging in your skin. It’s important to remember that Humanist Beauty is not here to provide medical advice. We leave that to your doctor, therapist, or practitioner. We’re here to help share information with you so that you can then make informed decisions along with your medical professional about what’s right for you.

#1 CBD Skin Benefit: It Can Decrease Signs of Stress

In our ever-evolving, chaotic society, stress finds a way into each of our lives. We are often overwhelmed with work tasks, family responsibilities, social media distractions, and external societal constructs to behave or look a certain way. These growing forces can produce a stress response in the body, inducing the release of cortisol in the brain which can in turn sensitize skin and make it more reactive. One method to combat these internal and external effects is the use of adaptogens, including CBD oil for skin, which are a class of medicinal herbs that promote physical, chemical, and biological harmony.

How does CBD work and is CBD oil good for your skin? Essentially, the CBD cannabinoid molecules bind with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help balance the body’s natural nervous function, decreasing stress, regulating sleep, reducing pain and inflammation, and supporting the immune system.  A Pubmed review highlights that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Did you know skin, the body’s largest organ, has its own endocannabinoid system? The living, breathing skin is a fussy organ, highly affected by one’s inner state. When stress overwhelms the skin organ, the body can produce excessive perspiration and oil sebum. Furthermore, when the body’s inner state is off-balance, the endocannabinoid system sends unwanted signals to the skin that can influence skin ailments associated with stress such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. When applied topically, CBD cannabinoid molecules target skin’s own natural endocannabinoid receptors. They help reduce skin’s stress response, create harmony, and improve skin equanimity, allowing blood circulation to flow more optimally.

CBD is a powerful, plant-sourced constituent that has been scientifically shown to calm the body’s inner state, nourish and protect the skin, and work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, restoring homeostasis to support holistic mind-body-soul wellness. One of the benefits of CBD on skin, either as a preventive measure or an alleviating solution to stressed, sensitive skin, is that all-natural, whole hemp CBD oil for skin can help soothe, soften, and calm this essential organ that can so often seem to have a mind of its own.

#2 CBD Oil on Skin Can Reduce Inflammation

Believe it or not, skin inflammation is a leading cause for many of those itchy, red, unwanted skin ailments we all dread. So what causes inflammation on the skin? According to Healthline, “Skin inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, including immune system dysfunction, an allergic reaction, or an infection.” Effectively, when unhealthy cells or infectious microbes invade the immune system, our skin senses an attack. The sebaceous glands secrete excess sebum, often resulting in conditions like skin sensitivity, acne, and dermatitis.

Research has firmly established that acne is an inflammatory condition. According to the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, “Acne is an inflammatory and multifactorial skin disease. Different external and internal factors, including air pollution, aggressive skincare products, medication, mechanical, hormonal and familial factors and, more recently, lifestyle and stress, have been suggested as having an impact on acne.”

Whole hemp CBD can be applied topically to help inhibit and soothe skin’s inflammatory response. CBD endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, “have been found in the immune system, suggesting that these receptors play an important role in balancing the system”. CBD has been shown to exhibit analgesic properties, helping to relieve pain, reduce redness, and most importantly, decrease inflammation. So the next time your skin starts to act out, consider applying whole hemp CBD oil for skin. The best option when using CBD oil for skin conditions is to select full-spectrum whole hemp, which also includes a range of cannabinoids (including CBD) and terpenes, thereby allowing a greater chance for the synergistic “entourage effect” to take place and increasing the likelihood of CBD skin benefits.

#3 CBD Oil for Skin Can Support Anti-Aging

As we age, our bodies’ metabolism slows down. Nutrients from our diets don’t get delivered as optimally as before due to slower circulation. Accumulating intrinsic and extrinsic damage erodes the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin. Skin starts to show more wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, sagging, and dehydration. This is an area of promise with regard to the benefits of CBD on skin.

MedlinePlus explains, as we age, our skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. Are there CBD skin benefits that can help?? Whole hemp-based CBD is rich in fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3 that are vital in a proactive skincare regimen. Hemp fatty acids trigger collagen signaling that nourishes the skin’s dermis layer, promoting elasticity and rejuvenation. Since collagen loss is a primary reason for maturing skin, topical application of CBD can be an effective way to provide natural support for skin’s own natural collagen.

We have all heard about the danger of sun exposure. Though nourishing to mental health and an important source of natural Vitamin D, the sun takes a considerable toll on prematurely aging our skin. The sun causes free radical damage and apoptosis (cell death), issues that can be addressed by antioxidants and healthy sunscreen. CBD possesses naturally abundant antioxidant activity. Though it should not be used as an SPF to help protect skin from UVA or UVB rays, one of the benefits of CBD on skin is that it help defend skin from the oxidative damage that sun, pollution, and other cell disruptors can have on deep dermal cell tissue that can become visible as premature signs of aging.

Anti Aging Facial Serum

Wisely Choosing Your CBD Oil for Skin

What’s important when choosing a CBD product to enhance your daily skincare routine? Here are three things to investigate before investing in CBD oil for skin conditions.

#1 Investigate the Ingredients.

Whole hemp oil versus hemp seed oil is the first major distinction. Don’t be fooled into purchasing a skincare product just because its name gives the impression of having CBD in it. If you look closely at the ingredient lists of many CBD or Canna- (fill in the blank) products, you may discover that they only contain Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, which is plain old hemp seed oil. Though hemp seeds are a source of natural oil that can act as a decent moisturizer, hemp seeds do not contain CBD and therefore do not offer CBD skin benefits.

Look to see how much CBD is in the formula you are purchasing. Though there is currently no consensus on how much is needed  per application to gain the benefits of CBD on skin, it stands to reason that if you are purchasing a 1 fl oz bottle (approximately a month’s supply or 60 applications used twice daily) and it only contains 100 mg of CBD, you are only getting about 1.67 MG per application, which is not very much and you won’t get the benefits of CBD for skin. Additionally, if a product does not overtly state how much CBD is in its formula, it may only contain 0.1% in the entire package, which is the minimum amount needed to legally make a marketing label claim. Therefore, you may just be buying the idea of a CBD skincare product, not a skincare product that has a meaningful dose in it with a greater chance of supporting true CBD skin benefits.

#2 Investigate Quality. 

Since federal regulations have relaxed on the sale of CBD topicals in the United States, there has been a surge of CBD supply from countless questionable sources. Be aware of “stock” products from companies that simply churn out formulas for brands hoping to profit off of the rise in popularity of CBD skin care benefits. Be aware of the absence of testing practices that otherwise ensure products are safe, consistently high quality, and offer true CBD skin benefits. Be aware of extremely low pricing that may suggest the CBD is not pure or comes from a less transparent supplier. Be aware if the product is packaged in a clear container that sunlight could easily degrade the contents and their CBD skin benefits.

Instead, look for products that are transparent with its testing practices and sourcing. You should be able to easily find all Certificates of Analysis (COA) from the original supplier and on the final formula, indicating that the formula is free of mycotoxins, heavy metals, dirt, filth, and bacteria. Additionally, the final formula should also have a COA to confirm the CBD potency claimed on its package. Seek out formulas that are mindfully designed to offer clean, pure, safe ingredients in totality. Look for packaging that protects the formula from air and sunlight that can break down the active ingredients contained inside over time.

#3 Investigate the Impact. 

Today, many brands selling CBD products are in business purely to turn a profit. It is less common to find CBD brands with a purpose of supporting the greater good. Now more than ever, we are recognizing the ill effects of media and commerce on the wellness of all people and the planet. Take a look at where you are spending your money. Know that when you make a purchase, you are voting with your dollars to perpetuate the impact fostered by that business. Finding companies that are B Corporation Certified is a good way to support brands that are doing everything they can to support social and environmental wellness. In the entire world, there are only 10 Certified B Corporations that sell CBD products. Humanist Beauty happens to be one of them.

At the end of the day, science, research, and formulas only take us so far. It’s important to be informed and feel good about the products you are using in your daily life. Uncover the love behind the scenes to feel the connection with the intent behind the products you use and the humans who make those products for you.

Take the time to read the About Us page on our website.

Look beyond the product, and connect with the philosophy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by both the benefits of CBD for skin and the intention behind the Humanist Beauty brand.

We’re not just about selling CBD skincare, we are actually people loving the earth, cherishing the environment, exploring true self, and exposing the natural beauty that is all of our Humanity. Enjoy.