Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life that can bring about sudden physical changes. These hormonal fluctuations during the three stages of menopause can cause a plethora of skin issues to surface. With the natural aging process, the skin loses some ability to hold water so it can become quite dry. Studies show that during the three stages of menopause we can lose up to 30% of our collagen which is a protein that’s vital for keeping the skins elasticity. The loss of collagen causes our skin to become parched, thin and ‘crepey’.
As levels of hormones drop, some women can also develop acne and as the PH levels of skin changes, the skin can also become more sensitive.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM IN OUR SKIN
In recent years, more studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a crucial role in our skin health. An impaired function of the ECS could accordingly be associated with different dermatological conditions including some of the symptoms of menopause. The skin is our biggest organ where all the important elements of the ECS are represented. The specific cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are found in sweat glands, melanocytes (pigment cells) layers of the epidermis and hair follicles. The ECS works in numerous regulatory processes and when it starts to falter it can lead to skin issues associated with menopause from mild itching to extreme dry or oily skin, acne, increased sensitivity and light redness.
Our studies reveal that CBD
- Regulates oil production. The overproduction of sebum is thought to be a contributing factor of menopausal acne. According to some studies CBD may have an anti-inflammatory effect on sebocytes, the skin cells that produce sebum.
- Helps reduce inflammation. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD may be able to help reduce swelling, pain, and redness from existing breakouts, or irritation from sensitive skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. • Antioxidant There are several factors that make CBD an excellent antioxidant for your skin. CBD is readily absorbed into the skin, highly bioavailable, and lasts in the skin for 15 hours, continuing to work all day. It is non-irritating, naturally derived, and is healthy for your skin’s natural oil barrier. CBD not only works as an antioxidant by preventing the formation of free radicals in the skin.
- Hydrates The European Commission noted that CBD is a natural skin conditioner. It protects, lubricates and hydrates the skin. This is due to the abundance of essential fatty acids in CBD.
HERE’S HOW BIOGENIC CAN SUPPORT YOUR MENOPAUSE SKINCARE ROUTINE
The effectiveness and efficacy of products is dependent on how much of the vital ingredient it contains. Biogenic’s skin care range is formulated with high percentages of CBD oil, marked as 'cannabidiol' or 'cannabis sativa seed oil' on the ingredient label versus 'extract' or 'hemp-derived oil’ in less effective skin care products. Not only is CBD highly anti-inflammatory, but it also contains a range of skin loving vitamins like vitamins A, D and E and fatty acids.
The Biogenic Skin Care Range contains six highly sensorial therapeutic products that are packed with a powerhouse of active natural ingredients, carefully selected to harness the power of CBD to nourish, hydrate, heal, repair, rebalance and rejuvenate the skin during the three stages of menopause. You can choose from a hydrating serum, a face oil, day and night creams, a face mask and body oil allowing you several ways to incorporate the power of CBD into your daily skin care routine
CBD face oils are a wonderful delivery system of CBD into the skin. Our Radiant Glow is a luxurious fast-absorbing 1000MG CBD soothing face oil that gives a deeply dewy, revitalised look. Formulated with powerful phytochemicals like Geraniol (antiseptic) and Linalool (anti-inflammatory) work synergy with the CBD at a cellular level to repair and rejuvenate your skin. These botanical ingredients are carried in Apricot and Broccoli Oil and infused with vitamin E. Just a few drops daily to nourish and improve skin tone and maintain softness during mid life
Hydration is vital for menopausal skin. It’s likely that your face and body will feel parched and drier than usual, so we formulated a deeply Hydrating face Serum with 1000mg of CBD. The Vitamin A & E antioxidant formulation with Hyaluronic Acid boosts collagen, rejuvenates and fights for the skin on a cellular level against pollution and stress. Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip oil) also provides essential vitamins and fatty acids to further hydrate and boost collagen formation. Used on damp skin so the ingredient can bond with water, the texture is thin and lightweight, absorbs instantly, leaving the skin deliciously hydrated
Adequately moisturizing your face improves skin elasticity and restores balance to skin during menopause, Our Rebalancing Day Cream with 1000MG of CBD is formulated with active ingredients to restore surface cells, leaving skin feeling revitalised throughout the day. The Blackberry and ylang lang proprietary blend is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and the rosehip oil adds a powerful therapeutic dimension to the moisturiser as it contains fatty acids (omega 3,6) The fatty acids in CBD penetrate the skin to restore its moisture barriers and form a protective film on its surface that protects moisture from escaping.
Hydrating and rejuvenating your skin overnight is the perfect way to make sure it stays moisturized, moreover during menopause. Our Rejuvenating Night Cream with 1000MG of CBD is formulated to stimulate the renewal of cells and nourish the skin whilst you sleep so by the time you wake up skin will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Apricot kernel oil helps to improve skin tone and radiance of the skin whilst lavender, an active calming ingredient lends a delicate and soothing scent to this naturally abundant cream. It is the perfect night ritual to calm, repair and boost menopausal skin with the moisture surge it needs.
The three skin concerns that are the most prevalent for menopausal skin are hydration (or lack thereof), inflammation and dryness, so we formulated a clarifying face mask full of skin-saving ingredients that properly treat those conditions. The 500mg CBD infused clay mask is an advanced formulation with natural powerhouse ingredients like ultra-cooling cucumber, melon, and silk peptides that work in a synergistic way to naturally detoxify the skin and improve its vitality. This rich blend highly nourishes the skin by removing the dead cells and extracting the extra oils and impurities from the skin’s surface. It naturally stimulates circulation whilst cleansing, giving stressed mid-life skin a boost of relaxation and a natural illuminating glow.\
Goodbye crepey menopausal skin! Our Revitalising 1000mg Body Oil is a unique combination of natural and highly restorative therapeutic plant oils that deeply nourishes and penetrates the skin soothing the menopausal itch caused by over dry skin and hormonal fluctuations. The sensorial almond oil blend is infused with a full range of powerful and efficient anti-inflammatory and antioxidant terpenes whilst lavender and Evening Primrose Oils work harmoniously to renew firmness, elasticity, and tone of the skin. Topped by a sensual vanilla aroma this body oil has a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly and seamlessly – leaving skin super hydrated, glowing, and smooth to the touch.