CBD Revive: How Aloe Vera and Shea Butter Rejuvenate Your Skin
This week, we’ve been looking at the power of CBD topicals and what they can do for you. We’ve learned about special ingredients that can help joint pain and exercise recovery. But what about everyday self-care?
That’s where CBD Revive comes in. Our daily lotion includes the same broad spectrum CBD that fuels all our topicals. But instead of pain medicines, it incorporates plant extracts that help keep your skin healthy – especially aloe vera and shea butter.
You’ve probably heard of aloe vera and shea butter. But do you really know what they are and what they do? In this article, we’ll guide you through the origins and benefits of aloe vera and shea butter, and how they can work with CBD as part of your daily skincare routine.
What is Aloe Vera?
The aloe vera plant is a succulent native to the Arabian peninsula. Like other succulents, it copes with its desert habitat by storing up water in its stiff, fat leaves. So when you cut them open, you find a substance like green jelly inside – the “aloe vera gel” you see in skincare products.
Arabians and their trading partners have been using aloe vera for thousands of years for various ailments, both internal and external. Most experts these days advise against taking aloe internally, because it can be toxic in large amounts
On the other hand, there is some evidence to support the benefits of aloe vera for skin. Though the FDA hasn’t approved it as a medical treatment, research indicates it can help with:
- Minor burns
- UV damage from the sun or radiation therapy
- Cold sores
Some people are allergic to topical aloe vera, though. So if you start getting red or itchy in response to an aloe product, don’t use it. If you’ve never used it before and aren’t sure if you’ll have a reaction, just remember, we have a 60-day money-back guarantee on all products!
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is the fat from the nut of the shea tree, which grows in the savannas that lie between the Sahara Desert and the jungles of central Africa. The name is also African in origin, and in case you were wondering, was originally pronounced “shee.” But “shay” is so common in English that no one will look at you funny if you call it that.
Africans have long used shea butter in the same ways as any other plant-based oil – for cooking, waterproofing, candle-making, and treating leather and wood, among other things. But it’s their use of it in soap, hair tonics, and the like that alerted the rest of the world to shea butter benefits for skin.
Shea butter differs from aloe vera in that it has no known toxicity or allergenic effects, even in people who are normally allergic to tree nuts. Also, being an oil, it can help soothe dry skin and lock in moisture.
In other respects, though, shea butter skin benefits appear to be similar to aloe vera skin benefits. Applying it seems to help minor skin inflammation due to allergies, bites, abrasions, and so on, and might even fight fungal infections.
Using shea butter regularly also might help prevent skin aging. It acts like a mild sunscreen, with an SPF of about 6, which helps prevent damage. And it seems to help cell regeneration, which renews your skin.
Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and CBD: A Winning Combo
So now you can see why we made aloe vera and shea butter the base of our CBD Revive moisturizer, along with other skin-friendly oils like coconut, argan, and sunflower seed. Applying it to your skin every day lets the CBD make contact with the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin, bringing the whole-body benefits of CBD.
Just as important as what’s in our formula is what’s not. We didn’t add any perfumes or dyes, so there’s nothing to irritate even sensitive skin. And if you’re a guy, or have a guy in your life whose skin needs some TLC, you can rest assured that it doesn’t have any girly floral scents. So go ahead and give CBD Revive a try, and find out the benefits of aloe vera, shea butter, and CBD for yourself!