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What distinguishes most face serums from other types of moisturizers is that they have a high concentration of active ingredients. They’re more powerful and potent — the superheroes of your skincare routine.


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Easy peasy cannabis delivery guide

  • May 15, 2020
  • Haley Walden

Never ordered from a dispensary? Here's how it works. Hint: it's super easy!

In states where cannabis is legal, you can get it delivered straight to your home from your favorite dispensary. If you’ve never had cannabis products delivered before, the process is simple; you just need to know about a few nuances to make the process easier before you dive in.

FIRST: Currently, cannabis products can't be shipped in the United States, not even within or between states where cannabis is legal, and not even if the products don't get you high (like our skincare). That's because cannabis is still illegal on a federal level. So the U.S. Postal Service — a federal entity — cannot deliver cannabis products via mail. These regulations also deter other entities (UPS, FedEx, etc.) from shipping them. 

SECOND: Whether you order in-store or online from a dispensary, you'll need to input your ID info to prove you're at least 21, just like getting carded when you buy alcohol. Again, this is a blanket law that affects all cannabis products, whether they're psychoactive...

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What’s in Your Skincare May Shock You

  • May 07, 2020
  • Kim Howard

And the safest place to buy it might, too. 

Photo courtesy of White Pine Pictures.

Did you know that toxic contaminants are routinely found in skincare products, even some that are labeled green, natural, clean, or organic? Decades of scientific research studies linking cosmetics to carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, irritants and allergens have been kept out of the public eye. 

That’s changing. An eye-opening new documentary, Toxic Beauty, is now available on Amazon and Apple TV. Toronto Star reporter Christine Sismondo says of the film, “Powerful, alarming, and will almost certainly send at least a few people straight to their bathrooms to dump the contents of their makeup bags.” Go watch it. It will blow your mind. 

Documentary film Toxic Beauty


Last year, the Personal Care Products Council — the lobbyist that represents the $250 billion global cosmetics industry — crushed California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, a bill that would have banned 20 toxic ingredients from cosmetics, including asbestos,...

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Cannabis is an incredible plant that is used in healing modalities, body care products, and skincare products. We’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of the amazing things cannabis can do — which is why we love it so much. Cannabis in skincare is a natural way to nourish your skin and protect it from damage. 

Cannabis works in the body to alleviate stress, support the immune system, regulate metabolism and mood, and relieve pain. But it also serves to protect the skin in myriad ways. 

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why cannabis is the perfect ingredient for your skincare regimen. 


How Cannabis Works on Your Skin 

The skin is your body’s largest organ — and, like your internal organs, it has a host of cannabinoid receptors that interact with the human endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, and CBG from the cannabis plant (called phytocannabinoids) bind with those receptors and help encourage and maintain the skin’s own endocannabinoid balance, or homeostasis.

Cannabis oil...

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How clean is your 'clean' skincare?

  • Jan 07, 2020
  • Kim Howard
Most of us who care about the health of our skin and our bodies know by now that a lot of mainstream brands use harmful chemicals and ingredients that are not good for us. But an informal poll of friends suggests that the majority still don’t know that cosmetics companies are legally allowed to put almost anything in their products, safe or not...
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Emerald Cup 2019 Winners

  • Dec 15, 2019
  • Lilli Keinaenen

The Emerald Cup is a legendary cannabis competition, one of the best in the world. And over 16 years, the event has kept on growing. Over the crisp December weekend, 700+ contest entries, 300 cannabis brands, 160+ speakers, 100+ educational sessions & podcasts, and 20+ music acts came together to celebrate the industry. New products like awarding the most eco conscious packaging or CBD beverages show that the industry consistently reinvents itself.

The 2019 Willie Nelson Award winner was Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame. This lifetime achievement award celebrates his work in the cannabis movement through advocacy of it’s benefits and accessibility.

The weekend highlights included musical performances from Santigold, Flatbush Zombies, Steel Pulse, and Emancipator. Emerald Cup Sessions featured NBA Star and cannabis advocate Matt Barnes, Peter Tosh Estate executor and daughter Niambe McIntosh, The Notorious B.I.G.’s son and cannabis entrepreneur Christopher Wallace, Dr. Bronner CEO David Bronner, Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Virginie Boone, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Ryan Mathis, and event the Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm.

Emeral Cup just keeps getting bigger and better.


Winners in the Category Green Bee Botanicals won the Silver Cup:  

1. Deep Down Athletic Balm - Cosmic...