1 oz (30 ml)
With THC, CBD, Vitamin C, and Blue Tansy Oil
Non-psychoactive. 10:1 ratio, 75 mg CBD, 7.5 mg THC
VEGAN | CRUELTY-FREE | ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
For naturally balanced, clear skin
- Clears blemishes and lessens the appearance of fine lines and dark spots
- Moisturizes deeply, absorbs fully
- Boosts collagen and cell turnover
- Protects against environmental pollution
- Oily skin, cystic acne, acne, blemishes
- Sun damage, dark spots, uneven complexion
- Premature wrinkles
- Dry, dull, itchy, flaky or red skin
VEGAN + CRUELTY FREE
FORMULATED BY A SCIENTIST
TESTED + CERTIFIED CLEAN
REEF SAFE + PLANET-FRIENDLY
The perfect oil for oily skin
Our Perfecting Face Serum is a cult favorite, voted “Best Serum” in the international Think Dirty Clean Beauty Awards. It's been called the 'perfect oil for oily skin' for its ability to moisturize deeply, absorb fully, clear blemishes, brighten and protect, all in one. It's especially effective on acne-prone, oily skin because of the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties of CBD, tea tree oil and clary sage. It has a clean, euphoric — some say addictive — scent characterized by the slightly fruity, floral and sweet-herbaceous clary sage.
Every plant active in Perfecting Serum is carefully chosen for its skin benefits: antioxidant superheroes vitamins A, C, and E to fight skin-damaging free radicals and lighten dark spots; plant-derived squalene, tea tree oil and clary sage for their soothing, anti-inflammatory qualities; and the star ingredient, full-spectrum cannabis.
Cannabis does what no other skincare ingredient can do
Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the secret to understanding how one face serum can work so beautifully for both oily and dry skin. Your skin is your largest organ, and every layer is covered in endocannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids in cannabis mimic endocannabinoids to signal to your ECS receptors to create balance. So whether your skin is producing too much or too little sebum, or is red, dry or itchy with inflammation and acne, cannabis will help bring it into balance. Cannabinoids are also extra powerful antioxidants, perfect for neutralizing free radicals — the main culprit of premature aging of your skin and body.
Highest quality product
- Award-winning: "Best Serum" at the international Think Dirty Clean Beauty Awards
- 98% certified organic ingredients
- Made with OCal-certified organic full-spectrum cannabis
- Purity, safety and label accuracy verified by independent lab
How to use
MORNING & NIGHT
After cleansing and toning, warm up 1 to 2 pumps of serum in your palms by rubbing them together (amount will vary depending on your skin). Warming up the oil is important, as it makes it absorb into the skin quicker and more thoroughly. Gently press into face, neck and chest.
- For oilier skin, apply to skin before moisturizer (or skip moisturizer).
- For drier skin, apply to skin after moisturizer (such as hyaluronic acid) to seal it in.
- Follow with other products, sunscreen, makeup, etc.
- Also works as a multi-tasking primer.
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, Olea europea (squalane) oil, Corylus avellana (hazelnut) oil*, Argania spinosa (argan) oil*, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C), Cannabis sativa extract**, tocopherol (vitamin E), Citrus sinensis (orange) essential oil*, Tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) essential oil*, Ocimum basilicum (basil) essential Oil*, Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) essential oil*.
*Organically grown. **OCal-certified organic cannabis.
Certificate of Analysis (COA) test results
All of our products are made of nourishing, real plants. They are all free of potentially harmful ingredients too often found in cosmetics — including PEGs, PFAS (‘forever chemicals’), parabens, phthalates, sulfates, colorants, added fragrance, etc.
In addition, an independent lab tests every small batch of our products for potency and purity. The results prove that our products are free of over 100 contaminants, from pesticides and microbial impurities, to mycotoxins and heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium), to residual solvents and processing chemicals. Every product, every batch. We know of no other cosmetics company that goes to these lengths to assure customers of the purity and safety of their products.
Bonus: We add no fragrance to our products — the delicate scent stems from the natural botanicals inside.
Vegan and cruelty-free
Despite the cute bee in our name and logo, which sometimes makes people think we use honey in our products, we avoid all animal-derived ingredients. And we never, ever test on animals.
All of our products are Leaping Bunny certified and PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free.
Sustainable and conscientious
We are on track to becoming a B Corp in 2023 and close to 100% plastic-free. We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet and financially committed to environmental causes, social justice causes, and creating a healthy planet.
Our paper boxes, glass jars and aluminum lids are reusable and recyclable. We searched for months for the right planet-friendly packaging, which costs considerably more than disposable, single-use plastic, but we believe it’s worth it, and we hope you do too.
For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
GOVERNMENT WARNING: THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS CANNABIS, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. CANNABIS MAY ONLY BE POSSESSED OR CONSUMED BY PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER UNLESS THE PERSON IS A QUALIFIED PATIENT. CANNABIS USE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MAY BE HARMFUL.
PROP 65 WARNING: This product can expose you to marijuana smoke, or myrcene, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.
(It’s a painful irony to have to include Prop 65 cancer warnings on our cannabis skincare products when they are literally among only a handful of the cleanest and safest available today — with proof no less, in our posted COAs (see above). Our products are safe and good for you. Myrcene is found in mangoes, bay leaves, lemongrass, eucalyptus, verbena, citrus, pomegranates, carrots, and more, without harm. Read more about Prop 65 here.)
Clary sage essential oil contains a calming ester called linalyl acetate. This powerful compound works to reduce skin inflammation and soothe skin. It has cooling properties that shelp with irritated complexions. The exceptional organic clary sage essential oil we use has an intriguing and euphoric aroma that is very intense, fresh, sweet-herbaceous and slightly bitter with tea, and woody undertones.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant, helping both protect cells from damage throughout your body as well as keeping our product fresh longer. Vitamin E is also an anti-inflammatory agent–several studies have supported its role in the prevention of inflammatory damage after UV exposure.
STABLE FORM OF
We use tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, an oil-based ester of vitamin C, because we’ve found it to be more effective–more stable, than the water-soluble version (ascorbic acid). There is abundant data showing the effectiveness of vitamin C for boosting collagen production, protecting the skin from oxidative stress, and lightening dark spots for brighter, plumper skin.
Green Bee Botanicals uses only plant-derived squalane. (We never use any animal derived ingredients–not even honey!) Squalene is a very light, colorless oil that is naturally occurring in human sebum. This oil has antioxidant properties and is highly moisturizing because it absorbs very readily, leaving skin soft and supple.
Rose oil has been used for centuries for its relaxing, uplifting and mood enhancing effects through aromatherapy and perfumery, but it also has antibacterial, antifungal properties which help the skin heal faster and can help keep acne at bay. We added it to our Perfecting Serum for both these reasons.
Tea tree oil is used as an antibacterial and antifungal that helps with acne prone skin and the anti-inflammatory effects can soothe and relieve pain and irritation of dry skin and may help to reduce redness and swelling and help prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin. We love its fresh, mildly penetrating, and faintly spicy notes that round out our signature Perfecting Serum scent.
THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. We love THC for skin because of its proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and pain relieving benefits. It also contributes to a stronger entourage effect. If it enters your bloodstream, through smoking, or an edible, it produces the euphoric high that cannabis is known for but our products, if used on the skin, will never be intoxicating.
CBD extract from the flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant interacts with CB1 and CBD2 receptors all over our body – in what’s called the endocannabinoid system – to promote balance and optimal functioning just like THC! In our skin it helps normalize sebum production and its anti-inflammatory properties are just one of the ways it may help with issues such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Blend of oils
We chose our nourishing mix of organic oils: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Olea europea (squalane) oil, Corylus avellana (hazelnut) oil, and Argania spinosa (argan) oil for their anti-inflammatory and healing benefits plus their abilty to absorb easily leaving the skin smooth and soft, never greasy.
Leah C., 43, Oakland –
I used to use Saint Jane face oil but switched to Green Bee and it’s SO much better, from the ingredients and scent to the way it absorbs into my skin. Plus it’s half the price! Win win.