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Promotional Feature: Flower Power

Jul 25, 2018 04:24PM
If you’ve opened a magazine or scrolled through some headlines in the past eight months, there’s a good chance you didn’t hear this here first: 2018 is the year of CBD.

It’s the cannabis compound that doesn’t get you high—but it certainly has created quite a buzz. Cannabidiol, as CBD is more formally known, is all the rage in health, fitness, wellness, and beauty circles, where its earned a following of fanatics who spread the “it’s so good for you” gospel far and wide—a message so prolific and powerful, it’s converting staunch cannabis opponents into advocates of the plant. In January, the trendsetters at POPSUGAR.COM declared CBD one of hottest health and wellness trends of 2018. Since then, television broadcasters, newspaper headlines, and magazine features appearing in media outlets of virtually every genre have backed up that claim.

The New York Times called CBD Oil “beauty’s new high.” Bon Appétite declared CBD coffee to be the favorite new drink of the wellness world. Oprah’s magazine featured a “dreamy” CBD-infused gummy in roundup of natural sleep aids. Outside magazine focused on athletes ditching ibuprofen for CBD. Rolling Stone called it the unexpected star of legalized pot. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand put CBD products in the gift bags at a June “In Goop Health” summit in LA. But it was Washington Post who asked the question on many minds: If CBD is the cannabinoid that won’t get you high, why are so many people using it?

Short answer: it works, it’s safe, and it’s side-effect free, so there’s no harm in trying it to see if it cures whatever’s ailing you. CBD’s medicinal properties are widely accepted; even the World Health Organization, which advises UN countries on global health matters, released a report this year that stated there’s “preliminary evidence CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of medical conditions.”

The number of CBD-infused products on the market is growing exponentially. Attempting to cash in on the green rush, some shady companies are pushing modern snake oils. But there are also companies making modern medicinal marvels, companies led by caring, forward-thinking people who utilize the latest science and technology to create CBD-infused product lines that help people. That offer real, measurable results and benefits to users. FlowerKist is one of those companies.

The California-based brand, founded by Stephanie and Barry Clark, offers a line of high-end cosmeceuticals infused with CBD derived from hemp—a non-psychoactive variety of Cannabis sativa that by definition has no more than 0.3 percent THC. Big believers in the nurturing benefits of CBD, the Clarks started FlowerKist to “promote beauty from within,” with the understanding that when the CBD compound is introduced to one’s body, it helps balance the endocannabinoid system, which is constantly being depleted by stress, anxiety, and fear.

From the start, their goal has been to create high-quality, cannabis-infused products that offer safe, effective pain relief that’s a non-habit-forming alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals.
FlowerKist’s pain-relief topical cream “Solace” is the manifestation of that goal. The topical utilizes a proprietary—and extremely effective—Fast Acting Dermal Delivery System, a patented rapid-absorption technology that allows the therapeutic formula of ingredients to penetrate into and throughout the user’s skin. The result: rapid, targeted relief. The topical allows users to almost instantly tap into CBD’s well-established medicinal benefits. CBD delivers neuroprotective effects, inhibits neurotoxicity, acts as an anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant. It’s an anti-psychotic and an antioxidant. It’s an analgesic, protecting against inflammatory and neuropathic pain—especially controlling reakthrough pain. It decreases inflammation and increases cerebral blood flow. To put it in simpler terms: it does a body good.

Along with 200 mg of hemp-derived CBD, Solace Pain Relief Cream is a smooth and luxurious lotion enhanced with lavender oil and vitamin E and other easy-to-pronounce ingredients. The resulting decadent blend boasts a naturally low pH balance, a creamy feel, and a soothing scent. And it won’t clog your pores while it hydrates your body’s largest organ.

FlowerKist’s catalog also includes a range of super luxurious beauty products, including ultra-hydrating lipsticks and lipglosses in a variety of attractive shades. As one beauty enthusiast noted after putting it on, “It feels like my lips are coated with soft velvet—it’s thick, but somehow not sticky. I love the subtle color, and my lips feel super hydrated. This is my new go-to gloss, I want it in every shade.”

Stephanie shares that has always been the company goal. “We understand the powerful benefits CBD has on your body,” she says. “We want to be the hand that helps you introduce CBD into your daily routine. Time is of the essence, and by combining CBD with high-quality skincare, you are promoting health and beauty without missing a beat.”
“By combining CBD with high-quality skincare, you are promoting health and beauty without missing a beat.” —Stephanie Clark, FlowerKist

To learn more: FLOWERKIST.COM