By Renata Block, MMS, PA-C
Ah, the cannabis plant, who knew this would be the buzzword ingredient of the 21st century. Those who have been using it for years rejoice and tell us, “I told you so.”
Okay, so we are a little slow on the uptake, but we are finally here! So, let’s talk Cannabidiol or CBD in particular, the naturally-occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants that do not cause all of those psychoactive feelings.
The ingredient is getting all the attention in products today that range from skincare to foods, maybe even medicine. As a Dermatology PA-C, I see it taking over the beauty and skincare industry, with many of my patients asking questions about its worth. Many swear by it, but could this all be hype and placebo effects?
The good news is that early research is finding CBD has hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties, so it could help soothe irritated skin with people suffering from eczema, psoriasis, or other inflammatory skin conditions such as acne. Who knew? Well, all the people who have been using it for years did as it has been an ingredient of “calm.” With more studies coming down the pipeline, I am excited about the next few years regarding CBD.
I had the great pleasure of experiencing a new brand called VIVI Naturals to put my skin in the zen mode; trust me, I need it. I have been gifted this fabulous box focusing on the environment and cruelty-free ingredients. Everything and I mean everything, was thought of with this brand. But it all starts with their mission: Global Wellness!
I fell in love with their “Root 66” Volume & Vitality Serum and the CBDetox to revive and pose, de-stressing scalp elixir. Both are perfect for all hair types, and trust me, my fine hair thanks them for it.
CBDetox is a natural formulation to soothe the scalp and protect it from environmental stressors and pollutants that could damage the hair. It helps calm the itch, flakiness and helps increase blood circulation for a healthy scalp.,
Root66 is a non-greasy spray in serum to nourish and strengthen the hair with a vitamin-rich superfood for voluminous hair that shines!
Check them out and indulge in products that truly were formulated from the love of Mother Earth.
Diva Tip: VIVI Naturals is based out of California and is produced with globally sourced ingredients, and, of course, is GiGi Approved.
Renata Block is the creator of Savvy Derm Diva, an online resource for proper skin care. GiGi Approved is a monthly column discussing cruelty-free skincare options! Make sure you follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Need a dermatology consult? Please visit Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, LLC or Call/Text 847-802-9667 for a TeleDerm appointment. MUAH!????