Hydrated, healthy and glowing .. Who doesn't want to keep their skin looking and feeling its best, at any age?
While there are numerous trending ingredients that promise results, one super-ingredient works harder than nearly any other in the game. And until now, it's remained largely untapped and misunderstood in the beauty conversation.
Our skincare secret? Full flower hemp. It's unmatched when it comes to strengthening the barrier and repairing daily damage, while also keeping skin calm, hydrated and naturally vibrant. That's why it's front-and-center in Muri Lelu's Full Flower Ritual.
And while it's holistic potential has been revered for centuries, it's millennia-old wisdom is now backed by science. Numerous studies have been conducted on full flower hemp extracts. including a recent one in which scientists that confirmed the plant has the power to improve many of skin's core building blocks.
Curious about this super-flower and how it can upgrade your daily skincare routine? Keep reading for your no-nonsense guide to understanding full flower hemp and what types of skin it can work wonders for — plus, how you can sample its potent benefits for free, on us!
Let's start at the very beginning...
What exactly is full flower hemp?
In the past few years, full flower hemp has become a buzzy, ubiquitous term in skincare. You may have seen this ingredient in a ton of different products... but what does it actually mean?
Full flower hemp refers to extract from the hemp plant that preserves its broadest range of therapeutic compounds. Hemp plants contain a wide variety of naturally occurring chemical compounds — in fact, we've identified more than 100 so far.
How do these compounds work in the plant, and in our bodies?
Grouped together in a plant system called the phytocannabinoid system, these compounds help full flower hemp regulate its daily functioning and protect itself against environmental aggressors.
Over time, our bodies have evolved in lock-step with the plant to include a biological network of our own known as the endocannabinoid system that works to control much of our bodies' functioning.
Just like a key fits into a lock, hemp plant compounds active our own internal receptors. When these compounds come into contact with our body, they trigger a host of overall wellness benefits from increased relaxation, to reduced inflammation and pain.
The most effective “key” is high quality, full flower hemp. It harnesses the widest range of therapeutic plant compounds, helping them join forces in a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect,” multiplying its healing benefits.
How does full-flower hemp positively impact baseline skin function and health?
Dating as far back as Ancient Egypt, full flower hemp has been prized for its beautifying benefits. In fact, Cleopatra was said to have applied it to her skin to keep her looking refreshed and youthful.
And now, thanks to extensive research and studies, we know that full flower hemp is uniquely beneficial for our skin.
1. Full flower hemp rebalances the skin barrier. Our skin barrier keeps us safe from bacteria and toxins, and preserves the moisture skin needs to stay healthy. When our barrier is compromised by inflammation or everyday environmental factors, skin can become dry, sensitive, irritated, red or blemish-prone.
As the receptors in our skin come in contact with full flower hemp extracts, they work to regulate the barrier and keep inflammation at bay. This strengthens the barrier and restores healthy functioning.
2. Full flower hemp is one of nature's most potent anti-aging ingredients.
It's well documented that what we refer to as the aging process is in large part a byproduct of free radical damage and its effect on the body.
Free radicals can be produced internally, but they're more often introduced by common outside sources such as pollution, dust, cigarette smoke and more. As skin is continually exposed to free radicals over time, it starts to break down and deteriorate with damage that appears in the form of wrinkles, sagging, dryness, dullness and age spots.
Antioxidants are a powerful natural solve to the havoc that free radicals wreak on our skin. They counteract damage by protecting and preserving our healthy DNA, boosting overall vitality.
Shown to contain more antioxidant properties than either Vitamin C or E, full flower hemp is one of nature's most potent antioxidants that can help diminish the visible signs of aging.
3. Full flower hemp increases hydration levels in skin. Full flower hemp also plays a role in combatting water loss. As a natural emollient, full flower hemp extracts offer a protective layer to the skin barrier that has been shown to boost the natural amount of moisture that we can retain.
The excess moisture improves the overall health of the skin and is a powerful antidote for healing inflamed, red and dry skin caused by dehydration.
Muri Lelu's Bloomrise Sativa Serum was specifically formulated to amplify the plant's hydrating effects, offering intensive triple-hydration grounded in full flower hemp.
4. Full flower hemp keeps blemish-causing excess oil in check. One of the most important regulatory benefits that full flower hemp triggers as it comes in contact with the receptors in our skin is oil production.
In constant dialogue with our skin receptors, full flower hemp interacts with the glands that produce sebum — a major component in acne formation — and ensures that the optimal amount of oil is being produced.
This prevents either the overproduction or underproduction of oil, treating the issues that arise from having excessively oily or dry skin. Once oil production is regulated, blemishes may begin to reduce as the skin returns to a natural state of health.
And although Muri Lelu's Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil is a nightly face oil, don't let that fool you: This light-weight and deeply nourishing formula helps to dramatically diminish blemishes, acne and other imperfections.
5. Full flower hemp calms, soothes and de-stresses sensitive or hormonally skin. Perhaps the most significant benefit of CBD? It's a powerful anti-inflammatory, with ultra-soothing properties. Full flower hemp is known to calm painful irritation and reduce redness, making it a wonder-ingredient for those with sensitive skin or skin issues including eczema, rosacea or chronic dryness.
Full flower hemp's calming properties also go to work beyond the skin surface, stabilizing dis-regulated hormones that can cause skin to go haywire during times of transition such as the monthly cycle or menopause.
Which skin types can benefit from full flower hemp, and how should I start incorporating it into my routine?
The best part about full flower hemp? It can work its plant magic on virtually all skin types. Sensitive, mature, acne-prone and dry skin will all be soothed, calmed and supported by full flower hemp.
Each of these benefits are powerful on their own, but in combination they are nature's most innovative way to support the continued health and vibrancy of our skin throughout our lives and the aging process. Products featuring full flower hemp, like Muri Lelu's Full Flower Ritual, harness the full potential of this super-ingredient for a radiant complexion.