Brand Spotlight: CBD For Life

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If
you
asked
a
hundred
people
about
effective
skin-care
products
and
routines,
you
would
get
a
hundred
different
answers.
Skin
care
is
highly
individualized
and,
because
of
the
many
factors
that
go
into
it
(like
age,
genetics,
diet
and
lifestyle),
it
can
take
years
of
trial
and
error
to
fine-tune
your
routine.

Skin
care
can
be
frustrating,
especially
when
you’re
trying
to
combat
specific
concerns
such
as
acne,
rosacea,
eczema,
sun
damage
or
wrinkles.
And
it’s
not
as
if
you
can
just
give
up
on
it;
cruel
and
unfair
as
it
is,
we
live
in
a
society
that
prioritizes
physical
appearance—it’s
innate.
Because
of
this,
we
all
feel
the
pressure
to
put
our
best
face
forward,
literally.
And,
as
we
all
know,
the
appearance
and
health
of
our
skin
can
be
a
major
factor
in
our
confidence
and
self-esteem.
We
owe
it
to
ourselves
to
take
care
of
our
skin
properly.

Like
many
people,
I’ve
had
a
wild
ride
with
my
own
skin-care
journey,
from
artificially
fruit-scented
Clean
&
Clear
face
wash
(yes,
with
the
microbeads;
I
sincerely
apologize,
Mother
Earth)
and
homemade
sugar
scrubs
to
AcneFree
system
kits
from
Costco
and
Retin-A
prescribed
by
a
doctor.
Nowadays,
I
rely
on
a
combination
of
Glossier
products
to
maintain
clear
and
balanced
skin
and
a
few
products
from
my
favorite

CBD

company.


CBD
For
Life

came
into
my
orbit
two
years
ago
when
I
first
started
writing
about
cannabis.
The
company
had
sent
a
generous
package
to
the
office
and,
because
I
was
the
new
girl,
it
went
to
me.
I
was
instantly
hooked.
CBD
For
Life’s
skin-care
products
are
effective
and
gentle
enough
to
use
every
day,
and
they
smell
great
too.
After
doing
some
digging,
I
learned
that
cannabidiol
is
fantastic
for
your
skin.
Thanks
to
its
anti-inflammatory
and
antioxidant
properties,
CBD
is
an
ideal
agent
for
combating
acne
and
signs
of
aging.
Topical
CBD
can
also
be
used
to
alleviate
more
serious
skin
conditions
like
psoriasis
and
rosacea.
Two
years
later,
I’m
still
using
CBD
For
Life’s
Face
Cream
and
Eye
Serum
in
my
daily
skin-care
regimen.

CBD
For
Life
is
a
women-founded,
-owned
and
-operated
company.
I
got
in
touch
with
one
of
the
founding
partners,
Julie
Winter,
to
discuss
CBD,
skin
care
and
being
a
woman
in
the
cannabis
space.


HT:
How
did
you
become
a
founding
partner
of
CBD
For
Life?

JW:
I
helped
develop
the
products
and
launched
the
company
with
my
sister,
[CBD
For
Life
co-founder
and
CEO] Beth
Stavola,
in
February
2015.
I
now
run
product
development,
operations
and
distribution.
Like
my
sister,
I
have
a
Wall
Street
background.
My
career
there
led
me
into
compliance
and
operational
roles,
which
has
been
invaluable
experience
to
have
in
building
and
scaling
this
business
with
constantly
evolving
regulatory
rules
and
oversight.
My
sister
pulled
me
over
to
help
her
establish
and
scale
the
business.
I
am
so
grateful
for
the
incredible
opportunity
and
have
never
been
happier.


When
did
you
first
learn
about
CBD’s
potential
in
skin
care?

We
created
CBD
For
Life
after
Beth
learned
about
the
wonderful
healing
properties
of
CBD.
She
infused
CBD
with
essential
oils
to
create
a
rub
that
would
help
manage
her
chronic
back
pain
caused
by
scoliosis
of
the
spine,
a
condition
she
suffered
with
since
her
early
teenage
years.
Beth
felt
immediate
relief
from
the
rub
she
was
applying
daily.
As
a
wonderful
side
effect
of
using
the
rub,
Beth
noticed
a
significant
improvement,
clearing
and
softening
of
her
skin.
After
months
of
extensive
research,
we
met
with
a
chemist
to
create
our
luxurious
formulations,
and
two
years
later
CBD
For
Life
was
born!


Had
you
used
CBD,
or
cannabis
in
general,
in
the
past?

Yes,
I
have
been
a
longtime
hemp
advocate,
lobbying
for
federal
legalization
and
providing
education
to
change
the
reputation
of
cannabis
and
discuss
the
healing
benefits
of
the
plant
for
the
body
and
the
skin
without
the
psychoactive
properties.

When
we
first
started
working
in
CBD,
the
natural
thing
to
do
was
go
into
pain
[relief] and
wellness.
But
after
taking
tinctures
and
using
the
topicals,
I
also
noticed
other
positive
side
effects,
like
the
softening
and
clearing
of
my
skin—especially
since
I
had
suffered
from
rosacea.
For
me,
it
seemed
like
a
super-natural
progression
for
skin
care
and
skin
health.


What
is
your
favorite
CBD
For
Life
product?

The
tinctures.
I
have
type
1
diabetes
and
use
CBD
for
deeper
REM
sleep,
which
gives
my
body
more
time
to
repair
itself.
It
also
helps
me
control
my
sugar
levels.
I
wake
up
feeling
overall
better
using
CBD.
As
much
as
I’m
a
fan
of
natural
products,
there
was
a
time
that
if
I
couldn’t
sleep
I
would
take
a
Tylenol
PM
to
help
me
sleep
and
help
with
anxiety,
but
that
all
feeds
into
bad
cycles.
When
I
sleep
well,
wake
up
feeling
good
and
I’m
not
anxious,
I
can
really
live
my
best
life.


What
is
your
skin-care
routine?

I
use
CBD
For
Life
Face
&
Body
Cleanser
every
day.
It
leaves
my
skin
feeling
clean
without
stripping
the
oils.
CBD
is
an

adaptogen

and
brings
your
body
back
into
balance
and
regulates
oil
production.
I’m
also
using
a
toner
from
our
new
line
that
is
specifically
engineered
for
calming
the
skin
and
reducing
redness.
Then
I
use
our
CBD
Face
Cream,
Eye
Serum
and
our
tinctures
daily
(20
milligrams
in
the
morning
and
20
mg
at
night).


What
product
can
you
not
live
without?

Our
tinctures,
rubs
and
roll-ons.
The
tinctures
are
my
everyday
go-to
for
a
healthy
life,
and
the
rubs
and
roll-ons
are
my
go-to
for
sore
muscles
and
aches
and
pains.
I
am
a
mom
of
three
children—5
years,
4
years
and
10
months-old—so
I’m
constantly
on
the
move.
These
products
help
me
unwind
and
relax.


What
has
been
your
experience
as
a
woman
in
the
cannabis
business
space?

I
have
had
a
very
positive
experience
as
a
female
in
this
space.
We
are
female-founded
and
-operated,
and
our
products
are
manufactured
in
female-owned
and
-operated
manufacturing
facilities.
All
our
founding
partners
are
female,
and
the
majority
of
our
team
today
is
female.
Everyone
on
the
team
is
so
passionate
about
these
products
and
the
cannabis
movement.

My
sister
Beth,
our
CEO,
is
a
pioneer
in
the
cannabis
industry
and
is
an
incredible
role
model
for
me.
She
is
very
focused
on
female
empowerment
and
donates
to
a
wonderful
local
clinic
that
focuses
on
female
health
and
wellness
for
those
that
cannot
afford
the
care.
She’s
an
inspiration
to
us
all!

I
have
met
and
developed
wonderful
relationships
with
so
many
incredibly
strong,
dedicated
and
amazing
women
in
this
industry—some
from
competing
brands
and
other
service
providers
that
have
helped
support
and
grow
our
business.



Originally
published
in
the
2019
“Female
50”
special
issue
of

High
Times

magazine.

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