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As a makeup artist, I’ve learned the perfect *lewk* starts way before a drop of actual makeup goes on my skin. Growing up with acne and even worse, having cystic adult acne has made me prioritize my skincare routine. Here’s my simple-ish routine to keep my skin glowing head to toe.

CBD Skin Care For Your Body

Cleanse

For my body care, I start in the shower with Kush Queen’s Soaked CBD shower gel almost every day. Not only does the amazing citrus-y scent wake me up but it cleanses my skin without drying it out and keeps me smelling FRESH. I’m honestly addicted to the scent and find myself missing it when I’m forced to use another cleanser!

You might be thinking CBD in a shower gel, how does that work? Before I got into using CBD in my daily routines, I never understood why CBD made sense in skincare either.

Here's the science: your skin is your largest organ and provides the largest surface area for cannabinoid exposure. In Soaked for example, Kush Queen's transdermal CBD particles travel through the lather onto your skin and fully absorb directly into your bloodstream creating the most bioavailable CBD experience.

Exfoliate

About once a week, I incorporate Kush Queen’s Renew CBD scrub into my body care routine. The dry scrub formula is a unique texture and I love it because it effectively exfoliates my skin without being too harsh. I think of Renew as more of a skin polisher since it removes dead skin and leaves me feeling super smooth. Again, the scent is really what hooked me. The lavender smell is intoxicating and makes me feel like a goddess post-shower.

Moisturize

Another after shower ritual I have is lathering up with the Kush Queen x A&O CBD body lotion. Especially now that it’s heating up in SoCal and my skin is getting a bit more sun, I need to make sure it stays hydrated. This creamy body lotion gets the job done and the CBD helps relax me from the outside in.

Kush Queen's Soaked Shower Gel basking in the sunshine!

CBD Skincare For Your Face

Moving on to my mug, every morning and night, I also use Soaked CBD shower gel as a cleanser (makeup on or not). However, what follows after cleansing is a bit different depending on whether it’s morning or night!

A.M. - Let’s Get Fresh and Protect

Spoiler alert - this is the most involved. For daytime, post-cleansing, I will let my skin dry and then use a toner. Lately I’ve been feeling The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. It provides mild exfoliation and helps your skin’s natural radiance pop. Directly after toning, I press in KQ’s Defynt serum all over my face which is a great “all-purpose” serum for all skin types that helps with retaining moisture and smoothing fine lines. I follow up with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Pink Moisturizer which is a perfectly light jelly-textured treatment that smells amazing and feels even better. 

For sun protection, I layer on Dermalogica’s Invisible Physical Defense SPF which leaves your skin protected, smooth, and without any weird residue other SPF’s are known for. 

Finally, my last step is using KINGDM’s Foto Blur CBD Primer which not only tames redness but leaves my pores blurred and smooths my skin. Kingdm also creates a perfect base for my makeup if I choose to wear any that day.

The Kush Queen CBD Skincare trifecta of Defynt, Renew and Kingdm

P.M. - Let's Hydrate

Nighttime can be a bit more involved and my routine depends on the day and how my skin is feeling at that moment! I start again cleansing with Soaked to remove any makeup or dirt from the day. I then follow up by toning and using my Defynt serum. Every other day I use my custom Curology treatment cream to control acne and follow that with a heavier moisturizer or night mask. 

Two of my nighttime favorites are Pacifica Beauty’s Wake Up Beautiful Mask and Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon gel-cream. 

Conclusion

I add CBD to my skincare routine because it helps with inflammation, reduces redness, and has known anti-bacterial benefits all of which help my underlying issues. Turns out, I like it so much I now choose skincare products that have CBD as an ingredient. 

Skincare routines are always going to be extremely personal so I urge you to sample different products and see what works best for you. Give CBD Skincare are try, my everyday must haves are Soaked CBD Shower Gel, Defynt CBD Skin Serum and Kingdm CBD Primer

 

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With the recent rise of CBD’s popularity, people think adding CBD to anything, especially CBD primer and makeup is just a trend. What most people don’t know is the science behind using CBD in makeup. All CBD use should start at the intersection of the delivery method and the cannabinoid receptors that naturally exist in your body. CBD is delivered to your body in the form of cannabinoids and when your body receives and processes cannabinoids, it nourishes your body’s endocannabinoid system. That’s when we experience the benefits of using CBD. 

When it comes to using CBD in makeup the most important factor to consider is your skin which is one of the best delivery methods and the body’s largest organ. That’s why KINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primer uses the surface of your face, aka skin as its delivery method. 

Why should the CBD delivery method matter to you? Especially in CBD Makeup… 

The delivery method is how cannabinoids are ingested into your body. For example, an oral delivery method could be a gummy or tincture because you consume the cannabinoids through your mouth. A CBD bath bomb uses a full body topical delivery method because you submerge yourself in the cannabinoids. When evaluating any CBD makeup product, it’s important to understand the delivery method to determine the potential effectiveness of the product. If the delivery method isn’t clear, chances are the cannabinoids (in most cases, CBD) won’t get into your body.    

For example, CBD in mascara. How does the delivery method and your body’s cannabinoid receptors meet up? Don’t get us wrong, we love CBD and cannabinoids at Kush Queen, but the science has to be clear.

3 Reasons Using CBD Primer Under Your Makeup Is A Smart Move

As soon as you apply KINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primer, you’ll feel the silky formula soften your skin and see it mattify your pallet. And while that’s what everyone loves about our primer, let’s get into the benefits of having CBD as our star active ingredient. 

1. CBD is a Known Anti-Inflammatory

The number one reason to wear CBD Primer under your makeup is because CBD fights inflammation. We know the cause of most skin issues like acne is inflammation and we also know that wearing makeup all day can cause inflammation. By placing CBD under your makeup you can help fight inflammation while wearing makeup. 

2. CBD is Anti-Bacterial

Exposing our skin to bacteria from our hands, phones, and furry friends is happening at all times. Makeup complicates it even more and is why our full glam lewks are known to not be so great for our skin health. A new study on CBD as an anti-bacterial has been released by the Centre for Superbug Solutions at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr. Mark Blaskovich, Ph.D., senior research officer at the center says “The first thing we looked at is CBD’s ability to kill bacteria.” “In every case, CBD had a very similar potency to that of common antibiotics.”

3. Reduce Redness and Skin Impurities

Our patent-pending process creates a water-soluble nano CBD and also uses Vitamin E which has a host of known skin benefits. Plus, our nano CBD particle is 2,000 times smaller than your pores and absorbs directly into the bloodstream. This combination increases the bioavailability of the CBD in your body and in this case directly on your face. Kush Queen Customers have reported redness and skin impurities decrease. 

Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer Features 250mg of Nano CBD

Foto Blur works pure magic on your face, but don’t take it from us, see what real users of Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer are saying!

Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer Review
Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer Review

Let the CBD molecule work for your skin!

The time has come to treat your skin right and add CBD under your makeup. KINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primer helps reduce redness, prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin velvety soft.

I am most definitely a coffee person, but I do love me a good cup of tea. I take mine with milk and honey served up in my favorite Alice in Wonderland mug. It is an experience for me and has become part of my self-care routine. Drinking tea has so many benefits for our health and wellbeing, and every type of tea offers a little something special for you and your body to enjoy. You can sip for energy, sip for stress relief, sip for a good night’s sleep and even for your skin and organ health. That is a lot of benefits! So when I heard that Kush Queen launched a tea-inspired CBD Bath Bombs Collection, my heart fluttered. I can bathe in my tea too? Yes, Please! 

Bathe in the benefits of CBD and Matcha with Kush Queens CBD Bath Bombs

But wait? Do I want to bathe in tea? Does it have any benefits as a topical or is it just for fun? These were some of the questions swimming through my mind, so I, of course, decided to do a little research. What did I learn? Bathing in your tea… highly recommended. Many of the properties in tea leaves also have amazing benefits for your skin and wellness. When paired with the already beneficial ingredients that make up Kush Queen CBD bath bombs – Like High-Quality CBD, Epsom Salt, Baking soda, and essential oils – the benefits are only increased! 

Photo: @quartermoonco for Kush Queen

So what are these benefits I speak of? I will get to that, but first I want to chat about Dry Brushing. If you have not heard of Dry Brushing, it is definitely something worth looking into. It is the simple act of using a natural fiber brush, preferably with a long handle, to massage the skin without moisture. Starting at your feet you will gently rub your skin clockwise in a circular motion, slowly working your way upward. Not only is this process relaxing, but it is a great way to prepare your body to receive maximum benefits from your bath time. It exfoliates the skin, increases blood flow, stimulates the lymph nodes, detoxes the body, and can even reduce the appearance of cellulite. Your skin will feel fresh and new before you submerge yourself into that tub sized cup of tea. Such a great way to take your self-care to the next level. 

Now back to those beautiful Kush Queen Tea Collection Bath Bomb Benefits! 

Photo: @thiscannabislife for Kush Queen

MATCHA CBD BATH BOMB

Matcha Tea actually contains chlorophyll which is a wonderful detoxifier and has been known to remove harmful toxins from the body as well as fight free radicals. Matcha may also assist in decreasing your body’s sebum production. This can help to treat and prevent body acne and may even add a layer of protection from harmful UV rays. 

Photo: @thiscannabislife for Kush Queen

EARL GREY CBD BATH BOMB

Earl Grey Tea contains Vitamins B1, B2, E and H, all known for their abilities to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. You will also find Antioxidants in this tea which will keep your skin healthy and hydrated while fighting those pesky free radicals. 

Photo: @thiscannabislife for Kush Queen

CHAI TEA CBD BATH BOMB

Chai Tea is my favorite tea, and not just because I’m basic! The cinnamon and Clove in your Chai tea (and Bath Bombs) can help to improve blood circulation which will reduce swelling and puffiness and give you a nice glowy complexion. This tea is also ultra-hydrating and may assist in reducing the signs of aging skin! 

Photo: @quartermoonco for Kush Queen

PRO TIPS: 

  • Pour yourself a cup of tea to enjoy while you soak. Your skin will receive all those amazing benefits from the inside out. (And you can feel really fancy while you do it). 
  • A Spice Girls playlist may also enhance these benefits by filling you up with joy and empowerment vibes. 
  • For those of you who prefer not to soak in the tub surrounded by loose tea, which I personally LOVE, that does not mean you can’t enjoy these Classy AF Bath Bombs! Grab yourself a large organza drawstring bag, place the bath bomb inside it, and add to your tub. You will get all the Bath Bomb goodness, but the bag will hold onto the tea leaves for you. Like a Tea Bag for your tub. 

Photo: @quartermoonco for Kush Queen

I hope that you found some helpful self-love inspiration here, and are excited to start your own tea inspired skin-care routine. However you choose to incorporate tea, your body will thank you for all those tasty benefits!


Don’t forget to follow and tag @kushqueenshop & @kushqueenco in your Instagram posts and stories.

Ready to add CBD and Tea into your Skin Care Routine? Shop Kush Queen below!

This month Kush Queen headed to Beauty Con for the first time, and it was a beautiful success! We had an amazing time and are so happy to finally be debuting our Kingdm Cosmetics line, chatting about why Kush Queen CBD is different and sharing all that REAL CBD BEAUTY has to offer!

Are you ready to add CBD to your beauty routine? Check out the very first product from our Kingdm Cosmetics line, Foto Blur CBD Primer . It is officially LIVE on our website and we are so excited for you to try it!

If you missed out on Beauty Con this year, here is a little sneak peak into what went down.

THE VIBE – Kush Queen CBD Booth

BeautyCon Booth display of hemp plants on wall inside triangular white & gold hanging flower vases.
LA BeautyCon 2019 Kush Queen Booth
BeautyCon guest shows off cannabis inspired henna as they reach out entangling fingers in hemp plants.
Kush Queen CBD 101 Kit featuring mini bath bomb and sample packet of Melt pain lotion, Soaked body wash, Defyn skin serum, & Foto Blur KINGDM Primer.
Sign that reads "CBD & Chill."
Sign reads "Kush Queen CBD 101 Free Sample, Insta @KushQueenShop
LA BeautyCon 2019 Booth Wall reading "Real CBD Beauty."
Kush Queen CBD Booth at LA BeautyCon 2019

THE TEAM

Raquel Lee, Pacific Northwest Lead for Kush Queen
Chance Usey, Team Member for Kush Queen
Ben Mervis, Team Member for Kush Queen
Michael Sawyer, Chief Engineer of Kush Queen
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Verita Richardson, Audience Development Coordinator for Kush Queen
Tiff Whitmore, CMO for Kush Queen

We had a great time sharing Kush Queen CBD at BeautyCon LA!

Lauren Urasek, Creative Marketing Director for Kush Queen
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THE QUEEN

Olivia Alexander, founder and CEO of Kush Queen, pictured holding CBD 101 Kit.
Owner & Founder of Kush Queen, Olivia Alexander, shows off tattoo on forearm reading "Kush Queen."
Olivia Alexander seen chatting with LA BeautyCon guests.
Olivia Alexander at LA BeautyCon 2019 in Kush Queen booth.
Kush Queen Founder, Olivia Alexander, pictured at booth during first exhibition of hemp brands at BeautyCon.
Olivia Alexander, Kush Queen owner, at BeautyCon.
Olivia Alexander posing in front of complete Kush Queen booth.
Kush Queen booth at LA BeautyCon 2019.

THE PRODUCTS

Product Display of Kush Queen CBD Products at BeautyCon.
CBD Ignite Lubricant and Defynt Anti-Aging Skin Serum featured.
CBD 101 Kits pictured in black geometric bowl with black "Real CBD Beauty" stickers.
Signature CBD Kush Queen bath bombs on display at LA BeautyCon 2019.
All products in CBD 101 Kit displayed including mini bath bomb, Soaked body wash, Melt pain lotion, Defynt skin serum, and Foto Blur CBD primer.
Signature Kush Queen bath tub filled with 25mg Kush Queen hemp bath bombs.
BeautyCon guest holding black bottle of Defynt anti-aging skin serum.
BeautyCon 2019 guest uses 16oz. 200mg Melt Pain Relief Lotion by Kush Queen.
Defynt CBD skin serum featured in black geometric glass cube.
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THE PEOPLE

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THE DEBUT OF KINGDM COSMETICS

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The Kingdm Foto Blur 250 mg CBD Primer uses Kush Queen’s exclusive patent-pending Amplifi™ nanotechnology, a process that creates CBD molecules as small as 25nm in size, which is 2,000 times smaller than pores, allowing the product to fully absorb so that the high levels of CBD can work deep into the skin. The unique formulation gives the primer a silky, serum-like texture that is super spreadable and lightweight, blurring pores and creating a smooth, perfected canvas for makeup application. Our formula doesn’t dry during wear, so your skin stays moisturized throughout the day. Use it before your makeup, but after skincare. KINGDM helps reduce redness, prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin velvety soft. We hope you’ll try it, we know you’ll love it! This is only the beginning!


Don’t forget to follow and tag @kushqueenshop & @kushqueenco in your Instagram posts and stories.

Ready to try REAL CBD BEAUTY? Shop Kingdm Cosmetics below!

By: JS Brunson

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As a still relatively young millennial, I have some thoughts on the state of womanhood. For as much progress as we’ve made in being seen as independent and free-thinking humans; like letting our arm hair grow out and not smiling in every damn photo, there still seem to be more products than ever promising us that by using it we’ll somehow feel freer. Unfortunately, I hadn’t had much luck in finding that ideal product, until now. And I’ll tell you early on, that that product is Kush Queen’s Defynt CBD Skin Serum

Made with 100mg CBD, this serum is like applying a 60-minute meditation session directly to your face. Talk about a #lifehack, am I right! But let me back up a little bit and explain why you need this serum in your life. 

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I recently turned the big 3-0. If I’m being honest I was terrified. I had so many assumptions about what being thirty would mean. Wasn’t I supposed to have it all together by thirty? The perfect guy, the perfect job, a house with multiple rooms, a cute dog and an Instagram worthy proposal on the way? Well, I do have a great boyfriend, but the rest are just ideas that have gotten as far as my Pinterest boards. I spent the last month of being twenty-nine stressing out! I was depressed about where I thought I should be and then upset with myself for not checking my privilege and getting down in the first place. Oh, it was a vicious cycle. 

As I’m sure you know stress plays a very big part in how our skin reacts. I don’t say this to be annoying, but I’ve always had pretty good skin. Thank my long-ago African ancestors for that, but during that time my stress was causing some irritation on my skin. I was so dry my lips began to crack, I had the darkest under-eye circles, and generally looked consistently exhausted. 

I knew I needed to make a change. I needed to treat my skin better. That’s when I decided to try out the Defynt Anti-Serum. Now, I’m not a product junky by nature, I still use the same Origins face wash that I first discovered in high school. Hey, if it isn’t broke why fix it right? So needless to say I was a bit skeptical that this new product would do much for me now. 

I got up the next morning ready to try out the serum. I washed my face (using my Origins thank you very much), toned with Dr. Thayers witch hazel and applied a dime-sized amount of the Defynt Serum to my face. Within a few moments, I could instantly see my puffy eyes calm down. It was like my face opened up and smiled after months of neglect. 

What I didn’t expect was how calming the CBD skin serum made me feel. I woke up with a slight headache and after applying the serum my headache cleared up and I felt like I could actually get my day started on a positive note. I made sure to apply a light moisturizing sunscreen after the serum to lock in all the goodness.

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I’ve been using the Defynt Anti-Serum for a month now and not only has the overall puffiness of my skin gone down, but I’m less grumpy in the morning. Added bonus according to my boyfriend! 

So hey, maybe I don’t have it all figured out. But now that I’m safely and deeply into my 30th year of life, I’ve realized that adulthood is what you make it. There are no rules, there are no standards. I live my life to make me happy, and that now includes taking good care of my skin. 


Don’t forget to follow and tag @kushqueenshop & @kushqueenco in your Instagram posts and stories.

Ready to take your skincare routine to the next level? Shop Defynt below!