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~ Cannaisseur Brands launches CBD Essentials first aid kits ~

“Therapy Designed by Nature” 

Topically Applied Farm-to-Skin Premium CBD 
Featuring the Brand’s Award-Winning Products

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This season, Cannaisseur Brands is launching two First Aid Kits, featuring its topically applied terpene-rich CBD Essentials product line. The brand was founded by CBD industry expert and advocate Aryn Sieber, who consults with physicians and patients nationwide on the responsible use and medicinal benefits of cannabis. CBD Essentials topically applied products are lab-formulated, third-party tested, and batch numbered to ensure quality and consistency. All CBD Essentials products feature Sieber’s award-winning flower and meet the federal requirements of the 2018 Farm Bill, which mandates that all CBD-infused products are derived from dried Cannabis Sativa L. plant material that contain less than 0.03 percent THC to be legal in the United States. (It is important to note that therapeutic statements for CBD products are not yet evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

“My brand’s mission is to bring CBD products that are of the highest quality available to the marketplace,” said Aryn SieberFounder of Cannaisseur BrandsThe new First Aid Kits are a simple way for consumers to try a variety of products they may have never experienced before, and potentially receive the same benefits that I did during my own use of CBD during my battle with Stage IV cancer.”

The Cannaisseur Brands CBD Essentials First Aid Kits are offered in both “Standard” and “Deluxe” sizes.

The CBD Essentials Standard First Aid Kit includes: 1.5 oz. Pain Relief Cream(available in Green Tea Cucumber and Natural); 1/3 oz. CBD Essentials Massage Roll-On (available in Green Tea Cucumber, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Natural); and 0.15 oz. CBD Essentials Lip Balm(available in Tropical Punch, Grape, Coconut, Vanilla and Peppermint). The CBD Essentials Standard First Aid Kit is offered at a retail price of $60.

The CBD Essentials Deluxe First Aid Kit includes: 1.5 oz. Pain Relief Cream (available in Green Tea Cucumber and Natural); 1 oz. CBD Essentials Salt Soak (available in Green Tea Cucumber, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Natural); 1 oz. CBD Essentials Body + Massage Oil (available in Green Tea Cucumber, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Natural); 0.15 oz. CBD Essentials Lip Balm (available in Tropical Punch, Grape, Coconut, Vanilla and Peppermint); and CBD Essentials Transdermal Patch (unscented). The CBD Essentials Deluxe First Aid Kit is offered at a retail price of $125.

About the products featured in the CBD Essentials First Aid Kits:

CBD Essentials Pain Cream—This body cream, formulated to offer pain relief for sore muscles, aching joints, and chronic skin conditions, won the Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa “Best New Product” award in 2018. A therapeutic blend of premium CBD, select terpenes, and organic hydrators such as coconut oil and shea butter facilitate muscle rejuvenation and replenish moisture for dry skin conditions. The product uses 50 mg. per oz. of premium CBD.

CBD Essentials Salt Soak Concentrate—This therapeutic blend of immune-boosting, mineral-rich sea salts, combined with premium CBD and select terpenes was formulated to soothe sore muscles, reduce stress, and induce relaxation. This product won the Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa “Best New Product” award in 2019.

CBD Essentials Body + Massage Oil—This product features organic coconut oil infused with premium CBD to reduce discomfort associated with muscle and joint inflammation. This non-greasy topically applied product helps to rejuvenate tired muscles and aching joints, enhancing recovery and relieving pain. It was formulated to be used for therapeutic and oncology massages, and has been shown help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendnitis and psoriasis in hundreds of real-world test cases. Designed for all skin types, the CBD Essentials Body + Massage Oil also can improve dry skin, deeply hydrating for maximum benefit and long-lasting protection.

CBD Essentials Massage Roll-On—This product features the same formulation of CBD Essentials Body + Massage Oil, in the convenience of a roll-on applicator. CBD Essentials Massage Roll-On is available in Green Tea Cucumber, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Natural in sizes 0.3 oz. at a retail price of $12; and 3 oz. at a retail price of $70.

CBD Essentials Transdermal Patch—This THC-free time-released product delivers 70 mg. of premium CBD via a 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. waterproof adhesive patch (so it can be worn in the shower and during a workout) and is effective for up to 36 hours.

CBD Essentials Lip Balm—The first lip balm launched by the brand, CBD Essentials Lip Balm is formulated to moisturize the lips from discomfort associated with dryness and deeply hydrate dry skin for maximum benefit and long-lasting protection.

CBD Essentials products are available at CannasseurBrands.com and select spas, wellness centers and specialty retail outlets nationwide.

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About Cannaisseur Brands
Cannaisseur Brands was launched by cannabis industry advocate Aryn Sieber, who consults with physicians nationwide on the legal use of medical cannabis and CBD for their patients. Sieber became a sought-after professional leader in the CBD and medical cannabis industry after using medical cannabis and CBD during his own battle with Stage IV cancer. The topically applied products in the Cannaisseur Brand line are lab-formulated, third-party tested, and batch numbered to ensure quality and consistency. All products in the line feature the brand’s award-winning flower.

~ Mimzi by Marguerite Germain ~

Honoring her Mother, Dr. Marguerite Germain has created this exquisite fragrance epitomizing unique independence, passion, and kindness. Letting nothing hold her back and rising to the top as a distinguished woman of the 20th century, “Mimzi” eau de parfum exudes classic elegance. The fragrance combines the lively spirit of a diva with natural beauty that is ageless.

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Mimzi by Marguerite Germain

FRAGRANCE NOTES:

Top Notes: Citrus-floral, soft lemon, sweet orange, currant, watery, airy, fresh

Middle or Heart Notes:   tuberose, jasmine, grassy, light bitter orange

Base Notes:  sandalwood, light cedar, jasmine

 

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $65.00

AVAILABILITY: germaindermatology.com

 

~ Probiotics That Pack a Punch ~

Clean and cruelty-free, LaFlore harnesses the power of probiotics to address all skin types and concerns, while balancing skin flora with a curated collection of luxurious formulas. Formulated with a blend of clinical strength biomolecules, active probiotics, and plant-based ingredients, the LaFlore Probiotic Cleanser ($42), Probiotic Daily Defense Moisturizer ($85) and Probiotic Serum Concentrate ($140) nourish and balance skin, while enhancing elastin and collagen, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and alleviating redness and breakouts.

 

Follow LaFlore @lafloreskincare

~ Glo Skin Beauty Photo- Active Collection ~

Launching NOW are two new products joining the Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active collection, the Phyto-Active Firming Mask ($60) and Phyto-Active Conditioning Oil ($62)! These Phyto-Active formulas feature plant stem cell technology to harness nature’s regenerative properties. These age defying actives deliver firming, reparative and antioxidant benefits to promote healthy skin cells and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

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Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Firming Mask (Available for $60 at Gloskinbeauty.com and Amazon.com)

Phyto-Active Firming Mask gives your skin an immediate visible lift and radiance boost by utilizing the latest technology in age-defying ingredients. An exclusive blend of Glycopeptides, Plant Stem Cells, Collagen, Platinum and Pearl Extracts targets key elements within the skin’s matrix to recover strength, refine texture and deliver supple softness for age defying results.

 

See Results in as Little as 60 Minutes:

  • See 26.8% Firmer Skin After 1 Hour**
  • Featuring The Powerful Ingredient Instalift Goji
  • By Isolating Active Glycopeptides, Instalift Goji Uses the Strengthening Action of Proteins and Polysaccharides for Immediate Skin Firming and Lifting Benefits
  • **Metrics Based on a Clinical Study Conducted on 19 Volunteers Who Applied 3% Instalift Goji In Water, Results Measured after One Hour Compared to Baseline
  • The Concentration of Instalift Goji in Phyto-Active Firming Mask Meets or Exceeds Minimum Inclusion to Achieve the Results Shown

 

Product Features:

  • Ideal for Fighting the Signs of Aging Skin
  • Suitable for All Skin Types Except Acne-prone and Sensitive
  • Perfect Luxury Mask to Use Leading up to a Big Event
  • Achieve Immediate Firming and Lifting of the Skin
  • Can Be Used Up To Three Times a Week
  • Phyto-Active Formulas Feature Plant Stem Cell Technology to Harness Nature’s Regenerative Properties. These Age Defying Actives Deliver Firming, Reparative and Antioxidant Benefits to Promote Healthy Skin Cells and Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles
  • Perfect for Day and Night Use
  • A Part of Our Solution for Aging Skin

 

 

 

 

Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Conditioning Oil (Available for $62 at Gloskinbeauty.com and Amazon.com)

Phyto-Active Conditioning Oil is a fast absorbing skin conditioning face oil that helps soften fine lines and wrinkles for those with aging skin concerns. This premium facial oil features protective plant stem cell technology that delivers your softest, most radiant skin yet.

 

See Results in 60 Days or Less:

  • Featuring The Powerful Ingredient Resistem
  • Aid in Promoting Skin’s Strength and Repair the Skin with the Plant-Based Bodyguard, Resistem
  • See 52% Increase in Radiance
  • 9.2% Increase in Skin Clarity**
  • 13.4% Decrease in Redness**
  • 52% Increase in Transparency/Illumination**
  • 9.1% Reduction in Shine**
  • **Metrics Based on a Two-month Single Blind Clinical Study Conducted on 20 Volunteers, Mean Age 34, with Dull Skin Concerns Measured Changes in Skin’s Clarity, Redness, Transparency/Illumination, and Shine
  • The Concentration of Resistem in Phyto-Active Conditioning Oil Meets or Exceeds Minimum Inclusion to Achieve the Results Shown

 

Product Features:

  • Ideal for Fighting the Signs of Aging Skin
  • Great for All Skin Types with Aging Concerns, Including Acne-Prone and Sensitive Skin
  • Powerful yet Lightweight Oils Deeply Nourish and Soften Skin
  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Can Be Used Twice a Day or as Needed
  • Phyto-Active Formulas Feature Plant Stem Cell Technology to Harness Nature’s Regenerative Properties. These Age Defying Actives Deliver Firming, Reparative and Antioxidant Benefits to Promote Healthy Skin Cells and Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles
  • Perfect for Day and Night Use
  • A Part of Our Solution for Aging Skin

~ Achieve a healthy pout this summer ~

Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share tips from Dr. Whitney Bowe on how to achieve a healthy pout this summer and beyond.

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1.)    Stay away from products with plumping agents.

  1. We all know today’s trend is plump lips, but ingredients like menthol and camphor sting – a telltale sign you’re having a reaction to it. Additionally, products like these do not contain nourishing ingredients to lock in moisture so can cause drying of the lips.

 

2.)    Instead, seek out nourishing ingredients to provide immediate relief from dryness AND long-term moisture.

  1. Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree, which grows naturally in West Africa. It’s a key hydrator but also has proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and it is rich in Vitamin E, which helps protect against environmental stressors. I love that eos Lip Balms are made with shea butter and have been shown through testing to lock hydration and moisture into your lips for up to 8 hours. My favorite is eos Pure & Free – it’s made with all-organic ingredients, including shea butter and coconut oil, to deliver hydration for soft, healthy-looking lips.

eos pure & free lip balm ($4.49, Target): Pure & Free with 7 all-organic ingredients, including shea butter and coconut oil, deliver hydration for beautifully soft, healthy-looking lips.

> Certified Organic & 100% Natural

> Hypoallergenic

> Dermatologist tested

> Gluten-free

> GMO-free

> Paraben & petrolatum-free

> Not tested on animals

 

3.)    Stop licking your lips!

  1. Our skin has a thick stratum corneum to keep it protected, but our lips do not, so they are more prone to dryness and irritation. If you lick your lips, you are going to experience even more chapped irritation – it’s a vicious cycle because your saliva evaporates and causes you to keep licking to avoid the drying sensation. Saliva also breaks down the delicate tissues and compromises the barrier. Think about what happens when you put a saltine cracker in your mouth. Even without chewing, it will become soft.  That’s the saliva in your mouth slowly digesting the cracker into its building blocks!  You don’t want saliva to eat away at your lips so try not to lick your lips!

 

4.)    How many times per day should you lip balm?

  1. Apply lip balm after eating or drinking to lock in moisture. Also apply it right before bed. If you sleep with your mouth open, you are going to dry your lips out even more, so I recommend that my patients apply a bit of lip balm right before bed. Apply your balm just outside the borders of your lip line as well because it’s the outer perimeter of your lips that is often chapped!  Another tip is to try to avoid those matte, or long lasting lip stains. Those tend to be very drying. If you do use them, make sure to prime the lips first with a hydrating balm!

~ Nanacoco Professional makeup remover cleansing towelettes ~

Excited to share the newest launch from makeup brand, Nanacoco Professional: Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes—a gentle wipe that removes 99.9% of all waterproof makeup, oil and impurities while brightening and moisturizing skin.

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Perfect for all skin types, the remover contains extracts of lotus, peach flower, green tea, and rose. Alcohol-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free and, like all Nanacoco products, cruelty-free, these wipes are guaranteed to wipe the day away.

~ Add the MakeupDrop Hybrid to your makeup bag ~

From the creators of the original silicone makeup applicator comes the next generation of flawless application for skincare, foundation, blush, highlighter and concealer. The MakeupDrop™ Hybrid is the newest innovation to revamp any makeup bag. The super soft, serenity colored applicator features two uniquely distinct parts: the Silicone Drop, which acts as a clean and waste-free surface for initial makeup application, and the Super Soft Sponge which helps blend and achieve an airbrushed glow.
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While traditional beauty sponges soak up tons of extra product, the Hybrid—like all MakeupDrop™ products—minimizes product wasted by using the least amount of makeup possible. The silicone pad is naturally anti-bacterial and can stop the transfer of germs that can cause breakouts and irritation. The super soft- non-latex sponge is easy clean. Simply use soap and water and let dry overnight.

~Are you masking? ~

We know you love #masking, but are you taking full advantage? There are so many unique masks that can help dramatically address your skincare needs, from head to toe. Here are just five different ways to make the most of your skincare regimen:
Masking – it’s not just for your face. Mask your underarm (yes underarm, they need love too) with LAVANILA’s The Healthy Underarm Detox Mask. This one-of-its-kind mask helps remove unwanted chemical and impure build up, which is especially important when making the switch to a natural deodorant. This targeted underarm treatment effectively detoxifies the underarm area with a combo of Active Charcoal, Malic Acid and Silicawhich uniquely bind to dirt, bacteria, aluminum and excess oils trapped in the skin and like a magnet work to draw them out. BONUS: It is a mess-free, soft brush applicator. ($26; Sephora.com.)
Get three times the exfoliation with KORRES Pomegranate AHA’s & Enzymes Resurfacing Mask (poreless and flawless). The mask exfoliates in three distinct ways: mechanical, chemical and enzymatic. It balances excess sebum, minimizes the appearance of pores and improves skin texture, ensuring your complexion looks and feels its best. Pomegranate grains exfoliate the skin, glycolic acid and enzymes peel away dead skin cells, while white clay and white willow bark extract, rich in Salicylic Acid, remove excess sebum and refine pores. ($34; Sephora.com.)
Get firm with your masking – IOPE’s Enlivening Contour Sheet Mask utilizes botanical extracts (including agave) to protect the skin. The creamy serum infused into the mask adds an abundance of moisture that treats dry skin with soothing care. This anti-aging firming mask gets absorbed without a sticky residue to achieve firm, smooth skin. (5 pack for $25; Available for in-store purchase at Aritaum.)
Mask in your sleep with IMAGE Skincare’s VITAL C hydrating overnight masque. The treatment is like beauty sleep in a jar! The formula contains a triple mineral complex that energizes skin cells to help you wake up with a youthful, revitalized complexion. The luxurious crème formula delivers water to the skin and locks in vital nutrients throughout the night. Blue-Green Algae Extract, a natural retinoid alternative, helps smooth skin and diminish wrinkles while Hematite and Malakite go to work to restore skin tone while smoothing and energizing skin. The formula is ideal for dry, dehydrated, sensitive and/or irritated skin. ($55; IMAGESkincare.com.)
Only have 60 seconds? See results ASAP with the Bioré Charcoal Self Heating One Minute Mask. Infused with natural charcoal this thermal mask opens pores and draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser. It finishes with a cooling sensation for tingly-smooth skin in just one minute. Mix this charcoal face mask with water to increase heating action by 2x. Talk about turning up the heat. ($7.99 (for 4 masks); available at all mass retailers and drug stores nation-wide.)

~ Jergens Brilliance ~

Luxurious, moisturized,  and shimmering skin brought to you at a drugstore price and easy access with Amazon prime! Jergens has always been known for helping women achieve their most healthy-looking, hydrated skin. Now, the brand is launching an exciting NEW full body beautifying collection – Brilliance.
NEW Jergens Brilliances includes TWO unique formulas:
Jergens Flawless Effects Moisturizer:
·        A blurring and perfecting lotion that improves tone and softens imperfections for more flawless looking skin
·        It also evens out your hue without adding color and provides nourishing hydration.
Jergens Skin Illuminating Moisturizer
o  Enhanced with a subtle touch of shimmer, this highlighting and illuminating formula utilizes high-shine ingredients and translucent shimmer to give skin a sunlight-sparkled glow, with hints of peach and gold.
o   Also features Lamellar technology so the product remains effective for hours on end!
Price: $11.99 each

~ Plastic Surgeon Gets Real on Secrets Most Keep Under Wraps ~

With popular TV shows such as “Botched” and the old favorite NipTuck, plastic surgeons are seen as the perfect specimen of looks, wealth and a fabulously crafted and curated lifestyle. They’re impeccably dressed, have gregarious personalities and their significant others are the epitome of perfection. Is there more to the story? Are there practice secrets that are kept more confidential than the facelift of a 50-year-old socialite? Dr. Stanley Poulos, a San Francisco Bay area board certified plastic surgeon gets real on secrets many plastic surgeons prefer to keep under wraps.

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1)Sometimes you will have more than just “a little discomfort” managed with some light dosage of pain medication.

 Everyone has a different pain threshold and post-op bruising and swelling vary so certain procedures will take longer to recover from. Abdominoplasty, body lifts, and combination surgeries like “mommy makeover” are just a few examples of procedures where recovery may be extended.

 Many people who have had procedures can think of a time a few days post op where they wanted to curse their surgeon or ask “why in the world did I do this?”

 Just because it’s an elective aesthetic surgery doesn’t make it any less of an operation. Dr. Poulos explains that there are two very important things you want to get clear on, the actual level of pain and recovery time. Recovery time to return to ranching or running marathons may be a lot different than being able to drive or get out.  He advises speaking to a few friends or references who had the same procedure. Just remember that like childbirth as time goes by the experience may seem easier than it was.

 “You need to know so you can make necessary arrangements with work and childcare or elder care if need be. Some procedures can take at least a week or two before resuming normal activity so the more realistic the expectations the better,” adds Poulos.

 2) There may be more than just “minimal scarring.”

 “Scarring has nothing to do with the surgeon’s skill and everything to do with the patient’s genetics,” clarifies Dr. Poulos. He goes on to explain that a highly skilled plastic surgeon can do the same exact procedure with closure on two different people. One will have minimal scarring while the other will not.” People with darker complexions should consider this before deciding to do a procedure and certainly consult with your doctor’s team who can recommend remedies that help with scarring.

 3) Cellulite removal isn’t just easily “zapped away” with a laser.

Today there are many options available, each claiming to treat cellulite effectively. Some are a bit more invasive. Cellulaze, for example, is a highly promoted actual surgical procedure using an invasive laser that must be threaded under the skin. “Even though this is considered minimally invasive, it’s not an easy zap. Even with the improvement the results often will not meet expectations so be realistic.

 4) There’s an expiration date on results due to the aging process.

We see celebrities who desperately battle mother nature. Aging is inevitable. The average “shelf life” of a facelift is about 10 years. “A facelift is a large financial investment along with significant recovery time. The better the skin elasticity the closer to a decade you’ll get. Odds are even better you’ll have a more enduring result if you don’t smoke or sun-worship,” says Dr. Poulos. He goes on to say that he believes it’s really important to lay out the real expectations given skin texture and volume. Some people may notice the lower quadrant of their faces aging just a few years post facelift. While a person will still look youthful post facelift, it’s not going to prevent aging. 

 About the Doctor:

Dr. Stanley Poulos is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder with Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D of Plastic Surgery Specialists recognized as one of the premier aesthetic surgery clinics in Northern California, with over 30-years’ experience in aesthetic procedures, and mastery of facial and body symmetry. Dr. Poulos offers weight loss procedures such as the gastric balloon that allow patients to achieve optimal health and when combined with exercise and proper nutrition, and ongoing consultation with a specialist (an option few surgeons offer before considering surgery) the results have been exceptional.

 

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Poulos completed his internship and residency at UC San Francisco. He completed surgery and plastic surgery training in San Francisco prior to entering private practice in Marin County where he co-founded PSS (www.psspecialists.com)