When it comes to This Works CBD skincare, they’ve already wowed us with their range of CBD boosters. Now the wellness brand has done it again with the launch of the new Stress Check CBD skincare line.
The targeted line-up of five vegan skincare solutions is designed to help manage the effects of stress on our skin, body and mind, with each product infused with pure CBD isolate as well as a super blend of mood-soothing essentials oils.
Given the success of the CBD Booster line, developing products with a specific focus on CBD to treat the impact of stress on both our mood and skin is a smart move for This Works, and one with added credibility given what we already know about the anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties of CBD and its ability to help to soothe skin and reduce irritation and redness.
Now for the really scientific bit; the essential oil blends included in the products are there specifically to help calm the senses and tackle the effects of daily stress triggers.
What makes the blends extra special is the fact that they’ve been developed with the use of fMRI – that’s Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which measures the small changes in blood flow that occur with brain activity.
The impact of stress on the skin
We all know that stress can wreak havoc with our mood but we sometimes overlook the damage it can do to our skin. Stress impacts the immune system which can result in skin that becomes more reactive and sensitive, which can then lead to rashes and redness.
No matter how old we are, who hasn’t suffered from the sudden acne breakout without realising why? In the past, I’ve put breakouts down to new make-up, face cream or serum.
It never occurred to me that stress could be the culprit until I stopped using the suspect product and the spots didn’t clear up.
When we get stressed, the stress hormone cortisol causes an overproduction of sebum (oil) in the skin’s glands which can cause or exacerbate acne. And if you already suffer from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, stress is only going to make them worse.
That’s why the Stress Check products could be so beneficial as each product has the right essential oil and CBD blend to help manage the impact of stress on your skin.
Stress Check CBD Body Cocoon
Create a cocoon of calm for your body with the Stress Check CBD Cocoon Body Lotion. A supersize 250ml of stress-busting moisturiser with pure CBD isolate (1225mg), shea butter, and calming ylang-ylang, neroli and lavender essential oils help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
The blend also boasts Bio Boost botanical oils to help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier while the CBD helps to maintain the balance of the skin. The nourishing Shea Butter and British-grown Crambe Seed oil calms and soothes while antioxidants tackle the ageing damage of environmental stressors.
Over-washing and environmental stress can impair the skin’s natural moisture barrier so use this lotion to bolster skin resilience and leave it feeling soft, deeply moisturised with lasting hydration.
Stress Check CBD Face Shield
A Hyaluronic Acid and CBD face mist to hydrate and protect the skin, the Stress Check CBD Face Shield is a moisturising super blend that contains 250mg of pure CBD isolate, calming Agastache Mexicana Flower and antioxidant Vitamin E to protect and nourish the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
The Face Shield works to comfort skin as well as increase its balance and resilience to stress, while soothing Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Neroli essential oils help to balance the skin and mind throughout the day.
After applying your daily skincare, mist the desired area of your face with this ultra-hydrating, lightweight shield before and after wearing a protective face mask or whenever skin needs a pick me up. Plus, it counters the irritation, blemishes and redness that wearing a face mask can cause.
Stress Check CBD Lip Mask
The Stress Check CBD Lip Mask is a soothing lip balm with 1% CBD and nourishing ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil. As if that’s not enough, it’s formulated with mood-boosting Chocolate, Peppermint and Cardamom oils.
This mask is designed to comfort, nourish and help protect your lips from the drying effects of stress, cold and face mask-wearing.
Stress Check CBD Body Polish
Lift away the build-up of pollution and dead skin cells by daily massage of the arms and legs with the Stress Check CBD Body Polish. A gentle but effective body exfoliator that helps decongest and tackle body acne to reveal clean, fresh-looking skin.
A duo of exfoliating heroes Lactic Acid and Pumice combine to remove the buildup of dirt and even skin tone while Hemp-derived pure CBD Isolate (490 mg per tube) helps soothe and calm irritated skin.
Squalane and Vitamin E aid water retention in the skin whilst the Stress Check essential oil blend of Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Neroli help to calm the senses.
Stress Check CBD Skin Booster + CICA Extract
The Stress Check CBD Skin Booster is the latest addition to the hugely successful This Works CBD Skin Booster range. A calming daytime serum to strengthen the skin’s resilience under stress with the help of 1% CBD, Squalane and Cica extract to hydrate, balance and nourish sensitive skin.
The hydrating Hyaluronic Acid works with the anti-oxidant rich Cica extract to help to revitalise and restore a natural glow, reduces redness, hydrates and maintains the skin’s barrier. The powerful bi-phase booster is perfect for sensitive skin which is exposed to stressful environments and situations which can contribute towards skin ageing.
Just mix this booster serum into your daily moisturiser or apply it alone to soothe sensitive or extra dry skin. The calming skincare solution also adds a layer of comfort in preparation for wearing a Covid face mask and also helps to manage mask induced acne.
Oh, we nearly forgot to add that the serum includes the beautiful Ylang Ylang fragrance to promote a sense of wellbeing and calm.