CBD and Tepez… say what?” you may be asking, and understandably so. We are all now very familiar with CBD as a mainstay to a burgeoning new health industry, but Tepezcohuite is definitely a newcomer and a virtually unknown one at that. Yet it hails from as far back as the 10th century in Mayan medicinal uses and comes from a bark. Today it is used for all kinds of skin applications including the illustrious anti-aging collagen and cellular regeneration, to burns and even acne. When paired with CBD it makes for a promising skin salve. Which is why Life Elements’ CBD and Tepezcohuite Body Oil brings an interesting blend to the CBD market.
What’s in this stuff?
First and foremost, it is unscented which is a huge plus for anyone with scent allergies. Here is a rundown of the vegan-friendly ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Tepezehuite, Goldenseal, Vitamin E, Calendula. Each 4oz bottle contains about 600mg of broad-spectrum hemp-derived CBD (read her for the difference between Hemp Oil and CBD broad spectrum). Long story short, there is no THC in this product.
What’s it good for?
This kind of product is often marketed for use with skin conditions like eczema, general skin inflammation, or dry patches, but it is also a common favorite for the more beauty oriented objectives such as reducing fine lines, clearing acne, and dark spot reduction. While I can’t speak to its long term effects on wrinkles, I can affirm that it feels quite nice on the skin without feeling overly oily or heavy.
CBD is rich in Vitamin A, C, and E, all of which are great for your skin and falls into “it can’t hurt” category of skin products. Of course, we are no MD Dermatologists, but while testing it we discovered that it is a soothing product to use on irritated skin. To that effect, we tried it out on a bout of polymorphic light eruption and it was topically soothing. And when we applied it to someone suffering from dermatitis, it immediately lessened the redness in a palliative albeit non-curative manner.
The Bottom Line
Life Elements’ CBD and Tepezcohuite Body Oil is an effective, sustainably sourced, vegan, unscented skincare product that offers an unusual and bedazzling ingredient derived from Tepezcohuite bark. That unusual ingredient, when paired with 600mg CBD per bottle, offers a product that is entirely unique to this company alone. We found the oil quite soothing for various skin ailments and were impressed by the product’s high-quality ingredients and unique approach to skincare. You can pick a bottle up for $68.