Here at Muri Lelu, we’re on a mission to make cannabis central to the beauty conversation. We adore this beautiful flowering plant for so many reasons, but when it comes to skin, we like to think of it as an all-in-one complexion perfector with potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.
Recently, there’s been an explosion of interest in cannabis and its most widely known cannabinoid, CBD, so we thought you might like a refresher on just what makes this plant so magical...
Cannabis’ therapeutic properties and health benefits are due to its 80+ plant compounds, called cannabinoids. When these potent, naturally occurring antioxidants come in contact with our bodies, they trigger a network of special receptors in the brain and body to supercharge our wellbeing. CBD is just one of the many cannabinoids in the plant that regulate everything from mood, sleep, pain, anxiety and more.
What makes Cannabis so good for us, and how does it work with our bodies?
...And how do cannabis and cannabidoids benefit our skin?The skin is the body’s largest organ and contains the largest number of cannabinoid receptors that unlock powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-aging benefits.
Inflammation: The problem at the root of nearly all skin concerns, cannabinoids (particularly CBD) help to soothe the inflammation that causes redness, puffiness, acne and imbalances in natural oil production.
Antioxidants: Vitamins A, D,E and fatty acid omega 3 are found in high supply throughout the plant and CBD, helping to nourish the skin barrier and protect against signs of premature aging caused by environmental pollution, including hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
- Moisturizing: And lastly, it’s a super-hydrator that delivers a daily shot of moisture to soften, plump, and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles.
Beyond cannabinoids, cannabis contains a number of flavor and fragrance molecules — aka terpenes, the chemical compounds that give plants their beautiful aromas. When terpenes come in contact with our bodies’ cannabinoid receptors, they amplify the benefits of cannabinoids like CBD, unlocking mood-enhancing results.
How do terpenes fit into the picture?
Terpenes found in Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil
The short (and definitive) answer is no. Because cannabis and CBD topicals are absorbed by the skin, they don’t come in contact with our bloodstream and can’t produce psychoactive effects.
So... do cannabinoids get me high?
Muri Lelu's Two-Step Cannabis Skincare RitualWe developed our Full Flower Skincare Ritual with one goal in mind: bottling the magic of organic, whole flower cannabis. Our simple two-step routine supports skin from a.m. to p.m. — and keeps it glowing 24/7.
We’re also the first skincare brand to center cannabis aromatherapy in our formulations. Our essential oil blends, infused into each of our products, mirror the mood-enhancing benefits of the plant’s namesake Sativa and Indica strains.
Mornings with Bloomrise Sativa Serum:
This a.m. multi-corrector is formulated with potent cannabis sativa and 13+ bioactive botanicals that perfect the complexion and protect it from environmental damage. Bloomrise triple-hydrates and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and pores, and fortifies the skin barrier to protect against environmental wear and tear. Its Sativa-inspired cannabis aromatherapy blend uplifts and energizes, awakening skin and mind for the day.
Evenings with Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil:
This golden elixir, packed with cannabis sativa, floods skin with intense hydration to soothe and replenish. Added actives help to diminish the appearance of dark spots and deep wrinkles, boost natural collagen production, and tone and lift to reveal a radiant glow. Its Indica-inspired cannabis aromatherapy blend unwinds and calms the mind and skin —for the ultimate beauty sleep.
Our Higher Standard Commitment:
We can go on and on about this plant’s potent superpowers, but it wouldn’t be worth anything if we didn’t look and listen to the full reality of cannabis politics. Classified as a controlled substance in the US since the 1930s, there have been devastating and lingering consequences for those impacted by the cannabis prohibition. This is an area that has Muri Lelu’s full attention: we donate a portion of our proceeds to organizations like Last Prisoner Project that support restorative justice for those incarcerated due to the cannabis prohibition, and partner with Broccoli Magazine’s anti-racist collective The Floret Coalition to support the communities most impacted by the War on Drugs.