CB2-Skin™ from Ashland™ is an award-winning patchouli extract designed to activate the body’s cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) which is associated with skin homeostasis. This “boho chic” extract is an ideal alternative to controversial cannabis derivatives like CBD oil and hemp oil. CB2-skin™ provides calming, relaxing, and age-defying skin benefits while conveying a strong image of luxury and beauty.
CB2-skin™ is derived from premium patchouli, a perennial herb from the mint family. It’s cultivated at a farm in Northern Cordoba, in a swampy area highly favorable to the growth of premium patchouli. CB2-skin™ is extracted with a specific supercritical CO2 process from dried patchouli leaves. It differs from other patchouli extracts with its high content in phytosterols, fatty acids, and polyphenols.
Activates and increases CB2 receptor in ex vivo skin
Boosts skin barrier homeostasis, collagen, and beta-endorphins
Visibly mitigates skin and scalp irritation and discomfort induced by UV* and endotoxins (LPS)
Increases skin defenses from UV-damage
Demonstrates a superior activity compared to hemp oil and to standard patchouli oil
*CB2-skin™ is a product designed to enhance the skin’s natural protection capabilities and is not a sunscreen. The use of sunscreens remains essential to develop effective sun care products.
Recommended use level: 0.3-1.0% (clinically tested at 1.0%)
CB2-skin™ is associated with a visible increase in CB2 receptor in ex vivo skin
CB2-skin™ demonstrates a visibly superior soothing benefit compared to hemp oil
CB2-skin™ visibly increased skin beta-endorphin in ex vivo skin
CB2-skin™ boosts skin collagen
CB2-skin™ clinical study
Results showed that the application of a cream containing CB2-skin™ at 1% could visibly reduce the perception of a stinging sensation, improving skin comfort. Other results showed that the application of a cream containing CB2-skin™ at 1% for 28 days could help mitigate skin sensitivity and provide skin with a healthy look and feel.