Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: FLORA + BAST Full Spectrum Cannabis Skincare Age Adapting Sleep Tincture & Facial Serum Review

June 08, 2019

FLORA + BAST Full Spectrum Cannabis Skincare Age Adapting Sleep Tincture & Facial Serum Review

Many moons a go talking about Cannabidiol Oil on a beauty blog would have been off-topic. Now that we have accepted everything "oils" as the hot trend in skin care anything goes. As a serum and oil junkie I have tried them all - argan, coconut, maracuja, jojoba, seabuckthorn, calendula, sweet almond you name it! All in hopes of achieving that clear, glowing skin that we all desire. Lets take a look at what FLORA + BAST has to offer and how this cutting edge oil is different than all of the rest!

WHY CANNABIS? Modern lifestyles cause more stress than most humans can adapt to,
causing a breakdown at the cellular level - otherwise known as aging. Cannabis exerts
profound adaptogenic effects by modulating the endocannabinoid system, resulting in a return
to equilibrium where the body can heal itself naturally.

WE ARE FULL-SPECTRUM. Our cannabis extracts are classified as “full-spectrum”, meaning
formula's mirror the composition of the plants from which they were derived, optimizing your
body’s ability to utilize them and in turn, maximizing their results.

FLORA + BAST was founded on the belief that skincare and beauty is a lifestyle decision, and that natural products designed, preserved and delivered properly outperform any synthetic product.  Rather than design products the conventional way (water-based products that oxidize active ingredients, toxic preservative systems, surfactants that reduce efficacy), FLORA + BAST is changing the way healthy skin is achieved, delivering medical-grade results through simple and bioactive formulas. 

Age Adapting Facial Serum ($77)
Consider our Age Adapting Facial Serum the foundation for your entire skincare routine. In balancing your Endocannabinoid System, skin is brought to a state of equilibrium where it can repair itself naturally, allowing for optimal skin aging. Rich in phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids, our formula is free of water, preservatives, and fillers. This allows skin to enjoy the maximum benefits of cannabis, with minimal distraction by the formulation process.

CBD in skincare is made wonderful for it's anti-inflammatory properties which is often the cause of so many skin conditions. Balancing your Endocannabinoid System, skin can repair itself naturally, resulting in reduced acne/breakouts and blemishes, reduced redness and puffiness, and enhanced firmness and elasticity. This makes it great for both a clear skin regimen as well as anti-aging.

Blemishes are no longer my main concern, but anti-aging is. This serum is lightweight, soothing, and sinks right in to the skin. Having sensitive skin I am hesitant about some oils as they can be heavy, but Flora + Bast is not and uses MCT Oil combined with the Cannabis Sativa Oil. Many brands claim to have CBD Oil in their products, but Flora + Bast delivers with 303 mg of CBD and 0 THC. You can feel safe that you are actually getting the true benefits of CBD skincare with their serum.

I absolutely LOVE the Age Adapting Serum and have switched over to using it as my exclusive night time serum. I apply 5-10 drops, it immediately gives your skin a soft, smooth feel. This serum brought my skin back to life! Gone is dull, lackluster complexion of Winter, I have a glow again! It has also cleared up some pesky breakouts and dermatitis. What I have noticed most is how "normal" my skin looks. The tone and texture is even, my combination skin is not dry or oily in places just completely one note in a good way. It works really well to prime the skin under makeup too. This oil has made me a total believer on CBD use in skincare.

Age Adapting Sleep Tincture ($77)
Recovery is the key to healthy mind, body and skin.  While we tend to focus on the exertion portion of a healthy, active lifestyle, studies show the need for sleep exceeds the benefits of physical training.  Our sleep tincture works by regulating sleep-wake cycles, called circadian rhythms.  When taken 30 minutes before intended time to bed, users find they comply with nightly sleep goals by falling asleep with greater consistency and ease, stay asleep longer, and wake up more refreshed.

I have become a bit of a connoisseur of CBD oil. Is that a thing? If not, I just made it one. Trying different oils, methods, dosages and monitoring the effects has become something I enjoy dabbling in. Each oil reacts with your body differently. Pain relief, anxiety relief, increased focus, better sleep, and anti-inflammation are just some of the benefits.

Getting your beauty sleep might just be the most important mantra of our skincare routines. Flora + Bast Age Adapting Sleep Tincture aims to help us get our best sleep and wake up feeling and looking refreshed.

I take a dropper full of the tincture nightly around 30 minutes before bedtime. Having tested this nearly halfway through the bottle now I can say I feel more relaxed from mind to body. Most notable is the quality of your sleep. Being a light sleeper, I sleep deeper taking this and don't wake up multiple times in the night. My favorite part of using CBD before bedtime is waking up in the morning. It doesn't give you that groggy feeling that most sleep aids can have. I feel relaxed and refreshed to start the day. Less under eye circles are a bonus too!

I have tried multiple oils aimed at sleep enhancement and the Age Adapting Sleep Tincture is a very high quality. There is 27 mg of THC and 607 mg of CBD. The synergistic pairing is both calming and restorative.

I recommend checking out the Age Adapting Duo set, it will save you money with the duo sale price of $111 and best results are achieved when they are used together. You will want both of these products in your acne/anti-aging routine. I love the clarity it has given both my skin and mind!

Flora + Bast is available at and Barney's & SEPHORA

 *sample provided for review consideration