This Black-Owned CBD Line Puts Community At The Center of WellnessCBD that is compassionate, effective, and gives back to the community? Yes, please!
It's easy for anyone to see that the CBD isn't a trend waiting to phase out, but a staple in wellness and beauty. While CBD may have boomed over the last couple of years, it's important to know that not all CBD is created equal. Source, formulation, application, and amount of CBD play a huge role in its efficacy which is why picking up a CBD product from any brand might not be in your best interest. Take it from me; working in the beauty industry, I was able to try loads of CBD products from some of the most popular beauty & wellness brands—only for none of them to really work and subsequently leaving me a little skeptical of this CBD craze. Then came Foy's CBD Relief Cream and was turned into a believer. While it was their amazingly formulated cream that got me to finally understand why people went crazy over CBD, it was Foy's commitment to uplifting the community around them that showed me this CBD brand is not like the others in more ways than one. I sat down with founders Stevan Ridley, Yon Haile, and Moose Haile to learn more about what makes Foy unique. A mission rooted in healing and loveFoy, an acronym for fountain of youth, was created from the desire to provide natural, holistic products to people in pain as an alternative to opiates, a prescription drug that has been destroying communities for years. Each CBD product is formulated with the highest quality hemp and Foy seed-to-sale ethos ensures that every part of the product's life span is ethically and of superior quality. Foy's values are rooted in the healing power of love, conversation, and understanding—all the things that makeup community—and there isn't one are this value goes overlooked.Wholesome beginningsUpon entering the CBD world Foy wanted to make sure that their formulations and efficacy were authentic and unique. They knew that everyone pretty much had the same CBD products, so to set themselves apart, they got a Yale chemist to create their relief cream with an ayurvedic approach. They started seeding their CBD to various places to see what people thought and what their product could do; from locker rooms, military vets, homeless shelters, and ordinary working people, Foy knew the benefits of CBD could and should be felt by all walks of life. They quickly got positive feedback and from there Foy the brand officially formed.Community firstWhile providing top-tier CBD products is Foy's main business, community care is their purpose. In just their first year of launching, Foy has already done so many things for the community around them including: - Donating 10% of their sales to New York food banks in April and May - Donating to the Innocence Project and Equal Justice Initiative in honor of Juneteenth - Donated their organic CBD oils and Relief Cream to frontline workers including nurses, doctors, grocery staff employees, and delivery drivers last April, May, and June - Donated to NACA's "Roll to the Polls", an initiative that provided free rides to the polls to increase voter turn-out and fight voter suppression in marginalized neighborhoods in states like Texas and Georgia - Hit the polls themselves to hand out hand warmers and CBD oil to votersThe amazing community work Foy has done in 2020 doesn't stop there. This month, Foy will be kicking off their partnership with The Bail Project, a national non-profit organization that pays bail for people in need. Foy's first initiative will aim at youth and young adults who have been arrested for cannabis-related crimes. This effort truly brings compassion to the center of the cannabis business, because while people are profiting from cannabis and freely consuming it in more progressive states, so many more have been arrested for those same behaviors. From Yon Haile "We want to focus on assisting with, not only their bail, but we also want to invest in programs that assist them with resources as they go through the trial process and resources that assist in finding employment, receiving healthcare and rehabilitation."Where can you get Foy?If you've been searching for a great CBD oil or cream, the search is over. You can purchase Foy on their website, simplyfoy.com, and they are also available at Neiman Marcus, Thrive Market, and Birchbox. Next month, Foy will also be available through Boxycharm's pop-up store.
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
Black Owned Makeup Look
So I decided to use the products I pictured in my first photo (minus my highlight shade and lipstick) I used the #Ace Beaute - Nostalgia Palette[products]#[FiveStars] for my entire eye look. I definitely enjoyed these products. My only advice is to shake the UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation before use (because it can come out watery) but the coverage is absolutely flawless. I was shocked with the consistency the coverage I got. What’s your favorite black owned brands? (I do not own right to the song)
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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