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Ever picked up a skin care product and casually glanced at the ingredients list? If so, you might have been surprised by how many ingredients the product contained, and how few of them you were even able to identify. It seems pretty much anything is acceptable in skin care products, even if the ingredients don’t really benefit your skin.
If the ingredients in your favorite beauty products have you wondering what’s actually going on (and into) your skin, you’ll probably want to consider using skin care products that are sourced from nature and paired with science to produce maximum results without added fillers. You’ll want products that include ingredients with a purpose.
If you’re on a journey to discover how nature can benefit your skin and overall wellness, we can help. QULCBD was founded on the belief that skincare and wellness should be the perfect pairing of nature and science. We didn’t want to develop just another skincare line -- we wanted to create a luxury skincare line that contains natural ingredients that actually work.
In order to create skincare that was both naturally based and a solid performer, we had to study ingredients that really delivered, and ingredients capable of working together synergistically to deliver maximum results. One such ingredient is marshmallow root.
Marshmallow root is as sweet to your skin as it sounds. No, it isn’t a marshmallow, so toss the idea of smearing marshmallow cream all over your face.
Marshmallow root is actually the root of an herb that grows in temperate climates. It is native to parts of Europe but has been naturalized in the United States. Marshmallow root has been used for over 2000 years in ancient medicine.
The root of the marshmallow plant is thick and slimy (which sounds gross, but we promise, it isn’t). This gooey substance is called mucilage, and it's used for everything from soothing itchy throats to hydrating your skin. There are other chemicals and flavonoids in marshmallow root that are also beneficial.
Marshmallow root can’t be harvested until the plant is two years old. Once it is harvested, it can be used in teas, skin care products, wellness tinctures and drinks, body care products, and can also be found in capsule form.
QULCBD uses marshmallow root in our Anti-Aging Moisturizer, along with other natural ingredients that work congruently to deliver maximum benefit to your skin.
If “slimy root juice” doesn’t seem like something you’d necessarily want to slather all over your face, we get it. Luckily, there’s a bit more that goes into the process of harvesting and readying marshmallow root for use in skincare and other products.
The benefits of marshmallow root when ingested (and its slimy mucilage) are impressive. Not only has marshmallow root been used to give relief for coughs and congestion, but it’s also been used to promote proper digestion and even give relief for mild aches and pains. Ancient cultures used marshmallow root in their medicines and it is still a popular ingredient you can find by itself in herbal supplement shops.
Marshmallow root has become most popular, however, for its skin benefits.
Marshmallow root is one of the most hydrating skincare ingredients you can use. The mucilage in marshmallow root provides a natural, superior level of hydration that penetrates your skin deeply and hydrates thoroughly.
Hydration isn’t the only benefit you’ll receive from skincare products that contain marshmallow root.
Here are some other benefits you can look forward to when you begin using a skincare product infused with marshmallow root.
Sunburn relief. If you overdid it on your pool day and possibly forgot to reapply your sunscreen, marshmallow root can help with the outcome. Marshmallow root soothes red, chapped, and UV exposed skin that feels tight, dehydrated, and burned. You may find it in natural zinc-based sunscreens and after-sun care products.
Skin irritation help. Nothing is worse than sensitive skin that is seriously irritated. Nothing seems to help calm the redness, itching and peeling when skin gets bothered by something. If your skin is irritated, marshmallow root is a great solution. In fact, a study published in 2013 found that irritated skin was relieved by simply using an ointment that contained marshmallow root as a main ingredient.
It’s a great antioxidant. We all know our skincare should contain some antioxidant ingredients. Antioxidants help our skin fight environmental stressors that latch onto our skin cells and cause them to age prematurely. Marshmallow root has proven to be a high-quality antioxidant that’s beneficial to the skin. If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, marshmallow root is your new BFF.
Moisture. It’s worth repeating: marshmallow root is the ultimate hydrator. When combined with other powerful hydrating ingredients like micro-algae and cannabidiol (CBD), it delivers skin-quenching moisture that lasts. Over time, the skin feels softer and healthier.
Blemish tamer. Got bumps? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to try to get rid of them. It can seem like any product you use only irritates your skin more and causes further breakouts. Skin that is prone to breakouts can benefit from the use of one of nature’s most successful and popular soothing salves. Irritated, troubled skin can get a break with a high-quality marshmallow root based cream.
Skin balancer. Does your skin feel oily in some areas and dry in others? Do you feel like you fight peeling around drier areas like your lips and eyes while battling oil slicks in your T-zone? You’re not alone. Combination skin is really common, and the best thing you can do for it is to find a product that helps balance your skin’s natural moisture level. Marshmallow root can help balance your skin, leaving your skin smoother and more even.
When used topically, marshmallow root has no reported side effects. When trying a new topical product for the first time, you should always first perform a patch test on an inconspicuous area of your skin to ensure you don’t have a negative reaction.
You can perform a patch test by applying a small (approximately pea-sized amount) of product to an unnoticeable area of your skin and waiting 24 hours to see if your skin reacts adversely to it.
At QULCBD, we combine the highest grade, full-spectrum CBD along with top-performing natural ingredients to produce skincare products that deliver quantifiable results. That’s why you’ll find marshmallow root as one of the main ingredients in our anti-aging moisturizer.
Our anti-aging moisturizer does more than just moisturize your skin. The combination of full spectrum CBD oil, micro-algae, and marshmallow root deliver incomparable hydration that does more than just make your skin feel good for a few hours. This deep-diving cream delivers moisture to the lower layers of your skin so your skin stays quenched and appears smoother and firmer.
Our anti-aging moisturizer is packed with benefits that are comparable to many luxury skincare brands but contains ingredients that are more botanically-based to bring you a more natural skincare experience. While you may not know why other skincare brands include certain ingredients in their products, we remain transparent.
Here are some of the benefits of our most popular skincare cream:
QULCBD anti-aging moisturizer gives your skin a day’s worth of nourishing and healthy probiotics, so you can be certain that your skin’s natural microbiome stays in perfect balance.
Micro-algae and marshmallow root hydrate, smooth, and replenish your skin, to deliver a renewed skin texture that is youthful, radiant, and plump.
CBD soothes and fights wrinkles, and promotes the appearance of radiance and health by helping to deliver an overall more even skin tone. CBD also has antioxidant properties which, when combined with the antioxidant properties of marshmallow root deliver powerful environmental stressor fighting ability.
The best way to see the most benefit from our anti-aging moisturizer is to use it side by side with our other signature CBD skincare products. Our Glow Kit delivers maximum benefit to your skin by combining nature’s most essential and powerful ingredients in products that work synergistically to leave your skin feeling renewed and youthful.
Our Glow Kit includes:
Our exfoliating cleanser, which contains full spectrum CBD and crushed apricot seed that gently removes dead skin without damaging your new skin.
Anti-aging moisturizer. Our proprietary blend of CBD, probiotics, and micro-algae combined with marshmallow root to hydrate and restore radiance.
Qul Glö Serum. The ultimate in skin pampering, our serum is ultra-concentrated and has been described as “The Holy Grail of Facial Serums.”
Night repair moisturizer. A special retinol cream that combines ingredients like CBD and chlorella which work to repair skin while you sleep, so you can wake up to newer, more radiant skin.
Vanilla tincture. Our signature CBD tincture with our proprietary terpene blend delivers the overall health and wellness you expect from CBD in a vanilla flavored tincture.
If you’re looking for a high-quality marshmallow root-based skincare product, we can definitely deliver. Our products are highly concentrated and are never packed with senseless fillers that don’t do anything to serve your skin.
Directions for how to use QUL Wellness Tinctures: Shake well before using. Using provided dropper, take desired amount daily. Repeat as needed at home or on the run as a powerful hemp extract facial oil.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.