I love Licka Black Sheet Mask
Licka Hemp Charcoal Sheet Mask, made with a blend of cannabidiol and bamboo charcoal fabric and working alongside other beneficial ingredients such as; sodium hyaluronate, lecithin, betaine, bakuchiol, and green tea extract, is the next step in a relaxing and skin-altering facial care routine.
Hemp oil derived from hemp plants, a cousin of the marijuana plant, but contains no THC.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that oil has no current negative effects on humans regarding the use of pure oil or a potential of dependency forming.
Bamboo Charcoal Fabric
Charcoal, giving the sheet mask fabric it’s black colour, is fused in with the bamboo fabric using nanotechnology. With this technology, Licka hemp charcoal sheet masks are able to provide many beneficial properties to their product.
The bamboo charcoal fabric is easy on the skin, has less static build-up, won’t create unwanted pilling of the fabric and provides great absorption and deodorization.
On top of that, bamboo charcoal offers moisture and thermal regulation, increases blood circulation, lessens bacterial growth and accumulation and contains minerals such as potassium, and calcium. While offering all of this, bamboo charcoal is also retaining and emitting far infrared radiation, which helps with blood circulation and replenishment of negative ions into positive ions.
Bamboo fabric is a new technology on its way to becoming a new staple in the world of clothing, bedding, furnishings and self-care products.
Evidence of Health Benefits of Hemp Oil and Bamboo Charcoal Fabric
According to a study in the European Journal of Pain, the oil demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, while assisting in reducing neuropathic pain. Though more research is required to see if the oil can be used to control pain, the properties of the plant can support the improvement of skin inflammation.
On top of inflammation reduction, the oil also benefits the skin through anti-oxidant and anti-aging results by tightening and firming the skin, creating a younger, youthful appearance.
Beauty site, Allure.com references a 2014 study stating, “the plant helps suppress breakouts by regulating oil production of the sebaceous glands. That could be good news if you’ve got acne and want to avoid drugs like Accutane and Spironolactone.” Allure.com also continues to mention the comparison of using the plant oils and retinoids; a popular treatment to acne that causes skin to worsen before it improves.
Moisturizing, soothing and improving the look of skin through anti-aging properties are the superpowers. By doing so, the oil can combat the development of acne. Dryness of the skin can spark an over production of oil; clogging pores and creating redness and acne. Hemp oil can soothe and moisturize the skin while regulating natural oil production without clogging pores.
Medical News Today mentions a 2014 study, stating, “The researchers found that the hemp oil prevented these cells from creating too much of the oily sebum. They also revealed that the hemp oil triggered an anti-inflammatory reaction in the cells and prevented inflammatory cytokines from activating. Cytokines may trigger acne, so reducing them may help prevent further breakouts.”
Another superpower of the oil is using omega fatty acids in the increase of cell renewal; creating skin growth and also reducing redness and inflammation. These properties can benefit some conditions like psoriasis or atopic dermatitis.
According to results found during a single-blind crossover study mentioned on Healthline.com, “dietary hempseed oil reduced the symptoms and appearance of clinical atopic dermatitis after 20 weeks.”
Charcoal’s super power is drawing out toxins, chemicals, oil, dirt, bacteria and other micro-particles up to the top layer of the skin. The charcoal then absorbs any foreign matter and removes it when the charcoal is detached from the skin. The difference between Licka’s Hemp Charcoal Sheet Mask made with bamboo fabric and a peel-off charcoal mask (applied on the skin as a mud-like substance and removed once dry) is the combination with hemp oil and not needing to aggressively remove the glue-like layer stuck to the skin. Removing peel-off masks, especially charcoal masks, can actually cause more damage to the skin; creating redness and dry patches. With Licka’s Hemp Charcoal Sheet Mask, the skin in left undamaged from aggressive removal and is instead hydrated and soothed of any redness natural to the skin, while still reaping the benefits of the bamboo charcoal.
Remarkable Ingredients of Licka Hemp Charcoal Sheet Mask
Alongside C Oil and Bamboo Charcoal, Licka Hemp Charcoal Sheet Masks include many remarkable ingredients:
- Vitamin C & E: Shielding the skin from sun damage and environmental pollutants; these vitamins act as antioxidants; preserving the collagen and improving the elasticity of the skin.
- B-complex vitamins: Improving the condition of the skin; Niacin is essential to maintaining healthy glowing skin.
- Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids: regenerating the skin’s outer layer, these fatty acids help develop a healthy appearance of the skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Effectively acting as a moisturizer using the strength of its molecules to hold 1,000 times its weight in water, this ingredient can help with healing wounds; such as acne and reducing the appearance or risk of scaring.
- Lecithin: Soothing and moisturizing for the skin; this ingredient hydrates the skin for a smooth effect and can be used to combat acne and eczema.
- Betaine: An ingredient commonly found in liquid cleansers, it allows oil and dirt to be easily washed away by water, reducing the irritation of surface rubbing against the skin.
- Bakuchiol: A natural alternative to the commonly used retinol (a product that causes the skin to worsen for weeks before it appears better), this anti-inflammatory also helps fight the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by creating a glowing, youthful look.
- Green Tea Extract: Protecting skin against pollutants in the environment, this extract is a powerful antioxidant that can soothe and avoid redness.