Anti-Aging Skin Care Botanicals & CBD

with Barbie Sommars & Dr. Joan Irvine

On this episode of know n' go - Anti-Aging Skin Care Botanicals & CBD - our Green Bee Life hosts Barbie Sommars and Dr. Joan Irvine discuss anti-aging skin care protocols using botanicals and hemp-derived CBD.  They'll also introduce the cbdMD Botanicals product line. 

Learn how botanicals help with the aging process of your skin.  

Barbie and Dr. Joan show how you can use cbdMD Botanicals products, loaded with wonderful, all natural ingredients, in your anti-aging skin care routine. It starts with the right cleanser, followed by a refreshing toner and then a light, daily moisturizer. Watch, soak up all the good info, and grab your own cbdMD anti-aging skin care bundle below!

Caring for your skin as you age has never been so easy or luxurious!

Meet Our Featured Guests

Barbie Sommars

Spurred by a personal need to find natural alternative pain management solutions, Barbie discovered cannabis. Cannabis was so transformational for Barbie that it changed the direction of her life — she’d found her calling! Barbie is now an award-winning cannabis activist, educator, entrepreneur, and empowerer. Leveraging her corporate background, she established several cannabis-related endeavors, including Faerie Jane, Mary Jane University, and High Dining. When Barbie talks cannabis, people listen — she knows her stuff!

Dr. Joan Irvine

Dr. Joan Irvine is a nationally-renowned author, speaker, cannabis advocate, and educator for aging adults. She’s also a consultant, advising select brands on ways to tap into to the over-55 market. Dr. Joan began her career at L'Oreal before becoming a personal coach, therapist, and doctor of clinical hypnotherapy. Her specialty is to empower people to have healthier lives — including more enjoyable sex — as they get older. Hypnosis, behavior modification, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and, yes, even cannabis are among her go-to tools.

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cbdMD Botanicals

The Best All Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care Line You Can Get

cbdMD Botanicals uses the purest, domestically-sourced, nutrient rich hemp. This simple,  plant-based approach to natural anti-aging skin care is better for you and the planet. The broad spectrum formula, which contains CBD, CBN, and CBG - as well as terpenes from the hemp plant - are carefully formulated for each product, all while staying THC-free.* cbdMD Botanicals is an excellent choice for anti-aging skin care products people of any age.

What Is a Botanical?

Botanicals are powerful plant extracts and oils derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots, and berries. When harnessed in the right way, they can do wonders for your skin.  That's why you see botanical ingredients in many personal care or cosmetic products.

Is CBD a Botanical?

Cannabidiol, also referred to as CBD, is one of over 140 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, making it a botanical ingredient. It engages with our bodies through the endocannabinoid system - a complex network of neurotransmitters, receptors, and enzymes.  The skin contains cannabinoid receptors, which can interact with topical CBD products in targeted ways.

Do Botanicals Help Your Skin?

Botanical extracts have been known to even skin tone and provide anti-aging properties by inhibiting tyrosinase enzyme and melatonin production (responsible for darkening skin). Additionally, botanicals and can protect cells from harmful UV radiation, act as an antioxidant, and improve hydration.

Our Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine

Generally, when applying skin care products, it's best to go from the lightest products to the heaviest. For example, use your cleanser, then toner/serums, then move denser and creamier products (like masks). Finish it off with a moisturizer to lock all that goodness in to your skin.


Wash with a Gentle Cleanser

Every good facial care routine starts with a deep cleanse to wash away dirt, makeup, dead skin cells, and all the other gunk that collects on your face during the course of the day. You need a cleanser that's powerful enough to remove debris and toxins, but gentle enough that it doesn't dry out your delicate skin.

The right cleanser won't dull your complexion - it should bring out your natural glow. Look for cleansers that are free of harsh soaps and other chemicals known to harm to skin, such as parabens, lead, or formeldahyde. Opt for face washes that contain healthy fats like shea butter to help moisturize your skin while it cleanses. cbdMD Botanicals Creamy Cleanser checks all the boxes!

cbdMD Botanicals Creamy Cleanser

A daily cleanser for all skin types, Creamy Cleanser contains natural ingredients - including 500mg of broad-spectrum hemp CBD, sunflower seed oil, shea butter, and rosemary extract.  It's specifically designed to remove impurities and excess oil from your skin while replenishing vital nutrients and the soothing properties of CBD.

I saw a noticeable difference within the first week of use. 10/10 recommended!




Apply a Refreshing Toner

A toner is the bridge between cleansing and moisturizing. It's a water-based solution that removes any residual impurities that might be left behind after cleansing. It evens out pores and prepares the skin to soak up applied moisturizer.

Enter cbdMD Botanicals Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist, a gentle, alcohol-free toner that flushes out pores while providing weightless hydration for all skin types.  The Moroccan rose and cactus flower extracts broast natural cleansing properties that help open pores and remove contaminants. With no alcohol or other irritants, this is toner is even great for sensitive skin types.

cbdMD Botanicals Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist

You can apply this hydrating toner for all skin types directly after washing your face. This moisture mist can also be used as a hydrating spray throughout the day to give your face a fresh luminescence.  The Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist comes packed with nutrients and antioxidants for your skin that keep your skin looking young and vibrant.  This toner goes above and beyond - with the added power of hemp hemp CBD extract, which further purifies  your skin and restores moisture that may have been lost while cleansing. 

I am in love with this product. My skin is extremely sensitive to so many products, but my skin obviously loves this Moroccan Rose Water. I use it after washing my face every morning and night. It is especially refreshing on these hot summer days.

Andrea M.



Finish with a Daily Moisturizer

Moisturizer - the perfect finishing touch to any skin care regimen.  It's one of the most essential steps of any skin care routine. Every time you wash your face, you are stripping away the natural oils that your skin needs to stay healthy and protected. A daily moisturizer replenishes the skin after removing these oils -  so your face doesn't get dehydrated.  

Dehydration can lead to dull skin or agitated skin and textural issues. It can also make it easier to see signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Using a moisturizer that's lightweight and non-greasy each day can help keep your facial skin looking, feeling and being good. 

cbdMD Botanicals Daily Moisturizer

The cbdMD Daily Moisturizer is a super hydrator for every day moisture. It's a light-yet-powerful moisturizer full of hydrating ingredients -  like rose hip seed oil, algae, and sacha inchi extract, and glycerin. These provide your skin with tons of moisture while still providing you that barely-there non-greasy feel.

This moisturizer is really lightweight, easy to use, and goes on really smooth. It's an easy everyday moisturizer that doesn't leave that sticky residue.

Adrianna L.



Give Your Eyes a Little Extra Love

As you age, the fragile skin under your eyes endures a lot of abuse. This can be from environmental conditions, poor sleep, or sometimes your own behaviors or lifestyle. The result is that the skin to loses some of its bounce or appears darker, which contributes to the tired look. 

Eye creams with the proper ingredients -  like peptides - can support collagen production and moisturize the under-eye area. They help get your under-eye skin back to looking  beautiful and healthful.

cbdMD Brightening Eye Cream is perfect for showing your skin the TLC it deserves. This Brightening Eye Cream with CBD is a must-have addition to your skin care routine! It adds moisture and nutrients to the delicate eye area and is suitable for all skin types. Free of artificial perfumes and dyes, you can feel confident and comfortable using the Brightening Eye Cream even if you have sensitive eyes.

cbdMD Botanicals Brightening Eye Cream

The power of the CBD Brightening Eye Cream promises and delivers! You'll get all you need to feel like your most-luxurious self while looking youthful, fresh, and sparkly-eyed. This unique formulation offers the nourishing properties of rich coconut and shea butters and a special blend of sacha inchi, aloe vera, and eyebright extracts to fight puffiness. 

Silky & very soothing. Helps with eye hydration. I have this set up for Auto Ship, that's how much I like it!

Karen S.


Bundle discount automatically applied at checkout

when all four products are added to cart.

cbdMD Botanicals Creamy Cleanser - 500 mg | 8 oz

cbdMD Botanicals Creamy Cleanser - 500 mg | 8 oz

cbdMD Botanicals Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist - 250 mg | 4 oz

cbdMD Botanicals Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist - 250 mg | 4 oz

cbdMD Botanicals Daily Moisturizer - 600 mg | 2 oz

cbdMD Botanicals Daily Moisturizer - 600 mg | 2 oz


The total suggested retail value on all four products featured in this set - Creamy Cleanser, Moroccan Rose MoistureMist, Daily Moisturizer & Brightening Eye Cream - is $245.  If you buy each one individually in our Green Bee Life Marketplace, the special savings total price is reduced to $125.  Buy all four products for just $99 - that's nearly $150 off suggested retail pricing!

Why cbdMD Botanicals for Aging Skin?


Guaranteed non-detectable THC levels in all skin care products

Lab Tested

Extensive independent third- party lab testing by Regulated SC Labs for all products

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Proprietary hybrid process to preserve cannabinoids and terpenes

GMP Certified

Manufactured, packaged, and stored in GMP registered facilities

cbdMD Botanicals

The marriage of consumer health advocacy, trust and superior CBD products - cbdMD uses a proprietary extraction process that preserves valuable cannabinoids and terpenes in its manufacturing. The hemp is made in the USA, and therefore subject to full oversight from the farm to the processing to the end product. The products are Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified: manufactured, packaged, and stored in high-tech FDA and NSF GMP Registered facilities.

You'll love these herbal infusions of cbdMD's proprietary broad-spectrum CBD formulas combined with other botanical extracts. They nourish and soothe your skin to preserve and bring out your natural radiance like no others!  cbdMD is hailed as a CBD company you can trust, by experts and consumers alike.  Recognized by trade and regulatory agencies for redefining the industry standard with a premium proprietary blend of broad-spectrum CBD, CBG, and CBN.

Frequently Asked Questions about Anti-Aging Skin Care & CBD

When should someone start anti-aging skin care?

This is a hotly debated topic among dermatology experts and beauty gurus alike! Some think you should start in your 20s, to help ward off wrinkles and age spots as long as possible. Others advocate for swapping anti-aging products into your routine in your 30s-50s — whenever your skin starts showing those telltale signs (lines, sagging, etc.) of aging.

What are the basic steps of an anti-aging skin care routine?

To keep or restore a youthful appearance, you’ll want to clean and nourish your skin on a regular basis. A no-frills skincare regime should include the following steps:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Moisturize

Use products that are designed to rejuvenate the skin. They’re often labeled as “anti-aging” making it a no-brainer for you.

Are there other steps I can add to my anti-aging skin care routine?

Prevention is a great Step 0! There’s a lot you can do — like practicing good self-care and staying out of the sun — to minimize the effects or signs of aging on your skin. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

You can up your skincare game by adding in things like an eye cream or tightening serum. You may consider adding products that contain vitamin A or vitamin C to your protocol.

Other things you can do to baby your skin: Stay hydrated. Eat nourishing foods. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption. Get high-quality sleep. Stop smoking. Exfoliate periodically. Use a satin pillowcase.

What are botanical ingredients?

A botanical ingredient is one that’s derived from plants and used as an additive in a product. Botanical ingredients are common in self-care and food/beverage products.

Botanicals are added to products to introduce supplementary attributes that are intended to provide additional benefits. For example, botanicals might make your skincare products more effective at improving the look and feel of aging skin or protecting your skin from UV damage.

Will a CBD topical make me high?

It’s very unlikely — for several reasons.

  1. 1. CBD is not a psychoactive compound.
  2. 2. Most commercially-available CBD topicals don’t contain much — if any — THC, which is the psychoactive agent in cannabis.*
  3. 3. Topically applied CBD doesn’t usually soak in deep enough to enter the bloodstream in any meaningful amount.
  4. 4. The amount of CBD you’re getting is a relatively low dose.

* It’s important to understand the properties of the three different types of CBD: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Full-spectrum CBD has 0.3% THC or less. Broad-spectrum CBD may have trace amounts of THC, CBD isolate has no THC. cbdMD asserts that its broad-spectrum CBD has non-detectable levels of THC.

Does CBD have anti-aging properties for skin?

Yes, studies have shown that CBD has moisturizing capabilities and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. CBD may also increase collagen production. These effects may help slow down or reverse certain signs of aging skin.

Does CBD reverse aging?

No. Nothing will stop that clock from ticking forward!

However, CBD may prevent, reduce, or reverse some signs of aging due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, CBD can help your skin stay hydrated and plumped up. Studies also indicate that CBD may also improve or even out the texture and complexion of skin (of any age!).

Does CBD increase collagen production?

Research shows that CBD does in fact raise collagen production. This can help firm up skin and underlying muscles.

IS CBD oil good for under-eye bags?

There are plenty of reports that dark circles, puffiness, crepiness under the eye is no match for CBD. Products containing CBD and other botanicals supply vitamins and nutrients to the delicate skin and reduce inflammation.

Does CBD oil help brown spots?

CBD may ease hyperpigmentation issues, liver spots, age spots, etc. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics might help lessen the discolorations as well as mitigate some underlying causes associated with pigmentation changes.

Can CBD oil help with aging-related hair loss and scalp issues?

There’s limited evidence that CBD will stimulate hair regrowth. However, CBD may improve scalp skin, which could in turn help with hair loss. It does this by decreasing skin inflammation, improving blood circulation, moisturizing hair follicles, and boosting hair health. CBD could also help relieve itchiness, dryness, and other common scalp complaints.

How do you choose a CBD skin care product?

Choosing a lineup of quality CBD products may take some time, patience, and trial and error. You can up your odds of honing in on your best bets by honestly assessing your needs and preferences before shopping around.

You should get clear on what skin concerns you’re trying to target. This will steer you in the direction of a subset of products — e.g., specific formulations like topical oils (spot treatment) instead of softgels (systemic wellness support). It’ll inform which added ingredients to seek out or avoid.

The next thing you’ll want to decide upon is whether or not you want a product that has THC in it (and what amount). This can make a difference in product accessibility, legality, and possibly how it makes you feel. THC probably won’t help or hinder any skincare benefits you get from other ingredients.

Some other things to consider when picking CBD skincare products:

  • Opt for products that use organic American hemp-derived CBD to skirt issues with harmful toxins like pesticides and heavy metals.
  • When possible, pick products with natural or organic ingredients.
  • Buy from trusted brands and retailers who are knowledgeable about the products.
  • Do research (due diligence) on products/sellers before you buy anything.
  • Always consult the product packaging for ingredients and usage instructions.
  • Always verify the levels of CBD, THC, and other compound on the product’s certificate of analysis prior to making a purchase.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for samples (The worst a shop can say is, “No.”) and patch test products you haven’t used before.

How do I use the cbdMD Botanicals Creamy Cleanser?

Use the Creamy Cleanser as the first step in your daily skin care routine. You can use it after makeup remover, or in place of it if your makeup isn’t heavy. We recommend cleansing your face twice a day, morning and evening, although you should always monitor your own skin to work out the best routine for you.

To use the cleanser, dampen your face, squeeze a dime-sized amount onto your hands, and gently rub it over your skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Depending on your preferences and skin type, you can follow up with the Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist, the Face Serum, or The Everyday Oil, and top it off with the Daily Moisturizer. The Night Shift cream makes a good last step in the evening.

How do I use the cbdMD Botanicals Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist?

It couldn’t be simpler: just shake the bottle well and spritz it on your face and neck, avoiding the eyes. The Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist often brings the best results right after cleansing, so try it out after a wash with the Creamy Cleanser. It can also be a good way to restore moisture to your face after using a mask.

If you have oily skin you can just spray on the moisture and leave it at that, but other skin types will benefit from sealing in moisture with the Daily Moisturizer 

How do I use the cbdMD Botanicals Daily Moisturizer?

To use Daily Moisturizer, apply a liberal amount to your face and neck and gently massage in a circular motion until absorbed. It’s best to use the Daily Moisturizing after cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser like the Creamy Cleanser or after using a mask.

If your skin is on the drier side and you are looking to add a little more moisture to your skin, you might prefer using the Daily Moisturizer in the morning and at night. The Daily Moisturizer is light and good for use under makeup.

How do I use the cbdMD Botanicals Brightening Eye Cream?

To use the Brightening Eye Cream, dip your fingertip into the tub and apply gently around the eye contour. Lightly pat onto the skin until it is fully absorbed; avoid rubbing. Eye cream is best applied every morning and evening after cleansing and exfoliation of the face. Try using the Creamy Cleanser to ensure a clean canvas to apply toners, masks, and moisturizers.

Generally when applying skin care products, it is best to go from the lightest products to the heaviest. For example, use your cleanser, then toner/serums, then move into the heavier and creamier products like masks before finally locking everything in with a moisturizer.