We are SUPER excited to announce Pete’s teamed up with Tyra and The Fresh Face Skin Bar in Atlanta, Georgia to incorporate Pete’s CBD infused Relaxer Skin Serum in their CBD facial treatment! To kick off our collaboration, Tyra got together remotely with our founder Alex for a brief Q&A session. The focus of our conversation was to educate viewers on the skin benefits of Pete’s CBD and offer some at-home self-care tips and daily rituals to add to your skincare routine. Use Pete’s to keep your skin relaxed and hydrated. Make it a Ritual for skin + body wellnessTM.
Let’s dive right in…
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): Tell me a little bit about Pete’s and why the company was founded?
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): Pete’s CBD is a family owned wellness company that creates extraordinary self-care and relaxation products for spa and salon professionals as well as for at home use (which is now more important than ever considering that many spas are closed around the globe due to the Covid-19 virus.
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): We’re based in Los Angeles and we could see that people all around us were stressed out and overworked. The metropolitan go go go lifestyle is fatiguing on our bodies and that ultimately that can affect the appearance of our skin. Our journey began in 2015 when we set out to create skin + body wellness products that would transform a simple skincare routine into pure pleasure. From the start, we dreamed of developing a line of skincare products that harnessed the plant-based power of Cannabidiol (CBD), an ingredient of the future. At that time it was almost impossible because legal, quality and consistently available CBD was not available on the market.
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): When we finally had the regulatory breakthrough in 2018, we were able to find a sustainable supplier of pure CBD and a laboratory that matched with our philosophy. Many formulations later, Pete’s CBD has come to life! We are proud to say we developed a self-care product line that helps people relax stress plus look and feel their best, while also doing so with naturally clean, plant-based, botanical formulations.
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): How is Pete’s CBD different from others?
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): While there are many other CBD companies out there, not all are alike. Pete’s CBD is differentiated in the following ways:
1- In our philosophy: While many other companies go after pain management by including many synthetic ingredients and cooling menthols, we decided to take a different approach and develop unisex skincare grade formulas that can be used from head to toe including on the face! We wanted to create a clean line of skincare products that highlights CBD and other skin loving ingredients that when paired with massage rituals would bring our customers a sense of calmness and with products that are good for our skin. From the start, Pete’s CBD was founded on the philosophy of creating a self-care system with skincare-grade formulas that can be paired with massage rituals for skin + body wellness.
2- In our family: We are a family run business that cares about each and every customer from the moment they inquire about Pete’s CBD to our order fulfillment process to our product support. To put it simply, we want the best for our customers.
3- In our natural formulations: All Pete’s CBD Infused Skincare products are suitable to be used on all skin types. Pete’s CBD formulated a range of natural, plant-based skincare and self-care products with blends of clean botanical ingredients, free of toxins, parabens or harsh chemical and then infused with potent levels of pure CBD… left raw with no synthetic fragrances… and, of course, never tested on animals. We developed an oil based serum and balm because unlike lotions that sit on top of your skin, Pete’s CBD infused massage serum and balm are oil based… which means they deliver powerful and potent ingredients deep into your skin for targeted treatment.
4- In our ingredients: In order to create the most extraordinary CBD self-care and wellness products, you must start with the finest raw ingredients. Pete’s CBD sources our different botanicals and essential oils from the most conscious and quality-focused growers around the world. We use the purest form of CBD available on the market with consistent quality that is not diluted and has absolutely no marijuana smell. Pete’s CBD formulas contain no THC/non-psychoactive and there is no chance of failing a drug test with our CBD skincare products. Another bonus of CBD isolate is that it has no impurities such as extra plant material, pot smell, terpenes, waxes, chlorophyll as these are all removed during extraction.Discover all of the ingredient superpowers right there on our website.
5- In our CBD dosage: Pete’s CBD Wellness products are unique because they are formulated with a very strong dosage of pure CBD in our skincare so you get the full therapeutic effects. Pete’s CBD lets our hero ingredient CBD speak for itself. Relaxer Calming Botanical Skin Serum is dosed at 377mg per fl oz and Rejuvenator Soothing Botanical Beauty Balm is dosed at 400mg per oz. Dosage per use*
6- In our testing and transparency: We are rooted in a commitment to transparency. As a result, all of our products are produced with 100% USA grown hemp derived CBD, produced at a world class GMP cosmetic laboratory and double tested by an independent, third party laboratory to confirm our products meet the exact specifications that our customers expect. All our products are tested, both during production at the batch level and during filling for microbial analysis and CBD analysis to confirm they meet our standard. Upon request, we can email you a copy of the test results for your product specific batch!
7 – In our quality focus: Everything we do at Pete’s CBD is centered around quality. We’re obsessed! Quality products, quality packaging, quality customer support and of course quality results.
All of our glass bottles and jars are imported through an Italian bottle company. Next, they then go through a unique glass tinting and silk screening processes to our exact specification. We chose a deep olive green custom color to house our products because the tint has UV blocking characteristics which ensures the products remain in their original production state for extended periods and secondly, this specific color is the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. Olive green evokes space, wisdom, and compassion for humanity. It is also associated with harmony, diplomacy, and self-love. Olive green represents the traditional color of peace.
We spent a significant amount of time developing our custom made box packaging design to display our products. Synonymous with our core philosophy of transparency, it was important for us to package our products in a manner that was as open and visible for customers as possible. What you see is what you get!
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): Can you please tell us a little bit more about the Two- Step Skin + Body Wellness System. Not a lot of companies out there have a wellness system. What made you develop this?
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): We designed a system where both products can stand alone but for best results we recommend you use them as a system. The system truly makes us stand out from the rest.
First, pump Pete’s CBD Relaxer massage serum into the palms of your hands then rub palms together to activate the formula. Next, press and massage serum into cleansed skin. Use daily AM & PM. Can be applied to wet or dry skin. Layer Rejuvenator balm on top. Pete’s CBD products are fantastic for beauty, stretching, skin nourishment and massage rituals.
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): What is CBD?
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound found in Cannabis plants aka Marijuana. Pete’s CBD is derived directly from USA grown hemp plants which is a close relative of the Cannabis plant. Both plants contain CBD however the difference is that hemp plants are high in CBD and low in THC while Marijuana plants are high in THC and low in CBD compounds. CBD is non-psychoactive, while THC is psychoactive. According to the World health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Report, “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): How Will CBD help/enhance the skin facial experience?
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): Pete’s CBD massage rituals have many anti-aging benefits such as reducing puffiness, toning fine lines and wrinkles as well as nourishing skin for a healthier looking complexion by moving stagnant lymph fluids around, which can build up under the skin surface over time, causing poor skin health and sagging skin tissues. CBD adds a sense of calmness with sets your facial experience to a new level.
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): How often to use the products?
Alex (Pete’s Naturals):We recommend you use the products daily. In the AM for an all-day glow or in the PM for the ultimate beauty rest.
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): What are some good use case scenarios.
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): Great tool for targeted concerns such as areas of discomfort or anytime your body needs a dose of wellness. skincare grade formula. Popular uses of Pete’s CBD Massage Oil include body massage from head to toe to relax stress, help reduce muscle inflammation and soreness, puffiness under eyes a.k.a “bags”, hydrate severely dry patches of skin such as lips, sides of nose, cuticles, knuckles to name a few, soothe razor burn post waxing, threading or laser hair removal, calm redness and irritation, soothe eczema flare ups and flaky skin, nourish bruises and help repair stretch marks, gentle tattoo aftercare, soothe sun burn.
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): Now that many spa’s are closed for in spa services do you have any recommendations for people to follow at home for self-care?
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): Yes Pete’s CBD is great for at home use during these times. There are many ways to use Pete’s CBD at home which will help you look and feel your best.
Alex (Pete’s Naturals): What are the benefits of self-massaging?
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): Massage helps increase circulation, helps remove toxins and aid lymphatic drainage.
Tyra (Fresh Face Skin Bar): Follow along for how to do a Pete’s CBD infused Facial Massage at home.
Use the balm to do a mini face massage at home after you cleanse. I recommend that if your skin is on the dryer side to use the balm. The formulation of the balm is rich and melts right onto your skin but not heavy. It will provide more emollient properties to help protect and lubricate dryer skin. If your skin is on the oiler side and you still want all the great benefits, I’d go with the serum.
Massage in upward and outward motions to help with some lymphatic drainage.
Tyra: Follow along with these movements for at-home self-massage techniques to relax stress:
1.Friction – typically but not limited to circular motions that create friction on the skin.
2.Tapotement – tapping motions anywhere on the face
3.Petrissage – kneading motions, always upward and outward
4.Effleurage – light, long soothing strokes upward of course.