Farmer & Chemist Youth Boost Face Mask with hemp oil. Photo credit: Farmer & Chemist.
With the growing popularity of CBD, more people are clinging to it for help with their medical needs. This week our main focus is a company based in Midvale, Utah who has been making surges in the CBD industry.
Farmer & Chemist is a CBD company that was manifested from the mind of Jeffrey D. Dunn. The mission of this Utah-based company is to provide high-quality CBD-infused products for patients. The brand stands on the shoulders of scientists and pharmacists who are credited for its successful operation.
Their broad-spectrum products contain all phytocannabinoids and terpenes that exist naturally in hemp. However, there is no THC.
We tried their Relief Regimen soft gels as well as their Youth Boost Face Mask and we formed our own opinion.
10 mg of CBD per pill, 300 mg of CBD total
$47.99 for 30 soft gels
As illustrated on their website, these broad-spectrum soft gels are for individuals who are “running late” or “have a lot on their mind.” In addition to being calming, the company says that users can also consume the capsules to treat chronic pain. They are described as portable, easy to consume and mess free.
The product’s label explains that consumers should take one soft gel at a time. The effect that this soft gel will have on a person will depend on how badly they suffer from pain on a daily basis.
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I decided to take one soft gel while suffering from an extremely bad migraine. Like other soft gels, they do not have a taste or smell.
I started to feel its effects in 30 minutes. Admittedly, it worked better than Tylenol. The soft gel did not leave me feeling groggy afterwards, so that is a definite plus. However, the pain relief did not last long; it only lasted for about three hour mark. That may just be because I needed to increase the dosage to match the severity of my pain.
My mother suffers from intense arthritis in her knee, so she volunteered to try the Relief Regimen with me at it’s required dosage. She reported that it took a while for the soft gel to “kick in.” But when it did, it soothed the inflammation in her knee. Additionally, it helped her tremendously in her day-to-day mobility, unlike her prescribed medication, which is inconsistent in relieving her pain. As illustrated, the effects differ from person-to-person, so it is important to consider that when using cannabis products.
My rating: 4/5 emeralds. My mom’s rating: 5/5 emeralds
10 mg CBD per mask
$35.99 for three-pack
Farmer & Chemist’s website explains that these hemp-infused face masks rehydrate, revitalize and reinvigorate the skin after a long, hot day. Their CBD-rich formula is excellent for recuperation, and helps an individual feel fresh and relaxed while making sure to properly rejuvenate the face.
The packaging of the face mask suggests that for the best results, individuals should apply two to three times per week. The effect that these masks will have on one’s skin will depend on how dry the skin feels. I have naturally oily skin, so my skin type may differ from everyone else’s. However, I did follow the recommended usage.
This particular face mask comes in two layers. They strongly resemble the look of facial wipes and are completely soft to the touch. It has a wonderful lavender-like scent that I breathed in as I opened the package. It was quite pleasant.
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This calming face mask works best right before bed, which is the least busiest time of the day for many people. I read the instructions that were written on the back of the package before I gently placed the two-piece face mask on my face.
The instructions suggest that a toner be used to cleanse the skin before applying the mask. However, I simply washed my face with soap and water first. I found that the mask was easy to manipulate, so I was effortlessly able to place it on my face. The time required for the mask to nourish and rehydrate the face was 20-30 minutes. However, I left my mask on a little longer, about 40 minutes.
After I removed the mask, I immediately noticed the smoothness and freshness of my face. When I woke up the next day, my face looked and felt rejuvenated. I was not a believer in face masks before, but this product definitely made me one.
rating: 5/5 emeralds
Based on the certificate of analysis (CoA) for Farmer & Chemist’s Relief Regimen soft gels, this product does not contain THC, or any harmful pesticides. The CoA also indicates that the soft gels each contain 10.56 mg of CBD.
The test results for the Youth Boost Face Mask confirm that this product does not contain any harmful pesticides, microbials, or THC. The CoA also confirms that the face masks contain 11.1 mg of CBD per mask, or 1.1 mg more of CBD than advertised.
Experts suggest that products — cannabis or otherwise — should contain a margin of plus or minus 10% of what a company advertises. If it falls within the 10% window, it earns an A. If it falls within 20%, it gets a B, and 30% gets a C (anymore than that fails).
According to this margin, the soft gels earn an A. The face masks earn a B because they contain 1.1 mg or 11% more CBD than advertised. However, it is important to note that these test results are from 2019.
Worth a shot?
I found the Relief Regimen soft gels to be effective at relieving my migraine. Although, how long it lasts depends on the dosage. As a person who continues to struggle with migraines, I definitely think that Farmer & Chemist’s soft gels are worth a try. Furthermore, research shows that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Therefore, those seeking a natural alternative to aches and pains may find it beneficial, like my mom.
Whether or not the cost of the Relief Regimen is worth $47.99 may be debatable to buyers. These soft gels are a little pricey especially when compared to others on the market. Given the financial hardship that many of us are facing due to the pandemic, it is safe to say that these soft gels are exorbitant for many people’s budget. But some might find it to be worth it if it works better than other treatments.
Though I do not suffer from skin issues, the Youth Boost face mask may just be something that I treat my skin with occasionally.
Realistically, the cost of three packs of masks being $35.99 is definitely pricey. However, the CBD component does provide added health benefits for the skin. And like the soft gels, the ingredients are all natural.
In retrospect, I was very impressed with both products. I do believe that they accomplished their respective purposes. Their labels, websites and marketing techniques are understandable to the audience. Additionally, the content of both products backs up most if not all of Farmer & Chemist’s claims.