Ingredients are everything

We create products with natural ingredients clinically proven to be effective. Our products contain high concentrations of active ingredients proven to help your look and feel your best.

If I have breakout-prone or oily skin, can I still use face oils?

It may seem counterintuitive, but natural oils can actually visibly improve oily and breakout-prone skin. Oily skin is oily on the surface but dry underneath, which causes your skin to overproduce oil (which can in turn clog pores). The right nourishing oils bring balance so your skin can look its healthiest.

It is a common misconception that oil-based products are not compatible with problem, blemish-prone, and/or oily skin. Facial oils help to nourish and balance skin – even blemish-prone and oily skin types! Our formula is also non-comedogenic which means it will not clog pores and cause breakouts.

Can I wear makeup over a facial oil?

We recommend applying our facial oils after cleansing and toning, morning and night. The facial oils can be used alongside or in place of a moisturizer. Your face does not need to be completely dry to apply facial oil, in fact, it is helpful and increases fast absorption and spreadability if your face is slightly damp. You can wear makeup over facial oil. Let your skin absorb the oils for 3–5 minutes before applying makeup since the oil does need time to sink in. If your skin feels oily after this, you are using too much facial oil. If your skin feels dry and you want more moisture, you are probably not using enough facial oil. The oil should absorb fully and not leave any greasy/oily feeling at all. Your skin will feel hydrated and soft/smooth after applying the correct amount. Most people need 3-5 drops — please adjust accordingly to your skin’s individual needs.

Is it safe to use your products alongside Retinol?

Our products contain nurturing, hydrating and nourishing ingredients that support the health and resiliency of skin that is exposed to retinol products.

Skincare FAQs

Is everything you make really natural?

Yes! We use the finest most natural ingredients we can find!

If I were to start with just one Yucanna product, what would you recommend?

Start with our Bakuchiol Face OIl with CBD.

Face oils have been clinically proven not only to moisturize the skin better than leading creams, but also to make skin look visibly smoother, brighter, and healthier. Most see a transformation in their skin in just a few days.

How long does it take to see results?

It depends on the product and your goal. Some customers see results, such as softer and more hydrated skin, within a few days.

 

Do you offer an SPF?

Sun protection is so important to achieving and maintaining healthy skin. While we don’t offer an SPF product at this time, our team is happy to offer recommendations.

Do you have samples?

Samples are not offered at this time as no real effects can be felt from only a few applications of a skin care product.  Of course a few applications will leave your skin softer but real improvement takes time.  We want to improve your skin health from the inside, not just another “feel good” skin care.

Where are your products made?

All Yucanna products are handmade in small batches with love in San Francisco.

What do you mean by cruelty-free?

We stand firm against animal testing. We never test any ingredient, formula, finished product, or anything else on animals – just our own team AND mothers.

Mom approved or it doesn’t hit our website

Will using the Yucanna products daily make my skin breakout?

This is not a yes or no answer because of the many factors that can cause breakouts such as:

  • Hormones
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Stress
  • Skin type
  • Aggressive ingredients
  • Allergies to certain ingredients
  • Changing skincare products  

Just to name a few. It’s typical to have a couple of breakouts when you begin a new skincare line, especially if you have never used a complete set of products before.  When your skin is exposed to new ingredients, the skin will often purge because the products are freeing clogged pores. A sudden crop of pimples may mean that the product is working.   

It takes experimentation and patience to find products that work for every skin type, but especially for those who tend to breakout, have clogged pores, and struggle with oily skin.  It takes time for the sub dermis to reach the epidermis, many times the skin will acclimate to the ingredients and the breakouts should cease.  If your skin develops irritation, inflammation, or a rash appears, you should immediately discontinue using the products and consult a physician.

Where do you source your materials from?

Most of our ingredients are sourced from within the United States. We do extensive research on each ingredient to make sure our ethics align with those we source from.

What is the shelf life of your products?

Since our products are truly all-natural and we do not use any unnatural preservatives at all, our products do have a shelf life of typically 12 months. If our products are kept out of direct sunlight and at room temperature or below, they will stay fresher longer. Some of our products include a totally natural preservative called Leucidal (Radish Root Ferment). In addition, we also use Vitamin E in some of our products to extend the natural shelf life and keep the oils in their freshest and most potent form. Lastly, one of our carrier oils, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, naturally extends shelf life.

Do you offer travel sizes?

We don’t offer any travel sizes at this time. We recommend transferring the products that are over 3.4 ounces (100 mL) into smaller, travel-friendly bottles to ensure that they don’t leak while in transit.

CBD FAQs

How does CBD benefit the skin?

When applied topically to the skin, the most immediately recognizable effect is that it is rich in essential fatty acids, which assists in maintaining healthy, youthful, and glowing skin. It is also superior in helping to reduce the appearance of pore size, protecting the skin’s appearance from the damaging effects of aging and maintaining a soft, smooth and youthful look and feel.

Can topical application of CBD skincare show up in a blood test or get me high?

Our skin acts as a protective barrier. The molecules in THC are too big and can not be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. The cannabinoids bind to receptors in our skin, muscle tissue, and nerves, but get absorbed before they could permeate through our skin into the bloodstream. THC only gets users high when it reaches our brains, something it cannot do through the surface of the skin.

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. Unlike THC, another well-known cannabinoid, CBD is non-psychoactive. It won’t get you high.

What is the endocannabinoid system and why is it important?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) and the receptors they bind to, cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). The endocannabinoid system has been shown to be involved in the regulation of a number of physiological and cognitive processes throughout the human body.

What are the benefits of CBD?

FDA DISCLOSURE: In accordance with federal regulation we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplements we can only recommend our products for general wellness. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that are most commonly found in–but not exclusive to—cannabis. In addition to being produced endogenously by the human endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids have also been found in other botanical sources, including hops and varieties of Echinacea. At least 113 cannabinoids have been isolated from cannabis and characterized, with two of the most notable ones being cannabidiol (CBD) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD (hemp oil) means that an oil or product contains all the cannabinoids, compounds, minerals, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes that are found in the whole cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD (cannabidiol). Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full spectrum hemp oil holds nothing back and contains all cannabinoids (there are over 100 different cannabinoids). When the combination of multiple compounds in their natural state are used, it is referred to as the “entourage effect”, as it is theorized that the many components within the cannabis plant interact with the human body to produce a combined influence than any one of those components alone

Products made with Broad Spectrum and Isolated CBD do not retain all these natural compounds and therefore may not have the same effects or benefits.

Our full-spectrum products are standardized to specific CBD potencies and due to the natural variation of plant extracts, the levels of peripheral cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids may fluctuate from batch to batch.

What Is a Tincture?

Not to be confused with tinctures that contain alcohol, CBD oil tinctures normally do not contain alcohol. Instead CBD oil is mixed with a carrier oil such as hemp and MCT, as well as flavors and sometimes added terpenes. Another use for tinctures is to be mixed with other topical products to help deliver CBD directly where needed.

Is CBD psychoactive?

CBD meets the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of being psychoactive. The WHO defines psychoactive substances as substances “that, when taken in or administered into one’s system, affect mental processes, e.g. cognition or effect.”

However, while this may be the case for CBD, it must be noted that CBD is non-intoxicating in its effects. It does not produce feelings of euphoria, stupor, or loss of control; effects commonly associated with THC ingestion. Research suggests that this is due to the fact that CBD does not bind to the CB1 receptor in the same way that THC does. In fact, CBD has been shown in some studies to modulate or reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.

How much CBD should I take?

We cannot make specific recommendations regarding serving sizes; however, we recommend anyone new to cannabinoids start with a small amount of CBD, and gradually increase the serving size until the desired effect(s) is achieved.

Your serving size will be dependent upon your body weight, metabolism, individual body chemistry, and other metabolic factors. Due to the wide range of use-cases for CBD, appropriate serving sizes can vary widely.

Is CBD legal in my state?

The 2018 Farm Bill will greatly increase the availability of CBD products for sale to the general public, by removing hemp-derived CBD from the federal list of Controlled Substances.

When federal laws change, there is often a transition period where state/local laws and regulations must be brought into compliance with federal law. We are currently in such a transition period, where multiple state and local laws may undergo rapid change. We encourage users to always check with your local government, law enforcement or customs office for the most up-to-date information regarding the legality of CBD in your area before making a purchase

How is our CBD made?

The production of cannabis distillate begins with crude extraction.  Impurities in the extracted oil (fats, lipids, and other various compounds) are removed in order for the oil to be separated even further.

Winterization is the next step in the processes of creating cannabis distillate. This method mixes the crude extract with ethanol, where it is then placed in a very cold environment for 24-48 hours.  Impurities congeal in the cold temperatures and separate, where they fall to the bottom of the container.

What is decarboxylation?

CBD naturally occurs in the hemp plant as Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), which is a very closely related analogue of CBD. In order to transform CBDA into CBD, a given plant or extract must undergo a process known as decarboxylation. Sometimes, this process is referred to as “activation” as it produces a more biologically active version of the CBD molecule. Decarboxylation is defined as the removal of a carboxyl group from a given molecule, and is accomplished in CBD by heating the material to approximately 110 °C (230 °F). This facilitates the removal of the carboxyl group on the CBDA molecule and produces CBD as the end product.

CBD extract or distillate?

Our products all contain CBD distillate. Distillation is an extraction process that separates and refines cannabinoids at a molecular level. Distillation and extraction are two of the most common methods used for isolating the pure cannabinoids.

The difference between distillation and extraction is that extraction requires a suitable solvent for the separation process (like with BHO), while distillation follows heating of a liquid mixture and collecting the vapor of the liquid at its boiling point and then condensing the vapor to get the pure CBD oil.

Testing and Certification
Can I travel with CBD?

The TSA recently released updated policies regarding traveling with CBD. “Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018” All of our Yucanna products are hemp-derived and there should be no issues with customers traveling domestically with our products. In regard to traveling internationally, we suggest customers look into the customs laws and regulations for the country they are traveling to.