Potcast 84: Skincare + Shopping for CBD

Understand the real topical benefits of THC and CBD, so you don't overpay for hemp and cannabis-infused skincare products. Don't miss Potcast 84 if you're considering expensive CBD products from a multi-level marketing company. Explore the show notes at casuallybaked.com for shopping tips to get the most bang for your buck no matter if you're buying hemp-based CBD or cannabis-infused products.

‘After the Show’ Notes

Potcast 84 Features My Two Scientist Gal Pals:

Dr. Monica Vialpando is a pharmaceutical development scientist and principal at Vialpando LLC, a provider of innovation consulting for the cannabis industry. In addition to earning a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Leuven, Belgium, she brings seven years of pharmaceutical industry experience, four years of vaping (nicotine) experience, and two years of cannabis product development experience. Dr. V helps a variety of US, UK, European, and Asia-based companies develop both strategy and products in a rapidly changing market. Her development portfolio includes immediate and modified release oral tablets, sublingual tablets, dry powders and nebulized solutions for inhalation, nicotine and cannabis vape products and topicals. I also conduct independent research on formulation of skin care products using unique, all-natural ingredients.  Connect on Instagram: @mon_vial | On  LinkedIn

Dr. Monica Vialpando is a pharmaceutical development scientist and principal at Vialpando LLC, a provider of innovation consulting for the cannabis industry. In addition to earning a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Leuven, Belgium, she brings seven years of pharmaceutical industry experience, four years of vaping (nicotine) experience, and two years of cannabis product development experience. Dr. V helps a variety of US, UK, European, and Asia-based companies develop both strategy and products in a rapidly changing market. Her development portfolio includes immediate and modified release oral tablets, sublingual tablets, dry powders and nebulized solutions for inhalation, nicotine and cannabis vape products and topicals. I also conduct independent research on formulation of skin care products using unique, all-natural ingredients.

Connect on Instagram: @mon_vial | On LinkedIn

Green Bee Botanicals was founded by Bridget May, a botanist and chemist who left the pharmaceutical industry to pursue her passion for cannabis medicine. Bridget has first-hand experience with the healing powers of cannabis, as well as the medicinal properties and science of herbal medicine.  Learn more about her new line of potent pain-relieving topicals and cannabis-infused skin care delights at GreenBeeBotanicals.com.  Connect on FB + IG: @greenbeebotanicals | Connect on Twitter @gbbotanicals | On  LinkedIn   CORRECTION FROM BRIDGET: I called the growth on my face a keratinocyte which is basically the outermost layer of cells on your skin. What I meant to say was Actinic keratoses, which is the abnormal scaly growth that can turn into pre-cancer. 

Green Bee Botanicals was founded by Bridget May, a botanist and chemist who left the pharmaceutical industry to pursue her passion for cannabis medicine. Bridget has first-hand experience with the healing powers of cannabis, as well as the medicinal properties and science of herbal medicine.

Learn more about her new line of potent pain-relieving topicals and cannabis-infused skin care delights at GreenBeeBotanicals.com.

Connect on FB + IG: @greenbeebotanicals | Connect on Twitter @gbbotanicals | On LinkedIn

CORRECTION FROM BRIDGET: I called the growth on my face a keratinocyte which is basically the outermost layer of cells on your skin. What I meant to say was Actinic keratoses, which is the abnormal scaly growth that can turn into pre-cancer. 

Be a Savvy Shopper

If you’re considering a higher-priced CBD or THC-infused product we want you to get what you pay for!

  1. Does the product use full-spectrum hemp or cannabis? The entourage effect is good and is more impactful than using isolate. If you can use whole plant medicine, do it!

  2. What is the cannabinoid (CBD/THC) concentration (mg/mL)? Use a converter app if you need to convert ounces to milliliters to figure out the concentration.

    • When you know the milliliters of liquid get our your calculator to determine the cannabinoid concentration: X milligrams of CBD/THC divided by X milliliters of liquid

  3. Are the ingredients natural and organic to warrant a higher price?

  4. Is there a special formulation technology used to increase performance (i.e. water solubility)?

  5. Is the product packaged in glass instead of plastic? Is the glass tinted to protect from the light?

  6. Hemp seed oil has a three- to six-month shelf life and needs preservatives added to the formulation or it will go rancid. Rancid oil adds free radicals right on your skin! :(

  7. HEMP SEED OIL DOES NOT CONTAIN CANNABINOIDS. If you’re buying a product that claims to contain CBD but lists hemp “SEED” oil as the active ingredient you’re getting bamboozled. The hemp seed contains zero CBD.

  8. Study sunscreen before you buy! Choose a sunscreen with “broad spectrum” protection and a “sun protection factor” of 30+. Understand SPF, UVA, and UVB.


Cannabis-Infused Skin Care Helping Your Body Heal Itself. Learn about Green Bee Botanical’s new skin line launching in May 2019, see which dispensaries will carry it first, and sign up for alerts  here.   Shop on SocietyJane.com and use promo code GreenBee for special savings.

Cannabis-Infused Skin Care Helping Your Body Heal Itself. Learn about Green Bee Botanical’s new skin line launching in May 2019, see which dispensaries will carry it first, and sign up for alerts here.

Shop on SocietyJane.com and use promo code GreenBee for special savings.

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Vialpando, LLC specializes in science-based strategies to facilitate and enable product development, throughout its lifecycle from concept through product launch. We provide expertise in technology development, product development, and regulatory strategies to effectively and efficiently develop your product.  One of Dr. V’s latest products launches soon. Stay tuned for more info on the Divios brand cannabis-infused sunscreen and CBD after-sun care.

Vialpando, LLC specializes in science-based strategies to facilitate and enable product development, throughout its lifecycle from concept through product launch. We provide expertise in technology development, product development, and regulatory strategies to effectively and efficiently develop your product.

One of Dr. V’s latest products launches soon. Stay tuned for more info on the Divios brand cannabis-infused sunscreen and CBD after-sun care.