Frequently Asked Questions
answering your questions
High Beauty's Founder & Formulator Melissa Jochim answers your top questions, including:
- What does the name High Beauty represent?
- Why did you create High Beauty?
- Why Cannabis sativa seed oil?
- Why is CBD not in High Beauty formulas?
- What’s the “secret sauce” that makes High so powerful?
What is high?
High is a revolutionary beauty brand powered by Cannabis sativa. high is formulated using only Cannabis sativa seed oil extracts and is 100% legal and free of psychoactive substances including THC & CBD.
Is high legal?
high is formulated with Cannabis sativa seed oil.
Seed derivatives are exempt from the Controlled Substances Act under the 2004 United States Ninth Circuit Court decision to protect sales of industrial Cannabis sativa-derived foods and body products. The most recent 2018 United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision did not change this status.
Cannabinoids including CBD and THC are not found inside the seeds of industrial Cannabis sativa plants according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes 2009 report. The 2014 Federal Farm Bill authorized U.S. state-sanctioned programs and academic institutions to cultivate industrial hemp for research. The bill also differentiated industrial Cannabis sativa from marijuana due to negligible amounts of THC in industrial plants.
Does high contain cannabis?
Yes. High is formulated with food grade Cannabis sativa seed oil in combination with certified organic plant oils, high-potency antioxidants and pure plant essential oils for healthy, beautiful skin.
Will high get me high?
No, high cannot give you a recreational high or make you fail a drug test. Our formula does not contain THC (psychoactive) or CBD (non-psychoactive).
Cannabis sativa has an unequaled fatty acid profile of any plant in the world. Its unique concentration of essential fatty acids (EFAs), antioxidants and proteins nourish, protect, and renew skin in the most compatible and natural way possible.
Cannabis sativa seeds contain powerful levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-6, omega-3, omega-9, linoleic acid, and even gamma linoleic acids (GLA’s) rarely found in natural oils. Even more, its perfect 3:1 ratio of omega-6 (linoleic acid) to omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) EFAs help balance and repair the skin’s natural barrier.
High concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and stearidonic acid (SDA) within cannabis sativa seed oil helps calm inflammation, hydrate and replenish for healthy beautiful skin.
Finally, Cannabis sativa seeds are a complete protein source with all twenty amino acids in combination with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E and arginine. These essential compounds prevent free radical damage, protect skin with potent antioxidants and delay the aging process.
Cannabis sativa seed oil also has adaptogenic properties, helping to balance all skin types.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) name of the ingredient. INCI, is a system of names for waxes, oils, pigments, chemicals, and other ingredients used to formulate beauty products based on scientific names and Latin species naming. If you look at the back panel of any product you will see INCI naming as it is legally required.
Is Cannabis Sativa seed oil safe?
Yes. Cannabis sativa seed oil is safe to use both on the skin and as part of a healthy diet.
Is Cannabis sativa extract the same thing as Cannabis sativa seed oil?
No. The term Cannabis sativa extract covers a grey area of extracts likely coming from any part of the Cannabis sativa plant including the flowers, stalks, and/or leaves where psychoactive compounds are found.
Cannabis sativa seed oil however, is extracted only from the seeds of Cannabis sativa plants that contain less than 0.3% THC.
Is Cannabis sativa seed oil the same as Cannabis oil?
No. Although the research is somewhat hazy, generally Cannabis oil refers to oil rich in THC and/or other cannabinoids such as CBD which are extracted from Cannabis flowers, and/or other parts of the plant other than the seeds.
Why doesn't high contain cbd?
high does not use CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) for a number of reasons.
Because CBD oil is federally illegal, regulations do not exist for extracting, potency testing or labeling the substance. Recently a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association disclosed that only 31 of 84 labs tested hemp-derived CBD products contained the amount of CBD indicated on the label. Additionally, most CBD on the market is extracted using toxic chemicals like hexane and butane. Consumers, as a result, are unknowingly being exposed to dangerous chemicals in their quest for natural, therapeutic products that may or may not deliver what they promise.
The government still considers CBD to be an experimental pharmaceutical substance under evaluation by the FDA. Any products on the market that do contain cannabidiol are also at risk for federal intervention. Starting in 2017, the FDA sent letters to several companies selling hemp-derived CBD products warning that they were violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Acts. Furthermore, the United States of America currently holds a patent on cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants (US Patent 6,630,507).
What will Cannabis sativa seed oil do for my skin?
- Helps calm inflammation
- Balance all skin types with adaptogens
- Protects with potent antioxidants
- Hydrates and replenishes
For healthy, beautiful skin
Is high organic?
high purchases the majority of our ingredients from USDA certified organic farmers. High itself is not USDA certified organic but it is formulated to exceed the California Organic Products Act (COPA) which has one of the most rigorous standards in the world, COPA requires products to have a minimum of 70% organic ingredients (excluding water) in order to display a “mae with organic” claim on the label.
What is not in high?
high is committed to using organic, natural ingredients. high will never contain parabens & harsh preservatives, petrochemicals, pesticides, BPA & phthalates, sulfates, GMOs & gluten, PEG, MEA, TEA, DEA, propylene & butylene glycols, silicones, artificial fragrances or synthetic colors & dyes.
Is high cruelty-free?
Yes. high does not test on animals during any stage of production or development.
Where is high made?
high is expertly formulated in California, U.S.A.
Where does the cannabis come from?
The Cannabis sativa seeds High uses are grown legally in Canada by certified farmers.
Is high environmentally friendly?
Yes. high works hard to follow rigorous B-Corp principles because we believe in doing business in a way that benefits everyone.
high is dedicated to using green practices in manufacturing and energy consumption. Our facility utilizes 100,000 watts of solar energy which has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint and our overall effect on the environment considerably. high packaging is completely recyclable as well. We use certified Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mixed sources paper, which is produced from well-managed forests, controlled sources and recycled wood or fiber. We never use Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) inks.
Is high recyclable?
The glass jars and bottles high uses are easily recycled and are both BPA-free and phthalate-free.
Can i bring high with me when i travel?
Our products are 100% legal according to the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bill Act, which allows you to travel with high.