Flora + Bast With CEO Derek Chase

Flora + Bast With CEO Derek Chase today on Dazed And Infused with Latham Woodward only on Cannabis Radio. Founded on the idea that skincare and beauty are lifestyle decisions, Flora + Bast is bringing CBD to the anti-aging space. To discuss the brand’s upcoming launches we spoke to Derek Chase, CEO of Flora + Bast. Derek Chase, founder of FLORA + BAST, Full Spectrum Skincare, was founded on the belief that “skincare and beauty is a lifestyle decision, and that natural products designed, preserved, and delivered properly outperform any synthetic product.

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Rather than design products the conventional way (water-based products that oxidize active ingredients, toxic preservative systems, surfactants that reduce efficacy), FLORA + BAST is changing the way healthy skin is achieved, delivering medical-grade results through simple and bioactive formulas. Flora + Bast is bringing a holistic anti-aging approach to CBD or cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive constituent of cannabis, to its two debut products: Age Adapting Facial Serum to repair skin from the outside and Age Adapting Sleep Tincture to tackle internal aging by regulating rest. Based around three ingredients—they contain hemp oil, hemp seed oil, and MCT, aka fractionated coconut oil—the products are scheduled to hit Sephora’s website on Feb. 26 before rolling out to Barneys New York by mid-March.

Using his background in the cannabis, cosmetics and CPG industries, he formed Psilouette Wellbeing, a company that has been formulating mushroom gummies as a way to get the conversation started. Derek believes that mushrooms are a more approachable way for users to experience the benefits of psilocybin. He is interested in obtaining feedback on his products from others in the cannabis and psychedelics space through informal listening sessions to develop messaging and marketing points for the general public. Psilouette’s Entheogenic Mushroom gummies are vegan and formulated with the highest quality ingredients. Psilouette gummies include extracted fruiting bodies which contain psilocybin and allow for a range of nootropic to macrodose experiences.