About Our Penetrating Topical CBD Phase-change Technology
Our line of topical CBD products use , a proprietary phase change topical technology that allows the CBD from hemp to discreetly and effectively penetrate the skin.
Solving The Skin Barrier Challenge
More importantly, it is lipophilic meaning that it is fat loving as opposed to hydrophilic which is water loving. Being lipophilic, oils can easily penetrate the stratum corneum while water, which is hydrophilic, is instantly repelled. This is why you don’t dissolve when you take a bath or a shower.
Thus, oil based compounds can’t penetrate below the stratum corneum to the epidermis. When you see oils penetrate the skin and “disappear”, they are only penetrating the outer layer of the skin.
Herb Tech Pharmaceutical’s
Phase Change Technology
Herb Tech has created an emulsion technology that can change its orientation from oil to water. In science, this is known as a “phase change”. Emulsions look like creams, but they are much more complex. They are stabilized oil and water molecules attached to certain binders.
When the emulsion is in an oil environment (like the stratum corneum) all of the oil components organize on the outside of the emulsion allowing it to penetrate the stratum corneum carrying along the hydrophilic components on the inside of the emulsion. When the emulsion gets to the epidermis, a hydrophilic environment, the emulsion “breaks”. This means that many of the lipophilic components leave the emulsion while the hydrophilic components now move to the outside of the emulsion.
The lipophilic components (CBD and other botanicals) that remain are now on the inside of the emulsion which can now pass to the epidermis. Without phase change technology, penetration of CBD and other botanicals won’t occur.