ABOUT US

Authenticity and quality can be difficult to come by in the cannabis cosmetics market. New products are often rushed to market leaving quality compromised, whilst a worrying number of products are mislabelled or have uninspired formulations. Traceability is also severely lacking with most brands using cannabis, specifically ‘CBD’, as a gimmick to overcharge. Ultimately, customers are left with little choice when looking for high quality, certified and traceable topical CBD products.

 

At Cannafull, we want to change the way the cosmetics industry sees cannabis, and we want to change the way the CBD industry approaches CBD cosmetics. Our custom-developed formulations are based on natural ingredients that work synergistically to create effective products that serve a real purpose.

OUR ETHOS

 

The CBD skincare market is in full bloom, with brands battling to be the first to offer extensive ranges. Both the CBD and cosmetics industries are struggling to respond to consumer demand with effective, innovative and high-quality products at the required rate. You can help satisfy the public’s desire for CBD cosmetics, whilst setting a standard for the rest of the industry to follow.

  • Formulated and manufactured 100% in-house

  • Each batch hand-made to order in Scotland

  • Made with high quality natural ingredients

  • Third-party UK lab testing on all batches

  • Ready to go & compliant for sale EU & UK

Whether you’ve been in the CBD industry for a while and are looking to expand into cosmetics or a newcomer to the cannabis market with an interest in selling CBD skincare, we can help you achieve your business goals.

 

We focus on creating effective and innovative cosmetics using natural ingredients working together in harmony. We pride ourselves on the quality of the raw materials we use, beginning with the highest quality CBD that is in every one of our products. 

 

There are two main factors that set us apart from other cannabis cosmetics on the market.

 

Firstly, we are one of a very small number of companies who design and manufacture all of our products in-house. We don't use other, bigger CBD companies to do that work for us. Our products have been formulated with integrity, and we can talk with knowledge and passion about our ingredients and manufacturing process because we deliver every single product ourselves, from conception to the delivery of the final result in your hands.

 

Secondly, we place a strong focus on the 95% of the final product that isn’t cannabis. We blend natural ingredients that have been specially selected for their synergising effects. We select our ingredients carefully, placing an important focus on sustainability and transparency.

We work hard with our supply chain partners to procure traceable, ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients. We source our ingredients from the UK and EU where possible, but also with local cooperatives in developing countries that help to build the economy of small communities. through fair trade practises. 

 

We understand that consumers are more conscious than ever before. To help you and your clients make informed decisions, we’ve labelled our products in accordance with common ethical and qualitative concerns. 

 

We are very aware of animal by-products in cosmetics, and the only non-vegan ingredient we ever use is ethically-sourced organic beeswax. We believe it is overall better for the environment to use locally-sourced organic beeswax than other vegan wax alternatives. Thorough care is taken to ensure that there are no hidden animal byproducts in any of our ingredients by demanding transparency from all our suppliers.

 

We also care deeply about sustainable palm oil. Where we have no other alternative but to use palm oil or palm-derivatives, we will source third-party accredited and RSPO certified sustainable palm products. Vegan, palm-free and preservative-free products are clearly labelled as such both on our website and in our product brochure.

 

*standard white label packaging is at least 99% recyclable by weight

OUR TEAM

At Cannafull, we've brought together experts from both the CBD and the cosmetics industry. Our team is based in Scotland, and works with companies and individuals throughout the UK.

Rick Messitt

CEO

Rick’s interest and knowledge in cannabis grew from his Grandfather’s use of the plant to treat pain associated with Haemophilia and related surgeries. Having now been active in the cannabis industry for a couple of years his knowledge of the industry is well established. He is passionate about improving the industry’s reputation, educating people about cannabis and delivering authentic, high-quality products that stand up to extreme scrutiny. 

Rick is a seasoned Entrepreneur with many years’ experience developing and scaling start-up companies and running established SMEs. When he isn’t busy at work you will most likely find Rick foraging for wild mushrooms in a local forest, fishing for Cod or Trout or playing golf.

Craig McKay

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION / R&D

Craig’s fascination with natural sciences and organic chemistry started when his son was born with a slight skin issue, and the usual creams and ointments prescribed from the doctor made things worse. The solution had to come from elsewhere, so he made a home remedy of organic plant-based oils which cleared his problem up completely.

That resulted in him starting his own business in the male grooming and general skincare sector. In a short space of time, his creations were being exported to seventeen different countries, picking up a host of awards along the way. Recently, he reached the final of the SME Scottish Business Awards 2019 in the entrepreneur of the year category and landing the Highly Commendable Award in the creative entrepreneur of the year category.

His current position as Director of Production, Research & Development is allowing him to push the boundaries of the skincare industry with a focus on the human endocannabinoid system and innovative cannabis skincare products.

 

In his spare time, Craig runs a small charity which focuses on emotional child abuse and family violence. 

Dr Sarah Gilchrist

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Sarah has a background working for FTSE 100 companies but wanted to pivot to allow her to be a bigger cog in a smaller wheel and be able to have a stronger ability to shape the organisation she worked in.

She was sold by the story of the benefits that the CBD infused, custom-formulated creams that Craig had developed for his son and saw that Cannafull would be the perfect opportunity for her to transfer the skills she’d acquired throughout her career to a fantastic and innovative business.

 

She is passionate about making Cannafull the best in the industry through unbeatable customer experience underpinned by quality and consistency. 

Tamara McAsey

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Tamara has been working in the cosmetics industry since 2016. For several years now, she has been developing innovative skincare products focussing on the benefits of natural ingredients. Her formulations demonstrate a particular interest in traditional European herbal medicine, product synergy and botanical extraction. 

 

She has extensive knowledge of the cosmetics industry, having previously worked for one of the UK’s leading cosmetic ingredient suppliers. This, alongside being a “target consumer” of skincare and beauty, gives her a unique insight into market trends and genuine product value. Having spent 10 years living in France and Germany, she is also very familiar with European cosmetic markets. 

 

She developed an interest in CBD when seeing its potential in treating medical conditions such as epilepsy, fibromyalgia, PCOS and anxiety disorder. Recently, Tamara has been taking a particular interest in the benefits of CBD in sexual wellness products.

 

In her current position of Creative Director at Cannafull Ltd, she’s hoping that her work will help more people access quality cannabis topicals and skincare. 

OUR CANNABIS

 

We have a thorough understanding of the regulations surrounding cannabis in cosmetics for the EU, the UK, and North America. Cosmetic regulation is often stricter than other CBD sectors such as the food and supplement industries, and it can be difficult to navigate what often reads as conflicting information. This is why we offer both full-spectrum cannabis extract and hemp-derived CBD isolate in our white label range.

As well as the choice between two high-quality cannabis extracts, we also provide you with the peace of mind in knowing exactly what’s going in your product. We use third-party laboratories to test for:

  • Cannabinoid Analysis

  • Terpene Analysis

  • Fragrance Allergens*

We can help you choose which is the best option for your business, and we promise to be fully transparent when it comes to cannabis compliance so that all of your business decisions are informed.

We measure the amount of CBD in our products based on product density, not just weight or volume, which gives a very accurate measurement and helps us to be confident that the amount of CBD listed on the label really is the amount of CBD in the product. We back this up with complete COA’s for each batch so there’ll be no nasty surprises if your product is randomly trialled.

 

When using full-spectrum CBD oil, cannabinoid profiles can vary slightly depending on the specific batch of oil we use. For this reason, we’d like to advise that the CBD mg listings here are an indication of the total mg content, and may vary slightly. 

 

*compounds including flavinoids and terpenes that occur in natural and synthetic fragrances, that legally must be listed as ingredients in cosmetic products.

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We specialise in creating innovative skincare products infused with high-quality cannabis extracts.

Get in touch to find out how we could help your business tap into the amazing opportunities of cannabis cosmetics. 

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