Karibo Review 2020

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Kimberly Sharpe
Written by Kimberly Sharpe, CBD Journalist
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The Bottom Line

The experts at Karibo are focused on the beauty that is enhanced through the use of CBD products. All of their affordable CBD-infused skincare products have been specially formulated for the face and body. Their motto is ‘skincare for every day’. They want each one of their products to become a valued addition to your daily beauty routine.

Karibo is owned and operated by MMG Consumer Brands. They sell Karibo CBD infused skincare brands to consumers and retailers throughout the United States at a higher price than the market average of $0.15 per milligram. Currently, they sell only five skincare products but they hope to grow the brand’s selection significantly in the near future, according to a customer service representative that I talked too when I chatted with the company on their website.

All of their products feature a 30 day money back guarantee. They also offer free shipping if you purchase more than $30 of product. At this time, they do not ship outside the USA.

Products undergo third party testing and the certificates of analysis are posted online. You can also scan the product using your smartphone to be directed to the lab results online.

The products sold by Karibo are made from broad spectrum CBD so they contain absolutely no THC. They are, however, brimming with all of the other cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp.

Karibo relies on Colorado retailers for all of their hemp. They obtain it from several distributors. CO2 extraction, the gold standard of all extraction processes, is used to pull the cannabinoids from the hemp plants and ensure no solvent residue remains in the final product.

Pros: Cons:
  • COA’s are published online and you can also obtain them by scanning the product’s label with your smartphone
  • Gluten free
  • Non-GMO
  • No animal testing
  • 30 day money-back guarantee
  • Hemp is not certified organic
  • Only offers limited topicals
  • High price in comparison to other CBD brands

Specs

Consumption Method
Creams & Topicals
Hemp Source
Colorado
CBD Strength
250 mg - 3000 mg, Creams & Topicals: 0.3-0.7 mg/ml
Offers Tastes
No
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.2 - $0.6
Military Veteran Discount
No
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$7.99 - $19.99
Samples
No
CBD Extract Method
N/A
Worldwide Shipping
No only US
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Table of Contents

About Karibo

As mentioned, Karibo is owned by MMG Consumer Brands. They are dedicated only to topicals and offer no other forms of CBD. However, they do plan on expanding their topical section to include more choices in the near future. Shana King’s journeys and professional views have had a great bearing on the creation of Karibo. She worked as a beauty insider for over two decades and focused on the development and sale of beauty products. Her goal was always to create a top shelf skincare brand that would be an asset to women around the world. She wanted it to improve the skin’s appearance dramatically. With the Karibo brand, she is confident that her goals have been achieved.

The brand’s products contain only broad spectrum CBD that is 100 percent free of THC. The purpose of each product is to restore the harmony and balance of the skin. In addition, all of the skincare products contain Rosmarinus officinalis flower extract which is known to protect the skin from free radical and sun damage. They also have glycyrrhiza uralensis root extract (black licorice) which is believed to hydrate the skin and smooth wrinkles

The labels on Karibo’s skincare products are laid out very nicely. They list the ingredients and provide information on the product and instructions for use. CBD content is clearly listed so you don’t have to wonder how much each product contains

They enlist the assistance of third party laboratory testing to check for solvent residue, the presence of e. coli or yeast, and any residual organics. The overall cleanliness of the products is acceptable.

The website of Karibo is laid out nicely and easy to use. You can quickly find product information plus FAQs and information about the company.

Manufacturing Process

Karibu obtains all of their hemp from growers in Colorado. They then use CO2 extraction to pull the cannabinoids from the hemp plant. CO2 extraction is eco-friendly and organic solvent free. All THC is removed from the product but the hemp plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes remain in the product.

They put all products through third party laboratory testing. You can access the Certificate of Analysis (COA) on Karibo’s website or via the QR code that is printed on the product’s label.

In order to obtain the lab reports for your product, visit Karibo’s website. Go to the lab reports section of the website. Enter the batch number to look up your product’s specific reports. Karibo uses Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs to perform all of their third party laboratory testing.

They offer email or online chat if you have questions about Karibo’s products. I used the online chat feature to speak with one of Karibo’s representatives. Below, you’ll find images of the chat log. I wanted to know the source of their hemp and if it was certified by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) as truly organic. I was informed that their hemp does not have that certificate.

Karibo Beauty products are free of GMOs, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and dyes, phthalates, titanium dioxide, preservatives, formaldehyde releasing agents and animal products. Also, animal testing is never performed on Karibo’s products. Individuals with gluten allergies will be happy to learn they are gluten free.

The company offers a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Also, they provide free shipping on all orders over $30.

Karibo’s headquarters is located in Pinecrest, Florida. Their phone number is 833-527-426. You can also contact them via their online site by filling out a form to email them or by using online chat.

Unlike many companies that only sell their products online, Karibo has partnered with CVC Pharmacies to stock their products. In addition, you can order them online.

We compared the lab results of two products: the Karibo CBD Infused Hand & Body Lotion and the Karibo CBD Infused Face Mask

When you scan the QR on the Karibo products it takes you to this page:

You can then enter the batch numbers. Unfortunately, the batch numbers of the two products that I entered did not come up. It said, “no results found”. I then decided to email Karibo to ask for the COA numbers. I waited 72 hours and they never replied.

Range of Products

Product Name Size (ml) Potency Price Price CBD mg
Karibo CBD Infused Face Mask Two Sheets 10mg of CBD $7.99 $0.80 per milligram.
Receptra™ Elite CBD Oil 15mL 500mg / 30 mg CBD per serving $44.95 $0.89
Karibo CBD Infused Hydrating Gel 1.7oz. 35mg of CBD $19.99 $0.57 per milligram.
Karibo CBD Infused Moisturizing Cream: 12oz. 100mg $19.99 $0.20 per milligram of CBD
Karibo CBD Infused Facial Moisturizer: 3oz. 50mg $19.95 $0.40 per milligram
Karibo CBD Infused Hand & Body Lotion: 12oz. 100mg $19.95 $0.20 per milligram.

Karibo offers five skincare products:

  • Karibo CBD Infused Face Mask: The Karibo CBD Infused Face Mask is a sheet mask. It is made from two separate sheets for ease of application. The mask is a silky cellulose material that helps to restore and calm your skin. The mask helps your skin look smoother and softer. It contains broad-spectrum CBD, rosemary flower extract and black licorice. The mask contains 10mg of CBD. Each mask costs $7.99 which works out to $0.80 per milligram. They suggest using their mask two to three times per week. You apply the mask and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove each one of the sheets and massage your face.
  • Karibo CBD Infused Hydrating Gel: A water based gel, it is absorbed rapidly by the skin to instantly provide relief and calm irritated skin. The formula not only contains CBD but also hyaluronic acid which helps to plump and moisturize the skin. Its goal is to create a youthful glow. It contains 35mg of CBD. The price is $19.99 which works out to $0.57 per milligram.
  • Karibo CBD Infused Moisturizing Cream: The cream is made not only for the face but also for the body. It offers maximum moisturizing action. The cream contains ceramide for ultra hydration and aloe vera to help calm the skin. It rapidly replenishes the skin’s barrier to hydrate the skin’s layers and help smooth the skin’s surface. The non-greasy formula is great for daily use. The jar contains 100 milligrams of CBD and costs $19.99. The price works out to $0.20 per milligram of CBD.
  • Karibo CBD Infused Facial Moisturizer: A lightweight facial moisturizer, it helps to provide all day moisturizing. It is formulated for all skin types. It contains aloe vera and ceramide along with broad spectrum CBD. The non-greasy formula does not clog pores. It contains 50mg of CBD and costs $19.95 which works out to $0.40 per milligram.
  • Karibo CBD Infused Hand & Body Lotion: A non-greasy formula that is rapidly absorbed by the skin. It offers optimum moisturization without creating a heavy film. The lotion also contains vitamin E, Vitamin A, and aloe vera. It has 100 mg of CBD and costs $19.95 which works out to $0.20 per milligram.

Buying Experience

The Karibo website is laid out well. It is easy to navigate and provides information about the products, brand, and company founding. You choose your items and add them to the shopping cart. You can then proceed to checkout. They offer free shipping on all orders over $30. At checkout, you will enter your personal information and choose a payment method. You can opt to use Square, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. If you do not purchase $30 worth of products, then the flat rate shipping anywhere in the United States is $5.99. There is a section where you can apply a coupon code if you have one. Please remember, if you sign up for Karibo’s newsletter, you will occasionally receive discount codes.

The products are shipping a discrete box which is a nice perk if you have nosy neighbors. They do use shredded paper as packing to help protect your purchase from possible rough handling by the postal service.

They offer a 30 day money-back guarantee which is a bonus if you end up not liking the product.

I used the live chat feature to chat with a customer service representative. The rep was very helpful but did take a long time to offer answers. I asked a few questions about their products, lab testing, hemp sources, and if they would be expanding their product offerings but it took over an hour to complete the chat because of the delays in the answers to my questions. The length of time was frustrating.

Products Reviewed

Karibo CBD Infused Face Mask

If you are looking for a refreshing CBD face mask then you are going to fall in love with this one by Karibo. The mask boasts 10mg of broad spectrum CBD, black licorice, and rosemary flower extract. It has a very silky texture and goes on smooth. The label offers lots of information such as the ingredients used to formulate the product and application instructions. It comes sealed in a plastic and paper combination wrapper. Apply the mask directly to the skin of your face and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. The mask is $7.99 which averages $0.80 per milligram of CBD.

Karibo Infused Moisturizing Cream

Karibo’s Infused Moisturizing cream has a wonderful silky texture. It does not leave behind any oily residue. Your skin quickly absorbs the solution and immediately starts to feel soft and more plump. The moisturizer has ceramide which helps with hydration. The moisturizer also contains aloe vera to soothe and calm inflammation. Each bottle has 100 milligrams of CBD. The cream costs $19.99 which works out to $0.20 per milligram of CBD. The label on the box offers information concerning the ingredients and application directions.

Karibo CBD Infused Hand & Body Lotion

The formula is non-greasy and absorbs rapidly. It goes on smooth and has a lovely texture. There is no heavy film which is a nice perk for a body lotion. The bottle label offers information concerning ingredients and application instructions. It comes in a very nice pump bottle that is easy to use. The lotion contains 100 mg of broad spectrum CBD, vitamin A, and vitamin E. The bottle costs $19.95 which works out to $0.20 per milligram. The lotion smells almost floral but it is not overpowering.

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About The Authors
Kimberly Sharpe
Kimberly Sharpe
CBD Journalist
Kimberly Sharpe was born and raised in Oregon where she became a strong advocate for the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana. now, living in the sunshine state of Florida, she continues to push for nationwide cannabis reform and federal legalization. Through her writing, she strives to educate and enlighten readers about the cannabis plant and its many uses.
Leonard Haberman
Leonard Haberman
Physician & Chemist
Dr. Leonard Haberman is a physician and chemist who has been involved in solving chemical and medical problems for 43 years. He graduated from New York University as a dual major in chemistry and biology and went on to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota where his focus was synthetic methods. He returned to the university in 2005, graduating with an MD degree in 2009. He has published in the open literature. He holds two patents and currently works as a consultant, assisting clients with projects within the disciplines of medicine and chemistry that have potential business applications.

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