CBD topicals are increasingly popular among holistic health circles. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil can be absorbed into your skin to provide a myriad of calming effects without making its way to your bloodstream, making creams a favourite use of the cannabis plant.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite ways to introduce CBD creams into our topical routine.
Skin Soothing Creams
CBD creams, especially salves, can be applied to soothe skin irritations including insect bites, burns, and irritations. Sunburns to burns from heat tools can be soothed with CBD oil or skin cream.
Linalool is just one of the anti-inflammatory agents found in CBD oil that is responsible for CBD’s calming pain relief on minor burns and irritations. CBD also has the antioxidants Vitamins E and C that can help restore skin after sun damage.
Skin Condition Management Creams
CBD skin treatments may be used to manage acne and psoriasis.
Psoriasis flare-ups and acne breakouts are sometimes caused by a weakened immune system that triggers inflammation. CBD-infused products have been known to soothe and reduce inflammation related to skin conditions.
CBD creams are also designed to moisturise your skin, helping to reduce the harmful effects of environmental pollutants on skin conditions.
Cosmetic CBD Creams
Gentle, natural CBD creams help your natural beauty shine. CBD cosmetics can come in creams specially crafted to hydrate or restore a youthful glow to your skin.
Anti-ageing creams stimulate skin cell regeneration through hydration and collagen stimulation while hindering the proliferation of free radicals. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD paired with other active ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, round out this age-defying cream.
Hand lotions and face moisturisers can also provide the benefits of CBD to your body while locking in hydration. CBD can also help calm skin that feels puffy or swollen, and soothe cracked dry skin.
Creams for Calming
Adding a CBD-infused cream to your nighttime routine can be mentally soothing, as well as calming for your skin. CBD oil has been found to reduce blood pressure – a metric associated with lower stress levels.
A pre-bed ritual that involves CBD cream can help calm your mind while nourishing your skin for a restorative night’s sleep.
Creams for Joint Health
Sports recovery creams can lead to reduced pain post-workout or activity when massaged onto the target area. These topical CBD products are more effective at managing joint pain, as they target CB2 receptors around the joint area rather than entering the bloodstream to be diffused throughout the entire body.
People suffering from chronic pain associated with arthritis can also benefit from CBD creams; inflammation in joints can be soothed with the help of CBD.
CBD Cream Benefits
Topical CBD products are often preferred to ingestible CBD oils for quicker and more focused results. CBD can be absorbed into the skin and react with CB2 receptors within moments, while CBD taken orally often takes two hours to produce results.
About CBD Creams
Topical, CBD-infused creams are generally water and oil-based emulsions. This creates a thicker substance for easy application to the skin. The water and oil base can penetrate the skin when rubbed or massaged over an area, contributing hydration as well as the benefits of CBD oil.
How CBD Creams Work
CBD creams work when the CBD isolate is absorbed into the skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and plays a role in keeping foreign molecules out; because CBD resembles the fatty acid structure of oils your body naturally excrete, it can be absorbed into your body.
CBD works with your body’s endocannabinoid system, composed of lipid-based neurotransmitters that communicate with the nervous system. The cannabidiol has binding properties with CB2 receptors, prevalent throughout the immune system, nervous system, digestive tract, and brain, to produce soothing effects without the psychoactive side effects.
Canzon CBD creams are made by blending pure CBD isolate with liposomes, spherical vesicles with a lipid bilayer. Liposomes are used as vehicles for CBD to aid in optimal absorption of the cream.
CBD is the naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. Varieties of hemp plants are cultivated to produce high concentrations of CBD relative to THC.
Although CBD might seem to many to be the newest rage in holistic healthcare, it’s been used by cultures all over the world for centuries. It has more recently been shunned in legislation and mainstream medical circles due to the psychoactive effects of its counterpart, THC.
However, CBD is experiencing a dramatic renaissance as health professionals begin to study the effects claimed in many anecdotal reviews of CBD products.
What to Look for in a CBD Cream
There is a large variety of CBD-infused creams; the optimal cream for you varies based on what you hope to gain from the cream, but some general rules apply.
- Natural Carrier oils
Great CBD creams often include botanical oils to add extra hydration. Make sure any carrier oils are natural and healthful; Canzon uses shea butter, apricot kernel oil, jojoba, aloe vera, and coconut oils to create natural and restorative products.
Carrier oils bind with the CBD to deliver it more effectively throughout your system.
Essential oils are not carrier oils, but the aroma from certain essential oils can heighten the therapeutic effects of CBD. Lavender and chamomile are especially well known for their calming scents that can help people wind down for the night.
- THC-free vs Full-spectrum
THC and CBD are two molecules found in cannabis plants; THC is the infamous counterpart to CBD known for its psychoactivity.
Canzon full-spectrum creams contain less than 0.2% THC – a negligible concentration that is not harmful. Full-spectrum creams allow the creams to harness the full soothing effects of CBD with the entourage effect. This refers to CBD working best alongside its other natural counterparts.
Canzon CBD skin treatment products are THC-free so you can be sure to comply with regulations on the federal level.
- High Potency
CBD creams must contain a high concentration of CBD to be efficacious. Canzon skincare cream bottles each contain 100 mg of CBD isolate and the precision-pump helps with applying the accurate dosage to your skin.
The extraction method of CBD will affect the potency of the resulting isolate or oil. Look for a natural method to ensure harmful chemical residue is not present in the cream. Canzon uses CO2 extraction technology to safely and effectively extract highly potent CBD from cannabis plant material.
- Third-Party Tested
Make sure you can trust your CBD cream provider. Third-party testing promotes quality control so you can be confident you’re getting the correct CBD and THC concentrations every time.
- CBD Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil
CBD comes from the cannabis plant, a variety of hemp. Hemp seed oil is also commonly marketed similarly to CBD oil, making the distinction confusing. Although hemp seed oil is moisturizing, it does not contain CBD.
For the soothing benefits of a CBD cream, ensure you’re purchasing a product that contains CBD, not just hemp seed oil.
CBD creams are one of our favourite ways to leverage the restorative and soothing benefits of this ancient compound. Consider adding CBD creams to your morning routine, before-bed ritual, or post-workout recovery to see how CBD can help you look and feel your best.
As with any product you intend to put on your skin, quality is paramount. Ensure your CBD cream contains pure and potent CBD. Turn to a trusted CBD producer like Canzon for your CBD products and answers to any skincare questions.