CBD Cosmetic Products
Our skin is the biggest organ of our body. Its great importance is not only related to its size, but also for its incredible protective function. In fact, our skin protects the body from infections, extreme temperatures, regulates the balance of fluids and synthesizes vitamin D for our own benefit. Since the skin plays such an important role for our health, it should be cared for.
In order to keep the largest organ of our body healthy, people often use aggressive creams among other things which may cause unwanted side effects. This could be avoided by using CBD cosmetics. New methods of cannabis consumptions are changing the notion that marijuana solely belongs in a bong or joint in order to get the effects of being high. Cannabis-infused topicals are an example of how new ways of consumption are totally changing the perception of marijuana.
What are CBD Cosmetics?
It has been found that CBD (Cannabidiol), one of the most abundant cannabinoids in cannabis plants, has very high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can neutralise the harmful effects of free radicals and help with many different skin diseases. In addition, CBD creams are usually a good source of important omega fatty acids, which may contribute to a smoother and younger looking skin.
Topicals are cannabis-infused creams, lotions, and balms that are absorbed through the skin for localised relief. Even if a CBD cream contains active THC, its low quantity (below 0.2%, according to the European law) will not induce any psychoactive effects, generally related to cannabis. With topicals, cannabinoids cannot reach the bloodstream, but can be used effectively for skin or joint issues.
Ease of Use
Topical administration of CBD
Topical application of CBD is becoming increasingly popular as a delivery method that can help soothe localised muscular pain/soreness, arthritic joint pain/inflammation, and severe skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. This is the most common topical application.
Cosmetics with CBD work by binding to a network of endocannabinoid receptors called CB2. These receptors are found throughout the body and can be activated or inhibited by the body’s naturally occurring cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) or by those cannabinoids produced by cannabis, known as phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, THC and more. By topically applying CBD, the cell membranes of the skin interact with the cannabinoid receptors which are transported by the cannabinoid-carrying lipids in the oil base, achieving the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
Due to the communication with the body only via endocannabinoids receptors in the epidermis, it makes the effects of CBD topicals lighter and isolated in the application area. Depending on the type of topical product, it could moisturize and restore the skin, alleviate pain, or relieve skin conditions like eczema or acne. Furthermore, topicals with CBD do not provide the same relaxing effect to the body, as other CBD products may do.
Unlike other CBD products that allow to change the quantity absorbed, CBD creams have a fixed amount of the active ingredient in the entire jar, so the dosage is less exact, since it depends on the amount of cream used.
20 – 30 minutes
Transdermal administration avoids the first-pass metabolism effect that is associated with the oral route and thus improves drug bioavailability.
Like any other CBD products, topicals with CBD come in different concentrations. Generally, it ranges between 250mg to 1000mg of CBD. The concentration of CBD products is generally related to the body weight, tolerance and level of discomfort that the user is experiencing. Though, with topical CBD creams, the dosage and concentrations mainly depend on the pain or inflammation level of the affected area.
How to use Cosmetics with CBD
CBD topicals include lotions, creams and other products that are applied directly to the epidermis, where cannabinoids bind with our endogenous cannabinoid receptors. The result includes a soothing sensation isolated in the application area. People use CBD topicals to relieve muscle or joint pain, or to alleviate any discomfort on the skin.
Calculating a dosage with CBD topicals is tricky, since the serving size only depends on how much cream is applied to the skin and how severe the condition is.
1 - Determine the affected area
2 - Clean the area
3 - Be generous and vigorous
4 - Adjust your expectations
Which is the best method to manufacture
Cosmetics with CBD?
Essential Fatty Acids
Skin friendly vitamins
Key Amino Acids
Other natural ingredients
- Aloe vera
- Shea and cocoa butter
- Avocado or almond butter
- Coconut oil
- Essential oils
Different types of CBD Cosmetics
A common question that comes up with regards to topical CBD products is the difference between CBD creams and lotions. The difference mainly concerns the composition and texture of the products.
CBD Creams and Salves
CBD Lotions and Balms
Why to choose cosmetics with CBD
Pros and Cons
Ease of Use
Targets a Specific Area
Slow to Act
Only Affects Target Area
Ready to find the perfect CBD Cosmetic for your skin care?
Consult our comparative table of the main CBD Cosmetics in the European market and have a look at what we recommend as liable and safe.