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Soothe skin. Topical CBD products can soothe itching, dryness, and red skin thanks to this cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory qualities.

Brand reputation. This isn’t always easy to suss out, and it’s not just about size or longevity. Check real reviews and consumer ratings where they exist.

Acne. Acne is mostly caused by hormones, but CBD helps fight the inflammation related to acne’s redness and swelling, and helps normalize skin.

What is CBD Cream?

However, as always, it’s smart to start with a low viable dosage. From there, gradually increase how much CBD cream you use until your therapeutic dose seems optimal. There are no known side effects to worry about with topical infused with hemp-derived CBD, although you should always check with a doctor when trying anything new.

Strength/potency. Although there is no one recommended strength or dose of CBD, topical products made from hemp vary greatly in how many mg of CBD per ounce they contain, so pay close attention to this.

CBD and other cannabinoids are beneficial antioxidants for skin. Healthy skin also need B-complex vitamins and essential amino acids, many of which are found in CBD.

Scarring. CBD may improve scarring according to one study of scar tissue patients.

The University of Debrecen’s Dr. Biro also praises the effects of cannabinoids on “skincentric sensory functions.” This includes, among other things, functions that associate with general pain and itch.

Just last year, in fact, the FDA issued warning letters to several companies for manufacturing CBD products with inaccurately labeled bottles. As Dr. Adam Friedman (Assistant Professor of Dermatology at George Washington University) puts it, “Cannabinoids haven’t really emerged [yet] within mainstream dermatology, but there’s going to be an exponential increase in the [amount of] attention paid to them…”

These are all honest and valid questions. We understand the confusion surrounding topical cannabis options, and understand that the bevy of products available both online and in dispensaries can be overwhelming.

Potential medical benefits of CBD salves

After the heating process, the oil is then simply mixed with melted-down wax to create the topical CBD salve. Other essential oils, like lavender and peppermint, are often added as well. Fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins E, A and D can be added too.

Most CBD-containing products come from industrial hemp – not marijuana. Though the two plants both belong to the same biological genus and species (Cannabis sativa), hemp is a CBD-heavy strain of cannabis that contains very little THC. THC, of course, is the psychoactive component of the plant, It is responsible for the euphoric, mind-altering highs.

If you’re unsure of where the CBD is coming from, be sure to get in touch with the manufacturer. Most brands use hemp as the cannabidiol source (industrial hemp is legal and contains CBD), but some others use marijuana strains with a higher THC content. These are illegal in some parts of the U.S. without a medical marijuana card .

To infuse an oil with CBD, a cannabis plant (of which there are certain CBD-specific kinds that we’ll talk about later) is ground down into fine bits. The ground flower is then steeped for several hours at 200+ degrees Fahrenheit in the oil. The heat decarboxylates the cannabidiol into its active molecular form. This is the point in which the fatty acids in the oil latch onto the CBD.