Skin inflammation is a common concern and often manifests in unpleasant conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It can be uncomfortable and even painful - impacting both daily life and self-confidence. But there's hope: cannabidiol (CBD) creams have emerged in recent years as a potential solution for managing skin inflammation and offering pain relief. CBD is a non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant with various scientifically proven benefits - including anti-inflammatory properties !
As a result, in the UK and EU, there's been a growing demand for CBD-infused skincare products. At Harmony we developed a range of creams and gels with the aim to soothe your skin and helping you achieve a healthier, radiant look. Skin care - as opposed to taking CBD oils or using vapes - has a more localised effect and won't affect your whole system.
While researchers continue to explore the full potential of CBD for skin health, there is already quite some evidence that shows that CBD has the ability to help with skin inflammation . Research suggests that CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties  - making CBD creams a natural alternative worth exploring!
Understanding the Benefits of CBD
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural component found in cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana - CBD does not produce a "high" or intoxication . Instead, the use of CBD is investigated for its many health benefits. It was shown to aid with a variety of ailments, ranging from anxiety to insomnia , but also addressing issues like muscle and joint pain, arthritis and chronic pain  as well as addiction management .
One of the reasons why CBD is particularly interesting for skin health is that it may provide relief from inflammation. Research indicates that CBD can help reduce inflammation often seen in conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne. This is because CBD can interact with the body's so-called endocannabinoid system (ECS) . The ECS is an intricate network of signaling molecules and receptors that help to regulate (amongst others) your body's responses such as pain and inflammation.
If you want to use CBD for skin issues, topical products like creams, balms, gels and salves are a popular choice. Topical CBD creams are specially formulated to be applied directly to the affected areas, offering targeted relief. These products come in various formulations. Some are designed specifically to cater to conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Others target pain management, like for example muscle and joint CBD pain relief creams for back pain, muscle pain and arthritis and joint pain.
Other than some other active ingredients or straight-up pain killers, CBD is generally considered safe. However, just like for any other new skincare product, it's a good idea to perform a patch test on a small area of skin to make sure you have no adverse reaction. Make sure to do this, especially if you have sensitive skin or are taking medications. Follow the instructions on the packaging and the recommended dosage to avoid applying too much or too little. Finally, if you have any particular questions, feel free to reach out to us - we love to help!
How to Use CBD Relief Cream
Ready to jump on the CBD skincare trend? Here's how to seamlessly integrate it into your routine:
Begin with a thorough but gentle cleanse of your face or body using a gentle cleanser. Ensure that all dirt, grime and makeup are completely removed. Once your skin is clean, apply your chosen CBD skin care product. Do this not matter if you're using a serum, facial oil, day cream or muscle balm. Focus on areas where you have specific concerns. As you apply use upward, circular motions to massage the product into your skin. This not only boosts blood circulation to the region but also ensures an even spread and absorption of the product. After application, pause for a few minutes - allowing your skin to fully absorb the CBD product before moving on to other skincare items or makeup. And here's our golden tip: just like with any skincare regimen, consistency is key! As your skin acclimatizes to the CBD and it begins to interact with your endocannabinoid system, using your CBD skincare products regularly will bring out their full benefits over time.
Choosing the Best CBD Creams
When looking for CBD creams to help with skin inflammation, it's essential to choose high quality CBD products that are both safe and effective. In the UK and the EU, CBD creams fall under the category of cosmetic products - meaning that strict regulations apply to ensure their safety!
Always check for products that are made from hemp-derived CBD. CBD products containing less than 0.2% THC are safe and legal for use. Also look for key information on the composition and ingredients. High-quality products usually feature a blend of CBD oil, a carrier oil like coconut oil and additional therapeutic components such as essential oils and menthol. Make sure you are using a CBD product that contains safe and trusted ingredients.
Keep an eye out for products that have undergone third-party testing! These tests assess potency, purity and composition of the cannabinoids - ensuring that you're getting the right amount of CBD in each dose. A certificate of analysis (COA) is usually available for these tested products. At Harmony, you can find all of them on our website so you can feel confident in the quality and safety before you purchase CBD products.
Final Thoughts on CBD Topicals
CBD creams have become increasingly popular for their potential benefits in alleviating skin inflammation, and science is more and more backing these claims. Topical products that combine CBD - a natural compound derived from the cannabis plant - with various other ingredients can help soothe and calm irritated skin. Remember, though, that despite the promising anti-inflammatory properties of CBD they are not medicine! Further studies are needed to fully understand the effects of CBD on skin inflammation and develop more potent formulations. It's always a wise move to consult with your dermatologist or healthcare professional if you have a pre-existing skin condition that you want to address using CBD.
At Harmony you can find a wide range of high-quality CBD isolate infused products. They are formulated with soothing ingredients to help your skin feel more comfortable and cared for. Incorporating a CBD cream into your skincare routine might help with other skin concerns too - such as dryness or redness.
In conclusion, CBD may offer a promising and natural alternative for those seeking relief from skin inflammation. By carefully selecting a reputable brand like Harmony and understanding how CBD works you can the perfect product for your skincare needs. Check out our articles and FAQs to learn more about CBD and contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to help!
anna falk - head of product
As the Head of Product at Harmony, Dr Anna Falk leads the development of our products and provides expert tips for your wellness. With over 10 years of experience in the research and development of natural products, her work is based on rigorous scientific studies.
Anna is an award-winning, internationally published researcher with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. She applies her expertise to develop Harmony's certified products that support your overall well-being. From research to development, she ensures that our products are of the highest quality and meet the highest standards.
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