CBD Cream Pharmacy: A Guide to Topical Relief

As you step into your local pharmacy you might have noticed some new additions on the shelves - CBD cream, balm and CBD oil. These skincare items have gained popularity thanks to their potential benefits for various skin conditions and overall wellness. Curious to know what makes them unique and how they could be of help to you? You're in the right place!

At Harmony we offer a range of high-quality CBD skin care products. CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant. It is well known for its potential therapeutic effects - without causing the 'high' typically associated with marijuana [1]. Creams containing CBD have been shown to provide relief for certain skin issues [2]


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Understanding CBD Rescue Cream

CBD cream is a type of topical product that is applied directly to your skin and can provide various potential benefits. Don't worry, it won't get you high! As you explore the world of Cannabis cosmetics, it's essential to understand their ingredients and how they interact with your body.

Cannabinoids like CBD are known for their interaction with the so-called endocannabinoid system [3]. A network which plays a role in maintaining your body's balance and overall wellbeing. CBD cream formulas are intended for external use and target specific areas of discomfort or irritation. This makes them a great alternative for those looking to avoid ingesting CBD through other methods such as tincture, capsules or cannabis oil.

Ingredients in CBD face and body creams vary depending on the brand and formulation. Generally they consist of a blend of CBD extract with a base like coconut oil or shea butter, along with other natural ingredients that provide additional benefits. At Harmony we infuse our products with essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus for extra soothing effects!

Here's how you get the most out of your CBD cream:

  • Choose your desired effect: Are you seeking relief from muscle tension, skin irritation or maybe joint pain? Knowing what you're looking for exactly will help you choose a suitable formulation for your needs.
  • Check the label: Look for information about the CBD content (for example 250mg or 500mg), ingredients and any potential allergenic ingredients listed separately on the label.
  • Follow the instructions: Use the product as indicated. Apply it to clean, dry skin and massage it gently until fully absorbed.


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Benefits of High Strength CBD Cream

CBD cream proves to be beneficial for various skin types and conditions. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD it has the potential to alleviate a range of issues including redness, breakouts and irritation [4]. This is particularly helpful for those with dry or sensitive skin. CBD skincare can aid in moisturising and reducing irritation [5]

Not only can CBD cream help reduce inflammation, but it can also provide nourishment to your skin and strengthen the skin barrier. Many CBD cosmetics are formulated with natural ingredients that promote healthy skin appearance and function. They provide a barrier on your skin, helping to lock in moisture and prevent dryness [6].

Whether you have sensitive or blemish-prone skin or are looking for something to help with general skin nourishment - CBD cream might be the perfect addition to your daily skincare regimen!


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Using Cannabis CBD Cream

The good news is that using CBD cream can be both safe and legal in the UK and EU! Especially when you choose a reputable brand like Harmony.

A high-quality CBD cream will typically contain a blend of ingredients designed to provide an optimal experience. You may find components like waxes, oils, water, plant extracts and essential oils in the formulation. These ingredients serve different purposes, such as enhancing the texture, providing a pleasant scent and acting as a preservative. When selecting your CBD cream it's important to carefully read the list of ingredients to ensure any potential allergens or irritants are avoided!

In terms of application: gently massage the CBD cream on your skin, focusing on the areas where you feel discomfort or wish to target. The topical application allows for efficient absorption of CBD directly via the skin - providing its potential beneficial effects to the area of concern. Keep in mind that results may vary. It's important to give the product time to work - and some may experience relief more quickly than others.

Buying the Best CBD Cream at a Pharmacy

When considering purchasing CBD cream it's important to choose a reliable source - like a community pharmacy or trusted website. In the UK many pharmacies offer a variety of CBD products. Most websites provide next working day delivery service for your convenience. This ensures you'll receive your products quickly and have them available when you need them.

When buying CBD cream from a pharmacy or online, keep in mind that customer reviews and ratings play a crucial role in helping you make an informed decision. Many of these creams are lab-tested and made from organic ingredients. This ensures the product is both safe and effective. Companies like Harmony, for example, produce high-quality, lab-tested CBD products.

In addition to quality, service is an essential factor when buying CBD cream. Pharmacies often offer guidance to help you select the right product for your needs. And if you choose to buy online, our customer service team is always there to help. Whether you're new to CBD or an experienced user, our helpful team can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.


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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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