CBD Cream For Skin: How Does It Work?

If you're looking for a natural way to maintain fresh and glowing skin you may wonder whether CBD cream is right for you. CBD (or cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating compound found in the hemp plant and has been shown to have an impressively wide range of potential benefits. CBD infused cream or CBD balm is a topical product - meaning it is designed to be applied directly to the skin. The market nowadays offers a wide variety of CBD beauty products that let you reap the benefits of CBD.

CBD cream and CBD in general were shown to have anti-inflammatory [1] and antioxidant properties which can help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress [2] on all skin types. This can lead to a range of potential benefits including improved skin texture, reduced redness and irritation - and a more youthful appearance.

Key Takeaways

  • CBD cream is a topical product designed to be applied directly to the skin
  • CBD was shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • CBD cream could help improve skin texture and various skin issues

CBD Skin Cream: What Is It?

If you're looking for a natural way to support you in addressing skin issues such as dryness, inflammation and pain: CBD skin care may be worth considering [3]. CBD skin creams - also known as CBD topicals - are applied directly to the skin. They come in different forms including body creams and lotions, balms and salves. Harmony offers a wide range of the best CBD skincare products including a day cream, a warming CBD muscle balm and a cooling cream.

Our CBD topicals contain pure CBD isolate along with other ingredients such as hemp seed oil, other plant extracts and premium organic essential oils. These ingredients may enhance the skin feeling and provide additional benefits for the skin. However keep in mind that while CBD skin creams leave your skin feeling hydrated and healthy, they are not to be considered medical products. 


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CBD For Skin: How to Apply CBD Cream

If you're interested in trying CBD products for your skin it's important to know how to use them correctly. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of any type of CBD topical:

  1. Apply it to a targeted area

CBD cream is typically used to target specific areas of the body - like the face, hands or joints. Whether you're dealing with dry skin patches, acne, inflammation or plan to address arthritis and joint pain: apply the cream directly to the affected area so it can be absorbed into the skin then and there for the best results.

  1. Massage your skin

Once you've applied the cream gently massage it into your skin. This will enhance blood flow leading to potentially more effective relief. Also it feels very nice.

  1. Be careful with different areas of the body

CBD cream can be used on various areas of the body including the face, hands and feet. However - it's important to note that some CBD creams (for example such with warming or cooling effects) may be too strong for sensitive areas like the face, armpits or others. Make sure to read the instructions carefully before applying CBD lotions and creams to any new area of the body.

Remember to always consult with your dermatologist before trying any new skincare products if you have sensitive skin or a pre-existing medical condition.


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Does CBD Help Skin?

Research on CBD and its potential benefits for the skin is still in its early stages. However there is strong scientific support suggesting that CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory properties! It interacts with the skin's endocannabinoid receptor system which is contributing to its barrier function, immunological and inflammatory processes [4]. This might be the reason why researchers are investigating CBD as an active ingredient to soothe acne and eczema [3]. Furthermore natural CBD is a powerful antioxidant and has even been found to contribute to wound healing [5]. There is also an undebatable effect on pain [6] making it a candidate for the treatment for arthritis and joint issues [7]

It's important to note though that CBD should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment! If you have a skin condition or other health issue it's best to consult with a healthcare professional before using any new products on your skin or elsewhere. This is especially important if you are already receiving treatment in the form of prescription medication.


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Best CBD Cream for Skin

If you are looking for the best CBD cream you should consider various factors such as quality, potency and ingredients. Harmony is a brand offering CBD creams infused with premium CBD extract from the cannabis plant. Our CBD-infused skincare products are made with natural ingredients and are free from harmful chemicals or additives. We offer a wide range of CBD skincare products, along with other quality CBD goods like broad-spectrum CBD oil, CBD gummies and full-spectrum CBD vapes.

Our products are more than just beauty products - they are specially designed to provide relief to dry and irritated skin and to help you build a selfcare ritual to reduce pain from long periods of sitting, standing or exercising. We formulated them with natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils (which have been used in pain and inflammation treatments for centuries) to help nourish and hydrate the skin. 

If you are looking to buy CBD - look no further than Harmony! And if you need a CBD guide, always feel free to reach out to us; our experts are here and ready to help. 


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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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