04/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/21/2021 07:51
As CBD companies everywhere keep looking for new and better formulations, one line that's increased the most is topical CBD products.
There are two reasons for this.
The first is that the current legal restrictions on topicals are much lighter than on ingestibles. Many retail and advertising outlets only accept topical CBD products to avoid trouble.
The second reason is that almost any topical product that currently exists can be made with CBD. Lotions, ointments, cosmetics, hair products, and even clothing are getting the CBD infusion these days.
But why should you use topical CBD, and how do you choose the best CBD oil product for your needs? Time to take a deep dive into the world of CBD topicals.
CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, a network of neurotransmitters and receptors that respond to many different compounds in cannabis. Those receptors are located throughout the body, including under the skin. For more details, see How CBD is Absorbed Through Skin.
Applying CBD to the skin does not bring the same allover intensity as taking CBD internally. But it does allow for a more targeted application if you want to focus on a specific area. And it can bring soothing effects to the skin itself. From recovery for sore muscles after workouts to keeping your skin looking youthful, topical CBD has a multitude of uses.
Many of us use medicated creams, gels, and ointments medicated with substances like menthol, lidocaine, and other pain relievers for everyday aches and pains. Now, many manufacturers are developing CBD topicals based on those familiar formulas.
Here at cbdMD, we've developed three such pain relievers. While all of them are good for temporary relief of joint and muscle pain (not for open wounds), each brings slightly different properties depending on your need.
Moisturizers are among the most popular topical products out there. Between the drying effects of washing, weather, age, and other factors, everyone's skin could use some extra moisture. CBD in a moisturizer can be extra soothing for dry skin.
Since CBD users tend to prefer natural and alternative wellness products, we at cbdMD have endeavored to create the best CBD cream to moisturize your skin without adding artificial perfumes, dyes, or harsh chemicals. We also know that different types of skin and different parts of the body might require different kinds of lotions, so we've built a range of products for everybody.
Those products detailed above provide good basic care to keep normal skin comfortable and supple. But we've also created our cbdMD Botanicals line to offer a whole other set of moisturizers with more detailed applications, especially for the face.
If you want more detailed information, check out our previous CBD facial lotions post. But in short, cbdMD Botanicals are targeted for these special uses:
In addition to the facial moisturizers, the cbdMD Botanicals line also provides hands and feet lotion, Luv Me Tender soothing lotion for especially rough and irritated spots, and Everyday body lotion for everywhere else.
As we detailed in a separate post, several factors contribute to your skin's youthful glow, or lack thereof: dryness, slower cell turnover, and oxidative stress. We've dealt with dryness in the moisturizing section above, and unfortunately, you can't do much about cell turnover. But oxidative stress is another thing entirely.
Oxidative stress is the damage of skin cells through oxygen processing. Many factors can aggravate this process, including sun exposure, pollutants, and harsh chemicals. The same antioxidant nutrients found in food that are so good for your body can also combat stress and head off premature signs of aging.
To that end, our cbdMD Botanicals line includes products loaded with CBD, vitamins, and other antioxidants, such as the Fab Facial Oil, Fountain of Youth Dynamic Serum, and our Gorgeous Glo Face Mask with rose oil.
A hot, relaxing bath is a great way to recover from a stressful day or a strenuous workout. There's even reason to believe that a hot bath can help you sleep. Adding CBD to the water lets you absorb its benefits to make the soak even more relaxing.
As with other forms of topical CBD, additional ingredients can enhance the impact. For baths, skin conditioning and aromatherapy products supplement CBD perfectly. This allows your mind to wander while your skin does all the work.
That's why cbdMD created CBD bath salts supplemented with essential oils and herbal extracts like lavender and eucalyptus oils to meet your aromatherapy needs. These ingredients nourish and soothe your skin in combination with Epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, and Himalayan pink salt. Our nighttime blend also includes melatonin and soothing herbs to put your body at ease and help you get quality sleep.
CBD bath bombs provide similar benefits with Epsom salt, coconut oil, and kaolin clay for skin conditioning. Available in your choice of lavender, eucalyptus, or frankincense oils, the bath bombs also include non-toxic, non-staining dyes to give your bathwater a pleasant tint. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to find out how topical CBD creams and other products can help keep your skin bright and hydrated!