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What Is CBD Cream Rub Used for?

December 19, 2022 5 min read

What Is CBD Cream Rub Used for?

What Is CBD Cream Rub Used for?

CBD cream can improve skin health and complexity in various ways. The blog explains the uses of CBD cream, what CBD is, and more about CBD cream.

CBD is trending in the medical and skincare industries. It is famous for providing health benefits like boosting general skin health, relieving pain, anxiety, and stress, and boosting mental clarity.Most cosmetic products are highly criticized for their adverse effects on the skin. Therefore, companies infuse CBD into topicals like creams to boost skin complexity and health.  CBD cream is the most popular topical used to moisturize, nourish, soothe skin discomforts, and improve skin appearance with no or minimal downtime. Most people use it to reduce skin addiction to other cosmetics products.

What Is CBD?

CBD is a short name for Cannabidiol. It is an active compound existing naturally in the cannabis sativa plant. In 2018, the UK government allowed the use of CBD products for public consumption. However, they should be extracted from the hemp plant and contain less than 0.2% THC.Compared to other cannabis strains, the hemp plant contains a high CBD concentration and low THC content. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a famous compound associated with a feeling of highness and hallucinations among marijuana users.CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that exhibits health benefits in treating body discomforts like pain, sleep, anxiety, and stress. Upon extraction, the cannabinoid is highly diluted with organic carrier oils like coconut oil to create a highly concentrated solvent in making products such as creams, lotions, edibles, tablets, and vapes.

Understanding CBD cream

CBD cream is a regular cosmetic product with a specific CBD oil.  It is easy, discrete, and convenient to use. CBD cream is applied to the affected skin to relieve and moisturize irritations. It can also apply as a beauty product to provide the skin with a natural glow for youthful complexity.

Skincare industries use different extraction methods to derive CBD.There are three different CBD creams in the skincare market with different plant compositions, CBD potency, and THC levels.

  • Isolate CBD cream contains only CBD compounds without contaminating other plant phytochemicals. It is characterized by high CBD potency and is mainly used to relieve chronic skin discomfort.
  • Full-spectrum CBD cream comprises all cannabinoids in the hemp plant, including traces of THC. It is extracted using a cold-pressing technique whereby the hemp leaves and flowers are mixed with carrier oils and subjected to high pressure to separate the cannabinoids from other plant materials.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD cream contains almost all plant cannabinoids except THC. It also contains terpenes and flavonoids that provide aromatherapy effects when you apply it.

Uses of CBD Cream

Moisturise and Nourish Dry Skin

Most regular creams can be used to hydrate dry skin. However, they can be accompanied by mild side effects like skin itchiness, high product dependency, or skin rashes.  CBD cream hydrates the skin and reduces the intoxicating effects of other cosmetic products.Baswan et al. (2020) suggested that CBD interacts with the skin gland and promotesthe production of oily substance that maintains skin moisture.

Neutralizes Skin Free Radicals

The skincontains a lot of unstable and dead cells. The cells release a chemical reaction (free radicals) that damages the skin tissues and healthy cells.  CBD has anti-oxidant properties used to reduce cells’ oxidative stress and support normal intracellular chemical reactions.

Relief Skin Irritations

There is high drug dependency when using opioids to treat body pains. Therefore, people have shifted to a more natural way to soothe body discomforts. CBD cream contains analgesic properties reducing skin irritations without triggering side effects. CBD penetrates the inner skin layers where cannabinoid receptors are highly concentrated. According toFew et al. (2022), CBD interacts with CB2 receptors to block the signaling of pain nerve impulses into the brain, making you feel relieved.

Reduce Skin Inflammations

Inflammations are normal body reaction that helps the skin sense external threats. However, excessive inflammatory responses by skin cells can trigger irritations, dryness, and itchiness.Gęgotek et al. (2019) claimed that CBD is a popular anti-inflammatory compound. It interacts with skin receptors to support normal inflammatory responses by the cells.

Provides Youthful Facial Complexity

While aging, your face develops wrinkles and deep-rooted fine lines due to loss of skin volume and low production of skin proteins like collagen. Other factors like excessive exposure to sun radiation and skin infections can also trigger premature aging signs. According toBest et al. (2022), CBD cream contains anti-aging properties. The cannabinoid boosts the production of skin proteins and hyaluronic acid responsible for softening wrinkles and restoring facial volume.  As a result, your skin appears more youthful and refreshed.

Heals Internal Skin Damages

Skin tissue damage is caused by performing extreme Gym activities, excessive sun radiation, or skin diseases like acne. According to Casares et al. (2020), CBD derived from hemp extract is rich in amino acids and omegas for boosting skin cell reproduction to replace damaged ones.Some CBD creams contain organic materials like beeswax and Aloe Vera, which contains vitamin C & E and minerals. The nutrients also play a significant role in boosting the natural skin healing process.

Treating Skin Disorders

Baswan et al. (2020) explained that CBD cream could be used to soothe symptoms and causes of skin diseases such as Acne, Eczema, and psoriasis.

  • Acne is a common skin disorder caused by the excessive production of sebum. CBD interacts with the sebocytes gland to promote regular sebum release, which is responsible for maintaining skin moisture.
  • Eczema is highly characterized by red, flaky skin patches that distort skin complexity.The patches are very painful and can trigger other infections. CBD is an antimicrobial agent protecting skin tissues from bacterial infections. It also helps to soothe the pain associated with Eczema infection.
  • Psoriasis is characterized by skin itchiness, dryness, redness, and irritations. CBD cream can not only help treat psoriasis symptoms but also contains adaptogenic properties that prevent its occurrence.


CBD cream is a popular herbal product used as an alternative to synthetic cosmetics that impose health risks to skin structure. It is readily available in most hemp and cosmetic stores in three types: isolated full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD cream. Creams are easy and convenient to use since they involve applying directly to the targeted skin area to harness the health benefits of CBD.These benefits include moisturizing dry skin, stabilizing skin free radicals, relieving skin pains, treating skin diseases, and providing youthful complexity.


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