CBD cream is a cream, lotion or salve that has been infused with CBD and is applied to the skin. This is different from CBD Oil which is taken orally and is what makes CBD cream a popular choice for those seeking treatment for skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
A UK study showed that CBD cream is clinically proven to repair, sooth and restore skin and this is thought to be because CBD contains many compounds that have oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that may help improve acne and other skin conditions. For example a 2014 study indicates that CBD can prevent sebocytes from creating too much sebum, which is associated with acne and a 2019 study suggests that CBD may be beneficial for treating the appearance of acne scars.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD may be particularly useful in treating such skin conditions as acne, psoriasis and eczema by reducing dryness, itching, irritation and redness.
How to choose a CBD Cream
When choosing a CBD cream for skin conditions it is important to consider quality and strength. Prof Saoirse O’Sullivan, from the University of Nottingham, recommends that it is important to choose brands that can provide a certificate of analysis of their products. All Sativa Gold CBD creams are fully lab tested and the batch analysis reports are available for every product.
Creams provide concentrated relief to a particular area, but because the permeability of your skin is relatively poor compared to your mucous membranes, you’ll need to use a product with a high amount of CBD than if you were using an oil.
If you are interested in trying CBD you should discuss it with your Doctor before trying CBD. Together, they can help review what has worked or not worked in the past, whether there are other options to try first, how to do a trial run, what to watch for and when to return for a follow-up visit to evaluate the results. Keep a symptom and dose diary to track effects.
CBD cream is considered a good place to start for those trying CBD for the first time. Sativa Gold’s Intensive Rejuvenating Cream keeps your skin moisturised and its silky texture improves the transdermal absorption of CBD cannabinoids into your body.