We offer a number of premium CBD topical products to address a number of needs, each one offering research-based blends of all-natural ingredients to best suit the intended purpose and consumer experience. Our Cannabidiol topicals and hemp skincare collection includes:
To further support your health and wellness journey, below you’ll find a ton of great information about CBD topicals. Use it as a guide to ensure that your face, skin, and/or body gets exactly what it needs.
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Our CBD topical products are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any health concern.
CBD is widely thought to have many beneficial effects for humans, both when taken internally and when applied to the body topically.
With any CBD product, high quality needs to be guaranteed, with the proper formulations, 3rd-party product testing, and active business status with state certifications provided; specific needs that are all addressed within Cannabidiol Life’s CBD Topical product collection.
Many people turn to high-quality CBD products in order to improve their quality of life and their overall experience in terms of not only physical wellness but also mental and spiritual wellness.
In terms of creating a usable, integrated, and high-quality experience, users have looked at not only ingestable CBD-containing products derived from cannabis but using them in a topical application too!
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, otherwise known as the Hemp plant.
Directly put, CBD Topicals are products that are meant to be absorbed through the skin and are also infused and homogenized with CBD.
Cannabidiol-infused topicals are an extremely popular method of CBD delivery as they offer not only a variety of benefits that are specific to the CBD or hemp components but are created as premium ranges that address topical ailments, worthy of any skincare routine, or as a go-to for most topical concerns.
More than this, CBD topicals are a perfect medium for people who do not enjoy other methods of consumption, but still want to enjoy the benefits that CBD products offer.
By definition, CBD topicals are Cannabidiol-infused products that can be applied to the dermis or skin.
Directly, they are products that are applied to and on your body and most often directly to the area in which you would like to see the greatest effect/relief.
CBD topicals are slightly different in composition in regards to ingredients used, individual purposes, and cannabinoid potency.
You see, different types of topicals, like lotions, creams, balms, oils, transdermal patches, and ointments, all contain different total amounts (measured in milligrams) of CBD. So, just be aware of this variable before choosing which one is right for you.
Below we offer the following:
According to MedicalNewsToday, CBD balms are made with oil extracted from the Cannabis plant and then mixed with a carrier oil, using one of many methods.
Balms are a common topical in the CBD health world. While balms boast skin benefits, their true magic comes in the form of sore muscle relief. With a harder texture, and a high absorption rate, and a high ratio of beeswax, or other commonly used bases, a CBD balm is perfect for effectively massaging into the skin or sore muscle area and providing great pain relief almost instantaneously.
For those dealing with sore muscle pain, for those in the recovery process, and particularly for individuals with a busy athletic life, balms are a great choice as they get to work straight away. CBD balms are a go-to for targeting pain and inflammation.
This deep soothing and relieving GMP-certified CBD Balm was formulated by doctors and designed specifically to reward individuals with much-needed relief from muscle aches and joint soreness. With deep penetrating natural ingredients and a potent 275 mg dose of CBD, this lemongrass-infused CBD Balm brings with it everything you’d expect with a product that uses Patented Extraction Technology and is USDA Organic.
For smooth and shiny lips that are free from cuts, cracks, dry flakes, and inflammation, Cannabidiol Life’s Lip Balm is the perfect nourishing application. 50 mg of CBD isolate, natural ingredients, and organic fruit extracts are packed into a compact and convenient container.
Not only does this lip balm soothe lips fast, thanks to its healing-promoting properties, but it tastes great while moisturizing.
Your lips will love it and your tastebuds will love the strawberry and mango flavor too!
When it comes to CBD topical creams and body butter, expect a beautiful mashup of luxurious topicals for the skin combined with the health benefits of CBD. As an extra-thick moisturizer, these topical products boast a thick consistency comprised of organic vegetable-based oils and other natural butters.
Nourishing the skin in an efficient fashion, CBD butter and creams not only provide the skin with moisture, they directly provide CBD to the area. These products are used to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin and resolve dry skin, skin patches and optimize the skin’s health.
As a heavier topical, with a heightened balm-like feeling, the substantial texture of body butter and heavier creams help the skin to form a protective barrier and seal it for long-lasting protection. It is for this reason that it is great for those areas of the body - like hands, elbows, legs, and knees - that are susceptible to dryness and cracking.
Perfect for use on dry skin, skin irritations, rashes, and burns, Cannabidiol Life’s CBD Hemp Oil Body Butter is GMP-certified.
It encapsulates eight organic essential nourishing ingredients. Our CBD Body Butter was specifically formulated to provide complete skin nourishment, hydration, and encourage health.
Within this 110 mg CBD glass frosted jar, you’ll find a luscious body butter that not only boasts Patented Extraction Technology but all the goodness of mango seed butter as well. We’re also proud that this product is certified USDA Organic.
A CBD serum is basically a topical treatment that contains oils. Creating a barrier between your skin and the environment, a serum effectively seals in moisture and all of the organic, natural ingredients of the serum into your skin.
Important to note is that serums must only be applied after cleaning and moisturizing the skin. Done in this manner, the CBD serum delivers a high concentration of CBD oil directly to the layers of skin beneath the surface. This type of topical typically contains a higher concentration of CBD than slaves or balms.
CBD serums are used to promote overall skin health and the coveted “facial glow” look of youth, radiance, and overall wellness.
The CBD Facial Serum from Cannabidiol Life is created from natural resources - some of the best oils and organic ingredients available as an anti-aging solution to those who use it.
GMP-certified and encapsulating 12 essential oils that your face and skin will love, the 50mg of full-spectrum CBD in this facial serum is lab-tested and designed as a potent antioxidant-packed solution. It’s designed to hydrate, detoxify, and tighten the skin of the face and neck while smoothing out wrinkles for a natural, youthful glow.
CBD massage oil is the same as regular massage oils found on the market, with the added benefits of CBD.
This particular topical treatment is applied to the skin and massaged deep into the tissue. From the healing of wounds to soothing muscle aches and improving skin conditions, CBD massage oil offers effective relief from anxiety, pain, and inflammation.
Additional benefits include the relief of chronic pain, reduced tension, mood-boosting, reducing stress, sensory stimulation, enhanced skin softness, and other positive effects associated with CBD.
In August of 2020, Chiropractic Economics Magazine recommended CBD massage for patients, citing considerable evidence from studies showing positive effects of topicals combined with massage for pain relief.
Cannabidiol Life’s Full-Spectrum GMP-certified CBD Massage oil contains 600 mg of CBD per bottle along with 12 essential oils that promote stress relief, pain removal, and complete relaxation. Formulated by a certified herbalist, this massage oil directly or indirectly supports the endocannabinoid system.
According to SFWeekly, CBD salves and balms are nearly the same product. Salves are meant to promote healing, while balms primarily prevent damage. CBD salves are softer in texture and pass more quickly through the skin.
Salves are used to care for sore joints and do not contain THC. Made without water and boasting a thicker consistency than balms, some salves include oil, beeswax, herbal additions, and provide long-lasting skin-soothing and relaxation benefits.
Lotions are different from other topicals found on the market in that they contain higher amounts of water, and are not only non-sticky but non-greasy. Lotions have a higher ratio of water to the base.
In CBD lotions, moisturizing agents are added to the base rather than fatty oils or wax as in the case of other topical products. When it comes to visible results, these topical products, after being applied to the skin, absorb much faster into the skin, with results clearly visible when compared to the visible effects of other topicals. (Source).
According to Healthline, the average potency of CBD topical lotions is somewhere between 3 and 8 mg of CBD per a single recommended dose. When opting for lotions, potency, CBD source, ingredients, and quality control need to be considered. Look for corroboration of the manufacturer’s claims from a third party laboratory.
CBD Roll-ons are another great option for topical application and are considered a "less messy" or "hands-off" product option. Users simply pop the top and roll the CBD directly on the affected area. Please note this is not considered a pain-relief cream, but an essential oil-based application.
The most common ingredients you will find in CBD roll-ons are:
As you can see, you have lots of options to choose from!
The next question is, “Are CBD topicals the right choice for your needs?”
With the wealth of information and extent in the range available to you, it may be a bit overwhelming when the time comes to make a choice.
Use the following five statements to better determine whether or not CBD topicals are right for you.
If any of the above applies to you, CBD topicals may be the right choice for your wellness needs.
However, if you are dealing with full-body discomfort, we recommend pairing a targeted topical relief product with an ingestible CBD product.
People use CBD topicals for a wide variety of reasons, all of which are in an effort to improve their lives.
While the specific needs for topical products vary from one person to the next and based on 3rd-party accrued customer testimonials (Trust Pilot), here are some of the most commonly reported reasons and applications on how and why our customers like to use our CBD-rich topicals:
This is what our customers say, now, let’s look at the research and evidence to see why CBD users are taking CBD and why they are experiencing and reporting the above.
The status of cannabis as a controlled substance in many jurisdictions has resulted in a negative stigma that is just now being cast off. The number of studies of cannabis and more specifically the positive effects of CBD increase each year.
Check out this one for instance. It is a 2021 study conducted by Syracuse University on the ability of CBD to provide pain relief to humans.
While they do claim there is a positive placebo effect, they also state that the pain relief experienced was due to “pharmacological action“.
Just in case, the word pharmacological stems from the word Pharmacology. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, it is the following (see highlight):
Pretty promising results, right?
Here is a slightly older 2016 study posted by NCBI which states that topicals can serve a prominent role in healthcare. Transdermal (through the skin absorption) has been found to be very effective, and better than the oral administration route in an experiment with arthritis in laboratory animals.
While no official claims can be made regarding the healing properties and physical effects of CBD (other than the FDA-approved Epidolix), these publically accessible, authoritative scientific studies show strong evidence of the potentially positive effects of CBD treatment and usage.
Hundreds of readily available online posted qualitative studies have been recorded and it is through these that the common wellness benefits and the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD topicals reported by CBD consumers are supported.
It is positive to note that with the increase of awareness and advocation of CBD among the global population, those who have chained up the legalization and medical recognition deserved by CBD and locked it up in controversial chains are being pushed to further consider ongoing conduct CBD research, and with this have been subsequently pushing others within the field to continue research and clinical testing.
Although CBD brands can’t offer any “factual” scientific evidence in the eyes of the FDA and medical society, we believe that these positive resulting preliminary studies are a sturdy foundation for CBD to grow in acceptance by medical professionals worldwide.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the benefits and uses of CBD topicals, ongoing CBD studies are open to the public and are available online. We’ve provided a starting point for you below of studies that we believe would be a great starting point for continued research:
At Cannabidiol Life, we use only the highest quality, purest non-GMO ingredients in order to maintain the high level of CBD quality that we are internationally known for.
We take care to select ingredients that are not only good for you but help to serve their intended purpose and improve the experience of using our CBD topicals.
The use of all-natural and organic ingredients, along with products that are free of pesticides, heavy metals, microbials, and other contaminants are a minimum standard requirement for us.
Our topicals are not only made to perfection as a CBD medium but they provide wellness benefits above and beyond those which the average topical product provides.
This is due to the following:
As you can see, we provide you the benefits of CBD plus those of several other carefully selected ingredients in each product, yielding what we believe to be some of the best CBD topical products in the world.
Topicals by their nature need to be stabilized using one or more carrier ingredients to create the best product. Some of our carrier ingredients include organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil, organic MCT coconut oil, organic avocado oil, and shea butter. These fats, oils, or carrier mediums are used to form the base of the CBD topical in order to make application easy and pleasant while maintaining the best delivery of the key ingredients (with added benefits provided by the actual carrier ingredients too)!
All CBD topicals need to contain a CBD component such as CBD Isolate or hemp extract in order to qualify. The exact makeup of the CBD component is determined by the type of CBD-rich hemp extract used in the formulation (full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or pure CBD isolate). If you are unsure about the significance between these three types of hemp extracts, please read our article that comprehensively explains the difference between full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and pure CBD
Since taste is not of importance, topicals made with CBD offer a great opportunity to combine the efficacy of CBD with an array of several other beneficial ingredients. Further, premium full spectrum CBD oil products could take the effectiveness level to new heights in regards to the possible Entourage Effect (discussed in more detail below).
Our products offer an added layer of benefits that are naturally occurring in ingredients such as Calendula, Arnica, Aloe, and even Bitter Orange.
We incorporate the very highest quality ingredients to match the high standard of our CBD extraction method for our cannabis components.
Described as a multiplying effect, the Entourage Effect seems to make CBD products more powerful or more effective when a full spectrum CBD product is consumed. Full-spectrum CBD offers cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and flavonoids and when taken together, it’s proclaimed that the CBD product should be a lot more effective.
In more detail, Entourage Effect from topical CBD skin products, as published by Healthline, include the significant reduction in fungal and bacterial infections.
When in harmony, research shows that CBD topical products and CBD skin creams also assist in the healing of various skin conditions, and the easing of associated symptoms, including Acne, psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis.
Dr. Ethan Russo M.D, the original champion of the Entourage Effect, considers it a proven phenomenon and suggests that full-spectrum CBD is better than an isolated compound.
The simple explanation of how CBD works is that it activates/provokes a system within our body that either directly or indirectly supports and promotes homeostasis throughout our entire CNS and Immune System.
The system we mentioned is known as the Endocannabinoid System, ECS for short.
CBD works by activating the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which you can read about more below or in our section on the Entourage Effect. This system is responsible for the sensations of both pleasure and pain that human beings and animals experience. It works by binding to cell receptors in your muscle tissue, skin, and nerves.
This, in turn, can alleviate both pain and inflammation. “CBD penetrates the dermal and subdermal skin layers, reaching further than just the surface of the skin.” (Source).
This is just the tip of the iceberg as this only briefly covers how CBD really works.
If you want to go more in-depth, we recommend reading:
Make sure to check the dosage information indicated on all our products as well as application advice to suit your needs.
Calculate the quantity you use based on the level or degree of need in terms of pain, comfort levels, and nature of use. If you need help calculating, visit our CBD dosage page which offers a LIVE CBD dosage calculator and chart.
However, even at a low dosage, the benefits can be experienced with a nurturing experience enjoyed.
Dosage is important. Conventional wisdom and common sense suggest a “low and slow” approach, where you try to “sneak up” on a therapeutic dosage by starting with a small application and increasing it until you get the desired effect.
When it comes to trying CBD topical products for the first time, we suggest that you start on the lowest recommended dosage. You will be able to adjust the frequency and dosage size as per your needs.
When it comes to shopping for topicals, we’ve already shared how to decide what type of CBD topicals are best for your personal situation above, now take a look at how to make informed decisions when looking at multiple sources or CBD suppliers.
While we know we offer great value and exceptional service to our customers, we want you to know that we are well aware of what it takes to be their number one choice.
Here are the details that you should compare when buying your CBD topicals.
The price range for CBD topicals can often be higher than other methods of delivery because it requires more in terms of additional ingredients for both efficacy and stability. We suggest you look at a supplier that offers you a premium grade product that is priced fairly, within expected ranges, and that offers you the same value (if not more).
When you look at the potency of the product, application range (how widely it can be used or specifically ie. does it have multiple ways in which you can use it?), and the additional ingredients plus the benefits they offer. True high-grade products will offer you fair pricing for an exceptional product that contains specially selected premium ingredients.
This one is quite simple: How much product are you getting for the money you are paying? There is no real standard on the product volume or size for CBD topicals. This means that one supplier might have a tincture or serum in a 4oz / 120ml Bottle while another uses a smaller bottle which might deceive you into thinking the latter is cheaper. Always compare the same quantities to know when you are actually paying more than you should be.
Every CBD product should have recommended dosage information and potency information listed on the product packaging and their website.
This ‘serving size’ determines how much of the product you need to use in order for it to be effective. The lower the quality of the product, the more you will need to use in order to see results. You should not need to use a large amount of product to get the desired effects.
More than this, you will be able to calculate how many servings you will get out of any specific package ie. how many uses the product offers before you need to replace it. It goes without saying that a product that only houses 5 serving sizes is less desirable than a product of the same price range that offers 30 serving sizes and is more effective per dose.
Look at the information provided on the product label or online product page, there should be an indication of the CBD content within the product.
Our CBD Massage Oil for example offers 600mg of hemp extract per bottle of 4 fl oz (120 ml), which is 75mg of hemp extract per 0.5 oz.
Knowing the true amount of CBD in your product means that you will be able to determine which product offers you the best value and which product best suits the level of potency you need.
If your desired CBD topicals are using a range of high-quality, specialized ingredients, it is likely to be a higher value product; especially in comparison to the inferior, suboptimal topicals which do not offer any additional, beneficial, purpose-supporting, or complementary ingredients.
Making sure that your topicals have the best range of ingredients for your specific needs (and taking a look at the benefits of each of these key ingredients) will help you make an informed and tailored choice.
Always check the status of the business. Every brand should have a business license provided by their local state government authorizing them to manufacture/sell CBD.
Also, each product must be tested by a 3rd-party FDA-certified lab, if you do not see one offered, RUN.
Simply put, just make sure that these exist and that your CBD supplier has included these REQUIRED steps for product-quality control and insurance.
We use only USDA Certified Organic Hemp at Cannabidiol Life. You can read more about it in our section on Organic Hemp Review here. Make sure that the products you are using are truly what they are marketed as and that your supplier makes the best choice for you and for the planet when it comes to ethical and quality-driven CBD products.
How do other clients feel about your CBD provider or about the product you are hoping to buy? Is there a considerable lack of reviews for this product? What are the compliments or negative remarks the product has received? How has this product helped other people? Are there suggestions from other clients on how to use it or how they have used it for the best results?
This information can be extremely useful in helping you decide on not only the right product for your needs but the value of the product you are buying and whether or not there are additional considerations you may not have thought of when looking at a specific CBD topical product.
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Research seems to suggest that the major purported benefit of adding CBD to skin and beauty products is related to the compound’s natural soothing and nourishing properties.
When used topically, the combination of full-spectrum CBD and other natural ingredients suggests it promotes improved hydration and overall skin health, helping to avoid common problems like dryness, irritation, and other adverse reactions caused by daily stressors and environmental factors.
When applied topically, hemp-derived CBD is known to help against discomfort and fatigue. In fact, CBD is increasingly becoming more popular among athletes and fitness crowds thanks to its ability to support tired muscles and joints. CBD can be particularly useful for recovery sessions after workouts or as a supplemental treatment to help minimize discomfort after physically demanding activities.
Hemp-derived products are legal at the federal level thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp in the United States. However, we recommend checking your local hemp laws as some states and jurisdictions may have stricter regulations surrounding the use of hemp-derived products like CBD topical creams.
No, CBD products like our topical creams and balms will not get you high. While our products have tiny THC amounts, these fall within the legal limits (0.3%) established by federal regulations. When you order our CBD topicals, you can rest assured you are getting premium CBD products without any undesired side effects.
It’s no secret that CBD is also beneficial for pets like cats and dogs suffering from discomfort and minor aches. However, we recommend using CBD products specifically made for pets to ensure their safety and the best possible results.
While medical claims are not allowed, recent research (2020) suggests that over a short period of time, adding CBD to your skincare routine may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Any Cannabidiol topical may be purchased online or at various local locations across the United States. Now, if you are considering doing a search for “CBD topicals near me,” we have you covered with the following options:
Whether it is infused with CBD or not, it is always a good idea to do a light product application skin test before using/rubbing any topical product all over your body. While these concerns are extremely rare with minimal cause for alarm, you never know if any of the ingredients could cause you an allergic reaction.
We urge all our clients to practice good safety measures and best practice guidelines as suggested by our medical review team.
Lastly, we highly recommend that you seek professional care for any medical concern and that you consult with your care provider before using any new products or treatment protocols.
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