Last updated on January 19th, 2020
Can CBD Creams and Lotions Help With Skin Problems and Muscle Strains?
CBD is not just for vaping! It’s all because the public is looking for potentially healthier alternatives to both smoking and traditional medicines. Our review looks at CBD creams and lotions.
Although this area of research is still in progress, several cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (CBD), have been suggested as having beneficial effects for various skin and muscle conditions.
We do know that the skin contains cannabinoid receptors. Located throughout the body, they are part of the endocannabinoid system which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including pain-sensation and inflammation. The CB2 receptors are responsible for these activities.
All CBD Products Vary When it Comes to Purity and Effectiveness
While CBD creams, lotions and cleansers are now being used for alleviating many skin problems, muscle aches and cramps, not all CBD product formulas are the same. Until the FDA approves clinical trials, consumers can only rely on general information and the scores of personal testimonials available online.
Our reviewers tested many of the most popular CBD Creams and Lotions and selected the best performers.
The fact is, some products out there use low quality CBD. Others say their products have a high cannabinoid content, when in truth, they don’t.
All the CBD skin products reviewed here were chosen because…
- They Contain All-Natural CBD
- Each Product Page Links to a COA (CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS)
- The CBD Was Extracted from the Hemp Plant Using the CO2 Method Rather Than with Chemicals.
Here Are Recommendations for High Quality CBD Products For Skin Problems and Sore Muscles.
1 – CBD Genesis Pain Cream
Rated 5 stars by users, we found this non greasy, pleasant smelling cream worked well for both muscle pain, inflammation and insect bites. It contains 250mg of all natural, full spectrum CBD oil, and the product has also been lab tested.
Full spectrum CBD studies now show that CBD is more effective when it contains the full extract rather than just an isolate. You’ll get all the benefits of cannabidiol without any THC.
As an added bonus, CBD Genesis Pain Cream also acts as a skin moisturizer and natural exfoliant.
2- CBDfx CBD Hemp Cream
Like the CBD Genesis Pain Cream, a little goes a long way. We were surprised, since it is a bit less expensive and contains fewer mg’s of CBD. This topical cream also uses organic, full spectrum CBD. That means it has more of the hemp plant’s beneficial cannabinoids.
Just 1 pump provided relief for strained muscles and back pain. It works fast, but you may have to reapply it every 4-6 hours depending on your ailment.
Besides CBD, the cream also includes willow bark, menthol and caffeine. The menthol aroma is mild and dissipates quickly.
3- GRN CBD Topical Cream
This luxurious, all-natural, full spectrum CBD lotion comes in three pleasant scents – Lavender, Mint, and Coconut. Nothing is too overpowering and the 250mg CBD content is very helpful for hydrating your skin and relaxing tight muscles. It also helps stop the itch of insect bites!
I also like this cream because it does not contain menthol which can be a bit irritating if you have any abrasions or sensitive skin conditions.
GRN CBD Cream is priced reasonably so you can use it as you would any body lotion, from your neck to your toes. I love the non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly. Your skin won’t stick to your clothes or sheets!
4- JUST CBD Freeze Roll On
Don’t want to get your hands messy? Why not try a CBD roll on? JUST CBD Freeze Roll On is really clean and easy to use. What’s more, the ingredients include 350mg, all natural CBD. It’s fast acting too and the menthol scent isn’t overpowering like many traditional roll-ons used for pain.
I’ve really enjoyed the positive effects of the JUST line of CBD edibles (like their red licorice sticks), and their roll on cream is “just” as effective.
5- Reef CBD Cannatera Cleanser
My husband loves this mild CBD cleanser and uses it as body and face wash for his sensitive skin. There are no harsh ingredients and the CBD formula includes antioxidants.
While we can’t say any CBD is a “cure”, as a reviewer I can say that this product has really helps with skin problems (such as eczema and rosacea) if you use it regularly.
6- GRN CBD Bath Bombs
Although this product isn’t a cream, it does provide an easy, convenient way to relax tense muscles or to remove toxins after a workout or massage. Just drop 1 bomb into a hot bath and have a nice soak. The ball dissolves quickly and the concentrated CBD ingredients will enter the open pores of your skin.
The pleasant scent also provides a soothing aromatherapy.
There are six different scents offered, and they’re listed by the effect they deliver.
For example you can order “Rejuvenate” which is described as making you “feel younger, fresher, and more lively”.
I tried the “Relax” bomb which I found to be very stress relieving.
Each bomb contains 100mg of All Natural, 100% organic broad spectrum hemp extract, so the CBD includes cannabinoids from the hemp plant including CBN, CBG, and CBC – but zero THC.
It’s recommended to use the product for 2-3 weeks to experience the full spectrum of benefits.
7- WA Chocolate Mint CBD Foot Cream
Not only does this CBD cream smell heavenly, it contains a “healthy” 500mg of beneficial full spectrum CBD. Ingredients also include the homeopathic remedy arnica, plus cocoa butter, menthol and peppermint.
WA, by the way, is the Japanese term for harmony, balance, and serenity.
After an evening wearing high heels I need all of the above.
If you’re on your feet a lot, this luxurious, non greasy foot cream really does soothe and relax those tire tootsies.
Natural alternatives to pharmaceutical medicines are now readily available to consumers, including CBD creams, oils, lotions and even bath bombs. People are discovering the many benefits, as shown in recent clinical studies and the thousands of positive reviews you can find on-line.
This review focuses on CBD Creams, Lotions and Bath products known to relax muscles and alleviate many skin problems.
We chose different brands and CBD strengths, but limited our selections to products that were..
- All-Natural CBD
- Third-Party Lab Tested for Potency, Quality and Safety
- Extracted from the Hemp Plant Using the CO2 Method Rather Than with Chemicals
All performed well for pain management and muscle relaxation, although those containing over 100mg CBD produced results more quickly than others.
Have you tried any of these CBD for Skin Problems and Muscle Strains? We welcome your comments!