What are CBD Creams?

CBD Creams are a category of skincare products that utilise the wellness potential of CBD – one of the key ingredients found in the Cannabis Sativa or hemp plant. We infuse skin cream, which contains a whole host of popular and effective skincare ingredients, with high-quality, hemp-derived CBD extract to elevate it to the next level.

Growing evidence demonstrates the potential of CBD not only as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant but also as a great addition for the general upkeep of your skin. There’s no wonder this unassuming cannabinoid has found its way into skincare products across the board!

What are they used for?

CBD Creams can be incredibly versatile. They can be applied all over the body, from your ankles and knees to your hands, feet, and face! Nectar’s CBD Creams combine hemp-derived cannabidiol with other natural tried-and-tested ingredients to promote skin wellness everywhere.

Whether you are looking for a little extra hydration on your face or body, a localised injection of relief in your joints or muscles, or a boost of moisture in your hands and feet – our CBD Creams have got you covered!

How does CBD Absorb Topically?

CBD Creams are applied topically, which means rubbed into the skin. While this may seem like an ineffective way to apply CBD, it is actually a great way to deliver the cannabinoid and other active ingredients to a specific part of your body.

Allowing CBD Cream to soak into your skin – wherever on your body that may be – will deliver a dose of the cannabinoid exactly where you need it. We recommend applying to dry skin, sore joints, and sore muscles for the best results.

Is it Effective?

While there is still a lack of clinical literature on the benefits of CBD, there is an abundance of anecdotal evidence (and growing clinical evidence) to suggest that CBD can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine. This cannabis compound is known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturising properties which could make it the perfect ingredient for a huge selection of skincare products.

What is the Difference Between CBD and Hemp Creams?

The CBD extracts that are used in CBD products – including ours – are usually derived from low-THC cannabis known universally as hemp. This category of cannabis has been used in commercial skincare and wellness products for decades; so, what is the difference between CBD and Hemp Creams?

While hemp is known to have a number of skincare and wellness benefits of its own, these products usually contain little to no CBD. This is because hemp extracts used in these products are commonly derived from hemp seeds which hold very little of the cannabinoid. Nevertheless, hemp extracts contain an impressive number of essential nutrients which can be extremely beneficial to the skin.

On the other hand, CBD Creams contain a concentrated amount of CBD – typically extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. This means that CBD Creams offer the combined benefits of both hemp and CBD!

How are CBD Creams Made?

CBD Creams are made by infusing a formulation of skincare with a consistent dose of CBD, achieved by extracting the cannabinoid from CBD-rich parts of the hemp plant. This extract is then added to a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil before being combined with the other ingredients in order to form the final product. Other ingredients of CBD Creams may promote and the effects of CBD or offer a number of other benefits.

What are the Skincare Benefits of CBD?

As mentioned above, growing evidence continues to demonstrate CBD’s potential in contributing to skin health. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can be useful in reducing pain and irritation linked with acne, skin breakage, and dryness while also offering benefits to deeper layers of the tissue. A growing number of people are using CBD Creams both for surface-level inflammation as well as relief in joints and muscles. This anti-inflammatory potential may also be useful for the alleviation of some skincare conditions such as psoriasis and eczema*.

CBD and hemp extracts also contain a host of essential nutrients, including vitamins and fatty acids. These compounds are known to contribute to healthy skin by promoting hydration and expelling free radicals that can cause irritation and imperfections. CBD harness all these benefits and combine them with various other skincare essentials to create well-rounded products that are as effective as possible.

*CBD Creams and other products are not designed or recommended to replace the use of medical products for the treatment of any health condition.

Are CBD Creams Suitable for my Skin Type?

When trying out a new skincare product, one of the main things we consider is our skin type. Do you have dry skin? Oily? Or combination skin? In many cases, the answer to this question can determine whether a particular product will leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated or oily and clogged.

Luckily, CBD and hemp extracts are known for being hydrating but not heavy. This means that CBD Creams and other CBD skincare products are usually suitable for all skin types. What’s more, the anti-inflammatory potential of CBD means that this wonder compound is also suitable for sensitive skin. It is known for providing gentle hydration and relief from irritation that may be exacerbated by other skincare products.

CBD and Pain Relief

CBD products have become a popular option for many people looking for an alternative for their pain management – with fewer and less serious side effects. Evidence suggests that the anti-inflammatory potential of CBD can be useful in the management of a number of pain-related conditions, from skin complaints to muscle soreness.

CBD Creams and Balms may be particularly useful in this setting as they provide localised application with ease. Simply apply your CBD Cream directly to the affected area and allow it to fully soak in.

How Does CBD Skincare Work?

CBD skincare delivers the cannabinoid directly to a localised area, meaning that it is often more effectively absorbed and utilised for a specific complaint. But how does it actually work? Well, CBD interacts with a receptor system within our bodies known as the Endocannabinoid System. This system is known to play an important role in the regulation of various physiological and cognitive functions, including mood, pain reception, and temperature.

Endocannabinoid are expressed throughout the body, including in the skin. When CBD is applied topically, it is absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin where it can activate these receptors and trigger a number of processes which may be beneficial to skin health.

Are CBD Creams Legal?

Despite the ever-growing awareness and popularity of CBD, there are still many people who are concerned about the legality of CBD-based products. The ongoing association between CBD and cannabis continues to put some people off CBD Creams and the huge range of other products now available on the market.

But don’t worry! CBD is completely legal in the UK where recent legislation has introduced more thorough regulation on the industry. Nonetheless, it is recommended that you only purchase from trusted retailers to ensure compliance with manufacturing and regulation practices.

Will CBD make me High?

Another question that persists despite the ever-growing popularity of CBD is this: ‘Will it make me high?’. CBD products, when manufactured to legal and regulatory standards – whether full-spectrum CBD E-liquids, Isolates, or CBD Creams – do not produce the ‘high’ that is commonly associated with cannabis. This psychoactive effect is largely owed to the presence of THC – another cannabinoid found in cannabis but only produced in extremely low concentrations in hemp.

In the UK and Europe, there are extremely stringent measures on the amount of THC permitted in these products. Furthermore, the vast majority of CBD products available in the UK are made from hemp plants that contain no more than 0.2% THC.

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CBD Skincare has become a huge industry over the last few years and the versatility and potential of CBD Creams have made these products among the most popular. Discover the world of CBD skin wellness with our range of CBD Creams and Balms designed to deliver a measured dose of CBD directly where you need it most. We know you won’t regret it.

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