CBD-infused creams and topicals offer an innovative way to apply a targeted dose of CBD wellness to any part of your body, boosting skin health while relieving other common topical concerns.
At CBD Shopy, we go above and beyond to give you access to safe, legal, quality CBD creams. In consultation with medical cannabis expert Prof. Michael Barnes we formulated quality assessment criteria for sourcing CBD creams & topicals for our online store. Here’s what we look for in a top CBD topical.
📊 Lab reports - As CBD is absorbed into your body, you should have complete confidence that you know what is in the products you’re taking. Independent lab reports help here and, as a minimum level of quality, CBD brands should have the contents of their products verified by independent laboratories. All the products in our list meet this requirement and the reports are readily available from either CBD Shopy or the company directly.
🌱 Organic hemp - The choice of hemp makes a difference in the quality of the CBD product. We ensure the brands listed in our store use hemp that is organically grown in regulated jurisdictions, using natural farming methods, ensuring the end products is free from potentially harmful chemicals like pesticides.
🔬 Extraction method - The extraction method in which the CBD products are made will play a role in the quality of the final product. Most commonly, a supercritical CO2 extraction method is used, which preserves many of the plant’s natural compounds. We have used this as a baseline for all manufacturers on our list.
🏭 Manufacturing standards - Whilst food supplements do not need to adhere to the same level of lab certification as pharmaceutical products, we ensure our manufacturers strive for the best standards. This includes Good manufacturing practices (GMP) & ISO-certification. A clean and highly accurate lab will deliver better products.
⭐ Customer satisfaction - How other people rate a product/company is often a decisive factor when we make a buying decision. Quality speaks for itself and a top company with beneficial CBD products should be receiving fantastic feedback from existing customers. All brands listed in our store are highly rated on 3rd party review platforms such as Trustpilot, Yotpo & Google Reviews.
🥇 Industry association - Though not completely necessary, CBD brands who proactively co-operate and consult with leading authorities in the UK cannabis industry from associations to doctors & researchers show genuine concern towards their customer's wellness.
💷 Price - You want to know you’re getting good value for your money. Balms and creams tend to come in a variety of sizes so, to compare like-for-like, we’ve broken the cost down to price per mg of CBD. The creams in our store offer a great price per mg of CBD in relation to UK market averages.
CBD Cream FAQ
What is CBD Cream?
CBD is one of 133 cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. These natural substances are responsible for the many health benefits of cannabis.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the cannabinoid most people are familiar with — CBD is non-psychoactive. In other words, it doesn’t make you high. This explains why an increasing number of people in the UK and across the world are using CBD to support their well-being.
There are many ways to take CBD, including CBD-rich hemp oil, vape juice, capsules, edibles, and even sprays. Although CBD hemp oil is the most popular option, you may be surprised to learn that you can also use CBD-infused creams and other topical (applied to the skin) products such as transdermal patches.
The typical CBD cream includes a cream base of water, oil, emulsifiers, and thickening agents mixed with CBD-rich hemp extract. CBD creams can be used as both a cosmetic skin product, as well as a way to apply the soothing and relaxing benefits of CBD in a specific part of the body.
CBD cream VS CBD oil – Which is better?
Unlike CBD oil, CBD creams act on the localised area where they were applied instead of affecting the whole body. This is because little to no CBD from creams and other topical products reaches the bloodstream.
Instead, topical CBD acts on cannabinoid receptors in the immediate area where it was applied, offering location-specific benefits.
How much CBD cream should I use?
CBD Dosage is a bit tricky with CBD creams because you can’t easily control it like with CBD oils or capsules. Having said that, the ideal solution is to apply just enough cream for you to be able to rub over the desired area. If it’s not enough, you can always apply more.
How to use CBD cream?
Apply generously to the target area of clean skin and gently massage the cream (or other topical forms such as balm or ointment) into the skin for optimal absorption and effects.
How long for CBD cream to work?
Topical CBD products take about 20-60 minutes to start working.
Do CBD creams have any side effects?
CBD and other hemp compounds do not have any notable side effects when applied to your skin.
However, it is normal for some individuals with sensitive skin to experience burning, itching, or irritation as a result of an allergic reaction to some non-hemp ingredients, such as beeswax.