Cannabis creams: here are five benefits for the skin

Cannabis creams: here are five benefits for the skin

Modified on: 19/04/2024


Innovative ingredients periodically appear in the cosmetics industry, promising to improve the quality of the skin like never.

It is the time of legal hemp, a plant with a thousand properties that are making a big splash and is becoming the mainstay of many creams and ointments.

Thanks to their success, cannabis creams are also becoming very popular among stars: Mandy Moore, for example, uses them to soothe her feet after wearing heels, Dakota Johnson uses them to relax and moisturize her skin while travelling…

But are these cannabis creams effective?

What benefits can they bring to our bodies?

Here are five outstanding potentials of cannabis creams and some explanations on their use.

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When you hear about cannabis creams, you, like many other people, have probably wondered whether this is the latest marketing ploy to sell more cosmetics or whether these innovative products can benefit your skin and body in general.

Well, this time, it’s all true (provided, of course, that you are dealing with quality creams).

The strengths of cannabis cream (and we’re talking about legal, THC-free cannabis) are the precious and highly biocompatible hemp oil content and the cannabidiol content, also known as CBD, the world’s most studied and appreciated non-psychotropic cannabinoid.

CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system, which has receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Therefore, when applied to the skin via the cream, it can affect the cells in the areas in question.

That said, let’s discover the main benefits of hemp creams.

1—Analgesic power

Cannabis creams, particularly those that include cannabidiol (CBD) in their list of ingredients, are very effective in alleviating pain caused by various ailments.

For example, hemp pain cream is beneficial for people living with arthritis and people suffering from nerve problems and the typical acute pain of neuralgia.

It is also excellent for soothing muscle and joint pain, whether caused by intense physical activity or severe illness.

2—Anti-inflammatory power

As well as soothing pain, hemp creams are also an exceptional remedy for red and irritated skin. It is due to their anti-inflammatory power, a characteristic that makes them perfect for those suffering from acne, psoriasis, eczema, or rashes of various kinds.

3—Antioxidant and anti-ageing power

From the seeds of the CBD hemp plant, it is possible to extract a very precious oil that is an exceptional supplement and acts as a natural beauty elixir for the skin.

This oil is rich in linoleic acid, omega 3, omega 6, vitamins and minerals, making it very similar to the structure of natural skin lipids. Therefore, adding it to body cream helps to delay oxidative processes and skin ageing.

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4—Moisturizing action

Cannabis creams have proved remarkable for treating dry and dehydrated skin. Using them strengthens the skin barrier, and the skin remains moisturized for longer.

5—Sebum-normalizing action

Although cannabis creams have strong emollient and elasticizing properties, they have also proved to be excellent sebum-normalizing products, suitable for those who tend to have oily skin or suffer from acne.

In addition to creams, the potential of cannabis is also beginning to be exploited in head and hair cleansing products to balance the scalp.


Is CBD cream legal in Switzerland?

Having established the usefulness of cannabis creams, it is now essential to understand whether there is a risk of getting into trouble with the law by using them (it wouldn’t be great to end up behind bars because of face cream, would it?).

For cannabis creams and cannabis cosmetics in general, to be considered legal, they must first be free of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive substance produced by this plant species.

To this end, only legal cannabis genetics are cultivated, i.e., hemp plants that develop by producing very low percentages of THC and higher quantities of cannabidiol.

But that’s not all. According to European regulations, before cannabis- and CBD-based cosmetics can be marketed, they must undergo a rigorous process.

Companies producing cannabis creams must have a fully compliant laboratory and test the products. In addition, both the test results and the cosmetics ingredients must be recorded in an official document, which is critical to have a clear picture of the safety and legality of the products in question.

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To conclude

Now you too should have a clearer idea about hemp cream and its benefits.

Nowadays, many people buy such products or decide to make their hemp cream by simply adding CBD oil or hemp seed oil to their regular cosmetics.

If you’re curious to try hemp creams yourself, feel free to do so: as we made clear in the last paragraph, these cosmetics, if compliant, can be purchased legally.

That said, if you are an admirer of the hemp plant and would like to collect some of its derivatives, we invite you to visit our online store.

Choose from CBD buds, CBD oil and CBD hash, and you are sure to find what you are looking for.

We look forward to seeing you in our CBD cannabis shopSee you soon!