How to Choose the Right CBD Topical for Your Needs

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With so many options available, CBD topicals are becoming a popular go-to product for adults in the UK. From CBD creams and balms to bath bombs, face masks, and more, there’s a seemingly endless supply of topical CBD products. But how do you know which one is right for you? 

First, check the ingredients in the CBD topical you’re interested in and see if this product aligns with your wellness goals. For instance, if you’re interested in a CBD topical to help with minor aches and pains, maybe look into a CBD cream or CBD balm.** If you want to refresh your complexion with the help of CBD, a CBD face mask might be your best option.** It all begins with reading the product’s ingredients list and seeing if they match your wellness goals.

Sounds simple, right? It can be––for some CBD users. For others, because of the full range of CBD products, it can feel a little overwhelming. If that’s you, you might need a little more detailed information before deciding on a purchase. 

So, let’s look at the different types of CBD topicals, what makes them unique, and how to find the one that’s right for you! 

What Is CBD?

Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a cannabinoid found inside hemp and cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are a family of chemical compounds, and CBD is one of the most abundant. Others include CBG, CBN, CBC, and THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid. THC is the cannabinoid that produces cannabis’s notorious “high” feeling. 

When we formulate our CBD products, we use raw hemp plants. By its nature, hemp has low THC levels. Even though the plant doesn’t offer much of the psychoactive cannabinoid, we run the hemp extract through an additional filtration process and strip the plant’s THC molecules down to undetectable levels. So, you can enjoy CBD and its cannabinoid cousins without encountering detectable levels of THC. 

Your Endocannabinoid System

When you enjoy a CBD product, whether applied to your skin, ingested, or inhaled, the cannabinoids engage with a system that might be unfamiliar: your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). 

The ECS is a network of receptors that work to maintain homeostasis, or balance, within your mind and body. These receptors play a key role in sleep, appetite, energy, and mood. When you take a CBD product, the cannabinoids in that product engage with these receptors and boost their performance, inciting a cascade of wellness-boosting benefits.**

But the way cannabinoids from CBD topicals interact with your ECS is unique. They don’t react the same as CBD gummies and CBD capsules

What Are CBD Topicals?

CBD topicals provide an effective dose of cannabidiol that absorbs through the skin. After you apply CBD to your skin, the dermal cells usher the cannabinoids through to the underlying tissue, completely bypassing the bloodstream. This is how CBD’s calming properties reach minor aches and pains in your muscles and joints.**

When you eat a CBD gummy or capsule, the cannabinoids enter your bloodstream through your digestive tract. If you puff on a CBD vape, these compounds travel through the lungs before reaching the bloodstream. Cannabinoids from topical products don’t take this path. They avoid the bloodstream and absorb directly into the area where you applied the topical. 

So, unlike other CBD products, topicals let you localise CBD’s calming effects.** 

Types of CBD Topicals

Before you decide on a purchase, it’s essential to know the benefits and potential downsides of each CBD topical product. We carry four types of CBD topicals. 

CBD Creams

If you need help with minor aches and pains, we carry two CBD creams: Muscle & Joint CBG + CBD Cream: Heating Formula and Muscle & Joint CBD Cream: Cooling Formula. These CBD creams come in either a 1000mg or 3000mg bottle.

Our Muscle & Joint Heating Cream uses broad-spectrum CBD, CBG, and various healthful ingredients, like white willow bark and caffeine to accompany CBD’s natural effects on the body.** We also incorporate camphor oil to provide a gentle warming sensation at the targeted muscles.

Our second CBD cream is our CBD Muscle & Joint Cooling Cream. Made with high-quality, broad-spectrum CBD and similar healthful ingredients, this CBD cream uses menthol for cooling relief.**

CBD Balm 

Just take the lid off a CBD Balm Stick and rub the salve directly on any part of your body to experience CBD’s calming effects.** Our Muscle & Joint CBD Balm Stick uses broad-spectrum CBD and comes in a 750 or 3000mg stick. This soothing balm contains nourishing ingredients to help quiet minor aches and pains.**

The balm sticks’ small size allows them to fit in any gym bag easily!

We also offer our CBD balm in little, travel-sized tins. These come in either a CBD Muscle Balm or a CBD Calming Balm––both formulated with a host of healthful, active ingredients and 250mg of broad-spectrum CBD. 

CBD Masks

CBD face masks are a popular way to bring CBD’s wellness-boosting benefits to your complexion. CBD face masks have their own unique active ingredients that boost CBD’s effects on the skin.** They come as a lightweight sheet mask and are easy to use––only taking 10 minutes to enjoy.

In addition, we also carry CBD Foot Masks. These easy-to-use, slip-on booties use broad-spectrum CBD, hydrating botanicals, and relaxing lavender to promote softer, smoother skin in less than 20 minutes! 

CBD Bath Bombs

You can also take a relaxing CBD-rich soak with our CBD Bath Bombs. Both our CBD Bath Bomb formulas are formulated with CBD isolate. These formulas include:

  • Recharge
  • Soothing

Choosing the Right Topical CBD for You

So, how do you choose the right product for yourself? First, check the list of ingredients. Then, see if these ingredients align with your wellness goals. 

Check the Ingredients

By reading your topical’s list of ingredients, you’ll be able to see what its intended effects are. Some topicals use ingredients like camphor oil or menthol to provide a heating or cooling sensation on the body, while others use skin-softening essential oils. So, check the ingredients before you buy to understand what effects you can expect. 

Consider Your Wellness Goals

Next, what is your desired CBD experience? Whether you want to hydrate your complexion with a CBD face mask or de-stress after work with a CBD bath bomb, defining your goals before purchasing a topical CBD product is important. 

Check out our complete list of CBD topical products to find the one that’s best for you! 

CBDfx ProductType of TopicalType of CBD
CBD Muscle & Joint Cream: Cooling FormulaCBD CreamBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBG Muscle & Joint Cream: Heating FormulaCBD CreamBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBD BalmBroad-Spectrum CBD
Muscle & Joint CBD Balm StickCBD BalmBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBD Muscle Balm: Deep Tissue FormulaCBD BalmBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBD Calming Balm for Sensitive SkinCBD BalmBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBD Face MasksCBD MaskBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBD Foot MasksCBD MaskBroad-Spectrum CBD
CBD Bath BombsCBD Bath ProductCBD Isolate

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right CBD topical shouldn’t feel overwhelming. Hopefully, after defining the types of topical CBD products and how to find the one for you, you can feel confident browsing our best-selling CBD topical products.

Interested in a quicker onset of effects?** Check out our collection of CBD tinctures!