CBD Topical Review

Another CBD Topical Review?

You got it! This time around, we’ve each tested a different CBD topical to bring you our thoughts on our best-sellers. While we couldn’t cover every single one, we’ve tried a diverse range to assist you in finding the perfect fit. These CBD topical reviews reflect our personal opinions and experiences. We’re not medical professionals, and each of us has unique areas we seek relief for. Hopefully, you’ll resonate with one of our reviewers. If you have more questions about our experiences or opinions on a specific topical, feel free to reach out!

The Team: CBD Topical Reviews

All of us at GWL struggle with different skin concerns and no matter the age, acne affects all 3 of us. Brandy has dryer skin, Hannah has dry to combination skin, and Cara also has combination skin. The Charlotte’s Web CBD cream is formulated with aloe vera, coconut oil, oat extract, sea buckthorn oil, and full spectrum hemp extract.

Not only does each product have a rather large amount of CBD present, but there are a lot of natural skin loving ingredients that can aid with acne, discoloration, clogged pores,  and aging. Our skin takes a lot of wear and tear, especially in the summer months, and these products can help protect against that.

If you have troubled skin, or not, you may benefit from including CBD into your skincare routine. All of us have fallen in love with some part of this skincare line and none of us can imagine our skin without it.

Cara: CBD Topical Reviews

Packing a whopping 1500mg I love, love, love the Huron Hemp Hand & Body cream Max + Strength. We lovingly coined it “Jesus” cream about a year ago.

I started using it for my psoriasis on my knees and found I could stop using my steroid cream. Applying a small amount daily cleared up my itchy patches. Whenever I stopped using the salve, the symptoms returned. Because the ingredients are all-natural, I began using it for various issues. It works great for achy knees, hands, rashes, burns, and dry skin. Even my husband tried it for his poison ivy and loved it. In our house, we joke that Hand & Body Cream Max + Strength is our go-to, like Windex in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”! Whether you believe in miracles from Jesus, Gandhi, Marie Curie, or Nikola Tesla, try it yourself and let us know what you think!

Brandy: CBD Topical Reviews

So now you’ve heard about our favorite lotions and salves (oh my!)  Let’s chat about the other option to absorb CBD through our largest organ, our skin. That option is a CBD patch. The first transdermal patch was actually approved by the FDA in 1979 to deliver a drug that helped with motion sickness.  While the FDA has not approved any CBD patches, they do approve of the delivery method. So that’s a start, anyhow. A patch is basically a large piece of sticky plastic that’s infused with CBD that you can stick anywhere on your body.  Many people like to stick them in venous areas. We also tell people to get them in the right hemisphere – if pain is upper body, apply the patch there. If it’s lower back, feet or ankles, applying to the low back is generally a great fit. Patches can also help with headaches or migraines if applied to neck area and we have seen some benefits for people with feet nephropathy by cutting a patch in half and applying to tops of feet.

Patches are known for a few benefits :

  • Rapid absorption
  • Slow delivery
  • Discrete delivery

Here are our patch options :

  • CBD Living – 100mg Nano CBD, 96 hour time frame

    • Pros
      • Great fit for someone that needs a 0 THC product
      • Strongest mgs
    • Cons
      • Larger patch size
      • Isolate-based CBD may not always be as effective for pain as a full-spectrum (whole plant) option
  • Mary’s Nutritionals – 20mg full-spectrum patch, 8-12 hour time frame

    • Pros
      • Least likelihood of irritation from material
      • Small patch footprint
    • Cons
      • Higher cost per day than other options
  • Pure Ratios – 40mg full-spectrum patch, 72-96 hour time frame

    • Pros
      • Time release makes it longest lasting option
      • Small patch footprint
    • Cons
      • Longer time frame makes it a poor fit for people with sensitive skin

Of this list, Pure Ratios is definitely the top seller.  We’ve got people that use them as a CBD booster for muscle aches and pains or swelling (like me) and others that use these patches as their only source of CBD.  I really like the “set it and forget it mentality.” Patches provide a great jump into topical CBD and they’re also a baby step for people who want to try CBD, but are a little bit nervous about trying a new internal supplement. If that describes you, maybe a patch or another topical is a great start!

Now you!

Hopefully after hearing our experiences with these different topicals, you have a better idea as to what is going to be a good fit for you. We look forward to hearing all about your experiences and hopefully we can all find a little relief together.

By the GWL team

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