CBD topical creams, lotions and balms are great options for those who have physical ailments and skin conditions. Applied onto the skin via a cream, lotion, or balm, they’re convenient, user-friendly and can provide targeted relief.
There is little to no guesswork associated with dosing when it comes to topicals. You just use it as needed, as often as needed, directly on the spot that hurts.
The risk of testing positive on a drug test is also much lower with topicals than sublingual drops and other popular delivery methods. This is because the ingredients, including the trace amounts of THC in full spectrum topicals, generally don’t enter your bloodstream.
With so many CBD topical options to choose from, finding a quality product from a reputable company can be a little daunting.
In this article, we’re going to compare some of the most popular topicals right now (from cbdMD, Lazarus Naturals and Myaderm) to help you find a product that may be right for you.
cbdMD sells two broad spectrum topical products: CBD “Freeze” pain relief gel and CBD “Recover” inflammation cream.
Both the Freeze and Recover products are available in squeeze tubes. Freeze is also available as a roller-ball and Recover is also available in a tub. They are both available in varying strengths from 300mg up to 1500mg of CBD. So there’s a little bit of something to fit everyone’s needs and budget.
When deciding between the cbdMD products, consider the consistency you are looking for in the product and the desired “skin feel.” The Recover is a thick, rich cream, with an extensive ingredients list of things like Aloe, Vitamin B6, and Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). The Freeze is a light gel with a smaller list of ingredients, namely Menthol and Arnica.
Although the Recover also has things like Spearmint and Peppermint in the ingredients list, there is little to no “cooling” effect when applied to the skin. The Freeze, as the name implies, has an icy-hot cooling feeling on the skin. It is much lighter, and dries very quickly with little to no need to massage it into the skin.
If you want something with immediate cooling effects while you wait for the CBD to get to work, the Freeze may be a great choice. The roller-ball option makes it great for portability. If you want something more for daily use with other beneficial ingredients (possibly even for skin conditions) then you may prefer the Recover. The menthol in the Freeze may be too harsh for sensitive skin conditions.
As for scents, the freeze has a distinct menthol scent. The recover is much more fragrant due to its extensive list of ingredients.
We have a more extensive review of cbdMD’s most popular products, including these topicals, on our website here.
Interested in cbdMD products? Visit cbdMD.com and get 15% off all orders plus free U.S. shipping with coupon code “cbdoilusers” at checkout.
Lazarus Naturals CBD Topicals
Lazarus Naturals sells full spectrum CBD topical balms in 3 flavors: Cedar Citrus, Lavender, and Soothing Mint.
All come in the same available sizes and concentrations, 300mg of CBD in a 0.5 ounce tin or 1,200mg of CBD in a 2 ounce tin. So you’re main deciding factor should be not only the scent, but also the benefits you’re looking for from the differing ingredients.
CBD benefits aside, if you want something that is cool and soothing, go with Soothing Mint with its Menthol, Wintergreen Oil, and Red Pepper Extract. If you’re after something relaxing and sedating to use in the evening, consider the Lavender for its aromatic properties. For something more uplifting and energizing, the Cedar Citrus would be a good option.
With these balms, a little goes a long way. The balms are solid until they come into contact with excessive heat or your body. There is no “tacky” or “sticky” feel that you may commonly get with other topical lotions and creams.
Unlike the cbdMD topicals, which are broad spectrum, Lazarus Naturals topicals are all full spectrum and do contain trace amounts of THC.
Interested in Lazarus Naturals products? Visit Lazarus Naturals and get 10% off all orders with coupon code “cbdoilusers” at checkout.
Myaderm CBD Transdermals
Unlike cbdMD and Lazarus Naturals which also sell a variety of other CBD products (including sublingual drops and capsules), Myaderm has a much more narrow focus. They specialize in transdermal creams for a variety of different uses. In addition to their flagship CBD pain cream, they also offer a foot cream, sport cream and blemish control cream.
The distinct difference between Myaderm and topical options is that it’s not really a topical at all. Instead, it’s a transdermal cream. Transdermals penetrate through the skin into your bloodstream.
Since it’s a transdermal cream, Myaderm has the potential to benefit the user internally and not just externally.
With Myaderm, we generally recommend picking the product that has been formulated for your circumstances. Myaderm CBD pain cream is specially formulated for pain relief and inflammation. It’s commonly used by those suffering from arthritis, back and body aches, and muscle strains and sprains. Their CBD foot cream is aimed at moisturizing dry skin on feet and relieving tired, paiful feet. For skin conditions such as acne and blemishes, give the blemish cream a try.
When it comes to scent, Myaderm has the slightest hints of the extracts found in the chosen formula. The pain cream has a very light cooling effect. The texture itself has a creamy finish that absorbs relatively quickly.
Myaderm is a CBD isolate product so it has 0% THC. So even though it’s transdermal, there should be no risk of a positive drug test for THC.
Interested in Myaderm products? Visit Myaderm and get 10% off all orders plus free U.S. shipping with coupon code “cbdoilusers” at checkout..
Related article: “What’s the Difference Between Topical and Transdermal CBD Products”
Have you used any of the products mentioned above or other CBD topicals that you’ve had good success with? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
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