Exploring our CBD topicals
Why choose CBD cosmetics?
First and foremost, our cosmetics are made using either broad spectrum CBD or CBD isolate. That means that the hemp extract is processed to be pure, ensuring there's 0% THC. That means they will never get you high.
If you’ve not read Vitality CBD’s introductory introductory guide to CBD, we recommend that as a starting point, but if you want to learn more about how our CBD Skin Cream and CBD Muscle Balm work, we’re here to help.
Localised CBD skincare
The main factor that differentiates between each method of CBD consumption is bioavailability. Essentially, a compound’s bioavailability is the amount of it that can be absorbed into your circulatory system, and the rate at which this happens.
The more direct a path to the bloodstream, the higher the bioavailability, hence the use of IV drips in medical emergencies. As discussed in our article on e-liquids, vaping CBD has the highest bioavailability in our product range, due to the number of blood vessels found in the lungs.
By contrast, topically applied CBD will likely never reach the bloodstream, acting instead as targeted support for a specific portion of your skin.
Cosmetics and endocannabinoids
The key to understanding why a reduced bioavailability still makes external CBD application the right choice for you comes in the endocannabinoid system (read our guide to endocannabinoids).
In short, the endocannabinoid system is spread throughout a host of different organs, monitoring your bodily processes and ensuring networks like the nervous system operate correctly. It’s essentially an assistant manager, overseeing certain parameters like temperature without acting directly itself.
The body’s endocannabinoid system is the main means by which cannabinoids like CBD interact with our biology. If the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body are the keyholes, then cannabinoids can be seen as the keys.
Accordingly, whilst skin acts as a barrier to the circulatory system, the CBD is still able to interact with and support the endocannabinoid receptors present throughout the skin. Depending on your needs, even though the CBD has a lower bioavailability, this might be the right method for you.
How to apply CBD
This then leads to a subtle onset of the effects of CBD, taking around 60 minutes, and lasting up to 6 hours. Our cosmetics range can be used as frequently as necessary with no adverse side effects from CBD overuse.
CBD Skin Cream or CBD Muscle Balm?
Fortunately, given their different points of focus, this distinction is a little simpler than between our Oral Drops & Oral Spray, or our Whole Plant & Full Spectrum E-liquids. Likewise, to keep the purchase process hassle free, each of our cosmetics range only comes in one iteration.
CBD Skin Cream
As the name suggests, our CBD Skin Cream is designed with everyday skin care in mind. Not only does it utilise 300mg of CBD to support the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the skin, it also contains a unique blend of moisturising ingredients to ensure the cream works on two fronts.
These ingredients include sweet almond oil, beeswax, ginseng root extract, and chamomile flower extract, all bound together by a natural Green Tea and Lemon fragrance. Throughout our product range we generally foreground CBD and the hemp plant, but our CBD Skin Cream is concerned with a wider balance.
This balance manifests in the potent moisturising effects of each individual ingredient. By drawing these disparate but powerful properties together, alongside CBD’s impact, the potency of our Skin Cream’s essential care is amplified.
Prices start at £29.99. Purchase our CBD Skin Cream today.
CBD Muscle Balm
Like our CBD Skin Cream, our CBD Muscle Balm contains a cannabinoid rich hemp extract with 300mg of CBD to engage the body’s endocannabinoid system, simultaneously targeting receptors in your skin and muscles.
Vitality CBD’s specially curated CBD Muscle Balm is comprised of an extensively vetted series of ingredients, harnessing an array of organic extracts to further the natural properties of the hemp plant.
For example, the organic coconut oil we use is well known for its conductivity with CBD, and gives our balm its smooth and easy to applicate qualities. This is further enhanced by the blend of other organic oils, including argan, rosehip, geranium, eucalyptus and lavender.
Argan oil particularly is well known for its unsaturated fatty acids, as well as containing more antioxidants per ml than olive oil. Much like the entourage effect utilised in our broad spectrum CBD, the oils in our CBD Muscle Balm act together to achieve a greater effect than the sum of their parts.
Prices start at £29.99. You can purchase our CBD Muscle Balm here.
Learn more about CBD
Our current product range is a reflection of years of research and development, all guided by Vitality CBD’s central belief in the natural synergy of the hemp plant. That's why everything in our CBD shop has been tested thoroughly.
We also have category pages that cover each of our product ranges, including CBD e-liquids, CBD oils and CBD cosmetics, or if you just want to get a better overview on cannabidiol, see our beginner’s guide to CBD.
If you've got further questions about our cosmetics or CBD in general, our experienced team are always on hand to field any questions. Reach out to us on our contact page.
CBD and your health
In an exhaustive report, the World Health Organization has made a definitive statement on cannabidiol usage:
The evidence from well controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.
You can read the full report.
Whilst CBD has been declared safe for human consumption by the World Health Organization, we recommend you inform your doctor of your CBD intake, as it has the potential to interfere with other medication you may use.
Our cosmetics are designed for external use only, and should not be used around the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.