CBD Topicals: What’s the Difference?
CBD creams and lotions offer a fast-absorbing method for using CBD right where you need it. With skin-nourishing ingredients they provide hydration, while rich organic botanicals help to calm and support skin revitalization.
The primary difference between CBD creams, balms, and roll-ons is the base ingredients selected to deliver the hemp extract. Creams tend to have higher water content, using ingredients like aloe vera, emulsifiers, and thickeners. Balms typically contain ingredients like beeswax and shea butter and do not require emulsifiers or thickeners; roll-ons and patches incorporate essential oils that help to penetrate the skin.
Creams and lotions will cover a larger surface area, spreading across entire muscle groups and absorbing quickly with minimal residue. Balms tend to sink into the area where they are applied, absorbing more slowly and concentrating ingredients where it is applied. Roll-ons and patches incorporate stimulating and cooling essential oils, blending ancient aromatherapy practices with organic cannabinoid rich oil.