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CBD Topicals and Their Benefits

In our last blog post, we talked about a few of the different ways that you can enjoy the benefits of CBD without having to smoke it. One of the methods that we discussed was topical use. Now, over the years we have seen CBD topicals advance in countless ways only to find that there are more and more benefits that are still to be uncovered. In today’s blog, we are going to go over a few of the benefits to using a CBD topical. Let’s first, however, talk a little bit more about what a CBD topical is considered and the places that it can be applied.

Defining a CBD Topical

As the name alludes, a CBD topical is going to be a product with CBD infused into it. These types of products are designed to be applied to the body. These products are ideal for individuals who are looking to take advantage of the benefits of CBD without experiencing the euphoria that is associated with cannabis. 

Some of the most common products include oils, lotions, creams, soaps, and the like. By applying these products topically, your skin absorbs the ingredients, and you are able to enjoy the countless benefits that CBD is known for.

How CBD Topicals Work

Topicals provide you with the benefits of CBD without consumption and without the euphoria. So 

how do they work? These products work by binding to our body’s network for receptors called CB2. These receptors are all over our bodies and are activated by our body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids. When a CBD topical is applied, the THC within the product will work its way to your CB2 receptors, which tell your immune system, nervous system, and gastrointestinal system how to function. 

CBD topicals will only go as far as to connect with the CB2 receptors, which is why there isn’t a “high” associated with these products. It’s the CB1 receptors that give your body that euphoric feeling.

Areas to Apply CBD Topicals

The great thing about CBD topicals is that there are so many different places that you can apply them, it really makes it easy to take advantage of the benefits that they offer. Some of the most common places that they are applied include:

  • Temples
  • Neck
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Wrists
  • Soles of feet
  • Back of heel/foot
  • Shoulders
  • Face
  • Knuckles
  • And more!

With endless opportunities of places that topicals can be used, it’s hard not to be curious about the benefits associated with these products, so let’s talk about them.

Benefits of CBD Topicals

A factor that makes topical CBD so intriguing is the fact that it can be applied directly to the area that you’re hoping to see these benefits. Rather than taking Advil that may or may not make its way to your arthritis or taking vitamins whose benefits are dispersed throughout the body, you can apply these products directly to the area that is in need of the benefits the most. With that being said, here are three of the most common benefits tied to CBD topicals.

Inflammation and Soreness

Whether you’re an athletic individual that likes to run a couple of hours every morning or you’re still experiencing pain from an injury that happened years ago, CBD oil and topicals are known for helping with inflammation and soreness. Apply this to your joints or muscles that are tense, and the CBD characteristics will help to reduce inflammation, thus helping to minimize the pain. Ointments and lotions are incredibly popular among individuals with arthritis or individuals who are physically active and need some help soothing their muscles after an intense workout.


Regardless of where you live, moisture is something that we all struggle with. Whether you’re looking to moisturize your face, hands, lips, or hair, topical CBD products are a great way to do that. These products are known for preventing dryness from happening, which is exactly why topical CBD products have become more and more popular in the beauty industry. 

Skin Conditions

Moisture is one of the many ways that CBD topicals have shown to help with dermatology related issues, but it’s certainly not the only way. Dermatologists are still discovering the various ways that CBD can be used to help with certain skin conditions, but thus far these products have been included in products that are designed to help with acne, anti-aging, and sensitive skin. As a whole, these products have shown to provide skin with soothing properties that make it less likely for your skin to act out.

Setting Expectations

There are various ways that adding a CBD topical into your routine can prove to be beneficial, but it’s important to note that it’s not magic. While CBD topicals can help with moisture, inflammation, and pain, these products are not magic. Depending on the concentration of the product and the severity of the symptoms that you’re hoping it will help with, results will vary. Setting clear expectations up front can help you recognize the benefits more clearly.

Shop Refine Pharmaceuticals

Refine Pharmaceuticals is known for carrying some of the best CBD oil around. Whether you’re looking for moisturizer with CBD in it, ointment to help with pain, or oil that you can apply directly to your skin, we’ve got you covered. Browse the variety of CBD products that we have available for purchase online, and keep up with our blog if you’re interested in learning more about CBD products and their benefits.