If you are new to CBD, choosing the right product can often feel overly complicated, especially when it comes to topicals. There are a myriad of different textures, ingredient combinations, and applications to choose from. So how do you find quality topical CBD in the UK?
The best place to start is determining exactly what application you want to apply to your skin — and where. Some of the most common types are:
- CBD Creams
- CBD Balms
- CBD Gels
- CBD Moisturisers
While many perceive these products as interchangeable, they all function uniquely. To learn more about the varieties of CBD topicals on offer and how each is used, keep reading our topical overview.
CBD creams are by far the most common topical you’ll find on the market. Most of us know them as a soft creamy formula that is easily applied to the skin. Creams are, in fact, semi-solid emulsions made up of water and oil. Not only can they cleanse, but they can also aid in moisture retention.
At Provacan we sell a variety of easy-to-use creams. These include our:
- Babysoft Cream (100mg)
- Sun Cream (50mg)
- Age Control Eye Cream (100mg)
All of these are designed to be used in the same way. Apply a liberal amount of cream, and massage over the desired entire until the product has been thoroughly absorbed.
Balms are similar to creams in that they are applied to an area of skin, but their formulation is somewhat different. Balms often feel waxy and firm to the touch, before softening in response to the high temperature of our body. Similar to creams, balms consist of water, oil, and waxes. However they often contain substantially less water content, which gives them a firmer texture.
For a smooth application, we recommend rubbing your finger along the surface of the balm to begin melting the wax. Once enough balm has melted onto your finger, massage it into your skin. The benefit of using any balm is that the wax content creates a sealant effect on the skin’s surface; this means retaining moisture and keeping your skin hydrated. Balms are particularly useful for active lifestyles, such as avid gym-goers.
Unlike balms, CBD topical gels have very high water content. In fact, they are more similar to a liquid than a solid. They often appear translucent and watery to the eye, and they can be absorbed very quickly by the skin – even faster than creams.
Similar to creams and balms, gels retain moisture very well, which makes them excellent for the skin. However, while some creams and balms leave a greasy residue, gels leave no trace on the skin surface.
Other Topical Products
At Provacan, we believe in first-class innovation. In addition to our traditional creams and balms, we offer unique CBD products such as bath salts, massage oils, and CBD shampoo.
It’s easy for brands to recreate the same products over and over again. That’s why it’s important for us to think outside of the box when it comes to product creation. Doing so also gives customers the opportunity to try CBD-based products that truly fulfill a purpose.
For example you’ll find this to be true of our CBD shampoo, which is designed to nourish and condition tired hair. Our unique formula contains rich ingredients like omega oils and vitamin F, which help strengthen roots (and of course, they also leave your hair smelling great as well).