Things To Consider When Choosing CBD Lotion

Updated on November 27, 2020
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CBD products are all over the world right now. By the looks of it, there’s no stopping its growth in popularity. Since many states continue to legalize CBD, its number of loyal patrons will only increase. Apart from the obvious types of CBD products, such as pills, capsules, and other edibles, there’s one kind that’s also worth exploring: CBD skincare.

For those who wish to opt for a more natural skincare routine, CBD skincare may be the key since it’s filled with all the natural benefits that CBD oil brings. Plus, it’s free from the harmful effects that chemicals may bring. Hence, for everyday use, CBD lotions are a favorite. 

Since there are many to choose from, which may seem like you just don’t know what to do, finding the right CBD lotion for you should be a careful and well-thought process. 

Here’s a look at what you should consider before making any final decisions about which one to purchase.

1. The Ingredients

It’s important to look for ingredients that are natural and safe to use. But most skincare lotions have additional ingredients to come up with the salve itself.

The safest ingredients are found in herbal and natural products, so it’s important that you check the labels before you decide which lotion to buy. Remember that you’re switching to CBD lotions because it’s all-natural. Hence, all the accompanying ingredients should also be natural.

Additionally, avoid those with artificial fragrances and dyes. It’s best if you go for a scentless product because the natural fragrance will be much more appealing. You also want to make sure that your skin is getting the right amount of moisture. 

Moreover, artificial fragrances and dyes might contain chemical compounds that can interfere with CBD or hemp cream. If you can go around without the artificial fragrances and dyes, then go for it.

2. The Process Of Growing The Hemp

CBD lotions have CBD oil as its main ingredient, which comes from the hemp plant. Hence, to complete a very effective cycle, you have to go back to the very beginning. Double-check on the process of how the hemp is grown to ensure that it’s free from exposure to chemicals, such as pesticides.

To ensure the best quality of the CBD in your lotion, it has to be organic. One of the distinct characteristics of hemp is its ability to soak up everything in the soil that its planted in, both good and bad. On the negative, it means that whatever chemicals are in your soil, it’ll go to your hemp plant.

High-quality CBD lotions are those that are free from this exposure. Rather, to ensure its supreme quality, the soil is filled with organic nutrients.

3. The Skin Type It’s Suited For

For you to stay on the safe side and ensure that your CBD product is going to work for you, you have to double-check and see that it’s suitable for all skin types. That way, your skin won’t react adversely to the CBD lotion.

Many lotions do work on dry and oily skin, but a cream that’s meant to work for everyone will work better. You want a product that’s effective for your specific skin type and one that won’t irritate your skin too much. 

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4. The Kind Of CBD Used

There are generally two variants of CBD lotions out in the market today: isolates and broad-spectrum. While these two are still very effective, the type that’s highly recommended is broad-spectrum.

Unlike isolates, broad-spectrum CBD products still contain at least a hundred more different cannabinoids, which, when kept together in a product, produces better results.

5. The Availability Of Third-Party Lab Test Results

In terms of quality, the best CBD lotions are always those that have undergone third-party lab testing. As its name implies, this means that the CBD product itself was tested in a third-party laboratory for quality check. This ensures that whatever the company puts on the label as the ingredients they claim the CBD product has is true.

With a third-party lab test result, you can enjoy a higher guarantee that the CBD products you’re taking are absolutely safe. 

6. The Budget You Have In Mind

When there are so many CBD products out there for you to choose from, you’re guaranteed to surely find a CBD lotion that fits your budget. You don’t have to unnecessarily pressure yourself and immediately pay for a CBD lotion that’s way more than what you can afford.

Remember that a hefty price tag doesn’t always necessarily equate to quality. There are still many good quality CBD products you can go for that aren’t as expensive as others are. The key is for you to balance out the price, with the brand’s promise, name, and overall reputation.

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, there are some great discount brands out there that are made from all-natural, hypoallergenic ingredients. It’s important to be aware of the ingredients and the company’s reputation before you make a buying decision.

7. The Extraction Process

When choosing CBD lotions, the extraction process is an important factor to have in mind. The extraction process can have a profound influence on the overall quality of the CBD lotion.

This is because you have to make sure that during the extraction process, there are no other additional chemicals placed. Otherwise, the harsh chemicals can hamper the overall quality of your CBD lotion.

Among all the extraction processes that are commonly used with CBD, the best and the safest is C02 extraction. This is a natural extraction process that ensures all of the beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids are well-preserved.


All these factors considered, the most important tip for you to remember is to never skimp on quality. It’s easy to get products that look good, but you might not get the results you’re expecting. 

While there are many CBD products out in the market today, not all of these are equal, quality-wise. Find a cream or lotion that contains all-natural ingredients and a gentle texture.

The Editorial Team at Healthcare Business Today is made up of skilled healthcare writers and experts, led by our managing editor, Daniel Casciato, who has over 25 years of experience in healthcare writing. Since 1998, we have produced compelling and informative content for numerous publications, establishing ourselves as a trusted resource for health and wellness information. We offer readers access to fresh health, medicine, science, and technology developments and the latest in patient news, emphasizing how these developments affect our lives.