Can a topical cannabis cream work for acne?

A study within the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National Institute of Health found that CBD or cannabidiol, may treat acne effectively.The study states; “Collectively, our findings suggest that, due to the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative, and antiinflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgarism.” This is good news!

There are a multitude of new beauty products hitting the shelves or recently released that contain cannabis sativa, or hemp seed oil, in a number of cosmetic regimes. It is widely considered an anti inflammatory, an anti bacterial and also has hypoallergenic properties. It has many claims to fame including helping with acne, blemishes, rashes, sun burn, blisters and insect bites. It is also high in antioxidants.

Overall, the powerful combination of cannabinoids within marijuana treat skin conditions and may even have the ability to make skin look younger. Dermatologists say that topical solutions are where the effects will be seen on the skin as opposed to smoking it. If you’re interested in reading more, this recent article was posted on the HelloMD H&W blog: https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/573e5e4d6794030008000082/diy-recipe-hemp-facial-oil-thats-healing-and-moisturizing


We have heard mixed results about cannabis creme and acne. As with all cannabis products, its important to remember that it’s whole plant medicine and works to varying degrees based on many other factors.

Full spectrum extracts are the most effective. A product with the acidic cannabinoids applied twice daily, coupled with our All Better Balm have seen good results when used in combination.


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