7 Best CBD Creams, Topicals, Lotions Reviewed for 2022

7 Best CBD Creams, Topicals, Lotions Reviewed for 2022

7 Best CBD Creams, Topicals, Lotions Reviewed for 2022

CBD skincare is more popular than ever before. Not only do CBD skincare brands and products outshine the biggest names in the beauty and cosmetics industry, but these so-called big names are jumping on the CBD bandwagon and bringing out new CBD infused products to remain at the top. However, while having so many options is great, how do you sift through the abundance of products on the market and separate the blah from the best CBD creams? It’s not easy, which is why we’ve gone ahead and made things simpler for you.

Here, we bring you the best CBD creams, topicals and lotions people have been raving about these past few months. Because life is too short to be using mediocre products.

Best CBD creams of 2022

There are a lot of great picks on the market, but these are seven of the very best CBD creams and topicals you should take note of this year. We’ve split the list into several parts, so you can go straight to the cream or topical that has the benefits you’re looking for.

Best CBD cream for rosacea

Rosacea is a common long-term skin condition that causes facial flushing or blushing and visible blood vessels. Sometimes, small pus-filled bumps can also appear. Symptoms can flare up for months at a time and then disappear for a while.

The symptoms of rosacea are all linked to an inflammatory response that is out of balance. This makes CBD, a cannabinoid with known anti-inflammatory properties enhanced by anti-microbial properties, ideal for helping relieve the symptoms of rosacea. 

Besides being painful, rosacea can also cause the skin to become irritated and itchy, which, as you might expect, can aggravate the condition. Fortunately, CBD is anti-pruritic, which means it can help stop irritation at its source and relieve the itchiness. 

While there is currently no cure, you can take steps to make living with rosacea much more manageable, such as investing in a CBD cream that is specifically formulated to help with the symptoms of Rosacea. And few products can do it better than Poko’s Light Hydrating Moisturiser.  

Light Hydrating Moisturiser


Infused with CBD, Poko’s Light Hydrating Moisturiser keeps skin hydrated without clogging pores and improves the appearance of your skin while addressing the redness and roughness associated with rosacea. 

The silky cream smooths on effortlessly, and the lightweight formula means it sinks straight into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.

Besides helping with the symptoms of rosacea, the Light Hydrating Moisturiser has several other benefits, such as helping skin retain moisture and combating dryness and the signs of ageing.

Offering instant hydration and soothing stressed-out skin, you get so much more than you bargained for with this potent product, which makes it our top pick for rosacea. 

Pros

  • Lightweight texture - doesn’t leave skin feeling greasy or heavy
  • Helps skin retain moisture
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Helps relieve symptoms of rosacea such as redness and roughness
  • Softens and smooths skin
  • Protects skin from pollutants
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

Cons

  • Can be used up fairly quickly

Best CBD cream for psoriasis

Millions of people have psoriasis, from Cara Delevingne to the guy next door. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition that causes itchy, red, scaly patches throughout the body, especially on the knees, elbows and scalp. It goes through cycles, flaring up for a few weeks or months before going into remission for a while. Unfortunately, there is no cure, and those that live with it have to try various treatments to keep their psoriasis in check. 

Some studies show that CBD may help treat the symptoms of psoriasis, such as redness and itchiness, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help relieve painful, itchy flare-ups.

If you’re looking to stay on top of your psoriasis flare-ups and not let it get you down, one cream you should not miss out on is the Hempsoriasis Balm.

Hempsoriasis Balm


Poko's Hempsoriasis Balm is a total game-changer. Not only can it soothe painful, itchy flare-ups, but it can also reduce the frequency and severity of them while keeping skin hydrated. Unlike many other psoriasis creams, the lightweight Hempsoriasis Balm absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Instead, skin is left feeling soothed, and the redness so typical of the condition is reduced.

Infused with all-natural ingredients, such as calendula oil and apricot kernel oil, this CBD balm does incredible things to your skin. The combination of hand-picked ingredients works together to help prevent and soothe redness, irritation and textured skin.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Helps relieve symptoms of psoriasis such as irritation and redness
  • Provides immediate hydration
  • Works quickly
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

Cons

  • Above average price. However, you get what you pay for, and since this is a phenomenal product, it makes sense that it costs a bit more.

Best CBD cream for acne

Acne occurs when the skin generates too much oil, resulting in spots or breakouts on the skin. If these spots get inflamed, they can turn the bright red that we associate with acne. Acne is most commonly found on people's faces, but it is also common in other areas of the body, such as the chest or back.

Most studies surrounding CBD as a potential treatment for acne focus on CBD's ability to inhibit processes that can cause acne, such as the overproduction of oil. One study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found evidence that CBD can suppress oil production and help soothe inflammation of sebum-producing glands thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers came to the conclusion that CBD may be able to treat acne, but much more research is needed before we can corroborate their findings.

Azelaic Acid Spot Gel


Whether you’re suffering from adult acne or the breakouts from puberty are still going strong, our Azelaic Acid Spot Gel will become your new best friend. The spot gel addresses stubborn acne without overdrying the face, while also preventing fresh breakouts.

A combination of acne-fighting ingredients, such as CBD isolate, potassium azeloyl diglycinate (a water-soluble azelaic acid derivative) and retinol, makes the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel a powerhouse for treating - and preventing - breakouts. Vitamin A (retinol) is especially important in this product as it helps with clogged pores and excess sebum production, which can trigger a breakout. It gently exfoliates the skin, encouraging healthier, renewed cell growth.   

The Azelaic Acid Spot Gel is quickly making a name for itself as the new go-to treatment for dealing with acne flare-ups and spots.

Pros

  • Leaves skin clear and bright
  • Unclogs pores
  • Addresses hyperpigmentation from acne scars
  • Hydrates skin without clogging pores
  • Gently exfoliates
  • Encourages healthier skin cell growth
  • Helps soothe inflammation
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

Cons

No apparent cons.

Best CBD cream for eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition where areas of skin become inflamed, itchy, and rough. There are different types of eczema, each with its unique set of symptoms, but they all have redness, itching, dry skin, and rashes in common.

As mentioned repeatedly, CBD has anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic properties that can help people suffering from pain and itching caused by eczema. However, there is very little research on topical CBD and eczema. One study published in Clinical Therapeutics indicates that CBD topicals help clear skin and reduce irritation caused by eczema. At the same time, other research suggests that CBD has anti-microbial properties that kill staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that can infect the skin of people with eczema and trigger flare-ups or lead to more severe occurrences.

It is clear from this research that a soothing CBD topical such as Poko’s Soothing Serum is a good idea for eczema sufferers. It is infused with CBD and other gentle skin-loving ingredients that will bring much-needed relief to eczema sufferers. It’s genuinely the one you need to get your hands on if you are tired of living with the symptoms of eczema.

Soothing Serum


The lightweight formula of our Soothing Serum can help calm stressed-out skin while keeping it smooth and moisturised - preventing the production of excess sebum. The anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic effects of ingredients such as CBD isolate, aloe vera powder and tea tree oil help soothe skin and reduce redness, itching and swelling - all symptoms of eczema.

This Soothing Serum is suitable for even the most sensitive skin and sinks straight into the skin upon application, leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated. This stellar serum contains fruit extracts rich in nutrients to help promote the growth of healthier skin cells and help prevent breakouts that could wreak havoc on skin prone to eczema.

Poko’s Soothing Serum is a refreshing, calming CBD topical everyone with eczema should try at least once.

Pros

  • Prevents spot-causing bacteria
  • Reduces redness
  • Helps soothe symptoms associated with eczema
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Lightweight
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free
  • Softens skin
  • Prevents excess oil production

Cons

The smell might be too herbal for some.

Best CBD cream for hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition where patches of skin darken in comparison to the surrounding skin due to excess melanin production. The size of the dark spots can vary, and hyperpigmentation can occur anywhere on the body, but is especially prevalent in areas most exposed to the sun. 

Although it is usually harmless, hyperpigmentation can be a big blow to your self-confidence and needs to be dealt with.

The anti-inflammatory qualities of CBD are beneficial to skin health and can help with skin conditions such as eczema and acne, two conditions that can lead to hyperpigmentation. By helping relieve and treat these conditions, CBD helps prevent hyperpigmentation.

When used on skin that already has hyperpigmentation, CBD may help relieve some symptoms of hyperpigmentation, such as inflammation and irritation.

To prevent or improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, try our AHA Exfoliating Serum.

AHA Exfoliating Serum


Poko's AHA Exfoliating Serum is formulated with an exclusive AHA blend to work against hyperpigmentation, dead skin, scarring, etc. Unlike other exfoliants, it is gentle enough for everyday use and does not strip the skin. It simply melts away dead skin cells to expose and hydrate the bright, healthy skin behind.

However, the AHA Exfoliating Serum does more than just make your skin smooth and even. It can also help boost the skin's natural collagen levels. As a result, signs of ageing are reduced, and skin looks brighter and younger.

Pros 

  • Promotes healthy skin cell growth
  • Gentle enough for everyday use
  • Stimulates natural collagen levels
  • Improves signs of hyperpigmentation 
  • Brightens skin
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free 

Cons

People with sensitive skin can’t use it every day, only every second day.

Best CBD cream for dry skin

Even if your skin is naturally oily, you may have dry skin occasionally. Dry skin occurs when there’s not enough moisture or oil in the skin to keep it soft and hydrated. Because the skin is such a complex organ, there are many causes for dry skin, such as seasons, ageing, and genetics.

Any region of the body might be affected by dry skin. However, the face, hands, arms, and legs are the most commonly affected. 

CBD has potent antioxidant qualities that can help treat and brighten dry skin, especially when infused in a moisturiser or oil. Even if your skin is usually oily, but you have been going through a dry patch, facial oil or moisturiser could still benefit your skin without making it oily. While this may seem contradictory, there’s science behind it. Many people avoid moisturisers or facial oil out of the fear that their skin will get even greasier. However, their skin will then produce excess oil to make up for the lack of moisture, leading to even more oily skin and breakouts.

Research has shown that CBD moisturisers and oils, such as Poko's Luxury Facial Oil, can help improve dry skin thanks to a combination of fast-acting enriching ingredients - without making it oily.

Luxury Facial Oil


Our Luxury Facial Oil supercharges the skin with nutrient-rich ingredients that help soften and plump skin. Containing the vitamins A, D, E and F, the facial oil helps repair damaged skin cells while restoring the skin's natural moisture barrier to help keep free radicals at bay while providing skin with the hydration it needs.

Poko's Luxury Facial Oil is especially effective for dry skin conditions, providing hydration without blocking pores thanks to its creamy and smooth finish.

Pros

  • Helps replenish moisture loss
  • Helps fight signs of ageing
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Protects against environmental damage
  • Brightens skin
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

Cons

  • The fragrance is not for everyone

Best CBD cream for anti-ageing

Every day, we age. There is no escaping this fact. And while we try and avoid thinking of it, the years can show on our faces. 

As we age, our skin is exposed to various factors, including the sun, pollution, severe weather, bad habits, etc. Because of dryness and the loss of elastin and collagen that comes with age, our skin loses its suppleness and becomes more prone to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.

While we can't always avoid certain factors that can cause premature ageing, there are steps we can take to keep our skin looking supple and youthful. If you feel like you’re looking older than usual or want to prevent early signs of ageing, you might want to try a CBD moisturiser such as our Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser.

Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser


Thick and creamy, the Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser is created with CBD and aloe vera juice to keep skin supple and looking young. It is packed with antioxidants to keep skin nourished while fighting the signs of ageing. It helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while targeting age spots and uneven skin tone.

This moisturiser is unique because of its CBD and aloe vera juice blend. Aloe vera juice is a potent ingredient in anti-ageing skincare, helping to fight dehydration, which can exacerbate the signs of ageing. Aloe vera juice is such a stellar ingredient, thanks to the potent antioxidants that minimise the effects of UV damage. Combining a powerful anti-ageing ingredient such as this with CBD makes for a formidable force. 

Pros

  • Helps improve signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps fight dehydration
  • Brightens skin
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free
  • Protects against environmental damage
  • Locks in moisture

Cons 

No apparent cons.

Are there precautions for using CBD creams or topicals?

CBD is generally safe. People who use CBD creams are more likely to experience irritation from other ingredients in the product. Therefore, we always advise doing a patch test before using any product.

Furthermore, always ensure you read the label and instructions before using them.

Find the right CBD cream for you

While there is no cure for many of the above conditions, CBD creams and topicals could be a weapon in your skincare arsenal that helps you keep it under control.

Whether to soothe, relieve, or simply improve the appearance of the skin, there is a CBD cream or topical out there for everyone. Hopefully, this list has helped you decide which product is best for you.

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