CBD for inflammatory skin conditions
This is a scientific guide.
Based on the latest medical studies.
- know exactly how CBD affects Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, and scarring.
- know the optimal CBD dosage tested and possible adverse effects
- find out how CBD may benefit your skincare
Let’s get started.
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2019 CBD Research
2018 CBD Research
2019 CBD Research
CBD cream benefits inflammatory skin diseases
New CBD Study Published April 2, 2019
- CBD based skincare products benefit skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema as well as scar healing. (1)
- “CBD ointment (without THC) is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative to improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially [inflammatory disorders].” (2)
Our summary: This was a spontaneous, anecdotal and retrospective study (a less reliable form of clinical study with possibly less reliable results) of CBD skincare effects. (3)
By the numbers: The study consisted of:
- 5 patients with psoriasis
- 5 patients with eczema
- 10 patients with scars resulting from either eczema or psoriasis. (4)
Patients in the study were instructed, “to administer topical CBD-enriched ointment to lesioned skin areas twice daily for 3 months.”
- skin hydration
- transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
- skin elasticity
- SCORAD (eczema severity measurement tool)
- PASI (measures psoriasis area and severity)
- photographic data
- researcher clinical assessment (5)
Results: “Results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters, the symptoms and also the PASI index score.” (6)
- The researchers noted that none of the patients in the trial had adverse effects from the topical cannabidiol cream.
- All patients tolerated the topical CBD cream well. (7)
Check out this quick video about how to make a homemade CBD skincare salve.
Palmieri B, Laurino C, Vadalà M. A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars. Clin Ter. 2019;170(2):e93–e99. doi:10.7417/CT.2019.2116
2018 CBD Research
48% of Dermatologists worry about suggesting a CBD skincare treatment to patients.
Study Results: 531 dermatologists responded (21% of those questioned) to a questionnaire on CBD and other cannabinoids (1):
- 86% believed cannabinoids should be legal for medical skincare treatment
- 94% believed it is worthwhile to research cannabinoids for skincare uses
- 55% reported that at least one their patients had brought up using cannabinoids for skincare in the last year
- 48% of dermatologists were worried about suggesting cannabinoid skincare treatment to patients because of the residual negative stigma around cannabis
- 86% were willing to prescribe an FDA approved cannabinoid topical skincare treatment
- 71% were willing to prescribe an FDA approved cannabinoid oral skincare treatment
- 64% of dermatologists did not know that cannabidiol (CBD) doesn’t get people “high”
- 29% of dermatologists did not know that THC does get people “high”
New CBD Study Published December 1, 2018
Our summary: The study aimed to find out the level of knowledge and attitudes among dermatologists about cannabinoid skincare treatments for diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and wound healing. (2)
Method: Online survey of dermatologists examined the “knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions on therapeutic cannabinoids using a 20-question online survey.” (3)
Conclusion: Dermatologists and patients are interested in cannabinoid skincare treatments but knowledge is lacking about CBD skincare benefits and risks. (4)
Check out this quick video that explains CBD oil and its effects on skincare.
Robinson E, Murphy E, Friedman A. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Cannabinoids in the Dermatology Community. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(12):1273–1278.