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.

2019 CBD Research

CBD cream benefits inflammatory skin diseases

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New CBD Study Published April 2, 2019

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Study Results: 

  • CBD based skincare products benefit skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema as well as scar healing.    (1)                                      cannabidiol skin benefits
  • “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)

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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)

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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)

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Patients in the study were instructed, “to administer topical CBD-enriched ointment to lesioned skin areas twice daily for 3 months.”

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Evaluated for:

  • skin hydration
  • transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
  • skin elasticity
  • ADI
  • SCORAD (eczema severity measurement tool)
  • PASI (measures psoriasis area and severity)
  • photographic data
  • researcher clinical assessment (5)

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Results: “Results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters, the symptoms and also the PASI index score.” (6)

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Adverse effects:

  • 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)

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Study Authors:

Palmieri B

Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School

Laurino C

Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic

 

Vadalà M

Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic

 

Keywords: Ointment; Quality of life; Skin

 

References

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.

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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”

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cannabidiol research 2019

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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)

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Method: Online survey of dermatologists examined the “knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions on therapeutic cannabinoids using a 20-question online survey.” (3)

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Conclusion:  Dermatologists and patients are interested in cannabinoid skincare treatments but knowledge is lacking about CBD skincare benefits and risks. (4)

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Study Authors:

Robinson E

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Murphy E

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Friedman A.

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Keywords: Ointment; Quality of life; Skin

References

Robinson E, Murphy E, Friedman A. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Cannabinoids in the Dermatology Community. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(12):1273–1278.

 

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