Everything You Need to Know About CBD and CBG Creams

In recent years, CBD and CBG creams have grown in popularity and so has their main ingredient CBD extract. In this article, we will do a deep dive into CBD and CBG creams to educate you on their various uses and benefits. We’ll also discuss the other benefits of CBD and CBG and answer the popular and frequently asked questions about CBD and CBG.

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Everything You Need To Know About CBD Creams

What are CBD Creams?

CBD creams are a form of topicals made with CBD extract as the main ingredient. CBD extract is the premium natural ingredient that provides soothing and benefits for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It also reduces inflammation on the skin and can be used as a topical cream for pain relief and arthritis. 

CBD creams have healing and soothing effects on the skin because their anti-inflammatory properties protect against free-radical damage to the skin and help with cell regeneration. CBD creams that also contain CBG are known to have anti-ageing properties. Overall, CBD when combined with the CBG to create topicals like creams, oils, serums, and balms, produces benefits that improve overall skin health. 

The Benefits of CBD Creams

CBD which is also known as Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring ingredient found in the cannabis plant. CBD can be in different forms mainly as an extract or oil which can be combined with other natural ingredients to create CBD-based/infused products and topicals like CBD creams, CBD face creams, CBD serums, etc that provide a myriad of benefits. 

CBD Creams are Great for Skincare

A major benefit of CBD is that when used as a cream, it can be very moisturizing, hydrating, and soothing on the skin. CBD face creams are made specifically for the face and usually contain other natural ingredients that work hand-in-hand with CBD to treat and prevent troublesome skin conditions like acne and breakouts. Our Duo Senses Hydrating CBD Face Cream for example, also contains organic evening primrose oil, organic shea butter, Vitamin C, and a host of other organic and natural ingredients that provide an overall hydrating and soothing effect for the face and skin. 

CBD Creams for Eczema

CBD is hailed for the anti-inflammatory properties that make it great for itching and pain. This makes CBD a very promising compound for treating eczema and its symptoms.  There is limited research on the effect of CBD and CBG creams in treating eczema, but a 2019 study showed that CBD helped reduce itching and clear the skin. 

CBD Creams Aide in Pain Relief

CBD and CBG creams, oil, roll-ons, serums, and other topicals can provide pain relief. CBD and CBG creams have also been shown to have relieving effects for arthritis pain, muscle spasms, and nerve and back pain. Scientists shave discovered that CBD has pain-relieving effects since the neurotransmitters that bind with CBD in the body are also responsible for regulating several functions in the body including pain sensation, sleep, and immune system response. 

In 2005, Canada approved the use of Sativex, for the treatment of multiple sclerosis-related central neuropathic pain. Sativex is an oromucosal (absorbed in the lining of the mouth) spray with equal proportions of THC and CBD.

Other Benefits of CBD

Whether or not you use it as a face or body cream, there are other benefits of using CBD products.

Reduces Anxiety and Depression

CBD has the ability to calm you down and research has shown CBD helped to reduce anxiety in patients. Taking CBD can help reduce muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, and problems with concentration. It’s predicted that the effectiveness of alleviating anxiety and moods has to do with how it reacts with serotonin, the so-called “happy chemical”. Regulating serotonin is key in treating both anxiety and depressive disorders, though it’s unsure how. Regardless, in 2015, a journal on neurotherapeutics reviewed 49 studies that researched CBD’s effectiveness in multiple mood disorders and found the evidence overwhelmingly positive.  CBD can help alleviate anxiety without causing other side effects that come from taking psychoactive cannabinoids like marijuana. 

Helps to Reduce Inflammation 

Multiple studies have been done to research the effect of CBD on inflammation and inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Studies show that CBD may help relieve chronic pain in malignant diseases by reducing inflammation. And studies have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis (MS) and arthritis.

Helps with Mental Health

Some studies have shown that CBD could have antipsychotic effects. This means it can help with schizophrenia and other mental health conditions by reducing symptoms of psychosis. It may also provide neurological benefits. 

What are CBG Creams?

CBG is a cannabinoid. CBG is non-psychotropic (not psychoactive) which means it does not cause any psychoactive effects such as causing changes in perception or behaviour. This means consuming or using CBG will not make you high. CBG is known for its anti-inflammatory effects which makes it a great ingredient for skincare products. CBG has been touted to be better than CBD for skincare products that combat pain and anti-ageing. However, CBD creams and CBG creams produce different effects and when combined the benefits are amplified. 

CBG has been shown to protect against inflammation, pain, nausea, and fights disease-causing bacteria. 

The Benefits of CBG Creams

CBG creams contain a high amount of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. These properties promote anti-ageing in the skin.

CBG is particularly hailed for its pain-relieving benefits. CBG has a direct interaction with the receptors of the ECS to activate anandamide, which hastens the relieving of pain. Cannabigerol binds with both CB1 and CB2 receptors and strengthens the functioning of anandamide. Anandamide is a fatty acid neurotransmitter in the body that enhances the alleviation of pain and skin inflammation. CBG has been shown to protect against inflammation and fight disease-causing bacteria. 

How to Use CBG and CBD Creams

There’s no cookie-cutter approach to using CBD creams. Use daily morning and evening and whenever you need to moisturize. CBD and CBG face creams can be used as a face moisturizer and can be used alongside other facial products like toners during your skincare routine.  If you can, you can journal your experience to record the effect of the creams on your skin. If you are using CBD creams to treat particular skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, apply to problem areas and rub gently till it’s absolved into the skin. If you have sensitive skin, test a small area first to make sure there is no adverse reaction before you apply it all over your body and face.

CBD vs CBG: What are the Major Differences Between CBD and CBG

Both CBD and CBG are derived from cannabinoids. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, while CBG stands for Cannabigerol. Though CBD has become relatively popular there is not a lot of research out there about CBG. However, there are two major differences between CBD and CBG.

ECS Interaction 

ECS which stands for Endocannabinoid System is a cell-signaling system in the body composed of endocannabinoids that were identified in the early 1990s. 

The ESC system comprises three critical components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. A clear way to differentiate between CBD and CBG is how they interact with these components: 

CBG works by binding directly to the endocannabinoids. The Endocannabinoid System then goes further and triggers the effects of this cannabinoid.

CBD doesn’t in any direct way interact with the endocannabinoids. Instead, it activates the enzymes that produce the endocannabinoids. 

In a study that compared the CBG and CBD effects, it was discovered that CBD activates the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor while CBG is an antagonist to the same receptor. While scientists are still learning about the ECS, research has shown that ECS plays a major role in regulating sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility. It has also been linked to the following processes in the body.

  • mood
  • stress
  • appetite and digestion
  • metabolism
  • chronic pain
  • inflammation and other immune system responses
  • learning and memory
  • motor control
  • sleep
  • cardiovascular system function
  • muscle formation
  • bone remodeling and growth
  • liver function
  • reproductive system function

Cannabinoid Molecular Structures

CBD and CBG have different molecular structures. CBD has a different arrangement of its Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Carbon components from CBG. This is one of the main reasons why  CBD and CBG interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in different ways.

In summary, products that combine both compounds, like our CBD creams that also contain CBG can provide amplified benefits.

Why Combine CBD and CBG?

Our body contains two types of cannabinoid receptors—CB1 and CB2 and CBG works by binding to both receptors and thus strengthening the part of our neurotransmitter that alleviates pain, enhances motivation, regulates appetites, and improves pleasure and sleep. CBD and CBG balance each other out thus when you take CBD products that also contain CBG, it can amplify the benefits in the body providing both physical and mental relief. 

While CBG cream on its own will enhance pain relief, it’ll be much better if you go for its mixture with broad-spectrum CBD. That way, your body will benefit from the entourage effect, and the pain will be combated by both CBD and CBG. 

Duo Senses makes CBD creams and CBD face creams that also contain CBG.

FAQs About CBD Creams for Face and Body 

Here are some common questions you may be wondering about CBD creams.

Is CBD Cream Good for the Face?

Research has shown that CBD face creams and serums play a role in hydrating the skin and improving overall skin quality. CBD face serums are gentle on the skin thus making it perfect for the face. CBD face cream reviews also show excellent results for anti-aging, treating dry skin, and soothing certain inflammatory skin disorders like breakouts.

Is CBD Safe to Use on the Skin? 

All Duo Senses CBD products including our CBD Creams, CBD Serums, CBD Oils, Capsules, Pain Balms, Roll-Ons, and Bath Bombs are safe to use. You do not need a doctor’s prescription to use our products and they can be easily purchased through our website. We also use third-party lab testing on all our products and favor natural organic ingredients to supplement our CBD creams and other CBD and CBG products. 

Is CBD Safe for Eczema?

CBD creams and serums are generally considered safe to use for treating eczemas. CBD is a natural ingredient but it is best to do a patch test before you apply it to the affected areas. To do a patch test, rub CBD cream in a small area and watch for irritation, redness, or pain. If there is no adverse effect then you can apply it all over.  Do this 24-48 hours before you apply CBD cream freely. 

What are the Best CBD Creams and CBG Creams? 

There is no exact definition of which are the best CBG and CBD creams. However, CBD creams that also contain CBG provide amplified benefits. There are lots of CBD creams and serums in the market but many do not also contain CBG. When choosing a CBD cream make sure to use products that fit these three points on the checklist:

  • make sure to buy and use CBD and CBG creams that are combined with only natural and organic ingredients. 
  • CBD creams that also contain CBG are known to be more effective.
  • Purchase CBD and CBG creams that have been tested by third-party lab testing sites

Does Using CBD Make You High? 

No. Using CBD on the skin or ingesting it does not make you high. Though CBD is extracted from the Cannabis plant, it does not have the ability to make you high or create any mind-altering or euphoric effects like marijuana or THC. CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. Using CBD in any form including CBD creams and CBD serums will not cause you to be high or make you test positive in a drug test. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO),  “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential….To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”


We care about producing content that is well-researched. Here are some of the sources that helped us write this article.

  1. CANNABIDIOL (CBD) Pre-Review Report
  2. Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System
  3. Science Direct – Anandamide
  4. 9 Science-Backed Benefits Of CBD Oil
  5. Health Canada Approves Sativex for Cancer Pain
  6. A Cautious Hope for Cannabidiol (CBD) in Rheumatology Care
  7. FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD)
  8. You can find us in theskindirectory.com’s Skin Creams Directory
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