CBD creams, gels or oils make use of the body's endocannabinoid system. This is part of the nervous system and works with the help of cannabinoid receptors that are present in the brain, digestive tract, muscles and skin. When CBD cosmetic products are applied to the skin, the active ingredients of the hemp plant dock onto these cannabinoid receptors, where they take effect.
This also applies to the oral mucous membrane. Under certain circumstances, active ingredients are absorbed even faster and better in the mouth than through the skin. This is why, in addition to CBD creams or CBD ointments, drops and sprays are also popular—such as our VAAY CBD oral sprays.
As CBD is lipophilic (i.e.,soluble in fat) carrier fats are used in CBD creams and similar products. These fats and oils help improve CBD delivery through the skin, and usually have the bonus effect of being nourishing and beneficial for skin themselves. For example, our VAAY CBD Massage Oil uses moisturising jojoba oil as a base, while our CBD Sport Gel contains fragrant clove and eucalyptus oil.