Europeans love cannabis. However, as recent developments have shown, it’s not about smoking marijuana and its psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but its little brother cannabidiol (CBD). This cannabinoid is assumed to possess anti-inflammatory properties and multiple other health benefits, which is why Strain Insider started to look out for the best CBD creams, CBD balms and CBD body oils available on the European market in 2020.
After several months of outreach, meetings and tests, we are finally confident to present you our selection of the top 10 best CBD skincare products in Europe for the year 2020. All products are fully legal in the European Union and most other European countries, and all of them can be shipped throughout the EU.
Here’s how we weighted our rating aspects:
Quality, which accounts for 50 percent of our final score, not only includes the ingredients of a certain product but also production processes and effectiveness.
Smell is weighted 20 percent. Since CBD cream and balm users usually use their skincare products on a daily basis, smell is certainly a crucial factor for staying motivated in the long run. Obviously, people have different tastes, which is why multiple team members were involved in this rating.
Versatility, weighted 20 percent, focuses on the overall utility of a product, e.g. the number of conditions and irritations it can be effectively used for.
CBD content: the products below come with various CBD concentrations. Since more CBD is usually better, we decided to value this aspect with 10 percent of the overall rating.
|Reakiro Day Face Cream||91.5%||Best Overall||Buy now|
|Endoca Hemp Salve||91.5%||Buy now|
|Nordic Oil Valkyrie||89%||Best for Acne||Buy now|
|Reakiro Muscle Gel||87%||Buy now|
|ECS Topical Balm||82%||Buy now|
|Sensi Seeds Coconut Oil||81.5%||Best Oil||Buy now|
|Reakiro Body Butter||81%||Buy now|
|justCBDeez Foot Rub||77%||Buy now|
|justCBDeez Body Butter||76.5%||Buy now|
|TRC, CBD Healing Balm||71.0%||Buy now|
10 Best CBD Creams and Balms in Europe 2020
1. Reakiro — Moisturising Day Face Cream (Final Grade 91.5%)
Reakiro is a European manufacturer and supplier of cannabidiol products. It stands out by providing an overall exceptional experience, from product design to customer support. Unlike many of its competitors, Reakiro offers EU-wide free shipping as well as a 30-day money back guarantee.
The company has full control of its CBD production, from buying seeds, cultivating and harvesting to extracting, refining and packaging. Reakiro’s production involves organic extraction to ensure purity without any chemical solvents.
The Reakiro Goddess Sativa Moisturising Day Face Cream will leave your face feeling refreshed and revitalised, without it being oily. It is enriched with 500 mg of CBD and complimenting ingredients such as vitamin E, Aquaxyl, squalane oil, rosemary extract and natural apricot seed oil.
The potent mix of vitamins and antioxidants care for the skin without causing irritation. The cream fights skin-damaging free radicals, prevents skin ageing and hydrates your skin.
2. Endoca — Hemp Salve (Final Grade 91.5%)
Endoca, an American company that was founded in San Diego, is a popular cannabidiol-focused company with offices registered in the Netherlands and the U.S. It is also one of the oldest players in the CBD space. Endoca only uses the best organic food-grade ingredients for its CBD creams.
Endoca offers worldwide shipping and its CBD online shop offers almost anything CBD-related that one could possibly imagine. Additionally, it provides free shipping in the U.S. for orders above $74.
Endoca’s Hemp Salve is completely free of harmful chemicals and enriched with whole-plant hemp extracts to help support healthy skin, soothe joint discomfort and relieve skin irritation. Additionally, its rich skincare formulas are made with hydrating coconut oil, shea butter and vanilla extracts.
The organic skincare Hemp Salve provides instant relief from irritation and excessive dryness. It is rich in CBD and vitamin E, which calms irritated skin, as well as joint discomfort. Moreover, it comes with a whopping 750mg of CBD, which is considerably more than the majority of skin care products in this industry. Due to its emollient properties, Endoca Hemp Salve is an ideal barrier cream. It is also a perfect topical for the sensitive skin of your neck and face.
3. Nordic Oil — Valkyrie CBD Cream (Final Grade 89%)
Nordic Oil is one of the most popular CBD shops in Europe as well as one of the leading European cannabis brands. Besides the continued exceptional user reviews on platforms like Trustpilot and the massive amount of media coverage that Nordic Oil has received over the years, the company can also massively shine with accomplishments such as getting approved by German pharmacies, which is a rare feat, especially in the CBD space.
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The liposomal structure of the Valkyrie CBD Cream enables the optimal absorption of the active ingredients via the skin. According to Nordic Oil, the Valkyrie cannabidiol cream can be used to effectively treat skin conditions such as acne. The CBD that Nordic Oil uses is free of chemical fertilisers and growth hormones. What’s more, the product is completely vegan.
4. Reakiro — Muscle Relief Warming Gel (Final Grade 87%)
The Goddess Sativa Muscle Relief Gel has 500 mg of CBD as well as essential oils. However, what makes it special is that it also has a warming and relaxing effect because it includes vanillyl butyl ether. The quality of this CBD gel appears to be very good, as it smells completely natural and does not cause any skin irritation, even on sensitive skin. This gel is will help you relax and recover after an intense workout.
5. ECS — Topical Balm (Final Grade 82%)
ECS is a brand of the London-based cannabis company NV Biotech, which owns additional cannabis-related brands like Canavape and Envium. According to NV Biotech, to ensure quality, everything is manufactured in-house and advanced testing techniques are being used in an ISO-certified laboratory.
ECS Topical Balm is an organic, premium quality cannabidiol balm. It is enriched with extracts that help revitalise the skin, such as beeswax and shea butter, as well as 500 mg of CBD.
6. Sensi Seeds — Coconut Hemp Oil Natural (Final Grade 81.5%)
Besides its own regular CBD oil, SensiSeeds also decided to spice things up a bit and released another CBD oil called the Coconut Hemp Oil Natural. While this product was originally created for oral use, our testers have found the CBD coconut oil to be also suitable for skin use.
The Coconut Hemp Oil Natural has a great coconut and hemp smell. A 500 ml bottle comes with 1,000 mg of CBD. This oil can be perfectly used to treat various skin conditions. It may also be applied after shaving, as the inflammatory properties of CBD and coconut oil can greatly lower the risk of skin irritation or infection through bacteria of recently shaved skin.
7. Reakiro — Body Butter for Dry Skin Pomegranate (Final Grade 81%)
If you are suffering from dry skin, you should try the Goddess Sativa Body Butter for Dry Skin Pomegranate. This body butter has 450 mg of CBD as well as antioxidant properties. It not only hydrates the skin but it also feels like silk against it.
This body butter includes natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, macadamia oil and full-spectrum CBD. Additionally, the Goddess Sativa Body Butter for Dry Skin Pomegranate is enriched with Vitamin E, which is a staple for skin care thanks to its anti-ageing effects.
8. justCBDeez — Hemp Foot Rub (Final Grade 77%)
justCBDeez is a European hemp and CBD online shop that offers legal CBD wellness creams, such as its Hemp Foot Rub, as well as CBD balms, CBD oils and much more. Because all of justCBDeez’s products are derived from hemp, not cannabis, and contain less than 0.2 percent of THC, they are legal in the EU.
justCBDeez’s Hemp Foot Rub is enriched with almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and lavender as well as 300 mg of CBD. The Hemp Foot Rub is perfect for making tired feet feel refreshed again.
9. justCBDeez — Hemp Body Butter (Final Grade 76.5%)
justCBDeez is a European hemp and CBD online shop that offers legal CBD wellness creams, such as its Hemp Body Butter, as well as CBD balms, CBD oils and much more. All of justCBDeez’s products are derived from hemp, not cannabis, and contain less than 0.2 percent of THC, which makes them legal in the EU.
To moisturise and protect your skin, the Hemp Body Butter is enriched with a powerful antioxidant and contains a host of 100 percent natural, food-grade ingredients, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E, as well as 500 mg of CBD.
10. The Real CBD — CBD Healing Balm (Final Grade 71%)
The Real CBD is a family-owned business with a focus on customer service. Its products conform to European regulations and consistently contain the same high-quality ingredients from bottle to bottle. The Real CBD uses the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes that can be found in the hemp plant.
The Real CBD only uses certified organic hemp and cultivates it without pesticides. In addition to 300 mg of CBD, The Real CBD’s CBD Healing Balm is enriched with ingredients such as beeswax, olive and linseed oil, lavender, vitamin E and more to nourish and restore the skin. CBD Healing Balm can also be used to treat and soften the skin or to treat blisters or burns.
Over to you: This was our list of the top 10 best cannabidiol creams, balms and oils for skin care in Europe 2020. Have you tried one or more CBD skin care products presented in this article? Tell us about your experiences in the comments!