20+ CBD Topicals Compared: CBD Cream, CBD Balm, CBD Salve and CBD Lotion

CBD Topicals

We created this study to find the most effective CBD topicals, and our answers below will help you find the perfect topical for your ailment.


The Bestdosage team just tested over 20 CBD topicals. Scroll below to see our full breakdown of their pros and cons.

FYI, CBD topicals are some of the best CBD products we’ve tested.

They’re activated fast, last long and smell great. We created this study to find the most effective CBD topicals, and our answers below will help you find the perfect topical for your ailment. 

Here are some of our favorite CBD topicals from the video: 

#1. Kino 500mg CBD Kukui Nut (Coconut & Lilikoi) – Face, Hair & Body Oil

Kino Coconut CBD Oil Review

Product Specs: The 100% Organic Hawaiian Kino CBD Oil is Vegan & Cruelty-Free. All Kino products are free of Sulfates, Parabens, Pthalates, Phosphates, and Gluten.

The main ingredients are lots of essential oils + CBD: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (RSPO Palm Kernel Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (High Oleic Sunflower Seed) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Cannabis Sativa (Whole Plant Hemp) Extract


1. Moisturizes and hydrates the skin

2. De-clogs skin pores

3. Alleviates acne and other skin conditions

4. Nurtures dry, sensitive skin and scalp

5. Boost of vitamins A and C with anti-aging benefits

6. Vitamins A, C, B2, and B6 strengthen the hair

7. Tames hair frizz and minimizes dandruff

8. Improves skin glow with fine lines reduction;

9. Soothes skin inflammations, rashes, scars, etc.


1. NONE! This is our favorite CBD product out right now.

Promising Review: “This has become an absolute must for my night time skincare routine. my skin looks amazing and the compliments I’ve been getting back it up!”

Price: $64 for 500mg

#2. Endoca Body Butter

Endoca Body Butter ReviewProduct Specs: “So pure, you can eat it” We love the Endoca motto. This popular CBD brand hails from Barcelona. This is my second favorite CBD topical on the market. The body butter is has a high CBD concentration at 1500mg, and is made with 100% natural, organic, food grade ingredients.

Endoca’s description of their body butter perfectly describes what you are getting: “A luxuriant, protective and moisturizing, hemp body cream, supercharged with the powerful antioxidant CBD, and a host of 100% natural, organic, food-grade ingredients.”

Main Ingredients: CBD, Shea Butter, Palm Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Root Starch, Vanilla, Beeswax, Vitamin E


1. Two sizes to choose from

2. Ultra Moisturizing

3. Powerful Antioxidant

4. Protects your whole body

5. Worldwide Delivery

6. Lab Tested


1. They needed a smaller sized container as a second option, lucky for us they just launched a second size online.

Promising Review: “I absolutely love the Hemp Body Butter! It’s healing properties are amazing! The ingredients are nontoxic. I have ordered my 3rd container of it, and am positive I will be ordering many more in the future.”

Price: $82 for 1500mg of CBD

Best For Damaged or Dry Skin, Moisturizing and can be used on your entire body

Coupon Code: BESTDOSAGE for 15% off

#3. Endoca Salve

Endoca Salve ReviewProduct Specs: Made with 100% natural, organic, food-grade ingredients, the CBD Salve by Endoca contains 750mg of CBD. This amazing product provides instant relief from dryness. We at BestDosage used it on our face and body.

Main Ingredients: CBD, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon)


1. This product should last for 60 days

2. Amazing effect, great for dry skin, eczema and cracked lips

3. 10/10 smell and taste

4. Potent 


1. None, we love this product.

Promising Review: “We use the salve for everything! Your skin absorbs it immediately, the salve protects for hours. It helps alleviate pain from dry skin, eczema, cracked or chapped lips. Great for moisturizing. A+++”

Price: $64 for 750mg of CBD

Best For Dry or Damaged Skin, Moisturizing and provides instant relief

Coupon Code: BESTDOSAGE for 15% off

#4. Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD Coconut Oil

Santa Cruz Medicinals 1000mg CBD Coconut Oil Review

Product Specs: 4oz container, 1000mg of CBD and only 3 ingredients

Main Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Hemp Derived CBD


1. Lab Tested

2. 100% Organic

3. Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Ketogenic

4. Great Taste, The Perfect Addition To Your Morning Coffee

5. Can be ingested or applied as a topical


1. Fairly new brand

2. Only 22 online reviews

Promising Review: “I love using this CBD infused Coconut Oil for a variety of things. I struggle with pain, inflammation, and anxiety. I blend some of the Coconut Oil into my morning coffee to help with my anxiety and pain. I also have been mixing it into my food in a variety of ways. Simply cooking with it or blending it into a protein shake has really improved my muscle recovery and pain. I have noticed better sleep as well.”

Price: $39.99 for 1000mg of CBD

Best For Stress, Anxiety, and Chronic Pain

#5. cbdMD Freeze Roll-On

cbdMD freeze roll-on review

Product Specs: As with most products, recommended use will vary from person to person. Weight, size, and severity of pain will impact needed amounts and user effectiveness. Intense muscular aches may require more application, while minor aches will require less. Starting with a small amount and monitoring pain before applying a larger amount is encouraged. This product works instantly.  

Main Ingredients: Menthol USP Natural 4%, Aloe Vera Extract, Arnica Montana Extract, and CBD


1. 1500mg USA Grade-A premium CBD (Cannabidiol) per serving

2. Broad-spectrum cannabinoid extract containing CBG, CBDV, etc.

3. Other beneficial molecules, essential oils, terpenes, and amino acids4. 100% organic, USA-grown/processed, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan


1. You need to re-apply every 75 minutes

Promising Review: “With boxing, weight lifting, and a full-time job, my body takes a beating. When I found out about a topical with CBD in it I had to try it. Really helps with my back pain and muscle soreness.”

Price: $100 for 1500mg

Best For Chronic Pain and Post-Workout

#6. Kino 500mg Kukui Nut (White Gardenia) CBD Body Lotion

Kino White Gardenia CBD Lotion

Product Specs: Kino CBD Lotion offers a solution to anyone suffering from dry, aching skin. Using Kukui nut, macadamia, coconut, and other natural oils to lock in moisture; the Kino lotion is an all natural, organic product that solves a number of ailments. We love it, and highly recommend it for men and women.

Main Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (RSPO Palm Kernel Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil


1. Promotes the skin’s natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial response

2. Nourishes the hands’ and body’s skin

3. Hydrates the body

4. Restores cracked skin

5. Protects the skin against environmental damage


1. Not for your face

Promising Review: “My skin is amazing right now after using this for the past 5 days. I apply it in the morning and night. A little goes a long way!”

Price: $68 for 500mg of CBD

Best for dry or damaged skin

#7. cbdsky Skin Care Night Repair Cream 3.8 oz 20mg

Night Repair Cream Statement by cbdsky: The Recovery Cream is specifically designed to help your body naturally repair the damage that everyday living does to your skin. It contains hemp oil, without THC, which has been known to accelerate cell growth and inhibit the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will feel softer and smoother after a single night’s use because of the way it works throughout the night. All you need to do is apply the cream at night before you go to bed. It will work with your body’s repair process to rejuvenate without damaging, or inhibiting, what your body does naturally. The blend of these botanicals, including aloe vera and shea butter, with cannabidiol (CBD), will help to smooth, moisturize and rebuild the elasticity that you lose daily. This is a great choice for all skin types.


1. Great for under your eyes

2. Non-greasy


1. Low amount of CBD

Promising Review: “I’m sick and tired of all the different skin problems that I have. I am pretty sure that these are because of stress. I work in a stressful environment, with toxic people especially the bosses, and even the commute to and from the workplace is stressful. However, I was able to combat these problems with this CBD night cream! Now I have great skin despite the stress!”

Price: $35.99

Best for Under eye repair

#8. CBDistillery CBDol Salve

CBDol Salve 500mg ReviewProduct Specs: The CBDistillery CBDol 500mg Salve is sourced from non-GMO, US grown hemp.

Main Ingredients: Hemp Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Lavender, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Eucalyptus, Arnica, Basil, Camphor, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Green Tea, Lecithin, Cinnamon, Grapefruit Seed, Aloe, USD Kosher Glycerin, Magnesium, CBD, Bees Wax


1. Lab Tested

2. Great for targeted pain

3. Great for dry skin


1. A bit oily

Promising Review: “This was my first time trying CBD, and after a lot of research I am so happy that I went with CBDistillery! Excellent product, fast and secure shipping. I have really seen so much benefit from the oil and lotion I ordered.”

Price: $50.o0 for 500mg

Best for Dry Skin and Targeted Pain

Coupon Code: BESTDOSAGE for 15%off

#9. Shea Brand CBD Natural Pain Reliever

Shea Brand CBD Natural Pain Reliever

Product statement by Shea Brand: “CBD Natural Pain Reliever is a protective shea butter moisturizer that carries CBD into your body through the skin helping to provide relief from pain associated with muscle aches, soreness, chronic nerve and joint pain, and irritated skin. For maximum therapeutic effects it’s made with arnica oil, and hard-hitting essential oils like black pepper, cinnamon, eucalyptus, ginger, peppermint, and wild oregano, offers a wide range of antioxidant properties, and can be used anywhere on the body.”

Main Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, 99% pure CBD Isolate, Vitamin E, Arnica oil


1. Can be used anywhere on your body

2. Great for dry skin

3. Powerful core ingredients


1. New brand, needs more online reviews

2. A low dosage of CBD

Promising Review: “This topical has helped with my knee pain and dry skin. It takes a few days to start noticing results, once they show, WOW! I love this brand. Great work.”

Price: $30 for 50mg

#10. Prestige CBD Roll On

Prestige CBD Roll On Review

Product Specs: The Roll-On contains 250mg of CBD and can be applied directly to the skin without getting your hands messy. What makes the Roll-On great, is it’s fast absorbing. The roll-on also makes it very easy to cover large areas of pain. If you suffer from leg pain and back pain, this product is perfect for you.

Main Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, CBD


1. Great Price

2. Roll-On


1. You have to reapply every 2-3 hours

Promising Review: “I use this for headaches, this gets rid of them almost instantly. In the first few minutes, you honestly feel relief. The roll-on is fast acting!”

Price: $24.99 for 250mg of CBD

Best For Pain and Headaches

Coupon Code: BESTDOSAGE for 15% off

#11. CBDfx Hemp Cream

CBDfx Hemp Cream Review

Product Specs: This CBD cream is perfect for you if you have pain, inflammation, or skin problems on your legs, shoulders, back, or other large areas of your body. There’s 150 mg of 100% organically grown full-spectrum CBD in a 50 ml bottle. This product is GMO-free and includes a small amount of caffeine to stimulate blood flow and help ease inflammation.

Main Ingredients: USP Water, White Willow Bark Extract 98%, Organic Hemp Oil


1. Targeted

2. Great Aroma

3. Price


1. Lasts 2-3 hours

Promising Review: “I use it for my sciatic nerve pain. It helps me more than any other thing I have tried. I love the cooling effect. It really takes the edge off of the pain to allow me to get moving and get my day started.”

Best For On the go, light to moderate pain management.

Price: $39.99 for 150mg of CBD

Coupon Code: BESTDOSAGE for 15% Off

#12. CBDfx CBD Balm

CBDfx CBD Balm ReviewProduct Specs: This product is perfect for you if you want to target your pain “hot spots,” such as your joints with a cooling rub that brings swift, yet long-lasting relief. 150 mg of 100% organically grown full-spectrum CBD in a 57-gram container, this product is GMO-free.

Main Ingredients: CBD Rich Hemp Oil, Grapeseed oil, Beeswax, Lavender flower oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower seed oil, Organic shea butter


1. Lasts for 4-6 hours

2. Great Aroma

3. Works Great On Targeted Pain


1. 2oz container

Promising Review: “This is a great balm and has helped relieve arthritis pain and very pleased with results from using it.”

Best For Chronic

Pain Price: $39.99 for 150mg of CBD

Coupon Code: BESTDOSAGE for 15% Off

#13. Asutra Chill Pain Away Magnesium CBD Cream

Asutra Chill Pain Away Magnesium CBD Cream

Asutra product statement: “A People Magazine beauty pick. This unscented cream helps create a sense of calm and helps reduce pain with pure hemp leaving you feeling great with no ‘high’. Magnesium eases pain and stress while helping your body function in tip-top shape. OptiMSM® helps the CBD and magnesium absorb faster.”

Main Ingredients: 3 powerhouse ingredients: CBD, magnesium, and OptiMSM®


1. All Natural Ingredients

2. Paraben-Free

3. A People Magazine beauty pick

4. Great for pain


1. You have to reapply every 60 minutes for maximum effect

Promising Review: “I suffer from a lot of neck pain and migraines. This cream is definitely helping with neck pain. It soaks right in and doesn’t leave any sticky residue either…..I’m a fan.”

Price: $34.50 for 100ml bottle

Best For Chronic Pain and Nerve Damage

#14. MedTerra Cream

MedTerra CBD Topical Cooling Cream

Product description listed by MedTerra: A powerful combination of 750mg of CBD and certified organic ingredients, Medterra CBD Topical Cream provides a rapid cooling feeling, perfect for sore muscles and joints. Containing 100ml of CBD cream in a 3.4fl oz pump bottle, our CBD cream provides long-lasting relief for a significant amount of applications in a natural formula.

Main Ingredients:  Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Alcohol), Sodium Hydroxide (non-GMO, mineral-salt), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice


1. A very strong online brand with great reviews

2. Fast-activation time

3. Lab Tested


1. Strong scent and a bit oily

Promising Review: “I have a torn meniscus in one knee and arthritis in both knees the struggle for pain relief is real. This CBD Rapid Cooling Cream 750mg is amazing Better than anything you get from the doctor. I’m able to work out jog on the treadmill and sleep pain-free. The best pain relieving cream I’ve ever used I ordered it on Amazon. Super fast delivery. Thank you for this product”

Price: $89.95 for 750mg of CBD

Best For Targeted Pain

About the author

Chad W

The cannabis industry is an analytical chemist's dream. Hi, my name is Chad, and I'm the head chemist at bestdosage.com. My job here is to determine if CBD brands are honest. My recommendations sitewide are based on data. A brand must have visible lab reports, trusted customer reviews, and quality ingredients. Over the past 3 years, my team and I tested over 150 CBD brands. Explore bestdosage.com to find the handful we recommend.