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cbdMD Product Review

August 25th, 2021 by David Kranker

cbdMD product reviews

At this point, most people know about CBD – or have least seen a product or advertisement for something containing CBD. This naturally-occurring compound found in the hemp plant has been linked with a number of benefits. Although this research is still in its early stages, CBD is so promising that millions of Americans have been eager to try it.

If you are interested in seeing what CBD can do for you, the next step is to pick a product. But with so many different CBD companies starting up after hemp was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, it can be hard to know which brands you can trust. That is why we offer our own insight into these products – to help you make an informed decision about what CBD product is right for you.

Today, we are highlighting one of our favorite brands (particularly for topical CBD products): cbdMD. Curious? Keep reading to get all of the details on cbdMD.

cbdMD Company Overview

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, cbdMD is one of the few CBD companies that is not based in the western United States. Founded in 2015, the company is well-known for its use of THC-free CBD.

Under federal law, industrial hemp must contain no more than 0.3% THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana (which is part of the same plant family as hemp). While this trace amount of THC won’t get you high or make you feel stoned, some people prefer to avoid THC entirely. 

cbdMD only sells products made with broad spectrum CBD, which includes all of the beneficial flavonoids, terpenes, cannabinoids, and fatty acids of hemp – but no THC. It is similar to full spectrum CBD, but without the THC. Both full and broad spectrum CBD may produce the entourage effect, where all of the compounds in the hemp plant work together to achieve a greater result. Many companies also offer CBD isolate, which only contains CBD.

All of cbdMD’s products are made from industrial hemp grown in the United States. They are also independently tested by a third party ISO-certified laboratory, with the results available online  for customers to review. The company is certified compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) by NSF International, which means that its manufacturing  processes comply with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s standards.

Green Wellness Life stocks four types of cbdMD products: topicals, CBD oil, CBD softgels, and edibles for pets. We believe that these products are some of the best available on the marketplace – which is why we are happy to use them in our own homes.

cbdMD acne spot treatment review

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Be Gone Acne Spot Treatment

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Be Gone Acne Spot Treatment Overview

Acne can affect anyone, at any age – which is why it is never a bad idea to have a treatment on hand to deal with breakouts. If you are looking for a gentle, plant-based spot treatment, cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Be Gone Acne Spot Treatment may be a good choice.

Formulated with hemp extract, turmeric, vitamin C and willow bark, this treatment contains no THC. These ingredients help to calm and beautify skin, improve skin tone, diminish the appearance of wrinkles, reduce excess oil, and shrink pores. Each 1 ounce bottle contains a total of 250 mg of broad spectrum CBD.

This spot treatment is cruelty-free, and is also free from parabens and gluten. It is made with non-GMO ingredients, and is vegan.

To use the cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Be Gone Acne Spot Treatment, just dab a small amount onto a pimple or zit and allow it to penetrate your skin. You can also leave it on overnight. Because this spot treatment won’t dry out or irritate your skin, you can use it as often as you need to get your acne under control.

Our Review of cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Be Gone Acne Spot Treatment

Like many people, we grew up using acne treatments that left our skin dry. Since discovering this product, we won’t go back to the drugstore brands. We are definitely converts to the cbdMD spot treatment!

One of our employees suffers from dermatitis. Almost anything that she puts on her skin – and even the detergent that she uses – can cause red, inflamed skin. She has found that using the cbdMD acne treatment allows her to treat breakouts as they arise without irritating her skin. In her opinion, the natural ingredients in cbdMD are so soothing that even sensitive skin like hers can tolerate it!

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cbdMD clearskin moisturizer review

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Moisturizer

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Moisturizer Overview

Finding the right moisturizer can be a challenge – especially if you want to avoid harsh chemicals. If you are interested in a soothing moisturizer made from natural ingredients, cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Moisturizer is a great option.

With 500 mg of broad spectrum, THC-free CBD in each 4 ounce bottle, this moisturizer won’t clog your pore. It contains:

  • Hemp extract, including the cannabinoids cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol, and cannabinol;
  • Turmeric to calm and beautify skin;
  • Vitamin C, which has been shown to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin tone; and
  • Willow bark, which may shrink pores and reduce excess oil.

This product is independently tested by an ISO-certified lab for safety and efficacy. Like other cbdMD topical products, it is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and paraben-free. It is also vegan and non-GMO.

To use cbdMD’s clearskin moisturizer, simply apply a dime-sized amount to your freshly-washed face using your fingers. Gently massage the moisturizer in a circular motion, using in the morning and evening for best results. To prevent degradation of the natural ingredients, it should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Our Review of cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Moisturizer

As a Michigan-based company, our team knows firsthand how harsh winter weather – and dry indoor conditions from the furnace – can affect our skin. That is why we have come to love this moisturizer. It keeps our skin hydrated without clogging our pores like heavy moisturizers can.

According to one of our employees, her skin has changed for the better since trying this moisturizer: “I don’t have rosacea, but my skin (especially my cheeks) is often reddish.  I have tried product after product in an attempt to find something that actually works. I can report that I have found the holy grail of moisturizers: this lotion calms my skin, keeping it soft and clear. Best of all, I no longer look like I’m blushing! I’m a huge fan of this moisturizer.”

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cbdMD clearskin toner review

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Toner

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Toner Overview

In recent years, our skincare routines have become a lot more complicated – and perhaps better than ever. Whether you follow a 10 step K-beauty process or are a pretty basic wash and lotion person, a toner is a great way to balance your skin and prep your face for moisturizer. cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Toner accomplishes this goal without drying out your skin.

Made with broad spectrum CBD, this toner also contains turmeric, willow bark, and witch hazel. This combination helps to keep your skin calm and control excess oil while gently cleaning, exfoliating, and minimizing pores. Like other cbdMD Botanicals products, it is cruelty, paraben and gluten-free, and is also vegan and non-GMO.

Each 8 ounce bottle contains 500 mg of American-grown CBD. To use, shake well and then mist onto your face and neck before applying moisturizer. It can be used one to two times per day, or as needed.

Our Review of cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Toner

You might remember the harsh toners of the 1980’s that burned as you applied them to your skin (which you thought meant that it was working!). Modern-day toners are a completely different ballgame – especially gentle, all natural toners like cbdMD’s version.

One member of our team spent time during the pandemic learning more about skincare. After dealing with sensitive, acne-prone skin for years, she decided to finally do something about it. Switching to cbdMD products – and in particular, this toner – has been a game changer. According to her, “I use this toner every morning and night after washing my face. It feels refreshing and soothing. Since I started using it a few months ago, I have found that my moisturizer sinks in better…and my skin is clearer overall. While I am still tinkering with other aspects of my skincare routine, I plan to stick with this toner!”

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cbdMD clearskin bundle review

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Bundle

cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Bundle Overview

Many people find that using products from the same company can help improve their skin. These products are designed to work together, which can maximize the benefits of each individual product. If you are looking for a CBD-based skincare line, consider the cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Bundle.

This bundle is specially designed for people with aging, inflamed, or blemish-prone skin. It includes three products:

  • cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Toner: 8 ounces, 500 mg of CBD per bottle
  • cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Moisturizer: 4 ounces, 500 mg of CBD per bottle
  • cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Be Gone Acne Spot Treatment: 1 ounce, 250 mg of CBD per bottle

As described in greater detail above, each of these treatments is made with industrial hemp grown in the United States, and is THC-free. All products in this bundle are vegan and non-GMO. They are also paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Our Review of cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Bundle

We absolutely love the Clearskin line by cbdMD. We have found that the bundle is a great way for people to reap the full benefits of these products, as the calming properties are amplified when used together.

One of our employees loves using CBD topicals. She reports: “the cbdMD Botanicals Clearskin Bundle has saved my skin! I have dealt with acne since my teens. As an adult, I decided to finally do something about it. Layering these great CBD products on my skin has helped to bring down irritation and reduce breakouts. I finally feel confident going make-up free!”

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cbdMD cbd freeze roller review

cbdMD CBD Freeze Roller

cbdMD CBD Freeze Roller Overview

If you have ever played sports – or been diagnosed with arthritis – you are probably familiar with those tubs of blue gel that sort of burns as you apply it and makes you smell like a medicine cabinet. In 2021, we have better options – like the cbdMD CBD Freeze Roller.

This product is formulated to absorb quickly and leave no residue behind. It contains five all-natural active ingredients:

  • Hemp extract (broad spectrum CBD);
  • Menthol to provide a cooling sensation;
  • Aloe vera to soothe skin;
  • Arnica extract (wolf’s bane) to ease discomfort; and
  • Tea tree oil to calm skin.

Working together, these ingredients help to relieve sore muscles and other aches and pains. Each 3 ounce bottle contains 750 mg of CBD extracted from American-grown hemp. Like other cbdMD products, it has been independently tested for quality and efficacy.

The freeze roller comes with a convenient roll-top, which means that it is easy to apply anywhere that hurts. It’s also easy to toss into your bag to take to work, the gym, or anywhere else you may need it.

To use, just roll the bottle over affected areas 2 to 4 times per day, and allow it to absorb into the skin. You will quickly feel a cooling sensation. When you first use it, apply a small amount until you know how your skin will react to it.

Our Review of cbdMD CBD Freeze Roller

As we get older, we all start to notice little aches and pains that were not there before. At Green Wellness Life, we have discovered that one of the best ways to deal with being sore is to keep a bottle of cbdMD’s CBD Freeze Roller handy.

In our experience, this product smells great and is super easy to apply. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t stain – which means that we can use it throughout the day when we aren’t feeling our best. In one staffer’s opinion, “The combination of the CBD and arnica extract really seems to relieve pain and inflammation. I am a huge fan!”

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cbdMD cbd bath bombs review

cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs

cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs Overview

Bath bombs have exploded in popularity in recent years (pun intended). They are a great way to add a little something extra to your bath. If you want to add the benefits of CBD to your soak, try cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs.

Each bath bomb contains 100 mg of broad spectrum, THC-free CBD. These bath bombs come in six options:

  1. Rejuvenate, with eucalyptus essential oil
  2. Romance, with frankincense essential oil
  3. Restore, with a blend of essential oils
  4. Resist, with lavender essential oil
  5. Relax, with lavender essential oil
  6. Rise, with eucalyptus essential oil

Each bath bomb is formulated with coconut oil, kaolin clay – a gentle cleanser – and epsom salts to increase blood flow and open up pores.  The colors used in these bath bombs won’t stain your tub, and are safe for your skin.

To use, just fill up your tub with warm or hot water and drop one into the water. It will fizzle before dissolving completely. As you relax in the bath, the CBD will be absorbed through your skin. These bath bombs can be used as often as you like.

Our Review of cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs

After a difficult 2020, we made a resolution in 2021 to engage in more self-care. These bath bombs are a great way to do just that. Filled with essential oils and healing components like epsom salts, we have found that they help us relax more deeply than ever before.

Running a small business during a pandemic can be pretty stressful. One of our employees combats this stress with the cbdMD Relax bath bomb. After a long day, she pops one into the bathtub and just lets her stress melt away. The effects of the aromatherapy and the CBD combine to help her chill out after a tough day.

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cbdMD broad spectrum CBD oil review

cbdMD Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

cbdMD Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Overview

CBD oil is well known for its health and wellness benefits. Taking CBD oil under your tongue (sublingually) is known to be one of the most effective ways to consume it. If you are interested in trying CBD oil, cbdMD Broad Spectrum CBD Oil is a good option.

Each 1 ounce bottle contains 1,500 mg of broad spectrum CBD. Each serving (one dropper full) has 50 mg of CBD, with no THC.  It comes in two natural flavors: orange or berry.

cbdMD’s super broad spectrum CBD is suspended in MCT oil. To take it, simply fill the dropper to the halfway mark (known as a “full” dropper) and place the oil under your tongue. Let it sit for a moment, then swallow. You can take this CBD oil once or twice per day.

Our Review of cbdMD Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Many CBD oils are difficult to take because of the earthy flavor of CBD – or the dreaded “hemp burp.” This product is different. The natural flavors make it easy to swallow – in fact, the orange CBD oil is one of our favorites!

One of our employees describes the flavor as tasting like fresh-squeezed orange – sweet and bright. She has been taking the oil daily for several months to help her cope with anxiety and insomnia. According to her, “I look forward to taking this oil every day. While I wasn’t sure if it was working at first, after taking it consistently every day for a month, I am a convert. I sleep better at night instead of tossing and turning, worrying about everything from the state of the world to the state of my finances. It has been a lifesaver in managing my anxiety levels – and lets me live a happier life.” 

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cbdMD broad spectrum softgels review

cbdMD Broad Spectrum Softgels

cbdMD Broad Spectrum Softgels Overview

CBD oil isn’t for everyone. It can be difficult to get a specific serving size, and the taste doesn’t appeal to all palates. If you want a convenient way to get a measured serving size of CBD each day – without a grassy taste – consider cbdMD Broad Spectrum Softgels.

Each softgel contains 25 mg of broad spectrum CBD, which means that it contains no THC – but it does have all of the other beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant. With 60 softgels per bottle, you will get 1500 mg of CBD in each container.

These capsules are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. They are independently tested, with the certificate of analysis available online for your review. 

To take these CBD softgels, simply swallow one capsule per day with water. After you know how your body reacts to the CBD, you can increase the serving size to two capsules per day. For best results, take the softgels at the same time each day.

Our Review of cbdMD Broad Spectrum Softgels

While we don’t mind the flavor of CBD, there are some days when it is just easier (and quicker) to pop a CBD capsule and go. That is why we are big fans of these cbdMD softgels. There is no guesswork involved in taking these capsules – just 25 mg of CBD each, and nothing fake or artificial about them.

One member of the Green Wellness Life team gets a lot of cramping each month when she has her period. She has found that these softgels are one of the best ways to deal with PMS symptoms, including menstrual cramps. She takes one each morning, and reports that her “time of the month” has been a whole lot less painful. She has recommended these softgels to all of her friends – and plans to keep using them indefinitely!

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cbdMD cbd peanut butter for dogs review

Paw CBD by cbdMD CBD Infused Peanut Butter

Paw CBD by cbdMD CBD Infused Peanut Butter Overview

Just like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) to maintain balance in their bodies. CBD is thought to interact with the ECS in ways that are still unknown – but seem to produce beneficial effects in pets and people. One tasty way to give your dog the benefit of CBD is by using Paw CBD by cbdMD Infused Peanut Butter.

Each tablespoon of this human-grade peanut butter contains 10 mg of broad spectrum CBD, extracted from hemp grown right here in the United States. A 16 ounce container has 300 mg of CBD. This product is free of soy, and contains just 3 all-natural ingredients, including:

  • Dry-roasted peanuts;
  • Hemp extract (CBD); and
  • MCT oil

This product is THC-free, so you don’t have to worry about your dog getting high. It is independently tested by a third party laboratory so that you can have peace of mind knowing that your pup is only getting what you want – and nothing that you don’t want.

This treat can be mixed into food or given directly to your dog. Depending on the weight of your dog, you might give them anywhere from ½ tablespoon (25 lbs or under) to 2 tablespoons (75 lbs or more) daily, or as an occasional treat. 

Our Review of Paw CBD by cbdMD CBD Infused Peanut Butter

At Green Wellness Life, we love our four-legged friends – and we want them to live their best lives. One way that we do that is by giving them CBD to help them maintain calm and reduce aches and pains.

One of our dogs, Rizzo, was adopted from a shelter after being dumped by a previous owner. Rizzo had a tough start in life, so he can be pretty anxious when she is left alone – or when meeting new people. He is also a picky eater, turning away from most treats.

This CBD infused peanut butter has helped Rizzo immensely. He absolutely loves getting a scoop in his kibble each morning – and we love how it seems to help him maintain a level of chill that we have never seen before. Since he started eating this peanut butter, Rizzo has gone from a dog that will tear up your house when you leave him alone to a dog who is now okay with being by himself for periods of time. We highly recommend this product!

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cbdMD cbd pet soft chews review

Paw CBD by cbdMD Pet CBD Soft Chews

Paw CBD by cbdMD Pet CBD Soft Chews Overview

If you like the idea of CBD for your pup, but want an easier way to dole out a specific serving size of CBD, then a chew might be your best bet. One of our favorites is Paw CBD by cbdMD Pet CBD Soft Chews.

We offer two flavors of these soft chews, each of which has 10 mg of THC-free broad spectrum CBD per chew:

  • Chicken and Bacon
  • Turkey (Calm)

Each container has 30 chews, for a total of 300 mg of CBD per jar.

The main ingredients in these high quality chews are CBD, MCT oil, and natural flavorings. They also contain flaxseed and rosemary extract to boost your dog’s wellbeing. Because these chews are soft, they are easy on the teeth – which is especially important for senior dogs.

All Paw CBD by cbdMD products are tested by a third party laboratory. They are made from hemp grown in the United States, and are non-GMO. The recommended serving size is 1 mg of CBD per 10 pounds, so a 50 pound dog would get half a chew (5 mg of CBD) daily. After you know how your pup responds to the CBD, you can adjust the serving size.

Our Review of Paw CBD by cbdMD Pet CBD Soft Chews

When you adopt a dog, they become a member of your family. As they get older, it can be hard to see them struggle with things that used to be easy for them, like getting in and out of the car, going up stairs, or hopping onto your bed at night.

Our dog Molly, has been showing her age lately. We started her on a regimen of one cbdMD chicken and bacon soft chew per day after consulting with her vet. While the effects weren’t immediate, after a couple of weeks, we noticed that she has a lot more energy. We don’t have to drag her out for walks anymore – and she can go up and down the stairs with ease. We plan to keep giving her these great soft chews.

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Buy cbdMD Products Online at Green Wellness Life

You have a lot of choices when it comes to CBD products. If you are looking for high quality, well-made CBD products that are 100% THC free, cbdMD might be the way to go. We offer a range of cbdMD products to meet your needs, from skincare to CBD oils to pet products.

At Green Wellness Life, we are committed to providing our customers with information they need to make a decision that works best for them. While we aren’t doctors and cannot diagnose or treat any medical condition, we can offer you our own experiences with these products. We are also available to help you as you shop for CBD.

If you have any questions, give us a call at (888) 772-7875 (M – F, 9 am to 4 pm EST). You can also fill out our online contact form or click the live chat button.

About David Kranker

David KrankerDavid Kranker is the digital marketing manager at Green Wellness Life. David is passionate about CBD and making well-sourced CBD information/research accessible to all. David likes to keep his finger on the pulse of the CBD industry to report the latest studies, statistics, and findings from the community.


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