CBD against eczema

What is eczema?

Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disease that causes itching, dry skin, rashes, scaly patches and skin infections. This skin condition affects people of all ages but mainly affects infants and children. It can be triggered by exposure to extreme climatic conditions, stress, an allergy or by genetic transmission.


Different types of eczema

Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is the most popular and widespread and occurs due to excessive dryness and dysfunction of the skin barrier. Favored by a genetic predisposition, this disease can be triggered and aggravated by allergens, irritation caused by certain clothes or products, stress and climatic changes. It is characterized by the appearance of red patches with vesicles and crusts generating lesions. Its evolution is done by period of relapses interspersed by periods of remission.


Contact eczema or contact dermatitis is triggered by inflammation of the skin caused by sensitization to an allergen that has come into contact with the skin or contact with chemicals, detergents, or cosmetic products containing alcohol. It appears between 24 to 48 hours after contact in the form of redness, red patches or swelling of the skin in a specific location. This allergic reaction can occur even in the absence of genetic background favoring the allergy.


Vascular stasis eczema is an inflammation of the skin on the lower legs caused by the appearance of chronic oedema due to chronic venous insufficiency. This skin pathology also causes swelling and scaling.


Dyshidrotic eczema also called dyshidrosis is caused by heat. This form of eczema is characterized by the presence of small blisters and thick red skin on the hands and feet. These origins are not clearly defined, it may be atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis that has deteriorated or be triggered by other factors such as tobacco and humidity.

Why CBD?

In case you are prone to this condition, the most important thing to do on a daily basis is to keep your skin well moisturized. This will help soothe the itching. This is why CBD can be an ideal addition to your treatment and routine.

  Studies on the effectiveness of CBD in people with eczema are limited. However, a study published in 2019 by Italian scientists has shown that CBD can significantly improve skin elasticity and hydration. During the same year, Hungarian researchers have proven that CBD significantly impacts the formation and regeneration of the skin barrier.

How does it work?

Cannabidiol, also called CBD, acts on the endocannabinoid system composed of cannabinoid membrane receptors called CB1 and CB2, and endocannabinoids present throughout the body. Endocannabinoids, derived from fatty acids, activate the CB1 and CB2 receptors which act on the nervous system and the immune system, bones and skin. It is by acting on these sensors that CBD proves its effectiveness against skin diseases.

What oils should I use to keep my skin moisturized?

oils with CBD

Given the many benefits of CBD for the care of eczema-prone skin, at Sowé we offer L'huile CBD, L'huil de massage and L'huile précieuse.

When applied to the skin, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the epidermis and provides benefits such as skin hydration, reduced itching and inflammation. So we can suggest:


  • L'huile CBD and L'huile de massage, with broad-spectrum CBD extract, can be considered a good skin hydration booster and can be incorporated into your daily skincare cream for easy introduction into your personal care routine.


Plant-based oils

L'huile précieuse, with an isolated CBD extract and 6 distinct synergies of 9 vegetable oils of natural origin, cold pressed and certified organic.


  • Macadamia oil is also an excellent moisturizer, you can find it in all our oils and in greater quantities in L'huile précieuse n° 1, 2 and 3


  • Non-greasy, argan oil quickly penetrates the skin, preserves its hydration and has softening properties. Its high content of vitamin E and various fatty acids make it the perfect care product for the skin. You can find it in our L'huile précieuse, especially in higher concentration in L'huile précieuse n°2 and n°4.


You can read more about the benefits and differences of the CBD extracts used in our products here and to find out how to incorporate our oils into your daily routine, you can consult This article.




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