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Battle of the Topicals

A year ago I got 2 tattoos. For the healing process, I decided to use Whauser’s CBD Topical. One day as I was applying it, I wondered if it could possibly help with my eczema. So for those next 2 months, I applied it to my eczema. When I finally ran out of it, I decided that instead of getting Whauser again, I would get Earthley’s Soothing Skin Balm, made specifically for eczema. Both topicals helped my eczema, but I still had some problems with each of them. Today I’ll be comparing the 2 topicals and give my opinion on which I think is best.

Whauser CBD

Whauser is a CBD topical that comes in a 1oz bottle. It is small, but you really didn’t need to apply a lot onto the area. With that said, it lasted somewhere between 3 or 4 months, which is impressive considering that I was also using it on my tattoos every day.

What's Whauser CBD like?

It was somewhat sticky and it took quite a while to absorb into my skin. If it came into contact with my clothing I’d have to wash them asap. It wouldn’t stain them horribly, it was more like when you spill juice or coffee on yourself. You know that stain will be there for a bit, but once it is out of the wash it will be fine.

Did it help my eczema?

I started seeing a difference after 4 days. It helped my eczema well, it decreased my rash and reduced some of the swelling and redness. Just not enough. Sadly, it didn’t help at all with the burning sensation. For the most part, it was great if I didn’t want my eczema to be visible, but for the actual burning and itchiness, I’d have to resort to something else. It helped amazingly with my tattoos though, they healed incredibly fast.

Would I recommend it?

I don’t think I’d recommend it for eczema, but if you’re getting a tattoo and are interested in using CBD, then I couldn't recommend it enough.

Earthley's Soothing Skin Balm

I purchased Earthley's 4oz jar of Soothing Skin Balm. It is made specifically for eczema and dry skin. It is a fairly large container. I still have plenty of product even though I have been using it for 5 months. And I highly doubt I'll be running out of this anytime soon since I have used so little.

Did it help my eczema?

It basically has done what Whauser did, except it actually helps with the burning and itchiness. I started to notice a difference on day one. That's right, one entire day and there was already a difference. Just after two uses the swelling went down, it wasn’t as red as it usually is, and it hardly burned.

Did I like it?

After two weeks of use, my rash was barely visible and it hardly burned. When it did burn, it was because I ate something that triggered it. That’s the other great thing about this, every now and then I can indulge just a little and not break out in a horrific flare. And unlike Whauser, it absorbs within about 5 to 10 minutes and it doesn’t stain or get sticky.

Final thoughts

If it’s not obvious, I highly recommend Earthley’s Soothing Skin Balm, it worked the best for me and it's affordable. Although for my next tattoo I will definitely be using Whauser's CBD topical, while not a winner for eczema, it's a champion for healing tattoos!

Have you tried either of these products? What was your experience?

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