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Nordic Cosmetics Day Cream SPF 15 Review

Have you ever considered adding CBD to sunscreen? That’s exactly what Nordic Oil does with its CBD & vitamin C day cream.

This product sounds great in theory because CBD’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help protect the skin from sun damage and offer other benefits.

Unfortunately, as is the case with many of Nordic Cosmetics’ products, this cream contains too little CBD to offer any real benefits. It makes more sense to look for a stronger product or just buy a separate CBD balm.

Price/Value 3/5

Nordic Cosmetics’ day cream costs £0.39 per mg of CBD, which is close to the average price for similar products. This price is not particularly cheap, but considering how many ingredients are needed to make an effective sunscreen, it’s to be expected.

CBD Potency 3/5

This cream has a low CBD potency of 2 mg/mL. This isn’t sufficient to make use of CBD’s beneficial properties such as inflammation reduction. We prefer topical products to contain at least 5 mg per mL.

Hemp Source 4/5

Nordic Oil’s hemp plants are non-GMO and grown organically in Europe. This is a solid hemp source, but it can be improved. We’d like Nordic Oil to order third-party lab tests for pesticides and other contaminants to verify the quality of its hemp.

It would also be nice if the company obtained an organic hemp certification from the EU.

Purpose/Uses 3/5

Nordic Cosmetics’ day cream is designed to function mainly as sunscreen. That’s why it contains multiple UV-filtering compounds and vitamins C and E. Unfortunately, it doesn’t contain enough CBD: the star ingredient.

Product Variations 3/5

You have only one option when it comes to Nordic Cosmetics’ day cream. It’d be great if there were multiple variants with different CBD strengths and SPF values.

But we can’t fault Nordic Oil for only offering one product option because this cream is already unique and difficult to find elsewhere.

Formula/Ingredients 4/5

On paper, the formula used for this cream is great. It contains UV-filtering compounds, antioxidant and photoprotective vitamins C and E, and CBD. However, it loses points for its low CBD potency.

Nordic Cosmetics Day Cream SPF 15 Review

Article By
Gleb Oleinik , last updated on March 1, 2022

CBD For Skincare

CBD can benefit the skin by reducing inflammation, supporting the regeneration of new skin cells, and improving the hydration and elasticity of the epidermis. Some people are using CBD products to treat specific skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more.

The best CBD skincare products provide a high concentration of CBD per mL of cream and include other skin-supportive ingredients to improve the effects of CBD. Look for signs of third-party testing, organic hemp, and full-spectrum extracts.

About the Company: Nordic Oil

Nordic Oil is a European CBD company established in 2018. Its offerings include CBD oils, capsules, topicals, cosmetics, concentrates, e-liquids, isolate powders, pet products, and CBD-infused multivitamins.

The company is unique for providing customers in different European countries with a separate website showcasing a distinct product lineup. It also has a dedicated site for American shoppers.

Nordic Oil sources most of its hemp from Europe. Meanwhile, its American products are produced from California-grown plants. In both cases, Nordic Oil uses CO2 extraction and orders third-party tests to verify the potency of its products.

Cost & Potency

Nordic Cosmetics’ day cream costs £0.39 per mg of CBD. As far as CBD-infused creams go, this is just around the average. While this price might seem expensive, it’s mostly due to all of the extra ingredients needed to formulate an effective sunscreen.

Still, if we’re paying £35.00 for a small container of cream, we’d like it to have more CBD.

Like other CBD creams offered by Nordic Oil, this product has a low CBD potency of 2 mg per mL. This potency is too weak to offer any real benefits. For reference, we recommend that topical CBD products provide at least 5 mg/mL.

Cost Breakdown of Nordic Cosmetics Cream SPF 15 — CBD & Vitamin C:

Product Image Product Name Total Price Total CBD Content Cost per mg CBD Potency (mg/mL)
Nordic Cosmetics Cream SPF 15 — CBD & Vitamin C £35.00 90 mg £0.39 2 mg/mL

Hemp Source

This cream contains pure CBD isolate crystals sourced from non-GMO, organic European hemp. Although this sounds like a great hemp source, it can be improved upon.

For one, Nordic Oil should utilize third-party lab tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants. These tests would go a long way towards verifying the quality of its hemp source. Ideally, Nordic should also try to obtain an organic hemp certification from the EU.

Related: The Importance of Third-Party Testing in the Cannabis Industry.


As the name suggests, this product is intended to be used as a day cream. Specifically, Nordic Oil says it’s meant to protect your skin from sun damage. To that end, it contains multiple ingredients known for their antioxidant and sun-protective properties, like vitamins C and E.

They work well with CBD, whose antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects can further protect your delicate skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The only problem is the low CBD potency.


This day cream contains many standard ingredients such as emulsifiers and UV-filtering compounds. For example, it contains Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, a safe and effective UV blocker commonly used in European sunscreen products.

However, its key ingredients are CBD isolate and the vitamins C and E. These two vitamins are commonly added to sunscreen because of their research-backed antioxidant and photo-protectant properties. They pair well for sun protection with CBD’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

All in all, we like this formula, but it needs to contain much more CBD.

Nordic Oil Shipping & Return Policy

Nordic Cosmetics’ day cream is available in select European countries. Since Nordic Oil offers free shipping for European orders over £29,99, this cream automatically qualifies.

If you wish to return this product, Nordic Oil provides a full refund or exchange on all orders returned within 30 days of purchase. In our experience, the company has fast and effective customer service so you shouldn’t run into any problems.

Final Verdict: Effective Sunscreen, But Too Little CBD

If you’re interested in adding CBD to your sunscreen regimen, we recommend choosing a more potent product.

Cannabidiol is a great addition to sunscreen because its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can help to further protect your skin from the sun and provide other, general skin benefits.

Besides, the other ingredients in this cream, such as vitamins C and E, are great for sun protection as well. The only problem is that Nordic Cosmetics’ day cream contains too little CBD: the recurring problem of most topical CBD products.

You’re better off applying CBD to your skin separately or finding a product with a higher potency (5 mg/mL or higher).

Nordic Oil

4.67 / 5