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Top numbing cream picks

Which numbing cream is the best? We dive into some of the top numbing cream products available on the internet.

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As a professional waxer with over 10 years of experience, I am often asked, what the best numbing cream for waxing is? 

There are a variety of numbing creams, sprays, and gels out there, so how did I compare all of them?


Price: There was a wide variety of prices from $10-$200.

Effectiveness: I only chose to look at products with 4% lidocaine or higher.  Anything less than that is not really gonna do anything.

Ratings:  This is a hard one since the person has to use it properly in order to be effective. Also, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. And people with coarser, thicker or more hair or first time waxers will experience more pain than others.

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 Lidocaine cream is a topical anesthetic used for numbing the skin in certain procedures, such as skin biopsies, hot waxing, laser hair removal and mammograms.


According to the “Journal of Drugs In Dermatology,” when used in small amounts and low concentrations over small areas of the body, it is considered safe. It can cause dangerous side effects when used in higher concentrations over larger body areas.


After application, lidocaine cream should be washed off the hands completely. It should never be applied to broken skin.  Lidocaine can also affect your breathing, cause seizures and cause an irregular heartbeat.   So always check with your doctor before using creams with lidocaine.  From

So take it all with a grain of salt.  I’m not a scientist I am simply laying out the Numbing creams, sprays, and gels with 4% or higher of lidocaine in them.  It’s up to you to choose the best one for you.

Our top numbing cream picks

Dr. Numb 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream for Pain Relief, 30g Max Strength Pain Relief Anesthetic Cream with Vitamin E

Non-invasive and Hypoallergenic
Rapid onset of action (10-15 mins)
Duration of action lasts up to 4 hours
May be reapplied to prolong the numbness as necessary
Does not cause irritation of tissues and nerves
Contains Vitamin E for faster skin recovery

Numb Master Lidocaine 5% Topical Numbing Cream

Amazons Best Seller- Numb Master

This is one of our top numbing creams because it has a long duration of effect and lasts about 1 hour. The numbing effect will reach the optimal level within 20~25 minutes.

My opinion– I’ve never tried it.  People wish it was stronger but it has the strongest legal amount of lidocaine in it.  Seems Legit 🙂 but has a lot of mixed reviews

Zensa Numbing Cream 5% Lidocaine

The most natural- Zensa

Extensive product Research + Development ensures that the cream works quickly and lasts longer (30-45 minute absorption and lasts for over 3 hours). Backed by a 3-year shelf life.

My Opinion: This is another high-end option. I’ve tried it and it works great.

 Gigi Anesthetic Numbing Spray,

The spa endorsed product- Gigi Numbing Spray

The top numbing cream recommended by all Spa professionals is GiGi Anesthetic Numbing Spray for Sensitive Skin. This topical anesthetic penetrates the surface of the skin numbing the area to be epilated within minutes

My Opinion: I use this in the spa because it works the fastest and is a spray form.  It’s also pretty inexpensive compared to the other

No matter which numbing product you choose make sure you read the instructions on the box for contraindications and maximum relief.


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Check out our top numbing creams for waxing.

I’d love to hear if you have found any other numbing products or if you have any experiences with any of these products.