Most of the customers and readers continuously ask me if numbing cream works for hair removal process. If you are one of them, you will be glad to know that numbing cream works in hair removal processes. Whether it’s laser hair removal or simple waxing at home, removing the hair test your pain tolerance power. Whereas pulling your hair out with a strip is somehow painful, an intense laser beams used in laser hair removal can be discomforting.

This is why choosing a right numbing cream is the good investment to reduce your pain occurring in any hair removal method.

I have tried and tested various numbing creams and check their reviews on several shopping site.

Here I have listed the numbing creams

Dr. Numb:

Dr. Numb is considered an efficient topical anesthetic for a variety of cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal. The cream contains 5 % Lidocaine, thereby reducing pain and discomfort occurring from the intense laser beams. There is no side effect with Dr. Numb have been reported yet. Use it an hour before your laser treatment. It is FDA approved product.

Deep Numb:

Deep Numb effectively numbs your skin and minimizes the pain and discomfort. The cream dulls the pain receptors that send pain signals to the brain. The manufacturer claims that the cream can provider up to 2 hours of numbing effect. A 10g tube can be used on the 3’’x3’’ of your skin.


Hush is the popular topical anesthetic being recognized by many tattooist and dermatologist. Its special formula minimizes the pain occurring during the laser hair removal process. Besides containing 4% lidocaine, the cream has botanical extracts like green tea and aloe vera.

It is free from animal testing, paraben, and epinephrine.

Hush can be used for piercing, waxing, electrolysis, permanent make-up and derma rolling other than tattooing.

Apply a thick layer of HUSH gel to the skin before an hour and spread evenly. Use a plastic cling or wrap to cover that area to potent the heat. A 120 gram pack is enough for the total body hair removal.

TOPICAINE 5% Numbing Gel:

Topicaine has 5% lidocaine and reaches deep into skin layers to dull the nerve endings. It can be used for tattooing, piercing and hair removal. It claims to provide a numbing effect for one hour. Topicaine contains some natural herbs like Shea butter, Jojoba seed oil and glycerin. It also soothes the skin irritation after the hair removal process due to its natural and moisturizing contents.


Being an anesthetic gel, Greencaine is non-greasy and can be easily wiped off. Besides having 4% microemulsion, the numbing gel is packed with the goodness of aloe vera and jojoba oil for skin healing. Greencaine comes with a 3 years of shelf life. Besides tattooing and other cosmetic procedures, Greencaine numbing cream soothes minor irritations, burns, and insect bites.

LidocainePlus Cream:

If you are looking for a budget numbing cream for hair removal, you can try Lidocaine Plus cream. However, the cream is more of a relief cream than an anesthetic cream. In simple words, the cream reduces your pain, but it won’t numb your skin. The cream contains 4% lidocaine hydrochloride. Besides, you can use the cream for minor burns, sunburns, insect bites and other minor irritants. It is better if you use the cream after hair removal to soothe your skin.


LMX 5 is the product of Ferndale, a US pharmaceutical company known for its dermatology innovation. This product is especially designed for laser hair removal. It contains 5% lidocaine and it soaks into the skin gently. However, you are required to let it sit on your skin for at least one hour.

Numb 520:

Numb 520 is the product of Ebanel Laboratories, California, an organization known for its high quality skin care products and stem cell-conditioned media technology. You can feel the numbness within 5 minutes of the application while it takes 25 minutes to reach the maximum numbing effect, which is higher than most of the numbing creams. It contains 5% lidocaine and goes well with many hair removal processes.


Here are some of the best numbing creams for hair removal available on the market. These creams are useful to reduce the pain and discomfort. However, they aren’t magic, and results vary from person to person.

But one thing is for sure that these creams are boon for the people who are not very good with handling pain. Hopefully it can be the thing that encourages you to go through the process to get that smooth and beautiful skin free from unwanted hair.