Hush and Numb Master are counted among the popular numbing cream brands. Both are used for various skin processes including tattooing, piercing, waxing and laser treatments.

If you are looking to choose the best between them, here is a comparison which may help you.

Let’s start with HUSH Anaesthetic first:

Hush Gel

HUSH Anaesthetic:

Hush Anesthetic is counted among popular tattoo numbing cream and have 3.5/5 star rating with over 700 reviews on Amazon.  Hush is “specifically engineered for tattoos with both the client and artist in mind”, according to its website. Hush gel contains 4% lidocaine along with the some botanical extracts like green tea and aloe.  Its manufacturers claim that it is free from animal testing, epinephrine and paraben.

Hush reduces the pain, skin irritation and redness. It is very simple to use.

Apply a thick layer of Hush gel to the surface before an hour and spread evenly. Use a plastic wrap for an hour and remove it for a tattooing. A 60 gram bottle is enough for medium sized tattoos while 120 gram bottle will be enough for large tattoos.

Products Highlights:

  • It can keep your skin numb for 1-2 hours
  • It generally takes about 20-30 minutes to start working
  • The cost is within range of other brands in this market.

The ingredients for HUSH Anaesthetic include:

4% Lidocaine, Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40B, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Menthol, Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) Root Extract, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone

Numb Master:

Numb master

Like Hush, Numb Master is a popular topical anesthetic brand that is both recommended by tattoo artists and dermatologist. The product has received 3.5/5 star rating on Amazon with over 500 testimonials on its products. It guarantees a numbing effect of one hour. As per the instructions given on the pack, you should clean the skin with soap and water before using the cream. Apply liberally the cream over the skin and cover it with a plastic wrap for an hour.

The Ingredients of Numb Master Include:

Lidocaine 5%, Water, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Lecithin, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-10, Cholesterol, Allantoin

Product Highlight:

  • It can keep your skin numb for 1-2 hours
  • It generally takes about 20-30 minutes to start working
  • The cost is within range of other brands in this market


After going through the specifications of both brands, you must have understood that which is best for you according to the process and budget. I have found that Hush anesthetic gel is good for tattooing, piercing and laser hair or tattoo removal which last up to hours. On the other hand, Numb Master is good choice for minor piercing, small tattoos and waxing at home.

Remember, everyone will respond differently either of the products. Besides, make sure to read the guidelines given on the pack before using the numbing cream.