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The best numbing cream, spray & gel
Can you use numbing cream before waxing?
Yes, you can. Please read and follow the instructions on the product before applying numbing cream.
*Estheticians- Scroll to the bottom to get a tip on how to retail numbing creams to clients!
As a professional waxer with over 11 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.
CAUTION: READ THE LEAFLETS AND BOXES ATTACHED TO THE PRODUCTS! 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 https://www.livestrong.com/article/175440-dangers-of-lidocaine-cream/
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.
*Before you use a numbing cream check with your service provider to make sure it’s ok
(some numbing creams are not available in all countries)
OUR #1 BESTSELLER
I had my reservations at first. It was a bit more expensive than some of the others I have tried but this one is by far my favourite. I was also really impressed that the company reached out to me and sent me a sample.
WHAT MAKES IT BETTER?
Non-invasive and Hypoallergenic
Completely reversible and does not produce any residual effect on the nerve fibre
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
Applicable to all skin type
*Tip for estheticians- Numbing creams make an excellent retail product. You can also use it as an add on and charge for an application right before the wax. I usually apply it to the bikini area right when the client comes in (provided they have no contraindications). Then I proceed with all other services first and finish with that area last.