8 Best Numbing Creams for Laser Hair Removal


Being “fuzz-free” is something many women choose to adhere to and is something that’s been gong on all across the world for a very long time. There are a number of different methods available when it comes to hair removal, including shaving, waxing, and applying various hair-removing creams. And while all of these methods are very effective in their own right, they all share one common problem: the effects are temporary. 

With laser hair removal, you can achieve the same flawless look forever, after just a few sessions. Imagine that. No more clogged up razors or dried up creams to mess with. No more costly trips to the salon for that monthly, fortnightly, or even weekly, defuzz.

The problem is, for some people, laser hair removal can be painful. And this is the reason that many people shy away from it. However, what they might not know, is that there are some fantastic products out there called numbing creams that will reduce or remove this discomfort so that you too can enjoy that fuzz free feeling indefinitely. 

Numbing creams work by temporarily numbing the skin’s surface. They have been specially designed to stop your body’s pain receptors sending pain signals to the brain. While the effect may only last for a few hours at best, it’s usually enough to help diminish any discomfort experienced while undergoing laser hair removal. 

In this article, I’m going to point you in the right direction of some of the best ones available right now. I’ll let you know why I think they’re worthy of making the list and I’ll also let you know of anything I didn’t like about the product. So, with that in mind, let’s get started. 

Blue Emu Original Analgesic Cream

At first glance, it may not appear to be the most exciting product ever. That being said, it certainly looks better than some others on this list. And with a name like Blue-Emu, that’s advertising all in itself. 

This product works just like most other numbing creams out there. Within about 20 minutes of it being applied, you’ll start to feel the deep tingling effects as it begins to work its way into the desired area. 

As well as being easy to apply, and odor free, what makes this numbing cream stand out from the rest is that its special formula contains Emu oil. For those of you who are unaware, Emu oil has been deemed to be very effective for treating a number of health conditions, including being used as an anti-inflammatory. It’s also a very good painkiller, hence why it’s ideal for using prior to laser hair removal treatments. 

It’s great value, it’s got a fantastic name, and it works well. There’s not much more I could ask for from a product and for those reasons, and more, I’ve decided to name it the #1 Best Numbing Cream for Laser Hair Removal (in my opinion).  

Numb Master 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream for Pain Relief   

If you’re feeling a little nervous about the thought of your next laser hair removal procedure, then this may be the thing to help. 

This numbing cream on offer from Numb Master is one of the most amazing products I Have ever come across. It’s not uncommon to feel a little discomfort when undergoing laser hair removal, but when using this product, I felt nothing but a small amount of pressure on my skin.  

Induced with 5% Lidocaine for maximum pain relief, this numbing cream is definitely one of the better ones out there, in my opinion. It’s non-oily, non-greasy, and works really well. It has a long shelf life of around 2 years, and in terms of price, it’s slightly above average. 

One of the things I like most about this product is that it’s fast-acting. You can feel it starting to work with around 30 minutes of applying it. I also like the fast that it’s long-lasting with the full effects of the cream being felt for well over an hour.  So, all-in-all, not a bad buy at all. 

Aspercreme Pain Relieving Cream With Lidocaine 

No best of anything list would be complete without a bargain buy, and so here it is, Aspercreme. But don’t let the fact that it’s a little cheaper than the rest put you off as this product is amazing!

Made with 4% Lidocaine, this numbing cream is great for using prior to laser hair removal. It works by specifically targeting pain receptors to give you all the temporary relief you need while undergoing your laser procedure.  

Built with the user in mind, it comes with a no-mess applicator to ensure you get all that you pay for. There’s no horrible smell, it’s not sticky in any way, and it’s quick to dry. It may not work as fast as some of the other numbing creams on the list, but when it does come into effect, it lasts for hours.    

A versatile cream that’s excellent value for money, easy to apply, and odor-free. I think for those three things alone, this product is worth of a top spot on the list. Therefore, I declare Aspercreme the #3 Best Numbing Cream for Hair Removal.  

Maxocaine Maximum Strength Lidocaine Instant Pain Relief Roll-On 

When you’re in need of a little numbing prior to laser hair removal you may benefit greatly from using this product. This fantastic little concoction made from Maxocaine is a true force to be reckoned with. It’s fast-acting, quick-drying, and won’t numb your hands while applying it.  

This product has been specially designed to target pain receptors in order to quickly subside any discomfort and works well both before and after laser hair removal. It’s non-greasy and doesn’t have a lingering smell.

One of the things I like most about this numbing cream is that it comes in a roll-on applicator. This makes it super easy to put on and there’s less chance of over applying. And, while it may be strong, it’s also FDA certified, so is 100% safe.  

There’s no nasty smell and it absorbs quickly into the skin. On top of that it’s great value for money. So, if you’re looking for a numbing that works well, is easy to apply and won’t cost a fortune, this could be the product for you.  

Numb25 Lidocaine 5% Topical Numbing Cream

This non-oily cream is very effective when it comes to numbing your skin prior to having a laser hair removal treatment. As well as being made with 5% Lidocaine for pain relief, it’s also infused with Liposomal. This makes penetrating the skin even easier when it comes to delivering the numbing agent. 

Although it’s childproof, I found the packing to be super plain. You could quite easily miss this product when browsing, so that is one downside I found. However, in terms of effectiveness, it’s a whole different ball game. It’s quite a strong cream that kicks in pretty quick. Once applied, you can expect to feel the effects within around 20 minutes and will last for around 1-2 hours. 

The price is a little on the high side in comparison to some of the others on this list but it’s also more effective than some of the others too. And while the packaging may not catch your eye straight away, it does consider those small hands that could find their way to its location and stops them in their tracks. So, for those reasons, I’ve decided to make it a fair #5 on the list.  

Dr Numb Maximum Topical Anaesthetic Anorectal Cream

Take a quick trip to Dr Numb and free yourself from pain! Sure it may be a little pricier than some of the other options available, but if you’re not bothered about price and just want something that’s effective and works fast, this may be the product for you. 

Containing no less than 5% Lidocaine in its magical mix, this is one of the more effective numbing creams I’ve seen available. Not only does it start to work very quickly upon applying, it lasts much longer than most others on this list. And while it may be aimed more at those in the tattoo industry, but don’t let that put you off, as it works perfectly well as a pain reliever prior to laser hair removal too.   

One of the things I like most about this product is how quickly it absorbs into the skin. And while it has no effect on the way it works, I also like how bright and clear the packaging is. You can tell straight away what it is and what it can be used for. 

If it wasn’t for the cost, I would rate this cream as much higher on the last as it does work like a charm. However, being a sucker for a bargain, there are others on this list, with much greater value. So, with that in mind, I think it’s fair to make it #6 on the list.  

Greencaine Blast Numbing Cream for Laser Hair Removal  

If you’re looking for a numbing cream that works well, uses quality ingredients and money isn’t an issue, then Greencaine Blast may be the one for you.

It’s more of a gel than a cream but is just as effective. In fact, the manufacturers are that sure of its ability to help numb the pain prior to hair removal that they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. 

Upon using this product, I felt the effects pretty quickly and it lasted plenty long enough for me to complete my hair removal procedure without experiencing too much pain. To get the best effect you do need to be a little generous with it. But don’t worry as it’s easy to apply and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky.    

The only slight issue I did find is that compared with others on this list, it is a little on the expensive side. In terms of quality and effectiveness, it’s fantastic, but because there are so many others of great value on this list I’ve placed it towards the bottom. 

LMX 4 Topical Anaesthetic Cream 

If you’re looking for a numbing cream that works super-fast and lasts for ages, then you’ve come to the right place. Hair removal is never a fun process to go through, but at least with the help of this cream it can be relatively pain-free.  

This non-invasive cream applies evenly to your skin and doesn’t feel greasy in any way. It can be used pretty much anywhere on your body and typically lasts for around two hours.  

It may not be quite as strong as some of its competitors, but typically 4% Lidocaine should be enough to ease the pain in most cases, and certainly worked well for me. I found it easy to apply and the tingling sensation started almost instantly. Within around 20 minutes the area was numb enough to begin my hair removal procedure. 

My only small gripe with this numbing cream is the cost as it is a little more than most others on this list. Oh, and the fact that the packaging is a little on the boring side. Other than that, it’s an amazing product that I would have no problem in using again.  

I hope you enjoyed this article and are now one step closer to bagging yourself that perfect numbing cream. Just remember that no beauty treatment needs to be out of reach in fear of it being painful. Simply arm yourself with one of these babies and you’ll be set to face just about anything!