For Strongest / Best Pain Relief or Numbing, What Works Best: Cream or Gel?

Have you ever wondered why we have so many different format options in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics? In particular, topical applications such as gels, liquid gels, sprays, creams, lotions, ointments, salves, tinctures, suspensions – What’s the difference, and what are the advantages to each?

We would like to take you deeper into our professional review of two particular formulations – Creams and Gels. One of the great uses of the internet is that it serves as a forum for controversy. The great debate over whether gels or creams are better is alive and well, and is nowhere better exemplified than in pain relief creams and pain relief gels. Using pain relief creams and gels with pharmaceutical agents like lidocaine is quite popular for anything from tattoos, to waxing, microblading to off label treatment of chronic forms of arthritis. But what works best at killing / numbing the pain?