Asutra Chill Pain Away Magnesium CBD Cream ($35)
First up on the chill train: This pain-relieving cream that’s been dubbed a People Magazine beauty pick. It touts itself as a solution for sore, achy muscles in your neck, back, shoulders, feet, and everywhere in between (except internally—don’t do that).
As soon as I squeezed out a pump of this slightly sticky, lightweight lotion, I wondered whether or not it’d actually do any good. After all, I’m used to my soothing, pain-relieving products smelling vaguely minty and this one, despite claiming to be unscented, smelled rather earthy.
Let’s just say I wasn’t exactly off base with my doubts. While the product has earned nearly all 4- and 5-star reviews on the website, I didn’t experience what many claimed to be mind-blowing results. As always, I like to caveat that with the plain and simple fact that everyone is different, so I very well could be the outlier. Nevertheless, I’m here to tell my story, so listen up.
When I use topical CBD products in hopes of achieving pain relief, it’s typically the products that have between 200 and 1,000 milligrams that capture my attention and fade any and all aches. Given that this product states in very small type that every 5 milliliters contains 5 milligrams of CBD, that means that the bottle as a whole, which is 100 milliliters, only has 100 milligrams of CBD (which is displayed in even smaller print at the bottom of the label). As such, it wasn’t the miracle cure for me.