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Asutra CBD Cream, Personally Reviewed

By Rebecca Norris

If you could be one thing, what would it be? I’m not talking career goals. Rather, if you could emulate one word, what would you choose? While I’m undoubtedly creative, ambitious, and talkative to a fault, if I could embrace and radiate one state of being, it would be to be chill. C-h-i-l-l. Why a four letter word is so difficult to master is beyond me, but nevertheless, I’m always up for a challenge.

In my never-ending pursuit to be “chill” (which, hi, as a high-functioning person with anxiety isn’t a piece of cake), and on my quest to try every buzz-worthy CBD product on the market, I set aside time out of my very busy schedule to put Asutra—a wellness brand that’s all about empowering active self care; one in which recently launched two CBD products surrounding the idea of chill—to the test.

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.

Next, we have this nighttime remedy. Many shoppers tout this product as their be-all, end-all for better, deeper sleep. While I generally don’t have trouble falling asleep, it never hurts to have a little extra soothing action leading up to a snooze.

Given my results with the Chill Pain Away, I’ll admit I was skeptical of whether this product, which is designed to be applied 30 minutes before bedtime, would pan out. Regardless, I pumped a few dollops out and massaged it into my shoulders, neck, and temples for what I hoped would be deep relaxation.

As the melatonin-laced product sank deeper into my skin, I felt no sense of sleepiness. I did, however, feel relaxed overall. It slowed my mind and initiated the sense of chill that I was after. Upon noticing the effect, I reached for the bottle to double-check the CBD content. Sure enough, it contains more than double the CBD (300 milligrams per 100 milliliter bottle) than Chill Pain Away, cementing why it was actually living up to my expectations. For me, the more CBD the better. Don’t just put it on the label—really dose it up and let the chill times roll.


Once my nighttime chill began to really sink in, I paired it with a few spritzes of the Asutra Mist Your Mood ($15)—a delightful lavender and chamomile spray that soothes and comforts the senses. Together, the aromatherapy of the spray and the CBD-induced calm from Chill the Night Away put me right to sleep.


Rebecca Norris is an NYC-based writer who specializes in beauty, health, and wellness content. When she’s not writing for Remedy Review, her words can be found on Allure, Bustle, Nylon, Well + Good, and more. The Virginia native is a lover of lists, her Jack Russell Prince Cheddy Loon, and testing the latest and greatest CBD products the market has to offer. The opinions in this piece are hers.

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