It's like IcyHot, but way better.

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Travis Barker CBD
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As I approach 30, I've been introduced to some ailments that eluded me in my early twenties, like two-day hangovers and neck and back pain that shows up seemingly out of nowhere and lingers for weeks. After one recent night of sleeping funny (or maybe it was hunching over my computer all day...hard to say!), I was left with a stiff, sore neck that haunted me for days. I was getting desperate for relief and my boyfriend was sick of hearing me complain. But just as I was about to book a trip to the chiropractor, Travis Barker's new line of CBD products showed up at my door. (Yes, that Travis Barker of Blink-182 and Kourtney Kardashian fame.)

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Barker said he started working on Barker Wellness two years ago after coming off a grueling year of touring. Looking for something to help with recovery — and to wind down after an adrenaline-filled show — he tried "everything from cryotherapy to massage therapy." Then, he discovered CBD and finally got results, including helping him overcome years of insomnia.

Eventually he decided to create his own new line of vegan and cruelty-free cannabinoid-infused products, including THC-free tinctures (for sleep, maintenance, or recovery) and a pain relief cream to target sore joints and muscles — a product which, in my opinion, blows similar options out of the water.

At first use, the menthol may remind you of cooling pain-relief creams like IcyHot, but this one takes things to another level. It's actually a blend of cannabinoids that includes not just CBD, but CBC and CBG, which all work together in "the entourage effect" to deliver quick and effective relief, the brand explains. The cream also contains moisturizing Bisabolol and skin-soothing antioxidant Cucumber Fruit Extract, so your skin feels taken care of, too.

After more than a week of relentless pain, applying this product to my neck just a few times brought me relief that no other CBD cream did. I've even shared it with friends who have come over with backaches and sprains, converting them into fans (it also doesn't hurt knowing that Kourtney likely also uses the product!).

At $120, this cream isn't cheap (and it obviously won't replace a trip to the doctor for more serious issues), but if you too suffer from near-daily WFH aches and pains, it might just help.

This Might Help is our new recurring column featuring the wellness products that actually make us feel better.