|Press Samples. All opinions are my own.|
If you haven't heard of Zim's, I reviewed their original Crack Creme a while back. It's actually more of a liquid than a creme. Today, I'd like to show you their Advanced Crack Creme, which is a creme; and their Max-Freeze, which is a gel. Something for e'erebody!
Zim's Advanced Crack Creme is made with lots of organic ingredients, and is cruelty-free. It relieves itching naturally with Aloe and Arnica, and with science via Hydrocortizone (1%). It does contain methylparabens, if you are sensitive to those.
Between my husband's eczema and my penchant for attracting every mosquito in a 5-mile radius, there are plenty of occasions for us to need an anti-itch creme. It's infuriating that we can be outside for 5 minutes, and I'll be slapping away the mosquitoes and no-see-ums, and he'll be fine. It's because of my sweet disposition, I'm sure.
Zim's Max Freeze is a pain-relieving gel with 3.7% Menthol as the active ingredient. It's a clear gel that smells like menthol, but the smell does dissipate, even though it is definitely noticeable at first! It's full of organic ingredients, and is also cruelty-free.
Obviously, a topical isn't going to eliminate the need for the injection, but it has been one of the few things that has given him any relief from the constant, intense pain. I've used it in conjunction with massage on his shoulder, too. Zim's recommends NOT using it with a heating pad, nor using it more than 4 times a day. It's actually one of the few things he asks me for when he's in pain lately, so that speaks volumes to me.
|Nailart inspired by the aloe-and flower Zim's packaging! I used Glitter Gal Nuddy Nude for the base, and Butter London Sozzled, Zoya Pippa, and LeChat Orange Blossom for the flora, as well as a little white to create highlights.|
How do you treat itching and pain?