I know, it’s been a while. Ighouda has taken a long and well needed break from blogging. And I have missed it so much. But sometimes, you must walk away from the things you love for a while. And while I don’t exactly know what type of writing schedule I’ll be having now that I’m a full time student again, I definitely will be working on some time management skills so I can go back to posting regularly.
With that being said, I have a product review for you today. It’s a product for a company I worked with in the past and loved their products. And this one is no different. I like this company allot because they make pain relief products that are made with all natural ingredients and provide a topical, homeopathic alternative to making your aches and pains temporarily disappear.
The product I am reviewing today is the Zim’s Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On , which is a homeopathic topical treatment made to treat minor aches, bruising and sprains. Its main ingredients are Arnica, which is good for pain on the skin, swelling associated with bruises, aches, sprains, and arthritis. And Aloe, which is good its detoxifying properties and hydrating the skin. Other ingredients are calendula officinalis, bellis perrenis de-ionized water, SD alcohol 40, glycerin, natural fragrance, sclerotium gum, and xanthan gum.
The product comes in the form of a roll on applicator which contains 3 fluid ounces of product. I really like the roller ball because it makes the application process convenient and simple. It also makes the product more easy to use, even though the instructions are pretty straight forward. Just apply to any area where you are having any type of pain or bruising. An added feature to the rolling ball is that you can massage the product into your skin for some added pain relief. Being that the product is only 3 fluid ounces, it’s automatically TSA approved, so you can take it pretty much anywhere. The liquid in the bottle is a bit thick and doesn’t loosely dispense for leak through the roller ball, so you have don’t have to worry about leaks when the bottle is turned upside down.
Now let’s talk about the product in use. When I had some back and elbow pain, I used this product. I simply massaged the product into my skin where I felt pain, and felt an immediate reaction. I got a slight tingling sensation accompanied by a very strong cooling/warming sensation that reached really deep into my skin. It relieved my pain, and found that the sensation lasted for about 30 minutes. Not bad for a homeopathic alternative. When it dried, my skin wasn’t sticky or tacky and didn’t leave a scent behind. My skin was dry, but not dried out. Actually quite moisturized. I think it’s because of the aloe. I also used this where i can feel my cramp pain, when i get my period, and found that it helped reduce my cramp pain, which is always a good thing.
I only have two issues with this product. One is the ingredients. The glycerin in the ingredients is not specified as vegetable glycerin or otherwise. While glycerin itself is an all-natural ingredient, there is also a synthetic type of glycerin, and since the ingredient list does not specify what kind of glycerin is being used, I cannot properly categorize it. Also the SD alcohol 40 is also iffy. I understand why it’s used, as it helps the product to better reach and penetrate into the skin. Yea, I did some research. It’s kind of a necessary evil and because the aloe is so moisturizing, it stops the alcohol from drying out the skin.
Another issue I have is that this product and the Zim’s product line in general is that they are not always easy to get on the ground. I don’t always find them in my local pharmacies and the last place I saw a Zim’s product was in a Walmart in Pennsylvania. You can however always purchase the product from the Zim’s company website, where they sometimes have sales and promotions on their products.
Overall, I really like The Zim’s Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On . Most of the ingredients are natural and the product penetrates deep into the skin to deliver immediate pain relief. I also like that it doesn’t dry out your skin and has a roller ball applicator, so when you apply the product, you also give yourself a mini massage. Its TSA approved at 3 ounces and is travel friendly since it doesn’t leak. And because of the roller ball application, you’re not wasting product. At $9.99 (suggested retail from companies website), I think you’re getting a decent buy since you get instant pain relief. Is this something I would buy? Yes
For more information about the Zim’s Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On and other Zim’s products, visit www.zimsusa.com. This product was sent to me courtesy of Zim’s USA in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.