You really have to love it when a product review comes to you at just the right time. This is what happened with some products that we received. Came right at the right time to do a review.
Have you ever heard of Zim's? Zim's is a company that produces naturally based products. They have products for skin care, body care, lip care, first aid, diabetic, pain care, etc. Zim's was started over 60 years ago in a small town in Ohio and continues to operate there, with hopes of expanding in the future.
I was sent three of their naturally based products to try out and do a product review on.
Remember how I mentioned that these products came at the right time? Well that is because hubby was able to do a "review" or a product "test" on the Max-Freeze and on the Zim's Heat.
Per the fact sheet: Zim's Max-Freeze Gel "provides a cooling sensation and utilizes a topical analgesic formula to deliver temporary relief to aching muscles and joints." It contains naturally based ingredients like: aloe, Vitamin E and tea tree oil.
Hubby is a hard working man and ended up pulling a muscle in his upper back and neck so he was the one that got to do the product review on this product. Okay, I participated as I am the one that had to apply this. He didn't think that a natural based product would work very well. The first application of the product didn't do a "whole lot for the pain" as he puts it. But when we applied a second application of it about 4 hours later he said that it was starting to work. He was finally able to turn his head a bit again. We did have to apply it numerous times (going by the directions on the container), before he was able to turn his head without stiffness and pain shooting through his neck.
The things we didn't like was the strong smell to it and I did find the product to be a bit greasy, kind of like the ones that are on the market today that aren't naturally based. But, overall he really liked the product and said that we would get some more of it when this bottle was gone. I like the fact that the products are natural in it.
Zim's Maximum Heat Roll-On "heat based pain relief products with capsaicin for arthritis, stiffness, backache, strains and sprains." It contains the same ingredients that the Max Freeze Gel contains.
This product I got to try out myself. Being that I have a bad back, it seems like my lower back is aching and stiff most of the time. Very simple product to use. No rubbing needed. You just pop off the cap and rub it on the spot that hurts. Easy to get it right where you want it being that it is a roll-on. It did take a few applications through out the day before I started noticing a difference. Product goes on cold (be prepared, I couldn't believe how cold it felt, or that my skin was really hot), but it heats up pretty quick and does feel good when it is on. Doesn't have a real strong odor to it. Another product that we will be keeping on hand for the time when you need a little help with a pulled muscle or for stiff fingers from arthritis pain.
Zim's Crack Creme Original Formula: this product has been around for over 60 years. You know it must be good and work or they would have changed up the formula by now. "Herbal formula used to soften and moisture dry, cracked skin on hands, feet, elbows and cuticles." Uses the natural based ingredients aloe vera and arnica.
This product comes in a spray bottle! Talk about easy application process. If you are like me, you have weird things that happen to your hands. During the cold winter months I have one hand that gets dry and cracked skin and hurts, but during the warmer months I have this issue where my hands and fingers will get small water blisters on them, I will mess with them, they will end up breaking and cracking on me making my hands and fingers painful.
I was able to use this product on my hands and fingers (but be advised if you have broken skin, it does sting for a sec or two) to add moisture back to my skin. It made my skin feel very soft and smooth. Goes on easy, not greasy. Not much of an odor to it. I really can't describe what it smells like, but it isn't anything that is bad to smell. You can apply this product several times a day. Just a couple of squirts and rub it in. I would imagine if you have a problem with your feet cracking it would work well on them as well.
Why don't you head on over to Zim's and check them out. They have coupons that you can print out for savings and have products on sale right now.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. However, I did receive the mentioned products above, free of charge, so that I could do a proper product review. All words, except for quoted text, are my own and not influenced by any outside source. Many thanks to Zim's for allowing us to do a product review and giveaway on out blog.
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