Yesterday, I wrote about all natural perfumes, and mentioned that many people are looking for all natural solutions in many aspects of life. Pain relief is one that I’ve been looking for a natural solution to for some time now, so when the opportunity to review Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream came up, I knew it was something that would fit perfectly in my life, and that it was something I could really give you a hearty review on.
Managing pain is a pain.
I have had foot trouble for years. I have a bunion on my right foot that, despite a cortisone shot and custom orthotic insoles, has gotten worse recently, and I’ve been having pain in my left foot off and on since February. While I know I should go to the doctor and have everything re-examined, it hasn’t been a priority in my life right now. Instead, I’ve been managing the pain by doing stretches, massages, and avoiding high heeled shoes. Avoiding heels isn’t always possible, so when I have to (or want to) wear them, I’ve long been turning to over-the-counter NSAIDs to help manage the pain and inflammation that high heeled shoes have been causing. But I’ve started to realize that I’m building up a tolerance to the pain relief medications, and know that taking too many NSAIDs on a regular basis could really wreak havoc on my stomach. An all-natural solution really seemed to be my only option.
And then this Noxicare™ opportunity presented itself. Was this the answer?
The Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream is specially formulated for join, never, and musculoskeletal pain. Exactly the kind of pain I was experiencing in my feet. It was developed by Dr. Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP, a Harvard-trained Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist. It works by relaxing the muscles and reducing inflammation to alleviate pain, while helping to increase blood flow to calm painful nerve endings. The nicely-sized 3.5-ounce bottle says right on the front that it’s odorless, non-greasy, fast-acting, long-lasting, and paraben free.
When I got it, the first thing I did was turn it over and look at the ingredients. How many times do you get something that claims to be “all natural” that still ends up having a long list of chemical additives you can’t pronounce? Well for me, it’s enough times to now be skeptical, so the flipside of the bottle was the first place I really looked. And there it was… the ingredient list.
A surprisingly short, and indeed all natural, ingredient list! I could pronounce all of the ingredients, and could count them off on my fingers and still hold the bottle securely. Seven all-natural ingredients make up Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream: tumeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract, alpha lipoic acids, and boswalla extract.
Now, having cooked with tumeric before, I knew how bright of a spice it was. Because of this, the color of the Noxicare cream didn’t surprise me all that much, but consider yourself warned: it’s yellow! I’m sure there are other lotions out there that are just as yellow (in fact, I’m remembering one I used in high school from Bath & Body Works that was about this shade). But that was a lotion made of who-knows-what. This was an “apply generously” pain relief product made with items that sound like they’d be in my spice cabinet. Would it really be odorless? Would it stain my skin or, worse, my clothes and bedding?
I opened the tube and took a whiff, not knowing what to expect. But the Noxicare cream was surprisingly odorless! It’s just as unscented as my Cetaphil moisturizing cream, believe it or not. There’s no odor at all, which is great. One of the things that bothered me about Icy-Hot and Tiger Balm, both pain relief products I’ve used in the past, was the odor they left behind wherever I applied them. Not the case here… not in the least! Score one huge point for Noxicare!
But then came the “rub it in” test. I was skeptical that this bright yellow cream would rub in completely. As you can see in the picture above, a “generous” application leaves you with a huge patch of yellow cream on wherever you apply it. But it rubs in nicely, although if you’re too generous with the application it can take awhile, and it does rub in completely, so there’s no trace of the color at all. Another point scored. Oh, and it’s decidedly not greasy… I definitely have other lotions that are greasier and take longer to rub in.
See? No stain on my skin… just a moisturized looking patch of skin. I did put moisturizer on before taking these shots, just so you know. This cold, dry weather kills my hands, and I wanted them to be nice for the pics. So part of that sheen is standard moisturizer, and part of it is Noxicare. Can you see any difference? I can’t.
My final concern was staining. I was afraid that the insides of my socks would be yellow, or that my sheets would get stained if I applied Noxicare at night before bed. Fortunately, the first time I applied this pain relief cream I had a pair of white athletic socks to put on. I wore them all day, after a generous application to one foot, and then turned my socks inside out. No staining! Nothing! It was like I’d just applied any other lotion to my foot before spending the day walking around.
Ok ok, no odor, no stains, and it’s all pronounceable. Does it work?
To my (very pleasant) surprise, Noxicare does work! I have worn it numerous times instead of taking pain medication, and it definitely works. And it works fast–I’d say under 2 minutes to full relief. In fact, I’ve taken to carrying it in my purse in case my feet act up while I’m out and about. Sure, not really the most glamorous thing to do, find a private place to sit down, take off my shoes and socks, and slather this stuff on, and redress to continue on my merry way, but it sure beats walking around in pain or taking 3 or 4 pills to make it stop.
I definitely recommend Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream if you have pain and are seeking a natural, topical solution.
What’s perhaps the most surprising thing about Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream is the price. I was, again, pleasantly surprised to see that a 3.5-ounce tube sells on the Noxicare website for just $29.95, and you can see if there are any retailers in your area that carry it too. I was expecting at least twice that price, to be honest. And a little goes a long way–the dab I showed in the photos above is about 3 times the amount I normally use–which means the tube will last quite a long time. That means you’ll really get your money’s worth! Always a plus in my book!
Win your own tube of Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream!
That’s right! The folks at Noxicare are awesome enough to give one lucky Suburban Style Challenge reader their own full size tube of Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below and you’ll be entered to win. Entries will be open until December 17, 2013, and you must live in the USA and be 18 or older to enter. If you’re anything like me, this kind of relief will be very welcome after all the running around that comes with the holidays. Good luck!
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