I like most people, tend to suffer from muscle pain and unfortunately I also suffer from mild arthritis in my hands. When I was asked to review Aspercreme I honestly did not know what it was, but after a bit of research, I was more than intrigued. I was sent the Aspercreme Pain Relieving Lotion, Pain Relieving Creme, and the Aspercreme Heat Pain Relieving Gel for review.
Aspercreme is a line of gels and lotions designed to relieve minor arthritis as well as joint and muscle pain. It comes in 4 varieties:
- Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme: Maximum strength formula that is odor free and contains 3 intensive skin conditioners.
- Aspercreme Pain Relieving Lotion: Maximum strength formula that is an odor free topical lotion. Contains Aloe for moisturization.
- Aspercreme Max No Mess Roll On: Arthritis strength with deep penetrating heat, skin conditioners and roll on ball that keeps hands clean.
- Aspercreme Heat Pain Relieving Gel: Fast acting therapy with a no mess sponge applicator and a light clean scent.
My favorite of the three is the Aspercreme Heat Pain Relieving Gel. As the packaging says its a fast acting therapy and it really did work quickly to relieve my achy muscles. One of my favorite features of the gel is that it isn’t instantly hot on your skin, like most other products I have tried. The Aspercreme Heat Gel gradually gets hotter allowing you to get used to the sensation. I also liked the sponge applicator. I didn’t have to touch the cream with my hands. Often times (like most mothers) I am deterred by my kids, and I would really hate to accidentally touch them with a product like this on my hands. Also your not left with burning hands. Many of the other creams I have tried are quite hard to wash off.
The Aspercreme Pain Relieving Lotion and the Pain Relieving Creme are pretty much the same. I found that they work the same way and are both quite good at alleviating minor pains. I found that they do take longer to activate than the Aspercreme Heat Pain Relieving Gel but it didnt really take that long. The aloe in both formulas leaves a nice sensation on your skin. So what is the difference between the two? Well basically its all in the consistancy. The lotion is thin and runny, I found it difficult to put on and it left a slimy feeling on my hands that I didnt care for. The cream is a lot thicker, easier to use but a little sticky. Which do I like more? Definately the cream.
One other point that I would like to mention are the scents. The heat gel has a moderate menthol scent, which wasn’t too bad but I wouldn’t want to be a confined space with it and I wouldn’t put it on before bed. I will say that I have a sensitive nose. The Pain Relieving Lotion is supposed to be odor free but I can definitely smell the aloe in it quite a bit. As for the Pain Relieving Creme I find it to be completely odor free.
Overall I will continue to use Aspercreme for my arthritis and muscle relief. They work quickly and they are effective!
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