"Zax’s Kids Bruise Cream is a menthol-free version of the Zax’s Original Bruise Cream designed specifically for children’s bumps and bruises (ages two to eleven). The kid’s version uses witch hazel and arnica, the same active ingredient as the original cream. It is ideal for bruises from soccer, hockey, figure skating, any other sports and booster and flu shots."
Zax’s Original Creams are widely available across Canada – Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, etc. and have an MSRP of $18.99
Of course, before I try anything like this on the kids, I try it on myself first. Even though, I'm not within the recommended age bracket, I figured it wasn't going to hurt. Conveniently, I had a bruise that was just appearing. You know those ones that you can't yet see; but the spot on your body is sore to the touch. I applied some of Zax's Kids Bruise Cream and I immediately felt it working. The pain was dulled and I swear I could feel the bruise coming to the surface. After two days, the bruise was noticeably lighter and fading fast. By about the fourth day it was completely gone. For anyone that knows me well, they know that I bruise easily and the bruise usually lasts 7-14 days!
I tried it on my oldest daughter after I noticed a particularly big bruise on her shin one evening. Of course, the response I got from her was "it's fine". But again, the bruise was all but gone by about the fourth day. Like me, she takes a long time to heal from a bruise, so this was equally impressive.
I would definitely recommend Zax's Kids Bruise Cream and I will be getting the original formula to keep in the medicine cabinet for Mr. Twingle and myself! Another note worth mentioning, Zax's Kids Bruise Cream is a PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) seal of approval winner! Just another reason why I will continue to use this product.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product in order to complete the review. The opinions expressed are my own.