** I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. **
I’ve fallen off the blogging bandwagon, but I’m back, and my first post in is a product review that I wanted to share with you.
I love trying new products, especially those that are thought up by those with chronic illnesses in an effort to help and improve the lives of others with chronic illnesses.
I recently had the opportunity to try Mo’s Dream Cream and No Mo Pain Stick. The key to this is that the product is all natural and the main ingredient is capsaicin paste.
I have heard of capsaicin before, but have never tried anything that contains it.
According to Keri, the creator of Mo’s Dream Cream, arthritis pain relief can occur in five minutes and can last for six to eight hours, and sometimes longer.
I’ll admit, I was skeptical about this product. I have used other pain relieving gels and creams with varying levels of success. I was also skeptical because I thought, “Fermented cayenne pepper is going to help my pain? Yeah right.”
So imagine my surprise, when after using Mo’s Dream Cream, my pain was greatly improved in a very short amount of time. I spot used Mo’s Dream Cream against another pain relieving product that I used as a test to see which worked better. And I didn’t test it on just any “normal” pain for me. I tested it when I was in a full-on flare.
And it worked! I mean, really.
I feel that the lotion was more effective than the stick. However, I love the stick because it is portable, and you don’t have to worry about getting it all over the place.
Because it’s all natural, I suppose you can use it over larger areas of your body. But being used to using products that aren’t all natural, I haven’t tried using it much more than on spots that are especially sore.
To me, the only downside is the smell. It takes a bit of getting used to, and as a result of my lupus, I am very sensitive to smell. You can smell the lotion through the bottle, but once I had it on, after a while, the smell didn’t bother me anymore. I found that the smell of the stick was a bit more palatable, although it’s still a pretty strong smell. I will say, however, that all of the other pain relieving products I have tried do have pretty strong smells, it’s just not a smell that I’m used to.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to spot test to make sure that you don’t have a reaction. I have sensitive skin, but I didn’t have any problems in this regard. I was also worried that the lotion might burn. It didn’t.
The only caution is that you must wash your hands after using the lotion because it does have cayenne pepper in it, and there are certain places you don’t want cayenne pepper to go – your eyes, etc., you get the picture. Common sense, but I’ll say it anyway.
To learn more or to purchase Mo’s Dream Cream, visit https://squareup.com/store/modreamcream. The lotion costs $20 a bottle and the stick costs $15.
And if you decide to purchase Mo’s Dream Cream or the No Mo Pain Stick, you can use the promotion code LESLIE4U that Keri has generously created specifically for my readers. This will give you 10% off all products. And it never expires!