Since I have started going to the gym three times a week, I have experienced my fair share of sore muscles. I am usually fine on the day I go to the gym, but 1-2 days later I really feel it. When I decided to purchase the FabFitFun Editor’s Box, I was looking forward to trying the African Botanics Revitalizing Therapy Gel.
KEY ACTIVE BENEFITS:
– Post workout recovery
– Promotes circulation and wellbeing
– Anti-inflammatory action
– Thermal and cooling feeling
– Restores vitality with a soothing effect
– Aromatherapy stimulates your senses
– Transforms tiredness and lifts your spirits
After applying this product to my calves for the first time, I sat for a few minutes wondering if it was working. The scent was definitely strong, but I wasn’t feeling anything. Then, all of a sudden, I felt it. My legs started to feel as if they were burning, and it quickly became uncomfortable. Now, I have sensitive skin, so maybe it’s not supposed to react that way, or, maybe it is and I am just a wuss. Either way, the entire experience of putting this cream on leaves me more uncomfortable than just having sore muscles.
I let my dad try the gel, to test if it was just me being a baby. He had used Voltaren gel before, so he is familiar with what sore muscle gel should feel like. After a few minutes, he told me he didn’t feel anything. I told him to keep waiting, and then BOOM, he started to feel the burning.
So, yes, this product does relieve the pain of sore muscles, but only because it replaces that pain with the feeling of your limbs being set on fire. That being said, I have occasionally continued using the product, because 1) I paid for it, and 2) the pain isn’t intolerable.
A tube of the African Botanics Revitalizing Therapy Gel contains 2oz (60ml) of product and is currently priced at $65 USD (~85 CAD). Personally, I wouldn’t repurchase for this price even if I was in love with it, primarily because a tube of Voltaren will cost you less than $10 CAD (~8 USD).
This product is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free, which is something that I often look for in products. It is formulated without silicones, mineral oils, parabens, allergens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs and SLSs.
Have you ever tried an African Botanics product before? Do you also feel the intense burning sensation when you use sore muscle gels?? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading,