Summer time, at least for my family, means more time outdoors. What else looms around in the summer, especially at night? Bugs! Mostly, what we react to in my family most are mosquitoes. My bites, as well as our daughter’s mosquito bites turn into large lumps, especially once they become itchy, which leads to scratching. Normally, our family would use alcohol, and then apply a layer of hydrocortisone, which would do the trick in keeping the itchiness away. That is, until I was provided with Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone to review.
What is Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone?
Zim’s Advanced Crack Crème with Hydrocortisone is an organic crème containing ingredients like Arnica, organic aloe, and hydrocortisone to help temporarily relieve itchiness and rashes due to insect bites, dermatitis, poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac.
I was surprised that the Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone worked at effectively taking away the itch from me and my daughter’s mosquito bites, and it did this rather quickly. It only took a small amount of the product rubbed on the affected area to do so, which means more bang for your buck! Don’t you love it when a just a little of a product goes a long way?
Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone is described as a cream, but to me, it’s more like a salve, and smells like one, too. Maybe because I've been using this product during the summer, but the consistency of it is a little runny, which means you have to be careful when removing the product from the tube, or else, it can be all over your floor. Yes, that’s happened to me.
Now back to the scent. The scent is very Tiger Balm-ish. If you’re a fan of that scent, kudos to you, but there is something off-putting about it to me. Although the scent doesn't linger around too long – I’d say it stays around for about 5 minutes post application – it bothers me. My daughter doesn't mind though. In fact, I caught her smearing it all over her arms!
What do I like about the Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone?
- Works fast and effectively
- A little goes a long way
- Can be used on ages 2+ (perfect for my 3 yr old)
What I don’t like about the Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone?
Overall, I am satisfied with the results from using the Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone. I use it as soon as either of us is bitten by a bug, and I pack it in my bag whenever we plan to be outdoors. If you’re in the market for an anti-itch cream, and do not mind the scent, I’d suggest checking out this one.
Zim’s Advanced Crack Crème with Hydrocortisone can be purchased for $9.99/ # oz from Zimsusa.com.
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Disclosure: Product provided for free to facilitate review. All opinions are my own and are honest.