I’m excited to tell you about three all-natural creams I recently started using, and to let you know about an awesome giveaway of these products from Zax Healthcare!
I’m noticing some changes in my skin that naturally occur as our skin ages and hormones change. For one, dark spots can begin to appear on faces and hands. Another is that dark circles can develop under eyes. But rather than just piling on more makeup, I really want to address and prevent some of these skin issues if I can.
Here are the three products I’m currently using:
Zax’s Darkspot Cream – As I said, I am noticing some spots starting to form on my face. I’ve started using this darkspot cream twice a day to hopefully head that off, and start fading them. Zax’s Darkspot Cream is described as a non-chemical skin brightening formula that removes dead skin cells, reduces the appearance of age/dark sports and moisturizes aging skin. The cream uses a unique combination of five natural ingredients that tackle dark spots either by blocking melanin (the skin pigment) production or by absorbing darkening UV rays.
Zax’s Dark-Circle Eye Cream – This cream aims to reduce puffiness and dark circles to leave eyes looking refreshed while tackling bags under your eyes. The formula includes cucumber extract, witch hazel, niacinamide and caffeine. I am using this cream twice a day as part of my usual skincare routine. As with all of the Zax’s products I’ve tried so far, I have found this product to be soothing, and completely non-irritating — which is important to me, because I have somewhat sensitive skin. I also really like the fact that their products are not highly fragranced, unlike many of the drugstore and premium brands of creams I’ve tried.
Zax’s Bruise Cream – I chose this product because I bruise easily, and am always knocking into things it seems. Zax’s natural, multi-active treatment is specifically formulated to safely and effectively heal and soothe all kinds of bruises. You apply it as soon as possible after bruising, and it goes to work right away to gently but effectively speed healing, and reduce the pain, inflammation and discoloration that bruises cause.
This family-owned company is based in Ontario, Canada, and ship their products internationally. To find out a little more about Zax and their product line, I asked co-founder Alyssa Rolnick, RD, MHSc., a few questions:
Why did you decide to launch this line?
Zax Healthcare Inc. was started in 2006. After getting bruised badly playing hockey and not satisfied with the efficacy of plain arnica cream or gels my husband Mark (a pharmacist) and I began the search for a better treatment for bruises. Zax Healthcare was born with the focus on developing the first over-the-counter treatment specific for bruises. We’re a proudly Canadian, family-owned company dedicated to developing and distributing fast, effective and no-nonsense natural treatments that can be found in mainstream pharmacies that you can trust.
What sets Zax’s products apart from other leading lightening products on the market?
Our Darkspot Cream uses a unique blend of natural ingredients (such as Licorice, Citrus Unshiu Peel and Vitamin B3 and E) known to lighten and brighten the skin. We do not use harsh chemicals, are hydroquinone FREE and do not use or test on animals.
Are “natural” products as effective as the traditional/non-natural lightening creams?
Natural products can be just as effective as non-natural ones. They offer an alternative to using chemicals on your skin and the harsh side effects that many non-natural lightening creams can cause. Hydroquinone has been shown in studies to relate to certain types of cancers.
How long does it take to see results?
With Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream, often at least 4 weeks of application are needed to see results. Individual results may vary.
Can the products be used on darker skin tones?
Definitely, Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream can be used on darker skin tones.
How should the cream be applied and for how long?
For best results, wash and pat dry affected areas before each application. Gently massage cream into affected areas twice daily, until it disperses into the skin. Then any other beauty products or cosmetics may be applied. As results can vary, we highly recommend continuing to use the product up to 8-12 weeks to achieve desired results.
Where are Zax products sold?
Available in Canada at retail pharmacies (Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Pharmaplus, Target, and online at www.zaxhealth.com); and for USA and international customers through Amazon.com.
Enter to win Zax’s All Natural Darkspot, Dark Circle Eye, and Bruise Creams!
Zax is giving two lucky Health Beauty readers a collection of these three products — one winner in Canada, and one in the USA! (Be sure to use the right form, below).
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I was provided these products to review by Zax Healthcare. Regardless, reviews always reflect my honest opinion. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
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