Zim’s Crack Creme

Date Fri, August 29 2014

A couple weeks ago I wrote about Max Freeze, an awesome Zim’s product that I didn’t realize I had so much use for! This time around, I get to write about their crack creme.

Now, you might be thinking that a warm, humid summer isn’t the time when you need a crack creme, and you’re right. It’s those winter months during which the pesky dry air wreaks havoc on my skin. My toes are most likely to crack, and I’ve definitely talked about this sort of product last winter.

zims crack creme

zims crack creme

However, Zim’s does more than just that. With aloe and arnica, it can also help with a whole slew of ailments including:

  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Insect bites
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Itching

So it would be useful to keep a tube in your medicine cabinet all year round.

While most crack products tend to be thick like body butters rather than thin lotions, Zim’s is on the thinner side. I don’t know that I would use it like a lotion, however. It’s more of a treatment in my mind. The instructions do say you should use it only two to three times on specified areas, and I like to lotion every time I wash my hands. However, Zim’s does make lotions with different scents and even lip balms.

The light slightly-medicinal smell is also not ideal for a lotion but it’s not unpleasant if it’s going to help. It’s not overly greasy. It feels like it absorbs into my skin quite nicely, too, but making your hands soft and smooth isn’t the point. Also, it does make me feel kinda itchy on skin that’s not necessarily in need of it.

Because the active ingredient is hydro-cortisone, you can use it to deal with itchy bug bites or even poison ivy and oak. I think this makes Zim’s Crack Creme a great addition to your camping medical kit.

While it’s not marketed for sunburn, I do feel like the anti-itch properties and aloe could help with that. Now that I’m writing this, I wonder if it might help with a case of razor burn, so I’ll have to try it out next time.

I’ve been fortunate never to have poison¬†anything.¬†This summer, I’ve had few bug bites and rashes, too,so I’ve yet to be able to put Zim’s to a good test, but that’s better news for me. I’m definitely going to get use out of it when it turns dry, however.

Zim’s almost seems like a miracle cure-all

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