I got this because of all the great reviews, and wanted to use it for pimple scars as some people in the reviews said it worked wonders for. It did nothing and I had two brand new acne scars from popped pimples. It only made my skin feel oilier.
I LOVE this stuff! It works great for scars, and also healing blemishes that are in the flakey stage. I can't believe how quickly my blemishes heal when I use the Res-Q ointment! Literally, half the time I'd say. I will def buy again!
Edit: I do apologize to styledriven. I did not spell it out very well about the scarring. I have a bad habit of messing with my blemishes and turning them into a red, inflamed and eventually flakey messes. I would try to put Neosporin (sp?) on the inflamed mess and it never seemed to heal the blemish and prevent the red marks left behind. In fact, I think the petroleum base would sometimes re-clog the pore. Instead, I switched to Res-Q ointment and I'd really slather it on the destroyed skin and it would heal the skin so much faster therefore preventing a nasty red mark or scar. I moved down south, and was without my Res-Q ointment for almost 11 months until I found it at a special local health food store and was ecstatic since my skin had been flaring up again. That was a rough 11 months! :)
This is a staple in my stash. I've been using it for four years now. It's an all around, helps-with-any-skin-ailment, kind of product. I mainly use it for healing blemishes, but it works well for irritated skin, sunburns, healing cuts, and rashes. And while I know that just because something is natural doesn't mean it's better or safer for you than chemicals, having an all natural healing product psychologically makes me feel a bit better about using it on my skin. The smell is a very strong, natural, herbal, green scent. I smell the mix of lavender and comfrey, with a bit of rosemary.
Love, love, love this product.
The ointment heals everything.
This is a great ointment. It helps soothe my skin after I wax my brows and lip area. It also helps heal minor burns, scratches, cuts. Actually, it's great for larger cuts too. I once cut my self cooking and had a deep gash. While it didn't take the pain right away, the next day my cut was gone and completely pain free. I actually love the smell, which is the reason I find it weird that very few like it. I find it quite soothing, I think the general census here is that it smells of lavender oil. And it does help me calm down whenever I feel a bit panicky. When my nose feels stuffy or my head hurts I like to rub this onto the tip of my nose and on my temples. You have no idea how often I use this on my head alone. I can't do that with other ointments because they burn my skin and often they smell too strong and medicinal. They often make me feel worse. Whenever I have heartburn(come on, some people get them on a regular basis (I!)), I like to rub this on the area between my chest. It is amazing. I've also found it helps diminish ingrown hairs, muscle cramps and razor burns.
The one thing I do hate about it, as much as I tried to get an ease of it, is the packaging. I wish the lid was twistable or something. It is so difficult to open, and I would've loved it so much more if this wasn't a problem. I once slipped a few feet below a hill while I was walking a state park. I scratched my leg quite badly, and got a a few cuts on my arms. On top of that I had been bitten by mosquitoes on my way there, and add allergies to pollen. By the time I managed to calm down a bit I tried to reach this from my bag (I own a sample sized one in my makeup bag), I got mad and annoyed trying to pry it open. My fingers hurt like hell (I fractured my left arm), and I had long nails. I had to open this with my mouth because my hands were jerky and nervous. I managed to get it open and apply it everywhere it hurt. The next day all my injuries, except my wrist fracture, were better.Since then I have this in varying sizes in every place I could reach for it (in my car, my kitchen, my room, my mu bag, my bathroom).
I don't think this would work for serious cuts or injuries, but it can help calm them and ease the pain until proper treatment can be accessed. The only thing I love more than the ointment itself is that it is completely natural. Which makes it safe to use on my Mama (grandmama) when she scratches her hands gardening, my baby cousins when they bump into something or hit themselves paying, and my brother to carry on his school bag to use when playing soccer. Even for my mom and her sensitive skin at work when she gets headaches. If you want something gentle yet effective for any little troubles that come your way, give this a try. It's great period.
This is the the most versatile product I have ever found. I'm not kidding. I put it on cuts, burns, a sore nose when my allergies are bugging me, bug bites, zits, my cat's ears, my ingrown leg hairs - it will heal ANYTHING with a quickness. It's cheap and very effective...
I like this product. It indeed help to cure acne on my face. I put it on my dry hands, and my hand feels smooth now. Though I say I will repurchase it, I don't know when I need to purchase it again. It really can last for a long time.
I had never considered buying this product until I read the reviews on MUA. I am sure I had passed this by in the store numerous times, but the packaging doesn't really explain what this is for, save "life's little discomforts". Vague Burt. So when I read reviews that said it helps with bug bites, I bought a tin. I am prone to get bitten in the summer and always have reactions to bites. I put this on and even though the itching did come back in several hours, it did relieve the itching longer than any other product I applied. And within 3 days, the bug bites spots were signifigantly smaller, some gone altogether, and the itching had stopped. That is a big deal for me, as I said, I tend to have major reactions to any kind of bite. As for the smell to be honest when I first opened this I hated the smell. Although this is a love it or hate it scent at first sniff, even though I don't care for it with repeated use I can at least tolerate it. The price is nice for the size tin you get. Update: I read somewhere that this product helps with undereye circles. I had my doubts, but I tried it anyway. It has really lightened my under eye area! Enough that even after the first use I noticed a big difference. It is a genetic thing in my family to have darkness (not bags) under the eyes and nothing helps. I've tried all kinds of things and this and DHC Revitalizing Moisture Strips for Eyes are the only two products that actually delivered results. The circles are not gone, but they are signifigantly lighter. What a wonderful, multi-use product this is!
Love, love, love this product! I bought this a few months back after reading the reviews on MUA. The reason for buying it was that my toddler son was constantly getting bruises on his shins from climbing eveything in site. This really helped clear the bruises faster. Up until this past week that was all I had used it for. Then we went to a park where my son ended up with a few fire ant bites on his legs. The pediatrician suggested benadryl and putting meat tenderizer on them. That did nothing. Hydrocortisone cream also did nothing. I figured I would try Res Q. It worked wonders! I put some on before bed and put his pj pants on and when he woke up in the morning they were at elast 75% better than the night before. I kept applying at diaper changes the next day and he had totally stopped itching!
Then last night my hubby burned his hands while getting something out of the oven and I told him to put some on. About 10 min. later he was saying that he couldn't believe how it had taken the burning feeling almost totally away! I will always have this on me from now on! It will be in our first aid kit as well as diaper bag!
I work with court reporter's paper work and get a papercut at least every other day.
Well, its not something major (like cat's running on my face), I figured if this did work well for a huge gash, why not start here. Hence, why I use wrinkle creams and other such products marketed at women with more money and more skin woes, as they seem to work the best.
So bought it for eight bucks at a local drugstore, and applied it at the first medium sized papercut in site. Soothed immediately (though the scent isn't particularly pleasant thus not warranting it a five star rating), and my papercut is nearly healed as i type this now. amazing! didn't hurt for the rest of the day.
worked better than neosporin worked for me. intending on trying Jason's gel for cuts and scrapes and things, and want to experiment with other organic type soothing products, as it def comes in handy when ever my fingers run across the edges of all sorts of papers and folders. will keep this around in the meantime as this is a notch above satisfactory.