Friday, March 13, 2015

Leg Care: Goicoechea Arnica Body Lotion For Tired Legs

Our legs do tremendous work carrying us here and there every day. Sometimes (eg. because of the job we are doing) we have to stand or walk for many hours. As a result of that, our calves and ankles get really tired or even swollen. That is why they deserve a special care. Especially if we want to prevent any varicose veins problems or just need to improve the condition and the look of our lower limbs.
Myself, I usually treat my legs/calves twice a day - in the morning and in the evening, before going to sleep - with a special balm or cream, to prevent foot and calf cramps as well. Recently, I have been trying the Goicoechea Arnica body lotion. The brand, by Genomma Lab, has a line of balms which are aimed at leg care.
Despite the camphor being present in the lotion formula, it does not smell bad as some leg creams I used before. The fragrance of the product is actually quite light, yet not unpleasant.

From the label:
Reduces the appearance of varicose veins.
Thanks to its effective combination of NATURAL EXTRACTS:
  • Horse-Chestnut
  • Centella asiatica
which help improve the appearance of skin.

After applying the Arnica lotion to my calves and ankles, I can feel delicate, tingling sensations in these parts of my legs - the cosmetic 'is working'. Some of its ingredients improve blood circulation and help with minor pains relief (menthol, camphor, arnica montana flower extract, horse chestnut seed extract). Some other ones (including sunflower seed oil) nourish the skin too.

However, you need to be aware that sometimes they may be a reason of skin irritations or allergies.

All in all, I am really glad the Arnica lotion works fine for me. The big bottle lasts quite long, especially, if the balm is used only on the lower parts of the legs.

Found at Walmart ($7.47)

Read more about Arnica montana flower extract: arnica.