I was excited when I was contacted by Puracyn to try their wound and skin care products. As you know, I tend to fall here and there on trail runs and I’m now a regular for cuts and scrapes. I have to admit that I never heard of Puracyn until they reached out to me and I had to look them up to see what kind of would care it was and what made them special.
According to their website, “Puracyn products contain sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid as preservatives to reduce/prevent growth of microorganisms within the products.” Their products are antibiotic-free and steroid-free. Their website also stated, “The Puracyn® based family of products involves a unique, patented electrochemical treatment of dilute saltwater. A pH neutral solution of hypochlorous acid, and its sodium salt, hypochlorite, is generated. The hypochlorous acid in Puracyn is similar to the natural hypochlorous acid produced by the human body.”
Umm, okay, so what does that mean to me? Sounds good, but will it work? Do you remember when I had that nasty spill on New Year’s Day where I busted up my knee and ripped my favorite running tights?
Well, I received the Puracyn package just days after and started using the gel. When I applied it, it didn’t burn or sting. What I really loved is that it kept my scab flexible. I know, gross, but because the scab was on my knee, it kept ripping back open….again, I know gross. As Puracyn states, “Puracyn-based hydrogel products contain over 95% water. Moisture supplied to the wound by these gels creates a moist wound environment that re-hydrates.” The gel did just that. The one morning when I forgot to apply the gel, could feel the tugging of my scrape all day long and it was quite annoying. I couldn’t wait to get back to apply the gel.
I also used the cleansing spray on my husband who is a machinist and is constantly getting cut or scraped. He said it didn’t sting or burn and he thought that it did a pretty good job of cleaning out the wound. Of course we applied the gel on him too and he was happy with the results.
Now runners…you know how we get that awful burning chafe? Even water burns when it touches freshly chaffed skin. I tried it on my ribcage area where I chafed on a recent long run and was surprised with the results. No burning or stinging and my wound was quick to heel.
Average retail price ranges from $24.00 – $35.00
While I didn’t recieve a sample of the foot wash, it retails for about $24.00.
So, how many soles would I give this project? 4.5 out of 5 Soles.
My only recommendation to the manufacturer is to sell the product in small travel sized containers. I would love to attach it to my hydration belt or toss it in my hydration vest during a long trail run.
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Disclosure: I received product for review purposes. No other compensation was exchanged. All opinions are my own.