In early January I found myself trying out some new products. I received some Pernaton Gel that had been kindly gifted to me, I began using the Lidl Q10 Serum that I had purchased just before Christmas, and I spotted an awesome way to up my water intake whilst browsing the Aldi leaflet.
So, Pernaton. What is it? It is a green lipped mussel extract gel. What? It’s for joint massage, formulated to provide an instant cooling effect. So, if like me you suffer from
As I mentioned, this gel was gifted to me and with muscular discomfort forming part or my everyday life at the moment, I was excited to try it. Let’s just be clear here, Pernaton is intended for joint massage. My pain is mostly muscular but it does radiate through my joint. It can feel like a hot pain at times so I fancied giving this a try.
USING THE GEL
I applied it to my butt cheek first. This, I believe, is one of the areas of muscle that causes or contributes to my back pain. The muscles here benefit from some massage and it helps to alleviate the stiffness and discomfort in my lower back. One of the lovely things you notice is the non-greasy formula which quickly absorbs. Then you wait..
You don’t have to wait long for the cooling effect to become apparent. It isn’t unpleasant but it does feel a little odd on your first application. I remember wondering just how much stronger the sensation would become. It wasn’t painful and it certainly distracted me from the issues. Once the effects had passed, and this took quite some time, my back discomfort felt a little easier.
So, I know I sound like a complete disaster right now but I also experience some shoulder pain. Often when sitting in bed with a cup of tea my shoulder will ache and, thus far, I haven’t figured out why. It seems to stem from under my shoulder blade. Sometimes it is really quite uncomfortable and radiates down through my arm so again, I tried the Pernaton. I popped it on just after getting out of bed and within a couple of minutes, I feel the tingle. It gets cold, super chilly, tingles a lot and then gradually dissipates, along with the ache. The root cause still remains of course but the relief Pernaton provides is very welcome.
STILL TO TRY
The third use is something I haven’t yet tried but am interested in whether Pernaton can help. Since a particularly nasty muscle spasm in 2017, my right leg cramps more regularly in a somewhat unusual way. It isn’t your usual calf cramp, it’s the outside of my leg and although it isn’t as painful as normal cramp, it is a strange and unpleasant sensation. I can feel it beginning and often use my foam roller to stave it off. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to test this yet but I am looking forward to the results.
So, so far so good. Pernaton also
This I picked up just before Christmas. In a specific trip to Lidl to locate some of their fabulous stuffed pepperdews I, of course, wandered around the rest of the store. Having also picked up the last box of both the coconut prawns and the hot and spicy prawns from their party food section, I found myself in front of the skin care options. My Lidl skin care blog post and YouTube video have been one of my most popular by far. Everyone seems to want in on it and I still love their gold cream. However, on this occasion, there was a box I hadn’t seen previously. A serum with a price tag of £2.99. I bought it. Well, you know me.
Oddly, I experienced a slight sting around my nose which was unexpected as the skin hasn’t been dry or sore. It isn’t particularly uncomfortable though and soon passed. At this point, this is the only negative I can find. The scent is pleasant and it absorbs quickly. I like to use it underneath my Cetraben
ALDI WATER BOTTLE
I have been tempted by the hyped up Hydrate M8 bottles since I saw them all over Instagram a while back. I never gave in and spent the money but recently have been noticing some dehydration symptoms and realised how little water I was drinking per day. Cue the new year, new you product promotion that swamps the shops and supermarkets at this time of year. Flipping through weekly Aldi magazine had me keen to try their £2.49 version to see whether my commitment to drinking more water would be
So far? It’s great. I have easily been consuming two big bottles of water each day. Granted, I add no added sugar squash to ease it down but it’s a big difference to my previous ways. Long may this continue!
Have you been trying out anything new recently?
This is a sponsored post which means I received a product/payment in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions offered are my own.