Curoxen bills itself as an all-natural, homeopathic first aid ointment. The product claims that it can kill bacteria up to 5 times more effectively than leading brands like Neosporin despite the fact that it includes no artificial antibiotics or chemicals whatsoever.
The minds behind the product also state that it is safer than alternatives that include artificial ingredients, citing that antibiotics have a significant risk for allergic reactions. According to WebMD, a very serious allergic reaction to products like Neosporin is possible, albeit quite rare.
These sorts of products have been widely used by thousands of families around the country for many years now, so it stands to reason that Curoxen has to be fairly special to stand a chance at disrupting well-entrenched options like Neosporin.
Before we go more in-depth on Curoxen specifically, however, let’s first take a look at how first aid ointments tend to work in order to help wounds heal faster and more safely in general.
How Do First Aid Ointments Work?
In general, these sorts of products work by creating a gel-like barrier around a minor wound, keeping it safe from infection while the body naturally heals itself. Although many leading brands have made claims in the past that they actually speed up the healing process, this has not been found to be the case in various clinical studies.
For example, one study carried out by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2010 shows us that a antibiotic-based ointments didn’t actually speed up wound healing time at all when compared to plain petroleum jelly products.
The antibiotic properties of these types of ointments are supposed to help kill germs and keep the wound free from possible infection, but according to the makers of Curoxen, the all-natural product is actually 5 times more effective at this than its synthetic counterparts. How is that possible?
The answer, the creators claim, lies in the simple, organic ingredients used in the product’s formulation. In the next section, we’ll break these ingredients down in an effort to determine just how effective you can expect them to be, compared to established alternatives.
Curoxen utilizes just three, simple ingredients in its formula; olive oil, Calendula, and lavender essential oil. According to the product's creators, this formula is a safer alternative to drug-based products that actually works.
The company even had a clinical study carried out by the nationally certified Nelson Laboratories, publishing the findings on the “science” section of their website.
The lab results can be somewhat difficult for the average consumer to understand, and though we can’t confirm that the results paint a clear picture that the product truly delivered 5 times more effectiveness than say, Neosporin, we can say with certainty that it performed better overall than all of the other products that were tested.
Other clinical trials into oil-based medications similar to Curoxen seem to paint a similar picture; one such study illustrated that the medicine was effective in all patients for reducing pain and improving the state of the damaged area of skin where the ointment was applied.
It’s worth noting that the study did not mention the exact ingredients used in the medication, but the similar nature of the two products made it worth including in our research.
The University of Maryland Medical Center states specifically that one of Curoxen’s ingredients, Calendula, can help wounds heal faster, possibly by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the area where the wound is located.
Combining all of this information, we’re able to see with relative clarity that the simple ingredients used in Curoxen’s formula can be expected to work as intended by the manufacturer of the product.
Are There Any Potential Curoxen Side Effects?
Curoxen asserts that it is 100% allergen free. This means that you won’t run the risk of having an allergic reaction to the product like you would with other, more traditional alternatives.
For instance, according to an article by Health Central, neomycin and bacitracin, two medications found in many leading antibiotic creams, have both been named the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s “Allergen of the Year” in 2010 and 2003, respectively.
In general, we weren’t able to find any specific instances of side effects being possible (outside of minor skin irritations) from the three ingredients used inside Curoxen, at least according to websites like WebMD, Examine.com and Sciencedaily.com.
Curoxen Pricing & Customer Feedback
Curoxen is currently available from a variety of different retailers around the United States, and is also available online via outlets like Amazon. The latter sells Curoxen for $12.99 per bottle, plus any applicable shipping fees.
The product currently enjoys a 5 star average rating from 35 reviewers on Amazon, with an impressive 97% of said individuals awarding the highest possible score. Customers have described their experience with the product, stating in some cases that it was extremely effective for treating all manner of minor wounds.
A few customer remarks have mentioned the pleasant smell of the product, how quickly it seems to be able to heal even more messy cuts and wounds, and how effective in general the formulation has been for them at preventing infections.
The only complaints found were about the consistency of the product, with some reviewers noting that it tended to become a bit runny at times. The manufacturer seems to address this on their website, however, suggesting the product be placed in the refrigerator for 10 minutes if this occurs.
Clearly, there’s a bit of a consensus here; customers seem to be enjoying Curoxen, and have been quite vocal about it as a result.
Are There Other Alternatives?
Run a simple search for “natural Neosporin alternative” or “homeopathic antibacterial cream” in Google, and you’re sure to come across a multitude of homegrown recipes and concoctions meant for aiding the wound healing process.
Although many of these do-it-yourself options exists, we weren’t able to find another product on the market that uses the same formulation as Curoxen, or even one that closely resembles it.
That being said, we were able to find a few first aid ointments that used calendula, the active ingredient in Curoxen. These all tended to have some form of synthetic ingredients in them, however, and none seemed to use olive oil and lavender oil in addition to calendula, as Curoxen does.
It looks as though the team behind Curoxen have a fairly novel product on their hands, at least according to our research and the various clinical studies (such as this one mentioned above) that seem to support the claims made by the product.
Of course, there’s always the tried and true antibiotic ointments like Neosporin to fall back on, but if you’re reading this, chances are you know that these options exist already, and you’re probably looking for something with less potential for harmful side effects.
In this department, we feel that there is no substitute; Curoxen stands alone with its unique blend of clinically-backed ingredients and simplistic, straightforward messaging.
The Final Verdict On Curoxen
Bringing all of this together, it looks as though Curoxen might just be the all-natural, effective antibiotic ointment alternative that its creators make it out to be.
Multiple customer reviews have illustrated how happy people are about the product, and the wide array of clinical studies, medical data, and research-backed information available on the ointment and its ingredients only further boosts our confidence in Curoxen as a whole.
It should be noted that we haven’t tested the product ourselves, so we can’t truly say with certainty that it will perform as described. All the same, it appears to be more effective than popular options based on the clinical tests mentioned above in the ingredients section, and there’s enough backing up Curoxen overall that we feel confident in recommending a purchase.
It does seem to be slightly more expensive than more traditional alternatives, but we feel honestly that the value provided by Curoxen will more than make up for the increase in cost compared to these other solutions.
Other options that use similar ingredients are certainly out there in the wild, but Curoxen’s unique blend of ingredients is unique enough to warrant your consideration, and the depth of the positive feedback on the product pushes us over the edge towards a recommendation.
Have you used Curoxen before? Leave a review and share your valuable experience with other HighYa readers!
Two abrasions. Same arm.
As a retired medical worker, I had the opportunity to test Curoxen versus Neosporin after my 8-year-old grandson fell off his bike this summer and had a couple of scrapes on his forearm and shoulder. My wife had recently purchased a tube of Curoxen and after cleaning all the rashes, I dressed two areas with Neosporin and two with Curoxen. I covered each area with a high quality, breathable, sterile bandage, changing the dressing and re-applying each ointment once in the morning and again at night. At the end of day two, I washed the arm and re-applied the ointments. At the end of the fourth day, the areas treated with Neosporin were noticeably more advanced in healing, had less redness and no sign of infection. The two areas treated with Curoxen continued to have a very minor infection that cleared a few days later.
Clearly, the makers of Curoxen need to spend some money on clinical trials and be more upfront about the efficacy of their one active ingredients. If someone is allergic to any of the three well-studied, active ingredients in Neosporin then, by all means, they should try Curoxen.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
2 out 3 people found this review helpful
Runny, and stings
I was lured by the advertising which said it was 5x more effective at killing germs. I bought this at a drug store and was pleasantly surprised when I saw it was natural.
The reason I bought it was for a scrape on my forearm. My first impression was that it was very runny. I tried to apply some like an ointment, but it ran down my arm. I dabbed it up and made sure the wound was wet with this. The next thing I noticed was the pain! The stinging that resulted was terrible. Maybe it was some kind of allergic reaction, but I don't think so. There was no rash.
The next day I noticed an infection started. I dabbed on some more Curoxen and endured the pain. Over the next few days, the infection remained, but didn't get worse.
I'm now going back to get Neosporin, which had always worked in the past.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
5 out 5 people found this review helpful
Relief from itching, redness and pain.
Upon applying it did sting slightly because open areas of inflamed very dry red patches of skin, yet in an eight hour period redness, pain, swelling and itching had subsided 25% and redness turned to light pink. I was so thrilled, took pictures and sent them to dermatologist, naturopath doctor, all my family and friends immediately. I am hypersensitive to smells, and the smell of this product is uniquely its own yet the fact that it works is all that matters to me. Finally some relief as nothing has worked for me until now. Curoxen is a gift from heaven!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
1 out 12 people found this review helpful
Allergy to Curoxen
I got a scratch on my ankle and decided to try Curoxen as I know I am allergic to antibiotic ointments like Neosporin. Turns out I am REALLY allergic to Curoxen, and broke out in a serious rash, similar to poison oak. After two weeks the rash cleared up; however, the rash spread to my other ankle, I think from resting on the first ankle while I slept. The second rash is worse than the first one, with tiny blisters covering the entire affected area (about 4"x6"), a few larger blisters and one big blister about the size of a golf ball.
I would suggest trying the ointment on a small area first, just to be sure you aren't allergic to it. I really like the idea of it; I'm disappointed I can't use it.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend