What is NatureCare AF Natural Anti-fungal Cream?
This is a review of the product NatureCare AF Natural Anti-fungal Cream by the manufacturer Rowell Laboratories. This manufacturer claims that the product works within days, by assisting your body’s own defenses to kill the fungal pathogens. For this reason, the manufacturer indicates that this product is suitable for treating athlete’s foot, ringworm, tinea cruris, or ringworm of the groin, (commonly known as ‘jock’s itch’), nail fungus, and fungal-based dermatitis.
The active ingredient is zinc sulfate (homeopathic) – Zinc sulfate is a bactericide and fungicide, which works by killing and limiting the growth of fungus. Although there may be minor side effects of burning and irritation, the product is safe to use.
The inactive ingredients are:
- Purified water
- Aloe vera
- Shea oil
- Vegetable emulsifying wax
- Sunflower oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Vegetable glycerin
- Distilled green vitriol
- Vitamin E
The combined ingredients aid the body with its own defenses, fighting off infections, and assisting the skin to heal. The formula is free from gluten, wheat, and soy. It does not contain synthetic ingredients, synthetic preservatives, fragrances or dyes, that could irritate the skin.
The manufacturer recommends that the affected areas be washed and thoroughly dried. The cream may then be applied once to three times per day, or as needed. For ringworm or athlete’s foot infection the treatment can take 4 weeks to work. For crotch itch (‘jock itch’) it can take 2 weeks, and up to 9 months for a nail fungus to be treated.
What is the Cost?
NatureCare AF Natural Anti-fungal is not available for purchase on the manufacturer’s own website. It is said to be available via Jet and Amazon websites. However, despite our research, nothing appeared on Jet. We did locate the product on Amazon, where it is being sold at $11.79 per tube. No discounts are offered by the manufacturer.
Even though the manufacturer makes a long statement about the company’s focus on offering quality products, there is no clear guarantee stated. However, as the product is sold on Amazon, the company is forced to adhere to Amazon’s refund policy that a product should be returned within 30 days to qualify for a refund.
Our Final Review of NatureCare AF Natural Anti-fungal Cream
NatureCare AF Natural Anti-fungal Cream is an all-natural product aimed at treating fungal infections of the skin. It is backed by Amazon’s return policy, and has ingredients that are known to be effective in treating fungal infections. The reviews on this product are mostly positive. That said, the downside is that you cannot buy the product directly from the manufacturers, thereby cutting the cost of a third party. If this cream negatively affects sensitive skin the treatment should be stopped. However, the greatest concern is the manufacturer’s claim that this product can take up to 9 months to work, depending on the type of infection. The 30-day return period is of no use to a sufferer of fingernail fungus. Lastly, there are no discounts which could make this product more economical to the consumer. With these pros and cons in mind, the consumer must decide whether this is a viable product to buy, considering the array of similar products offering better value.