My Australian Dream Cream Review – Good Enough For Arthritis?
It’s time for my Australian Dream Cream review – because it’s a product with so many positive reviews.
In fact, that’s the main reason why I bought it. Plus – it’s pretty different from most pain relieving creams:
- it’s not based on menthol or camphor
- uses a form of histamine
But as I said – it’s the positive reviews that convinced me to give it a try.
So is Australian Dream good enough – even for arthritis pain? I’ve used it myself, so I can speak from experience.
Note: This review is based on my experience with Australian Dream, not on general info about it. I’m not trying to praise/criticize the product or its company – I am simply telling my opinion about it.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Pain Relief Cream from Australian Dream
Forms: There are 2 – one for arthritis and one for back pain.
But I recommend the second one for any kind of pain (I will explain later on why).
Best Actual Price: $23.65 for the 2 oz version
Where I Bought It From: Ebay, but Amazon has the lowest price right now.
Designed For: According to the label – it’s a temporary relief for:
- minor joint and muscle pain
- simple backache
My Rating: 8 out of 10
Worth Buying?: For minor joint pain, yes. But if your pain is constant, or if you have arthritis – I wouldn’t recommend a cream:
- only relieves the outside pain for a few hours
- it doesn’t treat the cause behind
So if your problem is serious – it may worsen on the long term if you use just this cream. Supplements are the #1 choice for me.
What I Liked About It
- Very light and soaks in easily
- It doesn’t leave your skin sticky
- Works within 5-10 minutes (in my case)
- Different formula than most creams
- Doesn’t work by numbing the painful area
- Its effect is pretty long (around 4 hours in my case)
What I Didn’t Like About It
- The 2 versions (for back pain and for arthritis) have different concentrations
- Pretty expensive, compared to other creams
- Doesn’t treat the cause behind
The Ingredients – Simple But Powerful
Even though it doesn’t contain the usual stuff – Australian Dream has a great formula, in my opinion.
But as I said:
- the back pain and the arthritis form contain the same ingredients
- but the concentration is higher in the back pain form (0.050% vs 025%)
For this reason – I used the back pain form and that’s the one I will review.
Now – let’s take a closer look at its ingredients:
1. Histamine Dihydrochloride (0.05%) – though I couldn’t find a lot about this ingredient, I do know it’s very powerful.
But here are the main things about it:
- it’s naturally produced in out body
- it’s FDA approved
- also used for leukemia – but injected directly, not as a cream
So basically – it’s a very powerful ingredient alone. As it’s applied on the skin, its effect is not that strong.
But compared to other creams, it’s a lot stronger. That’s why I really trust this ingredient.
2. Inactive Ingredients – they don’t have a major importance, so I won’t insist too much:
- mostly herbal extracts
- substances that improve the texture and consistency
3 Conclusions On The Ingredients
#1. No Need For Extra Stuff – Australian Dream is probably the first cream whose ingredients I really like:
- it only contains one substance
- but it’s strong enough to relieve the pain for real
- it doesn’t need any menthol, camphor or essential oils
As it is – there’s no need of any extra ingredient, in my opinion. The histamine can do its job well enough alone.
#2. Clear Doses – this is something I really appreciate about Australian Dream’s company:
- they mention the clear percent of histamine
- they label the other stuff as “inactive ingredients”
Now – most creams contain over 10 different substances (as active ingredients). Penetrex is the best example.
Out of those – most are probably inactive. However, they don’t mention anything about this.
Australian dream does contain a lot of extra ingredient – especially herbal extracts. But they’re clearly labeled as “inactive” – so the brand is really honest about what they use.
#3. Doesn’t Treat The Cause – even though I really like this cream, I have to be honest:
- it only hides the pain for a couple of hours
- it doesn’t actually treat the cause behind
- so the pain comes back as strong as before
However – that’s something normal for every cream. Even though Australian Dream is better than many others, it still has this big problem.
So that’s why I wouldn’t recommend it for arthritis or chronic pain.
Why I Bought Australian Dream
Before I tell you how Australian Dream worked for me – let me tell you a few things about my pain:
- it was worse in my hands and elbows
- on an average, it was around a 6 on the pain scale
- in the most painful days, it was even around a 7
- I had rheumatoid arthritis, so that causing my pain
Now – I had best results with turmeric supplements. But I was always looking for new products – especially if they had many positive reviews.
So that’s why I gave Australian Dream a try.
It could surely not cure my arthritis, since it was a cream. But I wanted to see if it can really decrease the pain as well as reviews say.
My Experience With This Cream
To be honest – it was one of the best creams I ever tried. Here’s how I would sum up my experience with it:
- It started working about 5-10 minutes
- My pain got to about a 3.5-4 (from a 6)
- What impressed me is that it didn’t numb the painful area
- It was simply the pain that was better
- The effect lasted for about 4 hours (which is a lot for a cream)
Now – I bought the 4 oz bottle, which wasn’t very large. But I didn’t have to apply a very thick layer – as I would with other creams.
According to the label, you only need to use a thin layer.
However, the second time I tried to apply a thicker one – and my pain felt better.
So overall – I was quite satisfied with Australian Dream. This cream works – it’s surely not a scam.
But even so, I wouldn’t recommend it for arthritis or chronic pain:
- it only relieves the pain temporarily (about 4 hours)
- you have to reapply it several times per day
- if you stop using it, the pain comes back as strong as before
- the cause of your pain doesn’t get any better
- on the long term, it can actually worsen (since it’s not treated on the inside)
So for a minor or temporary pain – Australian Dream is great.
But for arthritis or a pain that is constant – you need an internal treatment, not just a cream.
PRO #1 – Great Texture
When it comes to how this cream looks – there’s nothing to complain about:
- It’s not greasy and doesn’t stick to your skin
- Rinses easily
- It’s completely smell-free
- Doesn’t irritate the skin at all
- There’s also no itchy sensation
- It soaks in within 2-3 minutes (depending on how much you applied)
So it’s like you’re not applying anything on your skin – after a few minutes, you can’t even feel there was a cream.
That’s one of the strong points of Australian Dream – since most creams I used were pretty bad at this chapter.
So if you’re looking for a light cream, this is one of the best.
PRO #2 – Doesn’t Numb The Area
Here’s the thing:
- most pain relieving creams contain anesthetic ingredients
- in this way – they numb the area where they’re applied
- that’s how they actually reduce the pain
To be honest – I never recommend this kind of products.
They’re pretty uncomfortable because once you apply them in a spot – every sensation goes away. So if you get a cut, you will probably not feel much.
But the great news is that Australian Dream doesn’t work in that way:
- only relieves the real pain
- it doesn’t numb the area around
So this is another reason why it’s not a basic product. It’s surely above many arthritis creams.
PRO #3 – Pretty Long Effect
Once again, I have to compare Australian Dream with other creams.
And when it comes to how it works – it’s also superior to some:
- it starts working immediately (unlike others)
- in my case, the effect lasted around 4 hours
- this means that I had to apply it every 5-6 times a day
Now – that was in my case, because I have a pretty bad pain.
But if your joints aren’t hurting a lot, you might even have to apply it 1-2 times per day. That is definitely not much.
I’ve used creams that had to be reapplied every 2 hours – which was really uncomfortable. So Australian Dream is one step ahead, from this point of view.
CON #1 – A Bit Expensive
That’s my personal opinion – considering that histamine isn’t a very expensive substance.
So let’s take a look at the 2 version of Australian Dream.
1. The Back Pain Form has the following prices:
- $23.65 for the 2 oz size
- $28.41 for the 4 oz one
- and $44.75 for the 9 oz version
2. On the other hand, the Arthritis Form has only 2 versions:
- the 4 oz costs $28.41 (just like the Back Pain Form)
- the 9 oz size is $53.50 – so a bit pricier
Now – I won’t take any of them separately.
But their general price is a bit too high, if you ask me. I mean – $24 for a little 2 oz bottle is a lot, no matter how good the cream was.
At this quantity – I doubt it’s going to last more than 3 weeks (if you really use it).
As I said, it’s definitely a good cream – compared to others. But in terms of price, it’s a lot more expensive than the same creams.
CON #2 – Not A Long Term Treatment
As I said – I wouldn’t recommend Australian Dream if you have a constant pain.
The reason is pretty simple – I wouldn’t recommend a cream. At least not as a lone treatment:
- It only relieves the pain for a few hours
- The pain comes back afterwards
- It doesn’t decrease pain intensity with time
- On the contrary – the pain will probably worsen on the long term
- That’s because the cause behind isn’t treated
I think you understand what I mean. When your pain is chronic – it’s usually a sign that there’s a problem behind.
So if you only treat the pain (temporarily) – the cause is still there. And it gets worse.
For this reason, creams in general aren’t my recommendation – if you have arthritis or a constant joint pain:
- you can use them together with a supplement or a drug
- but you shouldn’t use them all alone
Otherwise, your problem has 80% chances to worsen on the long term.
CON #3 – Different Concentrations
Though I really praised this cream, there’s something particular I didn’t like about it:
- It has 2 forms – one for arthritis and one for back pain
- Even though they have the same ingredients, the doses are different
- The back pain form contains more histamine
- While the arthritis one has half of that dose
Now – histamine dihydrochloride is the only ingredient from both. They do contain some other stuff, but those are inactive substances.
So why would they add more histamine in the back pain form – when back pain isn’t usually as bad as arthritis pain?
Do you get my point? And there’s one more thing:
- the arthritis form is costs a few dollars more
- that even though it’s less concentrated than the other one
So it doesn’t really make sense.
In my opinion, they should either add the same dose in both – or they should make the arthritis form more concentrated, since it’s a more severe pain.
So if you decide to buy Australian Dream – go for the back pain form even if you have arthritis.
My Verdict – Is Australian Dream Worth Buying?
Short answer: For a minor pain, definitely. It’s one of the best creams I tried throughout the years.
However, I wouldn’t recommend it for arthritis or chronic pain:
- only relieves the pain temporarily
- doesn’t treat the cause
- your problem may worsen overtime
If you have a minor joint or muscular pain and you need a cream – Australian Dream is a great choice.
However, you will have to pay more than for other creams. If you’re fine with this, go for this cream.
But if you have a real problem, I advise you to choose a supplement instead:
- it doesn’t work just on the outside
- relieves the pain by treating the cause
So on the long term – it’s a much wiser choice, in my opinion. But sure, it’s up to you what you decide.