My Soothanol X2 Review – Scam Or Legit?
It’s time for my Soothanol X2 review – because it might be a scam:
- very expensive for the quantity
- contains basic ingredients
- has enough negative reviews
So at almost $50 per bottle, there are high chances to be another hoax.
Well – I tried Soothanol X2 some time ago, so I can give you all the hidden facts about it. Let’s find out if it’s a scam or not.
Note: This review is based on my experience + opinion on Soothanol X2. I’m not trying to praise/criticize it or its company for no reason.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Soothanol X2 from North Star Nutritionals
Quantity: 1 oz or 30 ml per bottle
Best Actual Price: $49.95 per bottle
Where You Can Find It: On the official website and several retailers (including Amazon)
Designed For: Very fast pain relief:
- claims to work for any kind of pain (neck, hip, back pain, etc.)
- seems effective in any form of arthritis – both OA and RA
- promises to work quicker than others
However – that’s just on paper. Its real effect might be totally different.
My Rating: 4 out of 10 – It works partially, but it’s so pricey.
Worth Buying?: Surely not – it’s way too expensive for what it brings:
- only 2 ingredients are active (out of 12)
- does work – but not better than other cheaper products
- doesn’t treat the cause behind (only hides the pain temporarily)
So instead of a cream – I advise you to use a supplement, because its benefits are a lot more. Plus, it’s usually cheaper.
What I Liked About It
- Nice smell, texture and consistency
- Really easy to apply – less than 10 drops per day
- Doesn’t leave any greasy marks
- 1 bottle should last more than one month
- High concentration of menthol
- Decreases the pain partially (in my case at least)
- Works within minutes
- Available in several retailers
What I Didn’t Like About It
- Really unprofessional website (looks like a personal letter)
- Doesn’t focus on the product – but on its “amazing” benefits
- Most of the ingredients it praises are inactive (10 out of 12)
- Doesn’t relieve the pain completely
- I found many complaints about it
- Really expensive overall ($50 for just 1 oz)
#1 – Ingredients (7 out of 10)
For a topical pain reliever – Soothanol’s ingredients aren’t too bad.
But here’s the real problem:
- Claims to contain 12 “amazing” ingredients for pain relief.
- However – only 2 of them are active ingredients.
- The other 10 are inactive.
So basically – out of the 12 substances, only 2 can have any effect on pain.
For me it’s pretty clear that this formula isn’t as amazing as it claims.
So let’s take a quick look at each ingredient:
1. Menthol (12%)
Normally – this is an ingredient I don’t really like, for 1 reason: ALL TOPICAL PRODUCTS USE IT.
However, in Soothanol X2 it has a very high concentration (12% vs less than 5% in some products).
So here’s how menthol can help:
- brings a cooling effect in the painful area 
- stimulates blood low
However – in many cases, it works by numbing the area where you apply it. And that is a big downside (at least for me).
2. Capsaicin (0.20%)
That’s Soothanol’s second active ingredient – and I personally like it.
Capsaicin is actually the extract of Cayenne pepper, which is really good at relieving pain:
- blocks painful signals 
- heats up the painful area
- works pretty fast
So basically – it’s quite the opposite of menthol. It works due to heat, while menthol freezes the painful spot.
Anyway, capsaicin is a really good ingredient – if you ask me. No wonder it’s used in patches or pain creams. 
3. Inactive Ingredients
But keep in that they’re inactive, because this is essential.
So what does this mean?:
- they have no effect on pain 
- they’re meant to add a nice scent or improve consistency
For this reason – don’t let Soothanol’s official website trick you.
These ingredients can’t do anything for the pain – no matter how amazing they are. Since they’re inactive – they have no real effect.
Soothanol’s ingredients look pretty good (especially because of capsaicin).
However – I hate their claims about the formula, since most of the ingredients they praise are inactive.
So the ingredients aren’t as amazing as they say – because most are inactive, so they have no real effect.
#2 – Smell & Texture (10 out of 10)
From this point of view, I really liked Soothanol X2.
So here’s how I would sum up its consistency:
- Very liquid – so it’s really easy to apply.
- Soaks in pretty fast.
- Smells like peppermint and wintergreen.
- Smell is indeed pretty powerful (last for at least 1 hour).
- You only need to apply a few drops.
Now – Soothanol’s scent isn’t the best one I’ve seen in a topical product.
But compared to others, it’s tolerable and not so intense.
Also – the liquid itself is transparent and very light, so it doesn’t leave your skin greasy.
#3 – How To Use It (10 out of 10)
Here’s another strong point of Soothanol – it’s really easy to use.
1. The Schedule
So here’s what the label recommends:
- Wash your hands and the affected area.
- Apply 2-3 drops on the painful spot.
- Spread the liquid and massage.
- The pain should decrease within a few minutes.
Plus – the labels recommends using it for at most 3-4 times a day.
This means you would use 12 drops per day (in the worst case). That’s pretty decent – even for a cream.
2. Biggest Downside
There’s only thing I don’t like here – but it’s available for every topical product, not just Soothanol:
- you have to reapply it several times per day
- that’s pretty uncomfortable for many people (including me)
Now – why I say it’s uncomfortable?
Well – it means washing your hands and the area again, massaging and getting your hands dirty again, etc.
In my opinion, it’s a lot more complicated than swallowing a pill (which you would only do 1-2 times a day).
That’s the only problem I could find here.
#4 – Results (8.50 out of 10)
Overall – I was quite surprised by Soothanol X2 (in the positive way).
It surely worked better than I personally expected.
1. My Background
I was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis – which was the main cause of my pain:
- it was mostly affecting my hands and elbows
- sometimes it was really bad (around 6 on the pain scale)
- other times it was more bearable (about 4-5) – but that was rare
- I had flare-ups weekly
Other than that – I also had osteoarthritis in my knees, but that pain wasn’t as bad as in RA. It was more of a flexibility problem.
Now – throughout the years, I tried lots of supplements and creams for my pain.
There were some that really helped, but most didn’t.
So I had the chance to test out Soothanol X2 as well – here are my results.
2. How It Worked
As I said, the results were a bit better than I expected. Here’s what I mean:
- I could see an improvement in my pain in about 10-15 minutes.
- It would get from a 6 to about a 4 (approximately).
- This improvement would last about 2-3 hours.
- It never decreased my pain completely.
- Also, there was no change in my stiffness or flexibility.
Basically – this liquid really decreased my pain (and very past).
But the improvement wasn’t a major one, even after using it for weeks.
Plus, the effect didn’t last more than in other topical products (like Blue Emu) – so I would have to reapply it quite often.
Soothanol X2 really works – it’s surely not a scam (as I first thought).
However, it doesn’t relieve the pain completely – nor for a long while.
So if you have a minor pain, it should work really well.
But for arthritis or a chronic pain – I definitely recommend a supplement, it works way better.
#5 – Other Opinions (7 out of 10)
Good news here – Soothanol X2 has lots of reviews that seem authentic.
Now – I wouldn’t recommend you to look at the reviews on their official website (they tend to be biased).
However, there are plenty on websites like Amazon – which are usually authentic.
So let’s take a quick look at what people say about this product.
1. The Positive Side
I found enough people who were satisfied with Soothanol X2:
- Some said it works much faster than other (creams).
- Others claim it works for both arthritis and cramps.
- Few even call it the best thing on the market.
So basically – there are many positive opinions, which is great. It means this product isn’t a scam at all (as I first thought).
However, there are enough negative reviews about it as well.
2. Biggest Complaints
Just like some claim Soothanol is the best thing on the market – others say it’s totally useless:
- They say it doesn’t relieve pain too well.
- Some say it only burns and stings for hours.
- Others say you must wash your hands really well after using it.
- According to them – otherwise touching any part of your body will hurt terribly.
- There are some that complain about the really high price.
Overall – my opinion is that this cream only works for some people.
For the others, it causes a really bad burning sensation – that does anything but soothing the pain.
Plus, I agree with people complaining that it’s expensive. After all, it costs $50 for 1 oz – which is huge.
So overall – here’s what I understood from these reviews:
Soothanol X2 works for some people – but for others, it only increases the pain (because it burns the painful part).
Considering there are enough unsatisfied customer, I’m sure the negative reviews aren’t fake.
So even though it worked decently for me – I’m still not a fan of Soothanol, after reading all these opinions.
#6 – Price (2 out of 10)
That’s by far the biggest problem of Soothanol X2:
- extremely expensive
- not affordable for most people
- little quantity of the price
1. The Exact Price
Surprisingly – Soothanol’s price doesn’t depend a lot on the seller.
Its prices are pretty similar, no matter where you buy it from:
- It costs around $50 per bottle.
- The quantity is only 1 oz.
Now – that’s is extremely expensive overall.
It’s true that you only need to use a few drops per day – so one bottle is going to last more than 1 month.
But even so, paying $50 for 1 oz seems unacceptable to me.
2. Where You Can Find It
Fortunately, Soothanol X2 is available on several retailers.
But I would only recommend buying it from these 2:
- the official website
Now – official websites usually offer discounts when you buy several bottles together.
But that’s not the case of Soothanol X2’s website:
- the price is still $49.95 per bottle (no matter how many bottles you buy)
- the only advantage is that you get free shipping for more than 2 bottles
Regarding Amazon – this product has several sellers, but most don’t offer free shipping.
Overall – Soothanol X2 is one of the priciest topical products I used (especially at this quantity).
Besides – its website doesn’t offer you any discount, even if you buy 10 bottles together.
So I would surely not recommend paying so much money on this product.
#7 – Soothanol X2 FAQs
Here are the most common questions you might have about this product. I tried to give a clear answer.
Note: I might repeat something I already said, but it’s easier to spot here.
1. How often do you need to apply it?
According to the label – not more than 3-4 times per day.
Also, it recommends using about 2-3 drops every time – which means at most 12 drops a day.
2. How long lasts 1 bottle?
It really depends.
Unlike supplements – Soothanol doesn’t last for a certain time. That depends of:
- how much you use it
- how often you apply it per day
- also – how many drops you apply
But normally – it should last for at least 2 months, if not more.
3. Are there any side effects?
The label doesn’t mention anything – but it advises you to stop using it if:
- pain worsens
- area where you applied it gets irritated
These might count as side effects.
Also – I found many reviews of people complaining about a really bad burning sensation.
Other than that, I don’t think it can cause any other side effects (like internal ones).
4. How fast should I notice an effect?
Within minutes – up to an hour.
Soothanol X2 claims to be an instant pain reliever – so normally, your pain should decrease in about 10 minutes.
If it takes more, it might not be very effective for you.
#8 – Final Conclusions
Here’s how I would sum up Soothanol X2 in 3 ideas.
1. Not So Amazing Formula
Actually – they claim to use 12 amazing ingredients that work really well. But in reality, that’s different:
- only 2 of them are active
- they’re menthol and capsaicin
- the other 10 are inactive ingredients (so they have no effect for pain)
Now – menthol has a really high concentration, which is great.
Also – capsaicin doesn’t exist in every pain reliever, which is again great.
But there’s no point praising 10 ingredients that have absolutely no effect in this cream.
2. Does Work
In my case at least – it was effective:
- didn’t work better than any product
- but I could see an improvement
- however, the relief only lasted for 2 hours
Now – no cream or topical reliever will ever treat arthritis.
That’s because they only work on the outside – hiding the pain for a short while.
Once their effect goes away, the pain comes back as strong as before. That’s why I would never recommend a topical reliever, but a supplement.
3. Super Expensive
Considering the quantity (1 oz), Soothanol is way too overpriced.
Now – it’s true that one bottle should last more than 1 month.
But what’s the point of paying $5o on a product from the start? It might not even help you. Plus:
- it doesn’t even treat the cause of the problem
- instead, it only hides the pain for a few hourse
- in this way, your problem might worsen in the future
So I would surely not pay $50 on Soothanol, nor on any topical pain reliever.
My Verdict – Is Soothanol X2 Worth Buying?
Short answer: Definitely not – at $50 per bottle, it’s way too expensive.
Besides – it’s not as amazing as it claims to be:
- 10 of its 12 ingredients are inactive (they have no effect).
- Only hides the pain for a few hours.
- Doesn’t do anything for the cause behind.
- Many negative reviews.
- Very expensive for the quantity.
- Website is really unprofessional (doesn’t focus on the product but on emotional promises).
Now – I don’t consider Soothanol X2 a scam, because it does relieve some of the pain.
But it only does it temporary (around 2 hours) and partially.
So for $50 per bottle, you can choose something way better for a much lower price.
I’m talking about a supplement:
- Treats both the pain and the cause behind.
- Improves joint health and stiffness.
- Costs almost half.
Using a supplement is beneficial on the long term – because your problem won’t progress.
On the other hand, it will surely worsen if you only use a topical product. So make your choice wisely.