Menthol triggers cold-sensitive receptors in the skin and has been clinically shown to help with pain by providing instant cooling relief--right where it hurts.
Charcoal poultices (charcoal mixed with water and applied to the skin) have been used since ancient times for healing. But working with activated charcoal is messy. By infusing activated charcoal into our specially formulated hydrogel, Black ice provides all the benefits of charcoal--without the mess!
Our skin is waterproof but porous, which is why a nicotine patch, for example, works. Our specially formulated hydrogel allows the menthol and charcoal to transdermally act through the skin for all day relief. Creams and roll-on's dry the skin and evaporate quickly. With our flexible non-woven fabric backing, Black Ice traps soothing hydrogel that doesn't dry away, moisturizing your skin while delivering effective pain relief all day long.