Ugh… the cold and dry winter weather are still taking its toll on my skin, especially since Hawaii has consistently been experiencing “colder than usual” weather this year.  I know, I know… with so many friends from around the World – 60 Degrees is not necessarily “cold” – but hey, when you get 90 degree weather year round… the body eventually starts to go on strike when it experiences 40 – 60 degrees over the course of 3 or more months.  Nonetheless, I digress.   I have my little arsenal of beauty products to help combat the cold while keeping my skin moisturized, but my feet and especially my heels tend to take the most beating.  Dry and slightly callused heels, toes and the balls of my feet are absolutely NO BUENO, but thanks to Zim’s Max Crack Creme, the colder months have not been so brutal to my skin.

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I featured Zim’s here on my site a few months back, talking about the Zim’s Max Freeze Patches which you can read about here.  Today, I’m going to be sharing with you some information on the Zim’s Max Crack Creme and how it worked for me.  Zim’s started over 60 years ago with teh creation of Zim’s Crack Creme by a pharmacist in Austintown, Ohio.  Local cement workers frequently visited the pharmacy, complaining of dry, cracked skin; since the cement business took its toll on the workers’ hands and feet.  The pharmacist saw the need at hand and began developing an all-natural, herbal-based liquid formula designed to help the cement workers.  The formula later became what was called “Cement Workers’ Lotion.”

The lotion was sold locally after World War II, and it earned a strong and loyal following.  After many years, the product was eventually renamed Zim’s Crack Creme and was introduced on a national level.  This product is now one of many available from Zim’s and has become a household name for many.

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The Original Zim’s Max Crack Cream Liquid Formula retails for about $6.99 at most retailers and comes in a 2 oz. bottle.  It’s an all-natural multi-use liquid herbal formula that softens and moisturizes dry, cracked skin.  It’s recommended to use for nighttime but can be used through out the day as well.  I prefer to use it at night after getting out of the shower and before bed.  You can use this product on hands, feet, elbows, cuticles and so much more.  What makes this oil so great is some of the ingredients that it has – Arnica flower extract and Myrcia Oil.  I have used Arnica capsules over the years to help with any swelling, bruising, aches and pains in the muscles and sprains as well as for sea sickness for loved ones.  Seeing the Crack Cream have Arnica as an ingredient really excited me, because I had hopes that it would be a great treatment for my tired, achy and dry feet.

This liquid formula has been wonderful.  Even though it’s been cold – the liquid keeps my skin feeling and looking soft and it’s perfect to use when giving or getting a foot massage.  It’s soothing and immediately infuses moisture into the skin.  This is not greasy or sticky – your skin will soak it up immediately so it’s fine to use at any time.

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The Zim’s Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula retails for $6.99.  It is an herbal formula just like the liquid, but has a lotion like consistency.  This product softens and moisturizes dry, cracked skin and is a great compliment to the Original Liquid Formula.  Just like the original liquid formula, you can use the Crack Creme Daytime Formula on your hands, feet, elbows, cuticles and so much more.  This formula and product are ideal for dry split fingers that you hear are often associated with dry atmosphere weather in wintertime or southwestern climates and for people like my dad who has been a mechanic for years, this works well too.

This has been my go-to for daytime use and in the morning when I get up.  My skin can by dry, especially with the cold winter we’re experiencing here and this product has done wonders.  It has a minty fresh like scent – definitely not overpowering at all – in fact, you may need to really smell it well to pick up the hint of fragrance.

This particular cream is much like the liquid form in that once you rub it in, it soaks into the skin quickly.  You don’t have to worry about your hands being slippery once it has really soaked into your skin and I like this, because it allows me to get back to work or even drive without any issues like traditional hand creams.  There is no sticky, slippery or greasy feeling which is a HUGE plus for me.

I love when a product works and works well, but an important thing for me when it comes to products is availability.  Zim’s is not only affordable but easy to order off of their website.  But, I have been seeing it at my local Walmart which is great because I’m able to stock up or replenish this product once it runs out.  I shared these particular products with my dad as well and he thinks they’re awesome, my husband does too.  When you get the seal of approval from a man or men that work with their hands… I think you definitely have a winner.

Have you tried anything from Zim’s before?  What about the Max Crack Creme or Liquid, do you think you could get some use out of these products during the winter or year long?

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Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. I’ve used a lot of the line and like the results. I don’t use them regularly though since the fragrance is so strong.

  2. You’re telling me girl! Moving from tropical south florida, to NC…my skin freaked out lol. I have always heard wonderful things about this line!

  3. I need to get some of this for my husband. His hands get so dry and they crack and hurt him. He might really like this.

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