Health and Wellness Body We Tried It: The Post-workout Product That'll Ease Sore Muscles By Lindsay Dolak Lindsay Dolak Lindsay Dolak is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things weddings, beauty, and fashion. She was an editor for InStyle for two years, where she wrote and edited regular articles for the print magazine and produced e-commerce content for the digital version. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on May 1, 2015 @ 03:49PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy Nothing kills the endorphin high of an intense workout like a body that’s too sore to get out of bed the next day, let alone make it to hot yoga. Mio, the same company behind the pregnancy skin-care line, Mama Mio, has created a line of products to address fitness-related beauty issues, like helping to ease the ache of too many squat jumps. The Wonder Workout Invigorating Muscle Gel ($33, mioskincare.com) claims “to pep-talk your muscles,” increase circulation, and speed muscle recovery to reduce soreness. All of which sounds great, so I decided to put it to the test after the workout that usually leaves me limping out of the gym and still sore two days later: leg day. After 45 minutes of squats, lunges, and sprints, I smoothed the gel---which felt more like a cream---over my quadriceps and hamstrings. The sensory effect is instant with a gentle tingle that lingers even an hour or two after application. The strong spearmint smell was jarring at first, but this was a morning workout so I appreciated it for helping wake me up. Sort of like a fancier Bengay, Workout Wonder brought light relief to my tired legs. Think of it as a more comfortable version of an ice bath. The next morning, my muscles felt a little less tight than they usually do after this particular workout. It didn’t miraculously relieve all soreness (which I didn’t expect), but it definitely helped to lighten the pain load. Don’t count it out if you’re not a workout maven, though. It also was also great for soothing sore feet after a day in new heels.