RHINEBECK, NY—January 28 – Topical BioMedics, the makers of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, announces the winners of their second annual Topricin Travel Photo Contest.

The company asked customers to snap photographs of “Where in the World” they take Topricin for safe and effective pain relief in their travels. Fans answered the call by providing versatile, creative images from around the globe—from Australia and the Alps to Cape Cod and San Francisco Bay!

Winners were selected based on photo composition, creativity, and product presence. A video montage featuring all the “Where in the World is Topricin” contest entries can be seen on the company website www.topricin.com.

And the Winners Are….

The grand prize was awarded to Mike and Carrie Kinison of Haines, Alaska, for their clever and fun image of “Topricin after a friendly mauling” featuring Carrie surrounded by their pack of dogs, holding a jar of Topricin above her head.

This is the second year in a row the Kinisons won top prize. Last year’s award-winning photo featured Mike panning for gold in Nome, stating “Topricin is worth more than its weight in gold.”

As the Grand prizewinners, the Kinisons receive a year’s supply of Topricin—one 4-ounce jar delivered every month (cash value $299.40).

Two contestants tied for second place this year. Elizabeth Strauss of Bellevue, Washington, for the photograph of her applying Topricin to her feet after hiking up a peak in the Alps, and Erica Ruge of Rhinebeck, NY, for her victorious photograph after racing in the ITU World Triathlon Championship in Auckland, New Zealand with the help of Topricin.

Both Elizabeth and Erica were awarded a “Remedies for Your Extremities” gift basket, which includes: two 2-oz tubes classic Topricin, one 4-oz jar classic Topricin, one 8-oz bottle classic Topricin, one 2-oz tube Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, one 4-oz jar Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, and free samples of Topricin, too (cash value $195.95).

Third Prize was awarded to Janis McGibbons of Santa Rosa, CA, who stepped on a yellow jacket while on vacation and used Topricin to ease the pain. Her photo showed her pedicured foot wrapped up in bandages next to a bottle of Topricin—which she calls her “lifesaver” as she has fibromyalgia and takes a bottle with her everywhere she goes.

Janis received a “Topricin Trio” set of all three Topricin formulas: 2-ounce tube Classic Topricin, 2-ounce tube Topricin Foot Therapy Cream and 1.5-ounce tube Topricin Junior (actual cash value $49.93).


Topical BioMedics offers these travel tips for managing pain on the road:

–When driving, be sure to stop every 1.5 hours to stretch and walk around.

–When traveling by plane, be sure to get up and walk around after the fasten seat belt sign has been turned off.

–-If you are planning on spending the day hiking, golfing, or walking around a theme park, stretch and rest periodically and wear comfortable shoes.

–Apply Topricin before activities as well as after to reduce the risk of pain and injury.

“Whether you are sitting on a plane for hours, lugging heavy suitcases, spending the day on your feet sightseeing or sleeping on a lumpy hotel mattress, travelers experience all kinds of aches, pains, and injuries” says Lou Paradise, president and chief of research. “Topricin helps take the pain out of travelling by providing safe, effective, relief while it helps the body to heal the damage that is causing the pain.

“We were delighted to receive so many wonderful, creative, and versatile photos from customers who rely on Topricin during their travels and everyday life, and it’s fascinating to see all the places people take it around the world.

“‘Where in the World is Topricin’ is a popular contest, and we’ll be looking forward to holding it again, starting February 1, 2013.”

About Topical BioMedics, Inc.

Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical regulated natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination homeopathic formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the topical treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy.

All Topricin products are made in the U.S.A., formulated with approved medicines as found in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. Safe for diabetics and pregnant and nursing women, the products contain: no parabens, petroleum or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects.

Topricin is available in pharmacies, natural food stores and other fine retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, and other retail stores throughout the U.S., as well as direct from the Topical BioMedics’ online store. For more information visit www.topricin.com.