I admit, I have multiple brands and types of muscle rubs and ointments in my home, because I find different products work better for different areas. Bengay is one of those products I prefer to use before bed on large muscle groups. After a rough day, if my back is hurting, I whip out this stick and ask my husband to give me a backrub and then apply this. He doesn't have to worry about getting anything into his eyes, and I can have the pain relief of a muscle rub and ointment. The dispensing offered with the Bengay Massage pain relieving gel is fantastic. You can really rub into the muscles without worrying about over application. It is a bit more expensive than other comparable brands, but I feel the massaging head is so worth the extra money. The scent is not as overpowering as other brands as well, although that is not a problem with me. The pain relief is almost instantaneous and it helps me get to sleep.