What is Chamois Cream: Treating saddle sores

19 Aug What is Chamois Cream: Treating saddle sores

What the heck is chamois cream anyways?

There are three points of contact on your bike; your hands, your feet, and your ButtonHole. The majority of the pressure is right on your butt and since most cyclists don’t sit on their butts all day (unless they’re on their bike), problems can arise from all this pressure. Finding a saddle that fits your bum is a bit of an art form but even if you do find a saddle that fits your unique rear, spend enough time on it and you are bound to get some saddle sores. Chamois cream is nothing more than a topical ointment intended to prevent saddle sores, most often through lubrication.

What are saddle sores?

Saddle sores form from prolonged pressure and friction on sensitive skin, such as the skin on your taint. The sore forms in three phases:

  1. Over the course of a long ride, the friction from your rump rubbing against your cycling shorts/bibs eventually causes small abrasions in certain spots of the skin.
  2. Prolonged friction on these abrasions over the course of the ride or subsequent rides results in the worsening of these sores. Worse still, bacteria from your sweat begins to infiltrate these very uncomfortable little abrasions which eventually begin to morph into pimple-like sores.
  3. If left untreated, these pimple-like sores can eventually abscess.

Each progression of the sore leads to more pain and more difficult treatment. Since the initial sore is the result of friction, the first line of defense is lubrication.

Lubrication is only half the battle

The advantage that Enzo’s ButtonHole Chamois Cream has over the competition is that it does more than lubricate–but lubricate it does. Enzo spent several months testing different formulas under every condition imaginable until the best solution was found. The result was a cream that lubricates for hours without breaking down and it will continue to do so in the heat, the rain, the cold and any other situation any long-distance cyclist will likely encounter. Lubrication is only half the battle though because Enzo’s ButtonHole Chamois Cream’s carefully selected ingredients also treat saddle sores by fighting the very bacteria that causes the sores to worsen.

The better the ButtonHole, the better the ride

Any cyclist looking for an edge is going to ride their bike a lot. Why let all that hard work be compromised because your taint is on fire? ButtonHole chamois cream will keep saddle sores away but will also treat saddle sores that have already formed. It’s the only chamois cream that both treats and prevents sores allowing you to focus on your training and nothing else.

Enzo's ButtonHole Chamois Cream

Enzo's ButtonHole Chamois Cream prevents and treats saddle sores keeping you on the saddle longer.

The best value for your ButtonHole

Best of all, not only does ButtonHole work better than the competition but Enzo doesn’t have the large glitzy marketing bills to pass off to his customers. This means that at $20 for 8oz of cream, you’re getting twice the product as the other guys. Buy ButtonHole Chamois Cream Here.

3 Comments
  • OVCX GUN CLUB CROSS (TwoJohnsPodcast) | Enzo's Cycling Products
    Posted at 23:02h, 09 November Reply

    […] talking to everyone that will listen and those who won’t, like a seasoned racer about the how and whys to use chamois cream. Heidi, you are awesome, making me laugh many times during our drive, mostly at myself and how […]

  • Historic Saddle Sores – An Uncomfortable Past | Enzo's Cycling Products
    Posted at 17:20h, 22 February Reply

    […] gross, and bothersome.  Luckily, we live in the time of Enzo’s Chamois Cream, and can readily treat saddle sores, but that wasn’t always the case.  Below are notable excerpts from the complete indexed history […]

  • MJHL
    Posted at 17:35h, 18 May Reply

    Why do you call it “chamois” cream? I thought a chamois was a goat or a cloth you use to get the water droplets off your car with. Please let me know! 🙂

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