A few weeks back I posted here on the subject of chafing. Although I've been cycling and running for many years I had only tried using Assos chamois cream a few times for bike rides but usually applied good old vaseline for long rides and runs in a bid to keep chafing at bay.
A couple of people commented on the article recommending Butt Butter and Dave Zabriskie's DZNuts. Although, I'm sure both brands work very well I have to admit I haven't yet tried either of them. However, the comments did inspire me to do a little more research into good chafing protection. One brand name that kept appearing on my screen again and again was Beljum Budder. I got in touch with the folks over at BB in California and they were kind enough to ship a few samples over to me that I've been using over the past few weeks.
I haven't yet tried BB for running mainly because I haven't been doing distances that warrant the use of an anti-chafing cream. All of my use of BB has been during long rides and I have to say I've been very pleased with it. It achieved 3 key things that I consider most important. Firstly, I didn't experience any chafing. Secondly, it felt comfortable, meaning I could hardly feel it which personally I prefer to the menthol heat from creams like the one from Assos produce. Finally, the cream leaves no trace on the tights or the chamois after they have been washed. For these reasons I can recommend the cream to anyone who puts in long distances on the bike and is in need of anti-chafing protection.
There are other major reasons to buy BB. One of the most important is the cream is made without the use of potentially hazardous chemicals such as parabens. Parabins are preservatives widely used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries that may be the cause of illnesses such as prostate cancer although evidence for this isn't conclusive. The cream is made without any kind of animal testing and all the ingredients are natural. All in all it's a high quality product I'll certainly continue using.
You can find out more about Beljum Budder by visiting their website here.