If you are a cyclist, Doc’s All Natural Chamois Cream should be a standard item in your cycling supply kit. This certified all-natural product uses witch hazel and a high concentration of tea tree oil to create a long-lasting barrier against friction for riders who do not wear underwear under their cycling shorts. There are no petroleum products on the ingredient list, ensuring that a chamois pad will not suffer premature erosion. Skin will only be exposed to natural ingredients, not mineral oil and other refinery by-products that competitor brands include.
Chamois cream is designed to lubricate the area of the body that rests on the bike saddle. This prevents the prolonged friction and pressure during a ride from creating painful and unattractive saddle sores. Doc’s does the job and provides all-day protection so serious riders can enjoy long journeys in comfort. To make the riding supply kit complete, add Doc’s All Natural Cool Weather Embrocation and Doc’s All Natural Saddle Sore Ointment.
Doc’s All Natural Chamois Cream is available in an eight-ounce container.
Doc’s All Natural Chamois Cream includes:
• Made from only high-quality, all-natural ingredients
• Witch hazel and high concentration of tea tree oil fight grunge
• No petroleum products to irritate skin
• Designed to provide all-day comfort during high friction activities including horseback riding, motorcycle riding, kayaking, canoeing, running, and cycling
• Made in the U.S.A.
• All-natural ingredients make this product great for sensitive skin
• No overly-noticeable menthol tingle
• Long-lasting protection without irritation
• Washes out clean
• Low price
• Watery consistency
I have to admit, I was very skeptical about a cream being able to make my ride a bit more enjoyable, but it is true. While breaking in some new bib shorts, I started to notice some rashes and raw spots developing. Because I was training for a long distance ride, I did not have the luxury of taking significant time off the bike. Someone suggested Doc’s to me and I am quite grateful they did.
The cream itself has a cooling sensation and you can feel it going to work almost instantaneously. Spread it on liberally on any areas that make contact with the chamois or where friction can build up between your legs and the saddle. The cream will absorb rather quickly, so there is no need to rub it in thoroughly. I would recommend applying the cream about 10 minutes before the ride so you have the time to allow it to absorb into your skin and chamois.
I noticed the difference on the first ride. While I still had the beginnings of a saddle sore, the situation was not getting worse. In addition, it made the longer rides less painful in the saddle as the cream worked to break in the chamois’. My one concern was staining of the chamois, but this was not a problem at all. The bibs came out clean and looking good as new after regular washing.
Since this product worked so well and I was getting frustrated with the cortisone cream I was using to treat the actual saddle sore, I also ordered Doc’s ointment for saddle sores. The ointment worked just as well as the chamois cream. Within three days, the small saddle sore was completely healed and I had not missed a day of riding. For anyone who spends long hours in the saddle, is breaking in new bibs or shorts, or seeing the beginning of saddle sores, I highly recommend Doc’s full line of products.