Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tips on Stopping BIcycle Shorts from Chaffing Your Sensitive Skin

Enzo's Button Hole Bicycle Chamois Cream

Enzo's Button Hole Chamois Cream 2-Pack

What is chamois cream?

Because cyclists go commando while riding (you read correctly—no need to wear underwear with bike shorts), there’s often a need to prevent chafing on the bike and soothe the skin when not in the saddle. Chamois cream does both.

It’s a lotion that can be applied to both the chamois and directly to the skin to lessen friction between a bike saddle, cycling shorts and skin. It also works to fend off bacterial and fungal infections and prevent saddle sores. In other words, for people logging serious miles, it’s a dream come true. ButtonHole can also be used off the bicycle as a salve to soothe and moisturize the skin and treat saddle sores.

Utilizing the highest quality chamois cream ingredients, Enzo’s ButtonHole Chamois Cream has been engineered to reduce friction, inflammation and other sensations that make the button angry.  The longer the button can stay on the bicycle saddle, the happier you and the button will be. Enzo’s combines melaleuca oil, hamamelis, the Wu-Chu-Yu herb and organic silicone compounds to produce the ultimate button protection during those grueling cycling rides.

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ButtonHole uses these select chamois cream ingredients:

    •    Glycine Soya- In place of mineral oil, this aids the skin in retaining moisture and restoring barrier functions.
    •    Melaeuca Oil- A topical oil with antibacterial and antifungal properties.
    •    Hamamelis Virginiana- An antiseptic with soothing properties.
    •    Peppermint Oil- Contains Menthol, which is good for skin and gives a cooling effect.
    •    Menthol- A topical analgesic that relieves minor aches and pains.
    •    Sunflower Seed Oil- With a high Vitamin E content, this oil increases the lubricating properties of the formula.
    •    Cocoa Seed Butter- Excellent emollient properties adding moisture to very dry and dehydrated skin.
    •    Vegan- Enzo's ButtonHole Chamois Cream is 100% vegan.

How to Use Chamois Cream

Excuse us while we get a little personal and give you some info on how to use Buttonhole.  Spread a layer on your chamois, pre-ride, so that when your seat hits the bike seat, Enzo’s Buttonhole will be there to help make it a perfect union. If the chamois is thick, feel free to layer on the ButtonHole a little thicker.  Also do a two-finger dip spread directly onto your skin in any place where your bicycle saddle and your shorts might rub and create friction. In the end, don’t be shy; liberal use is better than not enough. Boom, ready to ride.

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Why Enzo's Cycling Products

Enzo's is passionate about developing and producing high quality bicycle products at an affordable price, without compromising product performance. They don’t want anything on your body that’s a known eye or skin irritant, shown to cause cancer or associated with things like Formaldehyde, and you surely don’t either.

In fact, Enzo’s s as picky about what they put into their products as they are about what they keep out. Enzo’s promise that you’ll never find any of the following ingredients in Enzo’s Cycling Products: parabens, mineral oil, DMDM hydantoin, Oleth-10 or Triethanolamine.

Here's Why:

PARABENS: Used as a preservative agent in cosmetics, parabens can cause skin irritation, contact dermatitis and rosacea in individuals with paraben allergies—a small percentage of the general population. Because parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, certain studies have concluded that exposure to them may be indirectly linked to breast cancer.
MINERAL OIL: A common ingredient in many skin care products, used to promote moisture. Mineral oil is a scentless clear liquid, the byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. Due to its nature of creating a thin layer on the skin, this liquid isn’t easily absorbed by the skin, which in turn can clog pores.
DMDM HYDANTOIN: Most commonly used in cosmetic products and shampoos as a preservative to prevent mold and mildew. Can be a strong eye, skin and lung irritant. Skin contact has been known to cause allergic eczema (dermatitis). It is also a formaldehyde-releasing agent and may cause reactions in formaldehyde sensitive individuals including blistering, burning and itching of the skin.
OLETH-10: This ingredient, commonly used in skin care products, has been found to be possibly contaminated with impurities linked to cancer and other significant health problems. It has also been found to be a mild to moderate skin irritant. 

TRIETHANOLAMINE: Triethanolamine is used primarily as an emulsifier and surfactant—something that helps a product spread over a surface. It also serves as a pH balancer in many different cosmetic products. A known eye, skin, nose and throat irritant that can cause liver cancer in rats.

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