Meet Stephanie Case.  Ms. Case finished in the top 5 among women in what is often called the most difficult Ultra Marathon in the world, The Tor Des Geants.  When not running, Stephanie works as a UN Attorney, lives in Geneva, and advocates for women in war-torn countries using distance running.  Here she reviews her personal experiences with 5 well-known anti chafing cream and anti-blister creams

  Effectiveness preventing chafing Durability Versatility  (soothes, repairs) Ease of application Price Total Comments
Chafex 5 5 2 3 3 18 Most effective product out there for preventing chafing or blisters on any part of the body. While the product sells at a high price point, it is worth the investment as it lasts for a very long time. It is extremely durable and infrequent reapplication is necessary. ChafeX does not claim to soothe or moisturize – there are other products for that. It simply prevents chafing. Easy to apply, although you need to briefly wait for the product to bind to the skin.
Vaseline 2 2 3 2 5 14 The most simple and basic product out there – and the cheapest. However, you get what you pay for. It is messy to apply and frequent reapplication is required.
Squirrel’s Nut Butter 3 3 4 4 2 16 Good for the lips as well as the body. Claims to prevent chafing and also moisturize and restore skin. A solid all around product, but it doesn’t hold up under tough conditions.
Body Glide 2 2 2 2 3 11 Need to apply lots for it to have an effect. The stick makes it hard to apply anywhere other than a smooth/flat surface, like a back or underarms – using it to prevent blisters on toes, for example, is impossible.
Gurney Goo 3 3 4 4 1 15 Comparable to Squirrel’s Nut Butter. Claims to prevent chafing, blisters and also prevent infections with its anti-septic qualities. However, what it gains in versatility it loses in effectiveness in terms of prevent chafing and blisters. At such a high price point, one would expect a more durable product. For best results, get our anti chafing cream today!