Brenchen wrote:That sounds good anyone else can voucher for this as well?
Sorbolene is good stuff. Free of perfumes and most chemical nasties, I use it on my face in winter for dry skin. I remember reading that it is as effective as any of the expensive moisturisers, and non-irritant. Never thought of using it on the other end. It should help prevent chaffing and saddle sores.... on the backside that is.
Yeah, I use it for my hands - I have a dry skin condition that flares up into major irritation at times. So always have QV creme handy and decided to try it as chamois creme.
Some generic brands of sorbolene I've tried are a bit runny, but Amcal chemists sell a 500ml tub for about $7 which has a good consistency, and at that price there is no reason to be stingy with it.
Since it is water-based and non-greasy, it washes out easily. QV creme is also available in tubes and is available almost anywhere there is a pharmacy. Both these attributes are important to me while I'm on tour.
Oddly, many chamois cremes contain lanolin (wool grease) which is a known skin irritant to people who suffer allergies.
Paraderm always has a place in my touring first aid kit. In NZ it saved me from going crazy with itching sandfly bites.