I've used assess chamois cream for 18 years A little more expensive ,sometimes you can find on sale ,however the absolute best... I tried everything ... The ingredients work & are thicker with very high-quality ...don't be fooled by other products and seem to have air in them,Like cheap ice cream ...this is the absolute best for your bottom ...
I have more problems than most with the effects of being in the saddle, in part because I put in 16-28 hour weeks on the bike consistently. I have tried most of the major brands and while I hate paying for it, assos is probably my favorite. I should also say that I had been using Hammer, which I liked but it is just a bit too thick and gritty and I reached a day where I could no longer tolerate the smell. I am also currently auditioning Betwixt which has a lot of potential and I may switch to it from Assos. Assos has an almost mousse-like texture, not liquidy like Chamois Buttr. This seems like a relatively ideal consistency for staying on, though I do still re-apply once on a 3 hour ride. It also has no smell and washes out of clothes really well. On the minus side, I can't totally tell, but it might have a little menthol in it, which is not something I love.
Great, albeit a little pricey...but, hey, it's Assos. This stuff is a little thicker than others, but a little goes a long way, so that's why it's in a smaller can. So if you're comparing with another brand that's bigger for less money, just know that this tends to last a similar amount of time.
Having used all sorts of products over the years, I am convinced that this stuff is the gold standard. Earlier this year I veered toward using Mad Alchemy products for a while, but just recently came back to the Assos and am now left wondering why I ever switched in the first place. There's just no comparison. It's not cheap, but can you really put a price on the well-being of your undercarriage?
Had biked for several years without using anything like this, but spotted it on a daily deal and figured I'd give it a try. I was used to not using chamois cream so I don't use it all the time, but if I've done some longer rides several days in a row and I notice some discomfort, I'll put some of this on for the next ride and it takes care of things for me. Does give a slight cooling sensation within the first few minutes of applying it, but once I start riding I simply don't notice it, which is what I want. Don't need to use very much for it to work, and since I don't use it all the time I still have about three-quarters left. Since I bought it over a year ago it's been a great value for me! -)