Button Hole is the first chamois creme I ever used. I only tired it because I saw the 1oz. jar at my local bike shop and thought I would try it. Once I tried it, I loved it! I love the soothing tingle and I love the pleasing smell. Plus, I feel it definitely works! I am hooked and feel there is no need to try any other brand.
A few years ago I was riding 500 to 1000 miles per month and was having a problem with rashbumps in my seat area. I first tried a couple different pairs of riding shorts but continued to have the problem. Also tried a couple other suggestions of products to use. In 2003 I started using this product and have been using it since. It may not work for everyone but has been a ride saver for me. Just a small amount on each side and I am good to go.
I use this chamois cream before every ride and it has totally alleviated any type of saddle sores I used to get. I'm sure the guys behind me also appreciate the peppermint fragrance too! Excellent tingling sensations. I won't use any other chamois cream.
There are several similar chamois cremes that I have found work well. Enzo's is pleasant to use and I find the jar is far more convenient than squeeze tubes. Enzo's is often priced a little more competitively than some other brands.
I enjoy using this chamois creme during the heat of the summer. When compared to other products I've used, I find it helps me stay cooler and drier in the seat area during rides lasting more than 2 hours, providing a welcome relief to the area around the perineum and seat area. Aside from providing a comfortable ride the end result is less, sweating, chafing and bacterial infection that can lead to painful saddle sores (trust me I know about saddle sores). To help prevent the chamois from absorbing all the creme during a long ride I find it helpful to treat the pad with a drier stick product before adding a thin coating of the creme. I also find it holds its smooth consistency over time where other products can become sticky. While there may never be a product that is 100% safe I prefer their natural ingredients over a petroleum based product and the cooling menthol really does work. This has been my go to summer creme for the last 3 summers. The tub makes application simple to the end. On sale it's an unbeatable value.
I've used Enzo's Buttonhole cream for 5 years and I've been very satisfied with its effectiveness and longevity. It's worked great for me on rides from 25 miles to Centuries. It has a wonderful pleasant peppermint aroma and a slight tingling sensation on your skin. It's not as thick as ASSOS cream but very smooth consistency and spreads well with good coverage. It's a great value while being high quality, try it you'll like it!
I use this chamois cream for all types of riding including road, mtb and cx. It works well for both long and short rides and the quantity for price ratio is good. I especially like the consistency of the product, which is more of a paste than a cream. It has a nice fragrance and a slight tingle when applied.