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.