I normally use Pace chamois cream and I prefer the Enzos Buttonhole cream for its easier application and great feel down where it counts. Have had no issues with irritation or sores while using it. An excellent product, if a bit expensive!
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.
I've used a wide variety of chamois creams in my 25 years of cycling and Enzo's ButtonHole is by far my favorite. Works great, smells great, just that little bit of menthol to add to the warmtingle factor... and is a reasonable value unlike some of the other products on the market. Highly recommend this stuff!
Chamois cream is a very personal preference kind of thing, however Enzos is the best for me. I have tried many other brands and styles of Chamois Cream, but none can compare to Enzos.
Of all the chamois creams out there - ButtonHole is the best in my opinion. Goes on thick and provides a protective layer between you, chamois, and saddle. I have never had a sore spot, rub, nick, anything with this cream. I've used it for 3 years now. Great product!
I don't really like using chamois cream because as I am applying it the stuff tries to go everywhere or feels weird. Buttonhole cream stays on better and has a pleasant smell which doesn't hurt. If you are prone to post ride irritation I would strongly advise you to try this product.