This cream is based on mineral oil and includes lanolin and aloe in its ingredients. We got a lot of mileage from this, it’s easy and hygienic to apply from the tube, is minimally perfumed and long lasting.
Also available in female-specific and cooling versions, but this is the crème de la crème of high-quality, budget-friendly creams.
Main ingredients, such as stearic acid, lanolin and the like, are joined here by shea butter too. The name stems from the fact that this was first developed for use on dairy cows. Don’t worry, it contains no ‘milk or bovine products’, but is a thick white cream, long lasting, that resembles Assos’s offering, but this’ll cost you less for a bigger tub.
Widely available and well priced for Assos, this tried-and-tested chamois cream is popular. The present formula has little smell to it, just a touch of mint, and we found that a small amount of the thick white cream (or crème) went a long way, with the menthol giving it an initial cooling effect.
We feel that a tube is a more hygienic way to package chamois creams. Belgian company QM has developed its cream in the pro cycling world, and though the petroleum jelly, beeswax and shea butter cream is the thinnest here it covers well and lasts impressively. It does tingle a little at first when you apply it.