Cold weather running got your body down? Check out Embrocation and Skin Wash from Chamois Butt’r

There is no doubt that the past few weeks of Oregon weather has been a little crazy. I, for one, can vouch for the beating that my skin has taken as a result of the sub-freezing temperatures and arctic winds. We have reviewed Chamois Butt’r in the past, but had been holding on to some of their products until the time called for it. That time is now.

Their Embrocation is designed to warm up muscles and seal exposed skin from cold and wet conditions. The cream is easy to go on and the consistency is much more palatable than I anticipated. While it did have a smell, I didn’t feel as if it was unbearable.

I felt this did help get me out the door with warmed up muscles and I felt a little bit more protected from the elements, both cold and rain (it stayed on quite well in wet conditions). However, if you are sensitive to heat, you may want to go light AND make sure you have the “warm” version and not the “hot” version. It may take some getting used to, as the heat can really be a lot if you are not careful.

Their Skin Wash can help clean off the Embrocation, or any other grime (sweat, dirt and road grime, and even massage oils). I used this directly after a cold run, when there was no shower readily available and I didn’t want to remain caked in Embrocation. It did a really solid job in lieu of a good soap and water cleaning. It has a fresh smell to it, and seemed to do the trick.

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More about Chamois Butt’r

Chamois Butt’r® was developed in 1988 by physical therapist and cyclist Steve Mathews, in collaboration with pro cyclists, physicians and chemists. Since then, Chamois Butt’r® has continued to evolve and is now available in most US bicycle retailers and is distributed internationally.

Chamois Butt’r® Original, Chamois Butt’r® Eurostyle™ and Chamois Butt’r® Her’® are non-greasy skin lubricants developed to improve riding comfort. Both products prevent the uncomfortable rubbing and chafing many cyclists experience while riding. Chamois Butt’r® products easily wash off skin and out of shorts with soap and water, and are gentle on even the most delicate skin and clothing.

We use only the highest quality ingredients to ensure that our products are easy on your skin. All Chamois Butt’r® products are paraben free, gluten free and contain no artificial colors or fragrances. Chamois Butt’r® products are produced in a state of the art facility, with strict quality assurance, adhering to the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. No animal testing is used for our products.


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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