Goodfellows Chamois Cream Review
There are lots of varieties of cream available and there are a number of different variables. I have split the variables into a number of categories. The creams that have been trialled and comments regarding each individual product.
I have split the variables into groups and have assessed each one independently.
At the end of each section I have added an overall opinion which is my personal opinion.
The vast majority of creams available come in either a tube or a tub format. The “hard” chamois creams (see below) are by definition in tubs as they are too thick to come in tubes. Several brands are also available as sachets.
Tubs: Advantages – Visually good, Wipes clean. Secure lid. Non-compressible.
Disadvantages – Cream potentially contaminated by fingers in and out of pot each application so don't share.
Tubes: Advantages – Clean to use. Smaller amounts in tubes generally.
Disadvantages- Potential to be compressed/burst.
Sachets: Easy to use 10-20ml, ideal for holidays.
In both tubs and tubes there is a range of sizes measured in both ml and oz. They vary between 2oz (about 60ml) and 8oz (about 240ml). The harder types are generally smaller volumes whereas the thinner creams are in larger volumes. The hotter variants tend to be in smaller variants too.
Most of the creams are white and those that are coloured (green, orange and off whites) are all light coloured.
There are two mainstream types of cream.
The traditional Chamois types which are hard formulation and often feel slightly greasy. These are all in tubs or sticks, but are thicker and more difficult to spread into chamois or skin.
The “thinner” creams more like E45 skin type creams are easy to spread in and of course thus more is likely to be used both in terms of frequency and amount applied.
There is one cream (Brave Soldier) which is different from the others and comes as an oily preparation which would be an acquired taste. (You're not meant to taste them - Ed)
Smell and other properties
The creams which are hotter have some form of wintergreen/embrocation/mint smell to them. Many seem to have a mild version and a slightly hotter version – summer and winter uses encouraged (marketed as normal and hot or normal and strong etc). There are a number of creams with natural healing products which I am sure would be a good marketing tool however little there is in the cream.
There are a couple of women specific creams which I think just contain a more feminine smell.
Goodfellows Top 10 Notes
8oz tub, white, creme consistency, plain smell - Cooling slow tingle, nice creme not smelly or sticky.
8oz tube, white, thinner creme very easy to apply with a mild smell.
Various sizes tub, white, medium consistency creme, minty smell. Nice and warming and easy to use and apply.
An 8 oz tub, white, creme consistency. Natural with tea tree. Fine
A 4oz Tub. White. Mild. A new style hard creme that goes a long way
A 4oz Tub. White, Creme, A wintergreen and warming creme. Nice for winter.
A nubette butter based creme. 4oz tub. Green colour, Hard creme with a moderate smell.
A 3.3 oz tube. White. Creme. Mild and neutral Easy to apply. Best all round and great value.
Made specially for women. Anti bacterial anti-inflamatory. The best selling one so maybe women like to look after themselves more than men though it worked fine for me too .
The creme (well, the same brand and type) that used to go on Marco Pantanis crotch an italian made classic. Tube, slightly medicinal smell but if its good enough for Pantani.