Chafe No More! #Goodsport Review and #Giveaway

Goodsport Anti-Chafe Creme

You have just completed an amazing run! It is the middle of summer. It is hot, and you sweated it out big time. You are all smiles for those race finish #selfies. You enjoy that cup of coffee and post race treat with your running buddies, then head home to take that long awaited cool shower.

“EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeOuchie!”

…is what you yell once that water hits those areas of chafed skin. For some, it is under the armpits, for others, it is where the sports bra hits the upper portion of your torso. Some get it where the waistline of their shorts or hydration belt hits the hips, and others might chafe between the thighs. No matter where you get it, it isn’t pretty. And it smarts, sometimes for days.

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And you’ll remember that for your next event and wonder what the heck you can do to protect yourself from having it occur again.

There are a few remedies out there. And as a previous subscriber to a running sample box subscription, it is safe to say I have tried quite a few. In the end, I go back to plain old Vaseline. It is simple, easy to apply, portable, and unscented.

But it is messy.

Goodsport Anti-Chafe Creme

Goodsport Anti-Chafe Creme

Here is a great alternative to petroleum jelly. It is called Goodsport and it is utterly fantastic! Why is it better than Vaseline?

  • It smells much better.
  • It isn’t nearly as greasy and messy.
  • It contains a natural antiseptic so if you are already raw, it soothes instantly.
  • It contains Manuka Oil
New Zealand Manuka Flower

New Zealand Manuka Flower

What is Manuka oil? For centuries, New Zealand Maori have used the Manuka Oil from the native tea tree, Manuka, to treat everything from rheumatism and fevers to burns and skin disorders. As it turns out, Manuka Oil is up to 33 times stronger than tea tree essential oil for protecting against certain strains of bacteria. It’s also effective against the MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staph. Aureus) bacteria, which is resistant to normal antibiotics. Used in skin care, the antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties of remarkable Manuka oil combat skin irritation and infections, including acne-causing bacteria.

Goodsport founder, Tony Lett, tells me that Goodsport contains Manuka Oil and “New Zealand Beeswax, fresh from the hives (Manuka flowers will be one of many different flowers that the bees will have visited for nectar), and Lanolin, an ingredient used extensively in cosmetics and skincare because of its soothing, waterproofing properties (30 million New Zealand sheep swear by it!)

He also adds, “…it protects the skin against abrasion (chafing and blisters) and helps sooth and heal skin when damage has occurred. We also have people here using Goodsport relieve the symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. One friend tells us that the itching they suffer from their condition is much reduced after using it.

Goodsport is more like a lubricant...

Goodsport is more like a lubricant…

Personally, I love the texture and the wonderful natural smell of the product. It feels great going on, and it really does prevent chafing. It also doesn’t leave you feeling like you just had a lube job.

My only suggestion to the Goodsport folks would be to add a take along size, for us runners on the go.

Coming soon to Goodsport, Goodsport Pure Manuka Essential Oil (in 10 ml. bottles), perfect for you essential oil buffs out there! I’m looking forward to being able to get my hands on this!

In the meantime, I urge you to try this product if painful chafing is an issue for you, or even if you suffer from eczema or dry, rough, flaky skin. It is also great for acne, bee stings, fungal infections, joint pain, mouth ulcers, to name just a few. And don’t worry that it is coming from New Zealand. Shipping is free with your order. By the way, a tin of Goodsport is 100g, which is a little less than a half cup. I think it would be plenty to get you through your winter runs, as well! (Just don’t leave it in direct sunlight!)

I’m so happy to announce that Tony will provide the opportunity for YOU to win a sample of Goodsport. In order to qualify, enter the rafflecopter drawing below!

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Thanks and good luck!

What do you use for chafing? Do you find it effective?

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15 Responses to Chafe No More! #Goodsport Review and #Giveaway

  1. I use Body Glide and like Mission Athletecare’s anti-chafe. I also liked one that Asics made that I don’t think they make any more. I love to try new things! Added you to my Weds Giveaway Roundup at Erica Finds.

  2. ooh you already did! 🙂 Yay!

  3. Yanira wardlaw says:

    I use Vaseline but heard there are other alternatives that are much better. Would love to try this!!!

  4. Jenny says:

    I havent had problems with chafing yet, but suspect I mightbefore summer’s over with marathon training in full effect.

  5. I’ve never heard of Goodsport before, sounds great! I like BodyGlide – I used it during marathon training and the runDisney Dopey Challenge earlier this year.

  6. Kayley says:

    I don’t currently have a means to prevent chafing, and got completely messed up during the LA Marathon because of it. Took me about a month to fully recover from all the wounds and blisters.

  7. Lisa Verdon says:

    Deodorants!! Also I use to go size diaper creams when I’m out running.

  8. Ashleigh B. says:

    I use Body Glide and it works pretty well. I’m always open to trying new things though.

  9. Jenn says:

    Body Glide and tech material…and vaseline when it’s going to get wet! This stuff looks wonderful, though.

  10. Katie says:

    Vaseline, Neutrogena liquid pantyhose, or crossed fingers when I forget!

  11. Ben T says:

    Usually I use body glide

  12. Tessa says:

    I usually use body glide or Vaseline.

  13. Tammy Mcconnell George says:

    Right now I use Anti monkey butt.

  14. craftyone says:

    i use shea butter

  15. Kimberly G says:

    I just experience chafing for the first time this past Sunday and it’s not fun!!

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