Doc's chamois cream has been my Go To for years now. It has a soft, non-oily texture like whipped cream cheese but even a little lighter than that. It is not over-powering with Tea Tree Oil or menthol (like some others). This chamois cream does it's job without gooping up your shorts. In fact, after a ride there is little "evidence" that as much cream was ever there. And because you get 8 oz. for less money than most products give you 4 oz., you can apply liberally for best results.
This chamois creme is very similar to Assos one as far as consistency and seem to work as well. Was cheaper than Assos cream so if it will prove to work as well will definitely keep using it.
Last about the same - so far tested on few 3-4hr rides and medium 50-65F temperatures.
Like it little better than the Euro chamois cream.
Not sure yet how it works under rainy or really hothumid conditions.
Scent is also very pleasant.
This is the first real chamois cream I ever tried and don't feel the need to try anything else.
It just works for me, doesn't smell weird, doesn't have some of the major ingredients reputed as bad for your skin (e.g. petrolatum, mineral oil), doesn't stain my cycling clothes.
Even after a 3 to 4 hour super sweaty ride, when I come home and shower, I can feel the chamois cream hasn't been washed away by sweat or degraded into nothingness by the heat and movement.
I thought I would give this a try after being very happy with Enzo's product (also from BTD). You never know until you try it, and preferences vary for such types of products. However, I will be going back to Enzo's. I would put Doc's on par with DZ Nuts (and similar), but for me I prefer Enzo's by far. I prefer the consistency, texture, and longevity of the Enzo's product, but others might not.
I am an older woman. Our bodies change. Nothing we can do about that, but we can keep riding comfortably with Doc's. Not too greasy, lasts a long time, you don't need a lot, and it doesn't smell like a candy cane.
I've used the Docs cream for many rides lasting 1 to 4 hours, and found it holds up well in hot, humid conditions. The viscosity is medium compared to other brands (some being solid, and others runny), and it has a pleasant herbal scent from tea tree oil-a natural anti-microbial. This is definitely one of my favorite chamois creams.
This chamois creme has a great consistency- not as thickhard as Betwixt and not as thin as Paceline. It also has a pleasant tea tree oil scent without the unpleasant numbing property of some Euro style blends. I probably marginally prefer Assos, but definitely don't find it worth the much higher cost.
I wasnt sure I was going to like not having a tube to squeeze but this has not been a problem. For putting it in my shorts it spreads easily and has lasted during my hour to hour and fifteen sprinting class. Prior to using this I was having some problems.
I really like this stuff. Great antibacterial properties, feels good and does what it's supposed to. Has just about the same consistency (although slightly less stiff) than the Assos stuff. However, for the same price, you get twice as much.
Doc's is my favorite chamois cream because its higher viscosity makes it easy to apply and helps it hold up well on long rides. It has a pleasant herbal scent from tea tree oil, which (along with witch hazel) soothes your skin and prevents infections. The cream comes in 8oz jars and is relatively economical compared to some other brands that cost the same for just 4 oz.
I have been applying DOCS directly to my skin rather than the chamois. The texture seems "lighter' and easier to apply this way than other products I have used. I find that I have as good as or better than post ride reduction of the sensation of having sat on hot sandpaper for hours. I will definitely order this product again. As of now I would rate it a shade better than Button Hole which is my go to creme.
having been prone to dry skin and saddle sores for years, I've finally found something cool and soothing that may actually be good for me. Started using this year and great so far. I prefer riding in warmer weather on rides lasting 2 to 4 hours. Stuff holds up well through the entire ride. Glad I found it!
All natural ingredients, soothing and cooling. Ingredients that protect and heal. This stuff works! I used to get pimples that chafed into saddle sores, keeping me off the bike for about a week. Since using this have not had that happen. Right now I alternate to use up other products and still feel protected.