Mad Alchemy Pro Plus Chamois Creme $18.95
Vive la difference! Pro Plus Chamois Creme from Mad Alchemy is similar to their Euro Pro and yet quite different. The difference is a gentle citrus scent that evokes cleanliness in both the nostrils and the brain. If you like to feel that you're well-scrubbed -- your white tape and shoes are spotless before the start of a race or ride -- the Pro Plus is what your nose longs for.
As with their Euro Pro Creme, this creme slathered on the skin and chamois lubricates and protects your sensitive areas from the abuse of long rides. Added to the lube are essential oils to keep the skin smoothly and to help prevent bacterial and fungal growth.
It's worth noting that all three Mad Alchemy chamois creme formulations work with the same base ingredients. As such, they share similar viscosity, lubricity, and are safe for both hommes and femmes. They are all veggie-based with high-quality ingredients. The main difference is the scents, though La Femme has a higher concentration of the essential oils that can help fight potential infections.
The Mad Alchemy Pro Plus Chamois Creme comes in a 4 oz (120ml) tub.
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my favourite, for the price
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
i've tried almost many different types (notably not doc's skin care or morgan's blue) but this does the best job for the price, imho. I lather up well before every ride. it seems to spread better (and therefore you use less) and provides good lubrication. all time favourite cream is dz nuts but it costs a ton and you have to use a lot of it for adequate coverage. dz nuts also is nice to treat areas of chafe after you've showered and dried off.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I had run out of my supply of Assos chamois cream, so I thought I would try something new, and ran across this from Mad Alchemy. I heard rave reviews over their embrocation, so I gave it a shot.
I have been using this for a couple of weeks now, and I can say that I like it. I like the scent, it is kind of fresh smelling, and does linger for a while. It doesn't seem to have any of the menthol cooling effect of the Euro styles, but does the job requested.
The consistency is thinner than Assos. While the Assos is like a thicker paste, this is thinner, like a hand lotion. This really helps the absorption. I cannot say how long the tub will last, and I am guessing this is a big YMMV, but after a month there doesn't seem to be much of a dent in the tub.
So, if you want to try something different, and are tired of smelling like analgesic cream, give it a shot.