Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel is a new product to help minimize hot spots and sores from skin-on-clothing and skin-on-skin rubbing. I’m sure most of us who have done a fair amount of running have experienced some issues from this at times. (The worst is discovering the spot in the shower as the water hits it… FIERY PAIN!)
This gel comes in a tube, not in a stick like other products I’ve used before. At first I was a little unsure about that idea, but I actually found it a little easier to dab on the side of my big toe evenly, a spot that has a tendency to rub at times. I think the stick format would be faster to apply in larger regions though. Since this comes in a tube you could take it somewhere and share it with others easier than passing the stick format around. (Ew!) One of our Team Challenge runners had some bad chafing issues at Red Rock and if I had thought to bring this with me it would have been simple to share with her. (Another teammate gave her their chapstick to try rubbing on the affected area. I don’t think it was very effective.)
The box claims that the product “feels silky” and truthfully, that’s a pretty accurate description. No sticky or greasy feeling, it just smoothed right on and kind of disappeared… while still leaving behind a protective layer. It can be dabbed on a spot that is already slightly irritated or it can be used as a preventative approach prior to exercise if a person is prone to consistent hot spots. Another bonus is it has no discernible scent.
I think one of the biggest conveniences of this product is that it can be purchased at most drugstores, thus it is easy to find and the price tag associated with it is a little cheaper. This stuff is also helpful if you’ve got cute summer sandals that rub in spots. Not that I ever subject my feet to that kind of torture. 😉
There is an offer on the Lanacane website to try this product for free, so those of you who are interested can get your own to sample!
This product was sent to me by the company for review.