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When is the best time to apply your anti chafing stick?

Use our product prior to getting dressed and prior to your work out.  If you have prior chafing bluerub CHAFE can help soothe and relieve your skin.

 

How does bluerub help prevent chafing?

If you use either bluerub CHAFE or Chamois Cream products on your skin prior to working out, you will not be as likely to suffer chafing, raw skin, or possible blistering.  Our 100% natural formula will create a barrier to prevent your skin from unwanted rubbbing.

 

You don’t use silicone or petroleum ingredients - why not?

We don’t use silicone (dimethicone) or petroleum ingredients in any of our products. We have tested and proven that we can achieve competition level products without these type of ingredients.

 

When I apply your CHAFE product it applies much easier than what I currently use - why? 

We have specifically formulated bluerub® CHAFE for that reason.  When testing the product with both male and female marathon runners our goal was to ensure that it was easy to apply and that it didn't need to be reapplied during long workouts.  All of our runners had a positive experience in various conditions and various distances.  The best feedback we received was how much they enjoyed the application of our product. 

 

Is your product greasy or staining?

Our last concern for you, the consumer was: Is it going to be greasy or staining?  The answer is no.  When applying bluerub CHAFE the barrier in it may "look" slightly wet but there is no need to let it dry and it is not greasy - which leads us to our next answer.  We tested bluerub CHAFE against the leading (dry) brand by appling both directly to a white shirt and there was no noticable difference.  When applying bluerub CHAFE our instructions speak for themselves:

1. Apple directly from stick. 2. Go Fast...

 

Can I use bluerub CHAFE directly on an existing chafe or rub?

Great question!  In fact one of our testers (We never test on animals, NEVER!) who is a podium level marathon runner used it on an existing chafe "This is a great product. I even used it when I wasn’t running, to protect an area that had chafed prior to using bluerub (new heart rate monitor strap left some raw skin). It definitely soothed my irritated skin."

 

Concerns about silicone/dimethicone (we don't use in our products)

Dimethicone Safety

Dimethicone has been used for years in skin and hair care products, and few problems have been reported. However, keep in mind that just because problems are not reported, it doesn’t mean they are nonexistent. Some skin care experts and physicians have asserted that dimethicone may interact with other types of chemicals that are found in skin and hair products, but test results are still inconclusive. However, it is possible to have sensitivity to dimethicone, and if you experience redness or swelling of the skin where products containing the ingredient have been applied, you should discontinue its use immediately.

 

In some cases, those with extremely sensitive or thin skin have reported that creams containing dimethicone can make their skin feel drier than usual. This a paradoxical effect, as the ingredient is supposed to moisturize the skin, but the intricacies in individual genetics and biology can play a big role in how your skin reacts to any skin care ingredient. If this severe dryness should occur, it is usually an indicator that you have a sensitivity or allergy to the chemical. To reduce the risk of sensitivity, limit the use of products that contain this ingredient and maybe even try a homemade wrinkle cream instead. Keep in mind, however, that some experts believe that this chemical may even interact with herbal topical medicines. If you have any concerns about dimethicone or its effects on the skin, you may want to consult your physician in addition to a dermatologist, as this chemical has been known to accumulate in the body with prolonged use.

 

Source:

http://www.thedermreview.com/dimethicone/

 

Concerns about Petroleum (we don't use in our products)

Imagine a beautiful model walking into an automotive store and buying a quart of motor oil, then proceeding to pour it on her hair and smooth it into her face and arms. That picture might seem silly, but how many beauty products contain the same basic ingredient used in cars? Plenty. In fact, many people might be surprised to learn that crude oil is the basis of everything from plastics to carpeting.

Many people, however, might not like the idea that the same product used to make a plastic bag or run a car is also used in products like shampoo, soap, hairspray, and numerous cosmetics, from lip balm to mascara. Petroleum in beauty products goes by many names (mineral oil, paraffin wax, and petrolatum, just to name a few), and its pervasiveness is more widespread than one might think. There are many reasons to avoid petroleum in beauty products. Here are a few.

For beauty: According to Newsweek, American women spend over $400,000 in their lifetime on beauty maintenance. This figure leaves little doubt that women (particularly those in America) are obsessed with looking beautiful. So why should these women avoid petroleum-based products?

According to Kit Anderson, mineral oil (a petroleum product found in many beauty products) smothers the skin (the body's largest organ), making it impossible for it to breathe. In fact, because of the way mineral oil works, Anderson claims that mineral oil is a poor choice for beauty products for these reasons:

 

 

  • It disrupts the way the body naturally detoxifies

  • It slows the rate at which cells are renewed, thereby damaging collagen, connective tissue, and elastin - all of which contribute to the way skin looks and feels

  • It results in skin that ages prematurely


She also mentions that many beauty products are made with the purpose of moisturizing the skin, but petroleum products made as moisturizers ironically work against the skin by dehydrating it.

For health: It's best to avoid petroleum-based beauty products for health reasons as well. For example, some products containing petroleum have been linked to an increased risk of cancer. In fact, National Geographic's Green Guide states that "petroleum distillates" are possible carcinogens, and so it's best to steer clear of products containing them.

For the environment: From plastic exfoliating microbeads that end up contributing to the ever-growing plastic vortex in the Pacific Ocean to tales of creatures being found with indigestible plastic in their stomachs, what more reason does a person need to avoid petroleum products? Petroleum, in all its forms, is damaging to air and water and is best avoided.

So what's a girl (or guy) to do? Fortunately, in this day and age, there are many health and beauty products that intentionally avoid using petroleum-based ingredients. A little research and time spent reading labels will help people find out what products have petroleum ingredients so they can avoid them. A little more time spent researching will reveal numerous companies, who have pledged to make their products petroleum free.

Sources:

http://www.naturalnews.com/031621_beauty_products_petroleum.html

http://www.conocophillips.com/en/about/energ...
http://www.livestrong.com/article/234280-tox...
http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/the-bea...
http://www.positivehealth.com/articles/envir...
http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Formulation-S...
http://www.thegreenguide.com/personal-care/d...
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-...
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/artic...
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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