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BodyGlide Anti-Blistering and Chafing Stick

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Updated November 02, 2013

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The Bottom Line

BodyGlide is one of the top chafing and blister prevention products on the market. It's easy to apply and not messy or greasy.
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  • No mess, invisible
  • Non-greasy, non-oily
  • Stands up to water and sweat
  • All natural vitamin E and aloe
  • Hypoallergenic, easy to apply


  • Can't share it with a running buddy


  • Won't clog pores
  • Perspiration escapes
  • Good in hot or cold weather
  • Washes off with soap
  • Hypoallergenic

Guide Review - BodyGlide Anti-Blistering and Chafing Stick

BodyGlide is a lubricant that's designed to prevent blisters and/or chafing in vulnerable areas, such as your feet, inner thighs, sports bra lines and underarms. I've gotten chafed during long runs in the past and I've learned my lesson; now I never do a long run or race before applying some BodyGlide.

Unlike other anti-chafing and blister products, such as Vaseline or Aquaphor, BodyGlide is not sticky or messy. It comes in a stick and is applied like a deodorant, leaving no sticky, oily or powdery residue. The protection lasts as long I'm running, yet BodyGlide comes off easily in the shower.

BodyGlide's motto is that the product "stops trouble before it starts." And it's true. It really has saved my skin during my long runs and races.

The only negative I've experienced with BodyGlide is that, unlike a tub of Vaseline, it's not very easy to share. Because you have to roll-on the stick in some very, um, private areas, it's not something that you want to lend to a friend. I've had other runners ask to use my BodyGlide at races and, although I've reluctantly said yes, I felt like it was then a little unsanitary to save it for future uses.

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