Everything you want to know about Body Glide® products.
Below you will find the most common questions and information about the ingredients we have in our products, and what kind of testing we do. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.
Why do you say the products are for “first use”?
Use our products first, when you get dressed, before you start work and activity, to help save your skin from needing first aid.
How do Body Glide® Balms help prevent needing first aid?
Using our protective solutions on your skin, you are not as likely to suffer chafing, blisters, or raw skin that needs a bandage or other first aid.
What are the differences between the balms?
BODY – The #1 skin formula for protection against rubbing & chafing and has been trusted for over two decades. This is the base of all our anti-chafe/anti-blister stick products.
FOR HER – Starts with BODY as the base and mixes in Coconut and Sweet Almond oils to better moisturize and protect skin. Coconut oil is known to have moisture retaining properties, which promote skin hydration and soothe skin irritation. Sweet Almond Oil is know to help maintain moisture levels in the skin, without blocking pores. It is also rich in A, B and E vitamins to promote skin health.
FOOT GLIDE – Starts with BODY as the base and mixes in anti inflammatory and skin rejuvenation ingredients. Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in A and C vitamins, which treat damaged skin and are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Comfrey Leaf Extract is known to treat skin ulcers, joint inflammation, and bruises.
CYCLE GLIDE – Starts with BODY as the base and mixes in Provitamin B5 and a light minty fragrance. Provitamin B5 is known to protect the skin from moisture loss, without blocking pores, in order to improve skin softness and elasticity. It is also known to act as a skin healer and protector, which can offer relief from itchiness and pain and reduce redness.
SUN – Starts with BODY as the base and mixes in different active sunscreen ingredients to give you SPF 30+ sun protection. This 2 in 1 formula is great for activities that involve sun and skin rubbing irritants.
OUTDOOR – Has the same great formula as BODY in packaging suited for many different outdoor activities.
SKIN GLIDE – The only cream in the Body Glide in line. Although it is a different formula than the sticks it still offers great anti-friction/anti-chafe protection.
You don’t use ingredients found in other products?
We don’t use any petroleum (petrolatum), mineral or vegetable oils, and no lanolin (from animals); all are notoriously greasy, messy, slide around on your skin, require frequent reapplication, and regardless of how they feel, they are comparatively ineffective.
If I don’t see your products at my favorite store, what do you recommend?
Please ask them to carry Body Glide® balms! Use our store locator to find the closest locations that do stock our product(s).
Who can use your balms?
Most anyone, and they do. From elite athletes, to people in physically demanding jobs, to people who want to wear their favorite shoes/outfit Body Glide® balms can help protect your skin from the rubbing that causes chafing, hot spots blisters and rash. If you are not certain that chafing and rash are caused by rubbing, consult a health care professional to learn if the cause may be yeast, bacterial infection, eczema, psoriasis, detergent, fabric softener, or something else.
Are your products tested?
Yes, but never on animals, and we do not use ingredients derived from animals. People participate in tests for skin sensitivity, and the tests are conducted in independent, certified laboratories.
Why Body Glide® balms instead of baby powder or creams?
Powders are messy and easily rubbed away, and creams often go on messy, wet, and goopy. Body Glide® brand balms go on smooth and stay where you put them. With our solutions, you won’t be putting any petroleum, mineral or other oils, lanolin or other animal products on your skin. Our products are safe and do not ruin rubber, neoprene, or other gear. They stay where you put them, last longer, and come off easily with mild soap.
Made from Plants, Tested?
Our proprietary formulas are made with ingredients that come from plants. We use waxes that work for skin the same way they help plants retain moisture. Independent, certified laboratories test our products—on human volunteers, not animals. We have never used animal products, and our solutions are hypoallergenic.
We don’t use old school, greasy, messy petroleum, lanolin, or mineral oils – ingredients that sit on the top of the skin, slide around, and need frequent reapplication.
Base Ingredients for BODY GLIDE® Original, FOR HER™ anti chafe Moisturizing Balm, FOOT GLIDE® Balm Blister Resister®, Sun, Outdoor, and CYCLE GLIDE® Balms?
The following ingredients are uniquely formulated and used as the base for each product: caprylic/capric triglyceride (plant derived), cetearyl alcohol (plant derived), ozokerite wax, glyceryl behenate, stearyl alcohol (plant derived), allantoin (comfrey root derived), tocopherol (antioxidant).
What is SKIN Glide® cream made with?
This silky smooth and moisture-rich cream quickly transforms to a silky barrier against rubbing. We’ve made an exception, using the tiniest percentage of oil and water that helps give it a magical effect: Aqua (Water, Eau), Maranta Arundinacea Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Kaolin, Isopropyl Myristate, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Menthol, Triethanolamine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum
What is the best way to store Body Glide® products?
Body Glide® products are made with plant derived waxes that will melt at hot temperatures. Store Body Glide® products at 59-86 F (15-30 C).
Are Body Glide products safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes, Body Glide balms are safe to use during pregnancy. They do not contain parabens, phthalates, or sulfates and have been used by pregnant women to help with rubbing that causes skin irritation, blisters, and chafing.