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 does Body Glide 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 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 the BODY 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 known 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 the BODY base and mixes in Apricot Oil and Comfrey Leaf Extract. Apricot 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 the BODY 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 natural skin healer and protector, which can offer relief from itchiness and pain and reduce redness.
SUN - Starts with the BODY 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.
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®! Use our store locator to find the closest locations that do stock our product.
Who can use your balms?
Most anyone, and they do. Please see some of the categories on our home page to find out more about how Body Glide is a true multi-use product. 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 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.
Our proprietary formulas are made with ingredients that come from plants. We use natural 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.
BODY GLIDE® Original, FOR HER anti chafe Moisturizing Balm, FOOT GLIDE® Balm Blister Resister®, and CYCLE Balm
The following ingredients are uniquely formulated 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).
SKIN GLIDE® Balm
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: water (aqua), talc, tapioca starch, propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate-60, cetearyl alcohol, triethanolamine, carbomer, benzyl alcohol, allantoin (comfrey root derived), glycerin, disodium edta, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, xanthan gum (natural thickener), phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, eucalyptus (globulus) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil.