Product Review: Pjuractive 2skin Anti-Chafing Gel

Disclosure: I received a sample of Pjuractive 2skin as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! All opinions are my own.

At this point in my running journey, I’ve tried several different ways to avoid the dreaded chafing problem. This includes using nothing, which resulted me thanking the running gods for volunteers with Vaseline at Rock N Roll San Antonio. When I heard about Pjuractive’s 2skin product, I wanted to see how it stacked up against other products that I’ve had positive experiences with.

 

Pjuractive 2skin is a water and sweat resistant gel that helps protect against chafing and blisters for athletes (including runners). It creates an invisible, protective film directly on the problem area. I have been testing the product for a month, including during the Austin Half Marathon and through my training for the Cap 10K, and it definitely does what it claims to do!

What sets it apart:

 

The application of 2skin is pretty simple – simply squeeze a pearl-sized amount at a time and apply with your hands to the desired area. With other products, I’ve had to wash my hands due to the dry time/sticky feeling, 2skin dries almost instantly and doesn’t leave a residue. I was skeptical of the application method at first – I’ve used stick and roller ball products previously – but it turned out to be surprisingly convenient. I had a lot more control with this method, and for those who want to apply multiple layers, I imagine you would like that, too. 

 

I also loved the texture/feel of 2skin when it was on. It didn’t feel like I was wearing any product once it dried, and while my skin felt soft, it never felt oily, waxy, or wet.

Other benefits I found worked for me:

  • Non-pore clogging formula
  • Lasted for several hours
  • Sensitive skin-safe
  • Worked in the hot and cold temperatures of Texas
  • Didn’t stain my clothes

What’s the rub (pun intended):

Well, there was no rub to be seen on my feet, waistband, thighs or arms (or anywhere)!

Honestly, the only thing I’m unsure about is the ingredients (they are not ingredients I’ve heard of before). I did some quick Google searching and didn’t see anything truly alarming, though I’m not an expert. I also place a fair amount of trust in the folks at BibRave who work directly with a lot of the companies whose products I test. They are like-minded people and research the opportunities presented to us to ensure the products are reputable. I recommend you learn more about each of the ingredients, if they are a major concern to you.

About a minute after this, the product was completely dry. 

2skin can be purchased on us.Pjuractive.com.  While $21.99 for 3.4 ounces may seem pricy initially, it actually costs less per ounce than other products I’ve tried for this same issue.

Thanks for stopping by, as always. Let me know if you have any funny chafing stories in the comments.

Cheers to helping reduce the number of said funny chafing stories!

Product Review: 2Toms SportShield (& a Discount)

Disclosure: I received a sample of 2Toms SportShield for Her as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! All opinions are my own.

Summer is impending in my neck of the woods, which brings up a sore subject in my running world: chafing. It’s something most people don’t like to discuss (or admit happens to them), but it happens to almost everyone. I don’t know of a single runner who’s escaped the discomfort. Luckily for all of us, there are many products out there to help prevent this sort of thing from occurring. There are clothes with flat seams, and there are balms you can put on your skin, like 2Toms SportShield.

While I tend to have these issues during the summer due to sweat, there are a couple of parts of my body where chafing is inevitable year-round, like near my armpit. When I found out I’d have the opportunity to test out their line of anti-chafe products for women, I was curious to see how it would compare to other balms I have used in the past.

Sport Shield

2Toms SportShield for Her is a silicone-based anti-chafe solution that is waterproof, sweatproof and easy to use. It can be used anywhere, and can even help protect against blisters. It doesn’t melt in intense heat, and it stays on all day! The “for Her” formulation contains aloe and shea butter for smoother skin in addition to anti-microbial ingredients to accommodate sensitive skin, and it is fragrance and dye free.

My experience with 2Toms SportShield has been absolutely wonderful. I’d go so far as to say it’s my new preferred brand of anti-chafe product. It is just that good. The formula is rich and silky, and a little goes a long way.

sportshieldapplication To apply, I roll on a little bit and spread SportShield out where I need it to go. Then, I wash my hands. 2Toms doesn’t necessarily recommend touching the product because it will stay on your fingers, but this turned out to be my favorite way to apply it, because I can get even coverage with a small amount. I usually put my SportShield on at home before dressing anyway, because it’s easier to apply, so I have easy access to a place to wash my hands. In general, it’s easier to apply than other products, and I can get a nice even coat everywhere that I need to be conscious of because it’s a liquid formula.

If you’re on the go, the wipes are a perfect alternative, because you can open the corner of the package to use a small part of the wipe without touching the product. The wipes fit easily inside your pocket or fuel belt of choice, so you can carry it with you for long races, just in case.

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It also lasts a long time on the body (up to 24 hours). Since I have been using it, I have encountered NO chafing, and no need to reapply. One way I should have used SportShield was when I went to a trade show earlier this month. I forgot that my bottle of SportShield is small enough to pass through security, and I was really missing it when I was walking 6-8 miles a day/getting big ole blisters on my toes. Moral of the story: don’t hesitate to bring it when you’re traveling/walking a lot.

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All awesome aspects aside, there were a couple of aspects that I wasn’t too crazy about. While it is a rich formula, it’s also little runny, so it can be easy to use more than you intend to. However, all that means is that you’ll be extra protected; I simply recommend spreading it out if you apply too much. $13 for one package also seems a bit high initially, but I can confidently tell you it will last you a looong time. I’ve been using it consistently for about 3 months now, and I’m not even halfway through the package. You also get more product (1.5 oz) for that price than several other similar products.

2Toms is offering a discount code through the end of April, so head over to their website, www.2Toms.com, to try it out for yourself. Use the code 2Toms20 to receive 20% off your order.

Have you tried 2Toms SportShield or any of their other products? What did you think?

Cheers to being chafe-free!