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The Best Anti-Chafing Sticks, Tested by Grooming Editors

The Best Anti-Chafing Sticks, Tested by Grooming Editors

The Best Anti-Chafing Sticks, Tested by Grooming Editors

<h2>What to Consider </h2><h3>Ingredients </h3><p>The most important ingredients in an anti-chafe stick are what’s going to form the barrier on your skin to protect it from friction. In this case, you’ll find things like glycerin, coconut oil, plant waxes and sometimes silicones. Most anti-chafe sticks will also have some sort of moisturizing ingredients as well to help keep your skin healthy and also naturally cut down on friction (moisturized skin produces less friction). You’ll often find things like shea butter, aloe, and other plant oils and butters that perform this function. In addition, some will also feature moisture-absorbing powders like tapioca starch and arrowroot powder to help cut down on sweat and moisture.</p><h3>Format </h3><p>Anti-chafe products come in a variety of formats like creams, sticks and powders. We’re focusing here on sticks because they are easy to apply and usually pretty mess-free (think of them like deodorant sticks). We believe sticks are pretty fool-proof and are our preference when it comes to anti-chafe products, but depending on what area you’re treating, you could try another format. </p><h3>Scent </h3><p>Many anti-chafe sticks are unscented, to cut down on potential irritation, but you’ll find some that have a light scent, particularly those that also have deodorizing factors. Whether or not you choose a fragrance really depends on your personal preference, but if you have sensitive skin, you may want to err on the side of caution and go unscented.</p><h2>How We Selected </h2><p>As a grooming writer with more than a decade of experience in the industry, I’ve tried the latest and greatest in skincare products, including anti-chafing sticks. For this story, I combed through my year’s worth of testing notes to find the best-in-class anti-chafing sticks across a variety of formats, scents, and formulas. I also consulted with our in-house team of shopping editors to get their favorite picks. Ahead, read on for our definitive list of the best anti-chafing sticks for men. </p>”/>

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