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Angelique Simpson Pro 92 posts since
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Sep 6, 2011 7:54 AM

Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

For those of you that use bodyglide, I'm wondering if you have purchased any new product recently and whether or not you have noticed a change? I've been using bodyglide for years and I recently ran out and had to buy a new one. Unfortunately I found that the stick seemed "dry" as compared with past ones, I was worried that maybe it was a bad batch so I picked up another one at a different store, and even a different size and find that one also seems dry. I feel as though I'm not getting quite the "coat" of bodyglide when I apply it now and that I'm getting hot spots and chaffing where I have applied it when I didn't used to. Has anyone else experienced this or noticed any changes in recent purchases of bodyglide? I'm wondering if I need to try out a different product now, not sure how to handle it.





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  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    1. Sep 25, 2011 8:53 PM (in response to Angelique Simpson)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

    More likely it's related to the storage conditions before it got to the store shelf. I bought a new container of BodyGlide yesterday (I've been using it for several years) and used the new stuff this morning on a 7 mi run. The stick worked perfectly fine, normal consistency, nothing different from the past. Out of curiousity I checked the ingredients list on the old and new sticks, and they were identical. In your case, perhaps the two batches of BodyGlide spent some time in a hot truck or in the sun on a loading dock and that could have messed up their consistency.

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  • Sharpe18 Rookie 2 posts since
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    3. Oct 24, 2011 8:37 AM (in response to Angelique Simpson)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

    I thought there was a change in Body Glide too until I notice they came out with a series of products like the Anti-Chafe Balm

  • j9hannum Rookie 3 posts since
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    4. Jan 14, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to Sharpe18)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

    I have the same problem.  I've been using Bodyglide for a few years now and rely on it daily.  The new Bodyglide stick I just got last month was very different from my older sticks.  The new stick is the consistency of a hard antiperspirant (almost crumbly), whereas my old sticks are more the consistency of chapstick.  I can't get a thick enough coat using the new one for it to be effective.  So I emailed Bodyglide explaining my observation and asked them if they changed the formula.  They replied the same day:  "We are sorry to hear about your experience.  The softness can vary by batch so if you could please tell me the batch number/expiration date as well as your address I can send out a replacement."  I did, and within 2 days I received a new stick along with some samples of Bodyglide "Liquified Powder" which I thought was a nice touch.  However, even though the new stick is a different batch and expiration date, it is no different - it is too dry.  Does anyone have any suggestions for other products to use?

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    5. Jan 15, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to j9hannum)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

    Vaseline, but it can stain your shirts. Some people use things like Desitin or A+D or similar ointments.




  • Chattanooga Runner Amateur 7 posts since
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    6. Jan 15, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to Angelique Simpson)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?



    I am a runner, cyclist and a tri-athlete. My tri coach introduced me to Pipeline Products Chamois Butter. It is designed for cyclists, but it also works for running. I use it for triathlons and it works great for the ride and the run. I thought the swim would wash it off but it doesn't. It does not stain and comes out in the wash. I find it is much better than Glide, which I used until I found Butter. You might want to try it out to see if you like it any better.



  • Stombs02 Rookie 9 posts since
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    7. Feb 15, 2012 5:09 PM (in response to Angelique Simpson)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

    I would have to agree with you in the past I would use body glide and have no issues, for my past race earlier this month I had bought a new stick of it and I felt as if I was coating my body with body glide the entire time to not chafe!

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  • wartellaka Rookie 1 posts since
    Mar 21, 2011
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    8. Apr 11, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to Stombs02)
    Has BodyGlide changed its formula?

    I spoke with a representative at Bodyglide and they told me the government bought up the complete supply of one of their ingredients so they had to reformulate.  They said the first batch came out a lot harder than they had envisioned.  The next batches were a bit better, but they said you have to apply it a lot more liberally than the original formula.  I chaffed on a 7 mile run this past weekend and that had never happened before with the old formula.  I complained and after I send them my lot # and the expiration date, they will send me some of their new lotion/powder product.  If it doesn't work, then I might give the Paceline Products of Chamois Butt'r a try.  It's so frustrating when you have something that works so well and the formula is changed.  Hope the replacement product works!

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