A Chamois Cream is an anti-friction and anti-bacterial balm created to reduce friction that can arise between the skin and clothing. It can affect both those who are physically active (such as professional cyclists and sportspeople) and also those who are naturally susceptible to chafing. Chamois Cream is made with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to reduce inflammation and infection that may arise from chafing, whether or not exercising.
The cream is usually applied pre-ride or before exercise onto clean and dry skin. It can also be applied directly onto freshly washed athletic gear, or straight onto the cyclying pad within the cycling shorts.