WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
- Irritation/chafing – Thicker chamois creams help to eliminate the friction caused by chafing of the cyclists’ bottom by creating a barrier between the chamois (and saddle) and the skin. Thinner chamois creams get absorbed fairly quickly so they are not there to do their job. JunkJam™ is thicker so it stays applied to where it can do the most good.
- Infections – As previously mentioned, JunkJam™ targets the elimination of bacteria (anti-bacterial ingredients), fungus (antifungal ingredients), and adds a number of moisturizers which really work well together to prevent chafing, irritation and ultimately saddle sores.
Lanolin – A heavy-duty moisturizer, used in many lip balms. Also used as a protective baby skin treatment.
Beeswax – The basic foundation of JunkJam™. Beeswax is also used in lip balm, lip gloss, hand creams, and moisturizers.
Water – Used as the water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsion
Steric Acid – A saturated fatty acid used as a softening agent. Also used in cocoa butter and shea butter.
Cetearyl Alcohol – A viscosity-increasing agent which adds an emollient (moisturizing) feel to the skin
Cateareth-20 – A thickening agent and allows JunkJam™ to penetrate into the skin.
Cymbopogon (Lemongrass) & Flexuosus Oil (Lemon Oil) – Used for its antifungal properties as well as gives JunkJam™ its ‘lemony’ scent.
Cetyl Alcohol – Used as a thickening agent. Also used in some medications for the treatment of eczema.
Phenoxyethanol – A germicidal and antiseptic.
Ethythexlglycerin – Surfactant and preservative enhancer. Also inhibits the growth and multiplication of odor-causing bacteria, while at the same time not affecting the beneficial skin flora.
Caprylyl Glycol – Skin conditioning agent used as a moisturizer.
Sorbic Acid – Contains antimicrobial agents which are used as preservatives to prevent the growth of mold, yeast, and fungi.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – Antioxidant which encourages skin healing.
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – Antioxidant and skin conditioning agent.
HOW WELL DID IT WORK?
IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?
I have always enjoyed bicycling and, through a series of coincidences, became a Bicycle Industry Consultant and Product Tester. I continue to test prototype products for companies and publish only off the shelf production products on biketestreviews.com.