That is smooth!
[Update: I talked with Body Glide today and they notified me that Liquified Powder is now called Skin Glide. Body Glide wanted to bring this product under the same branding umbrella and Skin Glide falls a lot more in line with Body Glide than Liquified Powder. I believe this is a good move. There is something to be said for the name of a product being exactly what it is, such as Liquified Powder, but Skin Glide takes advantage of the powerful Body Glide brand. With the new packaging and name, Body Glide also wanted to make sure people understood that Skin Glide not only aids in protection, but in repair as well.]
I love products that can be used for real life problems. About a month ago I headed to the gym during my lunch break to do an interval running workout. As I started to change in the locker room, I realized that I had forgotten my Drymax Socks. I thought about wearing my dress socks but didn’t want them to get all sweaty, so I decided to go sock-less. I thought it would be a deeper foray into the minimalist movement. Instead , I had deep abrasions on the tops of my feet as the fabric from my shoes tore into my skin. If only I could have remembered Body Glide’s saying, “Stops trouble before it starts,” and more importantly actually used body glide.
My feet weren’t the only problem that Body Glide could help me with. I had recently increased my cycling by a lot (30 minutes a week to three hours). Saddle sores can be a literal pain in the…I think you get the picture. Thank the heavens that I got my hands on some Body Glide Liquified Powder.
Body Glide’s website states that the liquified powder is a “technically advanced cream that transforms into an evenly disbursed, effective, yet dry & protective skin lubricant.” I have the 1.6 oz. tube which costs around $8. The product also comes in small pouches. The liquified powder comes out as a cream or lotion. The truly amazing thing is that as soon as you start to rub the liquified powder into your skin, it absorbs and goes on dry. The greasy film that lotions leave on your skin is non-existent with the liquified powder. Within a handful of seconds you can barely tell that you have put anything on your skin. The liquified powder is ideal for feet, but not limited to that area.
In a short amount of time Body Glide Liquified Powder is becoming a favorite at my house. After my running without socks incident, I used the liquified powder to reduce anymore damage to the tops of my feet. The combination of the powder and actually wearing socks stopped any more friction to the wounded area and became a non issue within days. I should note that you are supposed to avoid contact with open wounds. I also used the liquified powder in the saddle sore area and any discomfort has diminished. My wife and daughter have tried it on their feet when they wear certain shoes that has caused discomfort in the past. They both say it works great as their toes and heels survive much better through the day.
The Bottom Line ~
Although the liquified powder treats the same ailments as other Body Glide products it is definitely different and actually has a slightly different feel on the skin. Body Glide truly provides comfort and what I love best, is that after you finish a hard training session, you can focus on repairing your muscles, rather than wounds due to chafing.