I love this product

29

I’ve spoken on the podcast a fair amount—but have mentioned less often here—that I’ve put on some weight: I’m not certain if it was Covid or menopause (or both!) that caused this, but I’m trying my best, medium-successfully, to accept my new shape. One thing I will not welcome, however, is the unpleasantness of thigh chafing in the intense heat. But then I discovered this stuff, which works wonders for the situation. It also comes in this mini handbag size, which is awfully convenient. (Also, this brand’s deodorant gets very high marks, just FYI.)

Share this post:

Comments

29 Thoughts on I love this product
    Gablesgirl
    7 Jul 2021
    9:01pm

    I’m a fan of Gold Bond’s Invisible Spray for inner thighs, boob sweat and overall sweating in 90 degree heat and humidity.

    1

    0
    cw
    6 Jul 2021
    9:48am

    Any deodorant called Rosy Pits deserves to be purchased. In my opinion.

    9

    0
    Caryn Wickens
    6 Jul 2021
    10:14am

    Megababe’s founder, Katie Sturino, would be an interesting guest for the podcast…

    11

    0
      Julie
      6 Jul 2021
      11:00am

      Totally agree! She is an industry disruptor in the best possible way.

      5

      0
      Kim France
      6 Jul 2021
      11:04am

      I love her, but she’s a mere 37 years old.

      9

      0
        Julie
        7 Jul 2021
        9:30am

        Kim…Ok..yes, but hear me out. You aren’t plus size, so this may not resonate with you, BUT I’ve found (as a larger Gen X woman) there is a dearth of body-positive role models our age. The women who are leading the body positive movement are younger. At least on social media. Katie, Ashley Graham, Aubrey Gordon, Kellie Brown, and Virgie Tovar to name a few. Not to say the younger crowd escaped it all, but as a group they do not seem to harbor the same hang-ups about weight, and what being larger means in terms of fashion. And Gen Z and Gen Y have turned the whole conversation on its ear. Might be worth exploring.

        8

        0
          DeDe
          8 Jul 2021
          12:21pm

          Speaking only for myself here, I would not be interested in hearing from someone like Virgie. Activists like her are just the other side of the toxic diet culture coin, IMO. It’s completely possible to work toward body acceptance while also acknowledging the very real effects of our lifestyle choices on our health, especially as we age.

          2

          0
    liz
    6 Jul 2021
    11:15am

    Sounds like this might work for blister avoidance when used on feet.

    And Kim, weight loss can be difficult at our age, but you mentioned you had lost some of the gain.
    What has worked for you?

    7

    0
    Cathy
    6 Jul 2021
    11:22am

    For this issue I swear by Tommy John’s slip shorts – sorta like a sheer pair of bike shorts. My summer dress experience has been transformed with these! Also I agree with Liz above about using the anti friction stick to avoid blisters… I have one in my purse at all times for my “summer feet.”

    4

    0
      Jeanne
      6 Jul 2021
      12:23pm

      In the same vein, Dr Scholl’s and Target also make anti-friction blister sticks that’s about the size of a large lip stick.

      4

      0
    Anon
    6 Jul 2021
    12:28pm

    For anyone who doesn’t want to pay nearly $70 C for this product on Amazon Canada (including shipping), a spritz of aerosol antiperspirant will also prevent “chub rub” for mere pennies a day.

    2

    0
      AnnieaA
      7 Jul 2021
      1:27pm

      Or even a stick deodorant, which I started using after finding the tiny runner’s anti-chafing stick too expensive at $C15…

      0

      0
    Viajera
    6 Jul 2021
    1:52pm

    I like the name a lot.

    2

    0
    AKGB
    6 Jul 2021
    12:36pm

    I love this product!

    2

    0
    Jeanne
    6 Jul 2021
    12:36pm

    Kim: I was just perusing the comments on Cup of Jo. She is taking a vacation and a reader cried about what she would read during the break. Joanne recommended just three sites to her: Kottke, Girls of a Certain Age and Miss Moss (which is new to me). Thought you’d like to know about the shout out.

    11

    0
      Kim France
      6 Jul 2021
      3:15pm

      Oh that’s fantastic! Thanks for the heads up, Jeanne.

      5

      0
      Katja
      9 Jul 2021
      8:22am

      Hi, GOACA fom Germany here – found you through Cup of Jo and am so glad I did!

      2

      0
    Kelly
    6 Jul 2021
    12:59pm

    I am 52 and after being incredibly toned throughout my 20s-mid 40s, I put on a bunch of weight due to some heavy duty meds. My body changed shape entirely, all the weight gravitated towards my midsection. Then I LOST 30 lbs. due to ANOTHER medication, then put it back due to yet ANOTHER medication. (Dizzying.)

    Currently down 15 lbs and am very happy with it. I only wear jeans and dresses so I had to go through every single item (jeans are tough!), found a few that fit (I am so fussy, plus I still have that apple body shape so that if it fits in the waist, it’s baggy in the hips and legs), ordered a few in the exact fit. Plus I ordered from Amazon some really stretchy drapey dresses that are really forgiving.

    How did I do it? Mediterranean diet (seafood, chicken thighs, fruit, non-starchy vegetables, lots of supplements), gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free. Plus I started walking everywhere – I live downtown in a small city upstate so everything is close. YAY!

    11

    0
      Liz
      6 Jul 2021
      6:57pm

      Yeah, I’ve found that it’s basically all about diet and moderating the alcohol if you want to lose weight in middle age. In my 20s I could eat whatever as long as I exercised, but now I exercise every day but can’t lose a pound unless I drastically change my bad eating habits.

      4

      0
        liz
        6 Jul 2021
        7:24pm

        Thanks. I know it is like 99% diet. I, too, exercise everyday.

        2

        0
    Amy
    6 Jul 2021
    1:30pm

    I love this product, too! The new Green Deo is aces, as is Bust Dust and the body scrub. Love Katie’s whole approach to product development!

    4

    0
    Melynda
    6 Jul 2021
    2:21pm

    Does she have anything for under-boob sweat? The situation is getting dire!

    5

    0
      Ramona Quimby
      6 Jul 2021
      3:55pm

      Yup the bust dust as Amy mentioned above and it’s terrific

      1

      0
    LL
    6 Jul 2021
    11:09pm

    I think Kim was trying to say that she is working on body acceptance. Please don’t make these comments a space for diet talk. It feeds into our culture’s messed up beliefs about body size.

    19

    0
      Liz
      7 Jul 2021
      10:31am

      I’m sorry, I didn’t mean for my comment to be upsetting, and I haven’t listened to this episode so I didn’t know about Kim’s story. I have listened to most of the previous episodes, though, and they often gripe about all the annoying superficial changes that come with aging that they feel they are battling (excessive body hair, gray hair, dull skin, etc…) and women in the comments often chime in in agreement. In my mind, I guess I thought that’s what I was doing.

      5

      0
      Margaret
      7 Jul 2021
      9:44am

      THANK YOU. I think this is really ingrained in our generation.

      1

      0
    LJIS
    7 Jul 2021
    3:42am

    They also make awesome hand sanitizer that smells of citrus! Yay for kindness to self at any size and shape. The body keeps changing. I have found I am more successful at maintaining health/weight if I’m nice to myself and don’t expect to look like I did in my 20s.

    1

    0

Leave A Comment

Archives

About

Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

Find Out More

Instagram

[wdi_feed id=”1″]

Join my newsletter! The latest fashion, beauty and inspiration for all the girls of a certain age.