Thursday, February 1, 2018

2skin pjuractive Review

One  of the fun things about being a BibRave Pro is testing out new products!

pjuractive.com

I was gifted 2skin anti-chafing gel in exchange for my review.
All opinions are my own  :)

"Disclaimer: I received pjuractive 2Skin to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"

January was a bust as far as long runs go for me but I did get ONE long done! I made an impulsive decision (because it was going to be a nice day) to sign up for my local Frostbite 15K.
I know I wouldn’t have run that far if I stayed home alone so I am glad I went for it.

I had a dual motive going... enjoy the sunshine and test out pjuractive 2skin.  I did not want to review a product without doing a long run!






I had tried pjuractive on several shorter runs that were under an hour and it passed with flying colors.








I was also able to test it on a few 7 milers, which is about 75 minutes for me. I was anxious to see how this the clear, slippery feeling gel would hold up for the 15K distance, which would put me over the 90 minute mark, it took me 1:39:34 ( my official time πŸ˜‡ ) to be exact. 

I applied a liberal amount, about a nickel size on my forefinger, and put a coat of  purjactive 2skin all around my sports bra line and under my arms. I waited 10 seconds and put my clothes on per the directions. I actually applied an extra dab under my sports bra clasp for good measure. I opted for a short sleeve shirt. I tend to chafe under my arms especially when I wear any kind of sleeve that will rub back and forth, so this was a great test run.

The temperature was climbing past 50 degrees the first hour and it was abundantly sunny. This is a hilly route so I was working hard! I was a super salty mess by the end, but not one tender spot under my arms or along my sports bra seam.

The sunshine was glorious after all the snow and deep freeze!
Sweaty, salty, and even a little sunburned but not a raw spot on  me!

I am quite impressed with this product. I walked after the race (another mile and half or so) before I headed home and I still had a 100% sting free shower! It is really important to note that one application held up for about 4.5 hours.  I got dressed, drove to the start line, did a quick warm up, ran the event, walked, and drove a half hour home before I showered. Usually no matter what I apply it wears away and I have a few yelps when the water hits me due to stinging raw spots, but not this day! 😊  It is exciting to try something that actually works!


Also important to note, it is a clear slippery gel and it has been safe with all my clothing light and dark colors. 
My initial impression was the bottle is small, but after using it for several applications, I realize the 3.4 oz. bottle will last a long time!  You do not have to use a ton of product to get protection.





It is available in a few sizes.












I even recruited an awesome co-worker who applied a sample application pack and had pristine results after running 8 miles in the warm rain.  No irritated chafe spots on him, and we all know running in the rain can be one of the worst times ever for chafe. 

The bottom line..it works! I think I've finally found a way to enjoy my showers after my humid summer runs!

You can purchase Pjuractive 2skin here: 
If you are going to be suiting up for a TRI this year I think it could really benefit your race day! You can feel confident that this product will not clog pores, is dermatologically tested, and is free from skin weakening emulsifiers.

If you have a specific question click here.  Lots of things are answered in depth on their fact page! 

You can read other Pro's reviews here 
Lindsey-❤

Andrea - ❤

Alastair - ❤

Corey - ❤

Amy P - ❤

Thanks for stopping by and reading!
Happy runs to you πŸ’—
Karen













37 comments:

  1. I am really interested in this product. I chafe in some unmentionable areas...I wonder if it would help with that?

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    1. It will absolutely help! Even light seams always see to get me, but I've had good luck with this product.

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  2. Wow, this product looks great! Fortunately, I don't have much issue with chaffing...but when it happens, it always takes me by surprise LOL

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    1. That is good you don't chafe much. I have the potential even on a short run especially in the extreme humidity we get in summer lol

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  3. The place I chafe the most is my bra strap area! I would try this out for sure

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    1. Me too! Right under the clasp area is hazardous...I can get it even on a short run.

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  4. I've chafed in a few places before, but I normally then to get it in a not-so-great spot (lol).

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    1. Chafing is regular issue for me! I am little more meaty that the average runner lol maybe that is why. It is amazing that spots I have come home with chafed lol

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  5. Looks like you really lucked out with great weather for your 15k! I've not heard of this product but it looks and sounds great.

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    1. I really did, the 15K was a fabulous day! I am finding it is new to lots of us.

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  6. Sounds really cool! Glad you got good weather at your race!

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  7. Lucky girl with that weather!!

    Glad you find some good anti-chafe stuff. I'm always interested in trying new things!

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    1. Yes, it was a great day and a good test run :) I am glad I was able to share something new!

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  8. Interesting! I've been a body glide fan for years but I'm always keen to try out new products - might have to give this a whirl and see how I like it!

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    1. I have been using the stick too but was still coming home with raw spots many days and I hate the waste - there is always a good chunk left I can't get too lol
      I have found my go to anti chafe gel now :)

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  9. Sounds like a great product. I haven't heard of them before - always good to hear about new products!

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    1. Thanks, I am happy I was able to share something new with my run buddies :)

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  10. I've never really had a problem with chafing. I'm glad you found a product that works for you!

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  11. This sounds like a really great product. I tend to chafe in some very undesirable areas. I wonder if this would help with that.

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    1. Seams are always a bit hazardous and I have had that experience. It is working great for me, so I would say yes :)

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  12. I always forget to use anti-chafe products, except on the bike. I always use my chamois cream! The small size would be good for keeping in my running gear bag.

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    1. The small size is really handy for travel :) It can even go on airplane!

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  13. I am definitely in need of something like this! I will have to give it a try.

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    1. It is a great product :) I had become accustomed to having sore sots even though i applied something but no more!

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  14. Nice. This would be great to have on those adventure races!

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  15. Congrats on your 15K! A sting-free post race shower sounds fabulous.

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    1. Thank you! I was thrilled, I am used to cringing the first few minutes of my shower LOL

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  16. Sounds like a really awesome product! Chafing usually gets me in the underarms, too, but it pops up in some random places, too.

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    1. That under arm spot hurts! I have been impressed with pjuractive :)

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  17. Chafing is the worst...Especially when the water hits it in the shower!
    I can't wait to try this out :)

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    1. That sting is so painful...whew!
      pjuractive is a great product :)

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  18. chafing.... yeah.... I actually now have a sore spot under my arm from my 10 miler on Sunday! I always forget to use something. This stuff sounds great, but I don't think I can get it here :( Boo.

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    1. It is made in Germany, the web site has a country choice! I think you can :) and it really works well! Those raw spots hurt.

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