Here’s Why Megababe’s Thigh Rescue Stick is a Godsend For Chafing

Ahh, sweet relief.

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PW100 Megababe Thigh Rescue-A collage of photos using Megababe Thigh Rescue along with product shots featuring the stick and some fruits. There is also a rating on 98 out of 100 on the bottom right corner.
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  • Value: 20/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Ease of Use: 20/20
  • Aesthetics: 20/20
  • Effectiveness: 19/20

TOTAL: 98/100

As an avid shorts wearer who walks around New York City constantly, I get the worst rubbing and chafing in the summer. Sore, scratchy bumps. Red blotchy skin. The constant searing pain whenever I take a step. It truly is a nightmare. Thankfully, Megababe’s Thigh Rescue Anti-Friction Stick is here to save the day. Though I’ve used it for many years, I decided to put it to the ultimate test recently and see how it measures against our PureWow100 rating scale.

What Is Megababe Thigh Rescue Used For?

Have you heard the trick about putting deodorant on your thighs as a quick fix for inner thigh chafing? I definitely tried this method with various deodorants before and they never worked the way I wanted them to, often leaving white streaks on my skin or a chalky, crumbly residue. Thigh Rescue is the product you wish you had instead. It’s essentially a stick balm that’s specifically made to be used on your thighs and other chafe-prone areas to reduce rubbing and friction between them. When applied between the thighs, whether they touch or not, Thigh Rescue keeps them from getting stuck to one another by creating a thin barrier of moisture on the skin. 

According to Megababe’s site, Thigh Rescue Anti-Friction stick is made, “for use on thighs, toes, shoulders, elbows—anywhere chafe is a problem!” It contains the following key ingredients:

  • Aloe: To soothe skin with anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. 
  • Pomegranate Seed Extract: To protect your skin’s outer layers, promoting cell regeneration and rapid healing. 
  • Grapeseed Oil: To supply skin-firming flavonoids to help build up collagen. 
  • Ginger Root Extract: To help even out skin tone and improve elasticity. 
  • Orange Oil: To provide quick and effective relief from any inflammation.

Putting Thigh Rescue to the Test

How does it wear? What’s the consistency like? Does it leave behind any residue? These were the many questions I had when testing Thigh Rescue one recent morning. I knew shorts needed to be worn to get Thigh Rescue’s full effect. It is meant for bare skin after all. 

First, I started with a very intentional sniff test. Because the product is applied between my thighs, I’m not usually smelling it very closely. It’s got a subtle powdery scent with a tinge of fruitiness that’s not too overpowering. Though the stick isn’t purposefully scented, notes of lemon, lime, orange and bergamot extract come through the natural oils in the formula. 

megababe thigh rescue application photo: a photo of a woman applying a balm onto her skin
Video: Hackett/Model: Delia Curtis/Edit: Paula Boudes for PureWow

When applying, Thigh Rescue glides on easily, the formula melting just enough to yield against your skin. The balm has a smooth consistency that applies between the thighs and it’s definitely one of those products where a little goes a long way. In fact, use too much of it at once and you may be sliding around in your seat. I typically concentrate my application to the circle of skin where my thighs touch and occasionally around my bikini line to help with chafing from my underwear. Because Thigh Rescue is intended to sit on top of the skin rather than completely sink into it, I felt the product on my body throughout the day. If you’re someone who's sensitive to that and prefers weightless formulas, this might be one thing to note. To me, the feeling of balm on my skin is worth the benefits that Thigh Rescue has to offer. Even as the temperatures rose and the sweat began to pool around my thighs in crowded subways, they slid past each other with ease. 

Another thing I was concerned about throughout testing was how Thigh Rescue would interact with my clothes. Back when I first used Thigh Rescue a couple of years ago, I made the mistake of wearing a more delicate fabric, which showed some product transfer to my clothing. A quick scroll through the site’s ‘How to Use’ section would’ve prevented this. It states, “Note that product transfer to clothing isn’t common, but could occur. Not recommended for use with silk and other similarly delicate fabrics.” Lesson learned: Always read the the fine print, kids! That said, I opted for a pair of durable cotton shorts this time around. Lo and behold, not a stain in sight! 

What I Like About Megababe Thigh Rescue

Megababe Thigh Rescue is incredibly easy to use. Simply glide it over your skin and go about your day. It makes my skin feel so smooth that walking around cities like NYC are now a breeze. Plus, it leaves zero whitecast and it’s lightly and naturally scented, so you don’t have to worry about any potential irritation from added fragrances. Though the product can be reapplied as much as you need throughout the day, I was totally fine with just one application. Oh, it also comes in a travel size version in case you want to keep one in your bag.

What I Didn’t Like About Megababe Thigh Rescue 

My one lingering concern with Thigh Rescue was product transfer to my clothes, which luckily didn’t happen this time around. It can technically still happen though, so I’d advise against wearing any delicate fabrics like silk when you’re using Thigh Rescue, as the oils from the balm can stain that cute summer frock you just bought. In addition, I noticed that if you overdo the application, everything will be a tad too slippery (especially when mixed with sweat), so I’d like to reiterate that you’ll want to use the balm sparingly.

Is Megababe Thigh Rescue Worth It?  

For this test, I trekked from Brooklyn to Manhattan and back, walking to and from the subway station to a work event and up and down the streets of SoHo. By the end of the day, and to my delight, my thighs were nearly free from irritation. Chafing is difficult to prevent entirely, but adding a product like Thigh Rescue to my routine has made what can often be an agonizing daily occurrence into something that’s much more manageable. Despite its slippery nature and potential to transfer to clothing, Thigh Rescue is 100% worth the $14 price tag. It’s affordable, easy to use and has incredibly cute packaging to boot.

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Delia Curtis (they/them) is a New York City based writer and Assistant Editor at PureWow. They have eight years of print and digital media experience covering lifestyle, fashion...