Gold Bond medicated powder
is a brand of over-the-counter
skin irritation medication produced by Chattem
. It is available as both a powder
and a topical
cream. Gold Bond is used to curb moisture, control odor, and soothe minor skin irritation, notably jock itch
. Spin-off products are designed for specific uses, such as feet or diapers.
The active ingredients of Original Strength Gold Bond Powder are Menthol (0.15%) and zinc oxide (1.0%). Some product variants, such as Gold Bond Extra Strength Powder, offer higher concentrations of the active ingredients.
The powder is often referenced by Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson, who often peppers his monologues with the line, "It's the greatest invention since Gold Bond Medicated Powder."