As for the ingredients of the other brands, the most important is menthol, which stops itching, as well as providing a particularly cooling sensation when applied- where else- to the balls. Of the powders tested, Gold Bond, Bozak, and Dude all contain menthol, which provides their signature zip. Anti Monkey Butt tackles potential itches with a different ingredient, calamine, which does provide a level of soothing relief, but also colors the powder a somewhat disturbing pinkish-red. Bozak, Chassis, and Dude also all contain aloe, which can reduce inflammation and skin irritation- a definite plus. Bozak additionally stands out with the inclusion of Miconazole Nitrate, a powerful anti-fungal, and Zinc Oxide, a skin protectant.
From there on, each of those three brands boasts a different profile of ingredients that may or may not make a difference- chamomile (in Dude), pumpkin seed (in Chassis), and eucalyptus (in Bozak and Dude) all come to mind as ingredients that sound like you should be impressed by them, but exactly why remains unclear.