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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Pommade Divine

I feature a lot of cleansing balms on my blog, but today I thought I would share a slightly different balm. Today I wanted to talk about Pommade Divine.
Pommade divine is a rich balm, which the company say repairs and nourishes dry and damaged skin. Traditionally a pomade was a mixture of animal fat, lanolin and essential oils. Pommade divine does contain Lanolin so this obviously isn't a product that is suitable for vegans. It also contains 5 essential oils (benzoin, nutmeg, cinnamon, liquidambar and clove). All of these essential oils have antiseptic and antibacterial properties, as well as the ability to reduce scars and brighten the skin.
Although this can be used to moisture very dry patches and cuticles, I would use this as a medicinal balm. Pommade Divine is a very rich and thick balm, so needs only to be applied sparingly. It's fragrance makes me think of Christmas because of the spicy essential oils.
Over the Summer I fell when I was running with friends. I made a real mess of my face as I fell on a gravel path. I am very lucky that I didn't brake anything, but I managed to give myself a nose bleed, a decent cut above my lip and to the bridge of my nose as well as grazing my cheek. On top of that I sported a cracking fat lip and black eye. I frightened the living daylights out of friends, who thought I should really go to A&E. I refused as I hadn't broken anything and as a nurse there wasn't anything I couldn't heal with myself. I won't show you the photos because they certainly aren't pretty. I am someone who bruises very easily, and normally it takes a good while for the bruising to heal.
I am so impressed with Pommade Divine. I applied it sparingly every couple of hours for the first few days and then probably twice a day for 3-4 days after. After 72 hours all the swelling to my face had gone down, the grazed area to my cheek had completely healed, leaving just dry scabs to the bridge of my nose and above my lip. Those scabs took about a week to lift, and I have very minimal scarring to the cut above my lip. I genuinely feel that this is because of Pommade Divine, as my skin would normally take much longer to heal. I also think I would have been left with much more noticeable scarring without it.
The only draw back for me is that you can only buy the full sized jars (50mls). As I would use this as a medicinal balm I would rather buy it in a tube. The 7ml sample that I had was perfect. This is probably a product I would use sporadically, and my concern would be that a big pot would spoil before I used it. As a nurse I think a tube is a much more hygienic option for this kind of product.
Lanolin, Olus Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, Liquidambar Orientalis Resin Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Eugenol, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance).

1 comment:

  1. I do love the sound of this. Is it similar in texture to Weleda Skin Food? That I use sparingly because of its thick consistency, though that perhaps has a less medicinal quality to it than this Pommade Divine? Good point about the more hygienic packaging of a tube over a jar if you're using product less frequently. Tx