Pommade Divine

A multi-tasking product making big beauty news, Pommade Divine is a 300 year old natural remedy balm.

Soothing blisters, bruises, bumps and grazes, you can also slap it on stretchmarks, chapped hands, sun burn, insect bites and scars. I’ve found it to be a new family essential, with my little pot of Pommade Divine a part of both the first aid kit and my beauty collection. Originally, this potion was a waxy salve based on animal fat, hailing from France. Known for its potent power, it was a favourite of many historical figures.

Former Vogue Editor Diana Heimann and her husband David bought the brand in the late 80’s, nurturing Pommade Divine as a much-loved product among friends and family, mainly via word of mouth. Passing it on to a new Managing Director this year for a re-launch, beauty entrepreneur Ania Macadam has been passionate about restoring the original formula.

Loved my mothers for centuries, I can see why. A unique blend of essential oils, spices and resins, it also comprises Shea Butter, Jojoba and Lanolin.  I use it to calm angry grazes and soothe sore hands on cold days. Makeup Artist Jemma Kidd says, “My hands are my tools so using a hand cream is essential and the best one I’ve come across is Pommade Divine. My hands look younger, hydrated and my nails have strengthened. I fully recommend it”.

A bit of an 8 hour cream fanatic, I love to keep the tub by the bed as an alternative. Instantly relieving dry lips, it’s a great overnight solution for an absolute ton of skin ailments.

All this in mind, the brand’s top tips for use are:

  • Apply to cuticles and knuckles before bed and wake up to soft and smooth, chap-free hands.
  • Tame unruly eyebrows by smoothing over brows and brushing through with a clean mascara wand.
  • Apply a thin layer to freshly-filed feet at night, pop on a pair of cotton socks and in the morning your feet will be soft as a baby’s.
  • If the cold months cause your eczema to flair up, apply Pommade Divine to it to protect, soothe and stop the urge to scratch.

Available to buy at Liberty, RRP £20.

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