Monday, 4 May 2015

Pommade Divine - the balm you need to have

Every now and then you discover a product that you know you will always repurchase because it's just that good and you can't be without. That's what happened to me with this fantastic balm.
When I was offered to try the Pommade Divine (*), the first thing that instantly intrigued me was the history behind it.
Based on a 200 year old British recipe, the original Pommade Divine formula was first created by the Royal Family’s chemist, Butler’s & Co – and since then has been used by citizens all over Britain (and the former British Empire). Throughout the first half of the 20th century was known as the "Nanny's Magic Cream" and was used by every nanny in every nursery. It was a remedy for all sorts of pains, swelling and bruises.

Pommade Divine

After the World War II the family business was sold to a large public company, but sales of Pommade Divine declined through lack of promotion. By the late 80s, the decision was taken to end production, and Pommade Divine was no longer available in pharmacies. Then, Diana Heimann, former Vogue Editor, who was brought up on Pommade Divine and was using it on her three sons, desperate to bring it back to the market, became the owner of the company thanks to her generous husband who bought it for her.  Diana kept the Pommade Divine alive but only small quantities were produced and sold among family and friends.
Recently Diana passed the managing role onto a young and passionate entrepreneur Ania Macadam who unveiled the history behind the Pommade Divine, restored the recipe to the original formula from 1800 and brought back the product that has been proven to work for over 200 years.

Pommade Divine
 
Pommade Divine contains a unique combination of essential oils, spices and resins like Benzoin, Liquidambar, Clove, Cinnamon and Nutmeg, blended into a nourishing base of Shea Butter, Jojoba and Lanolin. The result is a multi-purpose balm which can be used to treat dry skin, burns, bruises, scars, stretch marks, insect bites, rashes and many more skin problems. It's made from 100% natural ingredients, doesn't contain mineral oils, parabens, silicones, synthetic dyes or fragrances and can be used on adults, children, babies and even animals.
It has a thick consistency but quickly melts into an oil in contact with skin, it doesn't leave greasy or sticky residue and it's quickly absorbing.
The Pommade Divine has a characteristic scent of Clove and Cinnamon and makes me think of something homemade based on traditional recipe and something my grandma would definitely keep in her bathroom cabinet. At first I wasn't crazy about the scent but I got used to it and I actually quite like it now.
Also I love the traditional looking glass jar but with modern feel to it.
 
Pommade Divine

I've been using the Pommade Divine for a month on different parts of my body, from nails, hands, feet to my face and I love how hydrating and nourishing it is.
Couple of weeks ago I kept a face mask containing AHA  Acids for much longer than I should and my skin was seriously irritated, on my forehead it was angry red, dry, just like after sunburn, it was itchy and sensitive and honestly no cream was helping. Until I reached for the Pommade Divine, it soothed my skin instantly and helped it to recover.
I used the Pommade also on my boys, as some of you may remember they both had chicken pox a few weeks ago and they still had some marks on the skin, so I've been using the balm on those biggest and I can see a difference in how they're fading comparing to those that were not treated. My older son, Adam, has also very dry skin that is often itchy and he scratches himself a lot, since I started using the Pommade on his skin I can hardly see him scratching his legs like he used to.
 
I can't recommend the Pommade Divine enough, it's a balm that you will always find a use for and be grateful that you have it. I know that I will definitely repurchase it in the future.
You can buy it at Liberty or directly from Pommade Divine website where you can also read all this fascinating history behind the balm.
 
Have you or your family used the Pommade Divine? Do you have any other balms/remedies that were always popular in your family?
 
Dagmara
xxx

(*) the product was sent to me as a PR sample but opinions are unbiased and my own.
 
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23 comments

  1. This sounds really good and I'm interested in trying it myself! In our house the magic cream was Sudocrem and I still use it for my acne occasionally to this day! Definitively going to look into this, thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
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  2. This sounds really great- can't believe it contains spices

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  3. I have never heard of this brand before so thank you for the recommendation. I also like the little background that you included here, Dagmara and wow, they go wayyyy back.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  4. Great review! That product looks so amazing! I can just imagine how great it smells, too.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  5. This sounds like a really great product - lovely review Dagmara :) My son has quite dry skin so will bear this in mind for him xx

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  6. Sounds like an good product and I am a fan of multi use things. Sudocrem is the one to go to in our house but love this review :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  7. This sounds lovely, I'm definitely going to look in to getting it. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  8. It's such a great multi-tasking balm, I'm sure you'll find a use for it :) x

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  9. I love the history as well, makes the product more special :) x

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  10. I also have always Sudocream at home, but the Pommade Divine is a different kind balm, also very useful :) x

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  11. Thank you! You should try it, it really is excellent for dry skin :) x

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  12. It does smell nice And it's a great multi-tasking balm :) x

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  13. I liked reading the history behind this product, fascinating and I like using something that has such a long tradition :) x

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  14. Yes, it does and it smells of them :) x

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  15. I also have Sudocream in my bathroom cabinet but this is another great muliti-tasking product worth having at home :) x

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  16. Sometimes the original stuff is the best. The balm sounds amazing and I'd love to try it myself.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  17. Lovely review. I love when I find a fantastic product that makes me want to repurchase again and again.

    Thanks for introducing this brand.

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  18. Wow this sounds amazing. So nice you included some history, too.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  19. I really liked the history behind the product so couldn't ignore it :) x

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  20. Thank you for stopping by! Yes, it's great to find a product that you want to always repurchase when there is so many similar things on the market :) x

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  21. Exactly! Sometimes the simple, old fashioned products work the best :) x

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  22. I like that it's 100% natural, I use only natural products on my hair, and I want to incorporate that into my skin care too! This sounds like it would be wonderful on my dry forehead!

    Lauren | Porcelain Queen Blog

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  23. It helped with my super dry irritated skin on my forehead so it should help you as well :) x

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