After swatching 15 lipsticks in one go last Sunday, my lips were sore, sore, sore – not so much from the lipsticks themselves, but from the wet wipes I had to use to remove them all – and so this little pot of well-named divine goodness really came into its own.
A rich, thick, spicy balm, Pommade Divine was first produced in the early 19th Century, and has just been re-introduced to the market. Pommade Divine contains five essential oils, benzoin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and liquidambar, all of which have anti-inflammatory and healing properties, and, as an added benefit, the formula contains no mineral oil, synthetic dyes or fragrances (besides the essential oils), alongside having no parabens or silicones. but it does contain lanolin, and shea butter if you’re sensitive to those particular ingredients.
It’s a hard balm, but melts to an oil very quickly on your skin, and it is beautifully healing. I have used this on my cuticles, and on sore lips, and I’ve even used it on the skin on the inside of my nostrils which has been thinned considerably owing to long term use of topical steroids, and happens to be incredibly easily irritated as a result.
It has been a bit of a godsend since it turned up. I’ll be honest and admit that I mainly bought it because of the spices, as spicy things are easier for me to tolerate than almost everything else at the moment, but the fact that it’s a damn good balm as well as smelling amazing is a bonus! Oh, and the customer service has been amazing. I ordered this at 2pm one afternoon last week, and had it in my sticky little fingers by lunchtime the day after. Astonishing!
You can buy your Pommade Divine direct from here, where it will cost £19.80 for a 50ml pot which will probably last you forever ..
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