Polybalm is designed to prevent chemotherapy induced damage to the nail bed. Disfiguring nail damage is common after chemotherapy. Nail damage can be unsightly and contributes to body image issues but also to more serious consequences including pain.
Polybalm is named after a National UK Scientific study and is short for polyphenol rich natural balm. It was designed by an expert panel of oncologists and dermatologists together with cosmetic, biological and natural scientists in conjunction with the UK National Cancer Research Institute’s lifestyle and behavioural change committee. The Polybalm website has more information on the scientific study and trial as well as the benefits of using Polybalm.
Watch this YouTube video to understand how to apply Polybalm
Hint: In cold weather you may need to warm up your Polybalm before applying, hold close against skin for a while, or place tube in some warm water and stir the applicator around before applying.
How could this balm help your nails?:
The waxes and oils in polybalm are particularly rich in phytochemical. In addition to the basic abilities to mosturise the skin and prevent drying, splitting or cracking of the nail, they are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Why is polybalm unique?
- Rare polyphenol rich essential oils
- Tested in a major scientific study
- Only pure natural waxes & oils
- Ingredients with anti-bacterial properties
- Ingredients with anti-fungal properties
- Naturally deep moisturising
- Ingredients with anti-oxidant properties
- Ingredients chosen for synergy
- Safe & well tolerated
Uses: although main data supports it’s use during chemotherapy, many people are now using polybalm with psoriasis, split, weak, brittle or shellac damaged nail
Ingredients: Bases: Cold pressed, organic olive oi, Cera alba, unrefined cocoa & shea butter (Theobroma coaoa, Butyrospermum parkii). Oils: Gaultheria procumbens, lavandula officinalis, eucalyptus globulus, tarchonanthus camphoratus. Allergen traces: Linalool, Limonene, Farnesol.
Each box contains 2 tubes of polybalm; one for feet and one for the hands. These need to be used separately to avoid transfer of fungal spores. (Hint, write hands and feet on either of the tubes so as not to confuse which is which).