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 from one of Cambridge University Hospitals together with cosmetic, biological and natural scientists from Coventry and London Universities in conjunction with the National Cancer Research Institute’s lifestyle and behavioural change committee – more about the trial design
Following a review of several hundred potential candidates the four oils and four bases were selected for their individual properties and synergy with each other. The bases contained cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, unrefined cocoa butter and unrefined organic shea butter. The essential oils included Gaultheria procumbens, lavandula officinalis, eucalyptus globulus, tarchonanthus camphorates. All meticulously prepared and mixed to preserve their natural health properties. – Read the scientific properties of these ingredients.
How could this balm help your nails?:
The waxes and oils in polybalm are particularly rich in phytochemical especially the phenolic polyphenols group. In addition to they basic abilities to mosturizing the skin and prevent drying, splitting or cracking of the nail, they are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It was hypothesised, for the polybalm trial, that oils with these properties, applied locally to the nail bed, would be sufficient absorption to act as a local antidote to the chemotherapy, preventing damage to the proliferating stem cells. In addition, their anti-microbial properties would help prevent secondary infection so overall keeping the nail healthy and intact. – see trial results