Polybalm is the only natural nail remedy to be scientifically designed, prepared and evaluated in a major government backed randomized controlled trial (RCT). It contains rare plant-based waxes and biologically active essential oils which have been delicately prepared to preserve their rich polyphenolic compounds with no potential irritants such as preservatives, colours, parabens, sulphates or petroleum. It is designed to be used along side other general nail health strategies

The trial, the largest of its kind ever conducted, involved patients receiving chemotherapy. At the end of the 2 years, researchers reported a profound reduction of chemo induced nail damage and a major improvement in nail related quality of life. The results were announced to the World, at the prestigious American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, Chicago, June 2017. – See full previewed published scientific paper

Uses: although main data supports it’s use during chemotherapy many people are now using polybalm with psoriasis, split, weak, brittle or shellac damaged nails

About Polybalm

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



Typical nail damage after 3-6 months chemo in the study placebo:

Typical nail damage after 3-6 months chemo in the polybalm group:


How best to apply Polybalm

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


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