Polybalm Rich Nail Remedy
Polybalm is a natural nail remedy and it's the only nail product we've found that has been clinically proven to reduce chemotherapy related nail damage. Polybalm moisturises the skin and prevents drying, splitting and cracking of the nail during chemotherapy treatment.
Price is for 2 tubes - one to treat fingernails and one to treat toenails.
Always read the label before use.
Polybalm was designed by an expert panel of oncologists and dermatologists together with cosmetic, biological and natural scientists. The rare plant-based waxes and oils in Polybalm are particularly rich in phytochemical especially the phenolic polyphenols group and contain no potential irritants such as preservatives, colours, parabens, sulphates or petroleum.
Polybalm is sold in a pack of 2 as the tubes for the feet and the hands have to be used separately to avoid transfer of fungal spores.
For best results, Polybalm should be used before the start of chemotherapy, then 3-4 times everyday until 6-8 weeks after the final treatment. If you can't manage every day then certainly the day of chemotherapy and one week afterwards.
Although polybalm has a shelf life of 2 years unopened, we recommend it is used within 8-12 weeks if opened, especially for those on chemotherapy.
The bases contain cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, unrefined cocoa butter and unrefined organic shea butter. The essential oils include Gaultheria procumbens, lavandula officinalis, eucalyptus globulus and tarchonanthus camphoratus.
The polyphenol rich essential oils and plant-based waxes in this nail bed balm was found to profoundly reduce chemotherapy related nail damage and improve nail related quality of life compared to a plain petroleum based balm.
"I’m nearing the end of chemo, and just wanted to thank you for your excellent product. My nails have remained strong and healthy throughout. A friend recommended I use Polybalm and I am so glad she did. I’m quite vain about my nails, so when feeling pretty ill over the last few months, it’s been great that my nails still look good. Thank you." Sara Jenkins
"I was recommended Polybalm by the excellent Penny Brohn Cancer charity in Bristol, prior to starting neoajuvant cancer for breast cancer. Being a keen gardener who has tried every product in the book to keep my naturally very dry hands and rather brittle nails supple, I was understandably concerned about the additional potential damage to my nails from the chemo. I started using Polybalm just before chemo commenced and with regular use – mostly twice a day for hands, admittedly less often with feet – my nails have remained more or less normal. Have just had cycle 5 of a 7 cycle treatment, FEC finished, now on PTH. I’ve had a LOT of side effects, including a hospital admission for neutropenic sepsis and another for a raised temp but no sepsis. As for the nails, however, there has been a bit of fraying of the skin over the nail bed with ongoing soreness, and the nails are noticeably more brittle, but so far no discolouration or damage. The oncology docs and nursing staff, none of whom were aware of Polybalm, are suitably impressed. I will add that I glove for everything these days: washing up, housework, etc, and triple glove for DIY and gardening using nitrile inner gloves – one set to keep the cream on, the others for protection. I only wash my hands in cold or very cool water (a window cleaner actually recommended it some time ago), never hot. Am also using Udderly Cream, also recommended, for the new and additional problem of dry, sore palms." CH
"I have a friend with advanced cancer struggling with the side effects of breast cancer chemotherapy, including dreadful nails. I was so pleased I could send her some polybalm – her nails are getting better now – it’s so nice to know I have have helped in some way” DH
"I used Polybalm throughout my Chemo. I haven’t lost any nails -they did look stained for a while as though I’d been wearing a dark varnish but overall I’m happy to have kept my nails and they have very nearly grown out and back to normal now. (Last Chemo 9th May) I was also particularly effected by Doxetaxol (nasty skin reactions) so I think without the Polybalm I may have suffered with more nail problems." Beans79
"I used Polybalm throughout my chemo....5 months on I still have my nails....a few ridges at the tip now but nearly there. I found Polybalm easy to use and as far as I can see, very effective. I would recommend." Galligirl
This product will be delivered directly to you directly from Polybalm. If you are ordering mulitple products from us, your order will arrive separately.
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Please note that whilst we are happy to ship these products outside of the UK, we will not be held liable if they are opened by border control. We have recently had a few instances where customs have opened the products to test and inspect them and this has resulted in our customers receiving half empty products.