The Saphir Beaute de Cuir Wax Shoe Polish is an a very nourishing traditional polish, based on beeswax and carnauba ( vegetal wax from the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree) and turpentine (obtained from the distillation of pine resin).
Note: if your shoes are dirty (containing black traces) or full of wax deposits from prior shines or lower-quality waxes, it is important to first clean the leather pores with the help of Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner or Saphir Cleaning Soap.
Because the Cream polish has a higher concentration of pigment than Wax pastes, it is excellent at restoring the original color of shoes as they wear and, especially, scuffs. It covers really well and achieves a nice, soft polish (as opposed to the high-gloss polish possible with the Wax).
Made in France, this exclusive line has its origins in formulations that earned Saphir the award of the GOLD MEDAL, PARIS 1925. Composed of turpentine, vegetable waxes, and mink oils, its formula has remained unchanged and has not suffered the technical progress of chemistry such as the addition of silicones, resins and other petroleum-based products.