Saphir Medaille d'Or Special Reptile Beauty Milk is specially formulated to provide essential nourishment and protection for exotic skins, including lizard, crocodile, and snake. Normal creams and polishes are not appropriate for and could damage exotic skins.
The Saphir Reptan Special Beauty Milk was originally developed in collaboration with Hermes for use with their exotic handbags. The product was then picked up by Morabito, another Paris-based firm known for their use of exotics. After this, Avel begun to market the Reptan product under the Saphir name for consumer use.
Saphir Reptan is a unique combination of hard waxes and lanolin oil. The hard waxes protect and provide the shine while the lanolin nourishes the skin to prevent cracking without clogging the scales. If a higher-gloss shine is desired than the one produced with the Reptan, then a very small amount of neutral wax polish can be used. Any other shoe polishes, including too much use of a traditional wax polish, could cause the scales to become clogged and remove the color of the skin.
Proof that shoes well-cared for can last decades, I discovered the pair pictured in my grandfather's closet when he passed away! Now, without question, they are my most-cherished pair of shoes of all that I own. They only come out for very, very special occasions! And, of course, to nourish them with Saphir's Reptan Beauty Milk.
Instructions: first clean the exotic skin with a damp chamois. Using a chamois, massage Saphir Reptan Beauty Milk generously into the skin using circular motions. The more time you spend massaging the Reptan into the skin, the more effectively it will penetrate. You can either leave to dry and then buff off with a horsehair brush.
OR, if you are going to store your shoes, leave the Reptan on the shoes and then buff off prior to wearing. Leaving the Reptan on the shoes will help prevent the skin from drying during storage. If storing for prolonged periods, store in a cotton shoe bag to prevent the accumulation of dust, which can dehydrate exotic skins (and all leather).
Net Wt: 75 ml