Saphir which was awarded the Medaille D’or (gold medal) in Paris in 1925 for the quality of its leather care products, offers a complete and unmatched range.  This is the result of a constant and tight collaboration with the greatest brands in leather goods and footwear.  Our materials are chosen for their efficiency, we use natural products:  essence of Turpentine, Bees wax, Carnauba wax, Lanolin, Mink oil, Neatsfoot, vegetal materials….it is thus that the greatest boot and leather manufacturers use Saphir Medaillle D’or on their leathers.  It is possible to maintain the original patina of your leathers, while keeping the vagaries of time and taking advantage of the many years of expert craftsmanship. 

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Mink Oil

TECHNICAL FEATURES: Very rich mink oil formula, non greasy oil, penetrating, allowing to deeply nourish leather surface while softening & protecting leathers. Mink oil being the only oil used in this formulation, there is no oily & dirty surface appearance that traditional greases leave.

CONDITIONS OF USE: Small leather pieces & fine smooth leather shoes & oiled nubuck that have to  keep their natural non greasy aspect, or with possibility of being hand used.


  1. Get rid of leather dust or dirt
  2. Apply cream without excess with a white cotton cloth while making sure to rub the leather in order for the mink oil to penetrate.
  3. Let dry
  4. Polish to eliminate residues with SAPHIR MEDAILLE D’OR cotton cloth or sheep polishing glove.

ADVICES Renew application regularly (a light maintenance is always better than too much at once) Being very nourishing, mink oil can darken some leathers such as natural ones like Nappa without any protection. It is important to check compatibility with your leather by testing on a hidden part.

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