Homeoplasmine ointment was originally created to heal the nasal passages from colds, allergies, and freezing temperatures—which is why it’s highly effective on lips when temperatures drop in harsh climates during winter. Demand for the product has risen in recent years as online markets mature selling French beauty products formerly only available in French pharmacies.
Homeoplasmine has been used by make-up artists during winter fashion shoots and runway shows to treat wind-chapped, windblown, and jetlagged models suffering from skin peeling from the cold. Minutes after application, skin looks hydrated, radiant and portrays an image of health. Gwyneth Paltrow’s site Goop.com supports these claims stating, “Meant for skin irritations, Homeoplasmine is a life-saver when it comes to dry, winter-ravaged skin.”
An effective method of use when doing make-up is to apply homeoplasmine ointment liberally to red and chapped areas below the nose and on the lips for a few minutes, then wipe off and apply foundation as normally done. Homeoplasmine has a matte finish. According to Style Magazine, “Pretty much every makeup artist, Francophile, and international beauty junkie swears by Homeoplasmine as the go-to for chapped lips and dry patches. Unsurprisingly, it’s as awesome as they say and the aluminum tube is really satisfying to use.”
Further accolades include Stylist.com (UK), which adds, “Another perennial backstage beauty must-have, Homeoplasmine is the insider’s alternative to Vaseline. An emollient that cures chapped and dry skin; it softens lips with a matte velvety finish.”
Homeoplasmine ingredients are Calendula officinalis, Phytolacca officinalis, Bryonia, Benzoin, Boric acid, and Vaselinum album. It is not for children under 30 months old, or pro-longed use on at any age. It should not be applied to breastfeeding areas. Short-term use is recommended at 1 to 3 times per day to clean skin.
Until recently, Homeoplasmine cream was only available at French pharmacies. Due to recent media attention there are some sources which ship Homeoplasmine worldwide to meet this demand. Other products previously only available in France with similar media buzz include Avibon, the French vitamin A cream used for treating wrinkles similar to retinol.
Boiron, who makes Homeoplasmine, is a French-based group operating in homeopathic medicines. Boiron was founded by twin brothers Jean and Henri Boiron, both pharmacists. René Baudry and Henri started working on developing the Paris laboratory, renaming it Les Laboratoires Homéopathiques Modernes (LHM), while Jean took over development operations at the company in Lyon, known as the Pharmacie Homéopathique Rhodanienne (PHR). The three laboratories merged in 1967 to form the group of Boiron Laboratories.