Saphir Medaille d'Or is widely considered by shoe aficionados to be the best collection of shoecare products in the world. Saphir was awarded the Medaille D’or (gold medal) in Paris in 1925 for the quality of its leather care products and has maintained the highest standards of quality that earned it such distinction. Its formulas consist of only the best natural products such as pine-based turpentine, bees wax, carnauba wax, lanolin, mink oil and neatsfoot oil. More importantly, the Saphir cream and wax polishes do not contain any of the harmful silicone or petrol products commonly found in ordinary shoe polishes.