I'm sure Pecards has other things in it, just commenting on the end result and the feel of the product. In Australia, thirty plus years ago, the leather jacket guys used to only use Joseph Luddy Dubbin on jackets - every 2 or 3 years you'd smear it on your jacket and hang it in the hot sunshine for the afternoon to soak in. This always worked fine for me. Pecards and other creams were not really known. The internet has helped turn everything into an art form. I personally don't think any of this stuff repairs damage - I think it may prevent further damage, but mainly it protects hide from water. This is more useful for saddles and things. The beautifying impact of dressing fades away.