Best Bet: Chamberlain’s Leather Milk Conditioner

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Regardless of whether you're someone who splurges on luxury leather or you just need something to maintain an old hand-me-down leather jacket, boots, or bag, Chamberlain's Leather Milk conditioner is unequivocally the best on the market. It's a clear, water-based emulsion of light, natural oils that quenches and strengthens parched leather, enhances the color, and brings out a glow that you might otherwise never see. After gently rubbing in a teaspoon amount all over a brand-new calfskin handbag fresh from its shopping bag, I noticed that where the bag showed slight veins as a result of dryness — even an imperceptible nick from its accompanying price tag —  the conditioner managed to erase them and give it a glow and suppleness that didn't exist before. It looked better than it did in the store's glass case. If that isn't pure magic, I don't know what is.

Chamberlain's Leather Milk conditioner linement, $18.95 at Amazon.