A group of miners in a small County Durham town with inflamed skin – due to the nature of their work in the coal mines – discovered a natural combination of ingredients found in coal dust, Sodium Silicate, that proved to be a highly successful eczema treatment.
Word soon spread amongst family, friends and the community, who discovered that a combination of natural soap with Sodium Silicate helped a whole range of conditions; eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
The phenomenon was brought to the attention of Durham based GP Dr Stephen Randle, who conducted extensive trials with his patients which proved conclusive results.
The original soap formulation which is a natural base, but included Sodium Silicate was having a uniquely beneficial effect on even the most extreme cases of chronic eczema and could form a vital element of effective eczema treatment.
The discovery soon caught the attention of the national media and was featured extensively on television and the national press.
Having researched the market and realised all current creams contain skin irritants, Dr Randle began the development and patenting a completely new range of moisturising creams, with the aim of being completely sensitiser free that would be suitable as part of a complete eczema treatment.
A decision was made by the management team to secure substantial private and institutional funding to complete and test the new products ready for market.
Founded in January 2006, Dermasalve Sciences PLC, a Stock Market listed company, was created which focused on its core objective of providing effective and pure skincare solutions for dry and sensitive skin types.
Complementary to the existing Skin Salve skin care program the creams are now used extensively to treat eczema.
The complete Dermasalve range of products was developed to include personal hygiene products the unique range of moisturizers that under The EU Cosmetics directive have ’no known sensitisers’
The EU Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC) and the UK Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations.
Now based in the North East of England working with pharmaceutical specialists Meadow Labs, of Romford Essex we continue to develope our product range for use in busy lives.
Our production facilities continuously audit our supply chain of our specific raw materials to make sure that our special natural formulations are prepared and packed with the least impact on the environment.
The natural palm oil used in the laundry products and soaps is sourced by our manufacturing plant from approved R.S.P.O. (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil growers)
Palm oil producers are certified through strict verification of the production process to the stringent RSPO Principles & Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production by accredited Certifying Bodies, and can be withdrawn at any time in case of infringement of the rules and standards.
All organisations in the supply chain that use RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products are audited to prevent overselling and mixing palm oil with conventional (or non-sustainable) oil palm products.
One of the most important RSPO criteria states no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.
Other RSPO principles stipulate a significantly reduced use of fires and pesticides; fair treatment of workers according to local and international labour rights standards, and the need to inform and consult with local communities before the development of any new plantations on their land.
During 2016 the original name Skin Salveation founded in 1992, was changed to Skin Salve