Why Skin Salve helps treat eczema

Over 90% of Skin Salve users have experienced a dramatic improvement in their skin condition, using the specifically formulated skin cleansing plan. 

Designed by Doctors, the Skin Salve range of products will reduce exposure to known irritants. The program is designed to soften, smooth and protect dry, scaly and itchy skin, and all symptoms associated with eczema, dermatitis and even more extreme skin disorders.

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Suitable for all ages

Skin Salve products reduce your skin’s exposure to common irritants found in products used by eczema and dry skin sufferers everyday, such as laundry powder, soap and moisturiser. By not exposing the skin to these harmful chemicals, it allows the body to focus on repairing damaged cells instead of fighting further flare ups. 

By safeguarding skin from chemicals and creating a protective barrier with an irritant free moisturiser, the skin is able to repair itself.

Since being a small child I have always had patches of scaly dry skin and eczema.

The result is that using a bar of soap to wash was impossible, due to the unpleasant and painful results.

I, therefore, have been using Diprobase type products all my life. However, these have to be applied very carefully and tend to be slightly messy.

Then, just over one year ago, I discovered the Skin Salve range of products. In particular, the bar soap alleviated the condition I have, dramatically reducing the patches and containing the spread of them.

Using the bar soap as recommended by Skin Salve also relieves itching and scratching, which I have always had. As Skin Salve expand their product range, I shall be trying them too.

Thank you Skin Salve

Pauline Hall, Whitley Bay


Skin Salve frequently receives testimonials from families who have suffered from itchy skin, eczema and other dry skin issues, and have had life changing experiences in controlling skin disorders. In many cases, our customers have beaten eczema through the use of the simple skincare range from Skin Salve.

Families consistently report that the Skin Salve skin care program has had a significant positive impact in improving their overall skin condition, even in the most extreme problems.


The success of the eczema treatment has featured regularly in the national media, and has been described as “Washing powder to cure eczema” by Amy Anderson, a leading health columnist in the Daily Mail.


The Soap’s Northern Mining History

The soap originates from a soap recipe devised by miners in a small town in County Durham.

A group of them began to make the soap - which contains natural palm oil and silicon salt - because they found it helped with their dry, inflamed skin caused by their work in the mines.

In time, other locals found the soap also had a beneficial effect on eczema and other skin conditions, including psoriasis and contact dermatitis. The soap grew in popularity and a washing powder was also developed.

Eventually, the products caught the attention of a local GP, Dr Mark Randle, who in decided to carry out a trial on 200 of his patients with skin problems.

In his trial, Dr Randle asked his patients to use both the soap and the washing powder. The washing powder contains tallowate, an animal fat, as well as the palm oil. After using both products for eight weeks, one third of eczema sufferers reported that their condition cleared completely. More than half reported a major improvement and 12.5 per cent a slight improvement.

Over the same period, 6.4 per cent of psoriasis sufferers reported that their condition completely cleared. Fifty per cent noticed a major improvement, and 25 per cent had a slight improvement. Seventeen per cent reported no change.

The results were enough to convince Dr Randle that the products did work. He believes the soap works by creating a protective layer over the affected skin that helps the skin to heal.

It is thought this is due mainly to the presence of silicon salt. There is increasing clinical evidence on the use of forms of silicon to heal skin. 

The washing powder works by removing dead skin cells in clothing that, if left, can lead to new outbreaks of eczema. The powder and soap contain no phosphates or other chemical fillers, which dermatologists say can be irritants to eczema and psoriasis.

No other perfumes, toiletries or fabric conditioners should be used during the programme.

Since the treatment has gone into production, word has spread and other local doctors have begun to recommend it to their patients.

Dr Stephen Drew is an independent GP in Durham who, after hearing about the soap, carried out a small trial with Skin Sale on his own patients. He says: 'I gave the treatment to 20 of my patients with eczema and psoriasis. I was surprised and impressed by the results and now recommend it to other patients.

'I have no idea why or how it works, but it does. It seems to be as effective as steroid creams but without the side-effects.'