DERMAL THERAPY is a skin research company specializing in urea-based
fascination with urea comes from our understanding of its unique ability to hydrate
by drawing moisture into the cell structure of the stratum corneum.
skin moisturizers are not just beauty products, they are clinically
proven formulations that actively restore moisture even to extremely crackedskin. Our unique formulations contain elements
similar to those naturally found in healthy skin including urea, silk amino acids
and alpha hydroxy acid (lactic and malic acid and safe yet clinically useful amounts of urea.
to moisturize your skin
Benefits of Healthy Skin
Skin is the largest human organ and it plays a vital
role as your body’s first line of defense against infection and other
Even small breaks in dry skin are entry points that
can lead to bacterial and viral infections.
Dry skin conditions are often associated with
microangiopathy (when the blood vessels can't get an adequate supply
of nutrients to the skin cells). This impairs skin hydration and
prolongs the healing process.
Moisturized, intact skin is your body’s best defense
against bacteria and viruses because it is a naturally occlusive
barrier that keeps moisture in and infectious agents out.
Taking proper care of your skin just makes good
Experience the Dermal Therapy Skin Care difference
Skin Care Cream
Ordinary skin care products work by coating the skin with a layer of oils, waxes,
silicone or petroleum gel which helps prevent the loss of moisture already present in your
Unfortunately, many people have occupational situations or medical conditions that
cause their skin to be so depleted of moisture that popular moisturizers
which simply retain
existing moisture are not sufficient.
If you suffer from one of the medical conditions listed on the right side of this page,
you probably are already familiar with the problem of extremely dry skin.
To restore your skin to good health, you must actively replenish the moisture down to
the deeper layers, not just cover the skin.
This is the Dermal Therapy difference
Deep Moisturizing UREA Skin Care
Nature’s Own Skin Moisturizer
Urea is an important part of your skin’s natural
The body uses manufactured urea in the same way as
the urea naturally found in the skin. Scientists call it a true
“humectant” because it is an important component of the body’s Natural
Moisturizing Factor (NMF). Urea causes hard dry skin cells to "unpack"
and expose their water binding sites, thus enabling the cell to absorb
and retain additional moisture. This action is also known as hydrotopic solubilization and several independent clinical
investigations and studies prove that it works.
It’s a little like taking the plastic wrapper off a
sponge so it can absorb better!
Unfortunately, urea on its own does not feel like a
good moisturizing lotion. It is chemically unstable and actually
leaves the skin feeling dry to the touch.
That is what makes DERMAL THERAPY such an effective
formula. The pharmacists and scientists who developed DERMAL THERAPY
use a special stabilized urea formulation that is precisely balanced
and blended with other moisturizing ingredients including pure silk
proteins and alpha hydroxy acids.
The results are efficacious moisturizing
formulations that actively replenish moisture to the lowest skin
depths and leave the skin looking silky smooth and feeling wonderful.
Why DERMAL THERAPY Skin Care Works
Dermal Therapys moisturizers are not just beauty products. They are clinically
proven formulations that actively restore moisture even to cracked, flaky
Dermal Therapys formulations contain appropriate concentrations of the elements
similar to those naturally found in healthy skin. These include: urea, silk amino acids
and alpha hydroxy acid (lactic and malic acid). Unlike other urea formulations, we do not
need to add fragrances to mask odours.
A clinical test of the Dermal Therapy formulations with increased Alpha Hydroxy Acids
has shown them to be very effective moisturizers with improved hydration of the stratum
corneum (outermost layer of skin) when compared to urea formulations without this
The lactic acid (alpha hydroxy acid) stimulates the skins production of collagen,
a process that improves the growth of new basal cells (skin cells) that rebuild a
naturally occlusive, protective skin barrier. Enhancement of the skin's natural barrier is
important to keep moisture in and infectious agents out. This new skin growth displaces
the old dry cells through exfoliation so the skin feels very smooth and elastic. The
Dermal Therapy formulations contain both lactic and malic acids, to improve the
exfoliation of dead skin cells. The amino acid derived from pure silk protein restores
skin tone and luster to give the skin a wonderful, silky, smooth, non-greasy feel.
Natural and Non-toxic
Because Dermal Therapy’s main ingredients are similar to those naturally
found in healthy skin, it is non-toxic and extremely safe to use. These formulations have
been evaluated by leading toxicologists and found very safe for human use. Our main
ingredient urea is found in every body cell. Even people undergoing dialysis have safely
used DERMAL THERAPY for years. Urea brings water into the skin structure and then leaves
the body unchanged. This is why it is both so useful and non-irritating.
There are many different forms of skin problems, from
minor itching to debilitating discomfort. Most will require the attention of
your family doctor but nearly all of them will benefit from Dermal Therapy's
natural, urea based skin care products.
There are a
host of resources on the internet where you can learn more about your
particular condition or interest. We have attempted to link some of them
in this section and will add more as we come across them.
Some of the
creams that are advertised to help prevent wrinkling may actually cause it.
Poor circulation can dry
skin. Massaging with our Foot Massage is very comforting while all of our
skin lotions will effectively moisturize and assist skin health.
Our Hand Barrier Lotion is
excellent for contact dermatitis. The product settles into the skin in
layers. The skin healing ingredients soak into the skin while the silicone
sets up over top as protective barrier so irritants do not touch the skin.
Massaging a very small
amount of the Extra Strength Body Lotion into the scalp will exfoliate scaly
skin and hydrate dry skin.
Why is diabetes associated with poor skin health?
The entire Dermal Therapy Product line will offer relief and
help keep your skin healthy.
Exposure to chemicals
Frequent exposure to outdoor elements
Our Hand Barrier
Lotion is excellent for contact dermatitis. The product settles into the
skin in layers. The skin healing ingredients soak into the skin while the
silicone sets up over top as protective barrier so irritants do not touch
Eczema & Allergies
Cortisone creams help to relieve itching a little bit, but with continued
use, they can cause severe thinning of the skin.
Alpha Hydroxy High Potency Lotion was specifically designed to
exfoliate dead skin and hydrate the underlying live skin layers.
All of our urea based moisturizing
products will relieve skin itch over time, however, LESPAIN will
immediately reduce itching.
Medications that aggravate dry skin
All of our products can help restore moisture. In
addition, urea can help improve the efficacy of cortisone meaning you can
use less cortisone cream or lotion and achieve the same results.
Menopause / Post Menopause
All of our products treat the dryness
of skin common with the onset of menopause
People with multiple sclerosis often suffer from severe dry
skin. Dermal Therapy’s moisturizers can effectively hydrate skin.
Psoriasis means that you make too much skin because your immune
system is overactive. We do not know if an infection is the
trigger of the overactive immunity.
One of the most difficult types of arthritis to
treat is associated with psoriasis.
All of our products containing over 10% urea will be effective at hydrating
the dry hard skin associated with Scleroderma.
A non-prescription method of removing scales is to massage a
small amount of the Dermal Therapy Extra Strength Body lotion into the scalp
after a bath or shower.
People who have Sjogren’s often also suffer from dry skin and
find Dermal Therapy's urea moisturizers very effective.
Sunscreen and Skin
Skin cancer must be
treated by a doctor. The best way to avoid skin cancer is to shade the
skin from the sun. Our Sensitive Skin Care Lotion works well as an after sun
skin repair product.