Jesse, H (Douglas, MA)

My son was born with X-Linked Ichthyosis.  As a young child we used other great products that were greasy to address his condition well, however, as he got school age ready, the greasy petrolum based solutions no longer worked (ruined his clothes & he was slimy).  So we read some online recommendations and have been using Dermal Therapy Alpha-Hydroxy ever since...goes on smooth (sometimes it tingles if he's extra dry) and silky and you can't tell he has a condition at all over past 3+ years of using (unless we run out of the magic potion).


Highly recommend to anyone w/ Ichthyosis...a little tingle when you are extra dry can be expected, but it goes away in a few minutes & won't come back if you are using the Alpha Hydroxy regularly after each shower/bath.

Coleen, R (Nurse in Grand Falls Windsor, Newfoundland)

I have been using Dermal Therapy for five plus years on all my clients. The product speaks for itself it is in fact the best I have seen for skincare. The 25% urea, no scent is fantastic. I use this product personally and recommend daily to all clients.

Ubesekara (Sri Lanka)

I have been using the alpha hydroxy lotion for one week.I am excited with the results.No more flakes.I will be using this for the rest of my life.Thank you very much for such a great product.

Jackie (ON, Canada)

This stuff is so amazing!! The Dermal Heel & Finger Therapy Care. I have been using it for years, the ingredients does the trick, Urea is good it softens and smothes skin. All my friends know about it I print coupons for them or direct them to the website. This product is reasonably priced at Walmart, depends on the Walmart the shelf is usually well stocked. Thank You Dermal Therapy.

Angela I.E. (Nuevo León, México)

Hello! I am from México and i have since i was born Ichtyosis Lamellar, i have ven trying a lot of crems all my life, the problem is when the company or the pharmacy discontinue them. The past month i found the Dermal therapy lotion And bought ir on Amazon and I AM VERTYHAPPY!! Now my concern is how to buy it cheaper and lot of quantities, because 1 cream Of 8z last just 1 week, And i need it every single day. Can You help me with this? THANK YOU!!!!

Stephen K (BC, Canada)

I used your product for the first time yesterday. I have had dry, cracked feet for years and have tried many different products, none that have worked. Dermal Therapy worked instantly! Congratulations on an amazing product!!

Julie C

These creams are amazing! Although the weather is quite humid here at the moment and my icthyosis is a little better in this weather, the creams are working wonderfully.

I will definitely be purchasing on a regular basis.

From the bottom of my heart...

Rose R (ON, Canada)

Your heel cream is a miracle. I've suffered from cracked, unsightly heels all my adult life and tried everything. Your herl cream, applied every day for a week did the trick. Now I just maintain once a week. I too could be a spokesperson. I bought mine at a promo show at Costco and now I'm trying to buy more for friends and family. Costco doesn't carry the product, but Walmart does but is out-of stock. Guess I'll have to purhase online-love tjis product!


I'm pregnant. Do any of your products prevent stretch marks? I've been ordering your product for my mild ichthyosis vulgaris and nothing has ever worked so well without a prescription. I trust you guys!


As the crack in my heal wasn't getting any better I've decided to use this 14.5 yr-old cream of yours (no ammonia's smell). To my amusement after applying it 3 times I'd say 75% of crack disappeared ( and a painful sensation as well)!!!

I could have been your spokesman .

Name: Michelle (CA, USA)

I've suffered from ichthyosis vulgaris all my life with scaling and flaking on the legs, abdomen, trunk, arms, name it. After trying so many different lotions and creams, dermal therapy's 10% urea/10% AHA lotion is consistently and by far the best I've ever tried. I'm a customer for life. I can't even begin to say how grateful I am to have found this lotion and how much it has changed my skin for the better. Incredible product and incredible company. Thank you so much.

Marina (Balakovo, Russia)

These creams wonderful! My son ichthyosis. We tried many different creams. Nothing helped. After application of Alpha Hydroxy Lotion miracle happened !!! The skin began to look much better. Will definitely buy another. Thank you for such wonderful products !!!!These creams wonderful! My son ichthyosis. We tried many different creams. Nothing helped. After application of Alpha Hydroxy Lotion miracle happened !!! The skin began to look much better. Will definitely buy another. Thank you for such wonderful products !!!!

Emily (Seneca, SC USA)

I am 21 and have had ichthyosis vulgaris my entire life. It's mostly on my legs and looks terrible pretty much the entire year except for the few months of summer. Unfortunately, every doctor and dermatologist I've ever seen has called it eczema and suggested creams specifically for eczema so obviously they have never worked. About two months ago, my mom and I discovered by googling that I did not have eczema and we found this site. I was skeptical because I've tried so many different creams over the years, but this lotion has seriously changed my life. After using the lotion for about a month, my legs look about 80% better. My friends and family can't believe how well it has worked. I even have a before and after picture that's incredible. It's crazy to me that I'm applying less lotion daily than I ever have, yet my legs look better than they ever have. Couldn't be more pleased with this miracle lotion!

Barb H

What a wonderful product!  I have used it for several days now and my hands are healing beautifully.  Some of the leathery thick skin seems to be softening too.  I am very pleased with this product.  It is the best softening and healing lotion I have ever used.  I often have an allergic reaction and get itchy bumps when I use lotions.  I have had absolutely no itching or rashes.  I am so excited to have learned about this. It even works on my face with not breakouts.  The redness and thick skin is softening on my face too.

Shelly J (BC, Canada)

I swim masters with a group of adults at the Y in Kamloops.

I was bragging about how great the dermal therapy heel care works on my face.

Love it.

The girls suggested I should make sure it’s ok to use on my face.

(never thought of that).

They said if I start looking younger they will start to use it too.

So. . . is it safe for face?  It feels great.

Dermal Therapy Response:

It can do no harm but you will like the feel of our Extra Strength Body Lotion or Face Care better

Harriet K, CNP (Cincinnati, OH USA)

I am a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology at the University of Cincinnati. I used to work in Minnesota and we had free samples of your hand and heel care cream for our patients getting chemotherapies that cause very bad hand-foot skin reactions. These are best treated/prevented with creams that have a high content of urea. Is there a way to get samples for our patients here in Cincinnati. Our population is mostly poor and underserved.

Wilma H (New York, NY USA)

My husband suffers from icthyosis and tried many products with no help. We ordered your product and it is a miracle. Best thing. Wilma

Gulnar Q (Shirvan, Azerbaijan)

Hi! I want to thank you all for the best product and safe delivery of my order to Azerbaijan. I am really surprised from the result for a short period of time. I will keep ordering these products.

Amy (KS, USA)

Hello my name is Amy. I am a nurse at an outpatient chemotherapy clinic. Our patients love your product! I was wondering if it would be possible to get some samples of your product to give to our patients? Thanks you so much!

David (Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada)

Just want to tell you how helpful Dermal Therapy for Hand/elbow/knees is for me.  Use it on my hands from Oct. to June (during cold weather) when my skin on my fingers crack, bleed and ache;  your product has given me so much relief. I use it every day.  Also, thrilled that there is no animal testing with your products.  That makes me very happy.  Thank you so much.

Renee (Windsor, ON Canada)

Hello,I am just writing to let you know that I have recently started using

your Dermal Therapy Heel care and it is the best product I have found thus far for my cracked heels. I have been a type 1 diabetic for almost 14 years, so I have tried many different types of foot creams (even some creams from my doctor). Thanks to your fantastic product, my feet are in great condition! My search for the perfect foot cream is over and I will continue to use Dermal Therapy. Thanks for making such a great product!

Jayne (Derry, NH, United States)

I have suffered with icthyosis since birth and this is the best product I have ever used!!!!!

Karine ( Montreal, Quebec Canada)

I just want to tell you that I've been really satisfied with the Hand, elbow and knee cream. I've had really bad eczema on my hands. Sometimes it was so bad I had trouble holding a pen. I've been using your cream since August and since then, no more redness, scratching or cracks. I've tried every cream possible, even the ones with cortisone and they weren't as good as yours.

I recommand your products to every person I know who have dry skin or eczema.

Loretta (Lac la Hache BC Canada)

Works the best of any product I have every used for the feet!

Martha (Kitchener ON Canada)

Tried finger care quite a number of years ago ... it is absolutely the best product out there ... nothing compares

Shawna (Gray, TN Country United States)

I found this lotion on a community website for a skin condition called "Ichthyosis or fish scale" I Love, Love this lotion...NO FLAKES! I paired it with a natural handmade soap called Voda soap. I simply shower with the soap and towel dry off and apply the lotion. After the first couple of showers the skin began to roll off with the towel. No flakes from the first application though and that is worth it's weight in Gold!

JK (Thailand)

I'm Asian woman. I've been suffering with my skin problem since I was a little girl. It is kind of itchyioasis and no cream is working for me at all. I almost give up with this thing but I met this dermaterapy lotion on the webboard by accident then I order it via the online website. After the treatement, i found it worked for me and WELL DONE!!! Result as I saw my skin texture was smoothe then i ever have been even though I feel itchy on my skin over 30 minutes. Well, I'll keep using it in which I still have three more bottles in my stock. Thank you so much :)

Carla (Etobicoke, ON Canada)

I just purchased your Heel Care product and was quite stunned with how quickly it healed my skin. Thank you very much for this excellent product. I will recommend it to anyone I know with heel skin problems. And I will continue to purchase your products!

Lee (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Hi I'm on my feet 6 - 9 hrs every week day; my feet are sore at the end of the day. Have used Dermal Therapy Heel Care over 2 years now and it is the THE BEST Moisturizer ever. I had tried lots of products prior to discovering Dermal Therapy at my local London Drugs. I definitely positively talk about the wonderful way my feet feel now! Thanks for your product and the way it helps me 'get up and do it (work) all over again'

Terry (St Petersburg, FL United States)

Your product is the only one that treats my dry condition effectively

Melody (San Andreas, CA United States)

I have been using heel care for over 13 years now. I originally found it at Walmart. As far as I know, they haven't carried it for years, so I have been ordering it ever since. Nothing else on the planet keeps my heels from cracking!

Brytni N. (Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States)

All my life I have had very dry, and sometimes sensitive, skin. My skin became very embarrassing a few years ago when it became extremely flaky, and nothing was working. Being in water and/or exfoliating made it worse and no oils, lotions, or creams were working at this point. I tried to cover up as much of my body as possible, because I was so embarrassed of my skin, and when people did see it, they didn't understand it and were grossed out because it wasn't the norm (thus leading to more embarrassment..). I then went to the dermatologist and was diagnosed with Ichthyosis. He prescribed a prescription lotion (which the cost was a little high for the little amount I was receiving) which lessened the flakes, but I still had them. I then started research online to find something to help with the embarrassing problem. HELLO ALPHA HYDROXY LOTION! This lotion has seriously changed my life. I don't have the flakes at all anymore! And my skin isn't even really dry! I would recommend this to anyone with dry skin, or especially someone with Ichthyosis. It's a miricle in a bottle! :)

Salima (Edmonton, AB Canada)

Hello, my sister and I are both using the Alpha Hydroxy Lotion since last year, and we both love it, it is almost like we can't live with out this lotion, we had spend so much money on other products and nothing helped us. anyways Thanks so much for this product. I was wondering if you have a product or a lotion and or face cream for face too, as we both have Ichtyosis, and our face is so sinsative to other creams, sun and dryness. tahnks so much for your time reading my email and getting back to me.

Christie (Ayr, ON Canada)

I have had extremely sore heals where deep cracks develop and even bleed for years. I must tell you that I have tried probably close to every product out there until I came upon yours. I have even resorted to super glue!! I am so thankful for finding Dermal therapy as it truly has made a huge impact on me. Walking used to be so painful as the cracks would open/stretch every time I stepped down. With one or two applications of your cream, the pain goes away and the crack is healing. If you have noticed an increase in sales over the last two years...I might be why LOL I tell everyone I know about your product! I tell them where to get it and that they must try it! I would be pleased to hand out samples for you to those I speak to - I have a consulting business and meet hundreds of people regularly and if this topic comes up in conversation, believe me I highly recommend Dermal Therapy! Let me know if I can help... :)

Sofia (Stockholm, Sweden)

Its been 28 yrs I was living with a dry skin and esp.dry flaky legs which I never had the guts to expose.Now after using the Alpha Hpdroxy lotion , yes I can. Thanks a million Dermal Therapy for such a "wonder lotion".I have used so so many moisturizers in the market all good till 1-2 hrs of application and then afterwards all back to the same!My hubby used to make fun of me(though lovingly) that I literally bath in creams !Finally i have found this after a research over internet.Its a blessing to all dry skin condition people around the world and it is what it says!! Kodos to all involved in the research and developed Dermal Therapy products!!

Greg (Greenwood, IN)

Am 62 years old & have had a skin condition called ichthyosis my whole life in which the skin on my arms & legs resembles alligator skin. It is EXTREMELY DRY and UGLY! I decided to give Dermal Therapy a try after an internet search on ichthyosis, I was very skeptical, as it is not cheap & I had never had much luck with any other products. I can't thank you enough for talking me into giving this a try! After approx. 1 month, my skin is WAY better than it has EVER been in winter. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Donna (Houston TX United States)

Thanks for making these wonderful products and solving my many skin problems! You can not find one product in Houston with Urea.

Angela (Marietta, Ohio USA)

i got a free sample of this a few years ago and I LOVE it its works great and has been the only thing i can find that helps my dry skin.

Andrew (Denver CO United States) Heard By: Doctor

Thanks...this is a great product for me and my family. I refer people to you all the time. Nice work !

Laurie (Woodland Park CO United States)

I have been using DT Heel Care for years. It is the only product that keeps my diabetic heels in good condition. I recommend it to everyone, and now you have more customers! 

Mona (Dartmouth, NS Canada)

Amazing miracle cream that I have come across on the shelf of my local pharmacy. Why don't doctors recommend this cream. I have suffered with dry cracked heels for the past 4 yrs and nothing worked for me. No one knows about this little miracle in a jar. MY feet are looking and feeling very good and I can use the tips of the fingers again to do day to day things. Thank you so much.

Mehboob (Fremont, California USA)

I have been using your product for last 15 years with great satisfection. That should be proof enough that it is a very good prodct.

Ashley (Elmwood, Ontario Canada)

I love your dermal therapy heel cream! I am a foot care nurse and recommend this product to everyone. 

Joy M (Victoria, BC Canada)

Your heel cream is like a miracle. My endocrinolgist recommended it to me I think at least 10 years ago. I had huge dry splits in my heels the doctor said was because of my hypothyroidism. Within a week of using it the cracks disappeared. I have since recommended it to everyone who has a problem with dry skin. Where in Victoria can it be purchased? I had stocked up buy I have a friend who does pedicures and wants to buy it.

Donna Lambert (Brockville, Ontario, Canada)

I have tried all kinds of prescription creams and over the counter creams for my feet, elbows and hands and being a nurse I have found dermal therapy the only product that really works for me and my family.


Dermal therapy has been the only product to help my hands after chemical burns. They had lost all elasticity and would continually crack. Its a great product that I will continue to use, thanks.

"The Sawyers Family" (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)

I just had to let you know, I purchased a tube of this product last night at Costco.  I've used it just twice, and I already see and FEEL the difference and improvement to my feet.

I've tried almost everything on the market, and I can truly say that your product is amazing!

Lisa T (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

I am a 39 year old mom of two children and last year my heels starting cracking really bad even though I used cream and footfile all the time.  I went to Walmart Canada as my foot started bleeding due to cracking.  They recommended to try Dermal Therapy.  I did and within one week my feet felt great and smoothe.  I will not use anything else from now on, but your product.  I did come across a large tube at Costco Canada and was ecstatic as all other stores were small jars.  I am using your product everyday.  Anyway thanks for taking the time to read this, I just wanted you to know I endorse your product to everyone I know and I will never go back to using those fancy smelling footcreams and lotions from other stores when I have found one that truly works.  It is nice to go to bed at night and not have your feet getting snagged on the covers.

Deb K (Stevensville, Ontario, Canada)

I use many of your current products on my hands and feet and I feel I have found a gold mine that I can't live without. thank you

Helen L. M (St. Thomas, Ontario Canada)

All I can say is I stumbbled upon this in the pharmacy dept and thought I would try it and all I can say is thank-you thank-you. My hands were a mess from the sanitizer and washing my hands constantly at work for the last three months nothing was helping me. After 3 days of using Dermal therapy my hands are finally healing. Also I'm impressed it's made right in my own backyard in Ontario.

Joanne L
, ON

Dermal Therapy Heel Cream was recommded to me by my family doctor (who also uses it).  I find it is the only cream that clears up my dry rough cracked heels.   It's the best heel cream on the market.   I plan to continue to use Dermal Therapy heel cream regularly.   Thank you so much, Joanne

Deb K (Stevensville, Ontario Canada)

This is the best product I have ever used on my feet. They are now healed !! No Cracks. No pain when walking. I am going to be a customer of yours for life. I am going to tell all my friends, and my doctor. I am going to post on facebook. Thankyou for the coupons . Where else in Niagara can I buy your products other than costco?


Yeah after purchasing (they will definitely not go to waste) I tried the 30 percent urea with mandelic  - actually on most of my body and that is great but too early to tell final results - I definitely need the malic/mandelic component - ran through most of the extra strength lotion with malic acid so didn't want to run out of it however the 30 percent urea formula may be even better - will remember to shake it,  not sure what the best combination will end up being yet?  What is the difference between Malic and Mandelic and how high of a percentage can you make it with or would suggest?  I'm also trying using vinegar and then lotions - I do know that combining the extra strength and lachydrin is too much lotion for my pores - started breaking out so am trying to come up with best cycle and or combinations.  Hard to tell exactly what works best but know that the malic and mandelic are exfoliating areas I couldn't positively affect much before!  Eg acne buried under layers of dead skin basically - this is clearing up!  Also, the Dove at first feels/works great but after a day it results in pore blockage.  Bottom line is I think my skin spent rinse well and just clings on to anything so it blocks the pores and just starts to build layers on top if you don't actively exfoliate.  

Thanks a ton!  I'll let you know how things progress. 


my feet are happy feet this hour.I received my Heel Care an hour ago and i am now relaxing with my DT on...its very nice,i will need a day or two to get back to you with a comment worthy of DT.Thank you.That came really fast.I am sure its as good as my original DT.A girl can never have too much DT hahah,I should have done a before ans after photo...have a great weekend.Sylvia.

Liu D

My name is Daniel and I am a chiropodist from North Hamilton Community Health Centre (Niagara region) and I have been giving out samples packets of Dermal Therapy cream to my patients from our Welland , Fort Erie, and Niagara Falls sites.  I have also been handing them out as part of our educational sections at various diabetes expos.  Majority of these patients came back with positive feedback, and have been asking if Dermal Therapy are available in pharmacies of these respected regions.  Unfortunately we have ran out of samples to give out (we are still handing out cards/pamphlets), so would you please and kindly send us more samples?

Thank you!

Massarath (Windsor
, ON Canada


I tried your heel cream & its amazing job forced me to search for other products for hands and body for example & I am equally happy with them. Keep up the research and quality of your products.

Bill H Jr. (Allentown, Pa., U.S.A.

I have tried every other type of hand creme moisturizer,etc. on my dry hands (I work outside in the cold on vehicles)and couldn't get lasting releif no matter how much I paid.I ran out of your "extra strength body lotion" and couldn't find it.

I was finally able to get a bottle and I am now experiencing lasting releif.

I love your product !

Debi C (Zionsville, IN, US)

"Thanks so much!!  It IS perfect…. I love it so much!!  My feet feel softer than the day I was born."

Lisa C (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Dermal therapy was recommended to my husband by a podiatrist. He is a diabetic who had cracked skin and deep calluses. His feet improved quickly and now are maintained with this wonderful product. Thank you!

Bruce S
 (Bay Roberts
, NL

 I am more than pleased with the results I have seen with the use of your product for heels. Before I used Dermal Therapy, my heels were deeply cracked to the point that I experienced pain when walking. Right now, my heels are thoroughly healed - crack free. I usually apply a small amount after showering. I am amazed !! Thank you for a great product!!

T. H (Ga., USA)

I was diagnosed Type-II Diabetic two years ago. Had terrible heel fissures & dry skin cracks that happen year round without your AMAZING Heel cream! THANK YOU & so GLAD I found you online DIRECT  which is how I found your product in the first place! Please don't stop making it! Thanks

Margaret L (Sunbury OH United States)

I am doing cancer treatment. Dermaltherapy ES Body Lotion has been the best! I even use it on my face and it's done wonders. Interesingly, I am using a 1oz sample that came in a Nexavar pak I received at a conference. Great stuff!

Thomas W (dublin OH, United State), Heard By: Pharmacist

I was told by pfyzer about it and I use it on the red blotches on my arms caused by chemo. I have been using it for over 2 years and the walmarts here in columbus tells me that they dont sell it any more, this is the second time that I have ordered direct from you.It is hard for a 68 year old man to buy this, but it is the best thing that we can find. thanks a million. tom

Kristin I
, ON
, Canada)

I just wanted to say thank-you for such a fantastic product. After years of prescription creams to treat the cracked skin on my feet with little improvement the cracks have now sealed after just one week with Dermal Therapy. I cannot thank you enough!

Gina (DeRidder, LA USA)

I am thrilled with the results of these products. I have a teenage daughter who has ichthyosis and the medicine her dermatologist perscribed just didn't work. Started researching on my own and read about your products. Figured it couldn't hurt to try and she has been so happy with the results. Thank you so much and keep up the great work

Melody B (San Andreas, CA United States)

Just wanted to thank you for your great products! I have been using them for over 12 years. I have extremely dry skin, and there is absolutely nothing else that will keep my heels from cracking and my skin from flaking and peeling.

Sheela (calgary
, alberta
, canada

Hi, my name is Sheela.  I live in Calgary, Albert, Canada.  I have used many products over the years, due to my extra dry skin. Two weeks, Somebody told me about the dermal therapy products.  I went and bought the heel cream, I used it the first time and my heels were healed.  I couldn't believe the results. I just wanted to say thank you for making amazing products.  THANK YOU,

Pamela W

Just wanted to say “Wow!” what a great product!  

After spending a month walking through Asia , my feet were in need of some TLC.  I used Gehwol for a week and half with no results, before stumbling onto your product in Costco.  After using Dermal Therapy for one week, I cannot believe the difference!

You have a new fan!

Dorota L
 (Nova Scotia
, Canada)

Dear Dermal Therapy,
Since 2004 I have been struggling with painful,very dry,cracked skin on my fingers. The dermatologist diagnosed it as dermatitis. I have unsuccessfully tried many products on the market to help heal my skin.

I got some relief with topical steroid cream but nothing lasting.

I work as a nurse so my hands are frequently exposed to many irritants. I tried Dermal Therapy Finger cream on the advice of a pharmacist. Having tried 51 , yes fifty one, other products before, I had little faith. But after one day of using your cream my fingers looked and felt much better. After one week, they are almost healed. You have no idea how grateful I am to you and the pharmacist who recommended your product. I look forward to trying your other products in the nearest future.The first time in 6 years I have normal looking fingers that are not painful.

From the bottom of my heart,thank you.

enola w (nackawic, nb Canada)

I am emailing you cause I have had cracked heels for most of my adult life. I have tried every kind of lotion and creme and found no relief. I stumbled upon your product by accident and decided well I might as well give it a try and have not had to worry about cracked heels since. I recommend your product to everyone I can that suffers from dry skin..thank you so much I can enjoy walking again...

Solange H (Smithville, ON Canada)

Your heel cream is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.  I was a complete sceptic about using this cream but after three people at the pharmacy recommended it, I decided to give it a try.  Boy, am I ever happy I did!! Whithin 2 days, my feet which were so cracked they were catching on my socks and were incredibly painful are almost completely healed !!!!! I really can't believe it because I have been trying for more than 6 months to fix my feet. After only a few applications I saw an immediate difference.  I will certainly keep using this product and will recommend it!!

Carolyn M (Glasford, IL USA)

I have tried so many products over the years for my ichthyosis. Pills, creams, lotions, salt water, you name it. I absolutely love the Alpha Hydroxy Lotion. I bought a bottle for me & one for my 14yr old niece who is very self concious about her ichthyosis as well. This has been the best thing ever. Usually we go thru the winter with skin that hurts so bad you can't stand it. This year so far has been tolerable. My husband has even commented that this is the best that my skin has ever felt to him. Thanks so much. I will be ordering more

Ruth R (Stoughton, MA, USA)

I just started using your products about two months ago. Started with the finger care cream and the heel care cream, then bought the extra strength moisturizer. They are all terrific and really do the job. As a diabetic, I have extremely dry skin, and it had been hard to find products that actually worked...until I found Dermal Therapy products. What a difference they have made! I do have one request, however. I use the finger care cream constantly, and I'm wondering if you could package it in either a larger container or give some sort of quantity discount for buying larger amounts? You do that with the heel care cream, but not with the finger care cream. Thanks for your consideration...and thanks for making such great products!

Dermal Therapy note - We do not package the Finger Care in a larger format because it uses such a high proportion of therapeutic ingredients that it will dry out before it is completely used up. If drying occurs, add a bit of water and mix.

Dr. Deborah C (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Excellent product that I recommend to all my patients.


i have got ichtheosis all over my body from head to foot and i have tried all the creams in the uk and nothing has worked for me ever....this last ten years i have not used anything and just suffered the winters and the embaressment of flaking skin, and i have been single all my life and i am fed up of that kind of life.

i was looking for aha creams and just happened to come across your site and i loved all the letters people have sent to you with my problem and i want something to work for me and i think this may be the one, if a cream is going to work for me at all.

i have just put the cream on all over my body and it was stinging me at first but that sting has now gone away,and i think it may be a good cream but its too early to tell at this moment.

if it is good for me your firm will have altered my life, i will start to date girls for the first time and i may even wear a T shirt for the first time and not get stupid coments from the public when i wear long sleeves


your firm has changed my life with these creams ,i am now a customer for life,


I received my order last week, and I just had to write to tell you how wonderful these products are!  After only a few days' use, my fingers and my heels are both already free from cracks and dry skin.  Nothing else I have ever tried has worked this well.  Thank you so much!

Ben W (Monrovia, CA, United States)

Hello, I've used your products for years and have given dozens of tubes of hand cream away to my friends. Without a doubt, this is the only and best product on the market to really work. I am a carpenter and my hands would get so chapped and dry that they were painful. Lucky for me 20 years ago a druggist in San Francisco recommended your cream and I've been pain free ever since. Keep up the good work, best regards, Ben White

Dixie M (Lang, Sk. Canada)

I have never endorsed a product before, but had to this time. I am 63 year old woman who has suffered with cracked heels for over fifty years. I have tried every product on the market, have had doctors prescribe creams, even had them scraped in 70's, big mistake. Only relief I was getting was to soak and cut off skin with corn shaver.

My second oldest son went to china town in calgary, and lady recommended your product for his foot, and of coarse it worked for him. He then started bugging me to try it, and to finally shut him up, I did, not believing for one minute it would work. WRONG, I now for first time since I was kid I have normal heels, cannot get over it, no more pain, no more being embarrassed. This product worked in two weeks, I's made in Canada, and I have never heard of it before??? not that I would have believed any advertising to start with because I had stopped trying any products. Price is fair, product is a  wonder, and I will continue useing for the rest of my life. Thankyou!!!

Debbie M (Toronto, Ont Canada)

Your product dermal therapy for cracked heels was recommended to me by a pharmacist and it is amazing!!! usually i need a pedicure first however this is the first product that worked and i didn't need one...thus saving money and time..i recommend this to my friends and coworkers..and we are on our feet alot because we teach..i will continue to buy this..thank you so much....peace and love...

John W (Ontario, Canada)

I really like the Hand Elbow Know Cream.  Although not as potent as the Hand Cream I was using previously (I can tell, because it takes many more applications to see the results), it is an excellent replacement for other hand creams I've used, and with twice a day use for several days, the problem cleared up nicely.  I continue to use it during these cold, dry days, as a preventative, assuming that there is no adverse affect from daily use ... ?

Hopefully Shoppers will be prepared to order more for me when I run out; they seemed to be very constrained in their ordering flexibility, when I picked up the Foot Cream, but perhaps if I take this container ... and persist ... this store is new to the SDM family, so maybe they are not yet comfortable with how things work.

Jennifer W

We recently moved out in country, it is much colder and dry here, Had intensive foot surgery on the left foot, the heel had cracked and the cuticles around my fingers.The Pharmacist recommended Dermaltherapy, it worked the first day, this product is amazing, use if for the ingrown toe nail I get after having surgery, it softens the nail and no more pain! Had never heard of the product before. Thankyou!!!!!  Jenifer Wolf


I'm not sure why this product works, but I have very cracked heels and I've given lots of products a chance.  I saw this in Shoppers Drug Mart and thought it was too expensive,  but decided to give it a try as nothing else was working.  I put it on the trouble area of my foot, left it on over night and the results were unbelievable.  I would highly recommend this product.

It also is used in nursing homes and my aunt has been having the less concentrated lotion put on her and her skin is so soft and as the product says, restores moisture and it has in her skin. She is in her 90's and her skin looks 70 years young.

Diana M-A (Seattle, Washington)

My husband works for Bayer Healthcare in Lynnwood, Washington and he brought home a bottle of Dermal Therapy Body Lotion from the annual benefit fair. I used it on a scar that I have from endometrial cancer surgery last year (I'm fine it was stage 1A - Yeah!) and it worked wonders. My scar stopped itching right away. I've tried everything for the itch and Dermal Therapy is the only thing that works. My sister in-law just had a third baby by c-section, finally a girl :>) and I'm sending her a bottle from this order for her c-section scar as I'm sure it will help her. Anyway. basically just wanted you to know that I'm a customer for life. Thanks!!!

Ruth S

Just a quick note to let you know I received the hand lotion. Thank you very much.

I think the skin on my hands is as close to "normal" as it has been in many summers.

I am the lady who was told by her doctor about 25 years ago that I have dyshidrosis. It is thickening of the skin on hands and possibly feet, of unknown cause. Problem is - skin thickens and then when one sweats the sweat can't escape normally. This makes the whole problem even worse because the water blisters under the skin thickening the skin even more.

I just want you to know that over the years you have been the most help to me of anyone in the world. When I called you about a month ago my hands were more sore than I remember them being since I was in junior high school. I called you, you sent the products, and my hands are so much better. Thank you. Thank you.

Leandra D 
( Colorado Springs, CO, USA)

I have been an ongoing customer for almost 3 years and am a firm believer in both the efficacy of the products offered at Dermal Therapy as well as the personalized customer service which is atypical in today's market. This is not just a company selling its products...Alan and the rest of the staff are personally invested in the research, development and education relative to understanding many different skin types. I have found Alan to actively demonstrate a passion for the service he provides as well as a genuine interest in and compassion for others who suffer from compromised skin conditions. As my 3-year-old daughter was born with an unknown type of ichthyosis, we routinely use the Heel Care Cream as well as the Alpha-Hydroxy High Potency Moisturizer with outstanding results. I am so grateful to Dermal Therapy for the commitment to education and personalized care in addition to products of unequalled quality and effectiveness.



Just to follow up on on my recent order in the UK last week for the Dermal Therepy Alpha Hydroxy Lotion.

WOW. . . .It really works, its bloody fantastic stuff, it arrived Friday and I've used it four times so far and I'm practically clear of my dry skin. My skin finally feels smooth and nourished and seems to be maintaining its moisture. I can't thank you enough, I feel like a new man. . . I hope that comes across right.

Im interested in a little history, ie how long has your product been on the market and available in the UK. My reason for asking is because I feel the medical profession needs a kick in the pants as they have been filling me with pills for years and I now have bad joints as a result of this . . . medication?

I may be interested in buying direct from yourselves as the cost hear is over £20 per bottle, and I realize that includes shipping, but considering your prices, its not cheap, nearly three times more. 

many, many thanks again


Brandy M
, TN

I just wanted to let you and everyone else know that I absolutely love your products. I am 23 years old and have had hereditary ichtyosis vulgaris since I was a baby. I have tried everything I thought there was to try, including: soaking in baby oil (gross), covering myself with vaseline at night from my neck to my toes (gross again), dozens of steroid creams (both prescriptive and OTC), I've spent thousands of dollars over my short life on different things that have either not worked at all, I had a reaction to, or would work for a week or so and then stop working.... until I stumbled upon your products. I have used the Heel cream, the face lotion, extra strength body lotion, and the alpha-hydroxy lotion. I love them all. I have recently become a Pediatric Nurse and my hands get SO dry from using all the alcohol cleansers. I just purchased the hand cream and the hand sanitizer. If they are anything like your other products, I know I won't be disappointed. I use the face lotion and extra stength body lotion mixed together for my scalp! It works wonders. I've tried half a dozen prescription shampoos, and another 1/2 dozens OTC shampoos, none work better than this combination at getting my scalp moisturized and not flaky. As for the heel cream, before I used it my feet would horrendous! They would bleed all the time, no matter the time of year. Now, they'll be ready for flip flops come summer:) Once again, thank you for creating such great products :)  Much Appreciation, Brandy Muhn

joyce d (Burlington Ont.)

Just want to say thank you, for such a speedy response to an order. Doesn't happen very often- so you are way out in front.

April T

Is there any where in the US you can by the Dermal Therapy Alpha Hydroxy Lotion in stores? I have had terribly dry skin in the winter for years, and this is by far the best lotion I have ever used. I cannot explain how much this has helped me. I will continue to order on-line -- for me it is really not a big deal. However many of my friends have tried it and like it also. I know most of them will not take the time to go on-line and buy.

I am so very very pleased with your product and the service I have received when I order. It really has been a miracle lotion for me.

From: Dermal Therapy

Thank you for your kind endorsement. We have kept the cost of this product low by making and selling it directly.

Any store can order directly from us but we do not have a sales force selling it.

Mike R 
( Kalamazoo, MI USA)

Some time ago I received several packets of your Dermal Therapy Heel Care lotion from my local Bayer representative. I brought some home for my wife to use and she LOVES the product. If is the only foot lotion she has found that allows her feet to feel soft and smooth, all day long.

I just placed an order for the product on your website. Thank you for making this fine product available!

Rita M
, Ontario
, CA

Hi _ I am a fan of Dermaltherapy.
First met it at a Canadian Diabetes Assn meeting, and samples were given out.
I am not diabetic - but family members, as well as I, find it the best skin care we have ever found.
After digging in the garden - without gloves - my hands are very dry.
Nothing helps like Dermaltherapy, and visitors always look for it here.

, Connecticut
, USA)

I JUST ordered  2-Body Lotion and 1-Finger Cream,   

Your product, by-the-way, is a MIRACLE!  I have been telling anyone who'll listen!  I even write to the doctors columns in The Hartford Courant  when they suggest remedies for cracking fingers.  It's ridiculous the things people will suggest.  It occurred to me (on my own) that my fingers seemingly were not able to absorb moisture, so using Bag Balm or hand lotions never worked.  I put on your cream (a year ago) and it was like a magic key that unlocked my hand's ability to absorb!  During the day now, I can use hand cream like a normal person.. I must at night however apply a little bit of your Dermal Therapy for lotions to work.

I work in a dry cleaners and with handling the fabric and paper all day, my hands dried out a lot. They were bad before this anyway and I guess with age it just gets worse - my job doesn't help though.  My hands were so bad the pain was excruciating and I couldn't do any house work. I had all my fingers bandaged up and couldn't stick them in water till they healed.  Now with the cream I can just go and 'live my life' free of bleeding painful fingers.   My hands improved so much I went to a professional manicurist for the very first time last Christmas as I felt my hands finally were starting to look feminine and I wanted them to look pretty.. Something I was unable to do before I discovered your products. 

I can't thank you enough for putting out this product!

Elisabeth C

Hello, I would want to alert you how much I am in love with your product for the body. My bottle has just finished and I would want to have the whole collection because it is soo effective. I like to apply this product on my body and I went back to the pharmacy John coutu but they have only a little bit of the product on their shelves because you stopped making it. I have excessively dry skin everywhere and I relieved at last to find the solution with your product so I am very sad to learn I can not get more. I went to Pharmaprix and they did not have any of your product.

I would want to ask you please why you do not market such a good product since I would like about it to obtain a good supply of all these! good "dermal theraphy" products directly at my residence. I am ready to pay for all these good products in advance.

This is the first time that I find product with such a silky effect on my skin and is not greesy. I have a bathroom full of all sorts of products, but none as good. I want have a ton of yours as it is necessary for the remainder of my days, I am in "Love" with your products.

Thank you for your understanding.

Michael (Philadelphia, USA)

Hello Dermal Therapy,

My name is Michael. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. I have already bought 4 different Dermal Therapy products. I have a skin condition called Ichthyosis. From head to toe my skin is very dry and tight all year long. In some places such as my scalp, face, shoulders, and feet, my skin is not only very dry and tight but also flaky, scaly and very raw. Using your products have helped alot. I spoke to you on the phone twice, asked some questions and your suggestions have been fantastic. For instance,

1. My lips are constantly dry and chapped even though I never lick them. It is like this all year long. You suggested using the finger care on my lips. At first, I started off using the extra strength body lotion. That helped greatly but the body lotion didn't last the whole day. Then I switched to the finger care on my lips and that works very good, all day long.

2. The inside of my nostrils are also constantly dry and sometimes I get nosebleeds. I had been using bacitracin to moisturize the inside of my nose. You suggested that I could use the face cream or a combination of the face cream and extra strength body lotion. Right now, I am using the combination of the face cream and extra strength body lotion and it is working much better than the bacitracin.

3. On my scalp, I am using a combination of the face cream and the extra strength body lotion. It really helps to break up the build up on my scalp and after I use it my scalp feels cool and hydrated and no longer tight.

5. For areas of my body that are just dry and not scaly or flaking, I have been making my own body sprays. For about a year I had been just using water and glycerin. Then I spoke to you on the phone and you said it would be best if I bought some urea and added it to my sprays. You suggested I use 10% urea and 2%-3% glycerin. I have since bought the urea and tried that mixture and it works great. It is much better than plain water and glycerin. Thank You.

Thank You so much for your suggestions, they have helped me greatly.
Thank You,

Esty G

My husband  is on Sutent for 9 months.He recently developed foot blisters.Everything we tried including Bag Balm, Udderly Smooth and other lotions didn't seem  to make a big difference. Finally we received samples distributed by Bayer for Nexavar users with hand and foot syndrome.  We used this Dermaltherapy- Extra strength body lotion  (10% Urea) with great results. We ordered it directy from the manufacturer in Canada. We used it also during the 2 weeks off Sutent as a preventative. No blisters appeared on this foot when a new "On  cycle" started.The company also makes a Heel Care cream with 25% Urea, which we used last night  and this morning when the blisters appeared on the other (non treated) foot. Redness, pain and discomfort were drastically reduced.

The lotion is absorbed very fast and doesn't leave an oily feeling. I was very nervous before he went into the shower but it really didn't feel slippery. I am not sure yet about the cream. I will keep you posted.  

Julie P
, Ont.

 am totally in love with this product- Heel care. I am an esthetician and I incorporate it into my pedicures and recommend it to my clients. The only trouble is, I think it is going to put me out of business! You get instant results! Can you get it in a larger size? The largest I have seen is 5oz.

VT (Oakville, ON Canada)

Hi Alan love your product for heal care, bought the small size to try at the home show in Toronto in March, where can I purchase more, I understand Shopper's Drug Mart.  If so, do Shopper's in Oakville carry it, who can you recommend.

Terri W
 (Derry, NH USA

I have used your hand, elbow, and knee cream, as well as your facial lotion. The products are amazing. My skin is very soft and hydrated with continued use of your products. I have never used any other products with such excellent results. I will remain a very faithful customer. I have just ordered your finger care in hopes of getting rid of my unsightly hangnails. Thank you so very much for keeping your prices affordable. I love your products and will not use anything else. Please keep up the good work, I don't know what I would do without your products!!!!!!

Crystal T
 (Corpus Christi
, Texas

I received some dermal therapy in the mail from a friend and tried it out on my ichthyosis.. I absolutely love it and recommend it for any and all people with dry skin.. because of my skin disorder i find it difficult to find anything that helps and doesn't hurt.. thanks a million for your product.

Marjorie Beard (
Fort Wayne
, Indiana
, United States)

Many years ago my doctor told me that the only thing that would help my severly dry skin was urea, and I should look for products that contained this ingredient. So for years I looked everywhere I went and traveled to and never could find any. Then one day I saw Dermal Therapy at the pharmacy I was at and grabbed it up. This stuff really works!!!! I literally couldn't believe it! I had tried everything in the past, and nothing would heal my cracked feet until your products. I now use several of them and I could never recommend these enough to anyone who has dry skin or callus problems. THESE PRODUCTS ARE WONDERFUL!!!!!

Reba A (Ripley, Mississipi, USA)

I used a tube of dermal therapy heel care it was wonderful i will try other products

Colette D (Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland)

I purchased a jar of Dermal Therapy Heel Care 25% urea, 60ml, at Punchestown, Naas, Ireland at a show and its absolutely fantastic I would like to purchase another one as my husband's feet are in a bad state after a lot of work in the garden during the year which necessitated him wearing wellington boots a lot of the time which are detrimental on the feet. I will be using visa, can you let me have cost in euros? or alternatively is it available in any pharmacies or shops in Ireland?



Je vous écrit ce courriel afin que vous sachiez que votre produit ‘Dermal’a résolu mon problème de callosité et de talons sèches à mes pieds causés surtout par mon travail. Depuis des années j’ai essayé toutes sortes de produit à base d’acide salicylque sous forme liquide ou pads-coussins. Grâce aux conseils de mon pharmacien j’ai acheté ‘Dermal’. En 4 jours la peau de mes pieds s’est adoucis à 90 % et cela me permet de marcher,enfin,normalement!!


English translation

Hello, I'm writing this email to let you know that your product 'Dermal' solved my problem with calluses and dry heels. For years, I've tried all kinds of products containing salicylique acid in liquid form or pads-cushions. Thanks to the advice of my pharmacist I bought `Dermal'. In 4 days the skin of my feet softened 90% and that allows me to finally walk normally!!

Thank you.

Barb H (Minnesota, USA)

I am writing to tell you that until I found Dermal Therapy Care, I had tried everything a druggist could offer, and nothing would heal my cracking fingers - this has been a problem all of my 72 years, but this product WORKS! If I have a cracked finger, I rub the cream in several times a day, and usually within 2 or 3 days, the cracks are healed. Nothing else seemed to go into my skin but just sat on top, both greasy and non-greasy creams - this one really does go in the skin. I discovered it in a chain-drugstore in Minnesota about 10 years ago and now that I live in Wisconsin, it is not on my new drugstore's shelves, but they will always special-order it for me.

I think it is good enough to write and tell you so! I will suggest to my current pharmacist that he recommend it to anyone else needing a really strong  healer.

Thank you!

Nicki T (Auburn, N.Y, USA)

I bought some of your Dermal Therapy Heel Care recently at a store in Niagara Fall,Canada...the results were amazing...I have spent much money on worthless foot creams...this is the ONLY product I have EVER used that really worked...Thank you so much for the best product in the world:)

Pat O (Newberg, Oregon, USA)


Sandra E  

I suffer from Rosacea and though it is not listed as one of the skin problems Dermal Therapy helps it certainly made a difference for me. The area around my nose was always breaking out and I was never without at least one pimple that was large and red. After using Dermal Therapy for about six months I suddenly realized that I was no longer having any problems with acne from the Rosacea.

Debra B (Burlington, WA USA)

This is the only product, that heels my deep splits on the feet. Thank-you.

Brenda R (Fort Erie, ON, Canada)

I was recently referred to your product for my dry, cracked heels. After about 1 week of using your cream my feet looked great. I continue to use your cream after my shower each day. I recently bought your hand cream for my husband who, every year in the winter, gets dry, cracked hands that actually start to bleed. He says he loves your hand cream and that it has helped his hands tremendously. This is the first year his hands have not bled.