In 1990, Swiss research scientist, Dr. H.R. Suess, made a groundbreaking discovery by developing a process that eliminated over 80% of greasy oils and contaminants found in petrolatum. This breakthrough led to the creation of a unique, enriched Special Petrolatum Fraction, which offered superior moisturization and skin barrier protection without any greasiness or tackiness. Teaming up with renowned research scientist, Dr. H.R. Suess
Dr. Eugene Gans, they combined the Special Petrolatum Fraction with a hydrosilicone delivery system, resulting in the birth of the first-ever Theraplex product, Emollient. This technology became the basis of the Theraplex line of products.
This technology became the basis of the Theraplex line of products.
Continuing their innovative work, in 1998, Dr. Eugene Gans combined the Special Petrolatum Fraction with a hydrosilicone delivery system to create two of our best-selling products: Hydrolotion and ClearLotion.
In 2010, Theraplex joined forces with another leading dermatologist, Dr. Bob Kalpan, to introduce Barrier Balm, a non-greasy, hydrating moisturizing balm that effectively soothes, relieves, and protects dry skin without irritation. Barrier Balm became widely recognized as a lighter version of the Emollient, offering excellent hydration.
Dr. Bob Kaplan formulated FT Emollient in 2013, specially designed to moisturize and exfoliate rough, dry skin, callused feet, and address Keratosis Pilaris.
Celebrating 25 years, Theraplex had become a go-to solution for sensitive skin and eczema. However, recognizing the need for a product specifically tailored for eczema, the company launched Eczema Therapy in 2015, further expanding its range of specialized skin care products.
Continuing the tradition of innovation, Theraplex introduced its latest product, Anti-Itch Moisturizing Cream (AIM), in 2019. Developed in collaboration with board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Peter Lio, AIM was specifically designed to provide relief for itchy rashes associated with eczema flare-ups. It complements Eczema Therapy perfectly, creating a two-step routine: AIM to alleviate and stop itchiness, and Eczema Therapy to repair and maintain the skin.
Present Day: 33 years later, Theraplex remains committed to the same high-quality ingredients and manufacturing process that set the foundation for the brand's success. With a legacy of scientific excellence and dedication to skincare, Theraplex continues to provide effective solutions for various skin concerns.