NEW from Canada’s #1 Hand Cream … Glysomed Extreme Repair

We recognize that some consumers have extreme skin care needs, and that’s why are excited to introduce Glysomed Extreme Repair, a brand new hand cream aimed at quickly and effectively restoring severely dry skin to health.

Whether you work in an office, workshop, warehouse or hospital, working with your hands makes them prone to damaged skin and severe dryness. That’s why Extreme Repair’s unique formula is enriched with Shea Butter, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Beeswax – it softens and soothes your extremely dry, cracked hands. Additionally, it’s specially formulated to absorb quickly, getting you back to work faster.

Glysomed Extreme Repair is also equipped with incredibly convenient packaging – the unique Flip-Snap Cap™ stays attached, provides quick access and closes easily after application.

NEW Glysomed Extreme Repair is dermatologist recommended, cruelty-free and is safe for the whole family.

Available in Canada nationwide at Walmart and other select retailers.

eczema treatment

Eczema treatment from Glysomed for irritated skin

Glysomed is excited to introduce Glysomed Eczema Control for eczema treatment.  Eczema Control is enriched with the well-known Glysomed glycerine-chamomile blend plus 2% active colloidal oatmeal, a non-steroidal eczema itch reliever.  Oats are nature’s itch fighter, known to soothe irritated skin.

People trust Glysomed’s hardworking skincare products to moisturize, soften and soothe even the roughest, driest skin.  The dermatologist-recommended hand creams, body lotion and foot balm provide long-lasting hydration and protection and help restore skin’s moisture.

Glysomed Eczema treatment Approved by Eczema Society of Canada.

Proudly earning the Seal of Acceptance from the Eczema Society of Canada, Glysomed Eczema Control is an eczema treatment with a gentle, deeply hydrating and long-lasting formula that delivers on Glysomed’s reputation and expectations.

New Glysomed Eczema Control is dermatologist recommended, cruelty free and safe for the whole family.

Available at major Canadian retailers.

Glysomed Gets a New Look and New Ingredients

For more than 20 years, Canadians have trusted Glysomed to be hard-working, soothing and effective at deeply moisturizing the roughest, driest skin.  Today Glysomed is a leading skin care brand and the No. 1 hand cream in Canada. But still we saw room for improvement, so we set ourselves on a mission to strengthen the appeal of Glysomed, to build an even broader audience, while maintaining Glysomed’s familiarity and authenticity to it’s current users.  This is no easy task.  We enlisted the expertise of team members from Design, Marketing, Technology, R&D and Executives to develop upgraded formulas using trend-right ingredients, achieve a more contemporary design across the line, streamline all copy for enhanced communication clarity and package it all in new, luminescent tubes and bottles that add a premium feature to the brand.

We began by conducting a large-scale Consumer Research study in Canada to gain insights into the overall skin care landscape and specific insights about Glysomed.  Next we conducted focus groups in Canada to determine which of several design and package options would best contemporize and elevate the brand image.  Meanwhile, we improved our Foot Balm formula by adding Geranium and Palmarosa oils.  Both of these oils are soothing skin conditioners, known to be extremely beneficial in foot treatments and familiar to neuropathic and diabetic patients.  We enhanced our Body Lotion formula by adding Mango and Shea butters.  These ingredients are among the most widely known of rapidly growing skin butters.  Shea has luxurious softening properties and mango butter is rich in antioxidants.

As a result, we have a beautiful product line that builds on current strength with a noticeable evolution.  Shipping of the new graphics along with the enhanced formulas takes place throughout the first half of fiscal 2017.




What are people saying?

From top of our heads to the tips of our toes, our skin faces the world alongside us each and everyday. But of all our body parts, our hands do the most, which also means that our hands are also the first to feel the strains of our everyday lives. Lots of us have this problem where we get dry itchy skin, especially while we’re working and anyone who has ever dealt with cracking skin knows that it is not only frustrating, but also quite painful.

And we know that lots of you have experienced this painful problem.

Thankfully, Glysomed Hand Cream really helps alleviate dry, cracked hands.  Just ask Sophia from Nova Scotia.  She writes,  “ I’ve been using Glysomed for a few years now. I heard about it from a friend and I’ve been using it ever since. I use it at work too and it saved my life. I used to have literally cracked, bleeding hands and it hurt so much. Even prescriptions would just burn so bad. Glysomed doesn’t hurt or burn. It coats like they say, a glove, it’s so amazing, I love it.”

And she’s not the only one showing love for our hand cream. New and current users alike continue to love it, good price for a great product.

Nicky, ON:
“Just tried your Glysomed Hand Cream.  This is the best cream, bar none.  My hands are almost always dry as a result of my job.  A co-worker told me about your product and my hands are almost back to normal.  No more cracked and itchy skin.  Thank you for this product which I find is a good price for a great product.”

Sammy, ON:
“I must say this is the best skin care product I have ever used.”

Through your shared feedback, we are able to reach more people and help them with this problem. Not only does Glysomed help with irritated, dry, cracked and blistered skin, but unlike some prescriptions, it neither stings or burns – a completely painless way for softer hands!

Glysomed is also effective at managing eczema flare-ups, but don’t just take it from us! Take a look at what our loyal users have to say about our hand cream!

Tricia, ON:
“…I use your product daily and it helps keep my hands and body free of dryness from (all the) shampooing, perming and colouring.  I also suffer from eczema/psoriasis and I have found that Glysomed has kept it at bay for many years now.  When my co-workers complain about sore, cracking skin, I pull my Glysomed out of my purse and let them have a try!”

Barb, ON:
“I’d like to tell you that Glysomed cream has been a God-send to me and my two little boys.  It has really helped us with our eczema.”

Dana, ON:
“I have had extremely bad eczema all my life and nothing has worked for me, I found Glysomed and it has been the only thing that has worked for me.”

We asked you to tell us your Glysomed story and we sure appreciate all the feedback we received so far!  Keep it coming – a hint, trick or suggestion from you might be just the thing to help the next person and so on.  Everyone wins when everyone shares!

A Well Prepared Canvas

As any painter will tell you, it is important to work with a clean canvas! Any bump or excess dirt can interfere with the paint. While no canvas is perfect, every painter wants their working surface to be as good as possible; ensuring even coverage.

Do you see where we’re going with this? Your skin is like a canvas! Treat it as a painter would. Moisturizing lotion is like the final layer of paint on a canvas. It softens what’s there while protecting the canvas from the harsh elements. For this reason, it is important to prep and take care of your skin before you apply that final layer. Here are a couple short steps you can follow, in order to get even coverage and reap the overall benefits of good skin care.

The first, and one of the most important steps, in overall skin care is Exfoliation. Every body is different, so make sure you’re giving your skin the attention it needs but make sure you’re not over doing it. Removing dry and dead skin cells makes room for newer skin cells underneath. You want to do this minimum once per week and up to 3-4 times. Exfoliating will give the newer skin cells room to breathe and your overall skin will look healthier.

The next step is natural- Cleanse. Remove all that dead skin you just exfoliated! Use a good soap to help remove any sweat or build up. Washing your skin is one of the best ways to help it stay happy.

Once you’ve completed those steps you want to finish your canvas off with Glysomed Body Lotion. Glysomed contains glycerine, which will help to restore your bodies moisture balance. It also contains aloe vera and vitamin e complexes to aid in repairing and protecting your skin in the future.

And with that, you’re all set! Like a good painter, your canvas is ready for the world!

A Note About Your Hands

Note About Your Hands – Handshake. Fist Bump. Wave. High Five. We do a lot with our hands! Our hands are the basis of most face to face, social interactions; greeting people and saying goodbye. Our hands are one of the first things people notice about us. Take a moment to look down at your hands now. How do they look? Most importantly, how do they feel?

The cold- dry air during the winter months does a number on our hands. It is almost impossible to keep the skin hydrated and replenished. Exposure to extreme elements alone can age your skin. Now, with Summer right around the corner, we will be using are hands more than ever. The temperature will be a little more forgiving, but now we’ll have sun, digging in the garden and tossing a ball at the beach to contend with. Plus, there’s always the regular wear and tear from dishes and everyday life.

In order to replenish your hands Glysomed Hand cream contains glycerine to help maintain and restore your skin’s moisture balance, as well as Silicone to help lock the moisture in. The added Chamomile will help to soothe and calm the skin, leaving your hands not only looking nice, but feeling great as well.

The Glysomed hand cream is available in several different sizes. This allows you to choose the size that best fits your lifestyle. You can have a larger 150ml jar at home and/or a smaller 10ml tube to throw in your bag on the go. The Glysomed Hand Cream is also available in Fragrance Free, for those that have extra sensitive skin.

Start taking care of those hands of yours today!

The Whole Package

Every single part of you is important, from your head to your baby toe. When most people think about healthy and nourished skin, they think about the usual suspects; the face, hands, arms, and legs. This is understandable; the face and hands are what we greet and meet people with, while the arms and legs will be the next to be notice, however what about those feet? Glysomed wants to make sure you are taking care of the whole package.

When was the last time that you thought about foot care? Your feet are way down there at the other end of your body and are in need of attention too! Our feet spend most of their time crammed into socks, shoes or boots, especially during the cold winter season that we’re just coming out of. You can go months without giving foot care a thought. Your feet may ache while you’re standing at work, or freeze while you’re in line at the bus stop but when was the last time you took a moment to give them some TLC? Flip-Flop and sandal season is coming up soon and you may end up shocked when you find dry patches and callouses on your toes and heals. These can be prevented!

Glysomed Foot Balm is formulated especially for the complex region of the foot. The Olive Oil and peppermint that this balm contains work together to tackle both the rough skin that can be found on the heels, and soothes the sensitive skin of the toes. Glysomed Foot Balm can help to protect and maintain happy feet!

Me Time.

A healthy mind is equally as important as a healthy body. Some of the most successful people in the world meditate on a daily basis for this reason, but in this busy day and age it can be challenging to find that time for yourself. The benefits of having a healthy mind are endless! Taking a moment to clear your mind can allow you the head space to get back into your day with a fresh start.  We here at Glysomed have a tiny solution for maximizing your introspective time, a way you can take care of both your body and your mind at the same time. “Me time”.

“Me time” means taking time for yourself. One extra minute a day can make the world of difference. Whether you work 12 hours every day in high stress situations, or you’re busy running after little ones around the clock, it is important to stop and intentionally take a time out. A single moment to stop everything else, breathe and focus on one task can act as a mini-meditation. Applying Glysomed Body Lotion post shower can act as a home remedy for your everyday stress. The soothing chamomile will make it easy and accessible to get the relaxation that you need, while helping to resurface and protect your skin. The act of applying your lotion and taking care of your skin, will help your mind and body. Two birds, one stone!

A little “Me Time” with Glysomed Body Lotion will help get you back to your every day routine feeling refreshed and calm.

Try this for 90 days. 1 minute a day after the shower. It takes 30 days to break a habit and 90 days to create a new one. Share this with your friends and family and get them into it today!


Glysomed – It’s Our Nature to Nurture

We’ve given our website a make-over, and like a fresh hair cut or a bright new lipstick, the new website is making us feel great. The new layout has been designed with your individual needs in mind; to make finding the information most important to you quick and simple. On our new site you are able to find up to date information on our Glysomed family of products, information about Glysomed as a company, and interesting facts, tricks and tips for dry skin through our blog- It’s Our Nature to Nurture.

Glysomed is here to give your skin what it needs. We’re all about providing your skin with the moisture and protection hands, bodies and feet love. Taking care of your skin requires time and effort. Dry skin can happen any time of year, especially for those of us with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Then factor in Canadian winters! As much as I love making snowmen and going skiing, the cold, dry air and wind can make me want to just bundle up and stay home most days. However, there are plenty of effective, and surprising, things you can do to help restore skin moisture balance and prevent dry, itchy skin.

That’s the main reason I started this blog. There are two things you should know about me:

  1. I love skin care. I think about it all the time. Whether I’m eating breakfast or walking my dog, I’m constantly considering how my activities are affecting my skin.
  2. I love facts. Most of the facts I know will likely never be of any use. Example: Glycerine is made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen; just like alcohol! However, some of my facts are incredibly practical. Example: Avocado and Almonds contain antioxidants that are great for you.

I also love helping others who are looking to soothe irritated skin. It truly is our nature to nurture, so to help you on your journey to restore softness I will be posting blog entries covering everything from the benefits of Aloe Vera for skin, to hypo-allergenic skin care.

So follow my blog and suffer from skin dryness no more!