The History of George’s Cream


George’s Cream Inc. is a private Canadian manufacturer and marketer of two specialty skin care products, and is owned by co-founders George Doherty and Skip Gibson. The company’s signature brand, George’s Special Dry Skin Cream, is named after its creator, George Doherty, a pharmacist and entrepreneur.

In 1997, George Doherty was asked by a dermatologist to create a rich moisturizing cream for dry skin. The criteria for George’s Cream was that it had to be richer and more moisturizing than other commercially available products yet have fewer ingredients (less irritants), no lanolin or urea and be fragrance free. George experimented with his wife’s mix master to create the original George’s Cream recipe. Eventually George enlisted the help of a local laboratory to develop and perfect a unique manufacturing process. George’s Cream was originally sold in small batches at George and Skip’s Calgary pharmacy. Today it is one of the fastest growing brands in its sector and is sold through national and independent pharmacies, drug chains, grocery retailers and convenience stores across Canada.

The two specialty skin care products, George’s Special Dry Skin Cream and George’s Light Special Moisturizing Lotion were created to relieve the dry skin problems and a number of chronic skin conditions that are aggravated by the semi-arid climate in Alberta. Many factors were considered and researched to ensure that George’s Cream would contain ingredients that would provide relief for dry skin sufferers as well as those with sensitive skin. The therapeutic benefit of George’s also provides immense relief to those suffering from many other skin conditions, particularly eczema and psoriasis. As more and more dry skin sufferers found relief from George’s Cream, the word spread. “It works!” they said. Users started asking their pharmacies and favorite stores to carry George’s Cream, and as a result it has become a national brand and is recommended by dermatologists, pharmacists, caregivers and physicians across the country.