George’s Cream Inc. is a private Canadian distributor and marketer of George’s Special Dry Skin Cream, and was founded by Albertans George Doherty and Skip Gibson. The company’s signature brand is named after its creator, George Doherty, a pharmacist and entrepreneur from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
During the 1990’s, George and Skip owned a pharmacy on Calgary’s North side. Upon the persuasion of a local dermatologist, Mr. Doherty was inspired to create a special skin cream to relieve dry skin problems and a number of chronic skin conditions that were aggravated by the semi-arid climate in Alberta.
The specific criteria for George’s Cream was that the content of the cream’s formula had to be ‘richer and more moisturizing’ than other commercially available products, yet have fewer ingredients (less irritants)- no lanolin or urea and it had to be fragrance-free. Perhaps most importantly, George wanted to produce a ‘non-prescription formula’ in order to help as many dry skin sufferers as he could!