The Gardiner Family Apothecary was founded in 1934 by Joseph Gardiner as Ireland's first family skincare apothecary. The apothecary in Dundalk, Ireland's Ancient East, started manufacturing traditional creams and ointments and salves for families all over the island of Ireland.
Today this tradition remains with our family business manufacturing all of our skincare in Ireland where we have employed three generations over the past 87 years. Joseph’s granddaughter, Joanna Gardiner, is our CEO and we remain on a mission to protect sensitive skin. For three generations we have drawn upon our dermatological skills to innovate and formulate our Elave specialist skincare at our GMP facility in Ireland.
For You, For Your Family, For Your Sensitive Skin
The Gardiner Family Apothecary is about daily protection of the skin barrier in a world where 1 in 4 babies develop sensitive baby eczema and 1 in 8 adults have eczema, dermatitis and rosacea-prone skin. That means that many of us are living with uncomfortable skin sensitivity and many of us are searching for a solution.
Gardiner Family Apothecary skincare is proud of its strong links with healthcare and our record as a longstanding supplier to hospitals and aid agencies worldwide, including UNICEF, UNWRA and Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF), of skin barrier protectants and disinfectants for displaced people and, especially, children.
All our formulations are safety-tested and independently certified to the highest international Pharma, Sustainability and Ethical Cruelty free & Vegan standards.