Nursem Has Announced That They’ve Launched “Hand Care Minis”

Gosforth-based (Newcastle) hand-care + skincare brand, Nursem – has launched some mini versions of their product favourites, following a recent range expansion.

Nursem (the dermatologically-tested, caring skincare brand designed to nourish, nurture, and protect hard-working hands) has launched their BRAND NEW “Hand Care Minis” set from their bestselling and well-loved product range: the perfect skincare gift (just in time for Christmas). The set features Nursem’s most-loved skincare essentials in miniature form.

The set includes: 

  • x1 Caring Hand Cream Mini 30ml: a fast-absorbing, non-greasy and naturally-fragranced formula that contains medical grade Manuka Honey to soothe and care for hands.
  • x1 Caring Skin Fix Mini 25ml: a rich, fragrance-free formula which can be used as an overnight treatment, including Avocado Oil, Shea Butter & Glycerin to soothe all skin types.
  • x1 Caring Hand Wash Mini 30ml: an SLS-free and soap-free ultra-gentle hand wash that cleans like traditional soap, but with naturally derived ingredients, Pro Vitamin B5 and Glycerin to protect the skin’s natural barrier.

For each Hand Care Mini set purchased, Nursem will provide a month’s supply of hand-care to a NHS nurse or midwife, as part of their Nursem Promise. To date, the pledge has helped over 309,665 NHS staff, and is part of Nursem’s mission to give free hand-care to every NHS nurse and midwife by 2025.

Nursem was launched in 2019 via a successful Crowdfunder campaign, and was set up by a paediatric nurse, named Antonia and her husband Jonny Philp (after Antonia suffered with sore, cracked, and bleeding hands as a result of handwashing, which forced her to take sick leave). She counts herself as one of the 87% of nurses in the UK who suffers from contact dermatitis due to excessive hand washing, which is estimated to cost the NHS up to £9m a year. 

The new Hand Care Minis set comes recently after Nursem’s launch of its Caring Hand Sanitiser, which uses innovative Hypochlorous Acid to kill up to 99.99% of harmful viruses and bacteria whilst being as gentle on skin as water and doesn’t have the drying effects of traditional alcohol gel sanitisers.

A London-based dermatologist, named Dr Cristina Psomadakis said: “I have seen first-hand how harsh alcohol gels can be on the skin, particularly for those with conditions like eczema or psoriasis, especially as we enter the colder months. Regular hand washing and sanitising can really damage the skin barrier, leading to dry and cracked skin. However, it is more important than ever that we continue to take hygiene measures that reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

“That’s why I am thrilled that Nursem launched their innovative Caring Hand Sanitiser. Instead of alcohol gel, it relies on Hypochlorous acid, a gentle ingredient found in all mammals including humans. Our immune systems naturally produce Hypochlorous acid when they encounter infection. When used in a sanitiser spray, Hypochlorous acid is effective in decontaminating a variety of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19,” she added.

As the formula does not contain any alcohol or fragrance and has a neutral pH, it is much gentler on the skin. I love that the Caring Hand Sanitiser comes in a spray: that makes it a so versatile because it can be used on surfaces and everyday items along with hands. I carry one in my purse so I can use it on my commute to work and have it in my office,” said Cristina.

Jonny Philip, Co-founder of Nursem, said: “We’re so grateful and proud of everything that has been achieved already from Nursem, with so many fans of the brand across the country – growing across the world – and the amazing value the Nursem Promise is able to provide.

He also said: “It’s been wonderful to give back to our NHS heroes during an unprecedented year, and we’ll continue supporting some of the hardest workers in society, working towards our goal of giving free hand care to every nurse and midwife in the UK!

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