The NHS launches a skincare brand

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A new range of sunflower-oil based skincare products, My Trusty Skincare, has been announced by the NHS.

The range was first developed in 1983 by a team of skincare experts based within the Burns Unit of Salisbury Hospital, with the aim of improving aftercare treatment for burn patients and those who had undergone plastic surgery.

Products are available as fragranced and versions scented with lavender and neroli essential oils, and do not contain parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, or artificial fragrances.

Clinical scientist Dr. Mark Brewin of the Sailsbury NHS Laser Clinic said: “The linoleic acid found in sunflower oil is an ideal skin moisturiser. In addition to its intense moisturising properties, it has a low viscosity, which means it doesn’t clog the pores. Our users have reported significant benefits on problematic skin conditions, so we’re very excited that the range is now available to everyone, whilst benefiting the NHS.”

Prices range from £4 for hand cream to £9 for body butter or face and body oil. All profits go back into NHS patient care.

My Trusty Skincare products are available to buy now from Tesco Sainsbury’s, and other selected independent pharmacies and health stores across the UK. A website will be launching soon to buy the products online at

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