About elave skincare


Our heritage

 Since 1934 the Gardiner family have been making traditional family skincare products over three generations since my grandfather, Joseph Gardiner, created the first Family Apothecary in Ireland. 

Our expertise in making traditional Ovelle apothecary products like Silcock’s Base, Aqueous Cream and Emulsifying Ointment allowed us to draw on dermatological advances in skincare to create Elave skincare which helps prevent flare up of sensitive including eczema, dermatitis and rosacea prone skin.

About elave skincare

Elave sensitive skincare is about daily protection of the skin barrier in a world where 25pc of babies develop sensitive baby eczema and 12pc of 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.  

 Our promise 

We set out to draw on our long expertise in creating traditional skincare to create the most advanced, safest formulations for sensitive skin prevention that really work.  All of our dermatological formulations are manufactured in Ireland,  safety tested to the highest pharma and ethical international standards and are independently certified. This is why our dermatological skincare formulations are trusted and recommended by pharmacists and medical professionals.

 With elave skincare we created an allergen free daily skincare regime for those of us with sensitive skin that really works. We believe in respecting the skin barrier, we believe in treating skin right .