Thornton & Ross has donated over 100 thousand free skincare samples to healthcare professionals throughout the UK from two of its leading skincare ranges – Cetraben and Zeroderma.

To support NHS frontline workers, the Yorkshire-based pharmaceutical manufacturer will continue to donate the emollients, which minimise the discomfort of irritated skin caused by prolonged use of facemasks, frequent hand washing and increased hand sanitizing, the company said on Wednesday (June 3).

Emma Kovaleski, Fundraising Manager of the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity said: “The skincare samples have not only put a smile on the faces of my colleagues as they continue to face huge pressures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but have helped to soothe some very sore, cracked hands. We’re all hugely grateful to the Thornton & Ross team for helping to keep us comfortable at this challenging time.”

Cetraben is the first eczema-prone skincare range to be approved by the British Skin Foundation.

Zeroderma is one of the skincare ranges available on prescription in the UK.

Roger Scarlett Smith, T&R’s Executive Vice President said: “I couldn’t be prouder of my colleagues at Thornton & Ross, for their enthusiasm in driving forward this initiative to support healthcare professionals up and down the country.

“From order processing all the way through to delivery, it’s been a huge team effort and it is fantastic to see over 100,000 samples of the emollients have now made it to the hands and faces of our NHS frontline heroes.”

The manufacturer has also provided 14,000 bottles of its leading disinfectant, Zoflora to help staff at local hospitals eliminate bacteria and viruses on door handles and cars before driving home at the end of each shift.

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