Born on a nursing ward
As a paediatric intensive care nurse, our co-founder, Antonia often came home with sore, cracked and bleeding hands from the constant hand washing needed to keep her young patients free from infection. In 2009 this became so bad that she was unable to work for several weeks.
Knowing that this problem affects nearly all nurses, Antonia and her husband Jonny started working on a hand cream formula. They wanted the product to be effective, natural and something nurses could use repeatedly throughout a busy shift. So for seven years they worked with a group of British nurses, laboratories and Newcastle Science City to create a range of therapeutic formulas.
In 2018, we ran a successful Crowdfunder campaign to fund our first mass production run. Thanks to an incredible community of supporters, it also allowed us to help the hands of over 3,000 nurses. In 2019, we launched on our website and in Boots.
Fast forward to now and Nursem is a passionately advocated brand, loved by nurses, parents, beauty editors and many more – not only because it works so well but also because we give back to nurses and midwives through the Nursem Promise.
We’ve been overwhelmed by the incredibly positive feedback we have received from everyone who has used our products – with an average of rating of 4.9 stars, 99% of reviewers recommend Nursem.
To the following organisations for their guidance and support throughout our journey.