Ego Proudly Australian Owned

Ego was founded when a young chemist, Gerald Oppenheim, and his wife, Rae, a nurse, saw a need for products to restore and maintain healthy skin. In the laundry of their suburban Melbourne home they developed Ego Pine Tar Bath Solution, later called Pinetarsol, which remains one of Australia’s most widely used inflammation treatments. Ever since, Ego has continued to research and develop products and treatments to care for and meet the skin needs of all people.

Gerald Oppenheim passed away in 1995 leaving his legacy, Ego, to the family. His sons, Alan Oppenheim the Managing Director, and David Oppenheim both sit on the Board of Directors. As does Dr Jane Oppenheim, Alan’s wife, who is the Scientific and Operations Director.

Proudly Australian-owned, Ego Pharmaceuticals has led the way in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative skincare products for 60 years. Ego’s mission is to exist for people who want healthy skin. Ego is the specialist in skincare, backed by science, who make their products in Australia for the people of the world providing consistently high quality products, underpinned by heritage and integrity.

From its inception as a family business in 1953, Ego has grown to become a world leader, producing a comprehensive skin and health care range for sale in Australia and around the world. The Ego reputation is built on consistently delivering effective, high-quality and innovative products to meet a diverse range of needs, and they are committed to creating the best possible skin therapies for their customers.

The name ‘Ego’ is an acronym for Erwin and Gerald Oppenheim. Dr. Erwin Oppenheim, Gerald’s father was a dermatologist.

Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser
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Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser

Washing your hands properly with water and a soap-free cleanser is one of the best ways to help avoid the spread of germs. But we don’t always have access to a cleanser and water. This is where hand sanitisers like Aqium come in handy.

  • Aqium kills 99.99% of germs fast*.
  • Aqium contains 77% alcohol.
  • Aqium contains Glycerine and Pro-Vitamin B5 to moisturise the skin.
  • Aqium is a quick and convenient way to sanitise your hands on the go.
  • Aqium is non-sticky and air dries quickly.
  • Aqium is a hospital grade formulation.

* Kills 99.99% of germs according to BS EN 1276:2009

Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser with Aloe
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Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser with Aloe

Good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to help avoid the spread of germs. This simple habit requires a soap-free cleanser and water or a hand sanitiser like Aqium with Aloe.

  • Aqium Aloe kills 99.99% of germs fast*.
  • Aqium Aloe contains 77% alcohol.
  • Aqium Aloe contains Glycerine, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Aloe Vera to moisturise the skin.
  • Aqium Aloe is a quick and convenient way to sanitise your hands on the go.
  • Aqium is non-sticky and air dries quickly.
  • Hospital strength formula.

* Kills 99.99% of germs according to BS EN 1276:2009

Aqium Ultra Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser
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Aqium Ultra Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitisers and washing your hands with a soap-free cleanser and water are two of the best ways to help avoid the spread of germs. Aqium Ultra has the added benefit of moisturising your hands with every use.

  • Aqium Ultra kills 99.99% of germs fast*.
  • Aqium Ultra contains 77% alcohol.
  • Aqium Ultra contains Glycerine, Pro-Vitamin B5, Paraffinum Liquidum & Dimethicone to hydrate the skin.
  • Aqium Ultra provides 25% better skin hydration after first use and up to 40% improvement in skin hydration after multiple uses**.
  • Aqium Ultra is a quick and convenient way to sanitise your hands on the go.
  • Aqium Ultra is a hospital strength formulation.

* Kills 99.99% of germs according to BS EN 1276:2009
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Aqium Gel Antibacterial Hand Gel
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Aqium Gel Antibacterial Hand Gel

Kills germs fast without soap or water.

  • Highly effective alcohol based hand sanitiser, contains 70% w/w Ethanol – absolute.
  • Broad spectrum antibacterial, complies with European Standard BS EN 1276.
  • Effective at killing bacteria, complies with European Standard BS EN 1500.
  • Registered therapeutic AUST R 179333.
  • Contains two moisturisers, glycerine and dexpanthenol to help prevent skin dehydration.
  • Leaves hands smooth and moisturised.
  • Easy to apply and air dries quickly.
  • 100% Australian Made and Owned.

Benefits of alcohol in hand sanitisers

  • Alcohol has been rated by the CDC as excellent at killing against gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi and viruses.
  • Shown to provide the most rapid and the greatest reduction in microbial counts on skin, with activity comparable to or greater than common antiseptic agents such as chlorhexidine gluconate and povidone-iodine.
  • Alcohol hand-rubs have no potential for resistance, have no risk of contamination of either product or hands, have a faster hand hygiene procedure, and side effects on skin are very rare.
  • This convenience appears to be the key to increased hand hygiene compliance and therefore reduced nosocomial infections.
QV Cream
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QV Cream

A rich, protective moisturising cream with a triple moisturising formulation that replenishes the skin and helps to hydrate dry areas.

QV Cream is formulated with a triple-moisturising blend of ingredients to help replenish skin and help to protect from skin dryness. The rich formulation contains squalene, a natural component found in the skin’s oil. For best results, apply after showering or bathing.

  • Recommended for moisturising dry skin.
  • Helps to seal in natural moisture by acting as a protective barrier.
  • Helps protect against dryness.
  • pH balanced, low-irritant formulation, free from fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol.
  • Suitable for skin conditions such as dry, scaly skin, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Suitable for infants and the elderly.
  • Vegan friendly – contains no animal derived ingredients.
QV Gentle Wash
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QV Gentle Wash

Dermatologically tested, soap free body wash with 15% Glycerine to gently cleanse while hydrating sensitive skin. Suitable for use with eczema prone skin.

QV Gentle Wash is a dermatologically tested, fragrance and soap-free body wash that is scientifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin. Designed with 15% glycerine, the pH balanced formula gently cleanses without impacting the skin’s natural pH. Ideal for use at the basin as a hand wash to help clean away dirt and contaminants whilst caring for sensitive skin. Suitable for use with eczema-prone skin.

  • Recommended for cleansing very dry skin as it contains a higher concentration of moisturiser than QV Wash.
  • Helps to maintain the skin’s natural protective properties.
  • Doesn’t strip away natural oils on the skin.
  • pH balanced, low-irritant formulation, free from colour, fragrance, propylene glycol, and lanolin.
  • Suitable for use with conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Vegan friendly – contains no animal derived ingredients.
QV Skin Lotion
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QV Skin Lotion

A lightweight lotion with a triple moisturising formulation to help soften and smooth dry skin. Hydrates for up to 24hrs.

QV Skin Lotion is scientifically formulated with a triple-moisturising blend of occludents, emollients and humectants to help relieve and soothe dry skin. With a luxuriously light formulation, the fragrance-free QV lotion hydrates for up to 24hrs. For best results, apply after showering or bathing.

  • Helps seal in natural moisture for 24hr hydration.
  • pH balanced, low-irritant formulation, free from fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol.
  • Suitable for use with eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Suitable for sensitive skin types.
  • Particularly suitable for infants and the elderly.
  • Vegan friendly – contains no animal derived ingredients.
Silic 15 Cream
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Silic 15 Cream

Lanolin-free, perfume-free for sensitive skin.

Scientifically formulated with both Dimethicone and Glycerine, Silic 15 Cream acts as a hydrating protective barrier to help protect against moisture, sweat, soap and other irritants. Silic 15 helps protect the skin against chafing, irritation and maceration.

  • Moisturising formulation, suitable for sensitive skin and for use with eczema and dermatitis.
  • Helps relieve and prevent dryness.
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky, quickly absorbed.
  • Dries clear.
  • pH Balanced, free from fragrance, colour & lanolin.
  • Helps maintain skin barrier function.
  • Use as often as required and before coming into contact with soaps and other irritants.
Numit 5% Cream
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Numit 5% Cream

Topical anaesthesia of the skin prior to insertion of IV catheters, blood sampling, vaccination, superficial surgical procedures, including split skin grafting, minor superficial cosmetic procedures. Topical anaesthesia of genital skin prior to superficial surgical procedures or infiltration analgesia.