Australian Made and Owned
Quality backed by Science
Family Owned Since 1953

Why Buy with Us?

Australian Made and Owned

Proudly Australian-owned, Ego Pharmaceuticals has led the way in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative skincare products for 60 years. We make our products in Australia for the people of the world. We provide consistently high-quality products, underpinned by heritage and integrity.

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 the first-ever Ego product, Ego Pine Tar Bath Solution, later called Pinetarsol, which remains one of Australia’s most widely used inflammation treatments. 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.

 

Our reputation is built on consistently delivering effective, high-quality and innovative products to meet a diverse range of needs, and we are committed to creating the best possible skin therapies for our customers.

Why Buy With Us?

Australian Made and Owned

Proudly Australian-made and owned, Ego Pharmaceuticals has developed, manufactured and marketed Innovative skincare products for over 65 years. We make our products in Australia for the people of the world. We provide good quality products, underpinned by heritage and integrity.

Family Owned Since 1953

Back in 1953, 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 the first ever Ego product, the Ego Pine Tar Bath Solution, later called Pinetarsol, which remains one of Australia’s most widely used products for relief of itch and inflammation. Ever since, Ego has continued to research and develop products and treatments to care for and meet the skin needs of people, first in Australia, and now around the world.

Gerald Oppenheim passed away in 1995 leaving his legacy, Ego, to the family. His son, Alan Oppenheim is the Managing Director, and Dr. Jane Oppenheim, Alan’s wife, is the Scientific and Operations Director. 

Learn more about us.

Australian Made and Owned Quality backed by Science FAMILY OWNED" alt="" />Family Owned Since 1953 Against Animal Testing

Australian Made and Owned

Quality Backed by Science

Recommended by Healthcare Professionals

Australian Made and Owned

Quality Backed by Science

Working with Healthcare Professionals

Family Owned Since 1953

Quality Backed by Science

Our mission is to exist for people who want healthy looking skin. Ego is the specialist in skincare, backed by science.

 

Our product research is focused on providing benefits to the consumer while keeping their costs low. We also prioritise quality processes and production which leads to a quality product.

 

We continuously improve our processes and continuously lift our standards by investing in state-of-the-art equipment, innovative research and original high-quality systems for a consistently better result over the longer term. We adhere to the Good Manufacturing Practice requirements and incorporate Good Laboratory Practice into our quality control procedures.

 

 

Working with Healthcare Professionals

We have a reputation for quality & science. Our brands like QV, Aqium, and Silic 15 can be found in hospitals and aged care facilities.

We work with healthcare professionals to improve lives through the science of healthy skin.

Against Animal Testing

 

Sensitisation & irritancy testing of formulations are carried out using in vitro methods of human volunteers. Testing is carried out during the research and development phase. 

Have piece of mind knowing that our range is created & tested on human volunteers

Ego is also a supporter of the Voluntary Code of Practice to Support the Australian Ban on Testing Cosmetic on Animals. To know more about Voluntary Industry Code on Animal Test Ban, download the code here.

Sustainability

At Ego we do our best to continually improve our processes and try to minimise negative impact on the environment.  

 

Ego is a signatory of the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary initiative by the Australian Government and industry to reduce packaging going to waste.

 

  • We actively promote sustainability                          
  • Recycling procedures are in place in our manufacturing plant and offices 
  • We aim to minimise packaging
  • We use recyable shipping materials in all our eShop orders

Find out more about what we do by clicking here