Geoff Graham, one of Australia's worst report cases of Eczema doctors had seen in the Royal Children's hospital 1969, went on to have a son Ryan in 1997, Eczema also being an hereditary condition, by the time Ryan was around 6 months of age he was covered from head to toe with Eczema, we use to wrap him in glad wrap to help the skin stay hydrated and also stop Ryan from attacking his skin from the constant itchiness.
"Shannon, we have to do something, I cannot let Ryan go through what I had!"
I knew from that day on I wanted to treat Ryan as naturally as possible with products and not just use the conventional drugs Doctors & Dermatologists prescribed to my parents for me, even approx 30 years on when Ryan was born there was still no real advances in medicine to treat this terrible disease. Living with Eczema and my knowledge on what ingredients helped my skin and what didn't lead us (Shannon wife) on a path of concoctions in our kitchen with my mother’s Kenwood cake mixer (which proudly we have on display in our office today).
Grahams was born over 20 years from a personal struggle of Geoff and Shannon Graham. Geoff was reported as having one of the worst cases of eczema when he was only 3 months old at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Having lived with this terrible condition all his life, Geoff decided to do something positive when his son Ryan was 14 months old and covered from head to toe with eczema! Geoff and Shannon Graham had a need to find a safe and natural treatment for their young son Ryan's problem skin full of eczema. Geoff had suffered from this himself for many years and did not want his son to have to endure the torment of it as well.
That's when Geoff and Shannon began their lifelong career of researching and developing effective natural treatments. Growing up with eczema enabled Geoff to learn which ingredients worked for his eczema and which did not. The pair began mixing raw ingredients in their home blender. After countless experiments, the first C+ Eczema and Dermatitis Cream was developed.
They then realized that the cream needed to be combined with a 100% oil formula for best results - so they developed the Body and Bath Oil. Geoff and Shannon applied the cream and oil to their baby Ryan and achieved incredible results. Ryan stopped hurting, scratching and bleeding. With this, they discovered that using a unique combination of high-quality, natural ingredients was the key to their success. From then on, we knew we could help many people in Australia initially, so we hired a chief chemist to refine the formulas, as we had no formal qualifications ourselves.
Together they then developed a range of natural products for all ages. These naturally based products are the most widely used natural remedy for eczema and psoriasis in Australia and are now part of many people's lives. Grahams natural products are sold worldwide and are considered one of Australia's leading products for sensitive skin.
Over 20 years later, it has been our lifelong goal and journey to help as many people worldwide overcome their skin conditions as naturally as possible. Thanks to continuous research and development, we have products that are now Class I Medical Devices by the TGA for eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis to name a few.
No Secrets - Just Science
After great success with using the products at home, Geoff and Shannon went on to list their eczema products with the Therapeutic Goods Authority (TGA) in Australia. Geoff and Shannon continued their research into eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea. This expanded the Grahams Natural range of products to cover various skin conditions.
A majority of these therapeutic products became registered as a Class 1 Formulated Medical Device. The more research they did, the more they found skin conditions are not only an external problem, but also an internal one. Geoff found clinical studies showing patients with skin conditions lacking in Essential Fatty acids, Omega 3,6,9. He then went on to develop Mega Oil, an internal supplement covering the essential fatty acids at the correct ratio of 2:1:1.
Geoff and Shannon continue to research skin conditions and evolve the products. Today, Grahams Natural has established themselves as a leading skin therapeutic brand with stockists around the world.
Grahams Natural Today
After 22 years, Grahams Natural’s core philosophy remains the same.
Instead of hopping on skincare trends, Grahams Natural’s products are formulated with ingredients that have been tried and tested, and clinically proven to work.
Each product is created with extensive research and made with only the highest quality ingredients. We only use the best natural ingredients available to address the specific skin needs of each product. We never use ingredients that research proves are irritating, drying, or likely to make the condition worse.
We use everything the skin needs, and nothing it doesn’t.
Transparency is also important to us. We don’t promise miracles (because everyone is so different). No outrageous claims and big promises. Instead, we deliver results.