Galderma Laboratories LP, a global leader in the research and development of solutions for the skin, hair and nails whose North American headquarters is located in Fort Worth, is sharing a new treatment for dry hands with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the nation’s leading culinary organization for professional chefs and cooks.
Galderma’s skin care line Excipial is partnering with the ACF to help protect and repair chefs’ hands. Professional chefs spend about 14 hours a day in the kitchen, according to a survey by StarChefs.com. Chefs spend much of this time prepping food and washing their hands, leading to irritated, cracked skin. Excipial’s two-step Protect and Repair regimen intensively moisturizes to repair dry skin and soothe itchy, cracked skin, Galderma says.
“As chefs, our hands are our talent, and repeated handwashing – necessary in our industry – takes a toll,” said ACF President Thomas J. Macrina. “It’s terrific that Galderma had the forethought to not only recognize the need to provide relief with the Excipial Protect and Repair regimen, but also to develop a solution that ensures chefs can continue to work with food without interruption after applying the cream.”
As part of this partnership, Excipial is the Hand Cream Sponsor of ChefConnect Atlanta and ChefConnect Hawaii as well as an exhibitor at Cook.Craft.Create. Convention and Show.
“We are thrilled to share this new hand regimen with thousands of chefs from all over the country, and the feedback we have received so far is overwhelmingly positive,” said Roberto Nakahara, franchise director of the self-medication business unit of Galderma Laboratories LP. “We are confident that Protect and Repair’s improvement of chefs’ hard-working hands means it can provide significant benefits to others who endure similar skin challenges.”