Vicente Calduch Solsona creates the “Ungüent de Vila-real” at his pharmacy on Mayor Street in Vila-real.
Vicente Calduch Solsona sons open three new pharmacies in Almazora, Barcelona, and Castellón, thus expanding the use of the product.
Laboratorios Calduch is born in Castellón, and the lip balm starts to be marketed under its current brand, Dermo-Suavina.
The Dermo-Suavina Lip balm, distributed until then in a wooden container, changes to a metallic format.
The lip balm moves from the metal container to the iconic plastic container.
Big changes get started, with a focus on regenerating the brand and increasing its expansion across markets.
A staple in homes across Spain since 1880,
Irelands leading distribution company of Dermo Suavina products. Dermo-Suavina has landed on Irish and UK shores ready to tend to all of our self-care needs and skin ailments with a host of naturally enriched products, made from locally sourced ingredients straight from the Iberian Peninsula.
Produced in Castellon, Spain in 1880, Dermo-Suavina was developed by local pharmacist Vicente Calduch Solsona, who created a lip balm to treat dry and cracked lips of local orange pickers. As word of this miracle ointment quickly spread, the demand for Dermo-Suavina escalated across the whole country. While their packaging may have changed over the decades, the naturally derived ingredients and family heritage behind Dermo-Suavina has not. True to its homegrown nature, the brand is still produced in Castellon, Eastern Spain, by Calduch Laboratorios, which is ran by the same family five generations later, and fifth-generation pharmacists, next door to the family pharmacy office.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the founders four sons opened new pharmacies across Spain in Castellón, Almazora and Barcelona, expanding on the commercialisation of their products into new regions of the country, all the while continuing to keep the brand as family-oriented as possible. Now over 140 years later, the Dermo-Suavina brand has landed on Irish shores and is sure to become as popular here as it is in its native home. Not only rooted deep in family tradition, Dermo-Suavina have stayed true to the natural creation of their offerings, striving every day to give customers the best handmade products with the best ingredients. While each year the manufacturing orders grow larger, they are deep-rooted with a history that supports their qualities.