Surgeon's Skin Secret was developed by a plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids, MI in the mid 1950's for use ONLY in his practice. The plastic surgeon developed/used this product to reduce scarring, and the time it took for the wound to heal. What he would do was remove the sutures, and place Surgeon's Skin Secret under a bandage and in a few days/weeks the wound would be healed and the scarring would be reduced. While using this on patients the nurses and other doctors began to use Surgeon's Skin Secret for their own purposes. One was to keep their hands from drying out under their gloves. They also used it for their heels, their cuts and scrapes, etc... They started to see why their patients loved the product. This product is also great for psoriasis, eczema, and diabetes! Our Customer's have spoken! Now available in a stick form! This is much easier to apply! My elderly mother is bedridden. She insists on using the stick moisturizer on her back and buttocks. It is soothing to her and seems to assist with healing sores quickly. She would have had much more trouble without the use of it. - Brenda H.