Established in 2003, Vancouver-based Derma Wise Skin Care Ltd. is a Canadian health sciences company producing the Thera Wise line of bio-active, all-natural therapeutic ointments. Since its inception, Derma Wise Skin Care Ltd. has been a leader in the “green chemistry personal care movement,” which is committed to providing the most effective bio-active, all-natural therapeutic ointments available today. Thera Wise products are manufactured in a state-of-the-art Health Canada Site License (NHP) and Establishment License (Pharmaceutical) approved facility, ensuring strict quality control from raw material selection through to the finished products.

Environmental Defence’s “Just Beautiful” campaign. We support Environmental Defence’s efforts to give our cosmetic laws a makeover. Our products are free of the Toxic Ten ingredients.

321 companies are “Champions” in the Campaign for safe Cosmetics’ new report, “Market Shift” and we are one of them that “broke the mold”.

Who Is Thera Wise?

Warren Brander

Owner/President, Derma Wise Skin Care Ltd
Assisted in establishing Oshio Acupuncture & Herbology
Owner and practitioner of Sidney Acupuncture Clinic
Developed many successful supplements and cosmetics for various companies
Graduate of Victoria’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (with additional specialized training in Dermatology, Internal Medicine and Cosmetic Science)

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Yasuko Brander

Managing Director, Derma Wise Skin Care Ltd
Reflexologist Office Manager, Oshio College of Acupuncture & Herbology, Brander Botanicals Ltd. Et Graduate of Komazawa College

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What Natural Means To Us

Thera Wise products are best described as clean, natural plant therapy ointments. Our goal is to pioneer a new direction for over-the-counter (OTC) therapeutic ointments, combining modern science with time-tested (and body-friendly) natural bio active plant ingredients.

We define “natural” as:

  • A minimum of 99% of the total ingredients are of bioactive natural plant origin (excluding water)
  • A minimum of 35% of the total ingredients are from organic agriculture including certified, non-certified and transitional organics

Our products and packaging, manufactured in Canada, are BPA and Phthalate free. This means Thera Wise contains:

  • No parabens
  • No ethoxylated ingredients, glycols, DEA, TEA, BHT, BHA, synthetic dyes, silicones, hydrocarbons, phthalates, fumarates, amines, polyacrylamide, metacrylate, elastomer, styrene, nitrosamine releasers, aluminum and alumina Théra Wise is also passionately committed to being vegan-friendly, no insect- or animal-sourced ingredients and absolutely no animal testing (on raw materials and finished products).

Regulatory Status

Health Canada NHPD Approved:
HmR Bio-Active Hemorrhoidal Ointment – NPN 80006139
SHO Bio-Active Skin Healing Ointment – NPN 80006125
VpR Bio-Active Vaporizing Rub – NPN 80027773
Ac+ Bio-Active Acne Ointment – NPN 80028834

US FDA OTC Registered:
HmR Bio-Active Hemorrhoidal Ointment, VpR Vaporizing Rub