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The roots of O’Keeffe’s Company go back more than 20 years to an arid region on the California-Oregon border known as Klamath Basin.

Bill O’Keeffe was a rancher and diagnosed diabetic, who loved his rigorous, physical work. However, the tough lifestyle took its toll on his hands and feet. Seeing the discomfort caused by his chronically dry skin, his daughter, Tara, was driven to finding a solution.

Applying her skills as a pharmacist, Tara and her father spent years creating and testing various formulations mixed in her kitchen until, many years later, she developed a product that worked better than any others. This was the basic formula for what has become  O’Keeffe’s Working Hands and, several years later, O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet, O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair and O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair.

Now with the amazing quality of Bill and Tara O’Keeffe’s original formulas, O’Keeffe’s Company (still a family-owned business) is committed to carrying out their legacy – developing skincare solutions that work as hard as you do.

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  • 1990

    Original O’Keeffe’s hand cream formula invented by Tara O’Keeffe

  • 2000

    O’Keeffe’s Working Hands goes on sale to the American public

  • 2012

    O’Keeffe’s Working Hands first available in the UK

  • 2016

    O’Keeffe’s Working Hands tube available and Healthy Feet launched nationally in the UK

  • 2017

    O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair and Skin Repair available in the UK

  • 2018

    O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair & Protect SPF available in the UK