Dermatology Advisor

World-renowned eczema expert offers advice leading to new formulation.

Abby Rose dermatology advisor, Peter Lio, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center, founding partner of Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago, board member and Scientific & Medical Advisory Council member for the National Eczema Association, and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine. 

Peter Lio, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Founding Director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Scientific & Medical Advisory Council for National Eczema Association

The Formulation Journey

Abby Rose Founder and CEO, Heather Clark, had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Lio in March 2019. At their meeting, Heather presented Dr. Lio with the Soothe-X™ Face & Body Balm and asked him what he was looking for in a product. In Dr. Lio’s continued efforts to find new options for his patients, his research led him to an herb called Cardiospermum. He suggested this may be a great addition to the Soothe-X formulation due to its tremendous skin benefits. Without hesitation, Heather set out to find a reputable source. As it turns out, Cardiospermum is mostly native to the tropics and very difficult to find. In order to control the conditions the plants are grown in and ensure the responsible and environmentally friendly approach to farming, Abby Rose made the decision to carefully grow it by hand to guarantee its premium, organic quality. This is the same high standard and level of attention Abby Rose places on all of their ingredients.

"If we can't find a reputable source for our ingredients, we'll grow them ourselves."


The success of the Soothe-X balm has since led to an expansion of the line including an organic face & body soap and oil, resulting in an easy 3-step daily regimen. The entire Soothe-X Face & Body line has also been proudly awarded The National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™. This is awarded to products that provide benefits and improve the quality of life for people with eczema and sensitive skin. 

The soothe-x regimen

Cleanse. Soothe. Moisturize.

Maintain healthy, moisturized skin with the Soothe-X daily regimen. A simple 3-step system that helps to protect and soothe dry, sensitive skin. Fragrance-Free. Preservative-Free.