About Duncan's Unctions

In 2014 I went through extreme radiotherapy on my neck for a tongue cancer. One side-effect is burning of the skin. I was advised to use aqueous cream.

My wife, Kate, wasn’t impressed with this, so I did some research and discovered there is no medically agreed treatment. Having a degree in Physiology and Immunology my research for ingredients felt like a return to University.

I was particularly keen to find the best ingredients for the job, avoiding a mixture of chemicals where the risk of a reaction might outweigh the benefits. In the end it came down to a base mix of coconut oil and aloe vera gel, they combine really well. To this I added lavender, niaouli and manuka essential oils, and my Unction was born.

I discussed it with my medical team and they were supportive. I began using the Unction during treatment, replacing the aqueous cream, as my skin was already getting seriously burnt. The Unction had an immediate effect, easing the pain and reddening. I continued applying the Unction after treatment finsished and my skin soon recovered. A nurse commented later that “my skin was surprisingly unaffected by the treatment”.

Since then I have discovered that the Unction is an incredibly effective skin care cream. People use it as a basic moisturiser and conditioner: " I’ve just ordered some more of your lovely unction. It’s become an important part of my beauty routine. Just right for me."

As a face, hand or foot cream, day cream, night cream and lip balm. Sorts out dry, cracked and itchy skin. It is a brilliant aftersun cream and stops insect bites from itching. I even tested it on myself; I was gardening, clipping a hedge when there was a lot of angry buzzing and I was stung twice.

After running away I went home thinking I can test the unction on myself. I put some on one sting and the pain, swelling and redness soon disappeared whilst the other sting remained painful, red and swollen.

People have also reported that the Unction helps with more serious skin conditions. In the cold weather it is really good for reddened, windburnt skin.

My daughter had the excellent idea of using it for her first tattoo, it went well and I now also market it as a tattoo aftercare. It is a remarkable product.

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I sincerely hope you find it helpful. If you do, please share your experience on Facebook “Duncans Unctions”, phone 07517 148044 or read the reviews on this website.


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The Original Versatile Skincare Cream with Coconut & Aloe Vera 

Helps with the relief of radiotherapy burns, eczema, sunburn, psoriasis, acne, burns, dry skin & more

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Intensive Skincare Cream for Feet with Coconut & Aloe Vera

Helps feet with the relief of very dry skin, athlete’s foot, fungal nail infections & more

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Night Unction - Versatile Skincare Cream with Shea Butter

Restore your skin overnight with this lovely unction made with shea butter

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Pet Unction - Versatile Skincare Cream for Animals with Coconut & Aloe Vera

Helps with nasty itchy rashes on animal skin and paws


Reviews & Videos

"So soothing to my very upset sore skin. everything else just stung and irritated", Dawn.

OMG! I am so impressed. for the past couple of months I've had a problem with my eyelids and the skin around my eyes. The doctor diagnosed contact dermatitis and prescribed Eumovate cream which has done nothing and even stung when I put it on. Today I went to Kingston Fete and tried a little bit of Duncans Unction on my eyelids which were red, puffy, dry and VERY itchy. Immediately they felt calmer and after an hour or so I went back to the stall to show how my eyelids were no longer red or puffy and had stopped itching. I now have a pot of this amazing stuff cooling in my fridge and all I can say is a massive THANK YOU. x Dyanne.

I was gifted a small jar of this from my friend for my psoriasis in the run up to my wedding. It’s worked an absolute dream! And that small jar is still going strong. Laura.

Amazing, useful for a variety of things and works with a large number of skin conditions, lovely stuff! Particularly good as aftersun and moisturiser, Grace.

Tattooist Nat talks about the skincare cream - PLAY VIDEO 

Lady uses unction post skin cancer - PLAY VIDEO 

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