Bench the Bedside
Our journey as a company started in 2015 with the launch of our first break- through product Solution for Scars, but we have to go back another 5 years to an initial conversation between our co founders Dr Bayat and Douglas McGeorge MBE that changed the course of scar treatments and gave birth to the concept of Science of Skin.
[ video why we developed solution for scars ]
Frustrated by the lack of attention that scarring was given in the surgical environment and driven by a life-long passion and belief that we could do more to help those with scarring issues. Dr Ardeshir Bayat gave up being a practicing Plastic Surgeon and moved into Manchester University as a senior associate Professor – setting up his lab specifically to look at wound healing – with a focus on active ingredients found in the natural world.
Both Dr Bayat and Douglas McGeorge MBE (a consultant plastic surgeon) are driven by the single belief that by combining the most exciting compounds and ingredients found in nature with state of the art science, you can create skincare that is both cruelty free, vegan and clinically and scientifically proven to work.
Months of clinical and scientific research in our labs, plus listening to our customers about what they need, leads us to develop disruptive skincare that challenges existing products in the market on their effectiveness and scientific know-how.
ADD IN HERE A TIMELINE GRAPHIC if we can on left hand of the page and on the right the Scars animation video with caption How Solution for Scars works
2010 Our research begins looking at plants and how they regenerate – eventually focusing in on the role of Phytochemicals found in a particular strain of Green Tea.
2013 An in Vivo study on live scar and skin samples prove that this Green Tea Phytochemical (also found in Plums) EGCG is proven to shrink the worst keloid scars by up to 40%
2014 Science of Skin was born and our new scientific knowledge about how these amazing naturally occurring ingredients was channelled into formulating a scar treatment that would be as effective as possible. We researched all of our ingredients to find the most complimentary and exciting actives to make the cream as effective as possible.
2015 Solution for Scars was born and our clinical trials on real live humans began in Manchester!
2016 We started to look to expand our range – looking at another skin issue – Stretch Marks. Through extensive research we developed two new products that were aimed at preventing and treating Stretch Marks.
2017 Stretch Mark Defence [link] and Solution for Stretch Marks [link] were launched.
Feedback about Solution for Scars helping those who had reactions to insect bites pushed us on further to investigate the bite treatment market. Our research led us to develop a vegan solution to insect bites – drawing on the effective properties of EGCG and capsicum to create our pocket rocket Solution for Bites[link]
2018 Back to the lab and we are targeting acne scarring with our amazing new formulation based on Solution for Scars and the No.One range was born. Looking at exciting natural ingredients that look to rebalance the micro biome and not strip the skin like traditional spot treatments.
2019 Rescue No. One was launched! A breakthrough treatment for acne scarring and redness.
Our clinical trial on Solution for Scars is published in the American Journal of dermatology (link) and peer reviewed – Solution for Scars and our breakthrough science is clinically proven to reduce scarring, reduce redness, increase scar movement and increase scar hydration.
2020 we will see the launch of our next product in the No. One family … watch this space to find out more !
Click here to learn more about our clinical trials and the level 1 science behind our products.