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Specialist skincare firm indicators up with Boots

A skincare firm based by a Manchester pores and skin biologist to scale back scarring by harnessing the therapeutic energy of inexperienced tea, has clinched a serious cope with retailer Boots.

The cope with the excessive avenue big comes three years after Science of Skin (SOS) was based by two medics on a mission to assist heal wounds.

It’s an thrilling breakthrough for the model based by Dr Ardeshir Bayat, a pores and skin biologist on the University of Manchester, and main beauty surgeon, Douglas McGeorge.

The increasing model is headed up by SOS CEO Emma Blackman.

International distribution offers are additionally rising, with SOS merchandise now additionally being provided by specialist shops in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

SOS founder and beauty surgeon Douglas McGeorge (Image: Greater Manchester Business Week)

It’s a part of an general technique to develop the enterprise and work is underway to deliver extra retail and worldwide distributors on board within the USA, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australia.

The flagship Solution for Scars cream was formulated by Manchester-based Dr Bayat, and Mr McGeorge, who’s a graduate of the University of Manchester, and now trains aesthetic surgeons throughout the Manchester and Mersey areas.

The product is formulated to assist cut back scarring attributable to every part from hen pox and zits to harm, surgical procedure and even burns.

The pair met whereas working collectively as plastic surgeons and found a mutual ardour for scientific investigation to enhance wound therapeutic. The firm was established after 4 years of analysis, which recognized compounds that considerably enhance scarring.

The secret behind the increasing model’s success is an energetic ingredient derived from inexperienced tea, which has been clinically confirmed to assist cut back the redness and thickness of scars.

The SOS vary, which makes use of vegan substances, consists of Solution for Stretch Marks, Stretch Mark Defence, and Solution for Bites in addition to Solution for Scars.

Specialist skincare firm indicators up with Boots

Science of Skin CEO Emma Blackman (Image: Greater Manchester Business Week)

Products will initially be stocked at 28 Boots shops in Ireland.

On-line gross sales are additionally rising after SOS began wholesaling to Amazon in addition to its personal web site and chosen on-line magnificence retailers.

“We’re delighted to be launching with Boots,” mentioned Emma.

“It’s the end result of a number of arduous work by everybody within the workforce.

“It’s been great to observe the model develop over the past three years, to see it go from a product contemporary out of growth to at this level now the place we’re starting to construct a status as a excessive avenue identify.

“Our on-line and worldwide gross sales are additionally rising. It actually appears like we’re on the cusp of one thing thrilling. It is making a distinction to individuals with a product that truly works.”

SOS co-founder and scientific director Dr Bayat was chargeable for creating the merchandise which embody the inexperienced tea extract ingredient.

A clinician scientist for the previous 20 years, he gave up his scientific profession as a plastic surgeon, to deal with analysis into wound therapeutic and scarring.

Specialist skincare firm indicators up with Boots

Science of Skin merchandise (Image: Greater Manchester Business Week)

His goal is to make a serious affect on human well being, utilizing scientific analysis to realize higher outcomes for sufferers.

He is an elected board member of the charitable worldwide organisation, the Wound Healing Foundation and runs programmes each within the UK and Africa devoted to offering options for world points related to pores and skin scarring.

Using cutting-edge experimental instruments to achieve a deeper perception into the molecular foundation of scar formation and tissue fibrosis, he has utilised this data to develop new diagnostic and predictive checks to guage pores and skin therapeutic, in addition to focused therapies for managing scarring and tissue restore.

He mentioned: “Science of Skin is breaking the mould on the subject of efficient skincare options.

“Solid scientific analysis harnessing the perfect that nature can supply, underpins all our product growth – now we have the scientific proof that our skincare merchandise really work.”


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