About Skincential Sciences

The Secret to Skin is Science

Skincential Sciences was first imagined as a medical diagnostics company in southern California. Renowned scientists and award winning doctors Russ Lebovitz (Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara) Samir Mitragotri (Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara) and Robert Langer (Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT) developed and patented innovative non-invasive diagnostic technologies to help improve cancer research. Their formulations were made to safely and effectively extract biomarkers from tissue samples without invasive treatments.

As they continued in their research, they realized the impact of their discoveries on the skin care community. If they could use their newly formulated technology to work on the skin's surface without damaging deeper layers, maybe they could ultimately fuse skincare solutions with science-based research. Eventually, they produced a series of effective and less irritating solutions to gently resurface the skin and improve skin's texture and hydration.

After years of work and clinical trials, their work was shown to effectively aid in the skin’s natural exfoliation process and reduce the appearance of rough patches, skin bumps (e.g. keratosis pilaris), surface blemishes and pigmented surface spots. In 2013, the result of their research became the patented resurfacing solution we now know as Clearista. 


Skincential Sciences is dedicated to staying at the forefront of skincare innovation. Our desire is that consumers be empowered to make educated and healthy choices for their skin without compromising on quality or effectiveness. We believe that science can inform skincare to create real and lasting solutions. We are proud that years of research have resulted in something as safe and effective as Clearista.

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