DR. FRANCESCA FERRI
The scientific development of all our products is led by Dr. Francesca Ferri. She brings over 35 years of skincare research and development expertise to our range.
DR. FERRI’S SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Discovered the medical benefits of extracts from Mahonia Aquifolium in the treatment of dermatitis and psoriasis.
Developed a methodology for extracting resveratrol from red grapes. Resveratrol has pronounced antioxidant activity and is used in the treatment of psoriasis and dermatitis.
Developed a patented extraction technique for melatonin from plants. This type of melatonin, known as Phytomelatonin, has been shown to have breakthrough potential in anti-ageing cosmetics.
Developed an innovative dermatological line using avenanthramides to treat atopic dermatitis.
Developed a patented pure vitamin E tablet, tested at the Institute of Tumours in Milan on women with breast cancer, to assess its antiproliferative effect on the tumours.
Published ground-breaking research into the genetic basis for skin issues, leading to the development of products for skin ageing based on the study of changes in gene expression. She was awarded the Italian equivalent of a knighthood for this ground-breaking research.
AMONGST THE FORMULATION BREAKTHROUGHS THAT DR. FERRI HAS LED US TO:
USING MYOXINOL™ TO REDUCE WRINKLES
Extracted from Hibiscus Esculenta Seeds, Myoxinol™ acts like Botulinum toxin to smooth laughter lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. Myoxinol™ is found in our Hibiscus Night Cream, Hibiscus Serum and Prickly Pear Face Cream.
USING GLUTATHIONE AS A POTENT ANTIOXIDANT
In our scientific trials, Glutathione has been proven as a potent antioxidant; it delays cell damage and protects skin DNA to help reduce signs of skin ageing. Glutathione is found in our Lavender Face Cream.
PROTECTING AND MOISTURISING WITH PRICKLY PEAR POLYSACCHARIDES
Produced from prickly pear leaves harvested in Sicily, the polysaccharides in our Prickly Pear Face Cream and Prickly Pear Body Cream act like Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin, and also help to reduce skin inflammation.
USING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HYALURONIC ACID
This Ultra-Low Molecular Weight is proven to permeate and moisturise the skin at a faster pace, providing a turbo-moisturisation in the Triple Level Hyaluronic Serum.