Bonjour Mes Amis!
As you know, we are still just giddy about our recent interview with Jan Marini. She was so great to talk to that we ran out of room to cover our conversation in our last post!
One part of the conversation that particularly interested us was Jan’s emphasis on the quality of her products. She discussed the dichotomy between the over-the-counter skin-care versus that purchased from doctors or dermatologists– Jan noted that there was a perception that products purchased from doctors are of a higher quality, which is not necessarily true. Over-the-counter products from major manufacturers are often produced under the highest standards, while many smaller professional market brands are produced in lesser labs that do not have the same scrutiny or FDA inspections.
In any case, in the past, patients often purchased products that were not compatible with prescriptions, certain skin conditions or cosmetic procedures. Jan recognized the need to provide the highest quality, most efficacious, medically and clinically validated skin care in order to bridge that gap. Jan launched her remarkable line so that physicians and skin care professionals could have absolute confidence in products that produce measurable results.
Secondly, JMSR’s lab is what is referred to as a “GMP” lab, which is a designation given to labs who are licensed to produce pharmaceutical drugs and are regularly inspected by the FDA and have strict FDA oversight. This is a further testament to JMSR’s emphasis on safety and efficacy.
From the onset, Jan Marini Skin Research originated their formulas and owns their proprietary formulations. JMSR has pioneered numerous product firsts and holds a number of prestigious patents. Among the firsts, are the first lipid soluble form of Vitamin C, the first combination of glycolic salicylic and azaleic acids, the first product with Transforming Growth Factor beta-1 (TGF beta-1) and many other groundbreaking technological firsts.
Recently, there has even been a Bioglycolic Body Scrub, which we are extremely excited about. All of these products resurface the skin and address concerns such as discoloration, adult acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged follicles. It is truly a wonder formula, designed to address all potential skin concerns.
One aspect of this formula is that it boosts collagen production in the skin. A key prerequisite is the pH of the acid. If the pH of the acid is too low, it can cause an on-going inflammatory response that can encourage collagen breakdown. If the pH of the product is too high, the formula will lose it’s effectiveness. The key is to maintain efficacy without on-going irritation. In fact, Jan Marini’s Bioglycolic formula is gentler at a higher percentage than many others are at lower percentages of glycolic.
This is not the only innovation by Jan–you’ve heard us brag about the C-Esta line enough to know that. C-Esta products utilize the power of Vitamin C, and as we mentioned earlier, Jan Marini Skin Research was the first to introduce Vitamin C with a neurotransmitter factor into the skin care market.
Another incredible innovation by Jan Marini Skin Research was the incorporation of TGF Beta 1, one of many growth factors, collectively referred to as cytokines, which help maintain skin’s youthful appearance. The Transformation line of products incorporate this growth factor for maximum transformative power. Additionally, our favorite Regeneration Booster incorporates this growth factor along with keratinocyte growth factor, epidermal growth factor and Cycloastrogenal.
All in all, our conversation with Jan affirmed what we all already knew–Jan Marini Skin Research produces formulas that are incredibly effective, and down-right revolutionary. As a company, they do their absolute utmost to ensure the quality of the product. What that means for us, as the consumers, is that we can be satisfied that these products are the best of the best and have physician endorsement.
Keep that in mind as you review the specials for the upcoming Hot August Beauty Night!
We can’t wait to see all of you and celebrate 20 years of the amazing Jan Marini Skin Research.