EPIEN Medical is developing professional cosmetic exfoliants for dermatologists.
The capacity of EPIEN’s patented sulfonated aromatic compounds for denaturation can be incorporated into exfoliating skin products. By denaturing the outermost layers of skin (stratum corneum), this layer sheds off, revealing newer skin underneath. Preliminary studies indicate that performance of EPIEN’s products as exfoliants will not penetrate into the stratum granulosum and have less potential to damage skin than alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
Specific formulations for different types of skin (face, hands, feet) are being considered.