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SkinCeuticals is the name of a skin care line founded in 1994 by co-founders Alden Pinnell and Russell Moon. The products are based on a combination of antioxidant ingredients, and were developed and patented by Sheldon R. Pinnell, the J. Lamar Callaway Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center.

L’Oreal purchased SkinCeuticals in 2005, in what was honored as the "Deal of Year/Southwest" award from The Deal finance and business magazine.[citation needed] Moon and Pinnell were named "Entrepreneurs of the Year/Southwest Division" by Ernst & Young in 2003.[citation needed]

SkinCeuticals sells its products through a distribution network including dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and spas. Its headquarters remain in Dallas, Texas.


  • Use of milk thistle extract in skin care compositions - Issue date: Feb 25, 2003. Patent number: 6524599[1]
  • Methods for treating fungal infections - Filing date: Aug 14, 2003 U.S. Classification 514723000; 424061000[2]
  • Topical composition comprising olive leaf extract - Issue date: Jun 1, 2004. Patent number: 6743449[3]
  • Skin-care composition - Issue date; Jan 9, 2007. International Classification A61K007/06; A61K035/78[4][dead link]
  • Stabilized ascorbic acid compositions and methods - Issue date: Feb 20, 2007. Patent number: 7179841[5]
  • PATENT PENDING: Anti-aging composition containing phloretin - Filing date: Mar 20, 2007. U.S. Classification: 514/456; 514/458; 514/474; 514/569; 514/733; 514/725[6]


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