Inspired by his patients’ needs, years of in-depth research and extensive experience, Dr. Hevia endeavored to create a unique, unmatched skin care line, formulated to achieve significant results. Early in his quest for plant-derived skin repair compounds, Dr Hevia confirmed his initial theory that he would need to uncover “a powerful, yet undiscovered, antioxidant to achieve these goals.”
Concentrating his research on scientifically active ingredients to help prevent skin aging and encourage skin rejuvenation, Dr. Hevia researched on living plants across the globe, focusing his quest and analysis on effective natural ingredients.
A native of Cuba and long time resident of Florida, he looked to his heritage and surroundings for an answer. Mangroves are indigenous to the coasts of Florida and the Caribbean, playing an important ecological role in maintaining the health of these regions. “The Mangrove tree is amazing, being able to thrive with its roots exposed, in direct sunlight, with limited fresh water, and by drawing nourishment from non-soil resources,” explained Hevia.
Through Dr. Hevia’s clinical research, he discovered that we can protect our skin and promote cellular health much in the same way the mangrove plant protects itself from the harsh elements. The red mangrove extract has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that aid in soothing and healing the skin. Tests have revealed the anti-oxidant potency of the red mangrove extract to be more potent than vitamin C.
"Through a unique and proprietary extraction process, using red mangrove seedlings, which are eco-logically grown and harvested exclusively, I was able to produce a powerful, patent-pending, anti-aging antioxidant,"
Using innovative technology, Dr. Hevia applied his research to create the Hevia Skin Science… Ingredients with a Purpose™ skin care product line featuring the anti-oxidant Red Mangrove extract and his own OH-XI™ complex (a blend of powerful anti-oxidants and peptides that protect the skin against environmental aging factors). Every product in the Hevia Skin Science… Ingredients with a Purpose™ skin care products line has been developed to focus on both protection and prevention while also visually repairing the signs of aging. For more information visit www.oscarheviamd.com.
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About Dr. Oscar Hevia
A board certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic dermatology, and known for producing a very natural appearance, Dr. Hevia is invited to present his findings at medical symposiums, hospitals, educational institutions, and research foundations globally. A regular fixture on major news segments, he is quoted in publications as an “expert” commentator. Hevia Cosmetic Dermatology, Coral Gables, Florida, 305.670.3050, www.oscarheviamd.com .