Dr. Kitchen's appointment comes at a time of growth in the skin care industry, with increasing number of companies manufacturing a range of new skin care components, including botanical stem cells, organic extracts, and signaling peptides. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014 with a brand re-launch, HydroPeptide has established its reputation as the leading peptide-based anti-aging cosmeceutical line, advancing the industry through synergistic formulations that take advantage of the latest peer-reviewed research on peptides and cellular signaling pathways.
Prior to his new role, Dr. Kitchen spent the past five years managing over 40,000 products involved in protein biology research, focusing on the development of new products for the life science industry. He also coordinated the global marketing activities that helped position his previous employer as a leader in the industry. Dr. Kitchen also has an extensive research background in epigenetic regulation and cellular signaling responses, including a background in aging mechanisms and signaling peptides at the molecular level.
“I am truly excited for the opportunity to bring my experience and knowledge in the life science industry to HydroPeptide and the skin care industry,” says Dr. Kitchen. “I have admired the passion and potential for this industry to make a significant impact to the physical and emotional well-being of its customers. While serving as a member of HydroPeptide's Board of Advisors over the past year, I have grown enamored with the vision and intensity of this team. I am honored to be joining the organization full-time and look forward to what’s ahead."
Dr. Kitchen received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. at Rockford University.
Founded in 2004, HydroPeptide is a leading peptide-based anti-aging cosmeceutical line famous for 8 professional facial treatments and 21 retail products featuring VLR technology – using the correct variety of peptides applied at clinical levels with continuous repetition for superior anti-aging results. Powered with over sixty peptides, botanical stem cells and hyaluronic acid, HydroPeptide has perfected the combination of science and aesthetics, creating simple customizable daily care and professional treatment solutions for a range of skin care concerns that are free of harsh chemicals, parabens, phthalates, and gluten.