Science First at ALASTIN Skincare

Our mission is to bring the highest levels of pharmaceutical science and innovation to the skincare industry while creating a new category of products designed to be used to enhance aesthetic procedures as well as maintain daily skin health. Our deep understanding of the science related to the functioning of the skin, and decades of experience creating unique and synergistic formulations containing peptides and active botanicals that support skin renewal, are the keys behind Alastin Skincare topical preparations.

When your skin's ability to recycle and repair collagen and elastin begins to slow, ALASTIN Skincare® offers an innovative collection of specially formulated and clinically proven products to help restart the process. Meticulous clinical work and ingredient evaluation led to the development of TriHex Technology®, a combination of selected peptides and active botanicals that support the skin’s ability to clear out damage caused by aging and the environment and replenish with new healthy collagen and elastin.

Whether the goal is to create an essential daily skincare regimen or to enhance the results of some of the most popular skin care procedures, ALASTIN Skincare® offers cruelty, paraben and gluten free solutions that promote fortified, healthy skin so patients can look refreshed and are free to feel fabulous, unfiltered and confident.

Meet Our Chief Scientist and Chief Formulation Chemist


Alan Widgerow MBBCh (MD); MMed (MHS); FCS; FACS

Chief Medical Officer

Professor Widgerow spent 20 years in private plastic surgical practice in South Africa before relocating to southern California in 2009 to pursue his interests in research, medical device innovations, and wound care. In 2012, he joined the University of California Irvine Plastic Surgery Division as Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Tissue Engineering. He has developed multiple products, among them, Scar Recovery Gel (topical scar product), Burnshield Advance (tensile silicone sheet), COMFIflow™ (nasal cannula), COVERSCIENCE®(healing make-up), DERMAPPROX® (wound approximator), Flavonix® (topical antibiofilm preparation), many of which are sold in several countries for the plastic surgery and dermatology markets. Professor Widgerow continues to play an active role in academic medicine world-wide, and his exceptional scientific knowledge of wound healing, cellular, and skin aging is invaluable to the design of ALASTIN Skincare® clinical studies and new product development.


John Garruto

Director R&D

Mr. Garruto was the founding formulation scientist and former Vice President of Formulation Development at SkinMedica®, Inc. Developer of SkinMedica’s® successful TNS line, Mr. Garruto has 38 years of experience as a formulating chemist and technical consultant to the personal care industry. He has formulated thousands of products and been granted numerous patents for products in the area of skincare and personal care.