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Skin Biology products are designed by Dr. Loren Pickart who discovered the rejuvenating actions of small Copper Peptides and the magical human copper-binding peptide GHK (Gly-His-Lys).

The Story Of My Life

When I was young, there were 21 Protestant ministers in the family, mostly in the Evangelical United Brethren Church (EUB) in small farm towns in Minnesota. The most distinguished, in a worldly sense, was Reuben Mueller, who moved the EUB into the Methodist Church to form the United Methodist Church. Reuben was also the President of the National Council of Churches during the worst days of the Vietnam War and gave many talks on ending the war. He also talked and wrote about improving race relations in the USA (he emphasized that everyone needed the following: a nice home, a good neighborhood, a good job). The overall message from the family was that each person should have a mission in life.

My mission in life was to find molecules, such as GHK, that would improve people's well being and health.

Now at age 78, my goal is to get these ideas out to the world before the Forces of Evil can bury the GHK work.



1938: Born in Winona, Minnesota
Ethnicity - European, Mohawk Nation, African

1956-1959: Navigation Equipment Specialist
U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Worked with engineers and scientists on DECCA, the system that evolved into the Global Positioning System (GPS), computer controlled anti-aircraft artillery, and mobile aircraft landing radars.

1960-1962: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, BA Chemistry and Mathematics

1963-1964: Graduate studies at Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Studied control of fibrinogen synthesis in humans and animals.

1965 - 1967: Sansum Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA Found an impurity in blood albumin that suppressed fibrinogen synthesis.

1969 -1973: University of California, San Francisco, PhD Biochemistry.
Isolated GHK from human blood as the active factor controlling fibrinogen synthesis and supporting replication of cultured cells.

1974-1978: Continued work on GHK at UCSF

1979-1984: Benaroya Institute, Seattle, Washington
Studied GHK's copper connection and discovered skin rejuvenation effects of GHK.

1985-1991: I started ProCyte Corporation.
Directed research on GHK. Took ProCyte to NASDAQ. ProCyte was later sold.

1994-Present: Charlene Pickart and I founded Skin Biology. Continued research on GHK's actions. Sold skin and hair care products to support research.



After High School, Pickart was drafted into the U.S. Army. He enlisted for an extra year to obtain training in Navigation Electronics, then worked with scientists and engineers at Fort Huachuca in Arizona on DECCA, the system that evolved the Global Positioning System or GPS.

After this, he received a BA degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, then a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of California at San Francisco. The work focused on why young human blood was better than blood from older persons on supporting cells and tissues. During this endeavor, he discovered the actions of Copper Peptides while working at research centers in Minneapolis, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Seattle. To accelerate this work, he set up a biotech company called ProCyte in 1985, which was later sold. Skin Biology was founded on the principles of Copper Peptides. Today our research focuses on possible methods to reset human genes in a diseased state to a healthier condition.

Dr. Pickart carefully selects only the purest and most potent compounds that have been proven to improve the appearance of aging and blemished skin. His extensive and very successful research experience will help you to look and feel younger and healthier.

Skin Biology is against approaches that slowly poison or damage your skin with alien chemicals as they promise immediate rejuvenation. This is why we design products that work slowly in harmony with the skin's own repair system and mimic the biology of young skin to bring forward its natural radiance and beauty.

If you want to have this special glowing appearance that comes with the skin's good health; if you want your wrinkles to fade away and your complexion to blossom; if you want to diminish the visible skin blemishes that mar your beauty - you don't have to pay the price by accelerating your skin's aging or damaging your skin's repair system. You are entitled to cosmetics designed with your skin's health in mind.

Our basic cosmetic products have been tested by independent laboratories and been classified as non-irritants, non-allergens, non-carcinogenic, and non-poisonous. Skin Biology's water/oil creams contain no detergents and are always close to breaking up into a water phase and oil phase. They do not open and damage the skin barrier.

You can trust our ingredients – you can trust our approach – you can trust the result.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema - A Favourite Custom

"Science and art are not far apart
They live together as they did from the start..."

—D.NA aka Deena Karabell


Dr. Pickart  - The Turn Back the Clock Doc








Dr. Pickart's Approach to Making Skin Products

You know that if you take care of your body, it will take care of you.

You want younger-looking skin, vibrant hair and strong, healthy-looking nails. You don't have time for cosmetic fluff and trickery. You believe that an effective cosmetic product should not be damaging to your skin. You want a cosmetic line that can finally produce results.

Our products have been tested by independent laboratories and have been classified as non-irritants, non-allergens, non-carcinogenic, and non-poisonous. Skin Biology's specialized water/oil creams do not contain any detergents. For this reason they are always close to returning to a water phase and oil phase. These creams are formulated to avoid opening and damaging your skin barrier.

William Bouguereau - Song of the Angels

We avoid the following:

1 Formulations and moisturizers that are designed to push water into the skin, wet the outer skin proteins, and "puff up" the skin to make wrinkles and creases less obvious. The problem with such products is that they loosen and wet the skin, damage the skin barrier and permit easier access by bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Chronic wetness also inhibits the signals that tell the skin to send more keratinocytes to the surface.

2 "New chemical entities", that is, synthetic molecules that the human body has never been previously exposed to in our history. It requires decades to determine the safety of such molecules such as in the case of PCBs and DDT.

3 Plant extracts with the exception of a few ingredients such as vitamins that are used in the human body, and substances such as aloe vera that have exceptionally good records of non-allergic actions on skin. Most plant extracts are alien to human skin and, in time, may cause rashes and allergic reactions. Many plant extracts are substances excreted to stop animals from eating them, such as poisons and carcinogens.

4 Types of collagen-inducing peptides that act like Transforming Factor Beta 1 (TGF-beta-1), a protein named because it caused normal cells to grow like cancer cells. Concerns have been raised that such types of molecules may speed the spread of cancers and play a role in kidney failure.

5 Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) because it plays a critical role in the spread of cancer cells.

6 Ingredients used as nerve inhibitors to relax muscles to reduce wrinkles. Long term cosmetic use of such ingredients may inhibit nerve function in the brain and other areas of the body.

7 Dyes and coloring agents.

*Disclaimer: This statement is not a guarantee of results. Results may vary. Testimonials found on this site are only examples of what some of our clients have reported. We cannot guarantee similar results as every situation is different.