Dr Vanita Rattan
Dr Vanita Rattan studied Medicine (MBBS) and Physiology/Pharmacology (BSc) at UCL. Discovering that there were no dedicated pharmacology studies on skin of colour she took over her family’s cosmeceutical laboratory with the aim of researching and creating the world’s first professional grade pigmentation treatment for skin of colour. It took her 5 years of painstaking trial and error. In 2012 she launched the Hyperpigmentation Clinic which offers the world’s only professional grade pigmentation treatment for skin of colour and to date has treated over 40,000 cases of pigmentation with a 95% success rate, giving her the largest database of cases globally.
Dr Rattan did the first clinical studies on single actives at varying percentages on skin of colour candidates in order to determine the ideal percentages for maximum effectives and minimum irritation. This is fundamental, as irritation in skin of colour leads to hyperpigmentation for many years which is distressing. Having determined the correct percentages, she worked on formulating high concentration actives in a stable form for skin of colour. To date she is the world’s only doctor and cosmetic formulator for skin of colour. In 2009 she was awarded a BMA Book Award for her work on her Medical Finals Practical Examination. More recently her free 14pp guide to skincare for skin of colour on social media has already had 100,000 + downloads.
She is working on her first book.
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