SkinCeuticals was founded in 1994 by renowned Dermatologist, Dr Sheldon Pinnell, following his breakthrough research on stabilising the antioxidant Vitamin C. This led to the world’s first powerful and multi-beneficial Vitamin C antioxidant serum. SkinCeuticals expanded their range to include effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea and other conditions on the journey to establishing their three pillar company philosophy of PREVENT / CORRECT /  PROTECT
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SkinCeuticals are now considered the Number 1 cosmeceutical brand worldwide using Preventative antioxidants such as CE Ferulic serum to prevent the signs of ageing, Corrective creams such as Advanced Pigment Corrector and A.G.E. Interrupter to treat pigmentation and fine lines, and finally Protective products such as the Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF 50. There’s no excuse for unhappy skin that we have this simple philosophy to follow!

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SkinCeuticals have created a range of products to tackle the following skin concerns:

Blemishes & Imperfections

Ageing Skin

Acne prone skin 

Hyperpigmented Skin

Uneven Skin Tone

Dehydrated Skin

Sensitive & Redness-Prone Skin

Dr. Sheldon Pinnell – A man with a mission
Meet the man behind the brand….

Dr Sheldon Pinnell

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As SkinCeuticals founding scientist, Dr. Pinnell changed the face of topical Vitamin C Serums with his pivotal research. More than just a dermatologist, professor and skincare chemist, meet the man behind the lab coat and hear him explain his ground breaking work.
Dr. Pinnell passed away July 2013. His quest for knowledge and dedication to skin science was paramount for establishing SkinCeuticals as the antioxidant authority. His work will continue to inspire our research and promote our mission, which is to develop advanced skincare solutions backed by science.


Dr. Pinnell received his Medical Degree from Yale University, conducted his medical internship and residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and completed his dermatology training at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Pinnell conducted his research training as a collagen chemist at both the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and also the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany. Dr. Pinnell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry at Duke University, where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa academic honours.


Dr. Pinnell’s skin science research earned him eight patents over the course of his career. The most important patent in SkinCeuticals history pertains to “A Stable Solution of L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).” The formulation standards put forth in this study are now known as the Duke Antioxidant patent. Three additional patents have supplemented Dr. Pinnell’s initial patent, one for the formulation-specific application to protect the ingredient combination used in Skin Firming Cream and Eye Cream; another to protect the combination used in SkinCeuticals C+E skincare products; and a third to protect the formulation used in SkinCeuticals phloretin skincare products. Together, these patents provided a firm foundation for all SkinCeuticals antioxidant products.


A distinguished member of the Duke University Medical School faculty for almost 40 years, Dr. Pinnell was a professor of dermatology, held the title of J. Lamar Callaway Professor Emeritus of Dermatology, and also served as Chief of Dermatology at Duke University Medical Centre for 15 years. At Duke, he trained physicians from the United States and abroad both as dermatologists and research scientists. With almost four decades of experience in skin cancer, skin disease, and skin ageing research, Dr. Pinnell published more than 200 scientific articles about topical vitamin C, antioxidants, collagen synthesis, and photo-damage in peer-reviewed dermatology journals. 

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Dr. Pinnell had 100 peer-reviewed publications, including many related directly to the topical antioxidant innovative technologies

Peer-reviewed publications

Additional peer-reviewed publications prove the ineffectiveness of other antioxidants – including alpha lipoic acid, ubiquinone, idebenone, and kinetin – in protecting skin from oxidative stress

Awards and Recognition

As one of the most well respected doctors and skin scientists of our time, Dr. Sheldon Pinnell has won countless awards and accolades. Among his key recognitions:

In 2013, the Duke University School of Medicine and the Department of Dermatology created The Sheldon Pinnell Centre for Investigative Dermatology to honour Dr. Pinnell’s unwavering commitment to the discovery of new and innovative methods of treating skin diseases and to training the next generation of young investigators. The establishment of the Pinnell Center provides a comprehensive program for investigative dermatology through support for early career investigators with initial funding; support for post-doctoral fellow training; funding for innovative proposals and new projects focused on translational research leading to new therapies for skin disease; and the enrichment of the investigative community through regular seminar series, development of core facilities and laboratories, and support for translational and clinical research.

  • J. Lamar Callaway Professor and Chief Emeritus of Dermatology at Duke University
  • Honorary Membership to the Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • The Best Doctors in America
  • The International Who’s Who in Medicine
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Dermatological Association
  • Member of the Society of Investigative Dermatology
  • Member of the Association of American Physicians

With a vision to build a world-renowned Department of Dermatology, Dr. Pinnell marked his tenure as division chief from 1982-1997 with bold strategic initiatives, including the recruitment of new clinicians and investigators, establishing new areas of research in immuno-dermatology and connective tissue, as well as initiating new clinical efforts in wound care, laser medicine, dermatologic surgery, and paediatric dermatology. His efforts and those who have come before and after him culminated in the establishment of the Department of Dermatology in 2009, highly regarded today for innovation and excellence in research, clinical care, and training.

The Pinnell Centre serves as an enduring legacy of the faculty, staff and students’ appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Pinnell for his loyalty, mentoring, enthusiastic embrace of academic life, intellectual curiosity and outstanding leadership that has positioned Duke University’s Department of Dermatology as a national and world leader.

Remember – Prevent / Correct / Protect  yourself with these sensational products for great skincare today and for the future!

SkinCeuticals and Hedox Clinic

At Hedox Clinic we are excited to be able to offer our patients’ the world’s most popular cosmeceutical at competitive prices. We recommend that you Book a video consultation (or come see us in clinic!) to in order for us to advise on the optimum products for you. We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for SkinCeuticals with you soon!

Remember – Prevent / Correct / Protect  yourself with these sensational products for great skincare today and for the future!

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SkinCeuticals products can treat the following conditions and concerns

Blemish & Imperfections

Ageing Skin

Hyperpigmented skin

Uneven Skin Tone

Dehydrated Skin

Sensitive & Redness-Prone Skin

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Hedox Clinic is owned and operated by Dr Stephen Humble, a highly experienced medical consultant qualified at Level 7 in Aesthetic Medicine, the highest level of qualification in the UK.  At our clinic, we only use premium products to deliver our expert treatments.

We offer a remote consultation* with Dr Humble prior to all our aesthetic treatments and prescription skincare regimen protocols.

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As you can see we have first hand experience of how excellent the products are, so we can help you on your journey to achieve the skin that you want.

We work closely with the only UK distributor of SkinCeuticals and our team at Hedox Clinic are trained personally by them for your skincare needs.

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