New York, New York—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
When cosmetic dermatologist Oscar Hevia began the search for a suitable skincare line to recommend to his patients, he soon realized that the products he was seeking did not exist. Without a line that he could endorse without condition, Dr. Hevia founded The Hevia Center for Research in order to create a superior line of products that combine the finest ingredients and the most cutting-edge innovation to create a one-of-a-kind beauty product. After years of extensive research and testing, Hevia MD Skin Science was born.
Hevia products begin and end with ingredients derived from the natural environment, including white tea extract, Japanese knotweed extract and brown algae and an ingredient literally discovered in Dr. Hevia’s own backyard: the red mangrove.
Familiar with the mangrove trees indigenous to his native Cuba and current home in Florida, Dr. Hevia decided to investigate claims of the trees’ healing properties. What he found was a plant that possessed amazing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that both soothed and healed the skin. Putting the ecologically grown mangrove seedlings through a proprietary process, Dr. Hevia was able to produce an exclusive red mangrove extract that exhibits greater antioxidant potency than Vitamin C.
Created from a combination of this patent-pending red mangrove extract, and ten other powerful ingredients, Hevia’s OH-XI Complex utilizes an organic approach to promote cellular anti-aging protein and a variety of other complexion renewing processes. By including hand-selected antioxidants and other scientifically active skin-protecting ingredients and delivery systems, Hevia was awarded the 2012 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award while providing uncompromising skincare products containing results-based, clinically tested ingredients.