Developed by Dr. Ben Van Handel, PhD, a stem cell biologist, and Dr. Amir Nobakht, an MD with an MBA, Heraux looks at aging as intrinsically linked with inflammation. But the founders’ pursuit for younger skin did not start with at the surface level: Van Handel’s primary research field is arthritis. While looking at molecules to target what he calls inflammaging, he narrowed a pool of potential solutions from 250,000 to one. That one was then optimized in 66 different ways, one of which a scientist suggested might perform well on skin. Thus, Heraux was born. Its proprietary ingredient, HX-1, is a biomimetic lipid that interacts with protein on stem cells to encourage regeneration instead of inflammation. The result? Smooth, taut skin with fewer lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.


“I went through an entire bottle of this serum in the spring of 2020. Any calm my skin maintained I’m attributing in large part to Heraux’s anti-inflammatory powers.” - Jamie Rosen, Wellbeing Editor

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