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The Phyto-C Story

Noble History & Science

"Dr. Mostafa Omar revolutionized skincare by inventing topical vitamin C, he is truly the father of vitamin C"

Noble History

The history of Phyto-C Skin Care by Phytoceuticals is interwoven with the constant search for pure, natural, safe, and effective ingredients.

Dr. Mostafa Omar, president and founder of Phyto-C Skin Care researches rare traditional botanical scripts for over 40 years to select the plants most efficacious for their unique antioxidant and healing properties. This experience combined with his passion for medicinal plants allowed him to be the first to successfully stabilize topical Vitamin C serums in skincare.

Vitamin C Discovery

Prior to 1994, Vitamin C Serums would oxidize in less than 24 hours rendering the serum ineffective. Vitamin C oxidizes easily when exposed to light, air, and high temperatures.

Dr. Omar's natural products expertise was rewarded when he first stabilized vitamin C for use in skincare serums. Dr. Omar partnered with Duke University to further research his vitamin C formulations and was awarded two grants from the National Cancer Institute for these revolutionary formulations.

- NCI Grant #l-R43-CA83538-01Al for
"Prevention of UV Photo Injury in Skin by Antioxidants"
- NCI Grant #l-R43-CA94484-01 for
"Photoprotection of Skin by Topical Selenium"

Two important patents have resulted from our research:

- Olive leaf extract patent #6,743,449 B2
- Aloeferon patent #4861761

Formulation Development

Phyto-C researches and develops all their formulations in their entirety.  It is important that each ingredient and ultimately each formula is given the individual attention it requires so that every formula leaving Phyto-C’s headquarters withstands the test of time and the excellence expected from those using it. Phyto-C Skin Care continually strives to perfect and extend it's research into every single component, constantly refining the essential link between history and cutting-edge techniques.

Artisan Level Quality Control

Every ingredient becomes the key focus of the formula when Dr. Omar contemplates the precision in the formulation of every product.  The degree of craftsmanship are exemplary within the industry.  The care, patience, and attention given to each ingredient is tremendous.  The artisan quality control specialists require 182 hours of training before fully transitioning into their role as an individual contributor. 

It is very important that the product and formulation passes a rigorous 6-step quality control procedure before being ready to be delivered.
This level of care is what gives Phyto-C Skin Care formulas their identity, their value, and their expected results.


  • NOW

    Available in over 21 countries, Phyto-C’s advanced skin care regimens deliver immediate, clinically significant results for all skin types

  • 2012

    Topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Selenium are combined for strong antioxidant properties supported by a grant.

  • 2011

    SUPERHEAL™ O-Live Leaf Extract is developed and SuperHeal Olive Line is released.

  • 2003

    Combining topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Olive Leaf Extract, Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Retinol (Vitamin A), Dr. Omar creates a formulation with higher antioxidant properties than that of Vitamin C alone.

  • 1999

    A water-soluble formulation of topical & L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Retinol (Vitamin A) work synergistically to provide enhanced antioxidant cosmetic benefits.

  • 1997

    Dr. Omar discovers that by combining topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) with Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) in a water-soluble format, exceeds equivalent concentration of topical L-Ascorbic Acid, resulting in maximal antioxidant properties.

  • 1995

    Dr. Omar invents and stabilizes topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in a liquid form and developed at different concentrations.