Elliot Isaacs arrived in the skincare industry at a very interesting time – just at the start of the cosmeceutical revolution and also the rise of the natural / organic movement.
A graduate of the University of Leeds, Elliot has always had a profound interest in scientific subjects such as physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and microbiology – probably because his father is a pharmacist and science was a topic around every family meal as a small boy.
After graduating, Elliot backpacked around the world for 4 years. He came back home with the long term aim of building a science-based skincare brand with environmental awareness. There was a plethora of natural products emerging all with the same eco message but which lacked any real efficacy. There were a few very high potency cosmeceuticals which were inspirational to Elliot but he found they lacked the finesse of the natural products in their packaging, texture, odor or consideration of the green issues which were rightly a consideration. The idea of Medik8 was to provide results-based cosmeceuticals but remembering that using products was an experience.
Elliot has over 12 years experience developing professional skincare products and he is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists.
Today, Elliot is still at the heart of R&D, and is often invited to speak at medical aesthetic conferences and professional meetings worldwide. Elliot’s interest in skincare technology is as passionate today as it has always been. However, rather than working alone in his father’s tiny pharmacist lab, Elliot now has a team of scientists at his disposal in a state-of-the-art “cosmetic super-lab” with every piece of modern equipment the team could desire such as incubators, nitrogen blanket systems, homogenisers, viscometers, centrifuges, digital pH meters, sophisticated digit balances, and six-stage water purification just as in production. As can be seen from the picture of one technician in the lab, there is still a place for all the classic chemistry glassware when doing a titration for antioxidant quality control.