Under the Skincare Studio name, Skincare Research was founded in 2015.
Why do Research?
We elected to participate in Research activities simply because we wanted to be on the frontier of new medicines and new treatments for our Province. Newfoundland and Labrador have the honor of being a much sought after Research base in the global world population. This popularity is ours for several reasons:
- Almost 90% of the current inhabitants of Newfoundland and Labrador are descended from immigrants, mostly English and Irish, who settled here before the mid-19th century (Mannion, 1977, 5; Taubes, 2001; Industry Canada, 2002a, 103).
- Many of the province’s present inhabitants belong to large, close knit families about whom good genealogical and medical records now exist, or can be readily assembled.
- A number of disorders occur or are suspected to occur among the current provincial population at unusually high frequencies, with cases often localized to particular regions. Examples include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and psoriasis (Atkinson, 2000; Taubes, 2001).
- Residents of the province are generally willing to take part in scientific research. (Atkinson, 2000; Greenwood, 2000; Industry Canada, 2002a, 104)
Ultimately we are involved in research because we have a profound calling in Skincare. We make every attempt to be all inclusive in what we consider Skincare: Medical, Cosmetic, and Aesthetic. Research affords us a front row seat to what is happening in all 3.
We feel duty bound to represent our Province ethically and with human interests outweighing corporate profits.
Under the stewardship of Dr. Tracey Brown-Maher, the Skincare Research team is an active research facility assisting and collaborating on several development tiers of Dermatological Research.