||THE AFA STORY
Marvin E. Klein, MD, Founder/Inventor
Klein, a board certified dermatologist, created and developed AFAs.
As the recipient of the National American Dermatology Association
Research Award and member of Galens Honorary Medical Society,
Dr. Marvin E. Klein gained international recognition for his proprietary
formulations, including an esterified glycolic acid (AHA) and a trichloroacetic
acid (TCA) masque. The company he created to distribute these products,
Glyderm, has since been sold to an international pharmaceutical company
and the products continue to be successfully distributed worldwide.
Dr. Klein, an avid researcher with a passion for biochemistry, continued
his research in search of a formula that provided significant anti-aging
benefits while simultaneously eliminating the dryness and irritation
commonly associated with other commercially available products.
There are certain amino acids that are present in the epidermis of
the human skin and are recognized as part of the Natural Moisturizing
Factors (NMF) of the skin. These amino acids accumulate in the epidermis
of the skin where they function to help prevent water loss from the
skin, which is a vital factor in keeping the skin appearing healthy
and youthful. Dr. Klein had discovered a way to treat, or further
acidify, these same amino acids and created the cosmeceutical compounds
that were to become AFAs (Amino acid Filaggrin-based Anitoxidants).
Dr. Klein formulated these AFAs into in-office peels and home care
products. Over the next three, years Dr. Kleins new AFA products
were tested by board certified dermatologists. After three years,
his AFA formulations were patented (US Patent # 6,197,317 and # 6,703,030,
with other patents still pending). He then established exCel Cosmeceuticals
Inc., to distribute the AFA peels and products.
AFAs are highly stable, highly potent antioxidants yet extremely gentle.
They provide rejuvenation for aging and photodamaged skin, by exfoliation
and potent antioxidant activity. This remarkable compound revives
the skin without the irritation and dryness common to most leading
AFAs have experienced tremendous success. Over the past several years,
exCel Cosmeceuticals, Inc. has grown at a considerable rate. In fact,
exCels AFA products are now used in over 32 countries around
the world by leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and universities.
AFAs Stand Apart
In the time since Dr. Klein and exCel Cosmeceuticals introduced patented
AFAs, many companies have recognized, and now advertise, the rejuvenating
and moisturizing benefits of amino acids. As was the case with glycolic
acids over 10 years ago, Dr. Klein distinguished his unique and powerful
products from would-be competitors by securing government patents.
At exCel, were devoted to our ongoing research program so that
we can educate our customers and develop new, advanced medical skin