The creators of NeoStrata Company, Inc., Drs. Eugene Van Scott and Ruey Yu are internationally recognized for making the ground breaking discovery that Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have profound beneficial effects on human skin. They discovered that AHA compounds such as Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid are beneficial both in the treatment of dermatological conditions, encouraging cell turnover, and in stimulating prematurely aged or damaged skin to rejuvenate itself, thereby revolutionizing the treatment of aging skin.

Doctors Van Scott and Yu began working together in 1968 at Temple University in Philadelphia, sharing a mutual interest in diseases of the skin. Since more than half of all skin problems are due to difficulties in shedding and forming the stratum corneum, the doctors were determined to find ways to positively influence the formation of new layers of the skin. This partnership has spanned five decades and still continues today. 

Anti-aging Breakthrough

While the initial discoveries relating to the use of AHAs were therapeutic in nature, a monumental breakthrough in the mid-1980s caused a revolution in antiaging skincare. The continuing research and clinical experience of Drs. Van Scott and Yu revealed that AHAs are not only beneficial in the treatment of dermatological conditions, but are also effective in stimulating older damaged skin to rejuvenate itself. Avon's Anew® in the early 1990s was the first cosmetic skincare product to license the antiaging benefits of AHAs, and numerous cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies followed suit.

NeoStrata Company, Inc.


In 1988, the doctors founded NeoStrata Company, Inc. to bring their technologies and cosmeceutical formulations directly to skincare professionals, their patients, clients, and consumers. NeoStrata Company, Inc. located in Princeton, New Jersey continues their research today, developing and marketing clinically-proven, dermatologist-developed skincare brands including NeoStrata®, Exuviance®, and CoverBlend®.

Their most recent breakthrough, Aminofil®, targets the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, scowl lines, furrow, and crow's feet by helping to volumize the skin's matrix.