Mar 2009

SKIN1 by Dr. Gram – First Line to Address Inflammation, Enemy #1 to Healthy Skin

San Diego, CA (March 2009) - Newly launched SKIN1 by Dr. Gram is the first professional line to specifically address chronic inflammation, which research has linked to causing premature aging, skin damage and acne. Compounding pharmacist Dr. Bernard Gramlich utilizes synergies between natural, organic, and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to prevent chronic inflammation and meet the needs of daily skin maintenance/protection.  It is also the only professional line that is sulfate, paraben and fragrance free.

“Scientific research connected chronic cutaneous inflammation with premature aging and other diseases such as cancer over 50 years ago, so I was surprised to learn this is the first line to control all effects of inflammation,” said Dr. Gramlich.  “Most skin care products have one or two active ingredients in high concentrations which can be extremely harsh – there are 11 active ingredients in every SKIN1 by Dr. Gram product to gently yet effectively treat skin.”

About Inflammation:

The three irritants that disrupt the skin barrier to cause inflammation are: environmental (smoking, allergens, UV rays and pollution); hormonal (stress and acne); and physical (harsh products, medical/cosmetic procedures, and preservatives). Acute inflammation is triggered to repair the damaged skin barrier by remodeling the injured skin. The body does not know when to stop “fixing” itself and continues producing pro-inflammatory molecules to ensure the problem is corrected.  This is chronic inflammation which results in breakdown of collagen elastin, increase in oil production, and an increase in free radicals.  SKIN1 by Dr. Gram is designed to prevent acute inflammation from becoming chronic.

Nutra-VÎt ComplexTM

This signature complex is included in all SKIN1 by Dr. Gram products.  It utilizes the synergies between Niacinamide, glucosamine and two types of Vitamin E to fight inflammation and aging, moisturize, renew DNA, balance skin and slow skin discoloration.

Stem Cell Technology

Eye Rescue is the first skin care product to utilize Rutin, a powerful antioxidant that stabilizes Vitamin C, strengthens collagen elastin and chelates metals from the skin. By reproducing stem cells from Buckwheat, the most powerful source of this ingredient, Dr. Gram has been able to create a natural version that does not oxidize. Microsphere technology effectively delivers Rutin and Vitamin K, a vasal constrictor, to strengthen capillaries to dramatically reduce dark circles and puffiness from under the eye. It includes extra protection from Vitamin C and two forms of Vitamin E, which infuse the skin with unsurpassed antioxidant action and nourishment. The signature Nutra-VÎt ComplexTM works synergistically with botanical extracts to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, while aiding the skin’s natural recovery from environmental damage.

Daily Regimen: Daily Scrub, Daily Cleanser, Daily Moisturizer, Eye Rescue

Daily Scrub contains the powerful action of bamboo, rice brand beads, and walnut shell to

remove the dead surface skin cells that dull a complexion.  It reveals the freshest skin

possible and allows the pure antioxidant and anti-aging properties of Green Tea and Vitamin

E to directly impact the new skin cells.  The signature Nutra-Vît ComplexTM helps balance

hydration, decrease hyperpigmentation, and nourish the complexion.  The blend of organic,

pharmaceutical grade, and natural ingredients work synergistically together to enhance the

skin’s natural resurfacing properties and will invigorate tired dull looking skin.

Acne Regimen: Clarifying Cleanser, Clarifying Toner, Clarifying Mask

Clarifying Mask brings together the antiseptic power of sulfur and camphor with the

soothing relief of oat flour to clear and soothe acne prone skin. This nutrient-rich treatment

purifies and brightens the skin, while minimizing the appearance of pores. Nutra-VÎt

ComplexTM works synergistically with botanical extracts to balance skin hydration and

reduce hyperpigmentation, while aiding the skin’s natural recovery from free radical damage.

Clarifying Cleanser is a non-drying formula designed for all skin types, but especially

beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin.  This deep purifying cleanser uses salicylic acid to

promote healing and preventing of blemishes by removing blackhead-causing bacteria from

the pores while simultaneously exfoliating to decongest the skin. Antioxidants neutralize age

accelerating free radicals while the natural, pharmaceutical grade and organic ingredients

along with the botanicals calm and nourish the skin, leaving the complexion feeling

refreshed and looking radiant.

Environmental Commitment

SKIN1 is committed to being an environmentally conscious company in all aspects of its business, implementing strict recycling guidelines and green eco-packaging.  SKIN1 also only sources ingredients from eco-friendly companies that offer the finest natural, organic and pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
About SKIN1:

As the owner and operator of two successful West Coast pharmacies, Dr. Gramlich has worked with some of the most respected dermatologists in the country. SKIN1 by Dr. Gram merges the finest elements in nature with the most powerful pharmaceuticals to create successful synergies to treat chronic inflammation and common skin care issues without irritation. All products include the signature Nutra-Nutra-VÎt ComplexTM, a combination of anti-oxidants, skin rejuvenators and moisturizers. SKIN1 by Dr. Gram is free from parabens,  sulfates and fragrances, and entirely cruelty-free, Available at www.dermstore.com and exclusive salons and spas.  For more information visit  www.drgram.com.


Jan 2009

SKIN1 by Dr. Gram Launches at International Salon & Spa Expo

Luxury Skin Care Line merges the finest elements in nature with the most powerful pharmaceuticals to effectively treat every common skin care issue including inflammation

San Diego, CA (January 2009) - SKIN1 by Dr. Gram is pleased to announce it will launch the luxury line nationally January 2009 at the International Salon & Spa Expo, giving estheticians access to the unique skincare solution.  The brainchild of compounding pharmacist Dr. Gram, SKIN1 applies his advanced pharmaceutical expertise to identify healing synergies between natural, organic, and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients.  The line gently yet effectively cleanses, renews, hydrates and protects the skin and utilizes a signature complex to address inflammation, which is at the root of most skincare issues.

“Over the years I have developed many skincare formulations for pharmacy clients and my wife, including during her pregnancy, crafting all with the utmost love, care, and compassion. Never once did I compromise on quality,” said Dr. Gram.  “The opportunity to share SKIN1 with estheticians during ISSE is extremely fulfilling because I can confidently say every product puts the user’s health and skin first and positions the spa for success.”

Product Development

As the owner and operator of two successful West Coast pharmacies, Dr. Gram has worked with some of the most respected dermatologists in the country and garnered a loyal following for his unique compounded skincare solutions. SKIN1 embodies Dr. Gram’s scrupulous approach to skin care by merging the finest elements in nature with the most powerful pharmaceuticals to successfully treat skincare issues without irritation.

Each product is infused with Dr. Gram’s signature Nutra-VÎt ComplexTM. This winning combination of essential pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and natural herbal blends fights inflammation as well as offers anti-aging properties, moisturizes, renews DNA, balances skin and slows skin discoloration.

SKIN is designed to meet the needs of all skin types during various stages in life and refrains from adding fragrance to products to avoid harsh synthetic ingredients that may cause potential skin irritation.  All products are made with the highest integrity ingredients and are paraben and sulfate free.  Currently comprised of daily and acne regimens, the brand will soon add regimens for men, babies and anti-aging.

Products include:

Daily Regimen

  • Daily Scrub – Smoothes and cleanses with walnut shell powder, bamboo, and ginseng extracts. nutrient-rich treatment gently exfoliates skin, while enhancing its natural resurfacing properties
  • Daily Cleanser – Mild, hydrating formula rich in antioxidants that balances and protects the skin. Invigorating eucalyptus and mellow cedarwood combined promote health for all skin types
  • Daily Moisturizer – Light cream moisturizes while pomegranate, soybean seed and primrose extracts even skin tone, and encourage cell turnover to give a lasting protective finish
  • Eye Rescue – Brightens and nourishes the sensitive skin around eyes; diminishes fine lines, shadows, and puffiness.

Acne Regimen

  • Clarifying Cleanser – Gently penetrates and purifies blemish prone skin without stripping.
    A blend of green tea and lavender bring out skins natural healthy glow.
  • Clarifying Toner – Unclogs pores and balances oil production. Medicated blend of chamomile, green tea, and cucumber empowers natural ability to repair and prevents future blemishes.
  • Clarifying Mask – Brings together the antiseptic power of sulfur and camphor with the soothing relief of oat flour. Nutrient rich treatment purifies and brightens skin while minimizing the appearance of pores.

Environmental Commitment

SKIN1 is committed to being an environmentally conscious company in all aspects of its business, implementing strict recycling guidelines and green eco-packaging.  SKIN1 also only sources ingredients from eco-friendly companies that offer the finest natural, organic and pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
About SKIN1:
Designed by expert compound pharmacist Dr. Gram, each SKIN1 regimen is designed for specific skin types and adjusted for different stages of life. Products feature winning combinations of natural, organic, and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients as well as Dr. Gram’s signature Nutra-VÎt Complextm, a combination of anti-oxidants, skin rejuvenators and moisturizers. Free from parabens, sulfates and entirely cruelty-free, SKIN1 has been crafted by an expert hand using synergistic ingredient sets that produce remarkable results. Available at www.dermstore.com and exclusive salons and spas.  For more information visit www.drgram.com.


Jan 2009

SKIN1 by Dr. Gram Cares About Skin and Community

San Diego Skin Doctor Supports Well-Being of Those with Multiple Sclerosis

San Diego, CA (January 2009) – SKIN1TM by Dr. Gram shows love in a lot of ways. His passion is to treat your skin with love, but his desire and commitment to bring you the best skin products extends past the creams and gels, and into the hearts of the community. Dr. Gram is dedicated to helping those in the San Diego community living with multiple sclerosis by creating the 2009 MS Fitness Scholarship. While training at Addies Studio, he met a MS patient who told him how the specially designed workouts have basically saved her life.

“That was all I needed to hear to lend a helping hand,” said Dr. Gram.  “I took this news back to my pharmacy and told my multiple sclerosis patients about the fitness program and now, some have been enjoying the benefits of training. I saw a need and filled it the best way I could think of. While having healthy skin is important, health is much more than what’s seen. I can’t ignore that, so I am privileged to provide support in any way I can.”

Those living with multiple sclerosis are encouraged to apply for the Fitness Scholarship. Its goal is to present it to people living with multiple sclerosis who could make a valuable life changing improvement with an increase in physical conditioning. Participants are to answer six essay questions about their life and family and how MS has affected them. The members of the Pacific South Coast chapter’s clinical programs committee and the Addies Studio staff will vote on the scholarship recipients based on essay responses and need.

A male and female MS recipient will be awarded the fitness scholarship, worth $3,500. The fitness program includes:

A personal trainer

26 sessions in the MS strength training program

Nutritional information

Monthly measures of progress with their strength and overall fitness

SKIN1TM by Dr. Gram sponsorship dollars will enable the MS fitness scholarship to exist.  Without a fitness scholarship, the winners of the award would be unable to partake in a program of this caliber.  For more information on SKIN1TM by Dr. Gram and how to participate in the 2009 MS Fitness Scholarship, visit www.addiesstudio.com and click on the SKIN1TM by Dr. Gram logo.

About SKIN1TM by Dr. Gram

Dr. Gram has a decade of experience as a compounding pharmacist. He has helped countless patients solve their skin problems including severe acne, sun damage and skin aging with his passionate “put your skin firstTM” philosophy. In addition to developing a cult following in beauty-conscious San Diego, Dr. Gram has worked with several top physicians and dermatologists to develop prescription skincare products. Some of the most-recognized names in dermatology owe their success to the genius of Dr. Gram’s expert formulas. SKIN1TM by Dr. Gram is based in San Diego and for more information, visit www.drgram.com.


Jan 2009

New Luxury Skincare Line -SKIN1- Launches Nationally Via Dermstore.com

SKIN1 merges the finest elements in nature with the most powerful pharmaceuticals to effectively treat every common skin care issue

San Diego, CA (January 2009) - SKIN1 is pleased to announce Dermstore.com, a leading online skincare retailer, will launch the luxury line nationally January 2009 giving consumers access to the unique skincare solution.  The brainchild of compounding pharmacist Dr. Gram, SKIN1 applies his advanced pharmaceutical expertise to identify healing synergies between natural, organic, and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients.  The line gently yet effectively cleanses, renews, hydrates and protects the skin and utilizes a signature complex to address inflammation, which is at the root of most skincare issues.

“Over the years I have developed many skincare formulations for pharmacy clients and my wife, including during her pregnancy, crafting all with the utmost love, care, and compassion. Never once did I compromise on quality,” said Dr. Gram.  “The opportunity to share SKIN1 nationally through a reputable channel like Dermstore.com is extremely fulfilling because I can confidently say every product puts the user’s health and skin first.”

Product Development

As the owner and operator of two successful West Coast pharmacies, Dr. Gram has worked with some of the most respected dermatologists in the country and garnered a loyal following for his unique compounded skincare solutions. SKIN1 embodies Dr. Gram’s scrupulous approach to skin care by merging the finest elements in nature with the most powerful pharmaceuticals to successfully treat skincare issues without irritation.

Each product is infused with Dr. Gram’s signature Nutra-VÎt ComplexTM. This winning combination of essential pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and natural herbal blends fights inflammation as well as offers anti-aging properties, moisturizes, renews DNA, balances skin and slows skin discoloration.

SKIN is designed to meet the needs of all skin types during various stages in life and refrains from adding fragrance to products to avoid harsh synthetic ingredients that may cause potential skin irritation.  All products are made with the highest integrity ingredients and are paraben and sulfate free.  Currently comprised of daily and acne regimens, the brand will soon add regimens for men, babies and anti-aging.

Products include:

Daily Regimen

  • Daily Scrub – Smoothes and cleanses with walnut shell powder, bamboo, and ginseng extracts. nutrient-rich treatment gently exfoliates skin, while enhancing its natural resurfacing properties
  • Daily Cleanser – Mild, hydrating formula rich in antioxidants that balances and protects the skin. Invigorating eucalyptus and mellow cedarwood combined promote health for all skin types
  • Daily Moisturizer – Light cream moisturizes while pomegranate, soybean seed and primrose extracts even skin tone, and encourage cell turnover to give a lasting protective finish
  • Eye Rescue – Brightens and nourishes the sensitive skin around eyes; diminishes fine lines, shadows, and puffiness.

Acne Regimen

  • Clarifying Cleanser – Gently penetrates and purifies blemish prone skin without stripping.
    A blend of green tea and lavender bring out skins natural healthy glow.
  • Clarifying Toner – Unclogs pores and balances oil production. Medicated blend of chamomile, green tea, and cucumber empowers natural ability to repair and prevents future blemishes.
  • Clarifying Mask – Brings together the antiseptic power of sulfur and camphor with the soothing relief of oat flour. Nutrient rich treatment purifies and brightens skin while minimizing the appearance of pores.

“My face feels immediately smoother after using Dr. Gram’s Daily Scrub. It’s been especially helpful in removing dead skin cells from my chapped lips. My lips are no longer suffering from the cold winter weather!”  Meagan De Lello, esthetician, Dermstore.com.

Environmental Commitment

SKIN1 is committed to being an environmentally conscious company in all aspects of its business, implementing strict recycling guidelines and green eco-packaging.  SKIN1 also only sources ingredients from eco-friendly companies that offer the finest natural, organic and pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
About SKIN1:
Designed by expert compound pharmacist Dr. Gram, each SKIN1 regimen is designed for specific skin types and adjusted for different stages of life. Products feature winning combinations of natural, organic, and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients as well as Dr. Gram’s signature Nutra-VÎt Complextm, a combination of anti-oxidants, skin rejuvenators and moisturizers. Free from parabens, sulfates and entirely cruelty-free, SKIN1 has been crafted by an expert hand using synergistic ingredient sets that produce remarkable results. Available at www.dermstore.com and exclusive salons and spas.  For more information visit www.drgram.com.

About Dermstore.com

Founded in 1999 by dermatologist Dr. Craig Kraffert, DermStore has grown to become one of the leading sources for skin care and cosmetic products on the internet with more than 100,000 orders filled to our satisfied customers and award-winning customer service. We offer thousands of products by leading brands from around the world including Pevonia, MD Forte, Kinerase, Jan Marini, Dermalogica, Jane Iredale, Perricone MD, Decleor and Glytone.