As Revision Skincare’s Director of Research & Development, Tatiana Kononov spends a good deal of her time traveling the world in search for the most unique and potent anti-aging ingredients. She also works side by side with researchers in the company’s Dallas, Texas-based lab blending peptides, antioxidants, and other ingredients so that they work synergistically to boost collagen, fight fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the visible signs of aging.
Kononov chatted with Beauty In The Bag about her job, her travels as well as how she incorporates her favorite Revision Skincare products in her day to day.
Here’s what we learned:
1. What’s involved in choosing the right ingredients for Revision Skincare’s formulations?
Research, time, and travel are all involved in selecting the most beneficial and efficacious ingredients for Revision Skincare products. I spend a lot of time reading and studying about advancements in technology and meeting with developers and suppliers of raw materials. My favorite part is traveling the world to find unique ingredients we can incorporate into our formulas. If you look at our ingredient lists, we use ingredients from all over the globe.
2. What makes Revision Skincare products unique?
We manufacture our own products so that we can control every aspect of our skincare products from the initial formulation in the lab to shipping out finished product to our Physician partners. Because of this control, we can guarantee the highest level of quality and products that produce results.
3. What are your favorite products and why?
Years ago, my research led me to Japan, where I met with the scientists who developed THD Ascorbate. I believe this is the most stable and beneficial form of Vitamin C on the market today. My research convinced me THD Ascorbate is the most stable form of Vitamin C available, and also the most “usable” by the skin. Studies have shown it to outperform L-Ascorbic Acid. I’m not saying there aren’t any good products on the market with L-Ascorbic Acid. It’s just been shown that THD Ascorbate is less irritating to the skin and more stable while providing the maximum benefits of vitamin C including brightening the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Because of this, Vitamin C Lotion 30% is one of my favorite products. I use it every morning! What I also love about our Vitamin C Lotion 30% is that it contains Coenzyme Q10, and Vitamin E. Studies have shown that antioxidants work best in blends.
I follow this with another favorite, Intellishade. Intellishade is our anti-aging tinted moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 45.
At night, my new favorite in our line is Retinol Complete. The combination of Retinol and Bakuchiol allows the skin to receive the benefits of the Retinol without the irritation that sometimes occurs with Retinol.