NZ skincare company Snowberry gets a rare honour

by North & South / 10 May, 2018
In association with Snowberry
Snowberry founder Soraya Hendesi.

Small NZ skincare company Snowberry to head to World Congress of Dermatology to present its findings.

For a small New Zealand skincare company, research and development has really paid off.

First, Snowberry founder Soraya Hendesi had Auckland University School of Pharmacy scientists test her copper peptide serum to see if the “messenger” role of peptides in the production of collagen could improve ageing skin. Then the Auckland-based company submitted its “Cu-Pep” cream to a double-blind, independent clinical trial in Germany.

Hendesi says the research was a gamble, but her faith in the product was rewarded: the serum out-performed the placebo by more than 55% and a successful, niacin-based American skin product called StriVectin by more than 30%.

The results earned Snowberry an invitation to present its findings at the World Congress of Dermatology – a rare honour for an over-the-counter skincare range. It also put it on the radar of a multinational manufacturer, which has picked up the 12-year-old company and has plans to take it global.

Find out more about Snowberry here.

This was published in the April 2018 issue of North & South.

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