About Phyto-C Skin Care

Phyto-C Skin Care by PhytoCeuticals, Inc is the market leader in natural product chemistry skin and health care products. Established by Dr. Mostafa Omar, the inventor of topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), we are committed to developing the most advanced and effective skin care formulations with natural ingredients. During 15 years of clinical studies we have been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including:

NCI Grant #1 R43- CA83538-01A1 for “Prevention of UV Photo Injury in Skin by Antioxidants”

NCI Grant #1-R43-CA94484-01 for “Photoprotection of Skin by Topical Selenium”

Two important patents have resulted from our research:

Olive Leaf Extract patent #6,743,449 B2

Aleoferon patent # 4861761

Phyto-C Mission

Our mission is to provide the  most advanced antioxidant protection in ingredients, formulations, and applications based on modern medicine, that are safe, effective, and natural. 

Phyto-C is the only cosmetic company that has 2 grants from the national cancer institute regarding topical antioxidant protection of Vitamin C formulations and selenium antioxidant protection to reverse the signs of photo aging.

Dr. Mostafa Omar

For more than 40 years, the president of PhytoCeuticals, Dr. Mostafa M. Omar, has been researching, investigating and developing medicines derived from natural sources. Dr. Omar is the inventor of the world’s only stabilized liquid creatinine and liquid Vitamin C, the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Photo-aging Prevention research, and for 40 years, he has been conducting research and developing groundbreaking formulas as a Professor of Pharmacognosy at University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Omar’s discoveries have garnered him prestigious awards and international recognition as a leading expert in natural product chemistry. He has invented, tested, developed and produced topical vitamin C formulations for both application in health care, skin care and skin disorders.

In addition to groundbreaking new regimens in skin care, Dr. Omar’s formulations are used worldwide and are designed to protect against future damage and restoring beautiful and radiant skin.

“Natural products and natural ingredients are becoming a trend but it’s what I’ve been doing for over 40 years and it’s also my passion, which can’t be taught.”

Dr. Mostafa Omar's Formulation Developments

Dr. Omar’s Formulation Developments

2012 Topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Selenium are combined for strong antioxidant protection supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute.

2011 SUPERHEALTM O-Live Leaf Extract is developed and SuperHeal Olive Line is released.

2003 Combining topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)Olive Leaf ExtractAlpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Retinol (Vitamin A), Dr. Omar creates a formulation with a higher antioxidant protection factor than that of Vitamin C alone.

1999 A water-soluble formulation of topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Retinol (Vitamin A) work synergistically to provide enhanced antioxidant benefits.

1997 Dr. Omar discovers that by combining topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) with Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) in a water-soluble format, exceeds equivalent concentration of topical L-Ascorbic Acid, resulting in maximal antioxidant protection.

1995 Dr. Omar invents and stabilizes topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in a liquid form and developed at different concentrations.


Phyto-C Skin Care’s founder and president, Dr Mostafa Omar, is the inventor of topical Vitamin C who has maintained his secret to stabilizing Vitamin C in 1995. All original formulas are currently sold exclusively by Phyto-C. 

Dr. Omar began distributing  his vitamin C formulations by manufacturing them exclusively for some of the largest skin care companies until 2006 when he decided to keep his science proprietary and create Phyto-C Skin Care.

Leaders in Science

For more than 40 years, the president of PhytoCeuticals, Dr. Mostafa Omar, has been researching, investigating, and developing medicines derived from natural sources to improve the appearance of common dermatological disorders.


Phyto-C is the only cosmetic company with two grants from the National Cancer Institute confirming the absorption of our Vitamin C formulas and photo protective effects of Selenium.

Quality Control

Each Phyto-C product is made in micro batches to ensure the highest quality and checked by hand by our quality control specialist that undergoes a six point quality control assurance before being packaged and shipped.