Keraplast discovers new exfoliant technology

Keraplast Technologies, LLC

San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keraplast Technologies announced discovery of a new technology for gentle exfoliation of the skin. The world first approach uses Replicine™ Functional Keratin® particles as a physical exfoliant to gentle rub away dead cells from the skin surface. "The most significant innovations are often the most simple" said Dr Robert Allen Smith, MD, Keraplast Medical Director. He added "the outer layer of the skin is, of course, made of keratin protein so it seems perfectly natural to use little keratin washcloths, matched perfectly to the hardness of the skin, to rub away the dead cells. It has not been possible to do this before as the technology to isolate keratin particles in way that maintains the form and function of the keratin protein has not existed before. Replicine™ Functional Keratin® does this for the first time."

Dr Rob Kelly, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer for the company commented "Conventional physical exfoliants use particles that are too hard for the skin, such as ground walnut shells or plastic beads. This can lead to irritation and redness. Replicine™ Functional Keratin® particles are the perfect complement for the skin and remove dead cells leaving the skin refreshed with no irritation or redness. Enzymatic exfoliants dissolve away components of the skin to aid removal, but getting the right level of effectiveness is difficult. The use of keratin couldn't be a more natural process."

This first in class technology is available through high end retail outlets exclusively in the Retrospect skin care system in the form of Retropsect Microdermabrasion Cream. Visit for more details or purchase online at

Keraplast Technologies LLC, a privately held company founded in 1996, is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of keratin products. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Keraplast manufactures Replicine™ Functional Keratin® wound care products with FDA and CE mark clearance for sale around the world, as well as a wide range of skin care, hair care and nutritional solutions using proprietary keratin technology. Keraplast believes in corporate social responsibility and strives to use its technology to make a difference. Keraplast works with the international charitable organization DEBRA ( to make a difference to those living with epidermolysis bullosa.

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