As a person with diabetes herself, Anastasia could not find a skin treatment that addressed her needs or the needs of her patients…so she created an entirely new product brand: a clinically superior skincare treatment based on regenerative science.
Her commitment to improved skin health began with a vision to combine the integrity of science with the power of nature to help restore dry, challenged skin and relieve the accompanying pain.
Anastasia Marie Chehak, RDN, LD, CDE is a pioneer.
As far back as 1980, Anastasia was frustrated by the lack of market interest in the development of skincare products designed for skin health. Living with diabetes, she was personally aware of delayed healing, skin sensitivity and the risk of skin complications and infection.
At the time, diabetes was little understood, under-treated, and not well-managed. Almost no research or development was targeting skin issues and their management when Anastasia Marie Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1989.
Anastasia’s efforts began in the early 1980’s while conducting postgraduate biomedical research at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Anastasia had the good fortune to have the support of Kelly West, MD, her professor in biochemistry and a world-renowned expert in medical thinking who agreed with her theory: the body can heal itself through regenerative science. James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD., past president of the American Diabetes Association, also believed in her vision, so much so, that he became a trusted advisor of Anastasia Healthy Skin™.
Working with her colleagues in Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Dermatology, Nursing and Endocrinology, Anastasia began a continuing process of research, testing and product development to produce clinically superior skincare treatments that allow the skin to regenerate.
Today, Anastasia continues to be a visionary in the area of regenerative skin science. She is a passionate advocate to improve the lives of people with a variety of skin challenges.