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Good for your skin. Good for you. Good for the environment. This is the philosophy with which renowned South African specialist dermatologist Dr Vanessa Lapiner founded root4.
About Dr Vanessa Lapiner
MBChB | MSc Med (Cell Biology) | FC Derm (SA)
About the root4 Range
Dr Lapiner’s zero compromises on efficacy, safety and truth are inspired by her passion for a safe and intentional skincare range that embraces transparent and scientifically-driven holistic beauty.
The root4 skincare range is grounded in a philosophy of intentionalism: each ingredient has been carefully selected for its properties and has been used in scientifically proven concentrations to create revolutionary formulas that offer remarkable results.
The comprehensive range includes: cleansers, moisturisers, UV and pollution protection, serums, face oils, eye creams, masks and treatments. Click here to view all the products…
The skincare solution encompasses Dr Lapiner’s objectives to defend, renew and liberate the skin, leaving it feeling and looking healthy and radiant.
It is a breakthrough in Healthy Ageing skin science powered by glow4green technology – a unique combination of Chlorophyll, Malachite, Curcumin and Spirulina.
root4’s powerful functional actives work to beat blackheads, lighten pigmentation, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity, and protecting it from further damage.
While many trusted skincare ranges may offer results, they often contain ingredients that are controversial; deemed ‘high research priorities’ by the World Health Organisation, or are on the list of 1 300+ ingredients not permitted for cosmetic use by the European Union. These include: parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances or colours, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives among other chemicals, which may interfere with hormones or be contaminated with harmful carcinogens.
“We obsess, so you don’t have to. root4 offers dermo-cosmetics that deliver clinically proven and science-backed results without compromising on safety while creating indulgent experiences. The range empowers you to make more mindful skincare choices,” says Dr Lapiner.
“In this way, we are rooting for change in the beauty industry. Skincare needs to be formulated with safety first in mind. ‘Clean beauty’ brands need to offer high-performance results-driven products which match or exceed the efficacy of their traditional beauty counterparts. Misleading marketing claims need to end and transparency, environmental consciousness and social responsibility need to rise,” she adds.
root4 is an ethically-sourced and cruelty-free brand that uses recyclable glass bottles, biodegradable plastic, sustainable paper and eco-friendly soy-based ink. It is deeply committed to going zero waste in the near future and already partners with sustainable suppliers who uphold Fair Trade practices.
“The purpose of science is not to defeat nature but to harness it,” says Lapiner in closing.
root4 is a mindset, a lifestyle, an attitude and a commitment to yourself, our planet and its people. It is a more holistic approach to skin health that allows you to nurture your skin and your health because it believes that confidence comes with baring your skin’s inherent beauty.
More about the brand
root4 was founded and created by South African dermatologist Dr Vanessa Lapiner, who has a big passion for safe, intentional and powerful skincare.
The skincare range rejects the trade-off between safety and efficacy and embraces the concept of pure yet scientifically-driven holistic beauty. root4 contains high concentrations of powerful, functional actives to defend, renew and liberate your skin.
The potent and pure skincare products exclude petrochemicals, mineral oils, SLS, SLES, synthetic fragrance or colour, silicones, glycols, phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives or PEGs; making it safe for users, without compromising on results.
root4 is a proudly sustainable and cruelty-free brand. In addition to its commitment to only use ingredients that are ethically sourced, it also chooses packaging made from recyclable materials.