From the Doctor's Office to Your Bathroom Counter

From the Doctor's Office to Your Bathroom Counter

Meet Althaea Skin, a skincare innovation that harnesses your cells’ own superpowers by stimulating and accelerating regeneration, renewal, and protection—resulting in a glow that shows.

Meet Dr. Ava Shamban

A renowned board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ava is a leading skincare innovator, anti-aging expert, and respected researcher who has helped thousands of patients reveal younger-looking, healthy skin and their most confident selves.

She leads the industry by shattering perceptions of what skincare is and how it works. Althaea Skin is her newest revolutionary range of clinical-grade products, including our CARA Tool and topical skincare!

A California native, Dr. Ava graduated with top honors from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She maintains dermatology practices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills: Ava MD Dermatology and SKIN FIVE.

Dr. Ava also runs the Ava T. Shamban Research Clinic as the principal investigator on clinical trials for Allergan, Evolus, Merz, Galderma, and Revance. Plus, she’s the author of Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal, has appeared on The Doctors and Extreme Makeover, and is frequently quoted as a skincare expert in major media publications.

Let’s Get Personal: 5 Dr. Ava Quotes

Outside of research, clinical trials, and media appearances, Dr. Ava is extremely personal and loves getting to know and inspiring her patients with words of wisdom that echo her values. Here are a few of her favorites!

  1. “There’s nothing routine about the benefits of a good skincare regimen.” 
  2. “Your skin is the gift wrap for your heart, soul, and brains.” 
  3. “Nobody wants to look good ‘for her age.’ We just want to look good, period!”
  4. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
  5. “Healthy, beautiful skin is high on the list of your personal Bill of Rights.”

It’s Time to Reveal Dr. Ava’s Latest Skincare Breakthrough

Althaea Skin is named from the root word in Greek for “healer.” It’s been Dr. Ava’s life’s work to help everyone heal and reveal our healthiest, most beautiful skin. Decades of award-winning research have discovered that “clock genes” in your skin’s DNA are in charge of your circadian rhythm. Dr. Ava took this research even further by developing the proprietary complexes in Althaea Skin.

Your skin’s natural circadian rhythm syncs with the sun's daily cycles. This rhythm can get disrupted by environmental and biological factors like stress, jet lag, and blue light exposure. When out of sync, your skin shows signs of fatigue, doesn’t function properly, and its overall wellness suffers.

Althaea Skin addresses your rhythm’s disruption through cellular regeneration, augmenting collagen production, and promoting tissue tightening. The advanced repair serums use Dr. Ava’s Lunar Synq Technology® and Solar Synq Technology® to work with your skin's clock genes and optimize the cells’ ability to perform daytime tasks and nighttime chores. The result is a regulated, balanced circadian rhythm leading to your healthiest, most radiant complexion.

Give Your Skincare Routine the Upgrade It Deserves

You can experience results that speak for themselves. Anyone has the power to transform their skin! We’ll meet you wherever you are on your skincare journey and help you get to where you want to go.