Sorevna’s unique, all-natural creams were formulated by J. Adrian Wright, DPM, MS, a foot and ankle specialist with a background in dermatopathology.
Dr. Wright first developed Sorevna to aid in the management of common underlying skin problems that contribute to various foot conditions. With a history in molecular biology, Dr. Wright was a Vanuaken Scholar at the University of Oxford and later accepted into Harvard University for his graduate training. His background in medicine and clinical research helped foster the platform for redesigning cosmetics in a safe, all-natural way. Initially, Dr. Wright designed creams for his patients to address certain issues. With years of positive results, the reputation of Dr. Wright’s foot creams rapidly spread into surrounding communities and small businesses. The foot creams were so effective that Dr. Wright received requests for a similar product to manage dry hands. Shortly thereafter, Sorevna® was born.
Dr. Wright’s goal to create a line of safe skincare products started with a simple observation: very few creams on the market were free of harmful preservatives. Additionally, the careless formulation of certain skincare lines harmed the good bacteria of the skin without addressing the underlying issue. Dr. Wright understood that maintaining moisture on the skin requires that the skin is healthy. It is not enough to just apply a moisture barrier to the skin. Combining eastern and western medicine techniques, Dr. Wright designed a holistic, simple, but effective cream line that helped to soothe, repair, and restore the skin on the hands and feet.
At Sorevna®, we understand that it is not enough to simply create a cream that removes the callus. We must also create a cream that addresses the reason why the callus appeared in the first place. The feet and hands are unique to that of the rest of your body or face. This skin, called glabrous skin, does not have hair but has thousands of nerve endings required for balance and sensation. These nerves detect many things including damage, moisture loss, and temperature changes. Many times, a callus will form in response to physical stress on the skin resulting in moisture loss. This stress also causes inflammation; the body’s first response to things it does not like. This inflammation triggers a protective mechanism in the body where the skin thickens, forming a callus. The best example of this is the small callus that forms on the side of your finger from using a writing instrument for extended periods of time. Understanding is the first step to addressing the problem. At Sorevna®, we first started with the callus itself. The human body creates an organic compound called urea through an enzymatic reaction. In our advanced enzymatic therapy foot cream, we utilized this end product of the enzymatic reaction to specifically target the callus. It is well-documented in the clinical literature that urea is a safe and effective method of removing callus. Furthermore, because urea is produced by the human body, allergic reactions are extremely unlikely. Our next step was to soothe the inflamed skin at the level of the callus by restoring the moisture barrier. This was achieved by adding a ceramide complex. Ceramides play a key role in the regulation of the body’s natural skin barrier. The key role played by ceramides in the regulation of the body’s natural skin barrier is also well documented in clinical literature. By introducing a complex of ceramides to the area of the callused skin, we help restore and maintain the skin's natural barrier that protects the body from harmful bacteria, fungus, and moisture loss. Finally, with all the key components in place, we labored to deliver a product that was all-natural. At Sorevna®, we support the skin with a formula derived from nature. Similar to the principles seen in phytotherapy, we believe in the medicinal power of plant-derived products. Removing all unnecessary agents, eliminating harsh preservatives, and selecting only sustainable, environmentally friendly components, we achieved a truly superior product; a product that we know will make you, and your skin, very happy.
The differences between the hands and feet are just as numerous as their similarities. Unlike the feet, the hands are not usually protected by clothing. They are exposed to repeated use of surfactants (soaps), hand sanitizers, and a great range of temperatures. In nature, our hands would combat temperature and elemental changes as well as exposure to pathogens (bacteria, fungus, viruses, and parasites) through a complex regulatory process balanced by skin secretions and immunogenic responses. Now more than ever, we are required to disrupt the body’s natural measures to combat disease by increased the frequency of handwashing and applying harsh alcohol derivatives in hand sanitizers. These agents are effective at removing pathogens but devastate the skin flora (normal bacteria of the skin), disrupt the natural presence of protective proteins, and eradicate most of the protective oils that form our natural moisture barrier. At Sorevna®, we worked to address each of these concerns. The important roles of good bacteria in the gut are well documented in clinical literature but more recent studies also establish a key role of these organisms in normal skin physiology. Remember that all bacteria are not bad. Good bacteria break down certain components so that they are usable by the body. They also fight off bad bacteria, competing with them for available resources. Good bacteria also have a healthy relationship with our immune system. Many newer theories suggest that this relationship helps educate and train components of our immune system so that it is more equipped to distinguish a good guy from a bad guy. When our immune system gets confused, it may target something that is not bad or even part of our own body. This is best evidenced by skin allergies or diseases such as psoriasis. To address this, we have included lactobacillus ferment lysate in our hand creams to replenish some of the byproducts of good skin flora that are lost in daily washing. Dry skin on the hands is the obvious result of moisture loss. Frequent hand washing and the use of astringents found in hand sanitizers can greatly contribute to this by removing the natural oil production. When trying to recreate this natural moisture barrier, it is not enough to simply block moisture loss, but we must also restore any damage to the skin from this moisture loss. On the microscopic level, a small group of fatty acids, called ceramides, hold the skin cells (keratinocytes) together. Using this knowledge, we also incorporated a ceramide complex into our hand creams to further aid in hand restoration. After restoring the natural barrier of the skin and aiding in the probiotic establishment of normal skin flora, we still had the challenge of delivering these agents to the skin in a safe and effective manner. Through a careful screening process, we selected ingredients that were both safe and effective. From broccoli see an oil to exotic derivatives like jojoba oil, we left no stone, or plant rather, unturned. Through a lengthy process of research and development with absolutely no animal testing, we finally arrived at a product that we are sure you will love, and your hands will love it too!