Phyto-C Mission

Our mission at Phyto-C Skin Care is to provide the  most advanced antioxidant properties in ingredients, formulations, and applications based on modern science, that are safe, effective, and natural. 

About Phyto-C Skin Care

Phyto-C Skin Care by PhytoCeuticals, Inc is the market leader in natural product chemistry skin and health care products. Established by Dr. Mostafa Omar in 1995, the inventor of topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), we are committed to developing the most advanced and effective skin care formulations with natural ingredients. Phyto-C Skin Care has carefully tested each formula which have undergone clinical studies. Phyto-C Skin Care is the only company to  have been awarded grants from for its topical formulations. 

NCI Grant #1 R43- CA83538-01A1 

NCI Grant #1-R43-CA94484-01 

Two important patents have resulted from our research:

Olive Leaf Extract patent #6,743,449 B2

Aleoferon patent # 4861761

Dr. Mostafa Omar

Dr. Mostafa Omar, the president and founder of Phyto-C Skin Care by PhytoCeuticals, has been researching and developing natural formulations derived from natural sources for over 40 years.

In 1994, Dr. Omar was approached to develop stabilized topical vitamin C which was impossible at the time. His deep-rooted background in pharmacognosy gave him the edge to successfully stabilize vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), which scientists from all over the world could not mimic or reverse engineer until this very day. These formulations were manufactured for the largest skin care companies without giving away the secret to how it is stabilized. 

Dr. Omar’s successful invention resulted in numerous awards and recognitions by prominent entities in the field. He has been conducting research and developing groundbreaking formulas as a Professor of Pharmacognosy at University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy for over 40 years.

In 2005, Dr. Omar decided to keep his formulations proprietary to Phyto-C Skin Care as too many companies continued to try and take credit for his discoveries. However, his grants, knowledge, and passion could not be imitated. He has since developed groundbreaking natural formulations to address many different cosmetic skin concerns that are safe and effective. 

Dr. Mostafa Omar's Formulation Developments

Dr. Omar’s Formulation Developments

2012 Topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Selenium are combined for strong antioxidant properties supported by a grant.

2011 SUPERHEALTM O-Live Leaf Extract is developed and SuperHeal Olive Line is released.

2003 Combining topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)Olive Leaf ExtractAlpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Retinol (Vitamin A), Dr. Omar creates a formulation with higher antioxidant properties than that of Vitamin C alone.

1999 A water-soluble formulation of topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Retinol (Vitamin A) work synergistically to provide enhanced antioxidant cosmetic benefits.

1997 Dr. Omar discovers that by combining topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) with Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) in a water-soluble format, exceeds equivalent concentration of topical L-Ascorbic Acid, resulting in maximal antioxidant properties.

1995 Dr. Omar invents and stabilizes topical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in a liquid form and developed at different concentrations.


Phyto-C Skin Care’s founder and president, Dr Mostafa Omar, is the inventor of topical Vitamin C who has maintained his secret to stabilizing Vitamin C in 1995. All original formulas are currently sold exclusively by Phyto-C Skin Care. 

Leaders in Science

For more than 40 years, the president of PhytoCeuticals, Dr. Mostafa Omar, has been researching, investigating, and developing cosmetic formulations derived from natural sources to improve the appearance of common cosmetic concerns.


Phyto-C is the only cosmetic company with two grants concerning the benefits of its topical Vitamin C formulas.

Quality Control

Each Phyto-C product is made in micro batches to ensure the highest quality and checked by hand by our quality control specialist that undergoes a six point quality control assurance before being packaged and shipped.