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Skin Biology products are designed by Dr. Loren Pickart who discovered the rejuvenating actions of small Copper Peptides and the magical human copper-binding peptide GHK (Gly-His-Lys).

The Story Of My Life: How It Affects You

When I was young, there were 21 Protestant ministers in the family, mostly in the Evangelical United Brethren Church (EUB) in small farm towns in Minnesota. The most distinguished, in a worldly sense, was Reuben Mueller, who moved the EUB into the Methodist Church to form the United Methodist Church. Reuben was also the President of the National Council of Churches during the worst days of the Vietnam War and gave many talks on ending the war. Two Pickart men, of a total of 400 living in the USA at that time, died fighting there. One was a Warrant Officer helicopter pilot and the other was a Corporal in the 101st Airborne Division. Both were 20 years old when they died. Reuben also talked and wrote about improving race relations in the USA (he emphasized that everyone needed the following: a nice home, a good neighborhood, a good job).

Another family member who inspired my personal journey was Russell R. Boehlke. Boehlke worked for many years as an ophthalmologist, dedicated to helping others including those in developing lands. The overall message from the family was that each person should have a mission in life.

My mission in life was to find molecules, such as GHK, that would improve people's well being and health.

I finished high school at 16 and went to college, but had money only for 1 year. Then at 18, I was drafted into the military. I could have avoided the military by getting a deferment to work on the family farm, but I would have joined the assault infantry to get off the farm. So I enlisted to be trained in an occupation where I could later earn a living.

Both electronics and physics were very easy for me; you learn a little and can usually guess the answers to more complicated problems. The US Army trained me in navigation electronics and I spent most of my time working with civilian engineers and scientists at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I worked on the Decca system which evolved into the Global Positioning System.

But my greatest success was with an early computer system designed to lock-on aircraft with radar and direct anti-aircraft artillery. The US Army had bought five of these very expensive units and put the units at different bases that evaluated their actual functioning to meet design specification. The inspection team had visited four of the units on the other bases and all failed to meet specifications. But the unit that I was in charge of exceeded design specifications. We could lock-on aircraft sixty miles away and follow them even as they briefly went behind mountains and the radar would lock-on again. The military people and the civilian engineers were ecstatic. This made me Top Soldier for a month. See below.

Fort Huachuca Scout Newspaper 1958

Dr. Loren Pickart 1958 Photo

JANUARY'S BEST — Sp3 Loren Pickart, who is assigned to Detachment 2 and works at Libby Army Air Field, was chosen as the Soldier-of-the-Month for January.




Litton Industries, a large defense contractor, offered me support after the Army if I came to Los Angeles worked for them while getting a degree at UCLA in electronics.

Physics was also easy. Learn a little and guess the rest. Later as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota I took two quarters of Theoretical Physics and the department offered me financial support if I would switch my major to Physics.

But why did I focus on aging and health? Well, penicillin and insulin were two molecules that fascinated me. For two weeks when I was 10 years old, I was bedridden with a serious and painful streptococcus throat infection. A physician drove out to our farm and gave me as shot of penicillin and in two hours all the pain vanished. Also, older adults talked of the slow and painful deaths of young people with juvenile diabetes before insulin was used. But after four months working a research laboratory, I realized how difficult it would be to discover a new molecule that would help in treating of difficult human diseases. So I did what our family's ministers always recommended and prayed to God to lead me to a new miraculous health molecule. This was GHK which I isolated in 1973 but whose importance only began to be understood after 2010.

Now at age 80, my goal is to get these ideas out to the world before the Forces of Inertia and Evil can bury the GHK work.


Inspirational Family Members

Reuben H. Mueller

Reuben H Miller and President Lyndon B Johnson Photo

President Johnson meets National Council of Churches Leaders to discuss Civil Rights. Irwin Miller and Bishop Reuben H. Mueller (Center). The churchmen were demanding passage of the1964 Civil Rights Bill. Bishop Mueller is Loren Pickart’s uncle.


Reuben Mueller in Vietnam

Good Friday 1966 saw NCC President Reuben H. Mueller visiting U.S. servicemen on duty in forward positions at Cam Ranh Bay in South Viet Nam. The temperature was 90 degrees, prompting Bishop Mueller to shed his jacket. The traditional Eastertime preaching mission of Bishop Mueller to US troops overseas took him in 1964 to Spain and Germany, in 1965 to Japan and Korea, and in 1966 to Thailand and South Viet Nam.


Russel Boehlke Pickart UncleRussell R. Boehlke
1927 - 2016

Loren's cousin Russell Boehlke was born in the family farmhouse to Emma and Fred Boehlke in Stewart, Minnesota. He grew up a farmer, graduated from the local country school, and always prided himself on working the farm.

Dr. Boehlke graduated with his MD from the University of Minnesota in 1955. After serving in the Public Health Service as an Indian Health Services doctor, he had a residency in the then-fledgling field of ophthalmology.

After 1960, he founded the Eye Center of Northern Colorado and served patients for over 40 years. He, his wife Donna, and various family members made nine annual mission trips to Africa, restoring sight to countless patients at the Kissy Eye Clinic in Sierra Leone. After the civil war in Sierra Leone stopped his work there, he worked on visits aboard the Hope Ship and in clinics in Haiti, Belize, and Brazil.

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One of my favorite memories of Doc was on a month-long trip to Sierra Leone, W. Africa. It was intensely hot, but we had a decent apartment over the surgery, with good screens to keep out bugs. A chameleon had the inside of the screens, staying well fed on the mosquitoes.

We slept in different rooms, under mosquito nets, which draped the bed and laid on the floor about 18 inches. One night I woke up with the "willies", and went to take a (cold) shower to calm down. About midday the next day, I saw a spider INSIDE my net, crawling on the wall, and the size of my palm! I finally killed it with my shoe, and when I told Doc, he smiled and showed me his ankle, swollen where he had been bitten by one 3 weeks before.

Doc did wonderful surgery. Cataract implants were somewhat routine, but once I looked into a blind man's eyes, and his natural lens looked like walnut burl, totally preventing vision. After surgery, people would think that the hand of GOD had reached down and restored their sight. That time every year, devoting himself to helping others, was the most "Christ-like" that I have ever seen anyone.

Steve Guild
Fort Collins, CO

DAUGHTER: Francoise D. Pickart

Francoise Pickart in Peace Corps

Francoise wanted to work with actual people in an area of health care. After High School, she majored in Chemistry at the University of Washington. Then she served 27 months in the US Peace Corps working with churches to improve the status of women in Malamulele, South Africa. After this, she earned a MPH degree from Columbia University. Currently she works in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The picture is Francoise and her many happy friends.


Dr Loren Pickart Biography

Dr. Pickart's Unique Approach to Making Skin Products

You know that if you take care of your body, it will take care of you. You want younger-looking skin, vibrant hair and strong, healthy-looking nails. You don't have time for cosmetic fluff and trickery. You believe that an effective cosmetic product should not be damaging to your skin. You want a cosmetic line that can finally produce result

Our products have been tested by independent laboratories and have been classified as non-irritants, non-allergens, non-carcinogenic, and non-poisonous. Skin Biology's specialized water/oil creams do not contain any detergents. For this reason, they are always close to returning to a water phase and oil phase. These creams are formulated to avoid opening and damaging your skin barrier.

William Bouguereau - Song of the Angels

Skin Biology avoids the following:

1. Formulations and moisturizers that are designed to push water into the skin, wet the outer skin proteins, and "puff up" the skin to make wrinkles and creases less obvious. The problem with such products is that they loosen and wet the skin, damage the skin barrier and permit easier access by bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Chronic wetness also inhibits the signals that tell the skin to send more keratinocytes to the surface. Those with eczema or rosacea should avoid anything that weakens the skin barrier.


2. "New chemical entities", that is, synthetic molecules that the human body has never been previously exposed to in our history. It requires decades to determine the safety of such molecules such as in the case of PCBs and DDT. Clinical studies can cost millions of dollars such that some companies avoid them or license their product to another corporation. The law requires no tests on safety of a new product before a company brings a new chemical to market, and it does not require companies to release data regarding adverse effects that they may collect. If a complaint is made to the FDA, it will take years before an investigation is completed.

3. Plant extracts are often over-hyped. Products such as stem cells from apples, grapes and melons make claims that are rooted in fantasy. Medical research involving stem cells uses stem cells from people, not plants. If plant stem cells work as anything, it is only as an antioxidant. That is because by the time plant stem cells are packaged, they are no longer alive and cannot function as stem cells. If alive, plant stem cells would cause your skin to grow tissue that looks like an apple or grape and that would be frightening! Do you want skin that has the color and texture of a lilac bush? I didn't think so. Because these products cannot work on human skin, they are not worth the added cost. As for their antioxidant benefits? They quickly lose them after being packed in jars and exposed to air and light. How a plant functions in nature has nothing to do with how human skin repairs itself. Most plant extracts are alien to human skin and, in time, may cause rashes and allergic reactions. For example, fragrant essential oils must be heavily diluted or they may burn and blister skin. Citrus oils cause photosensitivity which, in turn, causes advanced skin aging. Most fragrant essential oils are toxic if swallowed. Although other plants oils such as argan and sweet almond oil make good moisturizers, their anti-aging and anti-acne claims have only limited clinical evidence. Chemically similar to olive oil, argan oil is now an expensive staple in the cosmetic industry, largely through the best efforts of the Moroccan government.

4. On the subject of stem cells, an even more frightening prospect is a procedure called micro-needling with snail-egg stem cells. It will set your wallet back $450. If this actually works, you will soon have skin that more closely resembles a young snail because that is what snail stem cells do: they grow snail ski..


5. Collagen-inducing peptides that act like Transforming Factor Beta 1 (TGF-beta-1) are some of the most controversial substances in skin care. TGF Beta 1 is one of a group of cytokines that signal skin cells to proliferate. While they effectively plump wrinkles, they also cause damage to hair follicles which results in hair loss. In fact, these products, known as Epidermal Growth Factors, work so well for hair loss that they are used commercially to remove wool from sheep. EGF hyperstimulates cells to multiply more than usual, bypassing the normal meiosis that causes skin cells to divide at the basal layer and work their way up. Cell growth with EGF becomes out of control and smothers the hair follicles until they stop producing hair at all. TGF beta 1, therefore, makes a better depilatory than a wrinkle reducer. If you insist on using it, watch your eyebrows, eyelashes, and hairline! Unless you don't mind looking like a hairless sheep.

To remove wrinkles effectively, old, deformed collagen must be broken down and removed. EGF products fail to accomplish this necessary step as it is the job of a different set of cytokines. Skin affected by EGF technology is therefore not healthier, just plumped up at the epidermal layer. The outcome of using TGF is messy and irregular, not the orderly and precise process that happens when skin is repaired naturally.

It is likely that topical TGF beta 1 does not affect deeper layers of skin without a specialized carrier due to the size of the molecule. Using this cosmetic ingredient, it is possible to worsen some wrinkles as the hills of a wrinkle may plump up more than the valleys. Skin may also become dependent on EGF, causing hypoplasia of skin cells when the skin topical is stopped.

A more serious concern that is presented with use of epidermal growth factors is the fact that they are considered mitogenic and stimulate the proliferation of cancer cells. While topical TGF beta 1 will not initiate skin cancer, a user who develops skin cancer will find that their cancer grows more quickly. Considering the high incidence of skin cancer in North America (between 40-55 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once), use of epidermal growth factors should be considered dangerous. Precancerous skin lesions such as actinic keratosis may also progress to cancer.

A final concern of growth factors is the use of controversial transgenic pharming, in which the DNA of plants, particularly barley, is altered to create molecules such as TGF beta 1. Transgenic pharmers have been caught growing plants outdoors where they could potentially cross pollinate with natural plants. No one wants to eat barley that is accidentally filled with cosmetic signaling proteins because it was pollinated by a GMO. This is not as scary as Little Shop of Horrors, but still too weird to be comfortable to most people .

6. If you don't want to feel guilty about using genetically modified plants, there is a product on the market that uses human-derived dermal growth factors from circumcised foreskins of newborns. It is not known how safe the ingredients are. In 2014, a class action lawsuit against one such company carrying this product claimed that they failed to disclose that their serum was a cancer risk and a danger to customers.

7. Another cosmetic ingredient with a definite ick factor is human placenta used to source human growth factors and stem cells. The placenta is used either in a cream which is rubbed on the skin or injected into lines on the face at a physician's office. Little is known about potential side effects or the possibility that placental treatments may stimulate cells to grow into cancer. One reason that big brand cosmetic companies avoid using placenta in their products is that the high amount of estrogen present in placenta will cause complications. There is a lack of scientific evidence showing effectiveness of placental treatments.

8. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) because it plays a critical role in the spread of cancer cells. As discussed above in reference to EGF, it would best be avoided if you believe yourself prone to skin cancer or have pale skin. Hyaluronic acid does not cause cancer, but it helps it to proliferate.

9. Ingredients used as nerve inhibitors such as botox used to relax muscles to reduce wrinkles. Long term cosmetic use of such ingredients may inhibit nerve function in the brain and other areas of the body. A common procedure is to have neurotoxins injected into facial muscles. It is fairly obvious that side effects of these drugs such as drooping eyelids and eyebrows, drooling and asymmetry do not add any attraction to a woman's face. Clients often have a waxy, immobile facial expression. Besides an empty wallet, women who frequent the doctor's office for this procedure are also left with atrophied, sagging facial muscles. There are a variety of topical serums that use neuropeptides as well, but there is no evidence that they work.

10. Dyes and coloring agents. Most dyes are labeled FD&C; the colors are derived from coal tar. They may contain heavy metal salts like arsenic and lead. Dyes make skin products pretty, but they do not do pretty things to skin. FD & C Blue 1 is linked to cancer in animal studies. Blue dyes are found to seep in through the skin and enter the bloodstream. The FDA has found convincing evidence that the dye Red 3 causes thyroid tumors. Yellow 5 is associated with hyperactivity in children and allergies. Yellow 6 is linked with adrenal gland and kidney tumors. Chromium oxide is usually called chrome green and is considered a cancer hazard. Carmine, a crimson pigment made from ground up bugs called cochineal insects, is an irritant. And let's not forget PPD, the ingredient in hair dye that has caused life-threatening reactions in its users. Dyes are often added to skin serums to make advertised active ingredients appear more concentrated. Yep, that bright blue tansy serum you bought may be mostly violet and green dye; algae and cucumber formulations are often dyed with Green 5 or a combination of Yellow 5 and Blue 1. Check the label! Unsafe blue color dyes are often used in copper peptide serums to make the concentration of copper peptides appear higher than it really is.

11. Regarding the color of copper peptide serums, many products on the market are pale blue or completely clear. These products are not authentic copper peptide products, but fakes. Any solution of 0.3% copper peptide or higher should be bright blue. Many GHK-Cu products are fake or heavily diluted but are dyed to camouflage this fact.

> > > See our page on How and Why You Must Avoid FAKE Copper Peptides


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