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Dr. Jason Rivers

Dr. Jason Rivers is a board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the United states. After over 30 years of experience in clinical dermatology, Dr. Rivers was increasingly apprehensive about recommending existing products to patients with sensitive skin. A majority of sensitive skin care products on the market contained ingredients and fillers that can cause unwanted reactions in those with sensitive skin. Most of those products were filled with dyes, fragrances, sulphates, or formaldehyde.

At a loss, Dr. Rivers decided to create his own line of products for his patients with sensitive skin.

Dr Rivers used his experience as a clinical professor and a program director of dermatology at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine to begin formulating ideas on how he could better serve his patients. The demand for more efficient skin care from people with sensitive skin was evidenced by the growth of his cosmetic dermatology practice. As the Vancouver-based practice grew into the largest of its kind in Canada, the need for a better option for sensitive skin care was validated.

Today, Dr. Rivers has published more than 135 articles and book chapters and is often invited as a key speaker to present on both medical and cosmetic dermatology topics at international symposia.

The Development of Riversol Products

Working with top chemists, Dr. Rivers has finally been able to give his patients what they so desperately wanted. He introduced Riversol, a line of products made specifically for sensitive skin, formulated without the use of harsh irritants. But what really sets Riversol apart is that each product contains an ingredient rarely used in skincare called Beta-Thujaplicin (Also known as Beta-T).

Beta-T is known to be a potent anti-oxidant that has the ability to reduce sun damage and improve the skin’s clarity and texture. I have spent many years as a dermatologist working with patients that have severe sun damage and skin cancer.  The more research I did, the more impressed I was with this unique ingredient.  Initial samples were handed out to colleagues, friends and family.  The results far exceeded my expectations." - Dr. Jason K. Rivers

Beta-T is a derivative from the Pacific Red Cedar Tree and contains anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. It is rarely used in skincare due to its cost and difficulty to work with. Dr. Rivers and the formulation chemist devoted three years to creating a formula perfect for his patients.

Developed for, and proven through Dr. Rivers’ patients, Riversol is now available for everyone.