About us

What do skin scientists really think about skin?

The Skin Science Authority is a platform for skin professionals to share their research

  • You can make up your own mind about information you read here..
  • We will never allow marketers to put sales before science.
  • We will always be unbiased towards any brand or product, but biased towards ingredients.
  • It is a platform for you to share and ask the experts.

The Skin Science Authority is a magazine site owned by Fernro Publishing Ltd, registered in the United Kingdom. Fernro Publishing is owned by Professor Des Fernandes and Jennifer Munro. The Skin Analysis System is a Fernro Publishing product.


The Skin Analysis System was designed by Dr Des Fernandes and Jennifer Munro. It is the property of Fernro Publishing Ltd. based in the United Kingdom. The data on the system is the property of its subscribers and is protected by encryption and anonymisation. We are using SQL Server 2016 as the database, using only stored procedures to access the data with SSL encrypted SQL connections. All fields that would identify a person have been encrypted. All access to the solution is via an authenticated login and all data between the browser and server is encrypted with an SSL Certificate. The data is located on servers in a secure SAS70 certified data centre. The company we use to host data is https://www.everleap.com/cloud-hosting/features/security/. SAS70 is the standard to which they are certified and audited.