Our Story, Philosophy, and More!
BiON Skincare is a family owned USA manufacturer that takes pride in its innovative products and great detail to customer service. Founded in San Diego, California by Glen Lockhart in 1997, we believe in using natural ingredients to produce outstanding and effective skincare products, based on scientific research. Larry Lockhart, Glen’s brother, and his wife, Barbara, became owners and CEO of BiON in 2007.
BiON has a history of excellence in product development and ingredient research. The BiON team focuses on science, research, and outcomes, and includes individuals with degrees in science, education, pharmacy, nursing, marketing, and management who combine their expertise to achieve highly effective product technology.
We develop skin care products for medical and clinical skin care professionals such as estheticians, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. The products are available to the public in spas and clinics throughout the United States and were introduced into Europe in 2002. We also export to Canada, Russia and Ghana and work hard each year to expand our business into other countries.
BiON products for acne, anti-aging and skin rejuvenation are carefully formulated to improve the health and beauty of your skin using active natural ingredients that produce specific changes within the skin. We provide easy to use skincare regimens and a variety of products for the clinician to treat all types of skin and skin conditions. BiON has received recognition and awards for its development of top products in the skincare industry.
Interested professionals can fill out this form to receive an information packet about how you can include BiON products in your salon , spa or clinic. We do not sell products from this website, as we believe that our products are most successful when recommended by a professional who has evaluated your skin. Please see our Spa Locator page to find an esthetician or clinician near you who carries BiON products.
BiON Research is a USA manufacturer that originated in 1997 and is based on a vision that providing outstanding skin care products and treatments was truly possible by taking a fresh approach. BiON develops advanced skin care products for medical and clinical skin care professionals, such as estheticians, dermatologists and plastic surgeons and provides acne products, mature skin products, and anti-aging products for both retail and professional use. Every BiON skin care product is carefully formulated to improve the health and overall appearance of the skin. From acne treatment to maturing skin, BiON offers the superiority of biochemical science with predominantly natural ingredients that produce specific changes within the skin at any age. The skin requires vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, etc. to perform its natural functions and whenever possible BiON has elected to source these ingredients in their natural, botanical forms.
BiON is a research, development and wholesale company that does not sell directly to retail consumers, therefore products may not be purchased by the public from this website. However, we can direct visitors to a location within their area where BiON products are available.
We invite our customers to continue to learn more about their skin. Being the largest organ in the body and the protective layer for the entire body, it deserves our attention and good care. That is why BiON believes in good skin education and why our website includes an opportunity for you to learn about the needs and care of your skin. Skin care education along with product knowledge allows you to take charge of your skin conditions for ultimate skin health and beauty.
BiON believes that once a specific treatment method has failed, there is no value in repeating that same treatment method. Most clients seek out the expertise of an esthetician for acne after repeated failures with treatments from prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and highly promoted Internet companies. Nearly all of these unsuccessful treatments included the use of benzoyl peroxide and high dose salicylic acid. BiON’s belief is “If a treatment has already failed, why keep trying the same treatment?” BiON does not use benzoyl peroxide and uses a much lower dose of salicylic acid, yet still out performs nearly all other treatments. BiON has used unique and innovative research to bring new treatments to the market. Plus, BiON offers a guarantee on every product we make.
BiON’s anti-aging and skin rejuvenation products are based upon the most advanced science and these products actually cause visible improvements in the health and appearance of mature skin. With regard to skin rejuvenation, there are no singular “wonder” ingredients or simple solutions. The aging of skin is a slow and complex process. Stopping and reversing the signs of skin aging takes a well thought out plan, using products that are based upon science and improved through research.
Most BiON products can be used for more than one purpose, skin type or skin condition. Exploring new options and adjusting protocols to better suit your clientele is not only acceptable, but encouraged.
Why Choose BiON?
Your Clients Will See Better Results
Ingredients that are natural and safe to use are a foundation for BiON Skincare products. Our product research is focused on new ingredients that bring the best results. We are also aware of the need to continually make improvements to our products by adjusting concentrations and incorporating current research.
BiON’s List of Products Is Concise and Effective
We have products that have been developed to successfully treat all skin types and many skin conditions. The list is concise and easy for the esthetician or clinician to find the products that they need. All ingredients are listed in our catalog. Many of the products are effective for more than one skin problem, limiting the number of professional products needed. For example, BiON Mandelic Serum 8% and 15% is effective for anti-aging, acne and hyperpigmentation.
Ordering Is Easy With BiON.
The Professional only section of this website allows our customer to place orders online. We also welcome our PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS to call us with their order at 877-715-2466, send a fax to 402-438-5930 or send it by email. These three ways allow us to develop a relationship with our customers and answer their questions. An additional way to order is by using our Professional Login portal. To access the portal you will need a verified account and the password. To obtain this, fill out the Request Professional Info Form. Your initial order can also be a 7 full sized product evaluation kit for either acne or anti-aging that includes free shipping.
Protect Sales in Your Area and Become a BiON Partner
By becoming a BiON Partner (see page for more information) you show a commitment to us
and we, in turn, restrict other BiON retailers in your area. We feel strongly about helping you build your brand and it starts with a quality line that only you offer.
BiON Now Offers Private Labeling
See our Private Labeling page to find out how you can include BiON products under your own label.
Excellent Customer Service and Product Guarantee
BiON Skincare is known for our attention to customer needs and sincere desire to provide education and support. We listen to our estheticians and several of our new products were developed at their requests. All BiON products are guaranteed, with a refund available.
Fill out our Request Professional Info Form to find out more about bringing BiON Products into your business.
Free of …
BiON Research has had a policy in place since its founding in 1997 to never use an ingredient in any of our products that may be harmful to our client’s skin. Furthermore, BiON refrains from using new ingredients until there is sufficient scientific evidence that the ingredient is both beneficial and safe to use.
BiON Skincare Products are Free of:
Benzoyl peroxide generates free radicals in the skin. The effect is similar to unprotected sun exposure. The redness of the skin (erythema), caused by sun exposure and benzoyl peroxide, are the result of free radicals on the skin. Repeated sun exposure or benzoyl peroxide use generates free radicals that damage the skin’s structure and cellular DNA, resulting in premature aging of the skin. The extent of the damage and aging from benzoyl peroxide is determined by the concentration of benzoyl peroxide, the frequency of application and the duration of its use. Years of acne treatment using benzoyl peroxide can have a significant impact on the appearance and health of adult skin.
Because benzoyl peroxide generates free radicals, it interferes with and slows the healing process. The red and brown marks that are a part of the acne healing process may last weeks longer when benzoyl peroxide is a regular part of the daily regimen. The use of benzoyl peroxide to control acne may involve side effects and risks that should be considered in making decisions on acne treatment. BiON has given particular attention to providing effective treatment with no side effects and no benzoyl peroxide.
Benzoyl peroxide causes over-drying of the skin and has a significant bleaching effect on garments, bedding, towels, hair, etc. The daily use of benzoyl peroxide on darker skin may cause post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation, itchiness and peeling. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun.
Parabens can be endocrine disrupters that effect the hormone balance in the body. Studies have shown that parabens may reduce sperm count/testosterone in men, and they can cause early menstruation in women. Also, they have been linked to breast cancer due to their estrogen-like properties, and are an immuno-toxin that can cause allergic reactions. The FDA believes that at the present time there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens. However, the agency will continue to evaluate new data in this area.
Mineral oil is a petroleum by-product that coats the skin and seals it, which can clog the pores. This coating action can interfere with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, which can promote acne and other disorders. Mineral oil will slow down skin functions and cell development which can result in premature aging.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
These are both harsh detergents and surfactants that are extremely drying and irritating to the skin. They strip the natural oils and moisture from the skin cells, and encourage dead skin cell buildup. SLS is small enough to easily penetrate the skin, and changes the skin’s structure in such a way that allows potentially harmful chemicals to enter deep into the skin.
Triclosan is a synthetic antibacterial ingredient that is found in many common antibacterial cleansers, soaps, tooth pastes and household products. The Environmental Protection Agency registers it as a pesticide, making it a potential risk to both human health and the environment. It is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans.
This ingredient is commonly used in skin whitening products but it also can increase the skin’s susceptibility to sun damage or damage by other stressors. Even with a physician’s prescription, this ingredient cannot be used for more than 6 months.
Hydroquinone is a well known carcinogen and is known as a liver, blood, lung and respiratory, reproductive organ and skin toxicant. The European Union banned it from cosmetics in 2001. It can cause hyper-pigmentation.
Is a semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool, and any chemicals used on sheep will contaminate the lanolin obtained from the wool. Widely used in cosmetics and skin care products, the majority of lanolin used in the beauty industry is highly contaminated with organocholorine pesticides like DDT and therefore a prime candidate for the list of skin care ingredients to avoid.
This involves the development of materials or ingredients that are smaller than 100 nanometers in size. For comparison, a hair is 100,000 nanometers in size. Nanotechnology is a relatively new industry which, in cosmetic applications, involves using tiny particles of ingredients in personal care products. There has not been sufficiently rigorous safety testing on nanotechnology in the cosmetic field. There have been inconclusive but potentially damaging study results indicating nano particles may damage cells, therefore it is best to avoid products using this technology. BiON Research uses micro-technology which has been proven safe.
There are hundreds of ingredients that include a fragrance and those added fragrances are responsible for allergic reactions in as many as 14 percent of the population. Manufactures are not required to disclose actual fragrances in their formulas. They receive protection for such proprietary formulas. Reactions to fragrance in personal care include: coughing, dizziness, headaches, hyper-pigmentation, rash, skin irritation, and vomiting.
Synthetic fragrances are in the majority of traditional personal care products. Even many “natural” products use synthetic fragrance. Natural essential oils are the ideal fragrance and these are used in BiON products when necessary.
BiON does not test any of its products or ingredients on Animals.