Sara Fulton, president and co-founder of Vivant Skin Care, is among the most influential figures in the skin care industry. She was one of the first women to own and operate an FDA-approved manufacturing facility. She co-founded and managed some of the first acne clinics in the country. As a researcher and formulator, she worked alongside her husband, Dr. James Fulton, to develop a line of transformative skin care products and, in 1990, launched Vivant Skin Care with a mission to provide life-changing solutions for problem skin. It has since become a premier brand for dermatologists, aestheticians, and medical spas worldwide.
“If you can take a patient with grade 4 acne and clear them without antibiotics or Accutane, that’s a success.”
WHO I AM
1. TOP PRIORITIES
Formulations and family.
2. ONE MUCH-NEEDED CHANGE IN THE INDUSTRY
I see claims made that aren’t real. It’s bad for consumers and bad for the industry because it undermines trust.
3. BIGGEST LEAP OF FAITH I’VE TAKEN IN MY CAREER
In 1975, Dr. Fulton and I Ieft the clinic we’d established at the University of Miami to open our own acne clinic. Within a few years, we had 12.
4. HOW ORGANIC I AM
I am all about science because that’s where the results are.
5. MY SKIN CARE GURU
My late husband, Dr. Fulton, of course.
6. FAVORITE SKIN CARE INGREDIENT
Vitamin A Propionate – it does it all.
After more than 40 years in the industry, I still love what I do. And here’s something few people know about me: I once made gumbo with chef Paul Prudhomme.
- Bachelor’s degree in pre-medical studies from Drexel University
- Formulator, researcher, and educator
- Board member at St. Thomas University
- Grandmother and world traveler
Miami Lakes, Florida
TO THE FUTURE
We believe a deep understanding of skin modalities and treatments is essential for success. We’ve recently launched Vivant University – an online advanced aesthetics certification program – and will continue to look for ways to support aestheticians in achieving the best results for their clients.
OUR LEADING LINE
Vitamin A Therapies
Vivant Skin Care
Vivant’s patented Vitamin A Propionate is molecularly-advantaged for quick absorption without irritation to reach the critical dermal layers where cellular renewal begins. It is the superstar of Vivant’s corrective serum formulations including DERMASCOPE’s 2018 Aestheticians’ Choice award-winner, Derm-A-Gel.
HOW I’M BREAKING THE MOLD
DRIVE FOR DRIVE FOR PERFECTION
“You can’t talk about skin care pioneers without talking about Vivant. From therapeutic modalities to innovative ingredients and formulations to aesthetic practices, Vivant has led the way. When we started, our goal was to create the best skin care in the world. And that hasn’t changed.” Sara Fulton, President and Co-Founder of Vivant Skin Care