Our Research Has Been Published in npj Aging

Our Research Has Been Published in npj Aging

As a company founded by longevity scientists, research has always been central to who we are. While growing a brand, research-focused companies often come to a difficult crossroads: should we devote more resources to our business or to our passion for scientific inquiry? At OneSkin, that question has never crossed our minds. Research is integral to everything we do and shapes the way we see the world. That’s why we are so honored to announce that our data on the OS-01 peptide has been published in npj Aging: Skin Biological Age Reversal and Senescence Reduction via Novel Senotherapeutic Peptide Treatment (Zonari, et al). Along with a host of exciting data, this paper specifically validates the OS-01 peptide’s ability to reduce skin’s biological age by addressing cellular senescence.

Our publication is the culmination of 7+ years of research by our leading team of 5 female PhDs with expertise in stem biology, skin regeneration, aging and bioinformatics. Being published in any peer-reviewed scientific journal is a significant achievement, but we are especially honored to have our work included in this prestigious journal focused on aging research. Not only does it demonstrate a research team’s ability to conduct high-quality research, it also represents the scientific community’s acceptance and validation by respected experts in their fields.


Reference Lab

May 10, 2023

01 About the npj series

When it comes to sharing scientific research, the journal that you are published in is a good indicator of the quality and impact of your data. Being published in npj Aging is of particular prestige, as it partners with one of the most highly regarded scientific journals, Nature.

The npj journals are online-only publications that work closely with managing editors in the Nature portfolio to publish research across scientific fields — from the physical and applied sciences, to the life and health sciences, to society and the environment.

Focusing on high-quality, peer-reviewed research, npj looks for papers that are backed by original and technically sound data that’s significant in its area of research.

02 The Publishing Process

From the first phase of planning our experiments to the moment of publication, we spent over 7 years getting to this point. To give you an idea of the level of dedication that was put behind this publication, here’s the general process required to be published in a scientific journal.

  1. Research: The first step is to plan and conduct original research, then analyze the results. The findings should be significant, novel, and relevant to the field of study.
  2. Manuscript preparation: The next step is to draft a manuscript that describes the research and findings in a clear and concise manner.
  3. Submission: Once the manuscript is complete, it is submitted to a scientific journal for consideration. Because peer-review requires substantial time, npj only reviews papers that they deem most likely to meet their criteria for publication.
  4. Peer-review: After submission, the manuscript is sent to a team of experts in the field, who review the manuscript for quality, accuracy, and significance. The reviewers provide feedback and suggestions for revisions. Reviewed manuscripts are sent to at least two, and typically three, reviewers.
  5. Editorial review: The editors consider the reviewers' advice when making a decision on the paper. Papers may be rejected after review, or the authors could be invited to revise their work and resubmit.
  6. Revision: Based on the reviewers’ feedback, the authors make revisions to the manuscript to address any issues, perform additional experiments, or improve clarity. Multiple rounds of revisions are possible.
  7. Acceptance: If the reviewers and editors are satisfied with the revised manuscript, the manuscript is accepted for publication. The authors will be notified and asked to provide any final revisions.
  8. Publication: The final step is publication, where the manuscript is published online or in print. The manuscript will be available to the scientific community for citation and reference.

03 More Exciting Science to Come

This achievement is significant for more than just the prestige it carries: it’s an important validation of the OS-01 peptide and our mission to transform the way humans experience aging. It’s also a critical reminder of our promise to you: to transcend an industry that notoriously makes claims without validation and remain true to our DNA as scientists, researchers, and skeptics who are always looking for proof. Curious to dig further into the science? Keep an eye out: we’ll be breaking down the key data from our publication in subsequent blog posts!

04 Key Takeaways 

  • Our data validating the effects of the OS-01 peptide was published in npj Aging, a prestigious publication in partnership with one of the most highly regarded scientific journals, Nature.
  • This publication represents an enormous achievement for our team and is the culmination of 7+ years of research.
  • Being published in npj Aging requires a rigorous process that involves peer-review by experts in our field.
  • Our publication signals that the broader scientific community accepts the importance of our research on skin longevity and the development of the OS-01 peptide.
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