Dr. Mark Lupin

Dermatologist, Victoria, BC

Dr. Lupin is a Board certified Dermatologist with FRCPC since 1996. He has degrees magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Performing Arts as well as having specialty training in Internal Medicine, Neurology and Dermatology. He studied at Indiana University, University of Southern California, Dalhousie University, University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Lupin has a particular interest in photomedicine, having also trained in dermatologic photobiology at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, England, with Dr. John Hawk, a pioneer in the field.

In the Mathematical field of fluid dynamics, Dr. Lupin has worked in the Marine, Aerospace and Aesthetic Device Industries. He is a Key Opinion Leader for several companies and enjoys work with Research.

He is a concert violinist and Concertmaster of the World Doctors Orchestra, performing regular charitable concerts. He won the Heifetz Scholarship Award for two years’ private studies with the famous violinist, Jascha Heifetz, in Beverly Hills.

Dr Stuart Maddin invited Dr. Lupin to present at Dermatology Update in Vancouver many years ago on the topic of infrared light and photoprotection. This is where he first met Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, the ‘father of vitamin C’ and founding scientist of SkinCeuticals.

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

SAT Apr 20

Remastering the Classics: The New Era of Skincare ABC's for optimal skin health (Topical Antioxidant & Retinoid Version)

Most of us know the skincare ABC's all too well, and understand how incorporating vitamin A (retinoid), broad-spectrum sunscreen, and a vitamin C (antioxidant) makes for the perfect skin love story. However, what if in your wildest dreams there was a new perspective on these tried-and-true favorites that could revolutionize how dermatologists approach and prescribe these treatments to their patients? This open presentation challenges conventional views on photoprotection and aims to provide physicians with a comprehensive guide to the delicate art of product recommendations.
In this dynamic session, we will delve deep into the latest advances in dermatological science, exploring the published studies and clinical evidence surrounding antioxidants and retinoids in skincare. Our aim is for sparks to fly as we illuminate the pivotal role these ingredients play, not only in achieving aesthetic outcomes but in promoting overall skin health and longevity. Drawing upon their extensive clinical expertise, Dr. Mark Lupin and Dr. Jerry Tan will navigate the current landscape of AOX and retinoid recommendations, offering their updated insights and recommendations. No more cruel summers without proper environmental protection.
By attending this session, we will come out of the woods with an enhanced understanding of the current skincare landscape and future directions. Participants will gain practical tips and strategies for making informed, scientifically-backed choices when it comes to product recommendations for patients, ultimately optimizing their skin health and well-being. Are you ready for it? Together we can shake-off outdated notions and discover the new era of skincare ABC’s.


  • Review of existing research and clinicals on the “ABC” fundamentals of the dermatology toolkit: Vitamin A (Retinoid), Broad-spectrum sunscreen, and Vitamin C (Antioxidant).
  • Present novel understanding of these concepts and advancements in formulation of these key elements of skincare.