Breaking new ground in the field of professional skincare, ēcōMD is a family of gentle yet highly effective scientific formulations using naturally and ethically sourced ingredients where possible to provide preventative and effective treatment for skin aging and photoaging, mild acne, rosacea, and sensitive, dry or menopausal skin.
Created by dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon and clinical professor Dr. Jaggi Rao MD, FRCPC (Dermatology) and his partner Dr. Namita Rao MD, the ēcōMD brand stems from their lifetime commitment to improve skin health and wellness in a safe, non-toxic and environmentally respectful way. The Raos developed their skincare line with international skincare expert Vivienne O’Keeffe, an authority on clean, conscious skincare who shares their philosophy and values.
The ēcōMD line is particularly characterized by its exceptionally high concentrations of active ingredients used to successfully address virtually all aspects of skin health – cleansing, hydration, restoration, nourishment and protection.
The ēcōMD family of products is exclusively available to dermatologists, medispas and serious skincare professionals.
Dr. Namita Rao MD, CCFP, Cert. Geriatrics
President, Activ MD Inc.
Dr. Namita Rao’s dismay about the cumulative deleterious effects of so many popular skincare and cosmeceutical products on humans and the environment has been a driving force behind the ēcōMD product line, which she co-created with her husband Jaggi and skincare expert Vivienne O’Keeffe. Medically licensed in Canada, she is co-owner of both Rao Dermatology and Activ MD Derm Spa, a clinical lecturer in geriatrics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and a family physician geriatrician with Northern Alberta Regional Geriatrics. She has earned several notable awards for academic achievement including the Louise McKinney Award, the Harvey S. Perkins Award and the Dean’s Honour List.
Dr. Jaggi Rao MD, FRCPC (Dermatology)
Medical Director, Activ MD Inc.
Co-developer of the ēcōMD line of products, Dr. Rao is a double board-certified dermatologist (Canada and USA) and a certified cosmetic surgeon. He trained as a dermatologist at the University of Alberta as well as with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Southern California, and has won several accolades for research and teaching, including the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Teacher of the Year Award. He has authored more than 50 scientific papers and textbook chapters, and has been an invited speaker at over 500 lectures worldwide to physicians, other professionals and the general public. He is also the creator and visionary behind ConsultDERM™, Canada’s largest teledermatology service, which allows health care providers access to a dermatologist for their patients with skin-related problems. Along with ēcōMD, he and his wife Namita co-own and operate two skincare facilities in central Edmonton: Rao Dermatology and Activ MD Derm Spa.
Vivienne O’Keeffe CIBTAC, AAD, PEA
An award-winning international consultant in the field of health, wellness and skincare, Vivienne is a well-known skincare expert whose long career includes development of several premium skincare product lines, the culmination of which is ēcōMD. Vivienne is a committed environmentalist and humanitarian with a particular passion for natural skincare that supports health and wellbeing. She writes business-to-business articles for professional publications, co-authored Retail Management for Spas for the International Spa Association, and contributed to the Global Wellness Institute’s 2018 Mental Wellness white paper. Educated and trained in Europe, she now resides near Vancouver, British Columbia where she owns and operates Spa Profits Consulting, providing business strategies and solutions to clients in North America.