Vivant Skin Care co-founder and co-developer of Retin-A, James E. Fulton Jr., M.D., Ph.D., passed away earlier this summer after a long-term battle with colon cancer. Fulton developed dermatological products for the medical community, creating more than 50 skincare formulations and qualifying as a full fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, and Dermatology Foundation’s Leader Society. “Jim devoted his life to dermatology, and his passing will leave a void in the world of skincare,” says Vivant Skin Care president Sara Fulton. “He achieved much during his career, but his greatest contributions may have been the hope and confidence he instilled in his patients.” In addition to his noteworthy achievements, Fulton published more than 300 medical articles, the most recent released earlier this year in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and presented at the Skin of Color Seminar Series in New York City and at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference. “We are devastated by the loss of our company founder and my father, but are determined to carry on his legacy,” says CEO Kelly Fulton-Kendrick.