Meet Dave

David Layton, Ph.D.

Founder of Dermalapps, LLC

Dave spent over 30 years working as an environmental scientist conducting research on topics ranging from indoor dust contaminants to the cancer risks of heterocyclic amines in cooked meats. His motivation for starting Dermalapps, LLC, stemmed from his recognition that Internet-connected temperature and humidity sensors could be used to evaluate dermal exposures to dry indoor air and thus help people to prevent and manage skin dryness resulting from such exposures. He hopes that the Skin Saver app will benefit individuals who are concerned about dry-skin care as well as skin photoaging resulting from UV sun exposures while outdoors. In addition to his scientific work, he was a founding board member of a nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs to disabled individuals in Mexico.