The development of the new Beconfident Acne range of products has been done entirely Dr. Jan Wadstein, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor. He has made research and development during the last 20+ years.

Dr. Jan Wadstein has developed our Clear Skin series of products against Acne and pimples;

Dr. Jan Wadstein, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor Lund University, Sweden.
Born 1938, married, two children, lives in Malmoe Sweden.
Academic education:
Natural and Social Science Studies, University of Lund, Sweden1960–1963
Medical and Natural Science studies, University of Basel, Switzerland1963–1964
Cand. of Medicine, University of Lund, Sweden1966
Registered Physician1972
Diploma as company physician1975
Specialist in general medicine1978
Associate Professor, University of Lund, Sweden1982
Competence as Professor in General Medicine, University Hospital Aarhus, Denmark 1982-
Competence as Professor in Clinical Alcohol Research, University Hospital Umeå, Sweden 1984-
Competence as Professor, University of Applied Science, Riedlingen, Germany 1999-
Research Assistant in Genetics, University of Lund, Sweden1962-1966
Research Assistant in Surgery, University Hospital Malmö1969-1970
Research Assistant in War and Catastrophe Medicine, University Hospital Malmö, Sweden 1970-1971
Surgery, University Hospital Malmö and Lund, Sweden (Head: prof. H. Wulff) 1968-1971
Internal medicine, University Hospital Malmö and Lund (Head: prof. J. Waldenström) 1971-1973
Medical officer in general practice1973-1974
Chief medical officer1974-1976
Research Assistant in Paediatric, University Hospital Malmö, Sweden1977
Associate Chief of Science, Dept. of Alcohol Diseases, University Hospital Malmö and Lund 1976-1983
Competence as Professor in General Medicine, University Hospital Aarhus, Denmark 1982-
Competence as Professor in Clinical Alcohol Research, University Hospital Umeå, Sweden 1984-
Medical Adviser, Boots Company, UK1984
Medical Director, Bayer1985-1990
Head of Research and Development, Medicina AB, Lund, Sweden1990-1995
Chief in Service, Red Cross Hospital, Bergen, Norway1996-1998
Competence as Professor, University of Applied Science, Riedlingen, Germany 1999-
Medical Adviser, Natural ASA Ltd., Oslo, Norway1998-2001
Medical/Clinical Consultat2001-

Scientific publications/patents:
More than 100 published.
Patent holder of several patents within medical technology and skin care products.
TV activities as medical/clinical expert:
Swedish Television Company. Chronic Alcohol Diseases1980
Finnish Television Company. Chronic Alcohol Diseases and Chromosone damages 1979
Swedish Television Company. Insulin needle invented by Dr J Wadstein1996
CNN. 1 hour live show with Dr Barry Fox. CLA actions and its metabolic effects 1999
SAT 1 (Germany). 20 minutes interview regarding Psoriasis and its treatment 2001
Several shorter interviews in different countries in connection with international symposia’s, summits etc.
Professional assosiations
Swedish Medical Society.
Royal Society of Medicine (England)


1. Biochemical changes in hospitalized chronic male alcoholics.
2. G. Skude & J. Wadstein:
Amylase, Hepatic Enzymes and Bilirubin in serum of Chronic Alcoholics.
Acta Med Scand. 201:53-58,1977.
3. J. Wadstein & G. Skude:
Changes in Amylase, Hepatic Enzymes and Bilirubin in Serum upon Initiation of Alcohol
Acta Med. Scand. 205:313-316,1979.
4. J. Wadstein & G. Skude:
Serum Ethanol, Hepatic Enzymes and Length of Debauch in Chronic Alcoholics.
Acta Med. Scand 205, 317-318,1979.
5. B. Danielssan, R. Ekman, G. Fex, B.G. Johansson,
H. Kristensan, P. Nilsson-Ehle & J. Wadstein:
Changes in plasma high density lipoproteins in chronic male alcoholics during and after abuse.
Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest. 38:113-119,1978.
6. J. Ariyama, G. Skude, J. Wadstein & L. Wehlin:
Alcohol pancreatitis in Sweden.
Stomach and Intestine 12:1575-1583,1974.
7. J. Wadstein & G. Skude:
Does hypokalcernia precede Delirium Tremens.
The Lancet Sept. 9, 549-550,1978B.

1. J. Wadstein & H. Öhlin: Changes in Water, Serum Electrolytes and Basic Acid Balance in
Alcoholism. From “Metabolic Effects af Alcohol” E. P. Avogaro, C.R. Sirtori & E. Tremoli, pp
2. H. Öhlin, R. Hörlin, J. Wadstein & A. Österling: A possible role of Catecholamines and (Na+
+ K+) ATPase in the ethanol withdrawal syndrome.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence 5:181-184,1980.
3. J. Wadsteln, H. ÖhIln & P. Stenberg: Effects of Apomorphine and Apomorphine-L-Dopa-
Carbidopa on Alcohol Postintoxication Symptoms.
Drug and Alcohal Dependence 3:281-287,1978.
4. F. Mitelman & J. Wadstein: Chromosome Aberrations in Chronic Alcoholhics.
The Lancet, Jan 28, 216,1978.
5. R. Ekman, G. Fex, B.G. Johansson, P. Nilsson Eble & J. Wadstein: Changes in plasma high
density lipoproteins and lipolytic enzymes after long-term, heavy ethanol consumption.
Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest. 41:709-715,1981.
6. J. Wadstein: Somatic Disease of Alochol Abuse,
37:e Nordiska Kongressen för internmedicin,
Uppsala 1980.
7. J. Wadstein: Laboratoriediagnostik vid alkoholism.
Läkartidningen 38:387-389,1979.
8. Å. Blidling, H. Kristenson, B. Lizelius-Lange & J. Wadstein:
Behandlingsvärdering vid Hindby-hemmet.
Läkartidningen 33,1977.
9. J. Wadstein:
S-GT vid kronisk alkoholism.
Läkartidningen 13,1980.
10. P-A. Mård & J. Wadstein:
Sårinfektioner på händerna hos slaktare.
Läkartidningen 9, 1977.
11. J. Wadsteln & S. Hofvendahl:
Undersökning av fysisk arbetsförmåga hos hel- och deftidsanställd brandpersonal i
Helsingborgs kommun 1975,
Opuscula Medica 2:60-62,1976.
12. J. Wadstein:
Gamma-GT i klinisk praxis.
Företagshälsovård 4,1980.
13. J. Wadstein & B. Sternebring:
Några synpunkter på behandlingen av alkoholism.
Forskning och Praktik (Sandoz) 7,1979.

14. J. Wadstein:
Alkohol och kromosombrott.
Biologen 1:38-39,1980.
15. A. Melander, J. Thorell & J. Wadstein:
Alteration of Thyroid Hormone Economy During
Alcohol Withdrawal in Alcoholics.
Drug and Nutrition Interaction 1:113-118, 1982.
16. J. Wadstein & B. Sternebring: Alkoholism. Diagnostik och Behandling.
Observanda Medica 1, 1981.
17. J. Wadstein, L-H. Nilsson, L. Berglund & G. Skude: A possible role of Antithrombin III in
venous thrombosis among alcoholics.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence vol 9, 2:177-179, 1982.
18. J. Wadstein: På resa med Läkarsällskapets sektion för medicinska alkoholfrågor.
Forskning och Praktik (Sandoz) 113:4.,119811.
19. B. Bergström, H. Öhlin, P. Lindblom & J. Wadstein:
Is Disuffiram implantation effective?
The Lancet, Jan 2, 49-50,1982.
20. J. Wadstein:
Om alkoholism och alkoholistvård i USA.
Forskning och Praktik (Sandoz) 12:4,1980.
21. B. Sternebring & J. Wadstein:
Behandling vid överkonsumption av alkohol.
1:a Malmdsymposiet om Alkohol 1980. (se F2 Böcker)
22. J. Wadstein:
Om alkoholens centralnervösa effekter, inverkan på levermetabolism och tetra-hydro-beta-
Forskning och Praktik (Sandoz) 12:6, 1980.
23. J. Wadstein:
Tjugo års vårdliberalism har gjort nykterhetsvården sämre.
Läkartidningen vol 79, nr 5, 298-299,1982.
24. R. Ekman, l. Larsson, M. Malmquist & J. Wadstein:
Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide i likvor hos kroniska. alkoholister – en pilotstudie.
1:a Malmösymposiet om Alkohol, 1980. Eds. J. Wadstein & B. Sternebring, Malmö 1982.
25. J. Wadstein & B. Stjärna:
LVM i praktiken saboterar vården.
Läkartidningen val 79, nr 16,1982.
26. J. Wadsteln:
Kulturuthyte inom psykiatrin – med Ungern.
Forskning ach Praktik (Sandoz) 1, 1982.