In the News:

Kat Leverette • Clinically Clear • Acne Specialist • Ethnic Skin 

Kathryn Khadija Leverette is an acne specialist, ethnic and black skin care expert, licensed esthetician, independent product development consultant, freelance writer, and industry educator since 1987. Her areas of expertise include acne treatment and long-term acne control, razor bumps, hyperpigmentation (dark spots, melasma and uneven skin tone), sports-related skin problems and acne scar treatment. Her practice, Clinically Clear™ Skin Rehab Center is a multi-ethnic Bay Area acne clinic and skin care center located in downtown San Leandro, near Oakland.

Leverette stays on the cutting edge in the areas of acne treatment, black skin care, and ethnic skin care. She opened the Bay Area’s first acne clinic and was the first esthetician to use and write about glycolic acid and introduce its use in Europe. She’s also known in the skin care industry as an ethnic skin care expert who developed the first internationally-recognized protocol to treat razor bumps and acne keloidalis nuchae.


Leverette works with all skin tones and her clientele is comprised of 85% African-American, 40% of which are men, with a 15% mix of African, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, West Indian, Asian Indian, Pacific Islander and Native American clients.

Professional athletes include Ray Lewis Super Bowl MVP (retired, Baltimore Ravens), Tim Brown, Jerry Porter, Morris Bradshaw, Tyrone Wheatley, Zack Crockett, Anthony Dorsett, Derek Hagan, Bobby Brooks, DeLawrence Grant, Johnnie Harris, Marcus Knight, Albert Lewis, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Lorenzo Lynch, Eric Johnson, Terdell Sands, Carl Kidd, Grady Jackson, Teyo Johnson, Marcus Williams (Oakland Raiders/former Raiders/retired Raiders), the late Eric Turner, Darrell Russell and Tim Hall (deceased Oakland Raiders), Jimmy Smith (retired, Jacksonville Jaguars), Sam Adams (retired, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens), Brian Kelley and Henry Lusk (retired, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Bobby Taylor (retired, Philadelphia Eagles), Bobby Hamilton (retired, New England Patriots, New York Jets), Don Griffin (retired, San Francisco Forty-Niners) and retired NBA players Mitch Ritchmond, Rod Higgins, Gary Payton, Erick Dampier, Adonal Foyle, Bob Lanier, Isaiah “JR” Rider, and Baseball Hall of Fame legends Rickey Henderson and Vada Pinson.

Actors and entertainers include Danny Glover, Laurence Fishburne and Ben Stiller, writer Terry Macmillan, actor/director Bill Duke (A Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover, Sister Act 2), singer Angela Bofill, Latin bandleader Pete Escovedo, bluesman Joe Lewis Walker, Too Short, the late Tupac Shakur, members of Troop and Tony! Toni! Tone!, 2 Live Crew, and No Limit and Def Jam recording artists.

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In the Community

Kat is an advocate for burn survivors and has donated her time performing pro bono scar treatments in the community. She has developed effective non-invasive scar reduction techniques for burn scars and keloid scarring.

In the News: Leverette, Acne Specialist & Ethnic Skin Expert  

Interviews featuring Kat Leverette have appeared regularly in Essence, Ebony, Oakland Magazine, Uptown, Elle, Black Elegance, Allure, Upscale, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Shape, Glamour, Vogue, BBW, Men’s Health, Modern Salon, Black Tress, DaySpa, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Dermascope and many more.

Kat Leverette is listed as a skin care referral source in The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera by Bill C. Coats, R.Ph. and Robert J. Ahola. Essence magazine included Kat as an ethnic skin care expert and acne specialist in their best-selling book, Body and Soul, a health and beauty resource for black women.

Skin Care Industry

Leverette is a skin care industry speaker, writer, consultant, and educator. Her articles currently appear in Dermascope magazine. Her work has also appeared in the International Society of Clinical Plastic Surgeons newsletter, Black Elegance, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Salon Sense and Skin Inc. She was a contributing editor to the popular, now defunct Black Journal of Cosmetology, known as ShopTalk magazine.

Kat is also an independent industry consultant, trainer and educator. She formulates state-of-the-industry skin care, skin brightening and acne products, develops specialized protocols, and writes label copy and educational materials. She has worked with Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, June Jacobs Spa Collection, the Cornelia Signature Collection, Coats Aloe International, Coats Aesthetics and more.

More About Kat Leverette

Kat Leverette is content writer and SEO specialist for the Cali K9® website, owned by her son Jas Leverette, owner, professional dog trainer and canine behavior expert at California K9 Solutions®She is also an SEO consultant for family businesses owned by her stepsons, Metro Dog Training and Kwazi’s Precision Floors in New York.


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Note: Individual results may vary and not guaranteed, and require compliance with corrective home care products, diligent sun protection, professional treatments, and important lifestyle changes, all of which must be monitored and maintained on a long-term basis.