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Dermalogica Overview

  • Carson, CA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 1986
  • Subsidiary or Business Segment
  • Consumer Products Manufacturing
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Whoever said beauty is only skin deep had the right idea, as far as Dermalogica is concerned. Founded by Jane Wurwand in 1986, Dermalogica continues to dominate the professional skin care industry with distribution in over 90 countries. Known worldwide as the Skin Therapist’s ...
Mission: To bring respect and success to the professional skin therapist through excellent education, innovative products and outstanding customer service.

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Jan 6, 2021

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Dermalogica has been proactive in ensuring employees' and customers' safety. For our customers, we have developed the globally recognized Principles for Enhanced Service Safety and Clean Touch Certification program. Over 20,000 industry professionals have become certified. Our employees have also been encouraged to earn this certification. Many of our employees are able to work from home. For the employees in our warehouses, we have implemented working in alternating shifts and strict safety measures like regular temperature checking, PPE, and physical distancing. And, all of our physical spaces are being evaluated and redesigned if needed to ensure usage of PPE, hand hygiene, temperature checks, physical distancing, and more. We will continue to be proactive in ensuring safety.

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Dermalogica is proud to be recognized cruelty-free by PETA. It means you can trust that we do not test on animals anywhere in the world. Assessing the safety of ingredients can and should be done using new science and technology. So we’re standing against calls for new animal testing on ingredients and to uphold the important #EU Animal Cosmetics Testing Bans. Together with over 450 organizations, we’ve signed an open letter that has been shared with the European Council, Commission, and Parliament. You can read it here. #UseScienceNotAnimals #CrueltyFreeForever #EndAnimalTesting #beautyindustry #beautybusiness #peta #ethics #animalrights #vegan #europeanunion

Dermalogica - Why Work With Us?

When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide.

education first

While the Dermalogica story begins in 1986, the force of change in the industry started in Los Angeles, circa 1983. Jane Wurwand, a tenured, United Kingdom-trained skin therapist new to the American "esthetician" industry, recognized that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States. While her training had been comprehensive and serious, US students entered the industry licensed yet under-trained, and worse, under-respected. Jane put her education in action, opening a small classroom in Marina del Rey, California under the name The International Dermal Institute (IDI). She invited licensed skin therapists to get hands-on with the postgraduate training so critical to making them competitive in the business. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with 37 locations worldwide. 

dermalogica is born

While teaching at IDI, it didn’t take long for Jane to realize no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to "beauty," so she developed her own. And in 1986, Dermalogica was born. The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health, and were only available from qualified skin care professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute. 

we're not pretty

(Or beautiful. Or pampering. Or luxury.) We’re far too interested in guiding you to a new level of skin health fitness! So, while our packaging may not be designed to color-coordinate with your bathroom, you can always be sure that we use ingredients that we know will work – our confidence founded by skin care professionals worldwide who use our products in their treatment rooms every day because they get results.  


Dermalogica Reviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Dermalogica (Los Angeles, CA)


    All was good until the final stage - where I met the CEO in person for an interview . I honestly think the guy was on something. The strangest and most unprofessional experience of a job interview. I walked out of that final meeting and was very clear that I didn’t want to work for a company that has chosen a leader like that.

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Dermalogica Awards & Accolades

  • Best Beauty Buy Award for Best Exfoliator for Oily SkinInStyle2018
  • Glamour Beauty Award for The Best ExfoliatorGlamour2018
  • Best in Black Beauty Awards for Best Anti-Aging LineEssence Magazine2017
  • SELF-approved Beauty Award for Best Facial OilSELF2017
  • SELF-approved Beauty Award for Best Eye CreamSELF2017

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