THIS IS NOT COSMETICS, THIS IS YOUR SKIN'S FUTURE!
Dermalogica's story starts in 1983, when skin therapist Jane Wurwand founded The International Dermal Institute, a postgraduate training and research facility designed to bring a new era of professionalism and results to an industry that had become obsessed with pampering, shallow beauty and miracle claims. The International Dermal Institute now 37 training centers in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand and trains over 75,000 skin therapists every year. IDI also continues to serve as the research arm of Dermalogica, and is a critical component of our product development, product testing and education curriculum. Jane then founded Dermalogica in 1986 to bring a new generation of skin therapists the type of results-oriented, no-nonsense products that their clients demanded. From day one, Dermalogica's formulas raised eyebrows in the industry – not only for the cutting-edge ingredients Dermalogica used, but also for common ones Dermalogica omitted.
To this day, Dermalogica products shun the industry norm of using cheap chemicals like Mineral Oil, Lanolin, S.D. Alcohol, artificial fragrances and colors – and Dermalogica's packaging has remained simple and sustainable.
Dermalogica is recognized as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Further, Dermalogica has been recognized by the RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil) for sourcing palm oil in a manner that does not negatively impact local wildlife.