The brand

Leader in the United States, Great Britain, Scandinavia and 25 countries, Dermalogica is also the world's fastest growing professional brand.
Why Dermalogica? Quite simply because when Dermalogica comes into contact with the skin, it discovers a new health.
For 30 years, we've had only one goal: results. It's all about the choice of our active ingredients, training, innovation and professional advice. We do not invest in advertising or eye-catching packaging and we do not promise a miracle cure. However, with Dermalogica, you will give your skin a new health.

It was during her years of teaching at IDI that Jane realised that there were no cosmetic lines on the market that met her requirements. Jane has always favoured health over beauty. She therefore decided to develop her own brand. Dermalogica was born in 1986 in the United States.
A true visionary, Jane developed a whole line without irritating or comedogenic agents (no lanolin or alcohol, no mineral oil, no artificial colouring or perfume).
All their products are made in the United States and have never been tested on animals. Dermalogica immediately revolutionized an industry that is mainly focused on beauty and glamour to the detriment of health.


Their primary motivation remains the health of the skin. Their packaging isn’t designed to match your bathroom tiles. Their investments are concentrated on our formulations and the quality of their ingredients.

That is why you will never find mineral oil, lanolin, artificial colouring, perfume or any other tube filler.
It is certainly easier and cheaper to formulate cosmetic products using these cheap ingredients, but there is nothing worse for the skin. They only use safe and effective ingredients that bring quick results.

The creator, Jane Wurwand

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, recognised 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.