Spotlight On Our 2021 Sponsor Dermalogica


We’d love to hear how did the Dermalogica Journey begin?

In 1986, Jane Wurwand created Dermalogica. Our minimalist approach – which omitted artificial fragrances, colors, and common skin irritants – rocked an industry dominated

by neon, perfume and frilly packaging. By elevating the importance of healthy skin over beauty, we quickly became the industry’s go-to brand for exceptional, professional-grade results. Today, Dermalogica is the number one brand used by professional skin therapists worldwide, a position we can never take for granted.


We know Dermalogica is rooted in Skin education. Can you explain?

Our product line grew out of a desire to provide skin therapists with best-in-class skin care products and education. We provide skills-based training for a global community of skin therapists who have one common goal: to ensure healthy skin for all. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide.


We would love to know all about your ‘Smart Skin Response’?

Our next-gen smart serum delivers what your skin needs when and where needed, for a personalised response every time. Smart Response technology reacts to skin’s needs to hydrate , firm , brighten and soothe . It recognises micro-changes in the skin, intelligently addressing skin concerns before they're visible to the naked eye and helping to prevent future damage.


Dermalogica has been a clean brand since 1986. How are you evolving this long standing desire to support the planet and remain sustainable?

As a company, we are committed to reducing packaging waste, production waste, and double-handling of our products. As part of a continuing desire to create a cleaner planet for future generations, by 2025 Dermalogica will meet or surpass the following sustainability goals:


- 90% of our ingredients will be sustainably sourced*

- 100% of our tubes, bottles, and boxes will be designed to be reused, recycled, and/or composted

- The majority of the plastic in our packaging will be derived from recycled material or plant-based material**

- We’ll partner primarily with suppliers who monitor and manage their carbon footprint***


* 90% of our ingredients, by mass, will be determined sustainable by certification and/or other supporting data. For ingredients with no existing certification practices, we will seek secondary documentation proving sustainable credentials.

** 51% or more of packaging plastic, by mass, will be derived from recycled plastic or plant-based materials.

***All partners and vendors will be asked to provide evidence of their carbon footprint management practices.


What’s in store for the brand for the coming year?

In a consumer landscape that grows more cluttered by the moment, clear and professional skin care expertise is needed. Our roots in education, services, and products – and our obsession with skin health – have made us skin care experts. But the time has come to evolve our expertise as we come in and out of lockdowns and new skin health concerns are experienced. We must meet consumers where they are in their journeys. We will differentiate ourselves as the world’s go-to expertise brand: bridging service and product and taking a more participatory approach to consumer communication.