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Q: I have just heard of Dermalogica — how long have you been around?
A: 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, our formulas raised eyebrows in the industry – not only for the cutting-edge ingredients we used, but also for common ones we 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 our packaging has remained simple and sustainable.
Q: Your cleansers are “soap-free.” Why, and how can a cleanser be “soap-free?”
A: Soaps are made from fats and oils that react with lye (sodium hydroxide) to create an alkaline stripping action on the skin, resulting in an upset of the skin”s pH balance. Solid fats such as coconut oil, palm oil, tallow (rendered beef fat), or lard (rendered pork fat), are used to form bars of soap that stay hard. All of our Cleansers are soap-free and acid-balanced to protect the skin”s natural moisture barrier. Dermalogica Cleansers are free of the types of fats and oils listed above, and contain no animal products. Our cleansers are also free of artificial colors and fragrances. Any scent that comes from our cleansers comes from natural essential oils and extracts that benefit skin health.
Dermalogica offers ten face cleansing options an amazing body cleanser: meaning optimizing skin health and taking care of skin”s specific needs is just a wash away.
Q: Why doesn”t Dermalogica formulate make-up or hair products?
A: Actually, we do, just from a skin health perspective! Dermalogica”s number one focus is the health of skin – and we believe that taking good care of skin is just as important to your daily routine as brushing your teeth! We also know when skin healthy, it looks its best. With that in mind, Dermalogica has created products to meet the needs of those who want skin and hair care products that function first and foremost for the health of skin.
Our Treatment Foundation is what we like to call your last step in skin care and your first step in make-up! It”s lightweight, oil-free, water-based, and moisturizes, provides antioxidant defense, and helps condition skin while functioning as a foundation. Natural color pigments, not artificial colors, provide flawless coverage.
And from our Daily Groomers line of products are Shine Therapy Shampoo and Silk Finish Conditioner, two gentle, daily use, therapeutic products for hair and scalp health. Shine Therapy Shampoo contains clarifying extracts that purify and help stimulate the scalp while removing excess oils and debris for super-clean hair with amazing lift and bounce. Silk Finish Conditioner helps condition the scalp while nourishing hair, giving it brilliant shine and manageability.
Q: Where are Dermalogica products made?
A: We are proud to make all our products in Southern California: Having our manufacturing facilities so close to our headquarters allows us to maintain a superior quality standard and level of oversight, and also support the local economy. Made in Southern California, Dermalogica is sold in over 80 countries around the world.
Q: Does Dermalogica test on animals?
A: We have never, and will never, conduct animal testing.
Q: What are Dermalogica”s philanthropic efforts?
A: Just as Dermalogica works every day to help skin care professionals reach their highest level of success, the tribe also plays an active role in giving back to the community. In January 2011, Dermalogica launches FITE – Financial Independence for Women through Entrepreneurship – which aims to help a minimum of 25,000 women around the world to start or grow a business. In partnership with Kiva.org, FITE is the first microlending Web site that solely focuses on women entrepreneurs in the United States and 56 countries worldwide. This is the first time that microfinance is being extended to consumers and meeting them where they are – online and in-stores.
Although FITE is the brand”s overarching philanthropic endeavor, the Dermalogica Foundation has championed financial independence for women by providing support to local, grass-roots organizations that benefit women and children in need since 1999. All of these organizations, which are non-denominational and are not supported by any other major source of funding, work to improve the lives of women and children through a hand-up, not a hand out. Dermalogica”s support fosters better education, training, materials and services to help women and children achieve financial independence. Dermalogica Foundation is funded through profits from Dermalogica product sales.
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