Happy Silver Jubilee to one of my favourite home skincare brands that I adore. Yup, Dermalogica are turning 25 this year, and have, since their inception, helped fundamentally change the beauty industry since it first launched onto the market a quarter of a century ago.
What made it truly special – not to mention revolutionary – was its innovative formulations that excluded common skin irritants, such as SD alcohol, lanolin, mineral oil, and artificial colourants and fragrances. Inspiringly, Dermalogica also looked to the future; one that would be free of harmful ingredients that not only reek-havoc with the skin but on the environment too.
“As we celebrate our 25th birthday in South Africa, we acknowledge the exceptional foresight that Jane Wurwand as the founder of Dermalogica had to create skin product formulations that were developed with integrity to have unsurpassed efficacy and safety,” says Teresa Mordoh, the CEO of Dermalogica in South Africa. “Her relentless commitment to the quality demanded that all products were ‘clean from conception’ in 1985 way before clean was just another trend!” she goes on to explain.
While Dermalogica is as committed as always to its time-trusted efficacy, there’s also a definite nod to the future – one which honours what consumers increasingly want from their skincare offering too; sustainability, environmentally-friendly products and packaging. And, crucially, a wider selection of products that are vegan-friendly.
Dermalogica is not only differentiated by world-class products and treatments but also through the investment in education and business support. In 2018 over 10 000 therapists and students were trained through Dermalogica South Africa on modules that include business acumen, products, treatment protocol and industry knowledge. Further to thisDermalogica have invested in the professional skincare industry, individual female business owners, therapist and also aspiring young women for over 25 years through programmes such as FITE (Financial Independence Through Education) and as a result built a network of over 420 stockists.
Find out more on their website here…