Dermalogica was born in 1986, when UK-trained skin therapist Jane Wurwand developed a skincare line that would be available only from qualified skin therapy professionals taught at the International Dermal Institute, now the international gold standard for postgraduate skin and body training.

The vision behind this privately-owned company is to make products free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances).

All Dermalogica products are manufactured in the United States and have never taken part in animal testing.

Dermalogica professional skin therapists, who number over 75,000 in 48 countries, use the brand's unique Face Mapping skin analysis to decode a client's skin zone by zone and decide on a results-driven regimen.

Dermalogica has grown from a modest storefront in Marina del Rey to its current 145,000 square foot corporate headquarters in Los Angeles and locations worldwide in close to 50 countries.

Company News/Recent Launches:

Since establishing the Dermalogica Foundation in 1999 to provide charitable contributions to local, grassroots organizations, Dermalogica has forged partnerships with organizations like the Childbirth Connection Foundation, Step Up Women's Network, Stuart House, Camp Harmony, Children's Skin Disease Foundation, and Everychild Foundation.

The summer of 2009 saw the introduction of Dermalogica's Redefine Your Skin Tour, a cross-country professional advice tour offering free Face Mapping, product sampling, advice from Dermalogica skin therapists, and contests.

Key Ingredients:

Arginine/Lysine polypeptide- in Super Rich Repair

Palmitoyl tripeptide-5- in Super Rich Repair

Soy isoflavonoid- in Super Rich Repair

Lavender- in Active Moist, PreCleanse

Cucumber- in Active Moist, Intensive Eye Repair

Arnica montana- in Active Moist, Intensive Eye Repair

Hyaluronic acid- in Active Moist, Super Rich Repair, Age Smart MAP-15 Regenerator

Olive seed- in Sheer Moisture SPF 15

Lactic acid- in Sheer Moisture SPF 15, Chroma White TRx Powerfoliant, Age Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

TIA's Take:

Dermalogica's products are known for what they don't contain as much as what they do. Besides cheap fillers, you'll never find pore-clogging mineral oil, allergenic lanolin, comedogenic artificial colors, irritating artificial fragrances, drying S.D. alcohol, or carcinogenic formaldehyde. Nonetheless, the formulas are hardly organic and are not clear of controversial chemicals such as parabens. They are, however, powered by results-based science, as well as derived from eco-safe sources and packaged in eco-friendly containers. Dermalogica's Shave Collection has been a huge hit with our male reviewers. Winning on six specific counts, the Soothing Shaving Cream is easy to apply, delivers a truly close shave, and leaves the skin free of blemishes and razor burns. The Daily Defense Block is not only loaded with extracts from licorice, grape seed, wheat germ, and vitamin E, but also UV Smart Booster Technology in addition to octinoxate, ostisalate, and oxybenzone). Likewise, the Environmental Control Deodorant is free of aluminum and full of plant-derived ingredients like clove, hyssop, coriander, and parsley seed. Overall, Dermalogica seems like a well-balanced blend of science and nature delivering professional-grade benefits to skin.

Dermalogica Daily Defense Block SPF 15

Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant

Dermalogica Age Smart Map-15 Regenerator

Dermalogica Soothing Shaving Cream (with Daily Defense Block) -Reviewed and Recommended

Dermalogica Chroma White TR-X C12 Concentrate- Reviewed and Rejected