skin health

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Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet

Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet

Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet

skin health

3 mins read

Choosing the correct products for your skin can be confusing, especially with so many brands to choose from. It’s important that products not only suit your skin but also align with your ethics and lifestyle choices. As a global brand, at Dermalogica we are acutely aware of the impact our actions have on the environment and are therefore committed to an ambitious healthy skin, healthy planet initiative. But what does this mean you might ask?

Our cruelty-free commitment

We have never supported animal testing or animal cruelty and are recognised by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and leaping bunny. This status acknowledges that everything from our ingredient sources down to our own product formulations meet all the strict criteria.

As the impact of formulating with animal by-products becomes more and more evident, becoming a certified vegan brand was of high priority for us. We therefore gave ourselves until the end of 2020, and with the final product Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30 being successfully reformulated, we officially hit this goal.

You’ll find extensive detail and evidence of all our sustainability claims on our product pages, just look out for this symbol and click for more information.

Purposeful packaging

Environmentally conscious packaging is nothing new for Dermalogica. We’ve had recyclable, photodegradable and biodegradable packaging for a long time. Most of our primary packaging including tubes, cartons, pumps and caps are already recyclable whilst also being BPA (Bisphenol A) – free.

We have introduced 51% PCR plastic (post-consumer resin) into our cleanser bottles to reduce our carbon footprint and have launched a first to market, single-material tube and pump packaging with Porescreen SPF 40 so you can throw the whole thing in the recycle bin.

We have also recently introduced our brand-new single-material recyclable polythene pump. Most pumps we see on personal care products contain mixed materials, including a hidden metal spring, making them ineligible for recycling services. That means if you try to recycle the bottle and pump together, the entire unit may become unnecessary waste. With this new pump technology, you can confidently recycle your entire product with ease.

If you’re a Daily Microfoliant lover, not only can you be sure that all our cartons are recyclable and biodegradable, but with the recent launch of our refill packs, you can have one Daily Microfoliant canister for life. This means 92% less plastic, 95.6% less oil and 95.7% fewer greenhouse gas emissions. With these game-changing results we’re not stopping there, you can now refill our bestselling Special Cleansing Gel.

This is all contributing towards our sustainability goal - 100% of product packaging designed to be recycled, reused and/or composted by 2025.

Sustainably sourced ingredients

We have been clean since the very beginning (1986). Our formulas are free from artificial colours and fragrances, mineral oil, lanolin, S.D alcohol, parabens and microplastics. We source our ingredients responsibly from renewable sources and from suppliers who share our commitment not to engage in animal testing.

We’re excited to share our progress with including eco-friendly ingredients to further reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve replaced the petrochemically derived humectant Butylene Glycol which is the most common humectant (moisture binding ingredient) used in skin care and cosmetics with a new bio-based form made from plants. This results in 50% less global warming potential and uses 46% less non-renewable energy.



In addition, our newest formulas to market feature eco-friendly and sustainably sourced ingredients that have an incredible impact on skin health as well as a positive impact on the planet. Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream is formulated with skin firming Luffa Root which is 100% eco-friendly and processed using 90% less water than traditional methods. We have multiple new and sustainability sourced ingredients in our newest formulas to market and are committed to include even more over the coming years.

Making better decisions to protect our environment is everyone’s responsibility. As a brand we are continually looking for new ways to be more ecologically aware. Equipped with this information you can now carry out your Dermalogica skin routine knowing that you too, are taking action.


To learn more about Dermalogica’s sustainability goals click here or chat live with one of our professional skin therapists.

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