our commitment to sustainability

The choices we make every day are directly linked to our planet’s health. As a global brand, we’re acutely aware of the impact that our actions can have on the environment, and so we are committed to an ambitious new Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet initiative.

recyclable cleanser

Metal springs are a hidden secret inside most pumps, rendering them non-recyclable. Our new cleanser packaging uses a single-material recyclable pump and 50% post-consumer-recycled plastic bottles, reducing waste and increasing recyclability.

sustainable dropper

Incorporating over 75% PCR, the bottle features a sustainable dropper and is recyclable in the PP stream.

airless pump system

The first-to-market mono-material airless pump system complements our innovative formula.

Sustainable ingredients

We replaced a key ingredient (Butylene Glycol) in 77 formulas with a plant-based version, resulting in 50% less global warming potential and using 46% less non-renewable energy than the petroleum-based production process.

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***

Our Clear Start sub-brand will also meet or surpass these Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet targets by 2025.


cruelty-free + certified vegan

We are recognised cruelty-free by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and Leaping Bunny. We are certified vegan and gluten-free.


no artificial colours or fragrances

We have been clean since 1986. Our formulas are free of artificial colours and fragrances, mineral oil, lanolin, S.D. alcohol, parabens and microplastics.

fsc certified

Going forward, all paper and cartons we use are FSC certified to be sustainable for forests.


manufactured in california

Our formulas are all manufactured in California, which boasts some of the world’s strongest environmental and consumer protections.

* 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.