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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 500ml 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, Breakout Clearing Booster features a sustainable dropper and is recyclable in the PP stream.

airless tube system

The first-to-market mono-material airless tube system complements our innovative PoreScreen Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40.

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 sourced from sustainably rated suppliers*
  • 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.


  • 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.

our sustainability story

cruelty-free + vegan

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

no artificial colours or fragrances

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

FSC and SFI certified

All of our cartons are FSC-certified to be sustainable for forests. Additionally, all shippers are SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)- certified. SFI Inc. is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management in North America and supporting responsible procurement globally.

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