Unilever to acquire Dermalogica

dermalogica logoDermalogica announced to its global ‘tribe’ of staff, professional skin therapists, accounts and distributors that it will be selling to Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods corporations.

‘Thirty years ago, we launched Dermalogica with a clear and determined mission – to bring respect and success to the professional skin therapist,’ says Jane Wurwand, founder and chief visionary of Dermalogica. ‘This mission is as important to us now as it was the first day we started the company. We are extremely proud of our “tribe” and all that has been achieved in elevating the industry standard. Raymond and I are excited to be working with Unilever, a company with a long-standing history in growing brands and championing philanthropic initiatives. This partnership will provide Dermalogica with the opportunities and resources to take the brand to even greater heights and help us to continue our legacy in supporting the next generation of professional skin therapists and women entrepreneurs worldwide.’

The specifics

Dermalogica co-founders, Jane and Raymond Wurwand will continue to have a minority share of the company and will be tasked with ensuring that the brand’s identity and DNA remain intact during the partnership process.

Future plans for Dermalogica include growing existing channels, as well as exploring new distribution opportunities. Additionally, Unilever will work with Dermalogica to help accelerate its global expansion

From the top

Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, adds: ‘We are delighted to be adding Dermalogica to the Unilever prestige personal care portfolio. Dermalogica enjoys an outstanding reputation and incredible awareness among skin care professionals and consumers alike, and has a clear positioning as a superior skin health brand, which perfectly complements the rest of our prestige offering. Importantly, it is a company founded on strong values and a common belief, shared by Unilever, in the role of business and as a force for good in society. Dermalogica has great distribution and presence globally; and I am pleased that Jane and Raymond have retained an interest in the company and will continue to work with us to grow the brand.’

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