Whoever said beauty is only skin deep had the right idea, as far as Dermalogica is concerned. The personal care products company makes cleansers, toners, exfoliants, and creams, as well as more specialized products such as acne and under-eye treatments. Dermalogica's products are sold online and through qualified skin care professionals in more than 40 countries worldwide. These vendors can provide clients with Dermalogica's Face Mapping consultation, thermal back treatment, and touch therapies. Dermalogica was founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, who ceded control of operations in 2007. As Dermalogica entered its 25th year in business, a new CEO joined the company in 2011.
Hailing from energy drink firm Red Bull North America, Dan Ginsberg has taken over as Dermalogica's chief executive. One of Ginsberg's primary goals it to expand the skin care company's business and boost its brand, as Dermalogica had been growing at 20% a year prior to the recession. His expertise lies in preparing companies to be acquired, although Wurwand has rebuffed previous suitors. Before Ginsberg's stint at Red Bull, the executive headed up marketing at fast-food chain Hardee's, which was later bought out by CKE Restaurants.
Prior to Ginsberg's arrival, Dermalogica has been focused on extending its reach into China, where the company is banking on boosting its bottom line. The beauty firm inked a deal with EIG Global China, a unit of Esthetics International Group, through which it has given EIG exclusive rights to distribute Dermalogica products in southern China through 2013. – less