Pioneering Natural Skincare

derma e: Celebrating 30 years of healthy skin
By Linda Miles, DOM

First and foremost, derma e is a natural skincare company with a heart. Since the very beginning we have believed in the pure power of nature—that shows through in our commitment to the environment and to making the world a better place.

In 1973, vitamin E (the original antioxidant) was an extremely popular supplement known for its health benefits. After learning that this remarkable nutrient could be just as beneficial when applied to the skin, my friend David and I introduced the first high-potency topical vitamin E crème.

Vitamin E fights the free radical damage responsible for visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and changes in tone and texture. It is a versatile moisturizing ingredient that helps keep your skin soft, smooth, and healthy.

People back then were amazed at the results of our Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème, and it is still popular today. Word caught on and we expanded our distribution while continuing to develop new naturally powerful products. In 1984 we officially renamed the product line “derma e.”

Today we stay true to our roots and continue to blend the pure, natural goodness of vitamins, botanicals, and antioxidants into formulas that make a real difference in the healthy look and feel of skin. Now we have over 80 products targeting the most significant skin concerns, including wrinkles, firmness, hyperpigmentation, acne, dehydration, and sensitivity as well as symptoms of more serious skin conditions.

To ensure good results we use active levels of clinically proven ingredients such as Pycnogenol (concentrated pine bark antioxidant), Argireline (a wrinkle-relaxing neuropeptide), Matrixyl synthe’6 (a wrinkle-filling peptide), hyaluronic acid (a super humectant), DMAE (a skin-firming agent), alphalipoic acid (a universal antioxidant), and vitamins A, C, and E.

We at derma e believe goodness is more than skin deep, so we make sure that every product we develop is as earth-friendly as it is skin-friendly. We have always kept skin health and safety front and center: Our entire line of products is free from parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, GMOs, gluten, sodium lauryl sulfates, and artificial dyes. Since we also care deeply about the health and safety of our animal friends, every formula is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free.

In our quest to promote a healthier environment, we operate and manufacture in Southern California, backed by 100 percent wind energy. Our policy is to work with vendors that provide the finest quality ingredients using ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices. Recyclable components are also used in every product we sell.

We also love helping others reach their potential. Volunteering with Special Olympics, Heal the Bay, and MEND—as well as establishing The Paraguay Project—are just some of the small ways derma e strives to make a big difference.

Though we have grown to become a leading natural skincare brand, we have never lost sight of what’s important. We are committed to earning your trust every day with products that promote healthier skin, a healthier environment, and a healthier world.


In celebration of derma e’s 30th anniversary, derma e co-founder and formulator Dr. Linda Miles will be writing this column for one year. The column will address natural skincare solutions, natural skincare ingredients, and skincare issues.